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Listen to this episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts I'm so delighted to present you with an interview I did with Professor Nancy Pearcey, an author whose books have significantly helped me understand and live out my faith better. Today we're talking about masculinity. Have you noticed the critical and uncharitable tone in our culture towards men? Although our society celebrates women and girls who excel at sports, education, and business, men and boys often receive nothing but criticism, even outright hostility. Some even say masculine men are the cause of all the problems with the world. Listen in as I ask Pearcey about her recent book and how Christians should approach the whole issue of masculinity both biblically and historically. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOmzSm2_4RI Here are my 8 myths about masculinity that Pearcey responded to in this episode: Bible-believing Christians are slightly more likely to divorce than non-Christians or liberal Christians. Bible-believing Christian men are more likely to be harsh and abusive to their wives and children The Bible's endorsement of male patriarchy causes toxic masculine behaviors. Women initiated the suffragette movement in America because they wanted to be treated as individuals of equal value. Our time is the first when women in America have publicly accused men of toxic behavior. Men have traditionally worked outside of the home and have been the breadwinners. Traditionally women focused on keeping the home and raising the children rather than contributing economically. Blocking or limiting men's testosterone will solve the problems our society has with badly behaved men. Professor Nancy Pearcey is the author of The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes,as well as Love Thy Body,The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and Total Truth. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. She's been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek, highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as "America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." —— Links —— Get The Toxic War on Masculinity here More about Pearcey at NancyPearcey.com Support Restitutio by donating here Join our Restitutio Facebook Group and follow Sean Finnegan on Twitter @RestitutioSF Leave a voice message via SpeakPipe with questions or comments and we may play them out on the air Intro music: Good Vibes by MBB Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Free Download / Stream: Music promoted by Audio Library. Who is Sean Finnegan? Read his bio here —— Transcript —— This transcript was auto-generated and only approximates the contents of this episode. Sean Finnegan: Hey there I'm Sean Finnegan, and you are listening to Restitutio podcast that seeks to recover authentic Christianity put out today. I'm so delighted to present you with an interview I did with Professor Nancy Pearcy, an author whose books have significantly helped me understand and live out my faith better. Today. We're talking about masculinity. Have you ever noticed the critical and uncharitable tone in our culture towards men? Although our society celebrates? Women and girls who excel at sports, education and business men and boys often receive nothing but criticism, even outright hostility. Some even say masculine men are the cause. Of all the. Problems with the world listen in as I ask Piercy about her recent book and how Christians should approach the whole issue of masculinity, both biblically and historically. Here now is episode 515, The Toxic War on masculinity. With Professor Nancy Pearcy. Today on the show, I'm joined by Professor Nancy Pearcy. She's the author of the Toxic War on masculinity, how Christianity reconciles the sexes, as well as love thy body, the soul of science, saving Leonardo, finding truth and total truth, publish some other books and articles that I I don't have listed here, but she's a professor and scholar. And residence at Houston Christian University. She's been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek highlighted as. One of the five. Top women apologists by Christianity Today and hailed in the Economist as America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual. Well, Nancy Piercy, welcome to Restitutio. Nancy Pearcey:Thanks for having me. I appreciate it. Sean Finnegan:So I first came. Across your work, when a friend of. Mine told me. He loved told Truth. So much that he read that book every year that intrigued me, I got to read it myself. Was really interested in the. Whole world view. Approach and but it was really the the love thy body book that hooked me. I really enjoyed this one. I think it was 2018. Such an interesting book, it hooked me and so now this new book, The Toxic War on Masculinity, has outdone them all, in my opinion. This is such a fascinating read. I've learned so much about the history of masculinity in America, which I was not expecting. I just thought it was just another culture war book, which I'm happy to read anyhow. But this was really a lot deeper and I found it very challenging, especially the last. The last whole section. You you really challenged husbands in a healthy way. I felt challenged and I've tried to make some changes in my my marriage with my wife and get get a little more involved and so forth. But so I just want to say thanks for courageously stepping out on the limb here and writing this book. Nancy Pearcey:Well, thank you and I didn't realize when I started that it was going to take courage to tell you the truth, but it has in fact been the most controversial book that I've ever written. I really thought love thy body would be more controversial because it deals with issues like abortion, homosexuality, transgenderism, which is really exploding today. But in fact. This one caused more controversy, at least in Christian Circle. Here's an example. When I was writing the manuscript, I taught several classes on it. I LED several leading groups. I like to get lots of feedback, rub off all the rough edges, and when they would tell their family and friends about it. So people who weren't actually seeing the book just hearing about it initially, their first question was always. Whose side is she on with that tone? Whose side is she? On and by. The way the second question was always and why is a woman writing a book on masculinity any. Sean Finnegan:Right. Nancy Pearcey:So this is what I was up against all through the writing process. I rewrote that first chapter multiple times because I had to sort of overcome that suspicion that almost hostility that people have when they just, they're just triggered by the word masculinity. So and and even after the book came out. I. Don't know if you followed. Twitter it all but the day after the book came out, it was jumped on by a Christian egalitarians. Who accused me of giving ammunition their word to complementarians, even though I don't even address that in the book. I even explain why I don't you, you know, because the social scientist said it doesn't seem to make much difference. So I'm giving you data from the social scientist and then once that calmed down, I started getting. Not nearly as not nearly as vicious, but some counter attacks from conservatives as well. So all I had to say it has something to make everyone angry, I guess. Sean Finnegan:Yes, yes and. And and everyone should read it and. See see what it says because it is. It's accessible, but it's also very evidence based and I really appreciated that. Nancy Pearcey:Yeah, yeah, it's the. Most fact based book I've written, so it starts with evidence from sociology and what Christian men are actually like. What are they like? Get rid of the, you know, the accusations back and forth. What are they actually like? Let's look at the social science data where they went out and actually surveyed. Tentacles and then as you mentioned a minute ago, there's a lot of history there too because I wanted. To show where the secular definition of masculinity comes from. As you know, since you've read my books, I'm an apologist at heart. So my goal really is to answer the charges from the secular world. It's secular world that says, you know. Masculinity is toxic, and if you want to counter any social trend, you need to ask where did it come from? How did it develop? And so that's really my goal, is to get to the bottom of the secular. Charges understand where they're coming from and how we can respond to them more effectively. Sean Finnegan:I appreciate that your book is not just masculinity. According to Nancy Pearcy. And what you crazy guys should change or something like that, you know, it's it's very much historical. It's broad in its approach and it is very research based, and it seemed like you were very circumspect not to inject. Your own opinion? Don't think I encountered your own opinion very much. It was just like this is what these people did. This is what this this movement contributed and so forth. Very objective, if I can put it that way. So you'll be commended on that. Your book confronts a number of lies and half truths and false stereotypes floating around in the culture today. So I thought we could get your response to a number of incorrect statements I've concocted. And so these are sentences that on their surface appear obviously true, but when examined closely, turn out to be false. So I've written 10. I don't know how many we can get to in this conversation, but what do you think you Are you ready to debunk some false myths? Nancy Pearcey:Yes, I loved reading your list, so I'd love to get started on your list of false accusations that we often hear, especially against Christian men. Sean Finnegan:Alright, so #1. Bible believing Christians are slightly more likely to divorce than non Christians or liberal Christians. Nancy Pearcey:Yeah. So talking about Twitter feed, I've gotten that several times in recent days, and it's also something that we hear in the church, right. In fact, that's probably the first pushback I get is that don't Christians divorced at the same rate of the rest of the culture or even? And higher. And so the sociologists were looking at accusations like that. And So what they did is they did the studies, they did the studies. And here's what they found. They made a careful distinction between evangelical men who are actually committed to their faith, who are who attend church regularly versus nominal Christian men. And that distinction made all the difference, because committed Christian men actually test out the best of all groups in America in. Other words, they. Test test out as the most loving husbands and fathers their wives test out the highest in terms of saying they feel. Happy with their husband's expressions of love and affection, evangelical fathers spend the most time with their children 3.5 more hours per week than secular men, both in shared activities like sports or church youth group, and in discipline, like setting limits on screen time or enforcing bedtime. Evangelical couples actually divorce at a lower rate than any other major group in society, 35% lower than secular men, and they have the lowest rates of domestic violence. Of any group. In America, so this was a real shocker because we've all heard the charges that you just met. That believing in any form of male headship in the home turns evangelical men into overbearing, tyrannical, coercive patriarchs tyrannical. Did I say, tyrannical, trying to get all those? Words in there? Yeah. I mean, there's there's no. Sean Finnegan:Question that, as a pastor who regularly preaches, I'm the lead pastor here at a. Church in New York, Upstate New York, and this stat has it says torment to me. You know, this idea that the Bible doesn't work if you apply the Bible to your marriage, you divorce more, something that really has not fit for me. But I I'm the sort of person that wants to accept. Facts as they are and see if we can do better. And so reading that early on in your book that actually, no, the Bible is not hurting marriages is is helping men to be well not just men men and women to stay together more frequently. That was just like mind blowing it was just like this is. This is a breath of fresh air and I think it's a great. Place to start because you are. Wading into treacherous waters where there are All kinds of. Sharks and piranha and electric eels out to get you. So I think to start somewhere complementary is good because that does make sense to me that like guys that and women that are regularly attending church services. As as a a measurement of how serious they are about their faith that it that it would have an impact. So I I appreciate that on my next statement. You already just kind of dipped your toes into it, but I I wonder if you could elaborate it. It is #2 is Bible believing Christian men are more likely to be harsh and abusive to their wives and children. Nancy Pearcey:Let's go back to that distinction. When I said Church going committed Christian men test out at the top. And by the way, I'm glad you mentioned that we don't hear this very often. I had to go digging in the academic literature to find this, and this is really the final reason. You know, the final trigger that made me decide to write this book as I was, I was overwhelmed. I was. And you know it's it's so counter to the media narratives. And I said we need. To get this. Out there, this is not just a religious figure, you know, giving a pep talk. This is evidence based findings from the social sciences. But the reason that we have the wrong impression is that the social scientists went back and made that crucial distinction. Of nominal Christians, right? These are men who, on a survey like that, might check the Baptist box, for example, but who rarely, if ever, attend church. It's no more of a family background, coastal background. These are cultural. And they test out shockingly different. They test out with all the toxic stereotypes. They'll rise, report the lowest level of happiness with their husband's treatment of them. They spend the least amount of time with their children. They have the highest rate of divorce, higher than secular men, 20%. Higher than secular men and they have the highest rate of domestic abuse and violence, higher than secular men. And so what's happened is most studies have just looked at evangelicals, you know, as an overarching category. So they're picking up men who are better than secular men and men who are worse than secular men. And that's why the numbers get skewed. It does suggest a different way, maybe that churches can deal with this issue. On the one hand, I think they should be more positive and supportive. Of men who are doing a good job, one of my graduate students is the leader of a women's ministry in a large Baptist Church here in Houston. And she said on on Mother's Day, we hand out flowers and tell the women they're wonderful. On Father's Day, we scold the men and tell. Them to do better. And so I was very careful not to have a scolding tone in this book because I think we should get this positive information out there. Ohh, and here's another example. So in my class at Houston Christian University, when I told them I was writing a book on masculinity, one of the male students shot back what masculinity? It's been beaten. All of us. So in Christian circles, men are also feeling beaten down and demoralized. You know, they're picking up the message. You know that that, that masculinity is toxic and we need to come to. That in the church it does suggest too, that we need to do something about these nominal men if they're sort of hanging around the fringes of the Christian world and claiming an identity. As evangelicals, how do we reach out to them? They are using the language of headship and submission, but they're not giving the biblical meaning to those terms. Instead, they're imputing me importing, meaning infusing meaning from the secular script for masculinity. And so how do we disciple these men? You know, insofar as we have access to them because they're hanging around? You know, the edges of the Christian world? How can the church have a better ministry to disciple these men? Sean Finnegan:That's that's really an excellent question to address because it's these guys on the fringe, as you point out that. The old fashioned word for it are hypocrites. You know, there are people that are going to talk the talk but not walk the walk and they're giving the rest of us a bad name. And yet as a pastor, I can tell you that we are hopeful that by having them come whenever it is, they happen to come, that something will sink in and. That they will have a true. Heart change, you know. So I I think. It's a hard thing to figure out. We can't just cast everyone out of the church who's not living up to the standard of Christianity. Some churches have tried that, but it, you know, it, it ends up with this very judgmental, you know, holier than thou kind of environment. So. It you're right, it is. It is a really thorny problem. Problem but it is important to address for. Sure. Well, let's. Let's move on to number. Three. So the Bible is endorsement of male patriarchy, we're told causes toxic masculine behaviors. What do you think? Nancy Pearcey:Yes, that that's one of the reasons that I relied so heavily on the social science data. What was happening was, of course, evangelical men were being held up. Exhibit A of toxic masculinity. It was very easy to find examples with a quick Google search, but I will give you just one example. So this was the co-founder of the Church 2 Movement, which came after the Me Too movement and she said the theology of male headship feeds the rape culture. That we see permeating American Christianity Today. So what happened was the social scientists, psychologists, sociologists were reading these accusations and saying, oh, where's your evidence? You know you're making these charges, but where's your data? Yeah. And that's what really sent them back to the data to do the studies in my book, I cite some dozen studies or so. I was just looking at what the social scientists were actually finding. Like, some people have said, well, wait a minute. Who cares what the social scientists found? I want to know what the spokesman say. What did the theologians say? What does this Danvers statement say? For example, which is on complementarianism egalitarianism, and so on, and and frankly, that's not what I was concerned about. I don't want to hear what the spokesman. I wanted to answer the secular charge, which is, if you believe in this theology, it will turn you into an overbearing, tyrannical, coercive Patriarch. And my question was, does it does it? Let's look at what it does do, in fact, in terms of these surveys of evangelical couples. And so I have two chapters on this. And I was to tell you the truth. I was again. I was blown away by the the. Surveys the surveys where they went to Christian couples and said, do you believe in male headship and not all? But the majority of the evangelicals would say yes and then they would say what do you think it means? How do you live it out? I was blown away. The loving, respectful, mutual understanding that they had of headship. They would not usually define it in terms of, you know, the final authority or the tiebreaker or the bread. Dinner, the most frequent definition, was spiritual leader, spiritual leader, and then they'd be asked, what does that mean? And of course, they would start with the practical things, get your family to church, get your kids to youth group, have family devotions and family prayer. But it also most of them would talk about the intangibles as well, right? That you're responsible for your children's spiritual growth. You're responsible for your wives, spiritual health and the most frequent verse they quoted was Ephesians 5. Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church. That might not sound significant to you, but when I had chapters later on abuse in Christian homes, I literally ran into people who said they never heard that verse, one woman who said I had to go look it up in the Bible. I didn't believe it was there. I had never heard a sermon on Ephesians 5, the part of it. That is addressed to husbands, and there was another example where there's a pastor who works with abusive men in court ordered counseling. Most abusive men are not in counseling unless it's court ordered, but this is a Christian pastor and he was working with a man who was abusive and and his wife had actually fled the home to escape from his physical abuse. And he kept quoting the first part of Effusions 5. She's supposed to submit to me. This is wrong. She can't leave. The home and he. And so the pastor said, well, what about this other part of it? She didn't. And he said the man was shocked. Kid never heard the part of Ephesians 5 that was addressed to husbands. And so that's why it's so significant that the committed Christian men and couples. That was what they quoted all the time. Ephesians 5. Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church. And so I went to the actual studies. The surveys done of Christian couples to see. How do you live it out? What do you? Think it means. That's what I report in. The book. Sean Finnegan:Yeah, a lot of your book gets into the history of masculinity in America. And I thought that was really eye opening because as somebody who started a lot with early church history, Old Testament history, New Testament history, Second Temple Judaism. I could tell you all about. The Roman Empire, you. Know there's this, like memes going around. How? Often, do you think about? The Roman Empire too much, that's. That's my answer but. American history. I'm not so strong and much less with respect to gender. I really found this, this research you did fascinate. Thing. And so my next myth is about the suffragette movement. And it goes like this. Number four women initiated the suffragette movement in America because they wanted to be treated as individuals of equal value. It sounds just like obviously true, right. But is it? Nancy Pearcey:No, it's not true. First of all, women didn't initiate it. A small group of women did the early feminist. But even they acknowledge that most women were against it at the time. I had so many readers. You remember, I said I had readers on my manuscript. I had so many readers who were skeptical of that that I went out and find the quotes. Some people like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and other early feminists saying the main opposition to the vote. For women, it's other women. So I got the quotes from people saying that why would they opposed to it? Because they did not want to be treated as individuals. It was just the opposite. Is the framework to understand it. The vote was not described in that day as men's vote versus women's vote. It was framed as household vote versus individual vote, and most women wanted the household vote. And why did they want that? Because it put responsibility on men to take into account the. Interest of the entire household. And even broader, I'll try to be short, but even broader. It was a shift in political philosophy. Early America was governed by political philosophy that saw so institutions like the family as an organic unit. Not just a collection of individuals who happen to be there, but there's an organic unit connecting them all to one another and therefore there was a common good. In other words, I look out for what's good for me. You look out for what's good for you, but who looks out for the common good of the marriage, of the family, of the Church, of the school and so on. That's what authority was for. Authority was a person who was not supposed to look out for his own interest. The favorite word of the time at the time was he should be disinterested by which they meant he doesn't pursue his own interest. He's the one who's responsible for the common good of the whole. America, after roughly after the revolution began to shift from that political philosophy to a political philosophy called social contract theory, which does see societies and social institutions as collections of autonomous individuals who've just come together out of a common interest. Well, in that case there is no common good. And so men were no longer held responsible for the common good. And so many women at the time realized this is actually letting men off. The hook. It's giving them a pass on moral responsibility. You know, they're no longer held responsible for the common good of the entire house. And so that's how the debate was framed. Many women that at the time said we want our men to two cents, that they are responsible for their wife and children, and back then the household was was larger, right? So it included extended family and servants and and so on. The man was in charge of the small. Commonwealth. So anyway, it was women who opposed the vote largely, and it was because they saw it as a way that men were going. To be held to a reduced standard that we were lowering the standard on male responsibility. Now I would say that eventually most women came around to it. It took. About a. Century. Eventually, women came out to around to supporting it. But why? Early feminists framed it in terms of autonomy and individual rights that did not speak to most women. Women came around to supporting it when the temperance movement. Began to say this can be a way that we can hold men in check because men are drinking. They're coming home drunk and beating their wives and children and women have little recourse when that happens. And so the head of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, her name is Francis Willard. Historian says she was the most influential. Women of the entire 19. And she began to see the vote as a way to give women power in the temperance movement against drunken, abusive husbands. And so she renamed. It she called it the ballot for home protection. No. If it was about home protection, women were for it, so that that, that shift is why women came around to endorsing it. But again, not for the reasons we think autonomy and individual rights. But ohh, this is a way to give us some leverage against some of the common male voices of drunkenness. And abuse. Sean Finnegan:This home protection at every turn seems like there's so much more to the story than you know on the surface you think? Ohh well. Women were hopelessly oppressed and you know until they got the right to vote, they couldn't do anything about it. You know, that's kind of like the typical way of saying it, but it's so much more complicated and new, nuanced. Just Dance between men and women in American history is incredible. To see it going back and forth throughout your book. So what about the statement our time today, the 21st century is the first when women in America have publicly accused men of toxic behavior. You think? Nancy Pearcey:Well, I just gave you a good example. Where the temperance movement certainly popularized a lot of public rhetoric that was very critical of men, here's the the bigger picture on that, too. So America was becoming more secular. And as that happened, they were governing their behavior less by a biblical ethic, naturally. And how did that happen? Well, the material conditions that gave rise to secularism. This before the Industrial Revolution, men worked alongside their wives and children all day on the family farm, family industry, the family business, and so the cultural expectation on men focused a lot more on their caretaking role and their like. I said a minute ago. Their responsibility for the common good of the whole. Even a secular historian says the masculine virtue was defined as duty to God and man. I I love these surprising facts that come out of history. A surprising fact is that most literature on child rearing was addressed to fathers. If you go to a bookstore today, they're mostly dressed to mothers, but back then they were dressed to fathers. Fathers were considered the primary parent, and so men were given. A lot more responsibility for the. Sean Finnegan:Right. Nancy Pearcey:The Industrial Revolution takes work out of the home and of course, men had to follow their work out of home, into factories and offices for the first time. They were not working with family members who the people they loved and had a moral bond with. They were working as individuals and competition with other men, and that's when you see the literature start to change. People began to protest that men were becoming individualistic, self interested, egocentric, make it at all cost, greedy and acquisitive to use the language of the day. And that they were making their career, their idol, as they were losing their biblical loyalty, they were making their career, their idol, actually using language from the day they complained that men were starting to make an idol out of financial success the first time that we see negative language applied to the male character. Was in the 19th century after the Industrial Revolution and the secularization was was happening at the same time, in a sense, with the Industrial Revolution, a large public sphere developed. You know, society kind of split into private and public people began to ohh public. What do I mean by that? Factories, businesses, financial institutions, universities. Of course the state. And people began to argue that these large public institutions should be operated by scientific principles by which they meant value free. In other words, don't bring your private values into the public realm, which is what we hear today. And since it was men who were getting that secular education and working in that secular field, they were becoming more secular in their outlook before women did. And so naturally, are we surprised that the 19th century saw a huge increase in what our kind of traditional male vices like drinking and gambling and fighting and crime and prostitution? And that's why there was, in response to that, a huge flowering of reform movements. The reform movements are where you see the negative language really develops as they begin to attack men. For all of these vices, I'll give you a quote. So one of my favorite historians puts it this. All of these reform movements were implicit condemnations of males. There was little doubt as to the sex of the Tavern keeper, the slave master, the drunkard, and the seducer. So the language of the 19th century was almost as hostile as anything that we hear today. From radical feminists. Sean Finnegan:It's interesting, you know, if there's smoke, there's usually fire, right? So and you, you do get into that a little bit at the end of the book, some of the misbehavior of men is driving the the modern complaints about toxic masculinity. I think a lot. Pundits advocates today for men are not really delving into the misbehavior of men in our own time. But I think getting this historical perspective can really help us to see, OK, well, what did you want the. Women to do. You want them to just get beaten and treated like punching bags in the home. Of course they they rose up and they advocated and there was rhetoric and. You know, women are powerful, just like men are powerful. Women are powerful, so it makes sense that that would happen. You talk so much and and and this. This is probably the biggest thing that blew my mind in the a lot of the historical work you did, you talked so much about the industrial revolution and you've already touched on it here, but this this next myth really ties into that. Number six men have traditionally worked outside of the home and have been the breadwinners. I think so many of Us are under that impression, especially as conservatives as Christians, Bible believing man, we're like ohh yeah, it's my job to, to, to work outside the home and be the breadwinner. And if I just do that, then I'm satisfied what God requires of me. Nancy Pearcey:The the fact that the literature on parenting was addressed to fathers speaks to the fact that fathers were in the home. See what happened is with the family industry, the family business, the the home was the economic center of society. They didn't have this distinction. A father could be working at home. And raising his kids, you know, and so could a mother, by the way, a lot of manufacturer with household manufacturer think of Proverbs 31, right? The the woman who's running several businesses. She wasn't going to an office to do that. She was working out of her home. And that was the case. That was case right up until the industrial revolution. Both men and women. Could be, could be involved in economically productive work while raising their kids and and in fact, historians say that fathers were just as involved with their children as mothers were. So that kind of blows your mind too. Wait, just as involved as as. Because we're, I mean, just it's just hard for us to use our historical imagination, you know, to think what that was like. So what we have to remember is prior to the industrial revolution, we're talking about all of human history. We're talking about millennia. So it's only very recently in human history, namely the 19th century, that fathers began to work out of the home. And by the way, another thing that I this helps explain is why our fathers ridiculed and mocked so much in the media today. That was another one. That I thought. Well, you know, we all know this is true. Homer Simpson, you know, from advertisements to animations and to movies. Fathers A you know the doofus dad, the the bumbling idiot, my, my, my own son loved the Bernstein bears. So you know the dad was always the bumbling idiot. Anyway, where did that come from? Well, when fathers were taken out of the home at the Industrial Revolution, they did lose touch with their children compared to when they worked side by side. All day they didn't know their children as well. They didn't know what was happening, their family dynamics and already in the 19th century, you see people say, you know, fathers are becoming kind of irrelevant, you know, to the family and even incompetent. You know, the idea that he's incompetent if he doesn't know what's going on in his family, he. Doesn't know the solutions. You know, he doesn't know how to how to solve the family problems, so he's considered incompetent and you see it in the literature of the day. So again, the deep roots to this. And of course, it does also suggest. What the solution is the solution is can we reconnect fathers to their children even after the industrial age? Are there ways to tweak the workplace? I have a whole chapter on that and and the pandemic had a very small silver lining in that a lot of fathers discovered they do like being at home more. One study found that 65% of fathers don't want to go back to the office full time. You know they prefer some kind of hybrids setup and and this one's not in the book because it just came out recently. But the New York Times had an article and the title was something like during the pandemic. Many fathers got closer to their children and they don't want to lose that. So I think that's encouraging that when fathers had a chance to be close to their kids, a lot of them said this is great. Look what I've been missing out on. I mean, I think Christians should really think creatively about ways to flex the workplace. I've had interviews with a lot of fathers who said I'm willing to pay the daddy penalty. You. Know they know they. May not move. Forward quite as quickly in their career if they take more time off to have time with their kids. But most of them said it was well worth paying the daddy penalty. Sean Finnegan:Yeah. I mean at the end. Of the day, let's say you choose to work. You know an extra 10 to 20 hours a week so that you're always the one who gets in the report or finishes the project. And you, you. Find some upward mobility and you know. You what do you? Do you just move your house to a different neighborhood? You move to a different neighborhood by a fancy your house. Now you've got, you know, some more. Expensive cars. Maybe you have a more expensive boat. Maybe you're going to a farther away place for vacation, but like. It's not. It's not worth the sacrifice to not know your children and to not be able to have a healthy marriage that lasts. You know, we tell women. Oh, well, don't. Sacrifice your family for the sake of your career. Because we see so much pressure to do that now. In whatever wave of the feminist movement we're in right now, and so much celebration for women in the workplace, any kind of achievement celebrated and yet the same is true for men. You know, don't sacrifice your family for your career because at the end of the day, you're going to be sitting on your. You got with people you don't even know, people that don't even care about, you know, like, even if you did succeed to that, to that degree. So let's switch sides. We were just talking about how the men are the breadwinner is a new term that was unused before the industrial revolution. Just a totally foreign idea. But what about on the women's side? Traditionally, women focused on keeping the home and raising the children rather than contributing economically, right? Nancy Pearcey:They didn't have to make that decision. There wasn't an either or choice until the Industrial Revolution took work out of the. Home. Remember, it took women's work out of the home too, not just men's work. So women back then, a lot of household manufacturer was presided over by women. So you Can you imagine when you had to cook everything. From scratch, turn your butter, bake your bread, and even grind your flour. And when you had to make all your clothing from scratch, you had to card the wool or the cotton, and you had to weave it. You had to design it and. Cut it out, I. Mean canning and preserving food, making buttons, making candles women's work was extremely rich and and varied. You know, women had a lot of different skills, they had to master. So in many ways, that was more intellectually challenging too. And so it was a true loss, a genuine loss when all of that was taken out of the home. You know, life got easier. On the other hand, it got a lot more boring. You know, when all that's left now is early child care and cleaning. I mean, you know, that's why you have advertisements that glorify, you know, getting your sink cleaner. So I think that that's an important thing to recognize because it it was one of the causes of the feminist movement. Like many secular movements, it identified a true problem. It just gave the wrong. Solution and most people don't want women to follow men out of the home if it means leaving kids in substitute care. They really want parents raising their own. Kids, what women are doing today, though in my studies, I found that the vast majority of women who are home with their kids are doing some kind of home based business or home. Nice work, because it's almost impossible in our economy not to have two incomes. But women want to be home, and so they white collar work is the easiest. Of course, in a knowledge economy. So there's all kinds of IT professionals and writers and editors and marketers. And I I list several of them in the book Blue Collar and pink color, where it can be done from home to some extent as well. I I give the story of when I went to. I have my. Their style and the the woman had a beauty chair in a basement, one chair. And so while she's working with her customer or her client, she's got a glass door that looks out onto the backyard in a fence fenced in backyard. So she's kind of we're keeping an eye on. Her kids. And blue collar workers, this is some of the. Pushback I get is what you know. What about men? Isn't this kind of an elitist thing that, you know, men? Can come home well. Aspects of almost every job can be done at home. A friend of ours owns a car repair shop. For the most part, he's not going to bring his cars home, although sometimes he does work on friends cars. That is in his driveway. But he can bring his bookkeeping home right. He can bring his bookkeeping home. And in the evening, he's sitting there working while his kids are sitting beside him at the kitchen table and doing their homework. He's talking to them. He's answering their questions. And so there's aspects of almost every job that can be done at home while your children are young. I'm not saying it's the ideal for everybody at every stage of life. I'm just worried about the kids while your children are young. That that's what I recommend. People trying to find at least some aspect that could be done from home, you know, at least part time. Sean Finnegan:You know, it certainly is the case that with the the way our economy is and inflation and everything else that. Being a single income household is closed to most people, even if you would. Want to be a. Stay at home. Mom, you have to make some serious sacrifice. This is a lot depends on what's available too, whether or not you can. You can do that and where you live and and so. Forth, but let's talk. About solutions my myth #8 here blocking or limiting men's testosterone will solve the problems of our society with badly behaved men. Nancy Pearcey:We have to start with how to God create men. And by the way, this is one of the questions I always got and therefore I had to put it at the front of the book. People would say, well, what do you think are the differences between men and women then? Well, let's start with basic biology. Men are larger, faster, stronger, 75%, greater upper body muscle mass, 90% greater upper body strength. Ohh, and I just read this one the other day. It was something like 300%. It was very high, 300% more punch force. Any woman who's been abused knows that and because of testosterone, men do tend to be more aggressive. And more risk taking and I think we have to start with just saying, well, this is all God made men and therefore it is intrinsically good. This is before the fall. These are the traits that God created men with. And I have to tell you, one of the things I found most encouraging is I have a couple of studies of men around the world. And they find that. Men do know that these unique masculine strengths are not giving them just to get whatever they want right to dominate others, but are giving them to provide and protect. I'll give you one of them. The this was a study done by an anthropologist. It was the first ever cross cultural study done on concepts of masculinity and what he found out is. Of course, there's differences between cultures. But what they? All share is what this anthropologist called the three P's. It is expected that the good man will provide, protect and procreate, meaning become a father, right, have a family. Build into the next generation, be future oriented and this was all across the world. These were not countries with the Western or Christian background and I thought it was really amazing to see that this just seems to be an inherent innate knowledge that men have universally. I would say they're made in God's image. And therefore they inherently know that their unique masculine strengths were not given them to just get whatever they want, but to provide, protect and build into the future the next generation. This gives us a better approach when we're dealing with men as we can, we can try to tap into that innate inherent knowledge, men. Don't respond well to being called toxic. Nobody would. But what we can do is to tap into their inherent and acknowledge of what it does mean to be a good man. What it does mean to use their unique strengths and abilities for good. And that way we support masculinity as God created it. Including the testosterone, we can then be. Obviously, and my book is full of criticism of the secular definition of masculinity, you have no problem with being a, you know, good critical thinker in analyzing secular thought. But we should start with really supporting, affirming and respecting men for the way God created them. Sean Finnegan:Yeah, that's so helpful. Because I think so many of us are feeling beaten down. I've got four sons. My oldest is 17, and you know, just seeing how Society is telling them over and over be more feminine? Change yourself, and of course you know who celebrated guys who dress like women. Those are those are like the most popular kids in the school. Now it's it's everything is kind of flipped on the the trans, LGBT and Q and so forth in the in the. Last few years. And you know the message they're receiving is you. Know if you. Could just be more like Sally then you know you'd be really great. We want to avoid toxic masculinity, but we don't want to avoid masculinity. There's a difference there. Nancy Pearcey:Yeah. Yeah. Let me give you another study again. I love these studies done by non Christians. But this was the study again. I put this at the front of the book. As well because answering remember I said, people said who? People would say, whose side is she on? Well, you don't have to take a side because there are different scripts for masculinity. And this study brought it out very well. This is done by a sociologist and again it's global. So this is. Around the world is universal. He gets invited to speak around the world, so he came up with this clever experiment where he asked young men two questions. The first question was what does it mean to be a good man? If you're at a funeral and in the eulogy, somebody says he was a good man, what does? Young men all around the world had no trouble answering that they would immediately say things like honor, duty, integrity, sacrifice do the right thing, look out for the little guy, be a provider, and be a productive. Be responsible and the sociologist would say, would you like that? And they say, I don't know, it's. Just in the. Air we breathe. If they were in a western country. They would often say it's part of our judeo-christian heritage. And then he would follow up with the second question. And he'd say, well, what does it mean if? I say to you, man up be a real. And the young man would say ohh no, that's completely different. That means be tough. Be strong, never show weakness, win at all costs. Suck it up. Play through pain, be competitive, get rich, *** ****. I'm using their language. And so the sociologist concludes that there is an inherent universal knowledge of what it means to be the good man. You know another way we could talk about this from a Christian perspective is general revelation, right? General Revelation is what we know. On the basis of creation, apart from Scripture, there are truths that we can know through general revelation. It's also Romans too, right? Everyone has a conscience. What these non Christians anthropologists are finding is that it is a universal awareness that men aspire to be the good man, but they are also feeling this. Cultural pressure to be the quote UN quote real man. And as you saw, those were somewhat more toxic traits. Especially if they are disconnected, decoupled from a moral vision, they can slide into the Andrew Tate phenomenon that we see today, where masculinity is, you know, fast money, fast cars, fast women, it can slide into that. I mean, that is apparently for many young men today that's becoming the real man I just got. A e-mail from a former graduate student of mine who's teaching now at the high school level, and she said all my boys, all my male students, are fans of Andrew Tate. They're even using both of his in the yearbook. And then she said I'm teaching at a classical Christian School. So even a Christian young men are looking to places like Andrew Tate, who are exemplifying a very secular view of masculinity. I'm finding out not everyone knows this, but you know he does. Run. He's made a lot of his money by running an only fans company. Sean Finnegan:Yeah. Andrew Tate is is a pretty complicated fella and he's, I, I have hopes that he will reform his ways, seen glimmers of hope there that, you know, he can embrace more the PPP that you mentioned before than the FFF fast cars fast. Come in and fast success, but instead protect, provide and. What was the? Third one. Procreate. Yeah. Within marriage, I would say. But yeah, there's no question about it. Tate has struck a nerve, and he's preaching a gospel of masculine excellence and. At the same time, there's a lot of that real man script mixed in with his message and really what we need is insight from the designer of masculinity himself, you know, and and we could find that in Scripture and we could find that. Also in our own souls, you know. Seeing these different. Sides of us, you know the the image of God, the imago day stamped upon us, but then also our fallenness, so really really deep points and I encourage you listeners that if you're curious about this at all, check out this book. Get yourself a copy the toxic War against masculinity. Well, this has been a great conversation. How can people find out more about? Hey, Nancy. Nancy Pearcey:Yes, I'm glad you asked because my publisher graciously just designed a new website for me, so it's nancypearcy.com, and Piercy is P/E, ARCEY, nancypearcy.com. And so you can come over there. You can browse my other books you've mentioned a few of them already today. You can browse them and find out what he. Was talking about. And you can also leave the message. I don't have time to answer them all, but I do read them all. So come on by nancypiercy.com. Come on by and say hello. Sean Finnegan:Very good. Well, thanks so much for joining me on Restitutio today. Nancy Pearcey:Thanks for having me. Sean Finnegan:Well, that brings this interview to a close. What did you think? Come on over to restitutio.org and find Episode 515 the Toxic War on masculinity and leave your feedback there and I can't stress to you enough how important. This book is. Whether you're a man or a woman, but especially I talked to the the men out there. I really found this book incredibly informative and very challenging. The whole last section, which I didn't really get into. She goes into issues within Christian marriage on how to handle yourself as a man, as a husband, and the whole thorny topic of domestic abuse and how to handle that. As a church leader and some really important thoughts there that we didn't get into in the interview, so take a look at that. For the record, I'm not receiving any. Compensation for promoting this book, I really just believe in it, and I think Piercy is really good. So take a look at that. Well, that's going to be it for today. If you'd like to leave us a rating or review on Apple Podcast or Spotify, we certainly appreciate that. If you'd like to support. Studio you can find email@example.com select the word restitution with no n.org and thanks to all who are supporting us, we'll catch you next week and remember, the truth has nothing to fear.
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Friend and business owner, Melissa Ortiz talks about being in business with her husband. Listen as we dive into a little bit about their business and mom/wife life...I think we will need to make these episodes a little bit longer because we could talk all day about this shit! Can't wait for the next one :)
Blue Is The New White: Episode #152 Alright so today we bring in someone from the education sector to give us his perspective of the industries that we all know and love. Parker Antoine is the CTE Director of Marketing, Recruitment, and Enrollment Management for the Orange County Public School District in Florida. Which happens to be something like the 8th largest school district in the US. Parker's passion for the industry and the success of tomorrows workforce bleeds through every word he speaks on today's show. And we talk about everything from the importance of education, the value of college, and the marketing of the skilled trades. Listen in to this incredible conversation filled with hope for success, motivation, and fulfillment for the skilled trades people of tomorrow! Don't forget to subscribe to this channel, and on our website blueisthenewwhite.com to receive all the latest updates. You can now find this podcast on Iheart Radio, Sirius XM, and Pandora. As always, we rely on the word of mouth from our listeners to further the mission. So if you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate, review, and share. The future generations of tradespeople depend on it. On you! So thank you again and enjoy this episode of Blue is the New White with Parker Antoine
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After the launch of his incredible book, Blue Collar Cash last year - Lou wanted to bring back some of that blue collar cash mindset onto Thrive LouD. Ken Rusk reconnects with Lou Diamond on Thrive LouD. ***CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD***
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On this episode of "The Federalist Radio Hour," Sean Higgins, a research fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, joins Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the United Auto Workers strike and explain unions' complicated relationship with the Biden administration. Read more from Higgins here.
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Interview starts at 25:05 Owen Hunt joins us for a great chat about finding purpose, free will, conspiracies, and his journey from the outdoor simple life to entrepreneurial coaching, and to comedy. We chat about Reality Transurfing, Ikigai - the Japanese secret, giving up the fight, helping young people, flow theory, WEF plans, attention - the coin of the realm, Adlerian Psychotherapy, abundance, journaling, purpose statements, mantras, building new systems and the new comedy. Owen Hunt, The Blue Collar Mystic joins us again. Owen has guest hosted some of our events, he's a stand up comedian, narrator of audiobooks on his website, and host of Blue Collar Mystics. With thought-provoking interviews featuring prominent figures in self-development, spirituality, and occultism, he continues to guide his listeners towards a path of self-discovery and self-improvement. https://bootsygreenwood.com/home In the into we chat about our upcoming events, duck hunting, an email from a listener, Grimerica Outlawed, and some of our new audiobook releases. Links to stuff we chatted about: https://kanbanzone.com/2021/the-formula-to-finding-purpose-how-to-find-your-ikigai/ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40534545-ikigai https://adultbrain.ca/outwitting-the-devil-by-napoleon-hill/ https://adultbrain.ca/think-and-grow-rich-by-napoleon-hill/ https://zelands.com/ https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Courage-to-Be-Disliked/Ichiro-Kishimi/9781501197277 https://benbankas.com/ If you would rather watch: https://rumble.com/v3fe8zv-owen-hunt-bootsy-greenwood-blue-collar-mystics-reality-transurfing.-outwitt.html https://rokfin.com/stream/38683 https://youtube.com/live/xYxfw_u2oBA?feature=share Help support the show, because we can't do it without ya. If you value this content with 0 ads, 0 sponsorships, 0 breaks, 0 portals and links to corporate websites, please assist. Many hours of unlimited content for free. Thanks for listening!! Support the show directly: http://www.grimerica.ca/support https://www.patreon.com/grimerica http://www.grimericaoutlawed.ca/support www.Rokfin.com/Grimerica Check out our next trip/conference/meetup - Contact at the Cabin www.contactatthecabin.com Our audio book page: www.adultbrain.ca Adultbrain Audiobook YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@adultbrainaudiobookpublishing Grimerica Media YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@grimerica/featured Darren's book www.acanadianshame.ca Grimerica on Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-2312992 Join the chat / hangout with a bunch of fellow Grimericans Https://t.me.grimerica https://www.guilded.gg/i/EvxJ44rk Get your Magic Mushrooms delivered from: Champignon Magique Mushroom Spores, Spore Syringes, Best Spore Syringes,Grow Mushrooms Spores Lab Buy DMT Canada Other affiliated shows: https://grimericaoutlawed.ca/The newer controversial Grimerica Outlawed Grimerica Show Leave a review on iTunes and/or Stitcher: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/grimerica-outlawed http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grimerica-outlawed Sign up for our newsletter https://grimerica.substack.com/ SPAM Graham = and send him your synchronicities, feedback, strange experiences and psychedelic trip reports!! email@example.com InstaGRAM https://www.instagram.com/the_grimerica_show_podcast/ Tweet Darren https://twitter.com/Grimerica Can't. Darren is still deleted. Purchase swag, with partial proceeds donated to the show: www.grimerica.ca/swag Send us a postcard or letter http://www.grimerica.ca/contact/ Episode ART - Napolean Duheme's site http://www.lostbreadcomic.com/ MUSIC https://brokeforfree.bandcamp.com/ - Quit Bitching Felix's Site sirfelix.bandcamp.com - Should I
BlueCollar.CEO –Gary Elekes is the Co-owner of iMarket Solutions, a digital brand management firm specializing in website design for trade businesses, optimization post-sale, social media platforms, email strategy, and reviews management. Gary is also the Founder and CEO of EPC Equity, a private equity firm. With over 30 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, he is passionate about sharing what he's learned with young entrepreneurs. In this episode, Ryan and Gary discuss the importance of constructing marketing strategies and how to perceive shoulder seasons.
In this episode of the Arc Junkies Podcast, Jason Becker interviews Terese Ricard, a former Spanish teacher who made the bold decision to transition to welding as her second career. Terese shares her journey and the valuable lessons she learned along the way, providing inspiration and guidance for career changers interested in pursuing welding.,Terese's story resonates with individuals who are considering a career change or starting something new later in life. She emphasizes that it's never too late to learn and follow your passion. Terese's positive outlook and determination to succeed in welding serve as a reminder that taking risks can lead to personal growth and fulfillment. By sharing her experience of securing scholarships and grants to cover the costs of welding school, Terese offers practical advice for those facing financial challenges. Her insights on the importance of having a plan, exploring scholarship opportunities, and ensuring marketable skills are invaluable for anyone considering a vocational training program. If you're looking for inspiration and guidance on transitioning to a new career, especially in the field of welding, this episode is a must-listen. Terese's story proves that with courage, determination, and a willingness to take risks, anyone can find success and fulfillment in a second career. Fabricator Olympics https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fabricator-olympics-2023-tickets-606134995087 Arc Junkies Podcast: Instagram: @Arcjunkiespodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@arcjunkiespodcast9253 Email: Show@arcjunkies.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-becker-45407b72?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BKipEwR3uQXCmCjaEfNzo6w%3D%3D Arc Junkies Website: https://arcjunkies.com Arc junkies Merch: https://shop.threadmob.com/arcjunkie/shop/home Underground Metal Works: https://www.underground-metalworks.com/ Vyperfest Tickets https://www.vyperfest.com/ Friends of the Show: Rockmount Research and Alloys, Inc. Rockmountwelding.com Instagram: @Rockmountwelding Use ARCJUNKIES10 for 10% off all Abrasives and Consumables Use AJP at checkout to get 1lb. of Tartan AAA when you spend $250 on Rockmount Products. Outlaw Leather LLC Outlawleather.com Instagram: @outlawleatherusa Use ARCJUNKIES for 15% off all in-stock leather goods Fronius USA https://www.fronius.com/en/sustainability Everlast Welders Instagram: @everlastwelders YouTube: Everlast Welders Online: https://bit.ly/37xJstI Use Codeword ARCJUNKIES at checkout to get upgraded to a free Nova Foot Pedal and TIG Torch with the purchase of any machine that comes with a stock foot pedal and TIG Torch. Strong Hand Tools Stronghandtool.com/arcjunkies Instagram @Strong_hand_tools ISOTUNES: Instagram: @isotunesaudio Online: https://bit.ly/36s7aFj Use ARCJUNKIES10 at checkout and save $10 on your purchase Scholarships & Grants AWS Welder Training Scholarship https://www.aws.org/foundation/page/home Nuts Bolts and Thingamajigs Scholarship https://www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/scholarships Mike Rowe Works Foundation https://mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/
"Will my job be safe from robots? Steve Urban dives deep into the pressing questions of our tech-driven era. As AI programs continue to emerge and reshape industries, it's crucial to stay informed and make wise decisions for your future. Tune in to understand the long-term implications of these advancements and discover why blue-collar and trade skills might just be the most sought-after in the near future. Stay ahead of the curve and prepare for what's next. Riderflex is a national, Colorado-based, premier headhunter, RPO, and employment agency; recruiting and searching for top talent for staffing your teams. Top Executive Recruiting Firm - https://riderflex.com/ Get your copy of "The Riderflex Guide: Inspiring & Hiring."It contains 30+ years of experience in entrepreneurship and executive leadership. Managers don't always have all the answers. This guide can help with some of the most basic but sought-after answers. Get The Book: https://amzn.to/3N16Y4M Link to Riderflex Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@Riderflex #TechEvolution #FutureOfWork #AIImpact #RobotRevolution #TradeSkillsRising" --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/riderflex/support
Blue Is The New White: Episode #151 Today we get the opportunity to speak with the CEO of the largest residential plumbing company in California. John Akhoian joins us today to talk to us all about how he grew his empire. John dropped out of high school at 17 years old after his father passed and immediately understood he was no longer going to pursue his father's dream of coming an attorney. Instead, he jumped right into plumbing to help support a grieving family. He never looked back. He learned the trade, started a plumbing business, bought a franchise and ran that for 20 years, and then sold that and started what is now known as Rooter Hero Plumbing. Not to mention writing several books along the way. Listen in as John shares the wisdom he has learned over the years about mindset, work ethic, culture, and of course, business. Make sure you have a pen handy for this one. Don't forget to subscribe to this channel, and on our website blueisthenewwhite.com to receive all the latest updates. You can now find this podcast on Iheart Radio, Sirius XM, and Pandora. As always, we rely on the word of mouth from our listeners to further the mission. So if you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate, review, and share. The future generations of tradespeople depend on it. On you! So thank you again and enjoy this episode of Blue is the New White with John Akhoian.
BlueCollar.CEO –Bonnie Clymer is the Director of Marketing and Product Development at MRCOOL, a manufacturer designing DIY ductless mini splits that allows customers to save money by installing their own air conditioning unit. Bonnie's experience in business, graphic design, social media marketing, and website management contributes to her insight into the marketing industry.In this episode, Ryan and Bonnie discuss the shift in marketing strategies and leveraging social platforms for your company's benefit.
Ken Rusk is the best selling author of Wall Street Journal Best Seller "Blue Collar Cash". Ken Rusk is a blue-collar construction entrepreneur who has launched multiple successful endeavors for over thirty years. He now is teaching others to do the same. Ken got his start digging ditches for a basement repair company in Ohio. Rusk has extensive experience in hiring, training, and developing first-time job seekers, particularly those without college degrees. He lives in Toledo, Ohio, where he runs Rusk Industries, Inc., which specializes in various forms of construction.Ken is a blue-collar advocate showing that there's no degree required for comfort, peace, and freedom.Connect with Ken Rusk:Website: Ken RuskIG: Ken Rusk Official Book: Blue Collar Cash (WSJ Best Seller) Course: BUILD THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS"Life is Built, Not Born."Joe Ciccarone#Episode112
This week on the show Maine and Miranda recap the 2023 IBJJF GP, and the Blue Collar FC event. We also preview the return of Quintet 4, and BJJ Stars 11.In the news section of the show we discuss IBJJF 2023 World Masters and Mighty Mouse winning Brown belt plus some other notable entrants. In the recap section of the show we discuss the tournament and Superfights on the IBJJG Absolute GP. We discuss each match in the 8 man event starting with the quarterfinals talking about Victor Hugos submissions and Nicholas Meregali vs Francisco Lo that saw Meregali win by smother or shoulder lock from the mount. In the semifinals we discuss the rematch between Nicholas Meregali vs Gutemberg Pereira where Meregali was able to win by submission with a modified belly down zipper choke from the back. We also discuss Victor Hugo Submission win over Fellipe Andrew with e triangle from the guard.In the finals we discuss the anticipated rematch between Nicholas Meregali vs Victor Hugo that saw great planning from Meregali and a 2 point lasso hook sweep and guard work to win the match, and take home 40K.We also discussed Cole Abate IBJJF Black Belt Debut, and Tainan Dalpra Violin Amrlock triangle win. In the recap of Blue collar FC we talked about each of the rounds. We discussed Giancarlo Bodoni working his wrestling and wrestle up sweeps in the event, we talk about Jay Rod vs Andy Varella in the battle of the wrestlers, and Roberto Jimenez working on his foot lock defense and being one of the best back takers in the sport. In the preview section we discussed Quintet 4 return potentially on Flograppling, EUG upcoming event and BJJ Stars Women's Absolute GP, and Superfights.Recorded 9-4-2023
On this episode, Sean and Nick have a good ol' conversation with the downhome Paranormal Superman himself, Marshall of Blue Collar Paranormal! We talk about what the team's name really stands for, his experience in the field, their amazing 4 (make that soon to be 5) haunted locations, Marshall's jailhouse shower experience and the winning answer for our "weirdest thing about you" question. Its nuts! Well, it was..... And did we capture paranormal activity LIVE during the taping? You decide.
No one understands the saying, "If it's not farmed, it's mined" quite like Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, Eric Thran. With decades of experience in both farming and frac sand mining, Eric joins Keaton and Thomas to talk about the transition from life as a local dairy farmer to a mine supervisor traveling the country. He dives into his experiences navigating challenging managers, working alongside his wife, and how he's forged a successful career in a completely new industry.
This week on the show Maine and Miranda recap Finishers Summer Bash 2 with many title matches, as well as preview the IBJJF GP and superfights, as well as the Blue Collar FC 8-Man bracket.In the news section of the show we discuss the Moldolfo team lineup changes for Aiga December event with Mica Galavo added to the team. Plus WNO matchup Gordon Ryan Vs Patrick Gaudio announcement for the WNO Night of Champions. In the recap section of the show we discuss finishers, summer bash 2 and both of Max Hanson's title fights, his 155 pound lightweight title and his welterweight 170 pound title defenses both that he retained via submission. We discussed the Corbre brothers with Gavin and Deandre both hitting triangle from the back submissions with armlocks off the top of the position quickly. We discuss the main event, heavyweight title fight between Pat Shangoli vs Nick Wiley, that saw Pat finish your leg lock in the literal last second of the regulation. We also discussed some potential matchups for Pat to defend his title against.We also talked about a number of other matches that took place on the card. In the previous section of the show, we discuss the IBJJF absolute GP taking place the weekend of masters worlds in Vegas. We talk about how the bracketing has heavily pushed to see Nicolas Meregali versus Victor Hugo in the finals, a rematch from the contentious absolute world finals that ended in disqualification after the fact for Nicholas. We also discussed some of the exciting superfight's taking place on the card as well. In the preview of blue collar FC, we discuss all of the first round match ups, and pathway to victory for all of the athletes on the card Giancarlo Bodoni pathway to victory in his rubber match eith Eldar Cruz. We discuss Roosvelt Souza Vs Devonte Johnson and if the bigger Souza will be able to slow the pace of Devonte. On the bottom, half of the bracket, we discuss Andy Varella versus Jacob Rodriguez, in a clash of the weight classes, and what is sure to be a phenomenal high paced wrestling match. We also discuss Andre Porforio Vs Roberto Jimenez in a bottle of if Roberto will be able to take the back. In the outro section of the show, we discuss masters worlds, taking place this weekend, and potential super fights. Recorded 8-28-2023
BlueCollar.CEO –Lori Tschohl is the Owner of Eagle Pipe & Mechanical LLC, a women-owned HVAC company providing commercial and residential services. After retiring a $10 million franchise for McDonald's in 2011, Lori opened two Pandora jewelry stores in 2012. Since 2019, she has given her attention to developing her own company. She is a recipient of the 2010 Women of Influence Award from the New York Business Journal and has demonstrated that level of success in multiple industries.In this episode, Ryan and Lori discuss transitioning between industries, the growing pains of new business ventures, and mentorship for women in the trades.
Hurricane Idalia is expected to hit Florida's west coast on Wednesday, and residents are preparing for a potentially deadly storm surge. University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy joins us. And, when Spain won the women's World Cup, the head of the country's soccer federation, Luis Rubiales forcibly kissed forward Jennifer Hermoso. Why hasn't he been removed from the organization? The GIST's Lauren Tuiskula joins us to talk about how sexual misconduct pervades sports still. Then, Washington D.C.'s rat problem has been steadily worsening, and feral cats are part of the solution. The Humane Rescue Alliance's Blue Collar Cats program rehomes feral cats to live outside at houses around the metropolitan area. Washington Post reporter John Hudson is a participant in the program and joins us, along with Maureen Sosa, HRA's director of pet support.
What started as a simple game about zero-g salvage work becomes a look into worker's rights and the dangers of hyper corporatism. Join us as we Lore Together. Episode Edited by: oamonsoon Contact us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoreTogether Instagram: https://instagram.com/loretogether Mastodon: https://universeodon.com/@LoreTogether Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/LoreTogetherPod Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@LoreTogether Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/id/LoreTogether We're proudly part of the Boss Rush Games Network! Check them out, and the rest of the podcasts over at https://bossrush.net/ Music: "Perspectives" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
Blue Is The New White: Episode #150 Today we dive deeper into leadership in the skilled trades with special guest, Nanette Miner of The Training Doctor. Nanette is a succession advisor and leadership development consultant for the AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) industries. Nanette started off consulting for Fortune 100 companies and eventually found her niche in the AEC industries because she saw a void that needed to be filled. After recognizing that the baby boomer owners and CEOs were going to be retiring from these industries by 2030 with no succession strategies, she quickly pivoted to help these blue collar business owners develop leaders from within. Grab a pen and paper for this one guys, because Nanette is a wealth of knowledge and is willing to share it with the Blue is the New White audience! She also has a free book on leadership that you can find at leadershipfromdayone.com! Don't forget to subscribe to this channel, and on our website blueisthenewwhite.com to receive all the latest updates. You can now find this podcast on Iheart Radio, Sirius XM, and Pandora. As always, we rely on the word of mouth from our listeners to further the mission. So if you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate, review, and share. The future generations of tradespeople depend on it. On you! So thank you again and enjoy this episode of Blue is the New White with Nanette Miner.
Rhydon and Dennis welcome another member of the #TradeCrew faithful to the show in Massachusetts Sheet Metal Legend, Caio Torres, known to the HVAC world as SheetMetalHVAC. The guys talk about life in the trades from an immigrant family perspective and how Caio has been forging his own path as a Blue Collar worker proving that Dirty Hands truly does equal Clean Money. We also would like to dedicate this show to his late Grandfather who was a major part of him becoming the hard working man he is today. #HVAC #HVACCREW #HVACR #HVACRND #TRADECREW #AC #AIRCONDITIONING #AIRHANDLER #ATTIC #BOILER #BUSINESS #BUSINESSDEVELOPMENT #COIL #COLD #COMBIBOILER #COMEDY #CONSTRUCTION #CONTRACTOR #CRAWLSPACE #DRYBULB #DUCT #DUCTLESS #DUCTWORK #EEV #ELECTRICAL #EPISODE #EQUIPMENT #ERV #FANCOIL #FLEX #FURNACE #GASFURNACE #HEAT #HEATPUMP #HP #HRV #INVERTER #MINISPLIT #MULTIFAMILY #NEWEPISODE #NEWPRODUCT #NEWS #NEWSHOW #PODCAST #PLUMBING #RNC #SHEETMETAL #TANKLESS #TANKLESSWATERHEATER #TECHNICIAN #TECHREP #TRADE #TRADES #TRAINING #TXV #VARIABLESPEED #WATERHEATER #WETBULB Air balancing, Air conditioning, Air curtains, Air filtration systems, Air handlers, BAS, BMS, Building automation systems, Building energy modeling for HVAC, Business, Business Development, Cased Coils, Coils, Commercial refrigeration, Compressors, Condensers, Consulting, Cooling systems, Cooling tower systems, Dehumidification systems, Duct cleaning, Ductless mini-split systems, Ductwork design, EEV, Electrical, Electronic Expansion Valve, Energy efficiency, Energy efficiency in HVAC, Energy, management software, Energy management systems, Energy-efficient HVAC technologies, Energy-saving tips for HVAC, ERV, Evaporative coils, Evaporative condensers, Evaporative, cooling systems, Evaporators, Geothermal HVAC systems, Green building HVAC solutions, Heat exchangers, Heat load calculation, Heat pump maintenance, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, systems, Heat recovery ventilation, Heat transfer in HVAC, Heating systems, High-efficiency, furnaces, Hot Gas Bypass, Hot Surface Ignition, Hot Water, HRV, HVAC, HVAC airflow, measurement, HVAC controls and thermostats, HVAC industry trends, HVAC installation guide, HVAC maintenance tips, HVAC repair techniques, HVAC retrofitting, HVAC system airflow, balancing, HVAC system automation, HVAC system balancing, HVAC system commissioning, HVAC system components, HVAC system control strategies, HVAC system controls, HVAC, system controls integration, HVAC system design software, HVAC system energy audits, HVAC, system integration, HVAC system life cycle cost analysis, HVAC system noise reduction, HVAC, system optimization, HVAC system preventive maintenance, HVAC system programming, HVAC, system reliability, HVAC system troubleshooting guide, HVAC system upgrades, HVAC, system zoning, HVAC training, Hydronic heating systems, IAQ, IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) testing, IAQ monitoring devices, Indoor air purification, Indoor air quality, Inverter, Inverter Compressor, Inverter Equipment, Load calculation in HVAC, Plumbing, Radiant heating and cooling systems, Refrigerant leak detection, Refrigerant recovery and recycling, Refrigerant types, Refrigeration, Refrigeration cycle, Refrigeration principles, Refrigeration system maintenance, Refrigeration, system retrofits, Refrigeration system troubleshooting, Reheat, Reheat System, Residential Air, Conditioning, Residential Cooling, Residential Equipment, Residential Heating, Residential, HVAC solutions, Residential New Construction, RNC, Smart thermostats, Tankless, Tankless, Water Heater, Territory Manager, Thermal Expansion Valve, Thermal insulation in HVAC, Troubleshooting HVAC, issues, TXV, Variable frequency drives (VFDs), Variable refrigerant flow (VRF), Variable speed, technology in HVAC, VAV (Variable Air Volume) systems, Ventilation systems, Water Heater
Norman Van Aken is not a native Floridian but his name is synonymous with the state's cuisine. Van Aken lives in South Florida but has his restaurant, Norman's, in Central Florida. Van Aken grew up in Northern Illinois. He knew from an early age that he loved cooking but did not realize that it could be a career. “I had no understanding (or) inkling that being a chef was a road for a person like me. No one spoke about that growing up in Illinois,” he said. “People in that area might have been school teachers if they were smart, but most of us (were) brick layers and cops and my mom was a waitress.” Van Aken spent the early part of his working life trying out a string of blue color jobs including factory jobs, hot tar roofing and he even worked with a carnival. “I worked the Ferris wheel and they asked me if I wouldn't mind climbing up on the wheel to move one of the little chairs out of the way so a truck could pull through. I was like, ‘No sweat.' I was a gymnast in high school and monkeyed up there to do that,” Van Aken said. “Unfortunately, the Ferris wheel wasn't properly grounded for electricity and I became totally stuck under that wheel until I kicked myself off and one of the carny workers saved my life by catching me from hitting the asphalt.” Eventually, he found himself working as a short-order cook at a diner, but he still did not realize that cooking could be a career. Van Aken said he did not come to that realization until he made the move to Key West in 1973. He had grown up going to Florida on vacation with his family, but decided to make a move to the Sunshine State after visiting a friend who was already living in the Keys. It was there at the Pier House Hotel that Van Aken realized what he could accomplish in a kitchen. “My aspirations were more about being a writer than anything I didn't know about being a chef,” he said. “But, I could see somehow this thing colliding with both the ability to be artistic and cook.” Van Aken said his time in diners helped him to learn speed with his cooking, but in that kitchen, he was surrounded by classically trained chefs who began imparting their knowledge to him. “And I was like hooked —like falling-in-love hooked. I was like, ‘OK, I gotta start buying books. I gotta get some knives.'” As Van Aken continued down this path of building a culinary cuisine. He found himself as part of the movement that would be come known as New World Cusine which involved marrying classic American recipes and ingredients with Europe techniques. At the time, much of the movement was budding out of places like California and New Orleans. “Here I was in Key West seeing all this stuff primarily through magazines because it was before television was covering it, and thinking, ‘Well, they're doing it there. Do I need to move there so I can do it there,'” Van Aken said. “Then hit me, I should not do that. I should bring it here — do something representational of what Florida is all about.” With this inspiration, Van Aken moved to Miami, taking his talents to a bigger stage. He came out with his first cookbook. Van Aken has carried this movement forward to the present day with his eponymous Orlando restaurant, Norman's, which recently reopened at 7924 Via Dellagio Way. In the latest episode of Florida Foodie, Van Aken shares more of his story of coming to Florida and learning his craft in Key West. He also shares how he came to coin the term “Fusion Cooking” and how he once got into a fistfight refereed by actor Mickey Rourke. Please follow our Florida Foodie hosts on social media. You can find Candace Campos on Twitter and Facebook. Lisa Bell is also on Facebook and Twitter and you can check out her children's book, “Norman the Watchful Gnome.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BlueCollar.CEO –Rusty Cochran is the President of We Care Plumbing Heating & Air, the premier residential and commercial plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company in Southern California. A former rock and roller, Rusty turned his passion for music into a passion for his customers and employees. Originally operating out of the family living room with two employees, the company has grown to employ 200-plus individuals and is steadily growing. Rusty believes the company's success is attributed to its mission to “go the extra mile” for its customers and the dedication of its employees to make it happen. In this episode, Ryan and Rusty discuss the company's history and how to leverage private equity partners.
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Learn how Lean Leadership Management impacts you both personally and professionally. Mack Story shares his experiences training thousands of people to shift from traditional management to lean leadership. Join Mack Story and Felipe Engineer-Manriquez as they unravel the vital importance of respect for people and character development as the foundation for continuous improvement. Learn where leaders fail the most when starting off leading people and teams. This engaging conversation underscores how respect for people forms the bedrock of any successful endeavor, fostering an environment conducive to growth and learning. Mack and Felipe emphasize that process improvement, though crucial, accounts for a mere 13% of the equation – tune in to find out what drives over 80% of the leverage unseen from the processes. Beyond conventional lean management teachings, this episode draws inspiration from several books on leadership from authors Stephen Covey and Katie Anderson. Prepare for an enlightening journey, exploring the intersections of lean management, personal growth, and continuous improvement. Uncover strategies to lead impactful change and facilitate transformative discussions that stimulate growth. Whether you're an executive, project leader, or an individual dedicated to personal development, this episode equips you with tools and insights to build a path that's easier, better, and faster. Books Referenced The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition Audiobook – Unabridged by Stephen R. Covey https://amzn.to/3qsER80 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide Audiobook – Unabridged by Sean Covey https://amzn.to/3OSmqCV Blue-Collar Kaizen: Leaning Lean & Lean Teams by Mack Story https://bluecollarleadership.com/store/Blue-Collar-Kaizen-Leaning-Lean-&-Lean-Teams-p84364489 Other Podcasts Referenced Blue Collar Leadership Podcast Episode 317: (Part 1 of 30) Blue Collar Leadership and Teamwork - 30 Traits of High Impact Players The Teamwork Dilemma…Team Members aren't always Team Players Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/317-the-teamwork-dilemma-team-members-arent-always/id1414881943?i=1000593165134 Katie Anderson on The EBFC Show Learning to LEAD, Leading to Learn Part 1 - https://www.theebfcshow.com/learning-to-lead-leading-to-learn-part-1/ Part 2 - https://www.theebfcshow.com/learning-to-lead-leading-to-learn-part-2/ --- Connect with Mack via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mackstory/ Website at https://bluecollarleadership.com/ Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube --- Today's episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It's a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It's the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Sign up on Patreon for weekly episodes: www.patreon.com/circlingbackpodcast Yep — it's Exactly Five Minutes where we break down randomly selected listener-submitted prompts for exactly (you guessed it) five minutes. This week's prompts were as follows: If you opened a weed dispensary, what would you call it? You have to leave the US for five years — where are you going? Who would headline three nights of your ideal music festival? The catch is that none of the headliners are currently living. What could've saved Grandex? Like actually saved it. What did you think were the sickest shoes growing up? Stan, Mute, Cancel: elementary school, middle school, high school We did the ideal PBJ. What's the ideal breakfast sandwich? What blue collar job would you actually (maybe) be good at? If you could place one item on Mars to confuse NASA, what would it be? Enjoy! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/circling-back/message
BlueCollar.CEO –Jeremy Lewis is the President of Gleason Plumbing, Heating, Air and Electric, an HVAC company delivering professional service in a timely manner. With more than 10 years in the industry, Jeremy is a proficient problem solver and instructor. He is skilled in relationship building, supportive communication, and expectation-setting — improving productivity and business operations as a result. In this episode, Ryan and Jeremy discuss the transition from commercial contract work to residential services and the differences between business models.
Lee Haight has perfected a systemized process to scale the profits of his own contractor business and is on a mission to elevate the status, bank accounts, and impact of all blue-collar entrepreneurs. He leads one of the top 25 roofing companies in The United States that runs and grows on its own. His businesses are responsible for building more than 25,000 roofs over the last 17 years, which amounts to over 200+ million in contracted projects nationwide. Lee's passion for educating the coming generation about one of the quickest paths towards living the "American Dream" has led him to pioneer an online university, Sky Diamonds University, which is unlike any other contractor platform available because it teaches the exact step-by-step process Lee has executed to grow a contracting business of his own. Through Lee's content, books, courses, and coaching, over 5000+ student's lives have been impacted in the past 4 1/2 years. His clients have collectively produced over 9 figures in results, many of which have scaled from 0-5 million and beyond as a result of Lee's growth strategies. In this episode, Brad and Lee talk about Lee's rise to the top of the Roofing sales industry, how he did it, and how you can too. Learn more about Lee and his events at https://LeeHaight.com or https://ToTheMoonContractor.com Watch the full video episode on Brad's Rumble here: https://rumble.com/c/c-2544182 Watch the full video episode on Brad's Youtube Here: https://bradlea.tv