Boys are in trouble – or so we are often told. Boy Trouble asks challenging questions about the lives of contemporary boys, and about the popular truisms that frame these lives: Boys are in crisis! Boys will be boys! Certainly some boys might be in trouble, but it’s not all the same kind of trouble, and the differences between boys are more interesting than the things they share in common. Linking media analysis to social and educational research, the series explores topics such as online misogyny, men’s rights activisms, the experiences of mixed-race boys and boys of colour, boys’ relationship to sex and consent education, and class and identity in elite boys schools, among others. Along the way, the podcast explores ways to tell better stories about boys, and to find new ways of working through the trouble.
Have a listen to the most recent episode below!