TheGenderKnot_season4_logo.jpg
 

Season 4

 
 

Disenfranchised Men

Yarrow_Man Out_Cover[127934].jpg

Former New York Times journalist Andrew Yarrow joins us to talk about why so many men in America feel disenfranchised, and how this is impacting everyone else. 

Men around the world have seen their position shift drastically over the past few decades. Some of the key reasons given include the rise of women and big changes in the global economy, leading to some of the political unrest and upheavals of the past decade. 

So, what do we do with disenfranchised men? 

Guest: Andrew Yarrow, journalist and author of ‘Man Out: Men on the sidelines of American life’ 

Men and commitment issues – round 2

TheGenderKnot_season4_Facebook.jpg

A few weeks ago Dan tried to convince us that the stereotype of men having commitment issues was exaggerated and false, and he made a good case for this. But Nas was still left wondering where these assumptions come from and realized that Dan had evaded some key issues entirely! So this week we come back for a second round to delve in further.

#MeToo & Hollywood: the fallout

It’s a year since allegations against Harvey Weinstein broke, leading to a real opening of conversation about sexual harassment and assault against women, be it at the hands of powerful men or in day to day life.

We speak to a Hollywood insider about the situations and we also dig into the mixed messages men have been getting over the past year: what exactly do women want from men during these sensitive but important times?

Guest: Steph, works in the film and entertainment industry in Hollywood

Slow Burn’s Leon Neyfakh on gender in US politics

Slow Burn Bill Clinton

Hit podcast Slow Burn just spent their second season looking at the saga around Bill Clinton’s impeachment. They revisited Bill Clinton’s affair with then 22-year old unpaid intern Monica Lewinsky, and looked at the varied reactions from feminists, as well as Juanita Broderick’s allegations that the president had raped her. 

The season went out at while Brett Kavanaugh’s senate confirmation hearings were happening, which made for especially timely and important listening, and allowed the audience to compare current events to those of the recent past, with often some of the same politicians and political operatives being involved in both situations.

We wanted to know about how making this season affected host Leon Neyfakh’s own perceptions of gender in US politics, and how he looks back on President Clinton as a result. 

Guest: Leon Neyfakh, host of the podcast Slow Burn and journalist 

Sponsor: E-squared Fitness – a pay as you go app to book fitness classes in London.

How women can ask for what they want

 Kasia Urbaniak

Kasia Urbaniak

Former dominatrix and former Taoist nun Kasia Urbaniak teaches women about power and influence at her school The Academy.

She walks us through this unique time where women are finally speaking openly and honestly and expressing their rage, and how we can best get men and women to support each other through the necessary but transformative mess ahead.

Guest: Kasia Urbaniak, women’s power and influence coach and founder of The Academy

Sponsor: E-squared Fitness – a pay as you go app to book fitness classes in London.