Other Men Need Help

By Mark Pagán

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Welcome to Other Men Need Help, an award-winning podcast that playfully looks at how men present themselves to the world—and pulls back the curtain to reveal what's behind the performance. Hosted by Mark Pagán.


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The California Friend
28:07

Go west, young men! Mark takes a trip out to Los Angeles to reconnect with a long lost high school classmate to see if he was "the friend who got away", while seven-year-olds Frankie and Indio share the tricks of maintaining a bi-coastal best friendship.

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Original music by Fulton Street Music Group. Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions.

Episode illustration by Carmela Caldart.

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Jul 29, 2020
Secret Handshake
19:54

Season three starts with a hello - or, in this case: a secret handshake. Childhood best friends Brian and Dmitri tell Mark what's kept their connection over three decades and across an ocean, which opens to a chorus of men exploring how greetings serve as the unique fingerprint of each best friendship. And did you think we’d start the new season off without some singing?! C’mon, you us better than that.

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Jul 15, 2020
Other Men Need Help is Back for Season 3!
02:03

We’re baaaaaack. This summer, join host Mark Pagán for a new season of your favorite award-winning deep dive into the whys, hows, and oh mys of masculine mythology. In the past, we’ve the untold stories about financial insecurities, the messages you foolishly send to get your ex’s attention, and finding love at any age. This season, we’re meeting your best friends. Secrets will be shared bi-weekly starting July 15.

#OMNHS3

Jul 08, 2020
Boy Talk pt. 2
23:52

Take care of yourselves, and give your heart a little break with this very special episode of Other Men Need Help. In this follow up to Season 2's Boytalk, Mark and the team catches up with one of our favorite people, Richard Cardillo. We find out what's transpired in Richard's love life since last we spoke, check in as he plans to take the plunge, and ask what compromises he'll make for true love (hint: it might involve "the figure skating channel".)

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Apr 10, 2020
Boy Talk Redux
25:18

We’ve got big news for all you listeners - Other Men Need Help has collaborated with WNYC’s Nancy on Richard Cardillo’s story from our Boy Talk episode. It’s beautiful and has some WONDERFUL updates. You can listen to the full episode here.

We’re revisiting our Boy Talk episode and maybe share some of our own surprises with you this week. Keep those eyes on your podcast feed.

Boy Talk: Mark creates a weekly hotline with his friend Richard, as they chat about showing up late to the dating scene, taking a chance on new love after loss, and the necessary grooming rituals in middle age.

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Apr 06, 2020
En Vivo! Vol. III
45:59

WE ARE LIVE AND SO ARE YOU in this month's bonus ep. Join us onstage as we listen to secrets from our friends Karolena Theresa, Henry Alford, and Thirst Aid Kit. Recorded live at Caveat in October 2019.

Enjoy because we're now running off for the next few months to finish season 3 of OMNH!

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Nov 27, 2019
I Have to Ask...Again
24:57

For our two year anniversary, we're finishing up a two-part episode with yet another diner interview a buncha of talented, sensitive guys. In this month's bonus episode, Mark meets with Tim Manley and Naje Lataillade to talk about why their work helped launch Other Men Need Help and why a teenage audience might've been the early key to getting it all started.

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Oct 24, 2019
Crazy 4 Swayze
06:16

Guess what? We've got a surprise bite-size bonus episode for you! On the anniversary of the death of one of our favorite screen hunks, Mark talks to four Pagán women in an attempt to solve a long-standing family mystery.

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Sep 14, 2019
I Have to Ask...
21:00

It's our two year anniversary, so here's a two-parter! In this month's bonus episode, we're time traveling back to 2012, when a poorly recorded conversation with a personal hero in a diner, in a town with a confusing name, lit the fuse for Mark's exploration of men and connection.

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Sep 11, 2019
Salon Boy
18:24

August’s bonus episode is all about HAIR:

Long beautiful hair

Shining, gleaming

Streaming, flaxen, waxen... you get the picture, as Mark tags along with Isaac to get a haircut, and waxes rhapsodic about his own days as a salon boy. Plus, Jiji Lee shares a hairy tale of her own. Special thanks to our friends at (le) poisson rouge.

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Aug 07, 2019
The Bottle Open Maneuver
24:20

In this month's bonus episode, our very own Rebecca Seidel shares a cautionary tale that makes Mark reflect on an ill-advised pickup routine from the past. Plus, we have the DELIGHTFUL Alison Leiby telling her own cautionary tale LIVE. Special thanks to our friends at (le) poisson rouge.

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Jul 03, 2019
Hermanos
29:27

In this season two closer, Mark does the impossible - keeps his sanity while listening to all the hold muzak in the world, finding homes for 33 unclaimed vehicles, and answering a lifelong question of "are you my brother?"

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Feb 14, 2019
Hermanito
19:22

Mark asks if being the baby brother suuuucks by looking at his family where there were not one, but two little-wittle-baby-brothers-oh-you-so-cute-in-your-little-suit-with-your-little-girlfiend-stand-over-there-so-we-can-take-a-picture.

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Jan 11, 2019
Two Men & the Sea
24:28

Mark goes on a quest along the beaches of Portland and Southern France to speak with two men and ask the question, "comment dites-vous 'a guy who still wants to be friend's with his ex's dad?'"

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Dec 19, 2018
Boy talk
23:10

Mark creates a weekly hotline with his friend Richard, as they chat about showing up late to the dating scene, taking a chance on new love after loss, and the necessary grooming rituals in middle age.

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Nov 29, 2018
She Makes More
29:52

Your partner makes more money than you. What do you do? Mark meets a few men to learn about their economic insecurities and looks for some answers, as he fights to keep his own series of numbers a mystery. SPOILER ALERT - it does not go well.

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Nov 07, 2018
Fancy Pants
21:48

After years of hiding behind clothes, Mark seeks out one of the leading authorities on dandyism to ask for some pants and to share some secrets.

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Oct 17, 2018
Brown Bad Boys
19:31

Based on his recent experiences, every old man in the world wants Mark to look like them. In this premiere episode of season two, Mark asks a group of fellow brown men to examine who they wanted to look like versus who they look like now. Warning - there will be singing.

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Oct 03, 2018
Help?
04:30

Nas from The Gender Knot Podcast and Mark have some questions for you. Are you ready?


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Jun 06, 2018
Poster Boy
24:49

For this month's bonus episode, Other Men Need Help looks at the posters on your wall and asks what your mother has to say about them, featuring an EPIC story by Shalewa Sharpe. Special thanks to our friends at The Kraine Theater.


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May 02, 2018
En Vivo! Vol. II
33:59

For this month's bonus episode, Other Men Need Help goes live! AGAIN! This time we're looking at the blind spots of other men on first dates featuring stories by Aparna Nancherla, Richard Cardillo, and Isaac Oliver. Special thanks to our friends at The Kraine Theater and (le) Poisson Rouge.


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Apr 04, 2018
En Vivo!
30:35

For this bonus episode, Other Men Need Help goes live! This time we're looking at the sometimes tragic ways other men make moves on and off stage with stories by some of our favorite women in radio including Mitra Kaboli, Jolenta Greenberg, and Joanna Solotaroff. Special thanks to our friends at The Kraine Theater and (le) Poisson Rouge.


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Mar 06, 2018
Handsome Gums
11:24

Mark examines his outdated views on male stoicism and discovers a wonderful life in the line at a pharmacy chain.


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Dec 27, 2017
Shirtless Studs & Southwest Salads
19:32

Mark discovers the link between male torsos, bachelor chef mythology, public weeping, and the all-too-common phenomenon of "The Bluey."


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Dec 13, 2017
Manual Men Part 2
21:58

Mark looks back on a history of manual men in his life and talks to one of the old souls who saved his life.


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Nov 29, 2017
Manual Men
16:07

Mark goes on a date and attempts to declare "I'M SECURE" with an unexpected Reagan-era discovery.


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Nov 15, 2017
Taller Tales
17:45

Mark looks up and asks a former imagined rival, "what's the view like from there?"


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Nov 01, 2017
I Looked Up Your Ex
15:46

Mark reveals some issues he has with male rivals, specifically your ex.


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Oct 18, 2017
Why Other Men Need Help
12:25

An introduction to why other men need help and how Richard Gere ruined everything.


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Sep 19, 2017