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Men Talk - About Movember( 0:50:28)       
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We talk with Harry from Movember. We talk about how it all came about, what Movemeber is up to, the approach they like to take and the state of men in New Zealand. A playful search for understanding and appreciation of men
Published: 10/20/2020 9:00:00 AM
Men Talk - How men get help( 0:58:30)       
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Today we talk with Karey who is a counsellor and researcher. We talk about his research into the process men take when they seek help from friends and whanau. A playful search for understanding and appreciation of men
Published: 10/6/2020 9:00:00 AM
Men Talk - Overcoming Anxiety( 0:47:13)       
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Today we talk with Ian from Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support (MHAPS) pronounced ‘maps’. We talk about anxiety, how it can impact your life, and some approaches to deal with it. A playful search for understanding and appreciation of men
Published: 9/15/2020 9:00:00 AM
Men Talk - Men Singing( 0:50:29)       
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Today I talk with Dave from the men’s singing group The Plainsmen. We talk about being in a singing group, the benefits of singing together, and Dave tells a few stories from his experiences. I also talk briefly with Donald, about his experience of singing in male choirs. A playful search for understanding and appreciation of men
Published: 9/1/2020 9:00:00 AM
Men Talk - About Scouts( 0:49:49)       
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We talk with Adrian, who has a lifetime of involvement with Scouts. We talk about the history of scouts, what has changed over the last 100 years, and how the experience benefits health and wellbeing. A playful search for understanding and appreciation of men
Published: 8/18/2020 9:00:00 AM
Men Talk - Lads Without Labels( 0:51:47)       
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We talk to Sam and Conner from Lads Without Labels, a club at the University of Canterbury that is working towards improving men’s mental health. We talk about what the club is all about, the events they’ve held, the response they have received, and what life is like for young men. A playful search for understanding and appreciation of men
Published: 8/4/2020 9:00:00 AM
Men Talk - Men's Personal Growth( 0:53:3)       
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We talk to Bryce Hawkins who has been heavily involved in the men’s personal growth movement. We talk about men’s circles, what happens in them, why they are beneficial, and who attends them.
Published: 7/21/2020 8:00:00 AM
Men Talk - Men and Suicide( 0:54:32)       
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Trevor Best talks about his research into suicide and the forestry industry.
Published: 7/7/2020 9:00:00 AM
Men Talk - Making Friends( 0:56:1)       
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We talk to Michael Hempseed about social isolation and making friends. Books mentioned in the show are: • Being a True Hero: Understanding & Preventing Suicide in Your Community by Michael Hempseed • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie • The Fine Art of Small Talk by Debra Fine • How to Have Impossible Conversations by Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay
Published: 6/16/2020 9:00:00 AM
Men Talk - History of the Men's Movement in New Zealand( 0:58:7)       
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Warwick Pudney talks about the men's movement in New Zealand over the last few decades.
Published: 6/2/2020 8:00:00 AM
Men Talk - Oamaru Wolf Pack( 0:51:47)       
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Sean talks about his journey starting the Oamaru wolf pack a support group for men.
Published: 5/19/2020 9:00:00 AM
Men Talk - Hey Bro( 0:53:30)       
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We talk to Damien from Hey Bro, a phone line for men who feel they’re going to harm a loved one.
Published: 5/5/2020 9:00:00 AM

Produced at PlainsFM. Donald and Iain explore many perspectives on men and boys in society through broad-ranging discussions with guests. A three-time nominee for NZ podcaster participation trophy. Tune in on-air the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9am. Special thanks to the Christine Taylor Foundation for Mental Health for support to do this programme


Host: Iain Fergusson and Donald Pettitt
Produced By: Iain Fergusson and Donald Pettitt
Language: English
Category: Gender
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