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Monty Badami

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Monty Badami

The Understanding Boys Podcast

Dr Monty Badami looks through an anthropological lens to explore how we can help boys find their place in the world and offers some useful tips that you can use at home. Dr Surmant (Monty) Badami holds a PhD in anthropology and is the founder and CEO of Habitus, a social enterprise that uses anthropology, emotional intelligence and educational psychology to re-humanise schools, communities and businesses. Monty works with schools and communities to help teachers, students and parents to connect through stories and learn through play. He works closely with men and boys, running Rites of Passage programs and the Brave Conversations series where he uses his anthropological knowledge to challenge the norms of toxic masculinity and stereotypes of class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and race. Apart from being a passionate educator, Monty is a jazz singer, martial arts instructor, and an officer in the Australian Army Reserve. He co-hosts The Meaning Of… podcast with philosopher and friend Dr Tim Dean. In this episode Monty offers some useful tips that can be used immediately at home to provide safe spaces to unpack the prejudices and ideas we have set within ourselves. He shares a beautiful story about his own experiences that led him to the work that he does.


22 Apr 2021

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S4E10: Monty Badami - on what it means to be human

The Momentum Life Project

Prepare to have your mind blown. This weeks’ guest Dr Sumant ‘Monty’ Badami is an Anthropologist and Ethnographer who runs an organisation called Habitus. He is also an Honorary Associate at Macquarie University, a celebrant, Jazz singer, martial arts instructor, an officer in the Australian Army Reserves and much, much more! He’s on a mission to make anthropology a household name. Some of the things we’ll delve into in this episode include: what is anthropology, what is ethnography and why are they different to psychology. How anthropology is leading the way in predictive technology and AI applications. What it means to be human and what has made humans not only survive but also thrive. We’ll also delve into whether, as a species we’re becoming too specialised and how anthropology is being embraced more and more in organisations not only from an internal culture development viewpoint but also in UX, UI, marketing, sales, product development - any area where we need to understand more about human complexity. This is a truly incredible chat with a fascinating human! You can get in touch with Monty through his Habitus website, on instagram, Linked in or by emailing contact@habitus.org ….and remember, global change starts with individual momentum


25 Nov 2019

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A conversation about men's health (Sam Wood, Damon Gameau, Dr. Monty Badami & Sam Gledhill)

Moving Inward

I’m going to interrupt business as usual broadcasting here because it’s November... and we need to talk.We need to talk about men.This episode is inspired by Movember, which uses this month to talk about improving the quality of life for men and raising funds to do something about it.The reason for this conversation is pretty clear when we see the numbers:In Australia three in every four suicides are menMen die on average six years earlier than women for reasons that are largely preventable.And lastly - 70% of men say their friends can rely on them for support, but only 48% say that they rely on their friends. In other words: they’re here for their mates, but worried about asking for help for themselves.Helping to improve the health and wellbeing of the men in our lives is so important, and this episode covers that from a variety of different angles. I’m incredibly proud of it and I hope you find it useful too.I speak with four men from very different areas of expertise on men’s health. There’s personal trainer and TV personality Sam Wood, Sam Gledhill from the Movember Foundation, award-winning filmmaker Damon Gameau and anthropologist Dr. Monty Badami.Together they share rich and nuanced view of how we can better support the boys and men in our lives and how we can have conversations with them that matter.Share this episode with your partner, your brother, your father, your son or your friend. Let's change that statistic that says that only 48% of men believe that they can rely on their friends.Be the person that they can rely on.Let's get the conversation started.

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6 Nov 2018

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Community with Dr Monty Badami

The Slow Home Podcast

In today's poggie, Ben sits down to chat with Dr Monty Badami, who has what can only be described as the most varied and fascinating resume ever!  Monty is an: Anthropolgist Civil Marriage Celebrant Justice of the Peace Jazz Singer English Teacher Tai Chi Instructor Youth Worker Bouncer… and is training to become an officer in the Australia Reserve! To say that Monty leads a busy life is an understatement. Ben first met Monty at Dr Arne Rubenstein's leadership camp back in July, and today they chat about the importance of community and what it means on a very fundamental level to be part of a community. Monty shares a beautiful story about his research travels in South India where he visited the Paniya, a marginalised indigenous ethnic group, who were slaves until quite recently and what that taught him about being accepted and valued in a community. In a very articulate way, Monty also challenges the concept of the ‘broken community’ in Western culture and what he believes we need to do to better connect with like-minded people (*hint: it’s pretty simple!) This is an extremely enlightening conversation that is designed to spark conversation (and many more questions!) rather than provide the answers. Head over to http://www.slowyourhome.com/205 for the link to Monty's new podcast, Ben's episode with Dr Arne Rubinstein and all the information about the upcoming Live Life Simply Online Retreat.  Enjoy! ==== If you're enjoying the show and want to know how to best support it, leave a rating or a review in iTunes or head over to the Patreon page to help support the show financially and join in on our live monthly video calls. And thanks so much for listening! ===Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/slowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


18 Oct 2017

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