'This is where trans people’s perspectives on gender become really interesting; because for a lot of us we have been thinking about the concepts of what it really means to be a man or a woman since our earliest memories. At the age of six I knew I was a boy.' James McDermott is joined by trans man Charlie Caine to talk about masculinity in this final episode of season 1. Hosted by James McDermott: www.jamesmcdermottwriter.weebly.com  Produced by Story Machine Productions: www.storymachineproductions.co.uk  Music by Jordan Mallory-Skinner  For more on Mantor: The Masculinity Conversations see here. Supported by Arts Council England's Emergency Fund.
  1. 10 Charlie Caine
  2. 09 James Wong
  3. 08 Lewis Buxton
  4. 07 Paul Wheeler
  5. 06 Dan Simmons
  6. 05 – Nisha
  7. 04 Ben Richardson
  8. 03 Yogesh Mistry
  9. 02 Sam Ruddock
  10. 01 James McDermott

A new podcast that asks: ‘what was your relationship with gender at 6? 16? 26? Now?’

James McDermott explores the many forms, messages, and experiences of masculinity in the 21st century. Through incisive, authentic, and compassionate conversations he digs into the challenges, pitfalls, privileges, and opportunities of being a mxn, and what it is like to live in a society dominated by men. A new podcast for anyone who has ever wanted to get under the skin of modern masculinity. 

The first episodes of this podcast will be released on August 10th.

Mantor is available on the following platforms:
– Apple Podcasts
– Castbox
Google Podcasts
– Overcast
– PocketCasts
– TuneIn

Mantor is produced and released to support of James McDermott’s debut poetry collection, Manatomy. To purchase a signed copy, click here.

Manatomy is a collection of wry, witty and cheeky poems exploring how nature, nurture, pop culture, prejudice and politics shape the identity of camp gay man James McDermott. Structured in three parts – ‘Boy’, ‘Youth’ and ‘Man’ – Manatomy interrogates how the experiences of growing up gay in a homophobic world and in rural millennial England affect a gay man’s relationships with himself, his partners, the LGBTQ+ community and the wider world.

‘The language, wit, insights, power of expression… Simply magnificent. I am so impressed by this collection. You don’t have to have grown up gay to love and appreciate this poetry, but it will of course have a special charge, beauty and meaning for those of us who have’

Stephen Fry


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