What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity

About the show:

Dave Pickering takes us on a personal journey through gender as he tries to explain masculinity both to you and to himself. Part true storytelling, part TED talk and part apology, the show looks at how the patriarchy hurts men too; how the patriarchy has hurt him, and how he has hurt people because of patriarchy. Drawing on an anonymous survey of 1000 men, feminist theory, internet memes and his life experience, Dave will explain the conclusions he has come to after 35 years of trying to make peace with being a man.

Additionally to this show and a reflection on it/development of it I made Liberating Men for BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought.

If you are interested in booking the show at your performance space or university get in touch: goosefat101 [at] gmail [dot] com

Content note: This piece will talk at times about violence, sexual assault and bullying.

Cookie note: Dave will not be accepting your cookies for this show, but he will offer you cookies at the end.

This show is a Stand Up Tragedy production.

About Dave Pickering:

My podcast Getting Better Acquainted won a British Podcast Award in 2017, was nominated for a Radio Production Award in 2012, was featured on BBC Radio 4’s In Pod We Trust and Radio 5 Live’s Required Listening and has been recommended by The Guardian, Time Out and the Financial Times.  I co-produce the magical realist podcast drama The Family Tree. I ran a live night and podcast called Stand Up Tragedy which was picked as one of The Guardian’s 10 Storytelling Nights to Watch. I produce the Restart Podcast which goes out online and on on Resonance FM. I co-wrote and produced the Cbeebies Radio Series, Ministry of Stories. I am a part of the Spark London team, hosting their Hackney true storytelling Open Mic, producing podcasts and live shows for them. My drama series Numbers, written for RethinkDaily, was nominated for the Sony Radio Awards in 2009. I write and produce music. I write for the page, the screen, the stage and for myself. Before I went freelance, I worked for the library service, first as a library assistant and later as an Early Years Library Outreach Worker, a job I did for 5 years until it was cut in 2014. I have 7 years experience telling stories and singing songs to the Under 5s.