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.
A familiar face returns to the Movember Podcast, this time as guest rather than host. Osher Günsberg is a longtime Mo Bro and friend of Adam, and in this episode they retrace the personal, mental and professional transformation Osher has been through since he went by 'Andrew G' in the nineties.
Mick and Adam met as officers in the Australian army in their early 20's. Since then, Mick has seen 28 years of service including operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was awarded two orders for Distinguished Service. Now retired, Mick reflects on his career, and the transition from service to civilian life.
In episode 4 of season 2 of the Movember Podcast, Adam sits down with TV writer, producer and host of 'Better Off Dead', Andrew Denton. Unfiltered, Andrew lays out the reality of losing his father and how it has impacted the way he takes action to protect his own health: physical and mental.
In this episode of the Movember Podcast, our host and co-founder Adam Garone sits down with the first Canadian to walk in space: Chris Hadfield. Adam and Chris explore the challenges of being a husband and father in an inherently high-risk profession, following his Dad's advice, and driving yourself to the 'very hairy edge of possible'.
Reggie Ossé discusses major turning points and challenges in his life. From growing up in a one-parent house and having to find his own role models, to becoming successful in three separate careers, and experiencing some dark moments: Reggie tells Adam about how he's handled transitions and what he'd say to others in the same situation.
In the first interview of this season, our host Adam Garone sits down with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. From the times he slept in a hammock to fund his dreams to what he now teaches his sons about being a man, Morgan tells Adam about key moments and decisions in his life. Here, they dig deeper into the man behind (and face of) the fast food hit, SuperSize Me.
This is the second in a series of episodes of Movember Radio raising awareness in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th with the powerful message of “Men, let’s talk when things get tough”. We talk to Mo Bro Allan Sparkes CV, a decorated police officer and one of only five Australian heroes to be awarded the highest bravery decoration, the Cross of Valour. Through Al’s service he developed chronic post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and associated chronic depression and became suicidal. He spent a lot of time recovering from these illnesses. Al has been an ambassador for beyondblue and Soldier On for the past three years and regularly speaks about suicide and mental health. His Twitter handle is @allansparkes.
This is the first in a series of episodes of Movember Radio raising awareness in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th with the powerful message of “Men, let’s talk when things get tough”. We talk to Mo Bro Justin Geange who shares his own personal experience of suicide and the challenges he faced in not being able to speak out about what he was going through when he lost his job back in 2013. Justin has since passionately advocated the importance of talking about men’s health and particularly mental health.
In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to two new dads about the highlights and challenges they face in fatherhood. Justin Baldoni, actor, director, filmmaker and star of hit TV show “Jane the Virgin” where he also happens to play a new dad similar to his role in real life. He’s also joined by Stuart Holden, Sports Commentator who recently retired from professional soccer having played for the Bolton Wanderers, Houston Dynamo and the US National Team.
In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Kieran Ryan, a passionate Mo Bro from Stawell, Australia who first got involved with Movember in 2009 when he was 21 years old, after losing two close mates to suicide. Kieran has been a champion for men’s health, running 100km for Movember back in 2012 and his team helped raise more than $50,000 over seven years. Kieran then went on to trek the Kokoda Trail with Mo Bro Ambassador and Paralympian Kurt Fearnley for the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC Day in 2014. Kieran now works for the Movember Foundation development team.
In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Andy Puddicombe, a meditation and mindfulness expert and founder of the hugely popular mindfulness app “Headspace”. In 2013, Andy was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Mindfulness has helped him to cope with the physical, emotional and mental impact of the illness. Prior to this, Andy undertook a ten-year journey, which took him around the world, culminating with ordination as a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Northern India.
In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Jonny Imerman, the founder of Imerman Angels and a testicular cancer survivor who was diagnosed at the age of 26. Jonny talks openly about the challenges he faced going through surgery and chemotherapy and the support he received on his journey from family and friends, but never met anyone his age that was a cancer survivor. He decided to set up Imerman Angels to introduce each cancer fighter to one survivor who can inspire them to know that they can overcome their cancer.
In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Sam Gledhill, Testicular Cancer Programs Lead at the Movember Foundation. Sam explains why its important for every bloke to getting to know what’s normal for your nuts as part of the “Know thy nuts” campaign by the Movember Foundation for testicular cancer awareness month in April. Early detection is key as testicular cancer is a highly treatable disease. Sam also shares the progress of testicular cancer programs funded by the Foundation.
In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Niiobli Armah IV, Program Manager at Prevention Institute in the U.S on promoting mental health and wellbeing. Niiobli also works with the Movember Foundation team on the groundbreaking new initiative called “Making Connections”. This will develop and implement actionable, community-level prevention plans to improve mental health for men and boys. Niiobli hopes to encourage more positive notions of masculinity in the community and effectively utilize social connectedness as a preventative measure to decrease the risk of suicide in men.
In this episode of Movember Radio, we chat to Jonny Benjamin - a mental health campaigner who spends his life visiting schools, universities, prisons, hospitals and corporations talking about his experience. In 2008, Jonny was about to jump off a bridge over the river Thames before a stranger stepped in and talked him back from the brink. This experience led to a personal transformation for Jonny and a television documentary about that moment which has been viewed by 300 million people online. Jonny now works to inspire people with the message that mental health problems can get better.