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Jul 4, 2022

Eric Barker // Plays Well With Others

What if what we know about relationships is mostly wrong? What if our expectations for how a relationship should work are way off? That's what 2x podcast guest and author Eric Barker writes about in his new book, Plays Well With Others. We dive into a few topics from the book, I share some personal stories, and we laugh at his wall coverings!

Aug 23, 2018

How Can Men Have Deep Friendships? - Ask a Man #007 - The Wolf & Iron Podcast

In our modern day with our strong independence, the lack of neighborliness, and so many distractions, how can men still have deep, lasting friendships? This is the question Mike and Brandon tackle in this Ask a Man Episode. 

Mar 18, 2016

On Fishing and Friendship

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau Growing up on the banks of the Hatchie River of Mercer, TN, one would think I had fished a thousand times. This is a story of fishing and the friendship men really long for.

Apr 16, 2015

TRThursday: Get Action! Do things! Be Sane!

Sometimes I read the things Theodore yelled at people and think, “I wish I had the guts to say that!” I may never get used to the kind of confidence he had in himself and his beliefs. The sort of conviction that moves him to say what ought to be said in the ...

Apr 9, 2015

TRThursday: Bill Sewall – Roosevelt’s Manly Mentor

 “I could see not a single thing that wasn’t fine in Theodore, no qualities that I didn’t like. Some folks said that he was headstrong and aggressive, but I never found him so except when necessary; and I’ve always thought being headstrong and aggressive, on occasion, was a pretty good thing.” – Bill Sewall, The ...

Apr 21, 2014

When Men Stand Together

I once regarded the story I am about to share as one of embarrassment. Though, over the years, as I have reflected on it and drawn a particular lesson from it, it has become one of my most cherished memories. After a few weeks in Naval boot camp we had a pretty ...

Mar 3, 2014

Honor and Hubris: Lessons from the Life and Death of Stephen Decatur

The year is 1804. President Thomas Jefferson’s decision to wage war against the North African Muslim Berber states, known collectively as the Barbary States, could not have gotten off to a worse start. For years the Barbary Pirates raided American trading vessels to Europe, all the while America paid millions to the rulers of ...

Nov 27, 2013

Fireside Discussions: Topics to Get Us Talking

“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.” – Chauncey Depew ...

Jun 18, 2013

5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 2 – Build Close Friendships

Men today, particularly those in modern American and Western culture, have lost sight of the value of close relationships with other men. Men are designed and need close friendships with other men.
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