'Art Of Manliness' Is Finding A Balance Between Tough And Tender

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/348010240/348010241" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

If men and women aspire to operate as equals, does a man still pay the bill on a date? Should he hold open a door? Pull out his date's chair? iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto

How To Be A 21st Century 'Gentleman'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/347965326/348010320" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Economy, Social Isolation May Be Driving Up Suicide Rates In Boomer Men

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/347468288/347468291" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mountains of "little blue pills" and their chemical kin have transformed the way many people think about sex and aging. Raphael Gaillarde/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Raphael Gaillarde/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Love And Sex In The Time Of Viagra — 16 Years On

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/347109319/347151248" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

cover detail hide caption

toggle caption

In 'Patrimony' Philip Roth Pays A Tender Homage To His Father

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/329862118/347151254" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dale Conour with his son Quinn, 2. Conour's two children from a previous marriage were already young men when Quinn was born. Rosanne Sax/Courtesy of Dale Conour hide caption

toggle caption Rosanne Sax/Courtesy of Dale Conour

Making Fatherhood An Insider's Game: Becoming A Dad, Again, At 49

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/346794071/346879424" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A fan crowd-surfs at the 2014 Wacken Open Air heavy metal music festival in Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Manliness In Music: The XY Hits The Hi-Fi

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/346051367/346137606" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mike Buchanan gives his presentation, "Let's Get Political," at the International Conference on Men's Issues, held in June near Detroit. Buchanan founded a political party in the U.K., Justice for Men & Boys, in 2013. Fabrizio Costantini/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Fabrizio Costantini/Getty Images

For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/343970601/345296194" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

cover detail hide caption

toggle caption

Doing The Hard Work Of Becoming A 'Real Man'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/344330957/345044385" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Lindolfo Carballo, an immigrant from El Salvador, meets his son, Raynel, outside school. In El Salvador, he says, families often "teach their boys one thing and their girls differently." He's trying to set a different example for his children. Sarah Tilotta for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Sarah Tilotta for NPR

To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/343984726/345044379" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dan Huff rests after a long day's work. He spent much of his life incarcerated in the California prison system. Now, he lives in drug- and alcohol-free transitional housing in Portland, Ore. Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Beth Nakamura for NPR

'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/343777517/344328063" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
iStockphoto

What's A Writer Gotta Do To Get A Little Health Care Around Here?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/344036603/344036604" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

No Boss But The Land And Cattle: A Rancher's Coming Of Age

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/344036596/344036597" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Danny Done, 26, worshipful master of the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge in Seattle. The fraternity is "a really interesting social network that's not online," he says. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Martin Kaste/NPR

Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/342209139/343758366" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Colorado Rush, a gay rugby team in Denver, at practice. "I've always thought of myself as ... the rugby player that happens to be gay," says Skyler Meyer. "I never want to be the gay man who happens to play rugby." Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption

toggle caption Luke Runyon/KUNC

In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/339831032/342494309" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mark Pierce enlisted in the military in 1970, served in Vietnam and retired in 2010. Years later, his two sons also joined the armed forces. Courtesy of Mark Pierce hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Mark Pierce

From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/341936977/341958783" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ricky Nussle will move next year to Ohio from Phoenix for his wife, Amanda Saraf, who is training to be a doctor. The couple has moved several times for Saraf's career and it's been difficult for Nussle to find work along the way. Peter O'Dowd for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Peter O'Dowd for NPR

More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/339830815/341409882" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/341409844/341409845" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Breaking Bad's Walter White always insisted his bad deeds were for a good cause: helping his family. AMC hide caption

toggle caption AMC

Don Draper? Tywin Lannister? These Aren't Your Father's TV Dads

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/340395060/340700472" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Brent Almond with his 4-year-old son, Jon. Almond began blogging several years ago to review kids' products, but soon found that he got more satisfaction from chronicling daily life as a father. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Jennifer Ludden/NPR

'You're Not Alone': Dads Who Blog Redefine Modern Fatherhood

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/334451114/340700466" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Matt de la Peña is the author of Ball Don't Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You and, most recently, The Living. Random House Children's Books hide caption

toggle caption Random House Children's Books

Secrets Spawned Of Machismo, Matchmaking And MySpace

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/340084926/340153449" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kumar Chandran and Elanor Starmer with their son, Kailas Chandran. The couple's friends are envious of Chandran's paid paternity leave. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Marisa Penaloza/NPR

More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/333730249/340153461" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript