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Dating20180214

Men talk about all sorts of things. Here are some conversations they tend not to have.

In The Male Room we ask men to reflect on their own experiences and behaviour; to talk about what it's like to be a man, be it about fatherhood, inadequacy, anger, violence or dating. The result is a series of conversations that men don't often have on air.

To kick us off on Valentine's Night, we navigate the often delicate world of modern world of dating. Justin Myers who blogs as 'The Guyliner' tells Olly how dating apps have changed the dating landscape, why he doesn't believe in romance, and shares some his own experiences. Neuroscientist Dean Burnett gives the lowdown on the fundamental differences between the male and female brain. Mike Bullen, the writer of 'Cold Feet' talks about why middle-aged singletons are such a strong trope of his work, and the Male Room Millennials talk about why behaviour on dates, exit strategies and the issues around consent and one-night stands.

Producer: James Cook.

Men talk about all sorts of things. Here are some conversations they tend not to have.

Men talk about all sorts of things. Here are some conversations they tend not to have.

In The Male Room we ask men to reflect on their own experiences and behaviour; to talk about what it's like to be a man, be it about fatherhood, inadequacy, anger, violence or dating. The result is a series of conversations that men don't often have on air.

To kick us off on Valentine's Night, we navigate the often delicate world of modern world of dating. Justin Myers who blogs as 'The Guyliner' tells Olly how dating apps have changed the dating landscape, why he doesn't believe in romance, and shares some his own experiences. Neuroscientist Dean Burnett gives the lowdown on the fundamental differences between the male and female brain. Mike Bullen, the writer of 'Cold Feet' talks about why middle-aged singletons are such a strong trope of his work, and the Male Room Millennials talk about why behaviour on dates, exit strategies and the issues around consent and one-night stands.

Producer: James Cook.

Fatherhood20180216

Men talk about all sorts of things. Here are some conversations they tend not to have.

After Harvey Weinstein and #metoo, with daily sexual harassment revelations and disputes over power and pay, gender relations are in a state of flux and the male psyche is under scrutiny.

In The Male Room we ask men to reflect on their own experiences and behaviour; to talk about what it's like to be a man, be it about fatherhood, inadequacy, anger, violence or dating. The result is a series of conversations that men don't often have on air.

In The Male Room you'll hear from the male perspective honestly, openly, thoughtfully. Three late night conversations, three days in a row. Tonight, the focus is on fatherhood, for many men, a pivotal moment when they reflect on their relationships with their own fathers and discover a different side to their masculinity.

Late-night discussion featuring the conversations men do not often have on air.

Men talk about all sorts of things. Here are some conversations they tend not to have.

After Harvey Weinstein and #metoo, with daily sexual harassment revelations and disputes over power and pay, gender relations are in a state of flux and the male psyche is under scrutiny.

In The Male Room we ask men to reflect on their own experiences and behaviour; to talk about what it's like to be a man, be it about fatherhood, inadequacy, anger, violence or dating. The result is a series of conversations that men don't often have on air.

In The Male Room you'll hear from the male perspective honestly, openly, thoughtfully. Three late night conversations, three days in a row. Tonight, the focus is on fatherhood, for many men, a pivotal moment when they reflect on their relationships with their own fathers and discover a different side to their masculinity.

Men After #metoo20180215

Men talk about all sorts of things. Here are some conversations they tend not to have.

After Harvey Weinstein and #metoo, daily sexual harassment revelations and disputes over power and pay, gender relations are in a state of flux and the male psyche is under scrutiny.

Martin Daubney is the former Editor of lads-mag 'Loaded' and went on to form the 'Men & Boys Coalition'. He thinks we're focusing disproportionately on the bad stories, and that we need to stress the behaviour of decent guys and set positive examples of masculinity for each other and our children. Deborah Frances-White from 'The Guilty Feminist' podcast explains that it doesn't matter why male behaviour is changing in the wake of #metoo, as long as does. Chris Hemmings, author of 'Be a Man' talks about the misogynist drunken culture that was rampant in his University rugby club, why he turned his back on it, and how he sees it as part of the Weinstein culture. The Male Room Millennials talk about how it has led them to reassess themselves, and each other.

Producer: James Cook.

How should men behave in a post Harvey Weinstein #metoo world?

Men talk about all sorts of things. Here are some conversations they tend not to have.

After Harvey Weinstein and #metoo, daily sexual harassment revelations and disputes over power and pay, gender relations are in a state of flux and the male psyche is under scrutiny.

Martin Daubney is the former Editor of lads-mag 'Loaded' and went on to form the 'Men and Boys Coalition'. He thinks we're focusing disproportionately on the bad stories, and that we need to stress the behaviour of decent guys and set positive examples of masculinity for each other and our children. Deborah Frances-White from 'The Guilty Feminist' podcast explains that it doesn't matter why male behaviour is changing in the wake of #metoo, as long as does. Chris Hemmings, author of 'Be a Man' talks about the misogynist drunken culture that was rampant in his University rugby club, why he turned his back on it, and how he sees it as part of the Weinstein culture. The Male Room Millennials talk about how it has led them to reassess themselves, and each other.

Producer: James Cook.

The Angry Edition20161212

Radio 4 presents The Male Room - late night discussion featuring the conversations men don't often have on air.

We know that men can talk, but what are the subjects they usually avoid ?

Tonight presenter Olly Mann and guests explore anger - repressed and explicit.

The producer is Miles Warde.

The Heroic Edition20161219

Late night discussion featuring the conversations men don't often have on air.

Presented by Olly Mann

Produced by Miles Warde.

The Inadequacy Edition20161205

Radio 4 introduces The Male Room - late night discussion featuring the conversations men don't often have on air.

We know that men can talk, but what are the subjects they could be tackling instead of diverting into sport?

In this opening programme we tackle male feelings of inadequacy and inarticulacy in the company of five guests.

Jules Evans runs a philosophy group at Saracens rugby club.

Johnny Green was the road manager of the Clash.

Ogaga Emuyevan is co-host of the 20Something podcast.

Kate Smurthwaite is a feminist stand up.

And Mark Hayhurst started the Talking Stick men's group in Surbiton.

The presenter is Olly Mann, the producer is Miles Warde.

Radio 4 introduces The Male Room - late night discussion featuring the conversations men don't often have on air.

We know that men can talk, but what are the subjects they could be tackling instead of diverting into sport?

In this opening programme we tackle male feelings of inadequacy and inarticulacy in the company of five guests.

Jules Evans runs a philosophy group at Saracens rugby club.

Johnny Green was the road manager of the Clash.

Ogaga Emuyevan is co-host of the 20Something podcast.

Kate Smurthwaite is a feminist stand up.

And Mark Hayhurst started the Talking Stick men's group in Surbiton.

The presenter is Olly Mann, the producer is Miles Warde.