036 – My Friend Francisco

036 – Francisco is a friend of Thomas’ from Sonoma, California. In his personal life, Francisco is an accomplished pianist and speaks four languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic). Francisco manages a homeless outreach center in Sonoma and runs the weekly public radio show, “Hello Sonoma!”, where he interviews local people to tell their stories and build connections in his community. Airing  first on KSVY 91.3 in Sonoma, you can also find it wherever you get your podcasts.
Thomas and Francisco discuss Francisco’s upbringing in America with a parent from Brazil, why simple pleasures like a meal with friends and music are so satisfying, engaging with their privilege in the last two years, and Francisco’s take on the classic Bro Nouveau question – what is the evolved man and how can men lean into their  authentic, vulnerable selves?