TBI-115 The Most Normal Story You Ever Heard About Mack Beggs And Muscles


There’s no doubt that when a dude hits the gym, his physique changes. The shape becomes pretty masculine; v-taper from the broad shoulders, and muscular, and maybe lean. It’s a classic jock body.

There’s no surprise, then, that young dudes quest after this classic, masculine shape, beyond just because it might make them better at sports. There’s something . . . social about it. And something very normal.

To get a handle on just how normal it is, show host Christian Matyi, a/ka/ “XN,” takes a look at the somewhat uncommon case of one young wrestler named Mack Beggs. He’s just a self-described regular dude, but if you’ve followed his stories in the news, you’d know there is a lot more to this young man than you might guess.

XN is joined by professors Kareem Kubdanchani and Stephan Pennington to pull apart the ways our body’s shape is not only informed by what we think of gender, but also recreates ideas of gender around us.

Plus, one of the coolest Little Insider segments at the end of the show. (CAT JACKET!)

All this and more on this very masculine episode of The Big Inside.

Mack Beggs  is not just swole. He’s about as normal a jock as you’ll ever meet.

Mack Beggs is not just swole. He’s about as normal a jock as you’ll ever meet.

Meet LaWhore Vagistan:  Kareem Kubchandani  helps us look at masculinity as performance. (Basically: straight up drag.)

Meet LaWhore Vagistan: Kareem Kubchandani helps us look at masculinity as performance. (Basically: straight up drag.)

Stephan Pennington  helps us break down gender, but also says it’s okay to have lots of muscles.

Stephan Pennington helps us break down gender, but also says it’s okay to have lots of muscles.



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