So wait…Who are we?

We are two guys, sharing the conversation on all things men’s lifestyle. Under the banners of Fitness, Entertainment, Social Conventions and “Adulting” , we share our passions, knowledge and life experiences (as well as those from guest speakers) to help educate and revitalise the modern man.

Here’s a look at each of us:

James Rose

James is not from Australia, or New Zealand, or Lithuania…

James is a Personal Trainer, working at Onelife Fitness in downtown Kansas City. He moved from England in 2013 and loves writing, doing voiceover work and of course – podcasting! James works on another show as the host of “Who Kicked the Corner Flag?” – an English Premier League Quiz show.

Kalan Smith

Kalan still can’t get over being insulted by the Wii Fit. It told him he was fat.

Kalan is actually in the best shape of his life. As an active member of a local Crossfit gym, Kalan loves to workout on a regular basis. In his spare time, he kicks back with a bottle of Angry Orchard and plays Destiny! He’ll also host the occasional house party, complete with Cards Against Humanity!


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Introduction- What is it?

The Bros and Blokes Lifestyle Academy is a weekly men’s wellness and lifestyle podcast, discussing the many aspects of Health and Fitness, Society and Culture, "Adulting" and Entertainment. We record episodes that reflect on our three main objectives; To Teach, To Inspire, To Entertain. 

Who are we?

We are two Bros/Blokes; one from the Midwest, one from the U.K. The two of us bring our own unique life experiences to the table and share thoughts on the topics being discussed. As a Full-time Personal trainer, James shares his experiences in the fitness industry with program suggestions and quick tips. Kalan covers the entertainment base, and brings his passion for gaming, TV and movies to the table with his hot takes thoughtful reviews. As ever-evolving adults, the pair continue to strive for successful responsibility and hope their past experiences (whether good or not), combined with guest appearances from experts in the field can teach our listeners wise words on "Adulting"

How it began!

The idea was originally conceived as a ‘Fitness First, Fun Later‘ type of show, where we’d address the many areas of fitness before sharing something completely different. When Kalan joined the team, we chose to expand the topics further (but not be too generalized) to include more entertainment stories and social conventions. We wanted a show that helps men teach life lessons and remind us how to live a fulfilling life. Thus the idea of an academy was born; a place where we learn, enjoy and be entertained by our weekly episodes.


With James being Personal Trainers, we wanted to create a unique voice for those wanting to learn about fitness. With the added extensions of Adulting, Entertainment and Society and Culture, we were able to create more of a "Men’s Wellness" feel to our show and give people the chance to learn different aspects from our podcast.


We are committed to providing 30-45 minute episodes once a week, by recording episodes well in advance of their release date. We ensure that the content we provide stays relevant prior to release. For our launch date on January 13th 2020, we released 4 episodes, one on each of our previous subject areas. 


Our podcast is hosted by Buzzsprout and is currently available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and IHeartRadio. More information and blog posts can be found on our website brosandblokes.com and our social media avenues: Instagram (@brosandblokes), Twitter (@brosandblokes), Youtube (“Bros and Blokes” channel) and Facebook (/brosandblokes)