This episode explores how modern pop culture heavily influenced by media figures has socialized boys into a toxic form of masculinity. This problematic “narcissistic male modeling” is part of the larger “porn culture” we find ourselves living in today.Ep. 44: Porn Culture Says Sex is Meaningless
Sex has become something our culture worships, at the same time we have lost all value and reverence for the act itself. Benjamin and Laila talk about how meaningless sex is a foundational part of our modern “porn culture”.Ep. 43: Hugh Hefner Changes Everything
This episode explains the rise of Hugh Hefner and his harmful impact on the world as we know it. Benjamin and Laila discuss the role that Hefner played in both the commodification of women’s sexuality and in shaping our culture’s toxic masculinity.Ep. 42: The Ideological Backdrop of the Sexual Revolution and the Influence of Alfred Kinsey The history of prominent ideology leading up to the the sexual revolution is explained, as well as the explosive impact that Alfred Kinsey’s “research” on human sexuality had at the time, and to this day. Ep. 41: The Prophetic Backdrop of the Sexual Revolution Benjamin unveils the spiritual and prophetic backdrop of the sexual revolution and how it relates to the emergence of a culture of sexual exploitation. Ep. 40: How to Strategically Understand Commercial Sexual Exploitation In this episode Benjamin builds a clear framework for understanding commercial sexual exploitation using helpful word pictures. Ep.39: Interview With John Eldredge on Masculinity, Pornography, and The Human Heart
John Eldredge is the best-selling author of Wild at Heart, The Sacred Romance, The Journey of Desire, Fathered by God, Beautiful Outlaw, Moving Mountains, his newest book All Things New, and many more.Ep. 38: Interview with Dr. Caroline Heldman
Dr. Caroline is an Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles and the research director for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media.