Bonded Voices - Brothers in Conversation

Bonded Voices - Brothers in Conversation

Welcome to the Bonded Voices Podcast. Where we lift men up to be happier, healthier, wiser; more connected through conversations and more engaged with their families, friends and community. Why? Because good men make the world a better place. We understand that men need interesting conversations with other men. It is a source of happiness. Suicide amongst middle-aged men is at epidemic proportions. Men need casual conversations and friends who will hold in-trust private conversations. Listening in on conversations teaches us how to engage and grows our conversational wisdom. You can find out how we created our friend’s circle, so you can create yours. Listen to Bonded Voices – Brothers in Conversation. Podcast management by www.globalcreativegroup.com

Episodes

June 12, 2024 21 mins
In this Father's Day episode of the Bonded Voices podcast, hosts Loren, Ian, and Greg, who are all fathers, discuss the meaning and significance of being a father. They reflect on the difference between being a dad and a father, emphasizing the importance of being present, supportive, and a guiding example for their children. They humorously touch on traditional Father's Day gifts and share personal anecdotes, such as Loren's exper...
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Episode 46 - The suicide of Grayson Murray and men’s mental health In this episode of the Bonded Voices podcast, hosts Ian, Loren, and Greg discuss the recent suicide of professional golfer Grayson Murray and broader issues related to men's mental health. They emphasize the importance of addressing men's mental health openly, sharing personal experiences with friends and loved ones who have committed suicide, and acknowledging the ...
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The discussion on "Bonded Voices" delves into the dangers of revising history, touching on various examples and implications. The hosts, Loren, Ian, and Greg, explore how political and social shifts influence historical narratives, often leading to distortions or omissions. They highlight instances of revisionist history, such as the redefinition of terms like "fascist" and the portrayal of historical figures like Thomas Jefferson....
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The conversation revolves around the topic of graduation, exploring various aspects such as the frequency of celebrations, expectations, responsibilities, and the significance of the transition. The speakers discuss the tradition of celebrating graduations at different levels of education, from kindergarten to college, and ponder whether these celebrations have become overly extravagant or if they truly mark a meaningful transition...
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The topic is work and whether people have unreasonable expectations regarding their careers. The hosts delve into personal experiences and reflections, sharing stories about their first jobs and the lessons they learned. They explore the idea of finding joy in work versus having unrealistic expectations, touching on issues like parental influence, work ethic, motivation, and the changing landscape of the workforce. The conversation...
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The conversation revolves around the theme of respecting individual narratives and not taking over someone else's story. The speakers discuss various scenarios where people tend to inject themselves into others' experiences, such as parenting, work projects, and social situations. They emphasize the importance of letting individuals live their own stories, supporting them without overshadowing or altering their experiences. The con...
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In this episode of Bonded Voices, Ian, Loren, and Greg discuss the potential crash of the commercial real estate market. They mention signs of economic weakness, particularly in office spaces, and delve into factors like remote work, fractional work, and the reduced need for office spaces due to technological advancements and changing work habits. They also touch on the impact of the pandemic, election year dynamics, and the potent...
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The episode of "Bonded Voices" discusses hate, ignorance, and acceptance. The hosts, Ian, Greg, and Loren, explore how these concepts intersect and affect individuals and society. They discuss how hate often stems from ignorance, citing examples like historical prejudices against Armenians, Jews, and Roma. They also delve into the complexities of acceptance, questioning whether accepting intolerant views is empowering or enabling h...
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In this episode of Bonded Voices, Greg, Loren, and Ian discuss the impact of constant news bombardment on our lives. They question whether the sensationalism in the media is necessary and how it affects viewers' perceptions. They talk about the rush to report news, leading to incomplete or exaggerated stories. The hosts also touch on the blurred line between entertainment and news, emphasizing the importance of fact-checking and re...
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In this episode of Bonded Voices, Ian, Greg, and Loren discuss seven life lessons men often learn too late. They delve into topics like the importance of not feeling the need to constantly prove oneself, the significance of supportive relationships, the limitations of focusing solely on work for happiness, the necessity of prioritizing physical health, the value of speaking openly about feelings, the enjoyment of life's simple plea...
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In this episode of Bonded Voices, we interview Mark Winston, a representative from the US Men's Sheds Association. The Men's Sheds movement, which originated in Australia in the mid-nineties has since spread globally. The movement aims to combat social isolation and loneliness among men by providing a space for them to connect, engage in activities, and support one another. Men's Sheds can vary in size and activities, from woodwork...
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In this podcast episode titled "Bonded Voices," the hosts, Greg, Ian, and Loren, discuss the issue of student loan debt. They highlight the increasing cost of higher education and the challenges it poses for students. They discuss the importance of understanding the value of college degrees and the potential drawbacks of accumulating significant debt without clear job prospects. The hosts also compare the paths of attending college...
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In this episode of Bonded Voices, Loren, Greg, and Ian discuss the concept of social responsibility. They touch upon various aspects such as environmental practices like using solar panels and electric vehicles, community engagement, government incentives, and personal accountability. They explore scenarios where individuals should take action, like helping in emergencies or volunteering in the community. The conversation delves in...
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March 7, 2024 26 mins
In this episode of Bonded Voices, the hosts discuss the topic of knowing oneself amidst external influences and feedback. They explore how feedback from others can shape one's self-perception and behavior, reflecting on personal experiences and societal norms. They delve into the complexities of subjective and objective morality, considering cultural differences and the importance of feedback in personal growth. The hosts emphasize...
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In this episode of "Bonded Voices," the hosts explore the theme of friendship and what it means to be a good friend. They reflect on childhood experiences of making friends and discuss the importance of connection in adulthood. The conversation touches on the different levels of friendship, the significance of trust, and the challenges of maintaining friendships, especially as life circumstances change. They also discuss the role o...
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February 19, 2024 25 mins
In this episode of "Bonded Voices," the hosts explore the question: Are you living a rich life? They discuss different perspectives on what constitutes richness, emphasizing the importance of gratitude, meaningful experiences, and relationships over material possessions. They reflect on the wisdom gained from life experiences and challenge listeners to take time for self-reflection and appreciation of the richness in their lives. T...
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In today's episode of Bonded Voices, hosts Greg, Ian, and Loren discuss the chaos at the southern border of the United States. They delve into the funding discrepancies between supporting Ukraine and the Marine Corps, highlighting the lack of accountability in government spending. They emphasize the impact of illegal immigration on communities, particularly in border states, and express frustration with the lack of action from poli...
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"Bonded Voices" recently featured Dr. Subir as a guest, discussing the importance of effective communication between doctors and patients. The conversation delved into instances where patients may feel unheard by their doctors, emphasizing the significance of finding a doctor with whom one feels comfortable and trusting. Dr. Subir shared insights on various medical scenarios, including cases where parental intuition led to critical...
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In this episode of "Bonded Voices," Ian, Loren and Greg discuss the recent revelation that the government, specifically the NSA, has been purchasing private information from tech companies, raising concerns about internet privacy and potential misuse of data. They delve into the implications of this data collection, including the development of social credit scores and the erosion of privacy rights. The conversation touches on vari...
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The discussion on the Bonded Voices podcast revolves around the perplexing question of why some people simply don't like others. The hosts explore various scenarios and personal experiences, delving into the psychology behind these dynamics. They discuss instances where individuals are put off by someone's personality, tone of voice, or even superficial traits like hair color. Despite grappling with these feelings themselves, they ...
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