Hank Azaria’s Journey to Radical Accountability

Hank Azaria’s Journey to Radical Accountability

Hank Azaria’s Journey to Radical Accountability

The Man Enough Podcast - September 4, 2023 - 1:09:10

Renowned voice actor Hank Azaria joins for a raw conversation about cancel culture, identity politics, and transformation. Hank bares all on facing controversy for voicing Apu on The Simpsons, evolving from the defensive hot seat to becoming a crusader against unconscious bias. Hank opens up about his learnings from the experience and his commitment to helping others shed harmful beliefs that may be holding them back from true human connection. Later, Hank's Human Solidarity Project co-founder, Dustin Washington, joins the conversation to share their vision for a more united and equitable world, working to create discourse on shattering societal norms around race and gender.Watch this episode on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/wearemanenoughSign up for the Man Enough newsletter to get full video episodes and positive masculinity news every Monday: http://manenough.com/newsletterThe Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company.Timecodes: 05:32 - Hank wonders if he’s ‘enough’ as a father for his teenage son10:45 - How Hank’s understanding of gender equity has grown17:40 - Letting go of Apu28:22 - Hank’s journey to accountability 39:35 - How do we get children of the next generation excited about social change?45:34 - A healthy amount of shame can be a good thing47:00 - Do we use our “blindspots” as an excuse?53:58 - Hank is working to create human solidarity59:45 - Dustin Washington and the Soul Focused Group01:02:45 - How has racism impacted male friendships?Quotes:“Part of what motivated me to approach the Apu [situation] thoughtfully is: what am I going to say to [my son]? Someday he will be old enough to discuss this. What will I look him in the eye and say?” - Hank Azaria“There are good decent people out there that will not look under the hood, because of defensiveness because of ego.” - Jamey Heath“I think a lot of young boys are growing up feeling like they're the problem…you're not responsible for building the world we live in but you are responsible to change it.” - Liz Plank“We don’t have to have all the answers, we’re searching for the answers.” - Jamey Heath“Racism has created an artificial barrier that now lives in our subconscious, that keeps us from having the level of human connection that we should have, which allows us to come together and solve problems.” - Dustin WashingtonSupport Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletterMan Enough book: https://manenough.com/booksBoys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com Guest Socials HANK AZARIAInstagram: @hankazariaTwitter: @HankAzariaHuman Solidarity ProjectHSP works to eradicate oppressive forces by creating opportunities at the individual level to unpack limiting beliefs and cultural conditioning. The HSP provides institutions with workshops to transform societal norms from racial inequity to human solidarity.Support Man Enough Man Enough Newsletter: https://manenough.com/newsletterMan Enough book: https://manenough.com/booksBoys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com Follow The HostsJustin Baldonihttps://instagram.com/justinbaldonihttps://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldonihttps://facebook.com/justinbaldonihttps://twitter.com/justinbaldoniText Justin: +1 (310) 845-6909Liz Plankhttps://instagram.com/feministabuloushttps://tiktok.com/@lizplankhttps://facebook.com/feministabuloushttps://twitter.com/feministabuloushttp://www.elizabethplank.com/Jamey Heath https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_https://tiktok.com/@jameyheathhttps://twitter.com/jamey_heath_https://facebook.com/jameyjazhttp://www.jameyheath.com/#boys #men #masculinity #thesimpsons #apu #hankazaria #accountability #voiceacting #mentalhealth #race #racialbias #racism #human #humansolidarity #healing

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