The Cost of Isolation With Ex-Skinhead, Graham Finochio

The Cost of Isolation With Ex-Skinhead, Graham Finochio

The Cost of Isolation With Ex-Skinhead, Graham Finochio

The Man Enough Podcast - November 7, 2022 - 54:26

Community becomes more important than ideology when you feel completely alone. We’re joined by former skinhead turned feminist activist, Graham Finochio, to talk about the radicalization of young, isolated men, how the prison system fails men and how being called in to accountability and community can create radical acceptance and change. Orphaned at 14, Graham shares stories of his upbringing, his lack of support and community, his radicalization during homlessness and the program, Success Stories, that challenged his ideologies and changed his heart during his final days in prison. New episodes every Monday 🎙️ The video version of every episode and bonus features will always be available on the @wearemanenough YouTube channel ( ) and at The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company.About Graham Finochio: Graham Finochio is an community organizer and Success Stories Coach Coordinator helping people who have done harm to others, create a more peaceful world through feminism. Graham was formerly incarcerated at Deuel Vocational Institute in Tracy, California and spent around 20 years of his life in and out of the prison industrial system. He came home in February of 2019 and is a coach at three prisons in the central valley and multiple reentry programs in Southern California.SHOW NOTES 03:18- Introducing Graham Finochio07:32 - Graham's Story12:03 - The "System" is Flawed and Designed to Lure in Lost Souls13:56 - Success Stories, Prison Feminist Program17:17 - Graham Was Confronted About His Beliefs22:17 - To Create Change, Graham Had to Challenge Everything26:42 - Graham's Message to Young Men 34:40 - Liz’s Experience With Pack Mentality 47:58 - The Biggest Lesson Graham LearnedKey Quotes from the Episode: “Is this working for you?” - Graham “My favorite people on the planet are people that have been broken, and are transformative…that means you’ve done work.” - Jamey “Objectifying women in society is a way to prove that you are a man.“ – Liz “You can’t idealize love.” - Graham JOIN THE MAN ENOUGH COMMUNITY: Subscribe to the Man Enough newsletter for behind the scenes, updates, sneak peeks of new episodes, and positive masculinity content: the Man Enough book: the Boys Will Be Human book: GRAHAM FINOCHIO LINKS: Twitter: @finochiograham FOLLOW THE HOSTS:Justin Baldoni Text: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank Jamey Heath SPECIAL ADVERTISER OFFERS FOR YOUChime Financial Go to to sign up for a Chime Checking Account today! Thanks to Chimefor supporting the show. #skinhead #antisemitism #racism #feminism #change #prison

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