A Man in a Woman’s World: Being a Substitute Teacher


How I learned that men need a greater presence in the world of childcare

How Black Friday Brings Out the Needy and Greedy in All


Here’s a glimpse into the madness for all the suckers who were too good and lazy for (or—admit it—afraid of) Black Friday shopping. These ravenous shoppers show you what the holidays are REALLY all about…

Alone on Thanksgiving


Brandon Ferdig didn’t realize how bleak being alone on a holiday could be, until a quirky schedule caused it to happen to him.

Justice Going to Pot


Our Minnesotan boys in blue have been caught green-handed pulling some peculiar police work.

Life at a Funeral

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“A tree doesn’t rid itself of its rings.” Brandon Ferdig is shaken by the death of his grandmother, and chooses to remember how her life connected with his.

On “White Men Who Vote for Romney”

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Brandon Ferdig wants to discuss what he thinks is one of more dangerous, race-based articles you’ll read all year.

Today’s call: “The two things people feel most strongly about are identity and morality.”

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On today’s call, we talk about why the discussion of ‘good men’ leads us down the path of some very provocative topics.

Be Present to Win


You have to be present in order to win at life. Seven years sober, Brandon Ferdig is grateful to the people who have been there for him.

Lust in Translation: Every Woman Is Horny in Her Own Way


Brandon Ferdig responds to Noah Brand.

The New Bigotry


Brandon Ferdig gets a deeper look into the dangers of ideologism after a heated dinner table debate.

From Rome to WWII: The Shift From Masculine to Feminine Power


Feminine and masculine power aren’t exclusive to men or women, Brandon Ferdig writes, and each one needs the other.

White Man, Chinese Women: A Story of Prostitution, Romance, and Celibacy

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Being a foreign man in China, as Brandon Ferdig found out, is a balancing act between your human and animal sides.

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