Summary: We talk about the real shit. The everyday reality faced by the modern man. In conversations with inspirational people from across the globe, we hear real stories about dealing (and sometimes not dealing) with life’s challenges, drawing out the tools that lead to a happier, healthier and longer life.
Join us for this episode of Movember Radio as we chat to Jeff Raider, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Harry’s, a men’s grooming company with products designed and formulated for a quality shave. A successful entrepreneur, Jeff believes in giving back to the community, which he does through Harry’s and his other co-founded company, Warby Parker. Tune in to find out more about the impact Jeff and his employees are having and how he got involved with the Movember Foundation.
This episode of Movember Radio features the ultimate power couple, Kirk Pengilly and Layne Beachley. Kirk is the guitarist and saxophone player for one of the biggest bands of all time, INXS, while Layne conquered the waves as a seven-time champion professional surfer, the only woman to ever do so. But the couple was rocked earlier this year when Kirk was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer in February. Tune in as Kirk and Layne take you on their journey from diagnosis to life after surgery, and how they dealt with everything in between.
Join us for this episode of Movember Radio as Jesse Faen, surf industry legend and all round top bloke, lifts the lid on a life of surfing. Jesse was born in Queensland, Australia, grew up in San Francisco and travelled the world with the ASP World Surfing Tour as a media liaison, before settling into life in Los Angeles. Tune in as Jesse opens up about the challenges he has faced as a single dad and how he got involved with the Movember Foundation.
New Zealand Mo Bro Richard Brown joins us for this episode of Movember Radio, a special edition to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day. In this chat, Richard opens up about losing his twin brother to suicide at the age of 27. Following the death of his brother, Richard struggled with depression, until his sister dragged him along to see a doctor. This led to Richard facing his fears and was also the start of his journey with the Movember Foundation.
In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Marshall Dunn - an author, speaker, suicide-loss mentor and coach – about his experience with suicide to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day. In October 2002, Marshall’s older brother took his own life. To deal with his grief, Marshall started writing and with the help of a mentor, had a breakthrough and is now working with others to share what he has learnt and help them in their own journey following the loss of someone to suicide.
Amy Voce is a UK radio presenter and passionate Mo Sista who has been spreading the hairy word of Movember across the airwaves for the last five years, ever since her father was taken away by prostate cancer. Amy’s Dad was a pilot who had had always been fit, healthy and clean-living – seemingly impervious to illness and certainly not one to worry about it. In this episode of Movember Radio, Amy shares the shock of losing her father, what she’s learnt about men because of it and her life on the airwaves.
Mental health advocate and professional speaker, Ross Szabo, opens up about his challenges with bipolar disorder on this episode of Movember Radio. Ross lives in Los Angeles and was diagnosed when he was just 16 years old. A year later, this changed to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder with anger control problems and psychotic features. Drawing on his experience and wanting to spread the word to others, Ross spoke openly to others about what was going on in his life. Since then, he has spoken to a million people about his struggles and has worked for the Clinton Administration on a National Mental Health Awareness campaign in his efforts to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Tune in to this episode of Movember Radio as we chat to a Mo Bro and Mo Sista couple from Canada – Shea Emry and Devon Brooks. Professional football player for the CFL’s Rough Riders, Shea suffered a serious concussion a few years back, which led to a struggle with depression. Devon, entrepreneur and founder of the Blow Dry Bar, has also battled some demons in the past with her experience with post-traumatic stress disorder. This dynamic duo make quite the team and, as you’ll hear, they’re using past experience and quick thinking brains for the better through their work with the Movember Foundation.
In this week’s episode of Movember Radio, we chat to actor and Mo Bro Dom Purcell. Best known for his role as Lincoln Burrows on Prison Break, amongst many others, Dom’s on-screen persona is as tough as you can get. But underneath this tough exterior is a man who has had his own struggles. In this episode, he shares how he has struggled with anxiety, depression and alcohol problems and also reveals how, by opening up and taking action, he was able to take control of his life and thrive at the same time.
This week on Movember Radio: Continuing the Conversation, we talk to an amazing Mo Sista, Dr Clare Turnbull. Clare is the lead researcher on the Movember programme for testicular cancer research at the Institute of Cancer Research, UK. To put it simply, this involves the analysis of the genome for men who have been diagnosed with testicular cancer. During her career, Clare has seen incredible technological changes; what once took 10 years – scanning an individual human genome - is now achievable in a matter of hours. Clare recognises that this is already having a profound effect upon what is possible to do and imagine for the future of healthcare. She is a medical doctor who treats patients and talks to their families in clinic, and so maintains that firsthand perspective of the impact of the work that she does. She also has some interesting insights into strawberries and tigers…
This week on Movember Radio: Continuing the Conversation we chat with Aussie one day international cricket vice-captain George Bailey. George talks about the power of Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson’s moustache, looking up to moustachioed cricketing heroes such as David Boon and Alan Border, and writing down your fears when you’re struggling as a great way to face them. George also opened up about how the passing of Phillip Hughes affected the Australian cricket team and some of the conversations that the team have had since.
This week’s Movember Radio: Continuing the Conversation sees actor and adventurer Charley Boorman share his hairy journey so far. From riding motorbikes across the world alongside best mate Ewan McGregor, to being diagnosed with testicular cancer, Charley’s journey has been a wild one. Through his work with the Movember Foundation, he’s encouraging men to take better care of their health and take action when it counts.
Detroit Mo Bro Rick Bangs opens up about the experience of both his father’s prostate cancer and his own diagnosis of bladder cancer, which led to the removal of his prostate and bladder. Now cancer free for nine years, Rick lifts the lid on what life is like on the other side of treatment and how he helps other men navigate the tricky terrain of living a good life despite the side effects that come along for the ride.
In this episode of Movember Radio: Continuing the Conversation, UK Mo Bro Jim Thompson talks openly and honestly about the journey he has been on since he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer at 57 years old. Since this diagnosis rocked the world as he knew it, Jim has been on a mission to spread the word about men taking action when it comes to their health. He is passionate about encouraging men to get better at talking about their health and starting the conversation, which led to his work with the Movember Foundation over the past five years.
Richie McCaw, captain of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team shares with Movember Radio how seemingly bulletproof men aren’t immune to the physical and mental struggles life throws everyone’s way and the role mates play in keeping you grounded. Richie details the pressures and expectations of captaining the current Rugby World Cup champions as well as how he builds in ways of managing the stress of such a role. Richie got involved with the Movember Foundation to help spread word that it’s ok for men to talk about what’s going on and it’s also important to check in with friends to see how they’re doing.