Man Talk

Nearly two years ago, I decided that I wanted to do a talk about toxic masculinity to schoolkids, as a way of ‘giving back’ and interacting with the definitive issue of my life. I used my radio show to work out a first draft, presented via a one-off, musical audiobook, exploring my experiences and philosophy around toxic masculinity.

In the time since I have edited he show’s written content down to a half hour talk, which I have begun delivering in schools, though the final form of this project remains unclear; if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them! Please email any thoughts to or @willsoer on instagram.

(The first few minutes are a little abstract, I should say!)


Chances (instrumental) – Kaytranada
Ferment – Murlo
Yamaha – Aleksandir
Real Life – Emiranda
Four – Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
Pol In G – The Durutti Column
Male Intuition – Suzanne Kraft
Introvert – Duval Timothy
Monoto – Badia
Shot For Me – Drake
Carbonated – Mount Kimbie
Why Didn’t You Save Me – Nicolas Jaar
Self Portrait – The Durutti Column
Song Of Injured Love – Gabor Szabo
Adriatic – Mount Kimbie
Pour Olympe – Trypheme
Ball – Duval Timothy
Rob Grey’s Elegy – The Durutti Column
Reflection Eternal – Nujabes
Song 1 – Rico Casazza
Mango Drive – Rhythm & Sound
Northern Soul – Norken
Portrait Of Tracy – Jaco Pastorius
Midnight In Peckham – Chaos in the CBD
La Ritournelle – Sebastien Tellier
i – Nicola Roberts
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X
Nobody Cares About Us (instrumental) – J Dilla
Any Way The Wind Blows – Sara Bareilles