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A Conversation with Renée Yaworsky

A Conversation with Renée Yaworsky

In this podcast Renée Yaworsky and I share ideas on men and compassion, what women can do to support men, and the work that is for men to do with men. Renée Yaworsky drummed, sang and played guitar in various rock bands you’ve never heard of. With a background in English Literature from the University of Georgia and Oxford University, she earned a law degree at Syracuse University. She served as a reporter for the human rights organization Impunity Watch, as a fellow at the Syracuse Medical-Legal Partnership, and as a contributor to research on nostalgia. She is currently writing a biography on Peter Tork, and is the producer of the podcast: “A Conversation with Dennis Tardan”. She is also poised to publish a fictional book series featuring a touring rock band. When she’s not writing, editing, or playing music, you can find her binge-watching 60’s TV shows and dipping Milano cookies into Earl Grey tea.
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I am grateful to each of my guests who joined us this first year of the Podcast. Together, with my Producer, Dennis Tardan, we published over 70 podcast episodes. Our guests joined us from: U.S., Kenya, Australia, Canada, Rwanda, Tasmania, Malawi, U.K., and Sardinia....
In Search of the New Compassionate Male: Racism in America

In Search of the New Compassionate Male: Racism in America

How can I go in Search of the New Compassionate Male and sidestep racism. On May 25th, at the same time as we sat in our men’s circle contemplating the topic of Aspirations, George Floyd was murdered. When I learned about it the next morning I wondered to myself what George Floyd’s aspirations were. I learned later that his second grade school teacher found a project of his where he aspired to become a U.S. Supreme Court Judge. This is an excerpt of a conversation with Renée Yaworski on the evolution of the MFN Circles of Men Project.

For more on Clay’s unique form of men’s circles check out his book on Amazon: Circles of Men: A Counter-intuitive Approach to Men’s Groups.

When a Man Walks Into a Room Full of Women

When a Man Walks Into a Room Full of Women

All is not what it appears to be. The dynamics beneath the surface may surprise you. Dennis Tardan, Renée Yarworsky and Clay Boykin explore this question from varying perspectives. For a man, fear of being laughed at often lies just below the vibrato; for a woman, it’s likely to be fear for her safety including fear of being killed.



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For more on this and other related topics visit:
Website – In Search of the New Compassionate  –
Podcast – In Search of the New Compassionate Male –
Book: Circles of Men  –
On-line Talk Show: A Reasonably Spontaneous Conversation with Dennis Tardan  –

When a Man Walks Into a Room Full of Women

Women and Men In Search of the New Compassionate Male

Renée Yaworsky, Clay Boykin and Dennis Tardan discuss Clay’s spearheading of the Search of the New Compassionate Male and why the world needs this so much at this time of great change and challenge.

Renée Yaworsky is an attorney, activist, actor, musician, writer and producer. She has worked in criminal justice reform since she was a teenager, been active in women’s rights and justice all over the world.   Contact Renée at

Clay Boykin is a writer, speaker and activist.  A former US Marine, multi-decade executive change agent with Motorola who more than 8 years ago embarked upon a conscious journey in what has become a search, inside himself and in the world, of the new compassionate male.

Dennis Tardan is a professional interviewer and speaker, communication and  coach. His specialty is helping executives, managers, and teams to deliver their core messages with increased clarity, confidence, and authenticity. Over Dennis’ 35-year career in the communication field, he has worked at all levels of media including wire service correspondent, newspaper columnist, writer, facilitator, public relations, talk show host, television producer, scriptwriter, actor, and director.

To learn more about the Search for the New Compassionate Male initiatives and his work:


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