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Weekly online podcast interviews with comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. All exploring mental illness, addiction and depression, especially among creatives.

Weekly online podcast interviews with comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. All exploring mental illness, addiction and depression, especially among creatives.
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Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

Weekly online podcast interviews with comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. All exploring mental illness, addiction and depression, especially among creatives.

Twitter:

@mentalpod

Language:

English

Contact:

818-574-7177


Episodes

Female Domestic Violence Against Men - Daniel A

6/22/2018
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Daniel looks back at his relationship with his soon-to-be-ex-wife; turning from the woman of his dreams to a dangerously violent and unpredictable stranger. He talks about the myths around female on male DV and his experiences before leaving her Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online...

Duration:01:28:23

Social Anxiety - Dr Ellen Hendriksen

6/15/2018
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The author of How To Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety, and Harvard Medical School Psychologist shares not only the science of Social Anxiety and ways to deal with it but some of her own battles with it. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod More About Our Guest Retailer link for Dr Hendriksen's...

Duration:02:02:46

Jessa Reed - Trailer Park Survivor & PTSD

6/7/2018
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Few guests have revealed as much of themselves as Jessa, a comic and podcaster (Mormon and the Meth-Head) We touch on being molested, fear of intimacy, addiction, mending relationships, sobriety, anger, psych wards, rejection, sexual fantasies most people would never share publicly (rape, being cheated on), psychosis, binge eating and the lengths we will go to get attention. Older episodes can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free with...

Duration:01:56:53

Clutter, Hoarding & Buying "Stuff" - Tracy McCubbin

6/1/2018
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Decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin shares about her experiences being raised by a hoarder and how she helps clients part with their stuff. She and Paul get into the topics of materialism, cheap-goods consumerism, compulsive shopping and using "stuff", especially collecting to avoid feelings or issues in our lives. Tracy's website www.TracyMcCubbin.com FB … https://www.facebook.com/thisistracymccubbin/ Insta … https://www.instagram.com/tracy_mccubbin/ Twitter...

Duration:01:48:29

Unspeakable Trauma to Meth Psychosis - Todd G

5/25/2018
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Paul's friend shares about the co-dependent relationship with his longtime lover that ended in tragedy & Todd's PTSD, porn & meth binges tailspinning into a showdown on his roof vs a SWAT team, before finally having a moment of clarity and getting his life together piece by piece. Episodes older than one year can be found ad-free exclusively at Stitcher Premium for $4.99/month. Get one month free by using offer code MENTAL at signup at www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod. Subscriptions...

Duration:02:10:45

Back Catalog Now at Stitcher Premium

5/21/2018
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Hello nice listener! I’m so sorry but MIHH episodes one year and older are now only available at Stitcher Premium. I didn't want to do this but financially I had to keep the podcast going. Go to www.StitcherPremium.com/mentalpod and use offer code “MENTAL” to get a free month of listening when you signup. For $4.99/month you get access to ad-free versions of all our shows (older than one year) going back to episodes #1 from March 2011. You'll hear episodes from recognizable actors,...

Duration:00:01:47

Best Of: Tiffany Haddish

5/18/2018
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One of our best episodes - recorded in 2015 before she was famous (Girl's Trip, Saturday Night Live) - Tiffany opens up about her horrific family life, being shuttled around the foster care system and finally finding her voice doing comedy. The full archive of MIHH shows one year and older can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/mentalpod and use promo code 'MENTAL'. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. To get your...

Duration:02:11:27

Singer-Songwriter Chris Smither

5/11/2018
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The blues-based singer-songwriter who has written for Bonnie Raitt and other artists started out in the epicenter of the NY/Boston folk scene among contemporaries like Bob Dylan and Eric Von Schmidt reminisces about his career, the art of songwriting, jamming with blues legends like Son House, his battles with alcoholism and what success means both professionally and personally. He performs Train Home and Leave The Light On. This week's post-interview surveys and Chris' performance of By...

Duration:01:13:56

Melissa Broder aka @SoSadToday Returns

5/4/2018
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The hilarious author and uber-popular Tweeter @SoSadToday delves into subjects covered in her latest book, The Pisces (and reads from it). She and Paul talk about romantic obsession, sexual compulsion that leads to shame and regret; the overall search to fill the nothingness in a futile attempt to know the unknowable and the animal part of the brain that overrides logic. Follow Melissa on Twitter @SoSadToday Buy her newest book The Pisces This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. To get...

Duration:02:02:28

Andy Richter

4/27/2018
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The comedic actor, improviser and longtime Conan O'Brien sidekick opens up about his battles with depression, worry, anxiety and sadness and how he has learned to manage them with talk therapy. He also shares about the illusion he held that acquiring money and getting married would "fix him". He talks about growing up in a combative, eventually-divorced house where humor was prized and how he felt shortly after that, learning his father had come out as gay. Follow Andy on Twitter...

Duration:02:03:57

Nora McInerny - Live in Minneapolis

4/20/2018
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The host of the Terrible Thanks For Asking podcast and author of It's Okay To Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) sits down with Paul before a live audience to talk about how she processed (and still is) the grief of losing family members and dealing with her depression and anxiety. A funny and touching conversation. For more on Nora go to www.NoraBorealis.com Follow her on twitter @NoraBorealis Follow her on Instagram @NoraBorealis Follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NoraBorealis Check...

Duration:02:29:02

Cy Amundson Live in Minneapolis

4/13/2018
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The actor/comedian (Comedy Central Presents: Cy Amundson) opens up in front of a live audience about his OCD, anxiety and how the loss of his teenage sister affected him and his family. For more on Cy visit www.cycomedy.com www.twitter.com/cyamundson Cy's Facebook Page Cy's Comedy Albums This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. To get your first week of online counseling free go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18 To become a monthly donor for as little as $1/month (and...

Duration:01:14:49

Judging Our Feelings - TED Talk Speaker Dr. Susan David

4/6/2018
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The Harvard Medical School research psychologist's recent TED Talk "The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage" went viral a month or so ago and here she sits down with Paul to talk about the human habit of judging ourselves for our feelings, how it affects us, the science behind it and how we can move away from toxic self-judgement. She also shares some of her personal life; being born and raised in South Africa during Apartheid and losing a parent when she was a child. For more about her...

Duration:01:47:19

Polyamory - Daisy & Corey

3/30/2018
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Daisy (with Corey for support) shares about her emotionally absent parents, Taiwanese culture, her anxiety, need to control, fear of making mistakes, struggling to find a sense of self and the imprint left on her by pleasing her emotionally withdrawn/critical mother at any cost. They share about the specifics of their polyamorous relationship and agreements/boundaries vs open ones and monogamous ones. Daisy talks about the struggle of being a jealous person in a poly partnership and her...

Duration:02:30:52

Workaholism & Anxiety - Jordan Harbinger

3/23/2018
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The hilarious, self-depreciating podcaster (Jordan Harbinger Show) and ex-lawyer opens up about a recent professional crisis that left him with extraordinary anxiety, insomnia and panic attacks. He talks about often feeling like a fraud, (also known as imposter syndrome), workaholism and difficulty in finding who he is outside of his work. For more on Jordan: Website: www.jordanharbinger.com Twitter www.twitter.com/jordanharbinger Instagram www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger Facebook...

Duration:02:14:44

#374-B Introducing Safe For Work - A podcast I dig!

3/19/2018
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When they asked if I'd be interested in turning you on to this podcast I listened to it and said yes, because it's so well done and needed. Jobs can get emotional and complicated and this new podcast Safe For Work takes calls about the workplace, interviews some people of note and helps you make it to the weekend without having a melt down. Work isn't just about money. It's about people and they are waaaay more complicated than money. Subscribe today: www.wondery.fm/illness

Duration:00:12:37

My Brain Hates Me - Jessie Dean Altman

3/16/2018
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The writer (Lady Parts, The Onion) and dog walker shares about the lifelong battle she has had with her brain and emotions including: Intrusive thoughts, OCD, treatment-resistant depression, procrastination, self-judgment, and anger. She shares how REBT was a game changer for helping her cope. Follow Jessie on Twitter at www.twitter.com/NickCageMatch This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. To get your first week of online counseling free go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18 To...

Duration:01:58:22

The Devil & James Bond - Michael Cannan

3/9/2018
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Paul's support group friend, recovering heroin addict and author shares about his upbringing on the Isle of Mann (UK) and the shame and anxiety he felt about secrets in his family and within himself. He opens up about his psychosis that convinced him that not only was he the devil he was also James Bond. He touches on his battles with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, codependency, religious delusions and grappling with the idea of what it means to be a man. For more on...

Duration:01:48:16

CC Sheffield aka Daisy - Fame, Money & Abuse

3/2/2018
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Originally recorded while speaking under the pseudonym "Daisy" to protect her from her abusive ex-fiancee, CC, a successful model, DJ and actress describes the abusive relationship she struggled to leave with a wealthy, powerful and manipulative drug addict/alcoholic who had turned increasingly violent and controlling. She talks about the emotionally difficult Mormon household she ran from at 17 to find herself sleeping in her car on the streets of LA, surviving a rape and using music to...

Duration:01:32:51

Heartbreak - Dr. Guy Winch

2/23/2018
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Renowned author & TedTalk speaker Dr. Guy Winch talks about different kinds of heartbreak, especially the ones some people minimize (loss of pets or non-married breakups). He gets into the science of how our brains react to loss, how we experience this emotionally and some tips for coping or supporting someone. More About Guy His new TED Talk about heartbreak: https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_how_to_fix_a_broken_heart How to Fix a Broken Heart book on Amazon:...

Duration:01:55:29