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52: Making Men Academy: Isaiah Keene


Jey (00:10.051)

Our audience is so excited that this is finally happening. They've been waiting. They've been sitting in their seats and keeping them warm. Welcome to another episode of the Young Dad podcast. I'm Jay and joining me today is Isaiah. Isaiah, how are you, man?

Isaiah Keene (00:22.988)

I'm good.

Jey (00:24.511)

Good man. Isaiah, it's so good to have you on. Really excited. We've been trying to land this down for a while now, and I'm glad we were able to finally get together, get with the audience and sit down and talk. So I'm excited, but a little bit, a little bit about you. Go ahead and tell us a little bit about you, your platform and what it's about. So it's different. It's a bit of a change of pace. So.

Isaiah Keene (00:38.986)

Yeah, definitely.

Isaiah Keene (00:50.75)

Yeah, so I am not a dad. I am just like a young guy, still single. And my podcast and my platform is also for young men. So I work with young guys and I teach them stuff through my podcast, Making Men, and we go and talk about things like confidence, biblical masculinity, all the things that young guys need in this day and age after we've been through such a whirlwind and roller coaster.

of just complete insanity trying to get back to where we were to begin with after we've had such an attack on masculinity.

Jey (01:31.927)

That's awesome, man, because that is so important, especially for young men like today. Because it's true. Like I remember when I was when I was your age, well, you're making me feel old. But when I was younger, you know, I really struggled with it. You know, it was the late 2000s, early 2010s. So about 10, 12 years ago now, when I was kind of in that in that boat and.

really struggled with it because it was that's when it was really starting to change and it was really starting to open up like I lived in the Bay Area in California so things were things were different and it was hard to understand like what a man was because you still have a lot of our parents were all from the 70s and 60s 70s and whatnot so it's like that's kind of where they're at.

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Jey (02:29.903)

You know, they're on the tail end of the hardcore masculinity, overly masculine. Don't talk about it, deal with it, move on. And then you have some progressive parents and whatnot that are kind of starting to progress and move forward with the times. And it's very few and far between. So it's really interesting, um, to hear it from a young man's perspective, like someone who's actively going through that transition from, you know,

young adulthood into adulthood in from you know young manhood into manhood and taking other men along the journey with them to help set them up for success to help them also become the best versions of themselves. I think that's really interesting and just like amazing work so.

Isaiah Keene (03:17.718)

Yeah, thank you.

Jey (03:20.491)

But how did you, what was the reason that you started it? Like what light bulb went off one day and you're like, I gotta do that. Like that's what I'm doing. Like what was it for you and how did you feel like it was the right thing to do?

Isaiah Keene (03:37.986)

So I have...

Isaiah Keene (03:42.23)

It can be a long story, but I'll try and make it short. Basically, my family... Tell the long story? Alright. So, from the time that I was born, my family has always had extra challenges with special needs. I was like a special needs kid back when I was little, and a lot of my siblings have been as well. And so, we always lived a very different life from the people around us. And I've grown up in the Christian homeschool community.

Jey (03:46.475)

You can tell the long story, you can tell the long story, that's fine. Yeah, 100%.

Isaiah Keene (04:10.342)

and all of the people in there are really awesome, but our life has always been very different because those people have like a couple kids, you know, it's kind of the standard thing. They got a couple kids, and there's not like a ton of challenge. So we had a lot of challenge, a lot of difficulty when I was growing up. And it's just kind of been