Into its second season, Momentum is a podcast designed to encourage and support men and help them to “do life better”.
“We see such a need, just in community and in church world – men just need some help,” said Timothy Charles, Momentum co-host with Des Kennedy.
“Des and I both have back stories and some fairly intense journeys that we’ve sadly learned the hard way.
“We’ve got stuff we can pass on but most importantly there are plenty of men out there that we can pull on, who are just experts in their field or people who … can share their experiences that men can learn from.
“Our tagline is ‘Helping men do life better’ – whatever that looks like in any area of their life. Each week, we get on a guest and explore a topic and stuff that men don’t necessarily want to really talk about – but need to talk about.”
“We get to the nitty-gritty.”
The half-hour program covers everything from pornography to marriage and intimacy, identity, depression, suicide, anxiety and how to be a good dad.
While the show is targeted towards men, Timothy and Des have been surprised by the level of female supporters of Momentum.
“We have so many women who love the show because it gives them an insight to their partner or their husband,” Des said.
Momentum does more than just convey people’s wisdom and experiences; it also fosters connection through encouraging community and providing local contacts for men who are seeking support.
“One of the key messages from Momentum is ‘getting connected’, because men tend to do life in isolation unless we’re intentional about that,” said Timothy.
“The real push from Des and I is to get connected to a group, or a men’s group, or just a couple of guys in your world that you can have conversation with.”
Listeners are encouraged to get in touch via Momentum’s website to see if Tim and Des can find someone in your local area you can connect with.
Tim and Des are excited about the future of Momentum, including plans to expand into New Zealand as well creating resources for men’s groups.
Article supplied with thanks to 96five and Jess Drummond.