Episode 3

Published on:

3rd Feb 2020

Ep. 3: The Man of the Household with Dr. John Cuddeback

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What does it mean to be a man? Even more fundamentally, what does it mean to be human?

In this Episode, I discuss these questions and more with Dr. John Cuddeback, a professor of philosophy and author with deep insights into how live a more human life filled with the joy of community, real work, and a connection to the natural world. A few of the topics we cover include:

  • What ancient philosophers can teach modern men
  • What it means to be human
  • How philosophy is meant to be a deeply practical way of life
  • How we can fight back against the dehumanizing force of the culture
  • What it means to be a man
  • What management of the household with manhood

Show Notes

  • Dr. Cuddeback's Website: https://life-craft.org
  • Man of the Household Course: https://life-craft.org/mofh-course/

Episode 2

Published on:

24th Jan 2020

Ep. 2: Healing from Pornography Addiction with Dr. Peter Kleponis

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Pornography addiction is an uncomfortable topic, and many would rather ignore its prevalence. But in a world where over half of men regularly look at pornography at least once per week, ignoring it would be foolish. It is causing real harm to individuals, marriages, and families and crippling men's ability to lead as they desire to.

In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Peter Kleponis to discuss the problem of porn and ways men can heal.

Dr. Kleponis has over 20 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, families, and organizations. He specializes in marriage & family therapy, pastoral counseling, resolving anger, men’s issues, and pornography addiction recovery.

Among the issues we discussed are:

  • The prevalence of pornography addiction
  • What makes porn so attractive to men
  • What porn does to your brain and body
  • The dangers of early exposure
  • The 5 reasons porn is incredibly addictive
  • The role of emotions in pornography use
  • The number one key to beating pornography
  • How to talk to your wife about your pornography use

Episode 1

Published on:

7th Jan 2020

Ep. 1: Sacred Music with Composer JJ Wright

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J.J. Wright's style cannot be easily categorized. Trained as a jazz improviser at the New School for Jazz in NYC, he's also passionate about sacred music. Palestrina and Bach vie with Monk and Cannonball Adderley as just a few of his harmonic and melodic inspirations. While with the U.S. Naval Academy Band, Wright performed for the President—as well as several other high-profile diplomatic gigs—and with the Caribbean Jazz Project: Afro Bop Alliance, recording and performing with vibraphonist Dave Samuels. The album was nominated for a GRAMMY for 'Best Latin Jazz Album' and won the Latin GRAMMY in the same category. In addition to Mr. Samuels, J.J. has had the privilege of performing with Billy Hart, Ike Sturm, Nate Wood, Chris Cheek, Zach Harmon, Mark Ferber, Matt Ulery, and Delfeayo Marsalis. 

J.J.'s website: https://jjwrightmusic.com

Vespers for the Immaculate Conception: https://www.ignatius.com/Vespers-for-the-Immaculate-Conception-P3449.aspx

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A Podcast for Catholic Men on Faith, Virtue, and the World Today
The Catholic Gentleman is a show for Catholic Men on the topics of living with virtue and holiness in the modern world. Featuring interviews and commentary, the show seeks to provide practical insights for men of all ages.
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