Last week I had an almost two and a half hour talk with Mark Baxter. This is the third time I’ve been on with Mark; once with Ed Latimore and again with Carl from Black Label Logic, but this time it’s just the both of us. I was on the road for this one, but I made sure I set aside plenty of time and a quiet room so the audio is much better than some other interviews I’ve done. We covered a lot of material. There’s so much packed into this show, one listen probably won’t be enough.
We start the show covering the Red Pill and morality, work our way through male and female sexual strategies, and close out with a big section on red pill parenting. I can tell Mark is a practiced interviewer. He’s always prepared with good questions and followups to them so he really gets the best from the guys he talks with. If you listen to his other podcasts you’ll know what makes him good.
Also, Mark’s podcast is primarily directed at the personalities in the manosphere. He’s a good guy with a great Red Pill story (and a very ‘grounded’ Red Pill blog I might add). He’s doing what I think is very much needed work in the ‘sphere. So, have a listen, let me know what you think. As always, the comment section is wide open for discussion on anything we covered.
The 21 Convention
As of this writing we’re two days away from another price increase for the 21 Convention. Since my last update the line up of speakers just keeps getting longer and better. You already know Jack Donovan has confirmed, but newly confirmed speakers now include Ivan Throne from Dark Triad Man and The Family Alpha. As if that weren’t enough, Alan Roger Currie from Mode One is also on the bill now. As you can see the convention is shaping up to be a real Red Pill summit this year. I’ve got to admit I had no inkling that this gathering would snowball into what it’s become. I can’t say for sure, because I think the line up is reaching the maximum, but there may be one or two more influential Red Pill speakers added before we get to the end of August.
Myself, I’ll be doing two talks for this event. I also wanted to take a moment to thank all the guys who’ve already reserved their spots to come out to see me. I understand the investment and I’m humbled that so many guys have purchased tickets, arranged travel and reserved rooms for the weekend. I want to sincerely thank you for that. I had some real reservations about speaking at this convention, but the level of interest and commitment you’ve already shown, as well as the incredible line up of speakers that have confirmed, I’m much more confident about this summit being something memorable and valuable for all attending. Thank you.
Also, Anthony Johnson informs me that the $400 Early Bird sale is being extended to July 2nd. So, if you’re still on the fence about seeing this incredible line up of speakers now’s the time to pull the trigger. For more information on this event see my blog post about it here. Tickets can be purchased here or click the banner above. You can also hear my interview with Anthony about the convention and many other topics here.
The Rational Male – Positive Masculinity
Just an update on my upcoming third book; the third edit of the first draft is now at Createspace and I’m awaiting the 2nd proof of the physical (print) copy. The book weighs in at over 300 pages – comparable to the first book – and I’ve taken into account all the suggestions readers have given me. The text is larger, the book is more organized, and I’m working with a professional editor to make sure it’s the best it can possibly be. Needless to say, being a professional designer, I’ve personally done the print book layout myself. I’ve also added a dedication forward to The Private Man for this edition.
Once I’ve approved the final draft I’ll be sending the manuscript off for digital conversion and then it will be available to the public. I expect this will be sometime towards the middle to end of this (July) month. So, thank you for being patient, but I want to make sure this is a great read for you.
I’ve been on the road this last week for work. Summer is always hectic for what I do professionally, but I will have new essay I wrote on the road up tomorrow.
Thanks for reading.
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“I expect this will be sometime towards the middle to end of this (July) month.”
Can’t wait. I slept way too long on the first two, but will be grabbing this as soon as it becomes available.
@Rollo Cool podcast. I’m impressed with the Mark Baxter style of leading questions. You do realize that Mark Baxter set you up with a question regarding “tell us what your red pill brand is in an elevator speach”. Maybe you could bang out some short concise two paragraphs that you could tell someone in this comments section what the red pill means in a short trip up in the elevator. I mean, we all know what the red pill is. We live it, but defining it concisely is a trick. Truth be told I had an old grandma age woman… Read more »
@SJF I don’t thin it’s up to Rollo to sell the Res Pill by dumbing it down to an elevator speech. I sum up the Red Pill in one phrase: viewing the world as it is…the unvarnished truth…acceptance and working with that. I read so often how Blue Pill guys try to do what I used to do: think their romantic or sexual situation is unique because xyz… and asking for how to manage what is otherwise a lost interaction. The hardest thing I’ve faced is walking away…unplugging …ghosting. The frustration many feel is what I now see as relief…I… Read more »
It’s helpful to Rollo to create a brand for the Red Pill. The key things about a brand are that they must be succinct and appealing. A brand doesn’t need to totally describe a product or even be applicable.
Think of Coke ™. The brand isn’t sweet, fizzy beverage. The brand is “Refreshing”. The brand is the feeling you get while drinking the beverage.
Mark Baxter always does sound a bit depressed with shallow breathing and an unhappy voice unfortunately.
As you may guess, I don’t really think TRP can be summed up in an Elevator Speech for the same reason I hate the TL;DR generation and 140 characters on Twitter. In so many forums, in so much media TL;DR pervades our thought process. We want to get to the important parts to see if we agree or disagree and rarely invest our online time in sussing out all of the particulars that led to those TL;DR points. This corrupts our method of really learning something, and in the case of changing one’s life with a full understanding of Red… Read more »
@walawala Fair enough. I can resonate with what you are saying. But I come from a little bit different perspective where I can always get to Acceptance quickly. My lived reference experiences form that Frame. Hard is not scary. Hard is a game to battle through and win over. Smirk, my comment about the “elevator” speech was more of playful provocation. (since I can’t ever find something to actually criticize about Rollo’s brand) “The hardest thing I’ve faced is walking away…unplugging …ghosting. The frustration many feel is what I now see as relief…I hear a phrase and shit test get… Read more »
I’ve had many requests from my readers on the Red Pill Reddit forum to just distill down ideas I’ve put a lot of time and insight into developing. Speak more simplistically, give us a TL;DR summation and we’ll take it from there. The problem with this line of thinking is that in the Red Pill praxeology, the process in coming to foundational ideas and principles is equally important as describing the dynamics themselves. That reminds me of something I read this past week in a book: Conscious Living: Wake up from the Collective Coma and Walk the Path of Your… Read more »
Thats a first. I have never listened through 2hrs of talkshow on the net before! And gladly too.
That the term “redpill” has been finding use in many unrelated contexts is concerning. I am also in agreement that redpill (as far as it touches on a clear unmitigated understanding of the nature of women and intergender dynamics) needs to get a concise definition.
I wish some of these talks could be done in other countries as well apart from the US only…keep ’em coming.
Keep up the good work brother.
If I were to summarize the Red Pill praxeology, it is the process of discovering that the male-female biological relationship is non-egalitarian and that women are driven by hypergamy while men are driven by polygamy.
I have sometimes wondered whether the redpill is a process, a concept, or a state of mind. Many times when we say “someone swallowed the pill” it is almost as if we are talking about something akin to awakening to some life changing truth, where the pill is the truth and the swallowing is the process of accepting and embracing that truth. I find that truth quite hard to define. All I known it is deep, wide, nasty, ugly at times, almost unpallatable.
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