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American men and boys are struggling – in education, employment, relationships and mental health. But even talking about how to solve the “crisis of masculinity” is politically polarized dynamite. In light of this, is there any hope for solutions? In this episode of “Matter of Opinion”, trad bros, sports cars and gangsters in therapy.

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“Matter of Opinion” was produced this week by Sophia Alvarez Boyd, Phoebe Lett and Derek Arthur. It was edited by Stephanie Joyce and Annie-Rose Strasser. Mixing by Carole Sabouraud and Pat McCusker. Original music by Pat McCusker, Sonia Herrero, Isaac Jones and Carole Sabouraud. Fact check by Kate Sinclair and Michelle Harris. Special thanks to Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski.


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