The right tool for the job. It’s a concept that men understand well. Today’s guest talks about the RIGHT TOOLS for Fatherhood.
Kent Evans of Manhood Journey
Welcome to the Manlihood ManCast, I’m excited to introduce our guest today, Kent Evans. Kent is the Executive Director and co-founder of Manhood Journey, a ministry that helps dads become disciple-makers. Kent understands what it takes to be a dad, with 27 years of marriage to his wife April and raising 5 sons and one daughter-in-law.
After a successful 20-year career as a business leader, Kent embarked on biblical Fatherhood ministry projects. He’s been featured on various media platforms including television, radio, web outlets, and podcasts. Kent has spoken at parenting and men’s events and is also an author of three books.
Books by Kent Evans
Kent’s first book, Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom from the Men Around You, provides guidance for men to find mentors and wise counsel. His second book, The Manhood Journey: Charting a Course to Biblical Fatherhood, focuses on helping dads not only be good or great fathers, but godly ones.
Welcome to the Manlihood ManCast, the podcast for men, where we focus on personal development and explore the stories of men who are making an impact in the world. Today, we’re honored to have with us Morgan Elliott, a filmmaker and Canton native, who directed the documentary “Potty Town.”
Who is Morgan Elliott?
Meet Morgan Elliott, the talented director behind the hit documentary film “Potty Town.” Not only did this film reach the top 15 on the iTunes/Apple chart for documentaries in the U.S., but it is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime. In addition to his work on “Potty Town,” Morgan has a wealth of experience in the film industry as a writer, editor, and cinematographer. He has also served as the DoP on several award-winning short films.
“Potty Town” tells the story of one man’s humorous and sometimes tumultuous journey as he battles small town government officials to preserve his artistic toilet creations and defend his first amendment rights. This quirky film is a must-see for anyone interested in a unique blend of comedy and social commentary.
Morgan Elliott Background
Morgan Elliott is a talented young filmmaker who has always had a passion for storytelling. He grew up in Canton, New York, and after studying film in college, he decided to pursue a career in the industry. He has worked on a variety of projects in the past, but “Potty Town” marks his first time in the director’s chair. He’s excited to share his vision with audiences everywhere, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us.
About Potty Town
“Potty Town: Where Protest Meets Porcelain” is a new documentary that tells the story of Frederick J. “Hank” Robar Sr., and his 25-year-long dispute with the Northern New York town of Potsdam. The film recounts how Robar’s first toilet garden was sown when he reportedly asked the town for a zoning change at one of his properties on Market Street. The request was denied due to traffic concerns, but the town approved a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise to open just three blocks away. This led to the start of a porcelain protest that has now grown across six different properties, with the town making several attempts to uproot the flower-filled potties.
The documentary explores the motivations behind Robar’s decision to create the toilet gardens, and how they’ve evolved over time. Morgan Elliot’s film also delves into the impact of the gardens on the local community and the relationship between the town and Robar. This film is a true story of protest and resilience that will have audiences captivated.
More from Morgan Elliott and Potty Town
Here are some links to find out more information about Morgan Elliott and Potty Town:
We would like to thank Morgan Elliott for joining us today, and we encourage you to watch “Potty Town” on Amazon Prime Video!
Thank you for listening to the Manlihood ManCast, the podcast for men. Be sure to tune in next week for more great content on personal development and the stories of men who are making a difference in the world.
Josh and Harvey talk about a number of things, including the stigma of a man not pursuing a career in order to raise his family, Harvey’s perspective on the world as a black man, and a meaningful conversation that gets to the heart of what it means to be a man.
Harvey Laguerre is a 47 year old, stay-at-home dad of 4.
During the pandemic, Harvey started a marriage and relationship podcast with is wife called “Love is Black.” That podcast’s success emboldened Harvey to start a new podcast, specifically for men.
Men are the P.R.I.Z.E. podcast is the result of years of learning what it means to be a man in the world today.
Harvey says, “The definition of masculinity has changed drastically and not for the better. Attributes that were once manly, are now toxic. What has not changed is the lack of safe spaces for men to express their emotions. Being a vulnerable man is not celebrated like it should be. This podcast is that safe space for men to open up and reveal their inner monologue.”
The “Men Are The Prize” is a podcast for men to be open and vulnerable. Harvey uses PRIZE as an acronym, and that acronym directs his conversations with his guests.
Each letter represents a characteristic men need to succeed.
Fight Club is a monthly live panel discussion moderated by Josh Hatcher in his living room with several other men
This episode features: Josh Hatcher Dan Karrasch Dwayne Edgar Abe Hatcher
In this second installment of Fight Club, Josh Hatcher, Dan Karrasch, Dwayne Edgar, and Abe Hatcher talk about the reason young people do stupid things like cooking chicken in Nyquil (a “trend” similar to the Tide Pod Challenge).
The group also talks about young people who “identify as” feline, or who crave a mental health diagnosis in order to feel belonging and acceptance.
They talk about how each of us longs for belonging, and how we need to understand our identity.
There are plenty of side discussions about politics, faith, and brotherhood. Make sure to tune in.
James “Eddie” White Jr is a speaker, author and educator devoted to helping fathers raise confident and empowered daughters. Leveraging decades of leadership experience, reflective insights as a “girl-dad,” parent instructor certifications and a master’s in Adult Education, he teaches men how to be partnered leaders, establish a vision and set a plan so his family can realize their aspirations.
Eddie White on raising two daughters
He and his wife Vambie shared their parenting journey about raising their two daughters to be empowered young women in his self-published book titled StartPoint: Parenting in “the White House.” Eddie also provides a Raising Confident Daughters Educational Program to help young fathers be intentional about enabling their girls to reach their full potential while recognizing their self-worth.
Teaching Men to be Better Fathers
His company – JED WHITE LLC, provides Adult Educational Services with focus on Leadership, Legacy and (Financial) Literacy to families, communities and organizations who seek to set the conditions for excellence for those they care for the most.
Alan Donovan is the founder of FATHERSLIVESMATTER:
an online society for helping fathers who are fighting to be in their children’s lives.
Alan is also the host of The Father’s Truth, a podcast that focuses on fathers from around the world and their stories of fighting to be in their children’s lives.
Alan talks with Josh about his journey to fight for custody of his son, how we was able to survive the loneliness and struggle of that time, and even how he was able to make enough money to meet his son’s needs.
He gives advice for others dad’s fighting the courts for custody, and talks about how to be a better father and a better man through those struggles.
Today’s guest is an LA County firefighter who previously served as an Army Ranger, with multiple deployments into Iraq and Afghanistan.
You can imagine that he’s “seen some stuff.”
But Nole Lilly’s personal traumas were even deeper, and he found himself in a dark place…
Nole currently lives in the mountains of Southern California, with his wife Heather and their 3 children. Nole and Heather have been married for 18 years. He has worked as a fireman with L.A. County Fire for the past 12 years. Prior to that, he served as a United States Army Ranger, deploying multiple times into Iraq and Afghanistan. Nole and Heather have experienced the death of two of their sons and their journey through that loss has shaped much of the people they have become today. Nole has also dealt with post-traumatic stress related to the loss of his sons and his time serving as a Ranger. As a fireman, Nole has continued to live and work in a world where exposure to trauma can be a very regular occurrence. From this experience, Nole felt called to start a podcast where he could share his experiences with others who are working through difficult times in life and also share the struggles and triumphs of other men that he admires.
Josh Hatcher of Manlihood appeared on one of the introductory episodes of The Significant Man Podcast with Warren Peterson this week. Josh talks about the importance and the value of masculinity in today’s culture, talks about properly processing emotions and becoming more emotionally resillient. He tells some of his story, how faith and becoming a man helped him overcome bullying and many other issues in life.
Warren Peterson is the Founder of the Significant Man movement, and the author of several books for men. He discusses masculinity within the context of faith, and holds an annual Men’s retreat in the Colorado Rockies.
Listen to this episode, and subscribe the Significant Man RECHARGE podcast!