About

Other Men Need Help is a bi-weekly podcast about the emblems, habits, and struts in the male performance.

In each episode, Mark Pagan dissects the ways OTHER MEN avoid accountability, cling to power, mask insecurities, and quietly scream for connection. Other Men Need Help shares these personal tales using a  playful format of documentary, essay, and archive-based storytelling.

Meet the Season One Team!

Photo by Eric Vitale

Mark Pagán (host/producer) is an award-winning comedian, film and podcast producer, writer, and former b-boy. A Moth Storyslam winner, his work and performances have been shown at festivals and shows worldwide including Slamdance Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, RISK!, The Moth, Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, Story Collider, Peoples Improv Theater, and Magnet Theater.

Early Crush: Sigourney Weaver – yesterday, today, tomorrow.

Tanvir Mansur (associate producer) is a freelance writer and educator from Sweden. He’s worked with education and gender equality issues at the Swedish Games Industry. His latest gig was at the Workers’ Movement’s Educational association where he organized conferences and seminars about migration, racism, diversity and gender equality. Tanvir is an activist and opinion-maker, who regularly writes for different Swedish newspapers.

Early Crush: Okay, so this is gonna be SUCH a cliché answer. I was twelve when The Phantom Menace was released. Even if the movie was awful, I was really drawn to Natalie Portman’s character. This bad-ass Queen who could both act royal and shoot with laser-guns. I was becoming a big Star Wars-fan and I guess she became my celebrity crush. I assume she’s the “Leia” of the late ’80’s generation.

Rebecca Seidel (associate producer) is an NYC-based writer, radio producer, and explorer. Born & raised in Queens, she’s currently a curator for Spoke, a new audio app from SiriusXM. Ask her for podcast recommendations or fun facts about the subway.

Early Crush: Billie Joe Armstrong, the singer from Green Day. He was my introduction to angst and eyeliner, two things that continue to be very important in my life.

Ben Goldberg is a producer, editor, and writer for both audio and video. Originally from Buffalo, NY and now based in Brooklyn, he is currently working at the film post-production house OneDotZero Post. Ben is an avid storyteller who is passionate about social justice, new media, and the Monster Mash.

Early Crush: Zachary Levi from Chuck. Just badass enough to be cool but silly and incompetent enough to not be intimidating in any way whatsoever–what more could you ask for?