Finding Your Tribe: How Third Spaces Transform Friendship and Personal Growth (Ep. 8)

“When I’m in one of the Third Spaces that I’m intentional about creating or being a part of, I feel like I’m a lot less judgmental. I don’t know if that’s maybe the comfort of those spaces. But when I hear something that I maybe disagree with, I’m much more empathetic to listening to that than I am judgmental in listening to that.”

– Reid Auger

In this friendly chat, Ed and Reid dive into the fascinating realm of Third Spaces, one of the three main social arenas where folks get to mix and mingle. They shine a light on the importance of intentionally carving out these Third Spaces and the pure joy that comes from doing stuff together. They underline how crucial these Third Spaces are in sparking social connections, mentorship opportunities, and personal growth. They also tackle the tricky part – engaging in these Third Spaces as life, work, kids and travel take more of your time. The Guys Fishing Weekend is brought up as a brilliant example of a purposefully created Third Space that offers a laid-back and genuine setting for some quality male bonding.


  • Third Spaces are the social surroundings where people spend time interacting with others.
  • Engaging in Third Spaces fosters social interaction, mentorship, and personal growth.
  • Creating intentional Third Spaces is important for maintaining social connections.
  • Engaging in activities with other individuals in Third Spaces is the best way to stay engaged in society.
  • The Guys Fishing Weekend is an example of an intentional Third Space that provides an unguarded and authentic environment for male bonding.
  • Culture plays a significant role in our lives and relationships, and it is important to create a positive and welcoming culture.
  • The book ‘The River Why’ by David James Duncan is a coming-of-age story that explores the search for meaning and the value of relationships.

The Guys Fishing Weekly is a podcast dedicated to the camaraderie of men through fishing. Hosted by Ed and Reid, it’s where men gather to share not just the thrill of the catch but the deeper connections forged on the water. Each episode dives into stories, tips, and interviews that celebrate the bonds between fishermen. From tales of early morning casts to arguing about the size of the one that got away, it’s a space for men to connect over shared passions and experiences. Whether you’re an experienced angler or just starting, here’s where you find your crew, united by the love of fishing.

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