36 episodes

Host Jack Kammer, a long-time activist, author, social policy researcher, jail guard, parole & probation agent and journalist, knows how important it is for men and boys to have as many opportunities for happiness, fulfillment, acceptance and understanding as women and girls do. So far — for 60+ years — the discussion has been about ensuring all those good things for females. Now we have this podcast. We're talking about what we want and need, what stands in our way, and how to get over, under, around or through it. (Sometimes just talking can be a revolutionary act.)

Men Are Talking / Good Will Toward Men Jack Kammer

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Host Jack Kammer, a long-time activist, author, social policy researcher, jail guard, parole & probation agent and journalist, knows how important it is for men and boys to have as many opportunities for happiness, fulfillment, acceptance and understanding as women and girls do. So far — for 60+ years — the discussion has been about ensuring all those good things for females. Now we have this podcast. We're talking about what we want and need, what stands in our way, and how to get over, under, around or through it. (Sometimes just talking can be a revolutionary act.)

    EP 36 - Karyn Seitz: Helping Men and Women Overcome Some Women’s Weak Ideas of Strength

    EP 36 - Karyn Seitz: Helping Men and Women Overcome Some Women’s Weak Ideas of Strength

    Karyn Seitz is a remarkable woman in a lot of ways, not least of which are her laser sharp insight and crystal clear honesty about what women often do and think that makes them and their men unhappy in their intimate relationships. She helps men as well as women see what's going on. She helps women stop doing it and she helps men be confident and strong in making it stop. For good reason, she calls herself The Happiness Mentor.
    Contact Karyn:
    Website
    ahappinesscourse.com/meet
    Facebook
    facebook.com/karynaseitz

    • 1 hr 7 min
    EP 35 - Anti-Black Racism or Anti-Male Sexism. Which Problem Needs More Attention Now?

    EP 35 - Anti-Black Racism or Anti-Male Sexism. Which Problem Needs More Attention Now?

    When two problems exacerbate and compound each other and one gets much more recognition and attention than the other, which one needs to be given more recognition and attention? Today on Good Will Toward Men, we talk with Janice Ponds and Felicity Joy Solomon, hosts of the weekly “Black. Conservative. Female.” livestream on Facebook, about which problem needs more attention in the Black community right now, Anti-Black racism or anti-male sexism. = = =
    "Black. Conservative. Female."
    Facebook livestream
    https://www.facebook.com/blackconservativefemale
    Recordings at
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsdUQ91nlY4nE9abVd9BFeQ
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    Janice Ponds  
    Janice’s experience as a teacher; school psychologist; psychiatric counselor; clinical director; substance abuse treatment program coordinator, director, and supervisor; certified brain injury specialist; clinical consultant; licensed therapist; member of a law enforcement mental health support services team.
    Won the 2022 Best Outreach Series award on Roku’s Creative Motion Television Network for Destruction to Dignity. Creative Motion is a Platform for Independent Christian Production.
    Janice’s website
    http://www.janiceponds.com
    Janice’s YouTube channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoTesXPiIY1Y8jSFEc2UFNQ
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    Felicity Joy Solomon
    2022 Kingdom Conservative Party candidate for Illinois Senate District 49.
    Director, Princeton graduate, Actor, Teacher, Life Coach, Minister, Doctor (of Christian counseling) turned politician
    2022 Person of the Year on Roku’s Creative Motion Television Network. Creative Motion is a Platform for Independent Christian Production.
    Simply Felicity podcast
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/simply-felicity/id1476350346
    Felicity Joy’s YouTube channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpY2mwsFchOeKI7kL7Ag7yw

    • 56 min
    EP 34 - John Francis, the Founding Father of Fathers Eve

    EP 34 - John Francis, the Founding Father of Fathers Eve

    Like a lot of good things, Fathers Eve was invented by accident. John Francis, the Founding Father of Fathers Eve, tells us what it is, how it happened, how it became a thing, and how you might be a part of the fun, whether you want to host your own Fathers Eve, just want to participate in Fathers Eve or whether you’re a young man wondering about your own possible future as a father. If you’d like to host a Fathers Eve event, talk to John by phone at 612 868-0745. To find a Fathers Eve event near you, visit fatherseve.com.
    You can email John at johnfrancis@fatherseve.com.

    • 28 min
    EP 33 - Mariquita Solis: Men Aren’t Perfect, But They’re Great. Women Are Great, But They’re Not Perfect.

    EP 33 - Mariquita Solis: Men Aren’t Perfect, But They’re Great. Women Are Great, But They’re Not Perfect.

    Mariquita Solis helps women develop their power in a nice way, a friendly way, not in a female macho way, not in a sisterhood chauvinist way, not splashed with an excess of industrial girls-rule Pink. (You know the shade I mean.) Mariquita works to bring men and women together — and animals too — as partners, organically, in a way that lives and grows, free of coercive power and control or sexist hubris. She’s a strong woman in the very most powerful way. Connect with Mariquita at mariquitasolis.com.

    • 51 min
    EP 32 - An Accidental Feminist Documentary of Feminism

    EP 32 - An Accidental Feminist Documentary of Feminism

    Today on Men Are Talking we talk with violence and Public Health expert Ed Bartlett about a documentary film that ends up not documenting what it purports to document, but in fact unwittingly serves as a sort of meta-documentary on what has become of feminism. Information from the Coalition to End Domestic Violence
    about the PBS documentary "Bring Her Home":
    http://endtodv.org/camp/bring-her-home/
    FBI report mentioned in the podcast:
    https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/2020-ncic-missing-person-and-unidentified-person-statistics.pdf/view
    Data on murdered Indians:
    National Violent Death Reporting System
    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/ss/ss7008a1.htm 
    TV report from Canada on MMIW and MMIM:

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=10154432256403772

    • 26 min
    EP 31 - Jed Diamond: 57 Years of Helping Men

    EP 31 - Jed Diamond: 57 Years of Helping Men

    Jed Diamond began counseling men, women and couples in 1965. Since then he's worked with more than 40,000 people. With a PhD in International Health and a Masters in Social Work, he founded Men Alive in 1968 to help men live longer, healthier, happier lives. He has particular expertise in helping men eliminate the stresses they face that undermine their health and ruin their relationships. We talked about four main topics:
    - The relationship between Anger and Depression in Men
    - A Men's Health Initiative Jed calls The Moonshot
    - The Father Wound, especially the often unnoticed Father Wounds in women
    - The opportunities of The Disillusionment Stage of marriages and other long-term relationships
    We also took a minute to talk about the benefits Jed has derived from almost fifty years in his men's group.
    And, of course, we started off talking about our fashion choices.
    The Depression assessment instrument we talked about is under the STRUGGLING WITH DEPRESSION? heading at https://menalive.com/resources/ebooks-quizzes-and-videos.
    Contact Jed Diamond through his website: https://menalive.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min

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Valuable contribution, and you’ll learn something

Jack is a very smart interviewer with decades of experience empathizing with and understanding men. He also has a good sense of humor. These conversations with men from a variety of backgrounds are worth a listen.

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