Man Ting - the podcast

Jamie McLaren

I’m Jamie McLaren, a thirty-something dad to a rambunctious little girl, husband and son.

I also host the Man Ting podcast.

Man Ting: Introduction
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At the age of 5, William Weeks was diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and was given a six months to live. Nevertheless faith, hope and a burning desire to live have seen him not just endure, but thrive. Today William is a much sought after speaker, musician and trainer who uses his gifts to help other overcome life's giants. On this episode, Jamie and William talk about how that diagnosis changed his life, the struggles he endured and his mission to not be limited by his disability. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2021/03/30/i-was-blind-but-now-i-see/ https://www.aboutweeks.com/ SOCIALS: YouTube; youtube.com/mantingpodcast Instagram: instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/ManTingPodcast Facebook: facebook.com/groups/mantingpodcast Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Maria by Fiskayet Sippin by Cospe Friend of Me by Fiskayet Sweet Talk by Tyra Chantey

Mar 29

1 hr 5 min

On this episode, Jamie interviews Kane about his drug addiction and how he managed to turn his lif around. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2021/03/16/my-name-is-and-im-an-addict/ SOCIALS: YouTube; youtube.com/mantingpodcast Instagram: instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/ManTingPodcast Facebook: facebook.com/groups/mantingpodcast Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Sippin by Copse Fluorescent by Cushy Maria by Fiskayet Sweet Talk by Tyra Chantey

Mar 16

1 hr 4 min

On this episode, Jamie and Lewis talk about the nature of colonialism and how we can break free of its shackles. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2021/03/02/of-african-descent-decolonisation/ SOCIALS: YouTube; youtube.com/mantingpodcast Instagram: instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/ManTingPodcast Facebook: facebook.com/groups/mantingpodcast Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Maria by Fiskayet Sippin by Cospe Friend of Me by Fiskayet Sweet Talk by Tyra Chantey Image by Matthew Lancaster on Unsplash

Mar 2

1 hr 4 min

On this episode, Jamie and Lewis talk about reclaiming their identities, the true nature of racism and what is required in dismantling the structures it has built. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2021/02/15/of-african-descent-diaspora/ SOCIALS: YouTube; youtube.com/mantingpodcast Instagram: instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/ManTingPodcast Facebook: facebook.com/groups/mantingpodcast Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Maria by Fiskayet Sippin by Cospe Friend of Me by Fiskayet

Feb 16

1 hr 24 min

On this episode, I discuss the case for bromance and how we as men can build better friendships. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2021/02/02/i-love-you-man/ SOCIALS: YouTube; youtube.com/mantingpodcast Instagram: instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/ManTingPodcast Facebook: facebook.com/groups/mantingpodcast Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Sippin by Cospe Maria by Fiskayet All These Memories by Bleaker Say Good Night by Joakim Karud

Feb 2

1 hr 14 min

On this episode, I interview Kenroy Malcolm, an aspiring property investor and YouTuber about his approach to finance, building black wealth and creating a legacy for both his family and wider community. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2021/01/19/money-talks/ SOCIALS: YouTube; youtube.com/mantingpodcast Instagram: instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/ManTingPodcast Facebook: facebook.com/groups/mantingpodcast Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Sippin by Cospe Maria by Fiskayet All These Memories by Bleaker Sweet Talk by Tyra Chantey

Jan 19

1 hr 3 min

On this episode, I interview Chukwudi Ugbomah about what it was like to plan a wedding during a global pandemic and begin married life in lockdown. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2021/01/05/love-in-lockdown/ SOCIALS: YouTube; youtube.com/mantingpodcast Instagram: instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ Twitter: twitter.com/ManTingPodcast Facebook: facebook.com/groups/mantingpodcast Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Phendrana Drifts by Harris Heller Lost in Perspective by Harris Heller

Jan 5

57 min 36 sec

On this episode, I interview Mark Richardson, former Great Britain athlete and Olympian. We talk about his athletics career and his transition out of sport and finding success in other areas of life. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/12/22/the-relay/ Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Phendrana Drifts by Harris Heller Say Good Night by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-s…-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Dec 2020

1 hr

On this episode, I interview three men as we talk about whether 'size' matters. We explore the impact negative body image can have on men, and look at society's double standard in that it's perfectly acceptable to objectify men's bodies and to judge them against unrealistic 'beauty' standards. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/12/08/hung/ Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Phendrana Drifts by Harris Heller Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-s…-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Dec 2020

1 hr 21 min

On this episode, I interview Jason Osei and his journey form American Football player, to MMA fighter and championship winning semi-pro wrestler. We talk about setting goals, working towards success and how this builds character. Read more here: https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/11/24/the-summit/ Image by: https://www.instagram.com/gregteg.dfw/ Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-s…-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Nov 2020

59 min 56 sec

On this episode, my father and I have a direct, real-time conversation with each other for the first time in over 20 years. We talk about the impact of our estrangement and trying to navigate manhood without a template. This is the final episode of a 3-part series titled 'Paternal'. It is honest, funny and heartfelt. See more: https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/11/10/paternal-new-beginnings/ Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-s…-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Nov 2020

45 min 40 sec

On this episode, my father and I have a direct, real-time conversation with each other for the first time in over 20 years. We talk about the breakdown of our family and our father-son relationship. This is the second episode of a 3-part series titled 'Paternal'. It is honest, funny and heartfelt. See more: https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/10/27/paternal-the-beginning-of-the-end/ Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-s…-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Oct 2020

50 min 42 sec

On this episode, my father and I have a direct, real-time conversation with each other for the first time in over 20 years. We talk about his childhood, the abuse he suffered at home and the circumstances under which I came into this world. This is the first episode of a 3-part series titled 'Paternal'. It is honest, funny and heartfelt. See more: https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/10/13/paternal-in-the-beginning/ Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-s…-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Oct 2020

57 min 50 sec

A conversation with a number of men about experiencing conflict in our relationships with each other. Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-s…-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Jul 2020

1 hr 4 min

Bonus Feature - This mini episode focuses on identity beyond the colour of our skin. Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Jul 2020

16 min 49 sec

A conversation between Jamie McLaren and Daniel Peat about microaggressions and racism in the workplace. Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-s…-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Jul 2020

1 hr 22 min

A conversation between Jamie, Justin and Kadeem about black identity and black desirability. Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-s…-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Jun 2020

1 hr 20 min

Jamie, Isaac, Justin and Andrew talk about porn, addictions and their effects on our relationships. Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Chill by Joakim Karud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Buy on BandCamp: joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/chill Chill Soul Rap Instrumental by Nkato - https://www.audiolibrary.com.co/nkato/chill-soul-rap-instrumental funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Jun 2020

1 hr 24 min

Follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ or check out the website, mantingpodcast.com/ for more information. Image by Kay on Unsplash Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Buddha by Kontekst https://soundcloud.com/kontekstmusic Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2Pe7mBN Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/b6jK2t3lcRs

Jun 2020

1 hr 21 min

New to the podcast, Daniel R. and Raymond joins Isaac, Daniel D. and myself in a conversation about how we're coping with isolation. Follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ or check out the website, mantingpodcast.com/ for more information. Image by Jacob Boavista on Unsplash Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

May 2020

53 min 30 sec

Bonus Episode! Daniel, Andre, Maurice and Jamie continue the conversation on whether men women can be close friends without crossing platonic boundaries. Follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ or check out the website, mantingpodcast.com/ for more information. Image by ASHWATH PC on Unsplash Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

May 2020

20 min 35 sec

A light-hearted and humorous conversation about interracial dating. Daniel, Andre, Maurice and Jamie share their experiences about the complexities and rewards of cross-cultural relationships. Follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ or check out the website, mantingpodcast.com/ for more information. Image by JD Mason on Unsplash Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

May 2020

1 hr 2 min

Marriages Behind Closed Doors is a brand-new live show where myself and a guest delve deep into our marital experiences, both the good and the bad. Join us live on Instagram @mantingpodcast every Thursday at 8:30pm to have your say, or check out the website mantingpodcast.com to listen to previous shows.

Apr 2020

59 min 58 sec

Maurice, Isaac and Chukwudi return for for a talk about sex and relationships on this episode of the Man Ting podcast. Follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ or check out the website, mantingpodcast.com/ for more information. Image by Scott Sanker on Unsplash Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ funk by rozaparcks - www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/

Apr 2020

1 hr 9 min

A story about despair, depression and the fight for life. Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mantingpodcast/ or check out the website, https://mantingpodcast.com/ for more information. If you were affected by any of the matters discussed in this episode or are dealing with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please contact the Samaritans for free on 116 123 or visit https://www.samaritans.org/. Image by Ian Espinosa on Unsplash Music (Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike): Beats Mix by herbalsniff - https://www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Heart Pluck by @TONEZPRO - https://soundcloud.com/tonez-pro/ Ominous by Delectatio - https://soundcloud.com/delectatiomusic/ Jazz Chill by christophermorrow - https://soundcloud.com/chris-morrow-3/ Isolation 2020 by Thomas James White - https://soundcloud.com/user-97572519/

Apr 2020

1 hr 40 min

In this episode, we focus on connection, re-connection, loss and the struggle to fit in. We also talk about fatherhood and the beauty of seeing our daughters come into the world. Music: Beatmix by herbalsniff www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Music: funk by rozaparcks www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Image by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

Mar 2020

1 hr 9 min

In this episode, we focus more on the cultural attitudes and stigmas around sex that we faced as children growing up in Afro-Caribbean families and trying to find safe spaces in the church to talk about sex. Andrew also opens up about his experiences as a co-parent whilst moving on with his life and dating again. Music: Beatmix by herbalsniff www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Music: funk by rozaparcks www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Image by Romi Yusardi on Unsplash

Mar 2020

52 min 14 sec

EPISODE 4 Click here for the Man Ting blog - https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/03/02/sex-in-the-church-part-i/ Six Reasons Young Christians Leave Church, Research Releases in Millennials & Generations, September 27, 2011 - https://www.barna.com/research/six-reasons-young-christians-leave-church/ “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . and Rethinking Faith”, by David Kinnaman - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0801015898/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 Music: Beatmix by herbalsniff www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Music: funk by rozaparcks www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Image by Naassom Azevedo on Unsplash

Mar 2020

35 min 40 sec

Welcome to Man Ting Click here for the Man Ting blog - https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/02/25/this-dad-life-is-changing/ Music: funk by rozaparcks https://www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Music: Beatmix by herbalsniff www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Artwork by instagram.com/thatlee4

Feb 2020

8 min 10 sec

EPISODE 3 Click here for the Man Ting blog - https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/02/17/who-im-becoming/ Criticism Part 1: The Harmfulness of Criticism by Ken Barish Ph.D - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/pride-and-joy/201203/criticism-part-i-the-harmfulness-criticism-0 Music: Beatmix by herbalsniff www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Music: funk by rozaparcks www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Image by jurien huggins on Unsplash

Feb 2020

49 min 15 sec

EPISODE 2 Click here for the Man Ting blog - https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/02/02/legacy-money-and-managing-conflict/ A Crisis in Modern Masculinity: Understanding the Causes of Male Suicide, by Dr Judith Welford, Head of Public Knowledge & Jane Powell, CEO, CALM https://www.thecalmzone.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/CALM-State-of-the-Nation-Audit-Summary.pdf Music: Beatmix by herbalsniff https://www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Music: funk by rozaparcks www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Image by Connor Jalbert on Unsplash

Feb 2020

1 hr 6 min

EPISODE 1 Click here for the Man Ting blog - https://mantingpodcast.com/2020/01/18/help-i-am-a-new-dad/ Piers Fenwick’s story - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47792269 Music: Beatmix by herbalsniff https://www.audiotool.com/user/chrissyd/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Music: funk by rozaparcks www.audiotool.com/user/jack_meijer/ Creative Commons — Attribution and Share Alike Artwork by https://instagram.com/thatlee4

Jan 2020

51 min 22 sec