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Author: Amani Maranga

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Authentic conversations of an African Man, discovering self, owning choices, building spirituality, parenting, navigating relationships, work and business and all that is life
72 Episodes
In this epsiode Tosh and I discuss how to recognize burn out, from his own story and how to prevent it and deal with it. 10th October 2020 marks World Mental Health Day. This comes at a time when our daily reality has changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The challenges we have faced in the past few months have been considerable; the excessive fear and anxiety of the unseen virus, students all across the country adapting to no-school or online classes, limited contact with family members or close friends, the loss of livelihoods and loved ones and the strain on health-care workers. All this has increased our awareness of our own mental health. And makes it clear that psycho-social support will increase exponentially in the coming months and years. This year’s objective for WMHD is greater investment and access to mental health care and Inuka Wellness Kenya is collaborating with Living Truthfully to make your life better. Inuka is a digital wellbeing app that is available on WhatsApp and provides anonymous mental and emotional support through certified coaches on your phone through chat, at anytime and anywhere. Get your FREE session on us, at +254 770728940! --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode I get into the mind of an advertising genius, as he shares his life a quarter mile at a time.  He shares candidly from his experience, life, friendships and love.  Please listen share and feedback!  --- Send in a voice message:
Do male friendships have any value? Is there any reward for vulnerability with the boys? Are male friendships based on need only? My long time friend Mwongera and I ponder on these, listen, share and feedback --- Send in a voice message:
REDEMPTION! Eddy Kimani’s story has a beautiful redemption, and I am a sucker for happy endings, so here is a happy ending 😄. Please listen, share and feedback --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode Eddy Kimani shares details of an adventurous decade. He shares his successes and some of his failures. Listen share and feedback --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode I reflect on the growth I’ve had since last year Christmas, I interview a friend who’s going through his first Christmas “alone” and I share my message for this season. Thank you for your continued support. Listen, Share and Feedback --- Send in a voice message:
It is widely accepted in most societies that men are providers. So what do they have to do and what do they go through to provide, build a career or a business? How do they handle failure and success? What motivates them? Listen to Steve Kariuki's story, share and feedback!  Credits: More on Steve Kariuki's Businesses  Music Ojay's - For the love of Money Horace Brown - One for the money Host Amani Maranga Producer Lee Kanyottu --- Send in a voice message:
This is one of the deepest most encouraging conversations I have had in a while. I invited Thimba over because of his fascinating business, I wasn’t ready for why he shared! A must listen episode, and please share widely!! --- Send in a voice message:
My friend Kamata came over and boy didn’t he have a story! What’s your typical reaction when you’re edged out of your job? Fear? Anxiety? Is there opportunity in job loss? You better listen and share and feedback!! --- Send in a voice message:
Tony has lived many lives in a very short time.  In this conversation we dive into picking ourselves up when life has happened to us. He challenged me to live for everything that it is, rather than live for other peoples expectation. We all know that this is easier said than done, and to be honest I feel that I lack the courage to live the life that I want.  Please listen, Share and Feedback!  --- Send in a voice message:
What do you do when you feel you’ve watched the end of your rope? What do you do with the pain of failure? I have found that you can find purpose from your pain and this is exactly what Biko came to share with me. How he found purpose from his pain. Listen share and feedback!!! --- Send in a voice message:
The truth is I am concerned at how important alcohol has become for the average Kenyan man,  After Solomon's mind bending episode, Gregory reached out to me wanting to share his own journey with alcohol. This very articulate lawyer breaks down the journey in easy to follow stages. Please share it with anyone who is struggling with addiction. As usual Listen, feedback and share --- Send in a voice message:
Why does love hurt? Does it hurt men too? Dr. Tim and I have a candid conversation, on dating, undating, redating and the mess that comes with it, as we make some ribs!  In this episode as well I give an opportunity to our listeners to advertise their businesses in the podcast! Listen, Share and feedback! --- Send in a voice message:
Did you know rock bottom had a basement?  If you thought last week's episode was dramatic, wait until you hear this one!!  In this episode we go deeper into the dark deep throws of the abyss that is addiction and its effects. This episode reeks of death but ends in redemption! Sweet Redemption!  After you have listened and you want to support the work that Solomon is doing in rehabilitating street men, please send your donations to MCHANGA- PAYBILL 891300 Acc. GLC You can contact him on  +254715874094, Website Please listen, share and feedback --- Send in a voice message:
A few of my friends have been to rehab recently for alcohol addiction, and I am concerned about how important alcohol has become in our society.  This is probably the most gripping story that I have ever heard, we had to break it down into two episodes.  The level of vulnerability shared here is probably unprecedented!!  After you have listened and you want to support the work that Solomon is doing in rehabilitating street men, please send your donations to  MCHANGA- PAYBILL 891300 Acc. GLC You can contact him on  +254715874094, Website  Please listen, share and feedback --- Send in a voice message:
Fatherhood is a gift, and this is our Father's day special!! How do men experience pregnancy? How do we experience childbirth?  Bruce and I share an interesting and intimate conversation. Please listen, feedback and share!! --- Send in a voice message:
What happens when you are unable to get a child? My Friend, brother and Pastor Gowi Odera, takes us through his journey, through childhood that shaped his thoughts on adoption and then through his marriage and the decision to adopt. How does one navigate these conversations in an African Context? Please Listen, Share and leave me some feedback  --- Send in a voice message:
Tonee Ndungu is one of my most "woke" friends. He actually challenges some of the social structures I have grown up to believe are true.  In this episode Tonee does just that, he looks at how the Covid 19 isolation period is revealing to us about ourselves and our relationships.  Please listen, share and give feedback @amanimaranga on social media and  If you need to talk to someone anonymously who can help unpack your experience, download the Inuka wellness app on Google playstore and enter the code LT2020 to get 4 Free Sessions. --- Send in a voice message:
It's April 2020 and Covid- 19 has forced many of us into isolation and social distancing so as to slow down the spread of the disease.  In this episode I speak to two of my soul brothers as we share on how we are coping in this period. What is your experience? Please listen share and feedback. @amanimaranga on FB, Twitter and Instagram, or --- Send in a voice message:
Hey guys, how are you doing? How are you dealing with Isolation? In this SELF PRODUCED Episode I call a friend and discuss how he is dealing with isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives, all of us. Some of the hardest hit are creatives, whose jobs depend on a lot of social contact. How has your world been affected? Listen, Share and please send me feedback on twitter, facebook and instagram, my handle is @amanimaranga --- Send in a voice message:
Comments (43)


This episode is lit mamen. Lots of insights

Jul 27th

Ndung'u Gitahi

Just stumbled on this podcast and it couldn't be timely.

Jun 23rd

Esther Gt

Haven't had any podcast on co-parenting as raw as this one was. Beautiful truths♥️.

Jun 9th
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Rose Njoroge

My pick! Pure gold. "Your relationship with yourself has always being about ignoring YOU and accepting OTHER people." ~Tonee Ndung'u

May 2nd



Jan 25th

Regina Kungu

I really enjoyed this episode. I had to listen to it twice.

Jan 21st


I look at this year as a clean slate. And this episode really affirmed my conviction. Happy 2020:)

Jan 7th

Carol Mbaria


Dec 13th


what is the account number?

Dec 9th


Hi Amani and Team, please assist on the payment details- it is through a till number or a business number?

Dec 9th

Sophia Riziki Adhiambo

this has been by far the best episode I've listened to so far. I found myself in a psychiatric hospital early this year and I'm still struggling but I'm glad I learned things can get better.

Nov 21st


Amani....... u are just......... 🔥🔥🔥

Nov 19th

Harriet Mogaka

Thanks for being soo open. I can't seem to find my voice sometimes. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 4th
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Caroline M. Muchiri

I listened to this episode and I connected with everything you shared. I'm truly hooked... Keep going... we will be here waiting for you when you need a break to deal with stuff. 😍

Oct 20th

Nicholas Otieno

saying I love you to your dad has to be one of the hardest thing... I can't have tried many times words fail me

Oct 8th

Habel Mbaru

hey Amani...I just discovered this podcast....sharing it with everyone... thanks for the man you are!...

Sep 27th

Samuel Kagwi

This has totally moved me and I relate to it 100% though in a different perspective. Thank you for the good work and the exposure

Sep 21st


This is deep. Best episode of any podcast I've ever listened to...probably coz I needed to hear IT "I am not the fruit, I am just the fruit carrier "

Sep 10th

Rose Njoroge

I can't get enough of SK Blue & Moses podcast. On repeat mode. Thank you Amani for outpouring into our lives through this platform. God bless you!

Sep 8th


I love this show so much. so much

Sep 2nd
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