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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

448 - Navigating Getting Better - Patient Advocate Adrienne Nolan-Smith

8/16/2019
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The patient advocate who was diagnosed with Lyme disease at 11 offers advice for navigating the complex world of healthcare and mental health. She discusses experimental/non-approved treatments (hyperbaric oxygen therapy and bovine colostrum therapy), integrative medicine, the complicated world of pharmaceuticals vs eastern remedies, the struggle to get to the "root cause" of health issues, and how to find a doctor that will be your best advocate. She also discusses losing her mother to...

Duration:01:37:16

Introducing We Love You (And So Can You)!

8/15/2019
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Part reality show, part self-love school and the best makeover podcast out there. Hosts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg (from By The Book) draw on their extensive knowledge of self-help to provide guests with a prescription for their next life challenge, whether it's getting back into dating or starting a new career. The goal: for the guest to find the outstanding person who was there all along, and learn to love themselves more. We Love You (And So Can You) is out NOW - listen...

Duration:00:03:56

447 - Being Mixed Race & Intra-Racism - Daniel Evans Nakamura

8/9/2019
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"Dan From The Internet" aka @DanFromTheWeb discusses intra-race racism, growing up mixed-race (Latinx/Japanese/African-American) and sexually fluid in an emotionally neglectful household with a judgmental and homophobic father, and how he renewed a relationship with his mother after learning self-advocacy. More About Our Guest Follow Daniel at @danfromtheweb on Twitter his website danfromtheinter.net and his music news & reviews podcast called Audioface that can be found at...

Duration:01:43:57

446 - Behind The Laughter - Anthony & Brigitte

8/2/2019
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The comedian (Anthony Griffith) and doctor of psychology (Dr. Brigitte Travis Griffin) open up about losing their 2-year-old daughter to cancer and how they learned to navigate the grief process through faith, love, and humor. They are the authors of the new book Behind the Laughter. More About Our Guest Anthony's Instagram handle is @TheRealAnthonyGriffith Anthony's Twitter handle is @MrLaffaLot Buy their book Behind The Laughter here. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is...

Duration:01:49:40

445 - Best Of: Ex-Con "Murph"

7/26/2019
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From the first season (2011). Paul interviews “Murph”, a retired serial felon who opens up about prison, the guilt of his crimes and leaving it all behind. Six years ago you might have labeled him a psychopath. Paul calls him a trusted friend. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by the new podcast Crazed. Other Links Mentioned WAYS TO HELP THE...

Duration:00:56:30

444 - Best Of: Jen Kirkman

7/19/2019
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From 2011. Jen @JenKirkman (Chelsea Lately, Drunk History) and Paul have an epic “Fear Off” that leaves both of their souls emptied. Jen shares about her panic attacks and what it was like to be in New York on 9/11. Paul shares about the horror of being in an earthquake. More About Our Guest www.JenKirkman.com @JenKirkman Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. Other Links...

Duration:01:20:36

443 - Best Of: Rob Delaney (2011)

7/12/2019
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From 2011 - actor Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) opens up about his hilariously horrifying alcoholic bottom and how he has adapted to live with what might have killed most people. Follow Rob @RobDelaney or visit www.RobDelaney.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by the Calm app, SquareSpace and the new podcast Crazed. Other Links Mentioned WAYS TO...

Duration:01:04:10

442 - Best Of - Teresa Strasser

7/5/2019
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Listener-Voted #1 episode of 2011 and for good reason. The Emmy-nominated writer/performer brings it. She opens up about her struggles, insecurities and fear of not being cut out to be a mother. Find her on social media @TeresaStrasser Teresa is the author of the awesome and hilarious book Exploiting My Baby. For more about her go to www.TeresaStrasser.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental...

Duration:01:33:57

441 - Surviving Prison & Gang Life - Bobby Martinez

6/28/2019
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The 53 year-old former gang-member has spent most of his life in prison and much of it in solitary confinement. He addresses his shame over the harms he caused, surviving prison, getting sober, going back to school and regaining custody of his children. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by VariDesk standing desk solutions. For more info go to...

Duration:01:29:45

440 Repressed Memories - Aaron Woodall

6/21/2019
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Repressed sex abuse memories are difficult especially when the perpetrator is a female relative. The comic & podcaster talks about uncovering his memories, leaving Mormonism & trying to erase his belief that he deserves bad things to happen to him. More About Our Guest Check out Aaron's podcast with former guest Jessa Reed - Mormon and the MethHead Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be...

Duration:01:51:23

439 - Finding Our Core Emotions - Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW

6/14/2019
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The certified psychoanalyst, author of It's Not Always Depression:Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self and AEDP psychotherapist opens up about her struggles with perfectionism and equating value with achievements, mistakes she has made as a parent, listening to our bodies, discovering our core emotions, how depression can misdiagnosed and advice on bringing about change in our lives using the change triangle. More...

Duration:01:40:20

438 Alec MacDonald aka @AlecWithPen

6/7/2019
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The popular cartoonist @AlecWithPen shares his history with depression, anxiety, failed relationships, a wealthy but distant family, his type A Olympian dad, low self-esteem, trying to find his passion & how he finally channeled it into his drawings. More About Our Guest Follow him on Instagram @AlecWithPen Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by Varidesk...

Duration:02:12:08

437 - Aging & Happiness - Dr Andrea Brandt

5/31/2019
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The 77 year-old veteran psychotherapist, teacher and author shares her insights into how we can embrace aging and mortality to deal with feelings of irrelevance and anger and find contentment thru acceptance, mindfulness and purpose. Dr. Brandt is the author of Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose and Joy Note: this ep was recorded in 2018 but not previously released More About Our Guest Follow her on Twitter @AndreaBrandtPhD For a full list of her...

Duration:01:34:21

436 - Healthy Love - Christina Howard

5/24/2019
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Her lifelong fear of commitment was masked behind an obsession with emotionally available men - Christina shares how she personally changed and healed her pain to be able to recognize and accept healthy love including self-love. More about our Guest Follow Christina on Instagram @TinaComedy Find her videos on YouTube under the name Christina Joy Empowered. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental...

Duration:01:52:30

435 Anxiety & Humor - Jordan Reid

5/17/2019
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The hilarious blogger/author of Ramshackle Glam and The Big Activity Book For Anxious People shares about her battles with anxiety, relationships and being replaced as the creator and lead actress on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She and Paul also get into some fun Fears and Loves. More About Jordan...

Duration:01:29:35

434 - Depression, Drinking & Fear - Ry Doon

5/10/2019
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The comedian shares about his battles with depression, fear of failure, huge financial and professional setbacks (he had a huge following on Vine before it was retired), having a mother with BiPolar I, and alcohol. More About Our Guest Follow Ry on Twitter and Instagram @RyDoon Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by VariDesk. For more info go to...

Duration:01:58:32

433 - Janet Varney Returns

5/3/2019
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Paul's former Dinner and a Movie cohost and very first guest on the podcast returns to share about fears, loves, panic attacks, people pleasing, hurt feelings and her battles with personalization displacement syndrome. More About Our Guest Find her on Twitter @JanetVarney Find her on Instagram @TheJVClub Check out her website www.JanetVarney.com And Check out her awesome podcast The JV Club Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free...

Duration:01:52:34

432 - Heartache & Obsession - Elle Huerta

4/26/2019
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The IT entrepreneur and writer who created the Mend app talks about her struggles with obsessions and letting go especially after breakups or loss, how she is creating a community online to deal with the shame, isolation, obsession and feelings of rejection and not being enough. She also talks about the sickness of working to extreme exhaustion and trying to find validation outside of her accomplishments. More About Our Guest On leaving Google:...

Duration:01:32:28

431 - Rich But Sad & Video Games - Keith Kingbay

4/19/2019
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The comedian and podcaster (New Player Has Joined) opens up about his financially privileged but emotionally barren childhood, verbal abuse from youth hockey coaches, and discovering himself thru video games. More About Our Guest Find more about Keith at: https://twitter.com/NewPlayerPod https://twitter.com/KeithKingbay https://www.instagram.com/newplayerpod/ https://www.instagram.com/keithkingofbays/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To...

Duration:01:32:55

430 - Our Own Worst Enemies - Lori Gottlieb LMFT

4/12/2019
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The licensed therapist and author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone shares about common issues people deal with in therapy and ways that we are our own worst enemy. Paul shares about adopting a dog, plus great listener descriptions of their food issues anxiety and depression. More About Our Guest MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE now available at bookstores everywhere! Contributing editor + "DEAR THERAPIST" columnist @TheAtlantic Follow her: Website + Facebook +...

Duration:01:42:26