The manosphere does not have a lot of podcasters as far as I know. In fact, I have not come across the red pill/manosphere in any other media (youtube, TV, radio) aside from the blogosphere and ebooks. A few days ago, however, I stumbled upon a PostMasculine podcast that references the manosphere. It is a Mark Manson interview of Ricky Raw from The Rawness (on the blogroll of Le Chateau) .
Some red pill readers are probably familiar with the self-development website Postmasculine founded by Mark Manson. It’s not exactly mainstream, but I stumbled upon it about a year ago when one of my female facebook friends posted a link to an article of Mark’s. I think this is important to that a female (feminist-ish!) friend posted the link, since I have never seen a link posted by one of my friends about the manosphere. Even though Mark is a former pick-up artist and still essentially teaches guys how to approach women on his site, he has managed to distance himself from the manosphere and pick-up artists through the name of his brand.
You can listen to the podcast here or just search it on Itunes. There are two parts to the podcast, and the manosphere is referenced about 5 minutes in to the 2nd podcast. Some interesting quotes from the interview (from Mark, not from Ricky):
“I get criticism from the so-called manosphere…It’s a collection of blogs, lot of men’s rights type stuff. It’s a collection of men who are anti-feminist, pro pick up, pro learning game, and they talk about mens issues, getting laid, society and whatnot…”
“I get a lot of flac from them sometimes because I’m about vulnerability, authenticity, non-neediness. I get accused of being a ‘beta-male,’ or supporting beta behavior…”
“Not to put it out there or wave my flag, but I used to get laid more than all you guys…(@manosphere)”
“It just becomes an ideology with these guys”
“It’s ideological, it’s not a true inquiry to find out about a greater truth or a deeper information about society…”
“It’s interesting how people’s identities get tied to things.” — talking about the manosphere.
He even specifically mentions the red pill and how he doesn’t like it because it makes it seem as if we are the gate-keepers of this specific, special (red pill) knowledge and no one else can have it except through us. I guess that doesn’t bode well for the name of this blog then…
Other themes covered in the podcast:
-intelligence and IQ
-the cult of progress
If you are an intellectual or a psychology buff, I highly recommend giving the whole thing a lesson. It’s cool to hear two young guys talk intellectually about red-pill relevant topics. Sometimes they do get a bit theoretical, though, even for me.
Regardless of Mark’s criticisms of the manosphere, I really like PostMasculine as a professional development site. I appreciate his openness to other arguments and intellectual curiosity. His message is very similar to lots of red pill blogs, but his writing appeals to a wider audience, although some may accuse him of just watering down the manosphere’s message. Personally, I think he has some good content on his site and it would be worthwhile to check him out if you are starting your red pill journey.