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I was a guest on BBC Radio Scotland’s Sunday Morning with Richard Holloway program, along with Alastair McIntosh. We discussed men’s spirituality and male isolation.
My interest in men’s work is rooted in my lived experience as a man. An early interest in the mythopoetic men’s movement led me to become involved in men’s rites of passage, and an ongoing involvement in Scottish residential men’s groups. I have come to have a fairly gender-critical view, rejecting essentialist perspectives on gender, but recognising masculinity as a way of being in the world.
In this conversation, Alastair and I discuss with Richard:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lsq2d Here is the program description and link.
We often hear how loneliness is a common problem amongst older people, but it seems to be on the increase particularly with men. Luke Devlin, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Ecology and Alastair McIntosh, writer, campaigning academic, and board member of Galgael join Richard to discuss some of the causes and explore some imaginative community initiatives which might help.
Full credit for the material is attributed to the copyright owner, BBC Scotland. I host it here as fair use for archival and educational purposes as the broadcast is no longer hosted on the BBC iPlayer.