By David Michael Newstead.
This week, NPR is wrapping up its series, Men In America. Launched in June, the series ran throughout the summer and touches on a wide range of issues relevant to the modern American man. This includes predictable topics like fatherhood, growing up, and being married as well as some nontraditional topics like unemployment, gay masculinity, and struggling with emotions (to name a few). In my opinion, Men In America has been really interesting and provided a diverse perspective on what it can mean to be a man. For your listening pleasure, I’ve included some of my favorite installments from the series below. And check out the complete NPR series.
- Giving Boys a Bigger Emotional Toolbox
- On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning of Manhood
- In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has “Many Different Shades”
- To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds
- The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear
- Who’s The Man? Hollywood Heroes Defined Masculinity For Millions