Episode 7: The Animal Within

Stories told by Andy’s Men’s Group with Perspective by Marc Bekoff

The Animal Within

Non-human animals work a lot harder than humans to maintain long-term relationships.”

Summary: For fifteen years, Host Andy Horning has met twice a month with the same group of men. The only rules are to show up, be honest, be open to feedback, and share the space together. Andy asks, “What does it mean to be both a man and a husband in a partnership?”

Andy talks with evolutionary biologist Marc Bekoff about the importance of studying animal behavior to understand human behavior.

Men’s Group Resources: 

The Hoffman Institute Foundation: The Hoffman Process

The Gottman Institute

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Iron John by Robert Bly

Journey of the Heart by John Welwood 

Burke Miller

Chris Sansone

Eric Schulz and Realities for Children Boulder County 

Marc Bekoff Resources: 

Read more about Marc Bekoff on his site and on Twitter

Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies, Marc Bekoff and Jane Goodall (co-founders)

Psychology Today: Animal Emotions Blog

The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age (with Jessica Pierce, 2017, Beacon Press)

Canine Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to the Best Lives for Dogs and Us (early 2018, University of Chicago Press)

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Franz de Wall

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