The Man Enough Podcast

The Man Enough Podcast

What does it mean to be a man in the world today? More importantly, what does it mean to be human? Actor, director and author Justin Baldoni, prominent masculinity expert Liz Plank, and award-winning music producer & President of Wayfarer Studios Jamey Heath engage in honest and at times uncomfortable conversations with high profile and culture-leading guests. Armed with candor and compassion, each episode covers how the messages of masculinity show up in relationships, body image, privilege, fatherhood, sex, and success. If you’re interested in learning in real time, deepening your connection with yourself and others, and being reminded that you are enough, this is the podcast for you.

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June 20, 2022 58 min

We felt that we needed to have a conversation on the effects of masculinity on gun violence and mass shootings in the United States. Media coverage and national dialogue rarely connects these tragedies to issues of manhood and misogyny. There’s no one that has been writing and speaking about this longer and more consistently than Jackson Katz, PhD—bestselling author, internationally renowned educator, and a major figure in the move...

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In this special episode, Grey’s Anatomy star Giacomo Gianniotti brings his vulnerability and grief to the urgent and important conversation about abortion and bodily autonomy. Opening up about his family’s experience with miscarriages and the medical intervention his wife, Nichole, needed, Giacomo encourages men to speak out and fight for equality proactively, without being prompted by women.

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Shane & Hannah Burcaw—well-known disability advocates, speakers, and relationship vloggers—bring their humor, humanity, and vulnerability to this powerful conversation about their interabled marriage. By tackling the realities of caregiving, how the messages of masculinity impact their relationship, and the value of true intimacy, Shane and Hannah are changing the way society sees and honors disability.

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NBC sitcom Grand Crew’s creator and lead actor, respectively, Phil Augusta Jackson and Echo Kellum share the ways they’ve pushed against who the world tells them to be and how they’ve gotten to know who they really are. With levity and humor, Phil and Echo discuss wide-ranging topics, including Black masculinity, therapy, friendship, and dating as they invite us to water what gives us joy and remember to be a human first.


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May 16, 2022 60 min

Grammy Award-nominated multi platinum singer and songwriter, Gavin DeGraw recounts the meaningful memories and lasting impacts of his late parents Lynne and John Wayne DeGraw, having principles of courage despite failure, and the meaning of a coward. With lively reflection, Gavin shares with us the power of pushing beyond our dreams and fears, to support each other as a society to own our fullest capabilities.


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One of the most eclectic influencers on social media, Charity Croff is making intellectualism accessible and cool as he tackles big topics like patriarchy, masculinity, and mental health. With his creativity, charisma, and contagious optimism, Charity inspires us to create a more beautiful world and reminds us that empathy is always the answer on the journey towards freedom.


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Award winning journalist and producer, Noor Tagouri shares her light and expertise in a wide-ranging conversation on objectivity and fair human stories, the importance of unpacking our belief systems, and the role of fear in media. With calm and reflective insight, Noor reminds us that we have the power to step outside the storylines we are being fed and get to know each other’s humanity.


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April 25, 2022 84 min

Victoria Alonso—Marvel Studio’s President of Physical and Post Production, Visual Effects, and Animation production—brings her brilliance to a conversation on leadership, representation, and how movies can help people discover new identities. As an executive producer on several Marvel films including The Avengers, Hawkeye, and Spiderman: No Way Home, Victoria talks about being a Latina boss in Hollywood and invites us all to play a...

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MMA legend and actor Georges St-Pierre opens up about being bullied as a kid, struggling with depression, and why he always felt terrified before a fight. After retiring from the UFC and becoming part of the Marvel franchise, Georges uses the platform that his physical strength gives him, and invites us to consider a new kind of courage. He shares how mental and emotional courage and strength are needed to be honest about our insec...

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April 11, 2022 91 min

Well known for his role as Superman in the series Lois & Clark, actor and producer Dean Cain brings his assuredness and humor/confidence/charm to a wide-ranging discussion on fatherhood, masculinity, politics, and cancel culture. Outspoken in his political views, Dean doesn’t shy away from difficult topics and he shows us what it means to be willing to lean in and listen even when there are disagreements.


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New York Times best-selling author, Anna Malaika Tubbs, and her husband, the first Black mayor of Stockton, California, Michael Tubbs bring their magnetic humanity to a conversation about marriage, parenting, and how Black women have paved the way for justice and equality despite being erased from history books and current conversations. With personal stories and tangible references, Anna and Michael invite us to turn our admiratio...

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Actor and activist Alyssa Milano brings her courageous vulnerability to a transparent conversation about mental health—including her experience with postpartum anxiety— parenting, and the importance of leaning on each other to create a more equitable society. As someone who has been in the spotlight almost her entire life, Alyssa discusses inevitable mistakes and encourages us to see missteps as a gift and an opportunity to make am...

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Jackson Katz, PhD—bestselling author, internationally renowned educator, and a major figure in the movement for gender equality—brings his expertise to a dynamic and wide-ranging conversation that invites and empowers men to be leaders and changemakers. Discussing timely topics including abortion laws, sports culture, and male violence against women and each other, Jackson encourages us to redefine “strength” to include the social ...

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With new host Jenny Yang, Going Through It returns for its third season featuring 15 notable guests reflecting on what they learned from the elders who influenced them at just the right time. New episodes releasing every Monday. 

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March 14, 2022 72 min

Mexican actor and singer, Jaime Camil brings the same charm, comedy, and humanity that he brought to his role as Rogelio on Jane the Virgin, to this vulnerable and funny conversation about the masculine messages he got growing up. Jaime discusses his childhood, grief, seeking validation, and shares how even the challenging moments of fatherhood can be beautiful. Opening up in a way he never has before, Jaime shows us that masculini...

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February 21, 2022 54 min

Filmmaker, award-winning journalist, author, and our beloved co-host, Liz Plank gives us insight into the experiences that have shaped her life from childhood to her relationships and career. Liz shares how she often looked to other people to determine her worth, how she’s doing the work to own her power, and why she stopped pushing men away and chose to invite them in. With her brilliance, and of course with research and data, Liz...

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February 14, 2022 47 min

Did you know that about 40% of family caregivers are men? In this special episode Justin Baldoni joins Caring Across Generations’ co-director Ai-jen Poo, former NFL star Devon Still, actor Nathan Kress, author & comedian Zach Anner and long-term care expert Robert Espinoza for a vulnerable, empathetic and uplifting exploration of caregiving. By opening up about their experiences giving and receiving care, they invite us to be a...

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February 7, 2022 80 min

Best-selling author, recognized speaker and criminal justice activist, Shaka Senghor, brings his full presence to a deeply moving conversation about gun violence, fatherhood, breaking cycles, and healing. Formerly incarcerated, Shaka shares with us how journaling in solitary confinement allowed him to process his pain and gain access to his emotions and his humanity. With gentle power and a strong sense of purpose, Shaka reminds us...

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January 31, 2022 87 min

What story do you want to tell? Award winning director of Crazy Rich Asians & In the Heights, Jon M. Chu, brings his creativity and wisdom to a conversation about growing up in a Chinese restaurant as the son of immigrants and forming his identity as an Asian man and director. Getting real about the power of curiosity and the value of listening to criticism while remembering to celebrate, Jon invites us to meet the moment we ar...

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Pioneering healthy manhood for decades through his organization A Call to Men, Tony Porter—author of Breaking Out of the Man Box, advisor to the NFL, and training facilitator to major sports leagues including the NBA—brings his expertise and humility to a powerful conversation about the actions men can take action to become their authentic selves. With transparency and heart, Tony invites us to disrupt power imbalances, focus on th...

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