In the second episode of the Man Body Spirit podcast we talk to Cooper Thompson, a Coach, Counsellor and academic based in Nurnberg, Germany.

In an extremely wide-ranging conversation we ask, ‘Who are we as men?’ 

Challenging established notions of masculinity, we discuss vulnerability, love and the power of saying, “I don’t know,” rather than having an answer, or trying to “fix” everything.

We discuss how to identify the values you’re willing to stand behind, male consciousness groups, and other ways that men can support each other in modern life.

Cooper shares his personal experience of rediscovering his masculinity and personal power after the alienating life change of moving to a foreign country.

And he shares his advice for what you can do if you find yourself stuck in a situation with no obvious way out. 

“In every life there’s going to be a sense of something missing. I think it’s part of being human. And the sooner we get to accepting that, it’s going to be a whole lot easier.” 

Cooper Thompson

Listen to 002: Who are we as men? on Spotify
Or through Apple Podcasts

Show Notes

You can find Cooper at:

Or read a selection of his fantastic essays on topics such as:


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