About the Podcast

Asking for a mate is the podcast where guys are not afraid to go deep.


Every month, we get the chance to ask my mates some tough questions and hear what's underneath their thick skin.


Unashamedly, we’re ‘Asking for a mate’ so you don’t have to.

Take a journey through the minds of Aussie men with Cecile (our European agony aunt) as she asks questions that others won't and goes to places that others can't.

These are raw, real life stories.

List of Episodes

Each episode of Asking for a mate is the unique story of a real young Australian guy opening up about his struggles in relationships. Get a sneak peek of each story that is discussed in the podcast and go the Podcast player to listen directly to the episode. 

Can you ever get over the love of your life? Asking for a mate

Breakups are never easy but they are even worse when you feel like you are losing the love of your life.

Tune in and listen to Eric's story on how he found love but never managed to live it fully.

What happened? Did he get closure? Could he ever get her back? Embark on the roller coaster of miscommunication, frustration and broken hearts.


What if you get the hots for someone else than your GF? Asking for a mate

There are situations that you feel you can't control.

What would happen if you start being sexually attracted to someone else than your partner? What should you do? Can you or should you suppress those feelings? What if you act on it? 

Listen to Steve's story about cheating. Discover the reason behind and how he ended up dealing with the guilt.

Can you grow up in a cult and become a rockstar? Asking for a mate

Sex, Drugs And Rock & Roll, right? Well, that's what you expect when you interview a mate that lives on the road 6 months per year...  But the reality might be a little different, especially for Ben who grew up in a cult and promised (at the time) to wait for marriage.  


Embark on this incredible journey of self-discovery, heartbreaks, Canadian hitchhiking and ball-licking dogs...  sounds weird and wanna know why? Tune in!

How do you raise a good man?

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Recently, some behaviours (especially towards women, but not only) were finally recognised as inappropriate. Our society decided to do better when it comes to the way we treat each other.


How do we now teach our little ones to be good people and how do we make sure that we are raising 'good men'?


Join my conversation with Clayton, a young dad of a 2-year-old who is making sure to share his most important values with his son.

Can you happily live an unconventional life?

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For the 5th episode of Asking for a mate, Benny is joining me for an incredible episode on living an unconventional life. 

Benny doesn’t like to conform and he even decided to buy a big catamaran earlier this year. He’s been living on it ever since.



Whilst living such a life sounds like a dream come true, it also comes with its fair share of challenges.


Are men allowed to let their guards down?

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** Special episode for Mental Health Awareness Day **

Ever heard someone say "eat a spoonful of cement and harden up"? or "don't be a girl and stop crying"?


In this episode, Joel Pilgrim, mental health advocate and founder of Waves of Wellness, shares his own personal journey with mental health, loneliness and how he reached out to professionals, family & friends.


Together, we discuss why it is so hard to let our guards down but also why it is so crucial at the same time.


One of his mottoes is 'vulnerability is power' and I'm sure this episode is going to convince you he is damn right!

How good are 'The Boiz'?!

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'Mateship' is one of the key foundations of our Aussie culture - Yeah The Boys!


This month, with my mate Scotty, we celebrate the positive relationships that can exist between men and especially looking at his tight group of mates: 'The Boiz'.

The episode was released on International Men's Day which honours male role models and the positive value men bring to their communities. And this is exactly what Scott and his crew of 'Boiz' are about.

Tune in to hear more about how this group of guys came to exist and what makes it so special.

This episode is all about Travis' journey and pursuit of defining his own aboriginal identify and masculinity.

Being a teenager is always tough but being a teenager trying to find your own identity while in limbo between two cultural background can make things even harder. Throw in the mix a love for creative and performing arts and the result is one hell of an adolescence, an awesome story and one incredible human being.

Travis and his brother have an awesome podcast called Broriginals,.

What if you hate your body?

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Matt was one of the only overweight kids at school. A few years after his graduation, he reached an ideal weight but continued to feel like "a fat kid". It took Matt a degree in psychology and a lot of introspection to understand how to dissociate his self-esteem and his body image. 

Each month, I get the chance to chat with one of my mates and hear what's underneath their thick skin. And this episode is clearly about your skin and how you feel in it. 

Listen to this episode if, like me, you're not very kind to yourself when you look in the mirror or think about your body shape. You'll learn how to diversify your sense of self-worth to ensure that how you feel about your body doesn't take over your life and your mental health.


After all, we all prefer guys who appear to be confident, am I right girls?!


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