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Richie Hardcore

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Should We Teach Porn Literacy? Richie Hardcore Shares His Lesson Plans

The Unspeakable Podcast

Richie Hardcore is an educator and public speaker based in New Zealand, where his work explores mental health and wellness, masculinity, and issues around domestic and sexual violence as well as addiction. He is also a former champion fighter, competing in professional kickboxing as well as the Thai combat sport Muay Thai. Richie visited The Unspeakable to talk about his work with young people about understanding their sexuality in relation to sexual messaging in the culture, particularly when it comes to pornography. He reflects on the ethics of sex work, the elevation of kink, and how social media can cause things like depression, anxiety, and trauma to get tangled up with gender identity confusion. He also sticks around for more than 30 minutes of bonus content, where he talks about his recent Master's thesis on hegemonic masculinities, how he feels about being the age he is (42) and answers listener questions about his favorite hardcore bands.  To hear the bonus content, become a paying subscriber at https://meghandaum.substack.com/ Guest Bio: Former champion Muay Thai fighter Richie Hardcore is an educator, speaker and activist working in family and sexual violence prevention. He talks to people from all walks of life and all ages about masculinity, mental health, pornography and well-being. Richie has spent time as a radio host, community worker in drug and alcohol harm reduction, a campaigner against domestic and sexual violence and as a sexual consent educator.

1hr 7mins

6 Feb 2023

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#40 - Being a Man with Muay Thai Champion and Mental Health Advocate Richie Hardcore

Break The Chain Podcast

What does it mean to be a man? Where do we get ideas about what that means?    In this episode, I was joined by retired muay Thai champion and mental health advocate Richie hardcore to explore this idea amongst some other topics such as mental health and addiction. Richie is also an educator and public speaker who works in family and sexual violence prevention, and fitness. He also spent 6 years working in drug harm prevention.   Richie stated that he was a sensitive kid that liked reading books but fighting at school made him cool. Being masculine also made him feel strong and cool but he said that he was fortunate enough to be steered away from that path and didn't turn to gangs and violence like his friends. He credited a lot of this to his passion for martial arts and the sober culture of the straight-edge hardcore scene.   Richie shares his life story then we dive deep into ideas surrounding masculinity from both a sociological and spiritual perspective. Finally, Richie tells us about his battle with depression and suicidal ideation and how he pulled himself out of that dark place.    I really enjoyed this conversation. Richie does some fantastic work, please check him out.    https://www.richiehardcore.com/podcast https://www.facebook.com/richie.hardcore https://www.instagram.com/richiehardcore/?fbclid=IwAR2RQyyoQsg7S96MDvqhmBmE0aDmgQzgOMctup7CY7xhK5t788RXyOMyZFc

1hr 2mins

14 Oct 2022

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Addiction and Healthy Masculinity : Richie Hardcore - Ep. 1


On episode 1, we hear from Richie Hardcore, a Muay Thai and Kickboxing coach, Public Speaker and Educator.  We discuss healthy / unhealthy masculinity in the media, addiction, family substance abuse, muay thai and mental health!    Follow or reach out to Richie via : IG | https:/instagram.com/RichieHardcore Youtube |  @Richie Hardcore     Email | hello@richiehardcore.com    Authentic Adveristy Podcast    Hosted by Chris Howe  https:/instagram.com/_chris_howe_ Website | www.authenticadversity.com Social | https:/instagram.com/authenticadversity Email | info@authenticadversity.com  SPONSORS Another Road Drug and Alchohol Treatment Center | www.anotherroad.ca Bond Street Tattoo | www.bondstreettattoo.ca IG | https:/instagram.com/bondstreettattoo--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/authentic-adversity/message

1hr 2mins

26 Sep 2022

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Richie Hardcore


Joining us on HendosHotTopics is the amazing Richie Hardcore.Growning up Richie was surrounded with an environment that he didn’t want to keep around, drugs, alcohol, violence so he made a change for the better.--Former Muay Thai Champion with 25 years fighting experience Richie has stepped out of the ring to help train the next generation of fighters.--Richie travels preaching the destruction caused from sexual violence, harassment, the change that is needed and the need for men to speak up and out to one another to change the stereotypes that society has placed and what is needed in order to be a man and “masculine”--For all of my younger brothers trying to fit into the world that surrounds them and to all my older brothers who are wishing for change and need guidance.. this episode is for you.--Thank you Richie for the amazing chat and outstanding work you continue to do… lives are being changes and people are being inspired to do and be better. Thank you.Enjoy- Hendo


13 Jul 2022

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Richie Hardcore - Cliffdog's Podcats Ep.35

Cliffdog's Podcats

In this cast, I talk with my good buddy Richie Hardcore, social justice and drug harm reduction advocate, activist, and media pundit about cancel culture and the problems inherent in both the alt-right and hyper-woke left... It's a goodie!


5 May 2022

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Episode 71 with Richie Hardcore - Mental health, trauma & masculinity

The Conscious Action Podcast

On this episode we talk with Richie Hardcore, educator, key note speaker and activist, working in violence prevention, masculinities, mental health and wellness.We explore roles, masculinity, what we are taught and conditioned to believe, how culture reinforces toxic behavior, belonging & fitting in, the importance of talking about mental illness & traumas, having role models & guidance, healthy structures & frameworks, how we identify with our stories.Richie talks about his journey, growing up in a dysfunctional situation, the ebbs and flows of his life, going through depression & mental health unbalances, getting social acceptance, fighting, conflicts & chaos as coping mechanisms & seeking it, the known & comfortable, hitting rock bottom & building back up.For more about Richie find him on Instagram, Facebook & https://richiehardcore.com/.


5 Oct 2021

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#10 Richie Hardcore

You're Killing It!

We speak with Richie Hardcore, New Zealand based Muay Thai champion, public speaker and a campaigner for social change with a focus on violence prevention, masculinity and mental health for the youth of today. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 30mins

28 Sep 2021

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Richie Hardcore on porn, masculinity, Muay Thai, and becoming a better person

The Same Drugs

Richie Hardcore is a Muay Thai coach, personal trainer, and public speaker. Richie spends much of his life trying help others improve their lives: he's spent time as a community worker in drug and alcohol harm reduction, is a campaigner against domestic and sexual violence, and a sexual consent educator. Richie is passionate about helping to overturn this country’s mental health statistics. In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with him about how to engage men and boys in critical conversations about porn; the impact of porn consumption on youth, how porn impacts our relationships and intimacy, as well as how Muay Thai has changed his live and the lives of others. Watch this episode on YouTube. To gain early access to select content and Patreon-only content please sign up as a patron. The Same Drugs is on Twitter @the_samedrugs.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-same-drugs/support

1hr 52mins

27 Aug 2021

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Richie Hardcore: Timaru car crash a wake up call for young men

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Alcohol. Speed. An overloaded car. Unrestrained passengers.It was a recipe for disaster - and now five Timaru teenagers are dead, their families and community reeling.The five boys died at the scene after the car they were in crashed about 7.30pm on Saturday.Last night two of the boys were named by family - Niko Hill and Javarney Drummond.At least one call had been made to police about boy racing in the area shortly before the fatal carnage.The group - five in the car and one in the boot - were travelling in a Nissan Bluebird sedan which struck a power pole and tore in two.All five passengers - aged 15 and 16 - died at the scene.The 19-year-old driver survived and was taken to Timaru Hospital with serious injuries.He was well enough to post a message on social media yesterday afternoon, including a photograph of himself in his hospital bed, apologising for the crash."Hello everyone just wanted to say I'm not dead I am very very lucky to still be alive and I can't believe what has happened," he wrote, in a post seen by the Herald."And I am so so so sorry to the families that I have put in pain coz of stupid mistakes that I made that has costed five lives."Some of his injuries are visible in the post.Javarney's father Stephen told Stuff he had gone to bed on Saturday and said it was not unusual for his "social butterfly" son to arrive home later.Just before midnight his daughter started getting messages about Javarney being killed in the crash.Stephen Drummond then rushed to the Timaru police station and then had to identify hisson at the hospital."He's never done this. He's never got in a car, I don't understand it," he said."All his mates don't have cars, he went to school with the driver, at primary school. He talks to him and says hello to him, but he's never, ever been joyriding that I know of. I don't understand how it's actually unfolded."Aoraki Area Commander Inspector Dave Gaskin said yesterday the driver was yet to be spoken to by police.He said it was too soon to speculate or confirm details but he suspected due to the age of the driver he may not hold a full licence.Gaskin said a number of people in the car were not wearing seatbelts."There were six people in the vehicle, there is only five sets of seatbelts," he told media."It is not possible at the moment to say who was wearing seatbelts, but I think it is pretty clear to say that only a very few, if anyone, were wearing seatbelts."Niko Hill's father learned of his death through a phone call late on Saturday night.He said his heart was broken. He was not ready to speak more about Niko last night as he prepared to travel to Timaru to support the teen's mother and wider family.The area where the crash happened is well-known as being popular with boy racers, with a local resident phoning 111 about 6pm on Saturday night to complain about four cars racing and doing burnouts."The last thing I said to the call-taker was, 'If you don't send someone out here, someone will get killed', and 90 minutes later, we had this," Ray Colvill told the Herald.A steady stream of mourners and locals wanting to pay their respects and lay flowers visited the crash site yesterday.They came and wept at the concrete power pole, still standing, with a just few smudges of car paint near its solid base. Sobbing parents, devastated grandparents, a shaking aunty, and two cousins visited, trying to come to grips with what had happened.They just felt a numbness, they said.One father, tears filling red eyes, paced up and down the country road where the five boys died, muttering, "Why? What a waste!"Among the mourners was Niko's cousin Meadow Bennett."I really am in shock," she told the Herald."You don't believe it until you see it. I don't believe he's gone."He's just a young, sweet kid... he doesn't...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


8 Aug 2021

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23. RICHIE HARDCORE - Masculinity in the modern world...

Inside Out with Jimi Hunt - The Mental Fitness Podcast

Taking a deep dive into the world of masculinity Jimi chats with the world’s most eloquent Muay Thai champion, educator and vocal critic of ‘woke’ culture, Richie Hardcore, about dismantling the patriarchy, changing the conversation around what it means to be a ‘real’ man and challenging all men to play a part in changing the social construct of masculinity in our modern world. With vast experience in helping men evolve past their ingrained ideas of masculinity, Richie draws upon his broad humanities background to unpack what it means to be a man today and explores the impact that the expected behaviour and belief structures that have been embedded in men since they were children have on society as a whole. He discusses with Jimi the mask that he wore for many years in order to feel accepted and admits that the “visage of looking ‘hard’ didn’t take my pain away, didn’t make me immune to depression or sadness or heartbreak or grief and many men think that it does and they hide behind that mask but they’re dying inside.” Linking the disproportionately high death rate of young men to the ongoing perpetuation of being a ‘real man’ Richie believes “We need to get rid of the idea of being a ‘real’ man and start showcasing ideas of being a ‘good’ man.” So, how do we change a culture? According to Richie, “It’s about rejecting what we know to be harmful and putting new things in place, it’s a million and one patient, kind, loving conversations.” Jimi and Richie have exactly one of those types of conversations in this hour-long episode which will leave you with a much deeper understanding of a hugely contentious topic that affects us all.


24 Jul 2021