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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, und ...
 
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Doris Elisabeth Fischer was born in Germany and now lives in Denmark. She was trained in Germany as a social worker and for more than fifteen years she worked with Bert Hellinger, the developer of the Constellation technique of working with families. She is the author of Unravel Entanglements With Love, in which she offers case studies of her Famil…
 
Boys and girls both have teenage struggles. Both fathers and mothers struggle to be the best parents they can be. Psychologist Cameron Caswell specializes in helping parents understand what their kids need in difficult times and why they need it. And for this production of Male-friendly Media Dr. Cam agreed to venture a little bit out of her wheelh…
 
C. Cie came to value empathy for men by seeing how its opposite destroyed her courageous, loving father. She doesn't want to see that happen to anyone ever again yet she sees it happening to men all around her every day. Integrity -- including a dose of edginess -- might be just what you need if you've been finding your relationships with women doi…
 
Gayle Kimball, a Women’s Studies professor at Cal State Chico, was one of the twenty-two women Jack interviewed in 1993 for his book Good Will Toward Men (St. Martin’s Press, 1994). Twenty-eight years later, they talked again about progress – and the lack thereof – in overcoming gender-based stereotypes and the limitations they impose on human heal…
 
“Toxic Masculinity” host Shari Lewison-Frisch had an informal chat and agreed to appear on each other's shows. Jack was a guest on Shari's show first. On this episode of “Good Will Toward Men,” Shari was Jack's guest. The reaction of Shari's audience to her interview with Jack was the main topic of discussion. To say the least, we still have some i…
 
Helen Fisher, a noted biological anthropologist, was one of the twenty-two women Jack interviewed in 1993 for his book Good Will Toward Men (St. Martin’s Press, 1994). In that interview, the idea of patriarchy was the main topic. In this new conversation, Helen spoke of the significance of women's achievement of jobs and careers. Jack asked about t…
 
ADHD is diagnosed in boys much more than girls. Under-diagnosis can also be a problem. Medication is controversial. Boys' gap in reading proficiency is generally ignored, while the smaller, largely resolved gap facing girls in math and science continues to command attention. Psychologist Norinne Russell, herself a parent of two kids with special le…
 
Kevin Hofmann is a diversity and inclusion speaker and trainer. He was adopted by a white minister's family after being born to a white mother and black father. He has a unique perspective on being male in Black and White communities, having lived in both. Our conversation demonstrated that race, very understandably, is much more salient than sex t…
 
From early adolescence Bill Ranshaw was deeply immersed in pornography -- and the compulsive masturbation that often goes with it. Despite devoting untold hours to porn and masturbation, Bill had an Emmy award-winning career as a documentary film producer and director. But he found that life was dull and unfulfilling. Eventually, Bill saw the conne…
 
Sexually active women have multiple reversible methods for preventing conception. Sexually active men have only two: condoms and withdrawal, neither very good. Many of women's contraceptives involve interfering with or modulating hormones. Men's reproductive physiology provides promising targets for non-hormonal methods. That's where Male Contracep…
 
Justin Trottier has a long history in the pursuit of social justice, a pursuit that brought him inevitably to the social injustices visited upon men and boys — though at first they were unspoken among his cohort — the proverbial elephant in the room. Justin is the co-founder and now the National Executive Director of CAFE, the Canadian Association …
 
"Highly Sensitive Man" is not just what a few men happen to be. More and more that phrase is being recognized as a good label for one of the primary personality types and is estimated by psychologist Elaine Aron to apply to about twenty-percent of men... and women. But we think of sensitive men and sensitive women very differently, don't we? Today …
 
Doris Elisabeth Fischer was born in Germany and now lives in Denmark. She was trained in Germany as a social worker and for more than fifteen years she worked with Bert Hellinger, the developer of the Constellation technique of working with troubled families. She is the author of Unravel Entanglements With Love, a book in which she offer case studi…
 
Hans Hageman is a man of integrity and purpose. As a child he lived with his parents and brother above the Exodus House, a residential drug treatment center for men founded by his father in East Harlem. He was Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution. He was a narcotics prosecutor for the New York City Di…
 
According to the World Economic Forum and its 2021 Global Gender Gap Report, “Another generation of women will have to wait for gender parity... Closing the global gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.” What is the Global Gender Gap, how is it defined, how is it measured? Professor David Geary is an expert on sex …
 
When you think of a person who is passionate about bringing attention and redress to male gender issues, chances are good you don't think of someone like Blair Daly. And after you hear from Blair, maybe you'll be a little more willing to hear -- and maybe even seek out -- what other male gender issues activists have to say. Maybe you'll have a few …
 
If we really want to end intimate partner violence -- rather than, say, score hundreds of millions of dollars in federal and philanthropic money for feminist social programs and activist salaries, or, say, promote sexist stereotypes that hobble men's advancement toward forms of gender equity that might displease some women -- is there any hope of d…
 
Boys and girls both have teenage struggles. Both fathers and mothers struggle to be the best parents they can be. Psychologist Cameron Caswell specializes in helping parents understand what their kids need in difficult times and why they need it. And for this production of Male-friendly Media Dr. Cam agreed to venture a little bit out of her wheelh…
 
A 1999 book, "The Decline of Males" by anthropologist Lionel Tiger, has proven prescient. By multiple measures the decline is real, it has deepened and it shows few signs of abating. Women have thrived by entering the domain of men; many of us men seem stunned and dazed and have fallen further into ennui, hopelessness, bitterness and despair. Can a…
 
C. Cie came to value empathy for men by seeing how its opposite destroyed her courageous, loving father. She doesn't want to see that happen to anyone ever again yet she sees it happening to men all around her every day. Integrity — including a dose of edginess — might be just what you need if you've been finding your relationships with women doing…
 
Paul Beam is a lot of good things. Mostly he is man striving to be a better man and helping other men, too, live out their highest purpose. He is a former Marine Corps sergeant. He is an ordained minister. And he is the founder of ManCamp. He is also a great Guest I almost CANCELLED -- for no good reason. ManCamp is an annual event that helps men a…
 
Today on Men Are Talking, we talk with author and Clinical Sexologist Dr. Steven Davidson about his insights into sexual health and happiness from more than thirty years as a sex therapist for individuals and couples. Since Dr. Davidson and I both have backgrounds in Social Work we also talk about sexism and the lack of gender diversity in that pro…
 
Edward Bartlett, holder of a Ph.D. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, is the founder and a board member of the Coalition to End Domestic Violence. He is a scientist who sees and understands Domestic Violence as a public health issue. He also sees how ideology has been trumping science to the tune of 500 million dollars a year to fund p…
 
Eric McLoyd and Scott Steward created the Men, Sex, Gen X podcast to better represent Generation X in the media. In September 2020 they did an episode on why mothers get more respect than fathers. When they expressed an interest in being on "Men Are Talking," Jack suggested following up on that episode and maybe going a little deeper into what's go…
 
Father's Eve is a new holiday held every year at venues around the country on the evening before Father’s Day. It’s a fun, no-pressure way for fathers to hang out with other fathers – to connect, share and celebrate fatherhood. And have a beer if they like. The man behind it is our guest John Francis, who is exactly the kind of man just about every…
 
Rick Belden had to work hard to become a man of integrity. His upbringing made it difficult for him to make sense of his feelings and establish boundaries around who he was when others wanted him to be someone else. In this episode of "Men Are Talking," Rick talks about his years-long process of getting "unstuck," of learning the importance of unde…
 
John Lauritsen thinks freely, studies deeply and, as an independent scholar not beholden to academic or philanthropic dictates, is free to speak his mind. One of his main interests is love between men, which he defines as including love, sex, and friendship. On this episode of Men Are Talking we talk about the reasons gay men and heterosexual men s…
 
Patriarchy is "a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line." But "The Patriarchy" is the ultimate feminist bogeyman -- a global, conspiratorial cabal intent on oppressing women and serving only the selfish interests of men. Today we talk with Steven Van Valke…
 
Fred Hayward is one of the pioneers of the modern men's movement. In this episode of “Men Are Talking,” Fred explains how he got kicked off Oprah Winfrey's show when Oprah was a local star in Baltimore. Then host Jack Kammer tells his story of taking Oprah out on a sort-of-date to a men's issues presentation. At the end, Fred and Jack express their…
 
Gayle Kimball, a Women’s Studies professor at Cal State Chico, was one of the twenty-two women Jack interviewed in 1993 for his book Good Will Toward Men (St. Martin’s Press, 1994). Twenty-eight years later, they talked again about progress – and the lack thereof – in overcoming gender-based stereotypes and the limitations they impose on human heal…
 
Mark Perry is an economics professor at the University of Michigan and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also a one-man wrecking crew against "gender-conscious" (AKA pro-female, seldom-if-ever-pro-male) scholarships, programs, services, and facilities provided to a supposedly disadvantaged sex (AKA women, even though they outnum…
 
Jim Ellis an author, playwright, and documentary filmmaker. In this episode of “Men Are Talking,” we hear about Jim’s boyhood friendship, how it filled his life with joy, freedom, and confidence, and how he felt a deep and discomfiting loss when his friend moved away. Now, as an adult, Jim derives those same essential ingredients for being a happy …
 
Feminists insist there is no need for a men's movement because feminism cares about and is good for eliminating sexism against everyone. We'll check that assertion with 21-year-old Tristan Glosby, a man whose entire life has been under feminist hegemony. • Tristan Glosby contact info: • tristanglosby.com • facebook.com/TristanGlosbyArtist • twitter…
 
"Good Will Toward Men" host Jack Kammer and "Toxic Masculinity" host Shari Lewison-Frisch had an informal chat and agreed to appear on each other's shows. Jack was a guest on Shari's show first. On this episode of "Good Will Toward Men," Shari was Jack's guest. The reaction of Shari's audience to her interview with Jack was the main topic of discus…
 
Helen Fisher, a noted biological anthropologist, was one of twenty-two women Jack interviewed in 1993 for his book Good Will Toward Men (St. Martin’s Press, 1994). In that interview the idea of patriarchy was a main topic. In this new conversation, Helen spoke of the significance of women's achievement of jobs and careers. Jack asked about the need…
 
ADHD is diagnosed in boys much more than girls. Under-diagnosis can also be a problem. Medication is controversial. Boys' gap in reading proficiency is generally ignored, while the smaller, largely resolved gap facing girls in math and science continues to command attention. Psychologist Norinne Russell, herself a parent of two kids with special le…
 
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