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Can a 30-Year-Old Man Change His Worst Habit?

Man Up host Aymann Ismail confronts the thing about himself that frustrates him most.

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On Man Up, host Aymann Ismail invites men and women to tell embarrassing, funny, and sometimes disturbing stories about their lives as they try to figure out what they still have to learn—and unlearn—about being a man. They’ll talk relationships, family, sex, and identity, trying to understand their experiences to help listeners make more sense of their own.

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This week on Man Up, Aymann makes some radical changes to his life in an effort to stop being late for everything, and screwing up his home and work life in the process. Joining him as a guide is Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab and author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time. Brigid explains the history of men and work-life balance and counsels Aymann on how to focus on his main priorities and ditch everything else. But it turns out to be easier said than done.

Are you a work in progress? Do you need help with something related to manhood or masculinity? Let us know, and we might help you work through it on the show. Give us a call at 805-626-8707 or email us at manup@slate.com.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.