Join Editor-in-Chief Joshua Heston and Ethan Grubaugh along with guest Joshua Stafford of Staffford’s Barber Shop & Shave Company.

Podcast Partners: Josh Huxtable, SOTO PatronChristine RiutzelBeauty from LightShepherd the MusicalRediscovering America’s StoryStafford’s Barber Shop & Shave CompanyThe Place for Men in Downtown BransonTaney County Health DepartmentCreating Opportunities for Healthy Lives in Our Community, and Blue Rock Print CompanyUpgrade Your Look!

Been Thinkin’ About…

Vulnerability, masculinity, tough stuff and cake.

It may sound cliché — and maybe even troubled — in today’s politically charged culture, but the question of what it takes to be a man is real. And sometimes difficult. And, what can I say, being that I am a man, these are questions that concern me.

But in a society increasingly polarized, these are questions that should concern all of us.

As editor-in-chief (and sometimes editor-in-chieftain), whose job it is to give the Ozarks people a real voice in an increasingly loud and incoherent world, I believe this story narrative makes sense.

You can also expect StateoftheOzarks narratives on local food and agriculture (#SustainableOzarks), dark magic and mountain folklore (#ArcaneOzarks), and the hardships of living locally in the Ozarks (#BreakingBransonPoverty).

But for this week — and for this Monday’s podcast — it’s #ManlyOzarks, a story narrative about what it means to be a man.

Consequently, this week we have one of my favorite articles chronicling Terry Sartin, one of the greatest men I’ve had the privilege to meet and train with. And we also have a long article about the dorkiest man I know — myself. Hence the aforementioned vulnerability in the title.

Live — and love — strong, y’all.

This Week’s Stories:

Terry Sartin #CancerWarrior

An Ozark Workout

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