Man Up

By Slate Podcasts

On Man Up, host Aymann Ismail invites men and women to tell embarrassing, funny, and sometimes disturbing stories about their lives as they try to figure out what they still have to learn—and unlearn—about being a man. They’ll talk relationships, family, sex, and identity, trying to understand their experiences to help listeners make more sense of their own.

  1. 1.
    The Angry Email I Get Over and Over
    38:44
  2. 2.
    A COVID-19 Survivor Warns Other Men
    28:43
  3. 3.
    It's a Tough Time for Men Without Friends
    31:27
  4. 4.
    Single Guys Are Really Going for It Right Now
    25:12
  5. 5.
    What Women Are Learning About Men During Self-Quarantine
    40:55
  6. 6.
    Why Men Who Are Sick Insist on Going to Work
    29:43
  7. 7.
    Being an American Ninja Warrior with Parkinson's
    34:31
  8. 8.
    The Secret to a Healthy Porn Habit
    30:37
  1. 9.
    Why Can't My Wife and I Pray Together?
    31:26
  2. 10.
    Why Valentine's Day is a Scramble for So Many Men
    27:46
  3. 11.
    Why Straight Bros Are So Important to Gay Guys
    28:16
  4. 12.
    A Black Man's Fears About Managing White Women
    33:06
  5. 13.
    Why Men Would Rather Suffer Than Ask for Help
    31:15
  6. 14.
    How to Raise Sons Who Won't Send Dick Pics
    28:35
  7. 15.
    What You Lose When You Don't Drink
    30:45
  8. 16.
    Why Some Men Refuse to Do Yoga
    30:34
  9. 17.
    Why a Dad Dancing to Frozen is Still a Big Deal
    26:17
  10. 18.
    A Man Learns to Cry Again
    34:00
  11. 19.
    Why So Many Men Still Dress Like They’re 16
    25:07
  12. 20.
    A Father Tries to Talk to His Daughter About Sex
    26:03
  13. 21.
    Why Men Won't Tell You What They Want for Xmas
    25:57
  14. 22.
    Can a 30-Year-Old Man Change His Worst Habit?
    22:24
  15. 23.
    A Virgin in His Mid-20s Starts to Worry
    30:42
  16. 24.
    Help Man Up Help You!
    1:42
  17. 25.
    The Aftermath of a Public Proposal
    26:56
  18. 26.
    About Guys Who Insist on Paying the Bill...
    25:04
  19. 27.
    The Joy of Quitting Football
    33:02
  20. 28.
    How Not to Be a Reply Guy
    27:14
  21. 29.
    The Real Threat of Video Games
    27:04
  22. 30.
    How a Drag King Parodies Masculinity
    30:28
  23. 31.
    The Fear of Male Birth Control
    31:48
  24. 32.
    Becoming "Man of the House" Too Soon
    30:23
  25. 33.
    Where Mass Shootings Often Start
    27:01
  26. 34.
    My First Therapy Session, on Tape
    28:12
  27. 35.
    The Trouble With Being an Asian Guy on Tinder
    32:05
  28. 36.
    Chefs Don’t Have to Be Jerks
    23:28
  29. 37.
    Your Opinions on Her Wardrobe Are Probably Unwelcome
    18:00
  30. 38.
    Men Try to Attract Women in All the Wrong Ways
    20:40
  31. 39.
    An Intervention
    23:22
  32. 40.
    Why Men Refuse to Do Yoga
    30:44
  33. 41.
    What Brown Men Do to Make Others Comfortable
    23:53
  34. 42.
    A Black Trans Man Meets the Police Again
    24:25
  35. 43.
    Men Aren’t Doing the Dishes at Work, Either
    18:05
  36. 44.
    What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Black Manhood
    23:49
  37. 45.
    How Kids Can Change You
    22:56
  38. 46.
    A Ghost Story
    26:15
  39. 47.
    Let's Talk About Sex
    22:37
  40. 48.
    When Fighting Comes First
    22:41
  41. 49.
    Introducing Man Up
    1:35

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