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Episode 86. 2018 Wrap up Pt. 5. Jolly Bimbachi

Back in 2017, I first spoke to Left Behind Mother Jolly Bimbachi about how her boys were taken by their father to Lebanon. Shortly after our conversation she went to Lebanon to see her boys. While there she made a daring escape attempt with the boys with the plan of going across Syria into Turkey. Unfortunately she was detained by ISIS affiliates. This is the story of how she escaped, but unfortunately not with her sons. This is the second episode that was nominated for an Australian...

Episode 85. 2018 Wrap up Pt. 4. Left Behind fathers

This week I'm playing excerpts from my interviews with left behind fathers Tony Brown, Richard Burton and Alf Friiso. 3 loving fathers who were alienated from the children. Also this week, 'Dear Sophie' By Britizen Kane and Danny Scott is out. Download and listen at the following links:

Episode 84. 2018 Wrap up Pt. 3. Returned Children

This week I'm continuing my review of 2018 with highlight of my interviews with Noelle Hunter, Blanche and Hind Kettani, who were all successful in having their children returned to them. Also this week on January 25 'Dear Sophie' will be officially released. Register to vote for LBP Stories in the Australian Podcast Awards. Join the discussion on Facebook....

Episode 83. 2018 Wrap up Pt. 2. Dr Jennifer Harman

All through January I'm revisiting some highlights of my interviews from 2018. This week I'm playing the full conversation I had with Dr. Jennifer Harman. This episode has been selected for entry into the Australian Podcast awards 2019 as my best episode of the year. To vote for LBP Stories in the popular vote section of the awards go here Join the conversation on Facebook

Episode 82. 2018 Wrap up Pt.1

As I prepare more shows for the coming year, I'm releasing a series of compilation shows featuring highlights of interviews I did in 2018. This week my highlighted guests are Leo Zagaris (recovered child), Amanda Sellars (alienated child and mother), Brian Prager (alienated father of Rui) and Barbie Hise (alienated mother of recovered child Zander). My guests are diverse and from a range of back grounds, but all have fascinating stories to share. Join the discussion on Facebook -...


Episode 81. ‘Dear Sophie’

I'm very excited to bring you this weeks episode for two reasons. First. For the first time I interview four people at the same time and it actually worked. Second and most importantly I discuss with my guests an amazing new initiative to raise awareness of parental alienation. The 'Dear Sophie' song and website. So with my guests Ray Groundland, Stephen Best, Britizen Kane (AKA Andrew) and Danny Scott, we talk about the hip hop song 'Dear Sophie' That was written and performed by Britizen...

Episode 80. 2018 Holiday Special

It's the holiday season again. A time of year that is often difficult for alienated children and parents. In this episode, some of my former show guests send messages to their children and other LBP's, fused together with some related music I hope this episode will be one of hope for those of you who are cut off from loved ones this year. What ever holiday it is you celebrate at this time of year, whatever this season means to you, make the most of it, and never ever give up. Join the...

Episode 79. U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on IPCA

This week I'm featuring the audio of the speeches by 3 witnesses (all left behind parents) at a recent senate subcommittee hearing in U.S. congress. Witnesses Mr. Jeffery Morehouse Executive Director Bring Abducted Children Home [full text of statement] [truth in testimony form] Mr. Juan Garaicoa Father of Two Children Abducted to Ecuador [full text of statement] [truth in testimony form] Ms. Michelle Littleton Mother of Three Children Abducted to Lebanon [full text of statement] [truth in...

Episode 78. Andrew Teague talks to a suicide survivor.

Sorry for the Late release of this weeks show, I've been having some computer problems. But this week, I'm presenting a short episode, featuring the audio of a discussion Andrew Teague with a suicide survivor. Andrew's words - Owing to the non-impact out there to the suicide rate connected to Family courts, I thought this short documentary could help some people. This was not pre-planned, we did this off the cuff in one take with a father that wished to stay anonymous but wanted to get his...


Episode 77. Stories Revisited. BACHome

In between recording new episodes I've put together some compilation episodes featuring highlights of previous interviews. This week I'm featuring Jeffery Morehouse, Paul Toland and Randy Collins from BACHome, as they talk about their children who were taken to Japan. Join the conversation

Episode 76. Alienation in the media.

Parental Alienation is started to be more spoken about and acknowledged in the media and thus more people are becoming aware of it. This week I play some audio from various reports in the mainstream in the U.S. and the U.K. Join the conversation on facebook

Episode 75. We need to talk about suicide.

With suicide affecting so many alienated parents and society at large, this week I wanted to look deeper at this issue. I go through the statistics, and reasons why people take their own lives, discuss survival strategies and hopefully help people who are struggling to find a reason to keep going. Join the conversation on Facebook If you are struggling below is a list of help lines around the world. Australia Lifeline. 131 114...

Episode 74. Operation Noetic and other news.

This week I discuss some recent developments in Australia. Firstly I discuss the Australian Federal Police cracking an organised International Parental Abduction ring 'Operation Noetic'. I also cover some media stories about changes to the family courts, and treating Parental Abduction as a crime. And due to the popularity of my Interview last week with Jennifer Harmann I present the audio from her TEDtalk....

Episode 73. Dr. Jennifer J. Harman

Jennifer Jill Harman, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and specializes in the study of intimate relationships. She also has two masters degrees from Teacher's College, Columbia University in psychological counseling, and served as a family and substance abuse counselor for several years prior to her entry into academia. She is currently an associate professor of psychology at Colorado State University. Dr. Harman is an...

Episode 72. Left behind Grandparents

I've spoken to alienated parents and children in this show but how does alienation affect grandparents? Grand parents have to deal with seeing their own child go through the pain of a break up and being alienated from their kids, whilst dealing with the double blow of also not being able to see their grand kids. For this episode I could think of no better guests than my own parents Terry and Brenda who have been cut out of the lives of 4 grandchildren from 2 of their sons. This is their...

Episode 71. To my son Liam on your 16th birthday.

October 19 is Liams birthday.This year as he turns 16 I wanted to do something special for him. I hope one day he hears this episode. Music credits. REM "Strange Currencies" Pearl Jam "I am mine" Stone Temple Pilots "Song for the sleeping" Pearl Jam "Come Back" Join the discussion on Facebook

Episode 70. News and updates.

This week I discuss the Discussions paper recently released by the Australian Law Reform Commission which addresses proposed changes to the Family Law System. Also in the US, representatives from iStand and BAChome were once again in Washington, this time with a large focus on Lebanon. In Australian news a local mother won a Sharia court case to have her son returned from Jordan. Music credit. "Alive" Written and performed by Pearl Jam Episode dedicated to the memory of Phil Diggle. Read the...

Episode 68. Michael Sanchez

In 2005, Emily Machado was born to Nigia Machado and Michael Sanchez. The couple broke up before Emily was born and it took two years to work out a parenting agreement. That agreement was shattered in 2008, when mother and daughter disappeared. Sanchez sought out the help of the U.S. State Department. Sanchez found out that Machado secretly got a passport for Emily before leaving the United States. He said he believes Machado, a Brazilian citizen, fled because she was afraid the U.S. court...

Episode 67. Mike Dejong Part 2.

PODCAST DOWNLOAD/STREAM ONLY EPISODE A couple of months ago I had a week where I was unable to release a new episode and thus fell a week behind. Since my conversation with Mike went over the hour mark and was so interesting I decided to release it as a double episode and thus bring me back up to schedule Mike DeJong is a Canadian left behind father who was alienated from his son in Japan. In order to see hi son, Mike took permanent residency in Japan and tried to fight for access to his son...

Episode 65. Tim TerStege

Tim TerStege is a Canadian left behind father, who's son Liefie has been kept from him in Japan. Despite having court approved visitation with his son, Tim is still being denied any contact.