Why Men Are Afraid to Show Emotion
“We were taught as boys: You can’t cry, don’t show emotion, have no fear,” says Kurt Yaeger. “People think men who are nice and gentle and kind are weak. And you’re like: That’s the antithesis of weakness.” Today, the BMX rider turned actor talks about the very human revelations he had after a harrowing accident. In its aftermath, Yaeger found himself exploring parts of himself that he hadn’t connected to since he was a child. And the story that emerges from this experience suggests that strength and vulnerability are parallel paths made easier when pursued together. (For more, see The goopfellas Podcast hub.)
How to Change Your Default Mode
Michael Stipe on the Future of Masculinity and Well-Being
About The Show
What drives people to change, to heal, to reinvent themselves? How do we reclaim our health, bounce back from heartbreak, flip the script? On goopfellas, two friends who have become familiar with unlikely personal transformations have raw conversations with people who have experienced profound shifts in perspective and well-being. Together, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole, DC, and chef Seamus Mullen get at the catalysts that bring people out of their dark night and into their purpose. Each of their goopfellas guests—from athletes to actors to authors—is different. As are the hosts: Mullen himself almost died from rheumatoid arthritis, and Cole’s day job is helping people uncover and overturn the roots of dis-ease. But you’ll likely see pieces of yourself in all their conversations, reflected in every one of their challenges. And we hope, from the lessons they learned along the way, you’ll find something you need to bring about a change, big or small, in your own life.