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 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“.
As men, we are measured by society’s old narrative by how much we DO. And we have become really good at DOING THINGS but we have not been taught the value of slowing down. The old narrative says if we slow down, we might fall behind. Is this really true? As men with inner power, do we really not have time for ourselves? It‘s an interesting assumption, isn’t it?
Mark Greene and I talk about the perils of the #Manbox culture and how men can free themselves from these limiting beliefs.
What’s the point of growing our emotional intelligence? Well, for starters, it makes us smarter. It’s true. That’s why they call it emotional intelligence.
What is Male Initiation? Ancient civilizations know the importance of this rite of passage. What does a society look like that no longer initiates its young men? The difference between a proper initiation and a fraternity or military initiation. Today we answer those questions.
Today we talk about the Hero’s Journey and what that means to all of us! My guest today is my longtime friend and fellow New Warrior weekend veteran, Mark Jackson. Today Mark shares his own journey with us.