Something is happening in the world of men: a global awakening, a time of rediscovery, a rebirth. Men around the world are drawing on the best of masculinity from all of time to redefine what it means to be a man, on their terms. The Renaissance of Men explores this global phenomenon, the men making it happen, the men benefiting from it, and how all men can transform themselves by participating in this unique historical moment.
RYAN MICHLER | Nobody Cares About You
2:14:15# Thanks to all my listeners for an incredible first year! # Ryan Michler is the host and founder of the Order of Man podcast and movement, and one of my greatest teachers in the Renaissance of Men. From him I’ve learned about podcasting, consistency, and high achievement. But I’ve also found that he’s one of the deepest and most nuanced thinkers and doers about masculinity, from the jiu jitsu mats to canoe building, fatherhood and hunting. In our conversation we discussed: The importance of failure, and how nobody cares about you A perspective on real hardship, and how not to take the luxury we live in for granted How to enjoy the process over the goal Relating to your emotions as a man, through actions instead of talking The poverty of the zero f's mentality Capitalism, and the subjective value of goods Ryan's take on toxic masculinity And finally the difference between man, masculinity, and manliness Let’s not take for granted how incredible this moment is, that we get to learn about masculinity from men whose names will stand the test of time. I’ve learned so much from Ryan, and will continue to. I know other men have as well. And soon I think America will too. . LINKS orderofman.com orderofman.com/battleready Follow Ryan on Instagram - Facebook - Twitter Order of Man on YouTube Order of Man Podcast on Apple, Spotify Origin Maine "Landscape With the Fall of Icarus" Tanner Guzy Alexander Cortes Shawn T. Smith . THE 21 CONVENTION: Use discount code WILLS25 for 25% off any ticket: 21 Summit – access all 3 conferences http://team.21university.com/197381/6171 21Convention – about men and masculinity http://team.21university.com/197381/6171/url_19027 21Patriarch’s – for husbands and fathers http://team.21university.com/197381/6171/url_19028 22Convention – “Make women great again” http://team.21university.com/197381/6171/url_19029 . FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIALS Twitter.com/will_renofmen Instagram.com/renofmen renofmen.com
DR. WARREN FARRELL | Integrity, Care, and Wisdom
1:20:08Dr Warren Farrell is a political scientist, educator, and bestselling author of The Myth of Male Power and The Boy Crisis. He defected from the heights of the feminist movement, the National Organization for Women in the 1970's, and at great personal cost he set out an adventure to share the truths that he knew about men, women, and families. The Financial Times of London named him one of the world's top 100 thought leaders. His books are published in more than 50 countries and 19 languages. He's taught at the university level in five disciplines, and been interviewed multiple times by Oprah, Larry King, and most recently Dr. Jordan Peterson. In our conversation we discussed: His early days as a a feminist How he develops his signature sound bites A devastating challenge to the idea of "male privilege” Couples communication And how father involvement helps children, and especially boys, live longer Despite his monumental contributions, some men I meet don't know of Warren or his work. I think in some ways this is indicative of us losing touch with our roots. But we all need to know where we come from. And it's possible none of us would be here without Warren . LINKS Purchase Warren’s books on Amazon Visit Warren’s website Visit Warren’s YouTube channel Follow Warren on Twitter and Instagram . THE 21 CONVENTION: Use discount code WILLS25 for 25% off any ticket: 21 Summit – access all 3 conferences http://team.21university.com/197381/6171 21Convention – about men and masculinity http://team.21university.com/197381/6171/url_19027 21Patriarch’s – for husbands and fathers http://team.21university.com/197381/6171/url_19028 22Convention – “Make women great again” http://team.21university.com/197381/6171/url_19029 . FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIALS http://twitter.com/will_renofmen http://instagram.com/renofmen http://renofmen.com
ANTHONY ”DREAM” JOHNSON | Defending the Honor of the Manosphere
3:20:55President Anthony “Dream” Johnson is the Host and Founder of the 21Convention and 21Studios. Fifteen years ago at age 18 he started a meetup group, that became a conference, then a convention, then three conventions—some around the world—and now a summit. Along the way he had the idea of filming the men who spoke at his events and releasing their talks free to the world. With that decision he surfaced the work of men that had given their lives to exploring vital aspects of masculinity. He calls what he's built a watering hole. I think it's more like a fountain. And in exchange for the gifts he’s given masculinity, femininity, and families, Anthony's taken something for himself: a tongue-in-cheek expression and reliable test of whether or not someone has a sense of humor, the title "President of the Manosphere." I've always loved it. I think it suits him and his brash, outspoken style. In our conversation we discussed, The difference between drama and conflict following the debacle with YouTubers Fresh & Fit Masculine honor individually and collectively How easy it is to lose sight of the history that men in the Manosphere have together Feminism, and the three genders that women see Anthony's achievements with 21 And finally, a discussion of the philosophy of Objectivism It's my hope in listening you'll get a perspective on the Manosphere, on leadership, and on what it truly takes for a man to build and defend something of enduring value. LINKS Follow Anthony on Instagram and Twitter Follow the 21Convention on Instagram and Twitter Visit 21Studios on YouTube Chest Magazine feature - "Living the Dream" Rich Cooper - An important announcement Jeff Liboiron podcast episode Socrates Coach Noah Revoy The Art of Manliness "The Coming Age of Neofeudalism" China fired effeminate people . THE 21 CONVENTION: Use discount code WILLS25 for 25% off any ticket: 21 Summit main page – access all 3 conferences 21Convention – about men and masculinity 21Patriarch's – for husbands and fathers 22Convention – "Make women great again!" . THE RENAISSANCE OF MEN Check out my website at https://renofmen.com Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
TJ REEVES | What You Can Be You Must Be
3:46:20TJ Reeves is a neuroscientist, athlete, psychedelic adventurer, and the founder of a startup called Acts Decentralized Real Estate. His company aims to help large communities of people source, purchase, and develop packages of land, so that can begin moving off-grid and establish sovereignty. Even the name Acts is inspired by the biblical book of Acts, about a community coming together around a shared spiritual pursuit. So naturally TJ and I had a lot to talk about. In our conversation we discussed: The dialogue between sovereignty, and arrete, or spiritual excellence His self-initiation through psychedelics, and how they helped him escape from the mental prison of higher education The ACTS business model, how it works, and what it provides The reality of the transhumanist agenda, which he contributed to, and which you must be made aware of His discovery of the manosphere, and his personal interaction with none other than the good doctor himself, Dr. Jordan Peterson Now, I don’t have a crystal ball, but it seems to me that TJ has found a need in a market. Will he succeed? The answer might be up to me and you. But after talking with him for several hours, I think his pitch is worth a listen. . --- LINKS --- Follow TJ and Acts on Instagram: @actsdereal Follow TJ and Acts on Twitter: @actsdereal BizBuySell.com Google Trends "buy land" Decentraland LandElevated.com Land rush scene from "Far and Away" BibleStudyTools.com Berean Study Bible . --- THE 21 CONVENTION --- Use discount code RENOFMEN for 25% off any ticket: www.the21convention.org 21 Summit main page – access all three conferences (CLICK HERE) 21Convention – the premier event for men and masculinity (CLICK HERE) 21Patriarch's - for husbands and fathers (CLICK HERE) 22Convention - Make women great again! (CLICK HERE) . --- THE RENAISSANCE OF MEN --- Check out my website at https://renofmen.com Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
ALISON ARMSTRONG | Partnership Is a Triumph of Spirit
3:57:07Alison Armstrong is an internationally acclaimed educator and expert on understanding men, women, and relationships. She’s also the bestselling author of “The Queen’s Code.” Yes, the Renaissance of Men podcast is about men and masculinity, but in her book, Alison writes, “To know men is to love them.” To me, that earns her a seat at the table. Because Alison has spent 30 years — yes, three decades — studying men, and has devoted her life to explaining men to women. Her goal is to improve human relationships so we can begin building heaven on Earth. This ties into my goal to help create The Great Reconciliation, which marks the coming together of men and women in a space of mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation. Because men and women are meant for each other. “The Queen's Code” paints a picture of what reconciliation might look like, not in some grand vision, but in the homes and everyday lives of eight characters. It is a book of wonders, full of sincere appreciation and honoring of men. And my hope with this podcast is that you'll see, as I do, that in our world of shattered trust between men and women, Alison, the book's author, is worthy of your trust. Give Alison just 17 minutes and I think she’ll earn your trust, like she has mine. In our conversation we discussed: Dependence, independence, and interdependence between men and women Ultimatums, and what they mean to women vs. men What women's independence is for, and how they can think about giving it up, and what they'll get in return The difference between "non-starters" in new relationships vs. "not-forevers" in existing relationships And finally, The Language of Heroes, which is a method for women to communicate their needs to men in a way which “speaks to the heart, soul and spirit of a man. It calls to him, rouses him, honors him." - And that, ultimately, is why I'm hosting a woman on the Renaissance of Men. Because alongside Jack Donovan, Tanner Guzy, Warren Farrell, Ryan Michler, Robert Bly, Roman McClay, Anthony Johnson, Douglas Gillette, David Deida, Elliot Hulse, Jordan Peterson, and so many of my greatest teachers about men and masculinity, there's one who's spoken from a perspective that none of them can. ---- LINKS: Buy “The Queen’s Code” on Amazon and LuLu.com Follow Alison Armstrong on Instagram and Twitter Watch Alison’s videos on YouTube Visit Alison’s website: https://www.alisonarmstrong.com/ View a list of her bestselling products More links here: https://linktr.ee/alisonarmstrong ---- THE 21 CONVENTION: Use discount code RENOFMEN for 25% off any ticket: www.the21convention.org 21 Summit main page – access all 3 conferences 21Convention – about men and masculinity 21Patriarch's – for husbands and fathers 22Convention – "Make women great again!" ---- THE RENAISSANCE OF MEN Check out my website at https://renofmen.com Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
”If” by Rudyard Kipling | POETRY FOR MEN
23:26Celebrated British author Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is the author of one of the best-known and most beloved poems in the world, “If.” Kipling writes in plain language, about situations and scenarios that we can recognize, even if they aren't familiar to us from our everyday experience. He explains how being a Man is a result of decisive action, not simply being, while laying out a sort of “North Star” for excellence to guide us in how we conduct our lives. I couldn’t think of a better work to re-start my Poetry for Men series, after a long hiatus. . LINKS Read Rudyard Kipling's "If" on PoetryFoundation (link) Will Spencer reads “If” on Vimeo (link) Pearl Jam – "Alive" (link) Rudyard Kipling on Wikipedia (link) . ---- THE 21 CONVENTION: www.the21convention.org Use discount code RENOFMEN for 25% off any ticket: 21 Summit main page, for access to all 3 conferences (link) 21Convention, all about men and masculinity (link) 21Patriarch's, for husbands and fathers (link) 22Convention, "Make women great again!" (link) ---- THE RENAISSANCE OF MEN Check out my website at https://renofmen.com Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
JEFF LIBOIRON | Artists Should Be Pugilists
2:41:35Jeff Liboiron is a martial artist, voice over performer, fiction and non-fiction author, and most recently, poet. It was his poetry that brought him to my attention. His writing is vivid, brutal, and real. It revels in graphic violence, blades and flowing blood, dark skies, screams, and steel. And the celebration of a crumbling empire's final, fatal collapse... and the dangerous world its corpse will leave behind. In our conversation we discussed: How being born without half a leg influences his approach to fighting and martial arts The notion of a behavioral delivery system for how to communicate that you're a dangerous person before you have to demonstrate it The limitations of most martial arts trainings in term of real-world applicability The story of his books, including a description of his novel Onwards, a post-apocalyptic story of grief and revenge And finally, a discussion of Roman McClay's novel "Sanction" and what it taught him about himself, as it's done for many men, including me Indeed, as I hope you’ll see, Jeff is very much a warrior poet. LINKS Follow Jeff on Instagram - @muchmoremayhem The first poem of his I read -  "Pragmatic Men" Visit Jeff's website - MuchMoreMayhem.com "Onwards" The Novel, by Jeff Liboiron "War" by Jack London (short story) "Sanction The Book" by Roman McClay Richard Dimitri - A study of violence Lee Morrison - Urban Combatives (YouTube) Geoff Thompson on London Real "Heart of Darkness" - by Joseph Conrad "King of Dogs" - by Andrew Edwards
MT WHITE | A Sure Hand Behind The Madness
2:52:31MT White is the author of the essential new fiction book CONTENT. It's a thrilling story that many of you may be able to relate to, about a young man living overseas who finds his way into an online community where all is not what it seems. It's an examination about what happens when you take appealing, but bad ideas to the extreme, how we all get lost in our screens, kick around more dangerous ideas than we're willing to own up to, and what the consequences of that might be in our connected age. In our conversation we discussed: The origins of CONTENT, where the main character Jason came from, and how the story took shape His personal journey as a writer, and how interests in previous eras of his life fused together into his newest work The difference between art and entertainment, enchantment and spectacle, as demonstrated by the Marvel Cinematic Universe And the essential, and often forgotten role the arts have to play in bringing us together, along with other questions of philosophy It seems in many ways that men these days compete to see how many books they can read, sometimes up to 50 a year. I've read my fair share, that's for sure. But CONTENT? That one will stay with me. Once you listen to MT White, I think you'll understand why. LINKS Purchase CONTENT on Amazon Follow MT White on Twitter Follow Punch Riot on Twitter PunchRiot.com Tom Wolfe – “The Bonfire of the Vanities” Nikolai Chernyshevsky – “What Is To Be Done?” Eric Weber – “How To Pick Up Girls?” Underworld – “Born Slippy” SPONSOR I've partnered with Derek Arellano of Volition Training to create a new fitness transformation program exclusively for Renaissance of Men Listeners: Volition Renaissance http://volitiontraining.com/renofmen It's a 12-week, all-encompassing program to create your physical rebirth, from two men passionate about masculine personal development, and physical prowess. It includes not just technological support, customization, and weekly check-ins, but a direct line to former Top-10 US Bodybuilder Derek Arellano. Visit: https://volitiontraining.com/renofmen to learn more, and sign up today. THE RENAISSANCE OF MEN Check out my website at https://renofmen.com Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
RACE AND THE RENAISSANCE Ep. 2 w/ Jonathan West
1:50:42When I started this conversation series with my friend Jonathan West of the Being Husband Podcast, I went in without expectations. I just knew that much like men and women, black people and white people have lived together in America for a long time. But also like men and women, it seems like black people and white people don't know much about each other. Once Jonathan and I started talking as men, as friends, and as equals from our respective backgrounds, I wondered what I would learn from him, him from me, and us together? Just like every time I go into something without expectations, the results have been amazing. In this podcast we discussed: The success of YouTube star Kevin Samuels and how black women's attitude of "I don't need no man" is damaging the black community The spiritual war within the black community, and the ways that community is exploited and oppressed, possibly as part of a darker agenda How the social experiment of feminism doubly impacted the black family, just as they were coming up in the 1960's And finally, Malcolm X's philosophy of considered vs. treated equal, and how that plays into what Jonathan is going to teach his son about sovereignty and identity All of this is edgy territory, probably for both of us. But stepping bravely into the unknown is what adventurers have done throughout all of time. And since we live in an era where the surface of the Earth has been almost totally explored, I believe the next frontier of exploration is in the boundary spaces between cultures living together on our shrinking planet. I'm grateful to be adventuring with Jonathan, together. LINKS Follow Jonathan West on Instagram Listen to the Being Husband Podcast on Apple Podcasts Kevin Samuels on YouTube “PowerNomics” by Claude Anderson Boy in the dojo YouTube video “Good Times” scene “What Is A Man” by Walter Newell Darwin, “On the Origin of Species” full title “Sovereignty” by Ryan Michler SPONSOR I've partnered with Derek Arellano of Volition Training to create a new fitness transformation program exclusively for Renaissance of Men Listeners: Volition Renaissance http://volitiontraining.com/renofmen It's a 12-week, all-encompassing program to create your physical rebirth, from two men passionate about masculine personal development, and physical prowess. It includes not just technological support, customization, and weekly check-ins, but a direct line to former Top-10 US Bodybuilder Derek Arellano. Visit: https://volitiontraining.com/renofmen to learn more, and sign up today. THE RENAISSANCE OF MEN Check out my website at https://renofmen.com Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
MATT BEAUDREAU | Building What We Need to Build
2:24:53Matt Beaudreau is an entrepreneur, public speaker, consultant, educator, podcast host, and founder of Acton Academy Placer and Apogee Training in Northern California. Acton Academy is a charter school based on Socratic dialogue that emphasizes real world results and outcomes over test scores. And Apogee Training is an online mentorship program to help boys become good at being men, led by some of the finest examples of masculinity today, like Ryan Michler and Jack Donovan. In 2020 the joke became “hope is a four-letter word.” But hearing Matt talk about the results that kids achieve in his programs, it’s hard not to feel a twinge of that old familiar feeling. In our conversation we discussed: His background, and how a long journey through higher education and public school as both an administrator and educator led him to discover Acton and make it his mission The hidden past and likely future of education, so parents can be prepared for what's to come by knowing what was written decades ago Matt's origin story, family values, and relationship to his Christian faith, and how they all inspire and inform his life and work And finally, some truly mind-blowing stories about what students in his programs accomplish To that final point I need to emphasize: it's not easy to blow my mind, to rewire my paradigms about what's possible. In some ways as kids I think we all suffered under the tyranny of reduced expectations. We can't change that fact now. What happens when we crank up the expectations for our kids? What Matt has to say about that will blow your mind too. LINKS Follow Matt on Instagram and Twitter Acton Placer Apogee Training Essential 11 Podcast on iTunes and Spotify "Captain Fantastic" Trailer John Taylor Gatto "Simply Christian" by NT Wright SPONSOR I've partnered with Derek Arellano of Volition Training to create a new fitness transformation program exclusively for Renaissance of Men Listeners: Volition Renaissance http://volitiontraining.com/renofmen It's a 12-week, all-encompassing program to create your physical rebirth, from two men passionate about masculine personal development, and physical prowess. It includes not just technological support, customization, and weekly check-ins, but a direct line to former Top-10 US Bodybuilder Derek Arellano. Visit: https://volitiontraining.com/renofmen to learn more, and sign up today. THE RENAISSANCE OF MEN Check out my website at https://renofmen.com Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.