Podcast Archive

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Man’s Fight for Wildness and Rootedness

As Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey perfectly capture, somewhere at the heart of man’s identity is the struggle to find meaningful warfare and rootedness in place. I’ll discuss this tension in this episode of the Hard Men Podcast. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ericconn Website:

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Why Men Need Manly Hobbies

In this episode, I’ll talk about manly avocations — or what are often referred to as hobbies, recreational activities, or extracurricular pursuits. These are the often very serious pursuits men engage in outside of their primary vocation, job, or work.

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Men Are Made for Risk Taking

In this episode, I’ll talk about why men are hardwired for courageous risk-taking. They’re made to risk life and limb to slay the dragon, get the girl, and defend their place and home. Men are made for glory, which comes

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Men Need a Gang

In this episode, I’ll talk about why men need a gang—a brotherhood or fraternity of other men to sharpen them, spur them on to action, and to encourage them in the weighty task of taking dominion. We’ll also talk about

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Dealing Manfully with Sin

The manliest thing you can do today is deal with your own sin. In this episode, I’ll talk strategies for dealing with your sin in a masculine way. Show Notes: Jack Donovan, The Way of Men. Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules

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The Myth of the Nice Guy

As it turns out, nice guys really do finish last—in relationships, sex, and success in life. I’ll discuss why being a nice guy (which is the ideal man in the Complementarian model) is neither biblical nor practically effective when it

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Get Your Own Household in Order

In this episode, I’ll discuss the principle of getting your own household in order before you criticize the world. We’ll also talk about practical ways you can make the most of this current cultural moment and specific ways to get

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Why You Should Homeschool

In this episode, I want to make the case that Christian children should receive a Christian education. I’ll talk about reasons for homeschooling, as well as common objections. Show Notes:  Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life.  John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing

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Q&A: How Can Hard Men Be Gentle?

In this episode, I’ll answer a question from a listener about how hard men can practically pursue biblical gentleness. Website: https://ericconn.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eric_Conn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eric_conn/

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Men Were Made for Physical Strength

In this episode, we’ll talk about the forgotten virtue of physical strength and why it matters in the pursuit of authentic masculinity. Website: https://ericconn.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Eric_Conn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eric_conn/

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What is Critical Theory?

In this episode, I’ll explore Critical Theory, its origins with the Frankfurt School, as well as its basic teachings and how they collide with Christian doctrine. The Old New Left and the New New Left. Critical Race Theory, Stefanic &

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