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The Modern Bloke

A no BS Podcast for blokes, by blokes. We discuss blokes culture, self-development, banter and topics relating to blokes in society. Jump on and have a listen as our guests provide great information, tips, and tricks to help you navigate through the inevitable ups and downs of life. Our mission is for each podcast to deliver a bit of information that each bloke can take away and implement to grow themselves. And by doing this, we will grow as a collective.

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Conrad Tracey - Addiction Coach

This episode is with Conrad Tracey from Addiction Coaching Australia. Conrad helps people break the cycle of addiction and regain control of their life and their choices. Conrad opens up candidly about his past experiences which lead to undiagnosed trauma resulting in drug use and addiction.  We discuss how we can lead with empathy into society and encourage Men of all stages in life to deal with any issues they may experience.  Conrad’s personal journey with addiction, highly-recognised standing in the Melbourne addiction recovery community, and marked professional success developing and coaching high-performance individuals and teams have inspired him to found Addiction Coaching Australia and design The Delta Path, a modern alternative to substance misuse and other addiction therapies. You can find Conrad on: Insta: @conradmtracey @addictioncoachingaustralia Website: https://addictioncoachingaustralia.com.au/ Follow us on Instagram: @Themodernbloke Visit our website: www.themodernbloke.com.au Note: If this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact: Life Line: 13 11 14   Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36 Blokes Psychology: blokespsychology.com.au

1hr 5mins

23 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Tiago Southbrook - Mineset Aus

Loving this chat with Tiago, two blokes having a chat in a relaxed environment, myself chatting to a tattooed FIFO worker chilling on his couch. Tiago is a Founder of Mineset, a movement focusing on mental health in the mining industry which values connection. Their main goal is to #StartTheChat We spoke about mental health, issues around the mining industry, how we can have impact on a grass roots level talking directly to the blokes at coal face (I think thats a pun).  We also spoke about 2 amazing topics: - the importance of culture and how focussing on evolving it so that "Starting the Chat" isn't something that is awkward but something that is just what we do.  - Emotional intelligence, looking within for your triggers and reactions, communication and understanding in your relationship and its importance in FIFO life and empathy and understanding for other blokes and what they might be going through and how you can actively say "I'm showing up" to help them #startthechat So basically....shit that blokes normally chat about right! You can find Mineset on: Insta: @mineset.aus @tiago_southbrook Website: https://minesetaus.com.au/ Follow us on Instagram: @Themodernbloke Visit our website: www.themodernbloke.com.au Note: If this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact: Life Line: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36     Blokes Psychology: blokespsychology.com.au

47mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Hugh Simson Jr - The Man Journal

Hugh Simson Jr is a former Lawyer, CFO & COO who is now...well "just doing cool stuff". One of the "Cool stuff" that Hugh is doing is The Man Journal! filled with useful tips, quotes but most importantly daily rituals to journal to practice gratitude, mindfulness and also be conscious in your life and daily habits to grow into the Man that you can become. Hugh is an advocate for pivoting in life and building resilience to overcome obstacles.  In this talk we discuss corporate burnout and reassessing values, the importance of conscious proactive living and how "doing the work" helps to be resilient in what life throws at you. This includes a discussion on navigating "conscious coupling". You can find Hugh on: Insta: @the.man.journal Website: http://hughsimson.com/ Follow us on Instagram: @Themodernbloke Visit our website: www.themodernbloke.com.au Note: If this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact: Life Line: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36   Blokes Psychology: blokespsychology.com.au

39mins

9 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Brent Draper - Masterchef and Mental Health

Brent Draper is now famously known for being a bloke, on Masterchef that on National TV decided to leave the series to protect his mental health. Whilst the issues weren't directly about Masterchef, it was his courage to open up about his struggles and put his mental health above the competition that literally resonated around the world. Join us with this chat to discuss getting out of a "rut" planning and communication with your partner, opening up about mental health challenges and how to address them and how we can evolve our culture to have better impact on Men's mental health. At The Modern Bloke we aim for 2 main things. Showcasing everyday Aussie blokes doing great things and understanding the importance of the impact of being relatable.  Encouraging Men to say "I'm Showing Up" as a motivation to both internally motivate them to do something challenging which will benefit them and externally to showcase what a bloke can do. Brent's actions highlights exactly that, he represents a QLD bloke with a wicked beard, a qualified boilermaker, husband, father, surfer and craft beer lover who "showed up" by being open about his mental health struggles on national TV and showed other blokes that they can too! You can find Brent on: Insta: @brentdraper_ Follow us on Instagram: @Themodernbloke Visit our website: www.themodernbloke.com.au Note: If this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact: Life Line: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36 Blokes Psychology: blokespsychology.com.au

54mins

25 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Michael Murphy - Beyond the Barbell

For Men's health week we combine the discussion with the link between physical and mental health. Join me with Michael Murphy from Beyond The Barbell. A great part of this discussion is around the importance of communication with your partner when suffering from poor mental health/mental illness. The idea for Beyond the Barbell came from the research of Michael Murphy at Victoria University where he studied members of a CrossFit Box (gym) about their motivation for joining.   The overwhelming response was that they joined for the ‘sense of community’ that CrossFit provides, including the friendship, camaraderie and sense of belonging. You can find Michael on: Insta: @beyondthebarbellinc Website: beyondthebarbell.net.au Follow us on Instagram: @Themodernbloke Visit our website: www.themodernbloke.com.au Note: If this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact: Life Line: 13 11 14   Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36 Blokes Psychology: blokespsychology.com.au

1hr 6mins

19 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Michael Ray - Solo Dad

A great chat with Michael Ray - An Ordinary Dad Having An Extraordinary Amount Of Fun! Michael Ray is a.k.a The Solo Dad! This chat with Michael is around Fatherhood and his journey being thrust into the life of a Solo Dad raising a young girl and the experience that comes with that.  We chat about his life changing, some great stories of the journey and how we can work on societies culture to help be more Father friendly. An important topic in this chat is about how Blokes can support equality and the benefits that come with it. Michael has also recently launched a book about his story titled "Who knew" You can find Michael on: Insta: @michaelray_solodad Website: michaelray.com.au Follow us on Instagram: @Themodernbloke Visit our website: www.themodernbloke.com.au Note: If this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact: Life Line: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36   Blokes Psychology: blokespsychology.com.au

48mins

11 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Jamie Usher - The Mind Tradie

A great part of my job is meeting new people, however Jamie Usher and I go back decades (f*ck we're old) and went to school together.  Jamie's alter ego is @the_mind_tradie , this came about when Jamie owned his own business in Windows and was living a typical tradie life and suddenly lost 90% of his vision around the age of 30.  In this episode, Jamie speaks about the impact this had on him and his mindset, then we discuss how he built resilience so he could move forward with his life and how it lead him in a new direction to help people through psychology.  It was this direction of helping people work on their minds, that he coined the term 'The Mind Tradie'.  I love Jamie's outlook on life, his future plans and his resilience, can't wait for you all to listen to this Modern Bloke.  Here's where you can find Jamie: Instagram - @the_mind_tradie Facebook - facebook.com/themindtradie Follow us on Instagram: @Themodernbloke Visit our website: www.themodernbloke.com.au Note: If this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact: Life Line: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36   Blokes Psychology: blokespsychology.com.au

44mins

3 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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Zach Jewell - Into The Dark Blue

And the next Modern bloke to join us is..... drum roll..... Zach Jewell from the great state of TEXAS! Zach and I met online through The Modern Bloke mental health connection workshop initiative Blokes N Brews Zach runs Into the Dark Blue, a nonprofit organization who foster a community of peers which empowers mental wellness, positive growth, and social awareness. What I love about this Organization is that they pair what it means to be masculine with carefully curated adult beverages. They do this through a pub-talk, of sorts, where open and honest dialogue can shed light on men's mental health issues whilst enjoying a nice cold beer.  Into the Dark Blue promote positive masculinity whilst attempting to find correlations between a drink and any stigmas, if they exist. I cannot wait for you all to listen to what Zach has to say in this honest and light discussion. Here is where you can find Zach: Website - intothedarkblue.com Instagram - @intothe_darkblue Follow us on Instagram: @Themodernbloke Visit our website: www.themodernbloke.com.au Note: If this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact: Life Line: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36 Blokes Psychology: blokespsychology.com.au

43mins

24 May 2021

Rank #8

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Carl Nelms - Blokes Psychology

Blokes like to keep it simple, but we are more complex than we give ourselves credit for. Combining this is Carl Nelms, the founder for Blokes Psychology, SIMPLE name dealing with Complex issues. This chat with Carl discusses issues faced by Men, but most importantly I got to interview someone who has taken the leap to help Blokes specifically, addressing a key barrier for Men to see psychologists... There are very few blokes who do psychology and we feel comfortable to opening up to. Few services, focus specifically on men's needs, Many men struggle to acknowledge they are experiencing mental health issues and about 70% of men avoid seeking support all together. Blokes Psychology are dedicated to ensuring males of all ages, can access mental health support and treatment, that’s tailor made for men. You can find Carl: - Instagram: @Carl.nelms @blokespsychology - Website: www.blokespsychology.com.au Note: if this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact. Lifeline: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36 Blokes Psychology: www.blokespsychology.com.au

45mins

14 May 2021

Rank #9

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Janoah Van Kekem - The Mind Maverick

Part 3 of our Momentum Lifestyle champions is Janoah Van Kekem. Self confessed "I’m not a robe kind of guy. I’m a skeptic and had always associated meditation with religion or having to join a cult. I was also under the illusion that meditation and mindset practices were about clearing your thoughts which is basically impossible, there is so much more to it, and it’s easy." This chat breaks down how meditation and mindfulness IS what blokes do, should be what blokes do and provides great evidence as why we should be enjoying the benefits.  The biggest outtake from Janoah's work I see benefitting guys is cutting stress and anxiety and removing the barriers to a calm mind. You can find Janoah:  - Instagram @janoahvankekem - Website: https://www.mindmaverick.com.au and part of the  - @themomentumlifestyle Crew Visit our website: www.themodernbloke.com.au Note: If this discussion raises any issues, below are some resources you can contact: Life Line: 13 11 14 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 46 36 Blokes Psychology: blokespsychology.com.au

47mins

7 May 2021

Rank #10