On our podcast ‘Tales That Tethr’, tethr Founder & CEO Matt Zerker interviews entrepreneurs, experts, thought leaders, and regular people about what is means to be a man, the challenges that modern men face, and how to overcome challenges and live life in a more connected and authentic way.
Tell us in your own words what the podcast is about ?
Life's a Wreck is one of the most approachable mental health podcasts available. Using humour, storytelling and casual conversation with special guest, Life's a Wreck hopes to help destigmatize the conversations surrounding mental health by intertwining them with popular culture. 22-year-old Maritimer Kyle Moore shares his own experiences with mental health and the mental health journeys of guests ranging from TikTok stars, musicians, and professional athletes to former gang members and clinical psychiatrists.
Who would you say is your target audience?
Men and Woman aged 17-30
Why did you start a podcast?
I needed to get what I was going through off my chest. For me at the beginning, it was like a form of therapy.
What’s the special sauce you bring to every episode?
What differentiates Life's a Wreck in the realm of mental health podcasts is the way we incorporate humour into the show. For too long we've felt like the conversations surrounding mental health have been solemn and stiff (imagine all those black and white videos we've seen across social media where a person is sitting on a stool in front of a blank background talking about their mental health) so we try and make the episodes as engaging and comical as possible to deliver mental health content in a way we don't feel has been done before. To sum it up, we like to add a little more of a personable and human touch to the tone of the podcast and our content.
Tell us about 1 -3 of your fav episodes people can go back and listen to?
Some episodes I'd recommend taking a listen to to give you a feel for the tone of the podcast are:
S4E1: Confidence, Career and Men's Mental Health with Comedian James Mullinger - Just a couple of east coast boys shopping it up about their mental health. What I loved about this conversation was that it dealt with some real issues concerning men's mental health such as leaving your job and taking a risk on a new career, being a father, and dealing with confidence issues but it's easy to imagine the conversation happening between two friends at a bar. Lot's of laughs and a number of gems for anyone listening!
S3E15: Season 3 Finale with Former Humbolt Broncos Tyler Smith - Both in our early 20's, Tyler and I could very well have been classmates in high school if we weren't from opposing coasts of Canada. Tyler and his teammates on the Humbolt Broncos Junior Hockey team were in a horrible bus crash that claimed the lives of 18 people on the bus. Tyler, as one of the survivors of the tragedy, has since become a mental health advocate and shares his experiences with grief, self doubt, and how tough it can be to put yourself first. One of my all time favourite episodes.
S2E14: The East Coast Boys - This episode really holds a special place in my heart. As a kid I never could have imagined talking with my boys about what I was going through mentally and know I was sitting around a table with them having a beer and interviewing them for my podcast. An incredible full circle moment for me and a must listen for any man at any age.
Why did you join the tethr podcast family?
I want the opportunity to connect with more men within the community and to share my message with any young men who might resonate with my experiences.
Any words for the men in our community?
In some way we're all a little bit of a wreck and that's a beautiful thing. Embracing the wreck that we are and focussing on having a better tomorrow is what Life's a Wreck is all about and I can't wait to touch base with more of you as Life's a Wreck continues to grow.