Asking For A Mate

  • Autor: Vários
  • Narrador: Vários
  • Editora: Podcast
  • Duração: 22:23:26
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Pulling back the sheets on relationships, sex, women and masculinity this podcast uncovers what men really want to talk about in the bedroom and beyond.Unashamedly, were Asking for a mate so you dont have to.Each episode, Cecile interviews a young Aussie man and explores a specific topic through their stories and experiences. Together, they will also answer some questions that listeners would have sent through Asking for a mate.


  • How do you tune life when your heart's offbeat? Asking for a mate

    19/04/2024 Duração: 01h22min

    What would you do if you discovered in your early twenties, when everything is still about partying and being young at heart, that your actual heart wasn't functioning optimally? What is the life of a musician who spends most of his time on tour when you have to take care of your health first? Oly Sherman is an incredible artist who got fitted with a pacemaker early in his career. Listen to his great story and our discussion on mental health in the music industry as well as masculinity stereotypes that don't always match with being a sensitive artist.

  • Can you find humour in a near-death experience? Asking for a mate

    15/04/2024 Duração: 01h29min

    When Jake experienced a near-death experience, he realised that his life wasn't what he deserved. Everything changed from this point onwards. Listen to his incredible story, from training to become a professional soccer player to climbing the corporate ladder before one faithful day in the mountains...

  • Who's that bloke in the mirror? - Asking For A Mate

    04/12/2021 Duração: 48min

    Did you ever notice that we usually describe ourselves by explaining what we do for a living? So, let me ask you, what do you tell yourself when you look in the mirror? Now, what if you decide to step out of your business? What happens when you don't do the one thing that you thought defined yourself? Who are you then? What do you say when someone asks you "what do you do"? Those are the kind of questions that Andrew had when he decided to leave the social enterprise that he passionately funded and grew along with his 3 business partners for over 4 years. An identity crisis is what unfolded. Listen to this candid conversation between Andrew and Cécile where they go beyond the small talk around the theme of identity. During the episode, Andrew mentioned 'The Wheel Of Life' by Lorraine Murphy which helped him understand where the imbalances in his life were. You can find it here: 'Asking For A Mate' is the feel-good podcast that asks guys to go b

  • [Men's Health Week] How you feeling down under? Asking for a mate

    13/06/2021 Duração: 01h03min

    Have you recently checked your nuts

  • [Climate change] Would you do it for the penguins?

    23/05/2021 Duração: 49min

    Rob (aka Prof. Robert Harcourt) has been a marine biologist for 36 years. He has worked all around the globe, lived on his own amongst colonies of wild animals and joined 11 expeditions to Antarctica. Together we talked about his life of incredible adventures and the many wild animals he has encountered

  • Can you chuck a 'mental health' sickie? Asking for a mate

    06/04/2021 Duração: 40min

    For this episode, our host, Cécile, is joined by Scott to talk about mental health in the workplace

  • [Men's group] How to beat the small talk? Asking for a mate

    22/02/2021 Duração: 34min

    What the heck is a men's group? Sound cult-ish or brilliant? In this new episode of Asking for a mate, our host Cécile ( is asking the questions you've never dared to ask about Men's Group to her next gest, Luke. Luke's been part of 2.5 men's groups (yes, two and a half - he explains how that's possible in the podcast) and it's probably changed his life for the better. Listen to this new episode to find out what men's groups are, how they are organised, what happens behind their closed doors and maybe find out if it's something for you. If you want to know more about Men's group or want to join Luke's group, feel free to email him at [email protected]

  • [Making friends] What's a 'man-date'?

    17/01/2021 Duração: 51min

    For this episode, Mark & Cécile go beyond the small talk about making new friends. When Mark learned that 3️⃣ 0️⃣ was the age where you peak in terms of friendships, he decided to embark into a journey to make new friends. But, how do you make new meaningful connections when you are a young professional who recently arrived in a new city?

  • [STIs] Is there a vaccine for that too? Asking for a mate

    13/12/2020 Duração: 39min

    All we hear about are COVID tests, but we shouldn't forget that another range of tests has been around for decades: they are also very important and a lot less painful >> I am talking about STI tests

  • [Fatherhood] Is 'Stay-at-home Dad' the new Dad? Asking for a mate

    12/11/2020 Duração: 01h19s

    Peter has been a stay-at-home-dad ever since his first daughter was born and is now dedicating most of his time to taking care of his two little girls

  • [Chronic illness] In sickness and in health? Asking for a mate

    04/10/2020 Duração: 53min

    Bill's partner, Inga, was diagnosed 6 years ago with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). ME/CFS is a chronic illness characterised by profound fatigue, sleep abnormalities, pain and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion. Bill joined us on ASING FOR A MATE to share what it means to live with someone who has a chronic illness. He shares how it has changed their day-to-day lives but also how it continuously challenges their relationships and pushes them to be better partners

  • [Escaping] How are you travelling?

    12/09/2020 Duração: 56min

    If you live in Australia

  • [Fatherhood] Dad or deadlines? Asking for a mate

    10/08/2020 Duração: 48min

    When Lachlan became a dad, he had to deal with an inner emotional turmoil that he was not prepared for. Going back to work after two short weeks of paternal leave can leave you drained, especially when your work turns into stressful deadlines. Add the fact that your best friend and confident just became a new mum that is exhausted too and you've got a young fella struggling to cope. During this episode, Lachlan goes beyond the small talk and shares his journey to becoming a new dad, the challenges he's faced, how he dealt with the work pressure and how he adapted his prioritises to be more present for his son and wife. This is an honest conversation about fatherhood and changing relationships. ASKING FOR A MATE is the feel-good podcast that asks guys to go beyond the small talk. ​Our mission is to break down stereotypes of Aussie masculinity and improve the mental health of men by letting guys know that it's ok to let your guard down and have frank and honest conversations. ​Each episode, Cécile gets the

  • [PTSD / Depression] Why speak up when you're taught to suck it up? Asking for a mate

    26/06/2020 Duração: 53min

    When you spend 11 years in the Navy, you are taught to 'toughen up', to 'suck it up' or even to 'stop whining' so when Jake started struggling, having night terrors and showing signs of anxiety, he didn't know what speaking up meant. This episode will take you on Jake's journey navigating his mental health struggles along with the stigma associated with speaking up about depression when you are in the Armed Forces. Jake's story is humbling and honest. It gives a powerful insight into an institution that is only now slowly addressing the concerning rate of PTSD amongst its ranks.

  • [Foreign partner] Can you get an interpreter for your GF? Asking for a mate

    30/05/2020 Duração: 37min

    Let's talk about... multicultural relationships! There is a common belief in Australia that having a girlfriend from overseas is so exotic and fun But, is it easy to have relationships that last? What so good about them? Why are they sometimes a lot more hard work than we first imagined? For this episode, I have invited Curt to share his story and what it means for him to have a European girlfriend

  • [Business failure] Well, that sucked! Now what? Asking for a mate

    26/04/2020 Duração: 49min

    How to deal with sudden change and financial pressure! No, we are not talking about a global pandemic, or are we? Not knowing what the next step is can be paralysing but a tiny step is better than none. Luke takes us through his journey (so far) of navigating some unexpected pitfalls, hitting the reset button and starting everything again. Together we explore the concept of failure and if it is not just simply a hidden opportunity? This episode will make you view the current situation in a more opportunistic light, potentially leaving you excited to start something new. We had to delay some of our recordings. We will try and be back as soon as possible. Listen to the other 10 episodes if you get bored at home :) Stay well and don't forget to be asking for a mate!

  • [Male grooming] To beard or not to beard? Asking for a mate

    23/02/2020 Duração: 39min

    Luke is the founder of one of the first successful male grooming company in Australia. About 8 years ago, Luke launched 'The Bearded Chap' along with their first product: a beard oil. Together we discuss a challenge that Luke had to face every day when he started his business: 'How can you convince Aussie blokes to use male grooming products?' Even with a strong background in sales, Luke still had to battle the stigmas and stereotypes attached to using beauty products when you are a man. Listen to this great episode to find out how he did it and if you wanna get your hands on one of Luke's luxury male grooming product, you can get them online: Thanks again to QUID for your amazing music:

  • [Body image] What if you hate your body? Asking for a mate

    27/01/2020 Duração: 42min

    Matt was one of the only overweight kids at school. A few years after his graduation, he reached an ideal weight but continued to feel like "a fat kid". It took Matt a degree in psychology and a lot of introspection to understand how to dissociate his self-esteem and his body image. Asking for a mate is the podcast for guys who are not afraid to go deep. Each month, I get the chance to chat with one of my mates and hear what's underneath their thick skin. And this episode is clearly about your skin and how you feel in it. Listen to this episode if, like me, you're not very kind to yourself when you look in the mirror or think about your body shape. You'll learn how to diversify your sense of self-worth to ensure that how you feel about your body doesn't take over your life and your mental health. After all, we all prefer guys who appear to be confident, am I right girls?!

  • [Aboriginal masculinity] Belonging or being yourself? Asking for a mate

    20/12/2019 Duração: 46min

    This episode is all about Travis' journey and pursuit of defining his own aboriginal identify and masculinity. Being a teenager is always tough but being a teenager trying to find your own identity while in limbo between two cultural background can make things even harder. Throw in the mix a love for creative and performing arts and the result is one hell of an adolescence, an awesome story and one incredible human being. Travis and his brother have an awesome podcast called Broriginals, check it out here:

  • [Mateship] How good are 'The Boiz'?! Asking for a mate

    18/11/2019 Duração: 49min

    'Mateship' is one of the key foundations of the Aussie culture - Yeah The Boys! This month, with my mate Scotty, we celebrate the positive relationships that can exist between men and especially looking at his tight group of mates, 'The Boiz'. The episode was released on International Men's Day which honours male role models and the positive value men bring to their communities. And this is exactly what Scott and his crew of 'Boiz' are about: This group of young men do almost everything together: from intense triathlon to boozy wine club nights, all the way to buying cryptocurrency. But what really fascinated me with this group of mates is how supportive, open-minded and considerate they all are with each other. This kind of brotherhood is something that touched me and I hope that my discussion with Scott encourages many other groups of mates to be somewhat similar. Tune in to hear more about how this group of guys came to exist and what makes it so special.

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