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”.
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.
The topic of boys and how to best set them up for optimal emotional well-being is a topic that is near and dear to me. With a twelve year-old son of my own and what I see as a woefully inept narrative when it comes to the inner lives of our boys, I have more than a passing concern with how we get our sons to healthy adulthood. What can a parent do to make sure our boys have what they REALLY need?
The heartbeat of this episode is AUTHENTICITY and my guest Kyle Bradford certainly embodies this quality. He shoots straight, tells it like it is, and owns his own mistakes and shadow. In short, he exemplifies living “wide open” and Kyle parents in this same style, as you’ll find out in this episode. We talk about gender, traditional values, and difficult discussions with our children.
All around the world, every single day, men are gathering in circles. Known as men’s groups, men’s work, or men’s wisdom circles, these groups provide an essential resource to the men who are open enough to seek them out. One of the great gifts of men’s groups is creating environments where men can set their feet on their best path. Men’s groups act as a “basecamp” for the uncertain Hero’s Journey.
Join Basecamp for Men and host Tony Rezac for this lively discussion about raising our boys. Our guest is Dr. Michael Reichert, author of the best-selling book “How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men“.