Hi, my name is Tony Rezac and I am thrilled to be your host and facilitator for the Basecamp for Men Podcast.
I am an author, men’s coach, and workshop leader. I went through the Mankind Project’s New Warrior Training in back in 2004 and it changed my life trajectory. I would go on to build my mission around elevating and helping men meet the challenges they face. I do this by writing, creating workshops and mens groups, and speaking.
I’m the author of “Body and Soul: The Essential Handbook for Men”, a book of essays about healthy masculinity and finding your life purpose.
The Basecamp for Men Podcast is my latest co-creation with America Daily and I hope to bring uplifting, inspiring content to the conversations that are happening around men. If we can help even a few men break through the isolation that so many men feel, then it will have served its purpose.
Enjoy the podcast and THANK YOU for listening!
About The Show
In our modern culture, men are not taught to seek support. Not when we hit a mid-life crisis, not when our marriage is falling apart, not when we lose our job, and not when we hit a health scare or lose a loved one. As men, we are cultured to isolate whenever things seem to be falling apart……and things will fall apart. Every man will experience this.
I created Basecamp for Men to combat this dysfunctional model for growth that men are handed. Men are courageous by nature but we need new tools and renewal from time to time.
Join me every Tuesday as I talk to men everywhere about their story and how they are making breakthroughs on their own “Hero’s Journey”.
The Big D. Men and depression. I spent my early years as a man with an assumption that any man who had depression was too weak to handle life‘s natural ups and downs. After all, I was an athlete and athletes are taught to keep their energy up and throw any obstacles (emotional or otherwise) to the side so that you can “be all you can be”.
I remember the first time I read The Yugas, the book written by my guest today. It had the impact of giving me a much different perspective, a long vision of history and our place in it that filled me with wonder and hope. Even though I am an American and live far from India, I have marveled at the quality of teachers and wisdom that have poured forth from this amazing country. So with that being said, here is my interview with The Yugas author Joseph Selbie.
Join us for Episode #21 as Debby and I talk about the Heroine’s Journey, the creative process of writing, and how to get unstuck if you are working on a book. Debby is an exceptional coach and always provides interesting insights into life and the creative process.
I recently came across a hospice article on the top five regrets that those who are dying have. It got me thinking about death and what it can teach us about life. Here are the top five regrets that those at the end are susceptible to have….
This week’s episode is a flip of our usual format. Instead of Tony hosting, he is a guest on the radio show Story U in Seattle with host Debbie Handrich. Tony and Debby cover how Tony got started on all this “men’s stuff” as well as living with a Divine purpose. They cover the power of authenticity and being comfortable in your own skin.
Today’s guest is a perfect example of this. I originally connected with Tania Poletti on Facebook. She was posting all about Basecamp for Men and how much she loves the show and our message. So I reached out to her to see if she would be willing to have a chat with us. And she said yes! She lives in Australia and is an expert on health and fitness, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to connect with Tanya, find out what is happening with men in Australia, and ask her some important questions about men’s health.
Across time and culture, when things get soooo serious, there will arise the expressions of an archetype that will have none of this nonsense. As a collective expression, The Trickster can show us new possibilities when things get too regimented, too bound up by rules, and too mature or predictable. The Trickster wants to reshuffle the deck, to pull your pants down as you’re addressing the crowd, to keep us all on our toes so that play can have its say.
UNDERSTANDING MEN, UNDERSTANDING WOMEN PART 2 with SPECIAL GUEST ALISON ARMSTRONG Hello listeners- I hope you all enjoyed Part 1 of our discussion with Alison …
Understanding Men, Understanding Women Part 1 with Special Guest Alison Armstrong The topic of gender dynamics is one that has fascinated me for a long …
A whopping 25% of all daily Internet search requests and 35% of all downloads are for pornography. There are more than 400 million pages of pornography on the Internet. As one man said, “You no longer have to go looking for porn, porn is looking for you!”
Pema Chodron, the great Western Buddhist teacher, writes “Our personal attempts to live humanely in this world are never wasted. Choosing to cultivate love rather than anger just might be what it takes to save the planet from extinction. In today’s episode, we introduce Firestarters for Men, our new short format segment. This will be used from time-to-time as a break from our standard interview format and to offer something to listeners that is short and sweet.