The eight words that have singlehandedly rehabilitated the lost art of male bonding: “Do you want to be on my podcast?”
Luke Winkie has a quick article in Mel Magazine on male bonding entitled “For the Modern Man, a New Friend is Just a Podcast Away“:
By and large, men lack the emotional availability, social contract and the freedom of spirit to establish new friendships in the wild. Podcasts have saved us from our wretched, hopeless selves.
“It feels impossible to just say, ‘Hey man, I think you’re really smart and funny, and I respect the hell out of your creative work — and when we do talk, I always enjoy it. So if you’re free, do you want to talk on the phone for three hours?’ That’s fucking weird. But add a task and purpose to the same question and it’s fine,” says Casimir.