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The Authentic Masculinity Podcast

The Authentic Masculinity podcast is for men who seek to better themselves and be of service to those around them. We discuss how men can be heroes in their daily lives through tips on masculine personal development and leadership development. Tap into the masculine genius that moves the world. Be Bold. Be Authentic. Be Masculine.
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Mar 31, 2021

Back by popular demand, Shannon and Steve discuss the importance of protecting our online presence, with Mark X.

 

Support us on Patreon: Shannon McGurk is creating Podcasts and blogposts promoting healthier masculinity. | Patreon

 

Show Notes/Resources

What is Linux?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNhlgYD6unA
 
Browser Isolation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z3_Em4S99g
 
Nextcloud Private Cloud storage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmYtL60qcWM
 
5 Reasons to dump your Apple and Google Phone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RXs1e7FcJg
Feb 27, 2021

The technology we rely upon today offers much in the way of convenience, the price of which is privacy. Today Shannon and Steve explore the strategies and tactics of regaining personal online privacy with our very knowledgeable guest Mark "X".

Show Notes:

F Droid Store  F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository (f-droid.org)

Aurora Store Aurora Store APK for Android - Download (softonic.com)
 
Android OS alternatives:
 
https://grapheneos.org/https://lineageos.org https://www.ubports.com/ (Linux phone)
 
Youtube Channels for Reference:
 
Rob Braxman Tech
 
The Hated One (includes a video on how to install Graphene OS)
 
Techlore (includes a video on how to install Graphene OS and how to troubleshoot)
 
Lifesite page with helpful alternatives:
 
https://lifesite.kartra.com/page/gbgresources
 
Linux Laptops:
 
puri.sm
 
https://starlabs.systems/
 
Office Tools:
 
Libre Office
Jan 13, 2021

Shannon and Steve interview Mr. Chris Jolma; Entrepreneur, Craftsman, Husband, Father. Chris is an authentic man with iron determination, faithful heart. Many life-lessons about finding and following your passions, while always being willing to see what might be just around the next bend in the road.

Chris makes fine leather creations. Please check out his webstore here: www.lastchancecustoms.com

Jan 4, 2021

Shannon and Steve interview Chris Peden. Chris is a husband, author, entrepreneur and father of two autistic children. Listen in as Chris describes his journey in each of these areas and how challenges faced in one area has made him stronger in all areas.

We highly recommend reading Chris' book as it provides wisdom for fathers regardless of whether they have special needs children. You can purchase the book here:

The Blessings of Autism: How raising a child with Autism helped develop my faith and made my life better - Kindle edition by Peden, Chris. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

If you would like to contact Chris regarding tax, accounting, and financial services, you can do so here:

CPA offering Tax Preparation, Accounting and Planning | Peden Accounting Services

Dec 31, 2020

Shannon McGurk and Steve Thomas look back on the year 2020 was, and discuss some of the plans for the immediate future in 2021.

Dec 18, 2020

Shannon and Steve have the honor of interviewing retired Navy SEAL Thom Shea: Warrior, Husband, Father, Author, Mentor, Leader. To learn more, visit www.unbreakableleadership.com

Nov 25, 2020

Shannon and Steve follow the example of legendary coach Vince Lombardi by getting the team on the field, and back to the basics of Authentic Masculinity.

Oct 22, 2020

Shannon and Steve discuss considerations related to relocating during during chaotic times.

Oct 9, 2020

Shannon and Steve discuss the causes of, and preparation for potential social disruption, unrest, and violence.

May 11, 2020

Part 2 of our interview with Tim Rook: Husband, Father, Martial Artist, Entrepreneur, Teacher, Leader, Actor, Podcaster 

May 4, 2020

Part 1 of Shannon's interview with Tim Rook, an authentic man exemplifying the 5P's of Authentic Masculinity.

Apr 29, 2020

Shannon and Steve discuss the Authentic Protector mindset, and why it's important to be Dangerous On Demand.

Mar 21, 2020

Shannon and Steve discuss the current challenges we are facing with the Coronavirus outbreak, associated impacts, and actions we can take to address them in true authentic masculine fashion.

Mar 20, 2020

Shannon and Steve discuss their experiences as married men, sharing ways they have learned to navigate the rocks and shoals that can damage a marriage.

Mar 5, 2020

Authentic Men need the company and friendship of other Authentic Men. Shannon and Steve discuss their friendship with each other, how it has evolved over time, and the importance of standing alone together, in this troubled world.

Jul 2, 2015

As a young Bail Bondsman Marine Dave Gambale asked for a greater stake in his employer's business. When told no, he drove the 800 miles to the business's bank in Florida to strike his own deal and start his own Bail Bonding Business (www.freedombailbonding.com ). Listen as Dave tells his story of how one Marine learned to help young men start again and how he brings a ferocious sense of masculine strength to a much misunderstood business. Strength, courage, kindness and a sense of mercy can lead to remarkable success.

Jun 16, 2015

What sorts of gentlemanly qualities will help you succeed in the modern economy? Self-discipline, kindness, perseverance, commitment. Listen in as Mr. Greg Turley of Evolution Printing ( www.evolutiondpi.com ) tells his story of overcoming difficulty while keeping his balance as a happily married father of two sons who also tours with a band in Europe. Find out what a surprisingly small detail of Greg's life-- a decision to stop using profanity-- reveals about his character and how such a decision can help lead to ultimate success.

May 22, 2015

Have you ever wondered what the Army teaches its young leaders? Listen in as Jonathan interviews Shannon McGurk, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (retired). Shannon shares the lessons he learned from his 20 year career as a Ground Cavalry Officer and China Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army.

Why is it important to keep your people informed? Listen in and learn why keeping people informed and up to date raises morale and turns them into self-motivated team mates. People are inquisitive by nature. If we don't give them the right information they will often get hold of rumor and inaccurate information. To promote efficiency and raise morale, leaders should keep people informed and tell them not only what must be done but why. Giving people the right amount of information engages their passion and helps them to invest in what your organization is driving to accomplish. Join us as we discuss this key to effective leadership.

 

May 11, 2015

Have you ever wondered what the Army teaches its young leaders? Listen in as Jonathan interviews Shannon McGurk, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (retired). Shannon shares the lessons he learned from his 20 year career as a Ground Cavalry Officer and China Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army.

 

In Principle 5, Know your people and look out for their welfare, listen in and learn why it’s not enough to know the names and birthdays of your people. It’s important to understand what motivates them and what is important to them. Commit the time and effort to listen to and learn about them. Showing your genuine concern for the people you manage and lead builds trust and respect for you as a leader. Merely telling your people you care about them has no meaning unless they see you demonstrating it through concrete actions. They assume that if you fail to care for them daily, you will fail them when the going gets tough. Can you demonstrate sincere concern for others? Learn here the important link between caring and leading.

May 4, 2015

Have you ever wondered what the Army teaches its young leaders? Listen in as Jonathan interviews Shannon McGurk, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (retired). Shannon shares the lessons he learned from his 20 year career as a Ground Cavalry Officer and China Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army.

 

In Principle 4, Set the Example, learn exactly how powerful your own example can be to those around you. Learn why Army leaders are taught that they can't ask others to do what they won't do themselves. What signals are you sending by your example? Is it possible that you may be sabotaging yourself by not knowing the effects of the powerful warning, "I can't hear what you're saying because your actions are drowning it out!" The example we set-- in appearance, bearing, and,  especially in the words we choose to use on a daily basis-- shapes our every success and frames our every failure. Listen in to understand more clearly why setting the example is crucial to effective leadership.

Apr 28, 2015

Have you ever wondered what the Army teaches its young leaders? Listen in as Jonathan interviews Shannon McGurk, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (retired). Shannon shares the lessons he learned from his 20 year career as a Ground Cavalry Officer and China Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army.

 

In Principle 3, Seek Responsibility, learn the importance of taking a proactive approach to solving problems. Learn why military leaders are taught to assume responsibility for situations as they proceed through their day. There was a time when a leader's AOR (Area of Responsibility) moved with him as he walked down the street and included everything within his field of view. Is this something you could do, too, in your daily work? Learn here the important link between seeking out the challenges you face versus waiting for those challenges to find you.

 

 

Apr 20, 2015
Have you ever wondered what the Army teaches its young leaders? Listen in as Jonathan interviews Shannon McGurk, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (retired). Shannon shares the lessons he learned from his 20 year career as a Ground Cavalry Officer and China Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army.
 
In Principle 2, "Be Technically and Tactically Proficient" learn the importance of focusing on the basics. How well do you do your job and how well do you know where and when to do your job? Learn the important link between your own proficiency and that of those you lead.
Apr 16, 2015
What does it take to be a true man?
 
What does it take in the modern world to be a True Man? Get an up-close look at an every day hero in this interview of husband, father of 4 and blogger Dave DiNuzzo, the founder of TrueManhood.com. Dave points out in solid, clear and logical language the key to making women feel special, how men can keep some of their own most vicious demons at bay and why it is that what we do on an every day basis matters so very much.
 
What's a healthy masculine response to 50 Shades of Grey?
Dave also knows how to cut to the heart of the matter at hand. Listen in as Dave puts many pieces together-- the parasitic drag of 50 Shades of Grey and how that one movie can exercise a very subtle destructive influence on our abilities to live a fully masculine life as husbands, fathers, sons, friends. 
Apr 14, 2015
Have you ever wondered what the Army teaches its young leaders? Listen in as Jonathan interviews Shannon McGurk, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (retired). Shannon shares the lessons he learned from his 20 year career as a Ground Cavalry Officer and China Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army.
 
In Principle 1, Know Yourself and Seek Self-Improvement, learn the importance of self awareness and what it can tell you about your own, personal leadership style. Learn why you should not try to emulate other great leaders but should instead study them to inform your own, authentic leadership style.
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