The Duke

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I’m John Freaking Waye.

It’s an image a lot of us have been chasing our entire lives.  We’ve been chasing it because we believe we should. What if we we’re wrong? What if the thing we think we want isn’t actually what we need at all . What if John Wayne and his famous walk are the wrong target? What if John Wayne isn’t it?  But if he’s not what is? What got us here?  Why John Wayne in the first place?  Who made John Wayne it?  To answer these questions, you have to ask an even bigger question. What is about generations of men that automatically give him respect? Why did making John Wayne it, work? In this episode, Ben investigates what happened with John Wayne and what needs to happen now.


Ben Derrick