A few weeks ago I had the chance to go down to Tulsa with Huckberry to meet up with Brett McKay, the guy behind the Art of Manliness website, to give the new Flint and Tinder 10-year hoodie a test run. I’d never been to Tulsa, so I jumped at the chance.
Since it began as a side project while McKay was in law school, the Art of Manliness has expanded beyond its blog roots to include books, an e-commerce site and an Art of Manliness Podcast as well - all of which are run out of his Tulsa headquarters.
McKay is something of a super-human when it comes to reading (and lifting). He credits this to a speed-reading course he took while in law school. The skill helps him read a staggering 15 books a month. So…when McKay interviews someone for his podcast (which he records in his closet) he’s always read the material first - not always the case with interviews! The results are unusually informed and compelling conversations.
Don’t be put off by the name, even if you don’t consider yourself the “manly” type, I’m sure you’ll find the podcasts incredibly interesting. I'd suggest The Real Life Story of Hemingway and The Sun Also Rises, the Value of Deepwork in the Age of Distraction, or this interview with Matthew Crawford, the author of Shop Class as Soulcraft as well as The World Beyond Your Head.
And, to see some of the photos I shot of McKay, an incredibly game photo subject if there ever was one, click here.