Episode 61. International Child Recovery.
When children have been abducted internationally, many parents take the extreme measure of attempting to recover children themselves with the help of Recovery agents. But often in the media we only hear of the stories that go horribly wrong, where parents are arrested with the recovery crews. So under what circumstances is it safe and plausible to attempt a child recovery? This week I talk to two recovery experts, Eric and Pat. We discuss the circumstances under which they will take on a...
Episode 60. Robert Franklin JD.
Robert Franklin has been an attorney in Texas since 1980, and a Men’s and Fathers’ Rights Activist since 1998. He has written the blogs for GlennSacks.com, Fathers & Families, and now the National Parents Organization. He’s contributed op-eds and essays to numerous online and hard-copy publications, including The Hill, the Toledo Blade, The Seattle Times, The Bakersfield Californian, the Manchester Union-Leader, A Voice for Men, Men’s E-News, Townhall, and many others. He works daily with...
Episode 59. Allan Freeman-Jones
Allan is the author of 'Parental Alienation - A loving father's lost years'. This is his story. In the space of four years Allan went from bachelor to alienated father. When it looked like Allan may have gained increased access to his son Timothy, Margaret played her trump card; the father was accused of sexually abusing his son. Upon the order of the Family Court, contact between father and son ceased. When re-established, contact was supervised. Investigations by the Department For Child...
Episode 58. Julian Lowe
This week I talk to Left Behind father Julian Lowe, a British father residing in France, who has been alienated from his son Maxx. Julian is facing the difficult situation of having 2 countries argue over court jurisdiction which is only delaying and complicating his efforts to be reunited with his son. Thank you for the hundreds of comments coming in on the website. I don't have time to reply to them all but I appreciated the stories, kind works and articles. Don't forget to promote the...
Episode 57 Hind Kettani
This week my guest is Hind Kettani, a U.S. based left behind mother, who's two sons were taken by their father from the U.S. to Morocco then Saudi Arabia. In what is a fascinated story involving multiple governments and one very strong and determined mother. Also in this episode audio from a TED talk on Parental Alienation by Dr Jennifer Harman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3YdldNXZnQ Join the discussion on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lbpstoriespodcast/
Episode 56. Shining the light to bring them home. With Jeffery Moorehouse.
Joining me on the show this week for the third time is Jefferey Moorehouse from BAChome. We discuss the recent gathering of LBP's in Washington D.C. As the coalition partners Bachome, iStand, and Bring ourkids home, held a series of marches and meetings at various embassy's in the U.S. capital. What did they do, and what did they achieve? Learn more about these wonderful organisations and show support. http://www.bachome.org/ https://www.istandparentnetwork.com/...
Episode 55. Vikram Jagtiani
I've spoken on this show a few times about India. India is another 'black hole' for International Parental Child Abduction, and is in fact one of the top 3 in the world for abduction cases. Today I finally talk to a father who's daughter was abducted by her mother to India from the U.S. Vikram Jagtiani. Vikram is not only an LBP but also a campaigner for raising awareness of IPCA with the organisation Bring our kids home. This is his story. Also in this episode is audio from a video on the...
Episode 54. Errol Goetsch
Errol Goetsch is a South African Parental Alienation awareness campaigner. As a Left Behind Parent himself, he has become the go-to man for parents in South Africa for legal help, advice and support. In this episode we share his story, his work and discuss what he calls "The Windmill" Join the discussion on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lbpstoriespodcast/ For Errols work" https://www.facebook.com/The-Justice-and-Reconciliation-Centre-1497351550531432/...
Episode 53. Housekeeping, news, music and ‘that’ Australian Senator
This week I cover a wide range of topics, from plans for the show moving forward, law changes in the U.S. and Australia, and my thoughts on comments made by Australian Senator Pauline Hanson on family courts, a speech that is being widely shared by fathers groups. The keep the show from being just myself talking I've featured some songs written and performed by alienated parents, and one song by my favourite band. Join the discussion on facebook https://www.facebook.com/lbpstoriespodcast/...
Episode 52. One year anniversary episode.
Well I've made it to one year of LBP stories. It's been a very challenging, but rewarding experience putting this show together every week. To mark the occasion this weeks show is a little different. This week I am the guest, and I've brought in my long term friend, and co-host of Radio Tatras Internationals 'Postcard From Poprad' show Rachel Brunsden to interview me. She grills me on a wide range of topics, including my own story, the logistics of the show and some light hearted stuff as...
Episode 51. Back to where it began
As I prepare to mark the one year anniversary of the show, I thought I'd go back and re-release my original episode for any of you who are new to the show. In this episode I share my personal story, as well as explaining what the show is about, and most importantly what is an LBP? https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Families/InternationalFamilyLaw/Pages/Questionsaboutinternationalchildabduction.aspx...
Episode 50. Karen Gillmer
This week I talk to South African Left Behind mother Karen Gillmer, about how her daughter was taken from her by her ex-wife. Karen has not only battled in the courts to try to gain access to her biological daughter, but has also done so while battling a crippling health condition. This is her story. For more on Parental Alienation in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/cmdsa/?multi_permalinks=1759654000787860¬if_id=1527286797270078¬if_t=group_activity Join the discussion on...
Episode 49. Michele Swensen
This week my guest is Michele Swensen, mother of 3 children being held by their Father, a member of Al Qaeda, in Yemen. We talk of the events leading to her children being taken and her brave attempt to rescue them. She also written 2 books about her story "Straight of Tears" and "Mommy Don't" I also discuss up coming event's in the U.S. and the recent U.S. Senate Judicial hearing into international parental child abduction. And previous show guest John LaDue's up coming movie. Join the...
Episode 48 ‘Blanche’
For several years after my son was taken in 2005 I thought I was alone, and that I'd married a 'bad egg'. Then thanks to social media I learned of thousands of other cases. Even more to my surprise, there was Blanche, a left behind mother who lived in the same town as me and who also had a son being retained in Japan. Her son however was being held in Japan by an Australian father. Here is her unique story. *sons name withheld for privacy reasons* Join the discussion on Facebook...
Episode 47 Alf Frisso.
Alf Frisso is a Norwegian/American and father of Henrik. In 2013 Henrik was taken by his mother from Norway to her home country of Nicaragua starting a heart wrenching, and legally complicated ordeal for Alf as he tries to be reunited with his son. Join the Conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lbpstoriespodcast/?hc_ref=ARS8qfUCRo4wBjn7i0s4ik3mwylRgrg80XWYTntaU1eCwA_eSH5xdEWgnE6WvNJCTNQ&fref=nf
Episode 46. Anxiety and Mental Health with James Brown.
In Episode 8 of this show I spoke to Clinical Psychologist James Brown about depression. Obviously the issue of mental health is something my listeners and LBP's care about, because to date it has been my most down loaded episode. So I got James back to talk about another mental health issue that affects many parents and children going through divorce and separation. Anxiety. For more information on James, his work and support for dealing with mental health please go to the following links...
Episode 45. Richard Burton.
Richard Burton is a British National, who was living in Japan with his Japanese wife and daughter. When his marriage ended, his wife left with their daughter and Richard has been going through the Japanese courts to try and see his daughter. We've discussed international cases dealing with Japan, but for Richard he's dealing with the Japanese legal system domestically. This is his story. Join the discussion https://www.facebook.com/lbpstoriespodcast/
Episode 44. Child Social Services Worker Alex Baxter.
Child social service workers are often disliked by divorced parents and organisations, especially when court proceedings are involved. But it's a very difficult and high stress job. Making decisions that affect people's lives, where no matter what you do someone is bound to hate you for it. So how do they make their decisions? What sort of evidence do they need? And are they aware of Parental Alienation syndrome, or even trained to deal with PAS? This week I address some of these questions...
Episode 43. P.A. in the U.K.
This week I focus on the Parental Alienation situation in the U.K. and dissect the recently released NAAP Report into Parental Alienation in the UK. Which is the most well researched and compiled report I have seen anywhere. I also feature Leigh G. Banks interview with Rodney Hearth (used with permission) http://www.a1r.tv/videos/view/17491. Read the full 178 page report yourself here https://alienatedparents.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/naap-full-report.pdf For more info on NAAP...
Episode 42. Andrew John Teague
This week I talk to Parental Alienation campaigner Andrew John Teague. A left behind parent himself, Andrew has done some amazing work in the U.K. raising awareness of P.A., through organisastions D.A.D.D.S (Dads Against Double Standards) and N.A.A.P. (National Association of Alienated Parents). He's also campaigned through "Walk for Change" and "Shirt off their backs". In this episode we talk about his work and organisations, as well as the N.A.A.P. Report "Parental Alienation in the...