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AVfM Radio: Tales from the Infrared debuts!

We’re pleased to announced the inaugural episode of A Voice for Men’s new radio show, Tales From The Infrared: Geek Culture from a Red Pill Perspective!

Airing at 8pm Central Time, and created and co-hosted by myself and Typhonblue, with this episode’s Special Guest Host PwynySlastation01, this show is a significant departure from other shows in the AVfM lineup.  The goal of this show is to lighten up, have fun, and explore something other than deep politics or psychology. We still talk about activism, but we mostly hope to provide an escape from that and into something involving laughter and fun. If you like video games, science fiction movies and TV shows, pop psychology, Youtube videos, comics, literature and other entertainment media and want to see it discussed from a Red Pill perspective, this is the show for you!

We will not be taking calls during this inaugural episode, but still feel free to call in to listen if you like, and we will be hanging out in the Stickam room after the show for anyone who wants to talk to us, make suggestions, or yell at us.

In a bit of a departure from our other shows, we also provide you with links you can use to follow along with the show and see what we’re seeing, or check these resources out after the show! See the links below before, during, after the show so you’ll know what we’re talking about!

Click here to reach the show page


Click here to join us in Stickam to chat after the show if you like.


Stories in Episode 1 of Tales from the Infrared:

Strange Announcement No One Understands, Something About Kittens


The Buzz (What’s going on in MRA land):

Kerfuffle between MRAs and MGTOWs:


J. Scott Davis takes a dive for Kellett

John the Other reminds “Scientist” PZ Myers he has an unanswered challenge

AVFM Mail Out


PwnySlayStation01 pwns Dean Esmay
(Gamers: They really are coming for you)
See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qCJ9cpqd_8

A still-relevant response to these Stalinists:


“The Bad”
Warren Ellis Shows You How to Get Women Right
Original Source:
(Found via our friends at Webcomic Beacon)

“The Good”
http://www.oglaf.com/amazonlinguistics/1/ (NSFW)

“The Cool or The Ugly? You Decide”

“[I]f you support DC Comics, then personally, I really can’t consider you a feminist.” — Valerie D’Orazio



“The Good”

Flash Fiction Online’s submission guidelines.

“The Bad”
TV Tropes Deletes Every Rape Trope; Geek Feminism Wiki Steps In

The YouPoop (Seen YouTube)

Most Divorces Are Caused By Women? Not So Fast There, MRAs

Feminist Frequency still begging for money

New MRA charges into the breech: Billy Clement

Interwebz Drama (Reddit Post dramatic re-enactment, with Dean Esmay and Typhonblue)


A little more on the Interwebz Drama/Fake Typhon

Getting banned from HALO for being sexist–for LIFE

Justicar challenges MRAs


Men With Kittens

Additional Credits:

morseRT.wav by FreqMan


SHOW LOGO: Roger O. Thornhill

“Penis” by Mykeru Media


Click here to reach the show page


Click here to join us in Stickam to chat after the show if you like.

Showtime is 8pm Central tonight!

About Dean Esmay

Dean Esmay has written for Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, The Moderate Voice, Honey Badger Brigade, and A Voice for Men. He is a writer and podcaster with Erin Pizzey on domestic violence, Mumia Ali on race issues, and various shows on geek culture. He encourages people to look at issues through the lens of compassion for men who deserve it, and respect for women who deserve it. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Methuselah's Daughter.

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  • Tawil

    Great Idea…. what a huge relatively untapped universe this is for AVfM. My teen son listens to the occasional AVfM radio show and reads the occasional article here (and ‘gets’ and appreciates what’s being said) but there’s no real hook into his world of gaming…. until now.

    Explaining concepts in the context of a craft makes them more tangible. Like to see this discussion genre revisited often and the mediums explored in terms of red pill instruction.

    The MRM will do well to keep in lock-step with the feminist exploitation of this genre… instead of catching up 10 years late.

  • Aimee McGee

    Need to go and cool down after clicking that first link…men with kittens…mmmmmmm!!!!

    Oops, I’m objectifying cats again 😉

    • Iron John

      Cats!? Nobody said anything about CATS! I hate cats!
      But I love Red Pill radio so I will listen just the same. LOL!

      P.S. Dean and Typhon…I’m watching you. This affiliation with felines has not gone unnoticed!

  • http://gloriusbastard.com/ JJ

    The dude from the first link called himself “Enkidu” from Gilgamesh. Wow; no words. Some of the other links were interesting.

    Of course; I hope the show will be taped so I can listen later. I am curious how all that will tie together with MRAs in motion.

    More like how feminists dominate marvel over DC; or how sci fi has gone feminist compared to times past? You know Kirk and Tony Stark could never have done well with women toda……….oh yeah, he was the favorite of women right? Wonders never cease; our patriarchy is alive and well.

    I guess I am talking myself into it. After my selves and I had a conversation; we now see how this all ties together. Let me grab Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory and we will meet you there with Jordi La Forge; we got him on twitter.

    Good job Dean and Typhon. You have tapped a unique source “untouched” by evil patriarchal hands! My hands envy you get to go first.

    The evil patriarchal voices in my head approve!

  • Roderick1268

    Concerning boys&men and games.
    Little girls aren’t complaining yet, – it is grown woman who are complaining about being offended. They are offended that males have fun and that it is not proper from their point of view.
    The main complaint is it is happening, without their control or guidelines. – Its about power.

    • http://www.deanesmay.com Dean Esmay

      Yep. It’s about power, and it’s about Female Privilege.

      Rumor has it that there’s already pushback and the Xbox Live people are backing down. Somewhere, I hear privileged white women who think they’re oppressed crying.

    • Sting Chameleon

      Grown men having fun don’t make for good servants in their eyes.

    • Xevaster

      The feminists hate the fact that so many men dropped out to play games that they now want to control them in anyway they can. That is all the banning is about.

    • Booyah

      Yeah there is a real shit storm about it atm ive seen. I dont think that gamers are worried about girls getting more games they like. Theyre more worried about feminism interfering in yet another genre that men love and turning it into something that they will no longer find appealing. They’ve seen it happen too many times before. Even the approach screams of it. If you just wanted to make more games women liked its not the approach you would take.

      $150K they got unfuggingbelievable. Just for a study into video games. I bet Paul would be doing backflips if this site got that for representing ALL issues that men face.

      • Booyah

        One of the comments made me smile with irony. “We just want to play games with the men” When arent they playing games with men? Do they really need the fantasy realm to do this too?

  • ivy7om

    It’s interesting to point out that, even though we are currently enjoying a “Geek Culture Rennaissance”, comic books simply aren’t faring as well financially as they did in the 70s and 80s. Why is that. Ever since the comic crash of 96, the industry has been distancing itself from its strongest, most supportive audience (boys aged 6-13) in favor of trying to draw in a niche market of women in their 20s who judge art and literature solely for how well they parrot their own political views. With their biggest market cut off, the industry has developed a broken business model wherein they attempt to draw readers back by manufacturing these major, game-changing events. When everything gets “shaked up”, it makes the fans curious as to how it will effect the “narrative playing field”. But this only draws readers in for the short term. Every “event” has resulted in a huge sales spike, follows by a sharp dip and the dip gets steeper each time. This demonstartes quite clearly that the current trend of appealing to female readers is a huge failure and will not support the industry in the long term. As a result, we should be supporting any series that seeks to distance itself from that approach and targets the medium’s strongest audience: young boys! We live in a society where money talks. Every time we make a purchase, our money is telling the industry that this is what we want to see. Let’s now make our money talk for us.

  • MarkofWisdom

    Great show Dean and Typhon. I was seriously expecting dean to have a much deeper voice, not sure why. The oglaf thing leads to a page where the link is broken

    • http://www.deanesmay.com Dean Esmay

      Well, I also do the 1950s Announcer Guy voice. 😉

      Oglaf link working for me at the moment, maybe it was a glitch?

  • Booyah

    There is an unrealistic element to “The Sims 3″ a very popular game that women love far more than men. You direct your husband and children around as your little puppets and they have no will of their own.

    Oh wait a second…. Thats not unrealistic. Objection withdrawn I guess.