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American men and boys are struggling — in education, employment, relationships and mental health. But just bringing up how to address the “crisis of masculinity” is politically polarized dynamite. In light of that, is there any hope for solutions? On this episode of “Matter of Opinion,” trad bros, sports cars and mobsters in therapy.
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“Matter of Opinion” was produced this week by Sophia Alvarez Boyd, Phoebe Lett and Derek Arthur. It was edited by Stephanie Joyce and Annie-Rose Strasser. Mixing by Carole Sabouraud and Pat McCusker. Original music by Pat McCusker, Sonia Herrero, Isaac Jones, Efim Shapiro and Carole Sabouraud. Fact-checking by Kate Sinclair and Michelle Harris. Special thanks to Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski.