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The Vulnerable Man

Welcome to The Vulnerable Man podcast, hosted by Christopher Veal.

Each episode explores themes around vulnerability and the relationships men have with it individually and collectively. It is not about an either/or mindset. Through conversations we strive to better understand how men want to show up more powerfully and on purpose in the world. Featuring stories with men from all walks of life sharing their experiences, their successes and failures, alongside personal observations and experiences from the host, the podcast seeks to help each of us understand how leaning into greater vulnerability strengthens us and creates more connection with the people in our world.

Feb 19, 2024

Jason is a father of four, a husband, a career and executive coach, and he leads men's groups for dads.

In our conversation we discuss how his vulnerability created more intimacy in his marriage, his experience of being a dad, letting ourselves feel emotions, the example of masculinity that his own father provided,...

Feb 5, 2024

Hector is a father of two, an entrepreneur, a podcast producer, and host of the Modern Masculinity podcast.

 We get into juggling fatherhood with life, giving our kids tools to build resilience, letting people see our humanity, learning with love, and wolf packs.


Jan 15, 2024

Matt is a professor and researcher, a masculinity ally, and an advocate for healthy masculinity and mental health.

Our conversation ranges from the idea of positive masculinities, conditioning boys around emotion, connection and community, homophobia, and supporting men’s mental health, plus lots more.


Dec 18, 2023

Joanna is a people champion, a wife and mother, an executive coach, and a DEI professional.

We get to talking about her journey with vulnerability, asking for and receiving help, raising her two boys to be emotionally intelligent, cultivating vulnerability in a relationship, and sharing hard messages in DEI work.

Dec 4, 2023

Matt is a husband and father of three girls, a business coach, a recovering perfectionist, and the host of The Eternal Optimist podcast.

In our conversation we talk about his recovery from perfectionism, the catastrophic accident that changed his relationship with vulnerability, how a sincere and simple apology...