Episode 47: Dick Move (MEN, Part 1)

July 11, 2018

Launching Scene on Radio Season 3 series—MEN—co-hosts John Biewen and Celeste Headlee look at the problems of male supremacy. And we visit Deep Time to explore the latest scholarship on how, when, and why men invented patriarchy.

Featuring Meg Conkey of UC-Berkeley, Mel Konner of Emory University, and Lisa Wade of Occidental College.

Music by Alex Weston, and by Evgueni and Sacha Galperine. Music and production help from Joe Augustine at Narrative Music.

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3 comments on “Episode 47: Dick Move (MEN, Part 1)

  1. Daniel Beneventano Jul 12, 2018

    Great first episode on toxic masculinity. Let me give you one suggestion for a future episode along with some background. I am a 28 year old cisgender. disabled male social studies substitute who trains in martial arts. As a person with a disability I found martial training in a variety of disciplines to be a liberating experience. However, what I have noticed over the past couple of years is that high risk contact sports(football and boxing) and full contact martial training(MMA, Full contact sparing) have been frowned upon in the general public and low risk sports like golf and tennis gaining in prominence. As a result figures like Mr. Trump have glorified the violence prevalent in contact sports while those who train in these sports recognize the risk and try to minimize it but do not discuss training because these men, women, children do not wish to be viewed as violent. I would like to hear on the podcast how this struggle between male( a female) love of contact/combat sports and changing views of masculinity. If you decide to do this topic a good expert to talk to is Jonathan Gottschall, an English professor at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the series.

  2. Douglas Bird Jul 13, 2018

    Off to great start.

  3. martha lefebvre Jul 16, 2018

    This is a fabulous series opening piece. I am already sharing it and will post the series in my next monthly newsletter.
    For this in-depth look at men to follow the series on race is so profoundly appropriate and timely and I stay grateful for the creative and thorough examination that I know will follow.

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