What it Takes to be a Man (The Infinite Mind instant audio download)
The definition of manhood is changing, and many men are searching for a new understanding of masculinity suited to the post-modern age. Joining us to discuss contemporary manhood and its transformation are Robert Bly, award-winning poet and author of the seminal men's book Iron John; Terrence Real, popular psychotherapist, speaker, and author of books on gender relationships; Michael Caruso, editor-in-chief of the magazine Men's Journal; David Buss, professor of evolutionary psychology at the University of Texas-Austin; and Humphrey Taylor, chairman of The Harris Poll, which conducts surveys for marketing and research, reveals the science behind the selection of the new "Brawny paper towel man." Also on this program, reporter Gregory Warner follows a men's group in Manhattan, as they share stories about their lives and tell how bonding together has helped them rediscover what manhood means. Plus, commentator John Hockenberry recounts a harrowing and hilarious experience from high school days which started him thinking about manhood.