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The After Gambling Podcast is a show dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of problem gambling. As a former compulsive gambler, I experienced the shame and isolation of my addiction on a daily basis. I didn't feel like anyone could understand my problem and that it was up to me to use my willpower to quit gambling. Now, I want to reach out and help others overcome their gambling addiction.

The After Gambling Podcast is a show dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of problem gambling. As a former compulsive gambler, I experienced the shame and isolation of my addiction on a daily basis. I didn't feel like anyone could understand my problem and that it was up to me to use my willpower to quit gambling. Now, I want to reach out and help others overcome their gambling addiction.

Location:

Akron, OH

Description:

The After Gambling Podcast is a show dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of problem gambling. As a former compulsive gambler, I experienced the shame and isolation of my addiction on a daily basis. I didn't feel like anyone could understand my problem and that it was up to me to use my willpower to quit gambling. Now, I want to reach out and help others overcome their gambling addiction.

Language:

English


Episodes

AG 069: Nancy Shares Her Story

6/22/2020
After two months away from gambling due to COVID-19 lockdowns, Nancy was drawn back to the casino. In this episode, we discuss the challenges of quarantine, how a big win was the hook for future problem gambling, how casino marketing creates issues as she tries to quit, and her definition of success going forward. I also provide a few tactical tips Nancy can implement today to help her as she looks to improve her life.

Duration:01:01:18

AG 068: More Q&A with Questions from Andy Margett

6/12/2020
In this episode, I answer questions from Episode 047 Guest Andy Margett (@andymargett). I mention books by Ramit Sethi (@ramit) and Mark Manson (@iammarkmanson) that I highly suggest you check out.

Duration:00:12:44

AG 067: My Top 3 Tips for Stopping Gambling and Answers to Other Listener Questions

6/5/2020
In this episode, I answer questions submitted on Twitter from former guest Steve (@gambling_free). You can listen to Steve's full story of gambling and recovery by listening to Episode 41.

Duration:00:13:36

AG066: 9 Key Differences of Online Gambling + 8 Quotes & Mantras to Help You

5/29/2020
With COVID-19 casino shutdowns, many gambling that was taking place at casinos and other retail locations have now shifted online. A listener of the podcast (Melanie) reached out with her concerns for not only problem gamblers, but also casual gamblers that might shift their gambling online as a result of quarantine. In this episode, we'll cover 9 key differences that make online gambling unique and that could increase the chance for increasing gambling harm.

Duration:00:26:30

AG 065: 5 Keys to Increase Resilience So You Can Thrive During Quarantine and Beyond

5/21/2020
In this episode, I reflect on the five big things that have been working for me thus far as we have been quarantined at home due to COVID-19.

Duration:00:18:22

AG 064: Is Addiction Genetic, Environmental or Mindset?

3/22/2020
I was scrolling through Twitter when I came across this Tweet by @birthofclarity (an awesome Twitter follow). Rather than try to answer with 30 Tweets, I recorded this episode.

Duration:00:17:06

AG 063: An Idea to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

2/21/2020
In this episode, I share a few ideas to get your days off to a great start using a morning routine. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod https://amzn.to/39U3Hj2

Duration:00:12:40

AG 062: A Strategy for Personal Growth & Development

2/14/2020
It's awesome when people agree with us. It makes us feel smart and is nice to know that others share the same point of view. But does it help us grow? I'll tackle that question, whether to recline your seat on an airplane, and gambling terms in everyday life on this Valentine's Day episode of The After Gambling Podcast.

Duration:00:18:25

AG 061: "99% of the Customers Who play on Our Sites Will Lose"

2/7/2020
This past week, executives from several of the largest gambling firms in the UK were called in to discuss VIP programs with Parliament. In this episode, I discuss what I think represents a massive opportunity for change within the industry. VIDEO https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/ecb79c87-d947-4005-a214-1f0f8d034457

Duration:00:23:11

AG 060: The 7 Stages of Grief

1/31/2020
In this episode, we cover the 7 Stage of Grief and how they relate to life as a problem gambler as well as in recovery. https://www.healthline.com/health/stages-of-grief#7-stages Mark Manson https://twitter.com/iammarkmanson

Duration:00:21:46

AG 059: Welcome to Season 4!

1/30/2020
Here we go with Season 4! The Before Gamling Project The Before Gambling Project is an independent effort to reduce problem gambling and gambling harm through public awareness and improvements across the industry from operators to treatment facilities. The project is driven by relentless internal curiosity and belief in an open sharing of best practices to most quickly and efficiently address problem gambling and gambling harm. https://beforegambling.com/ Follow on Twitter Dyve...

Duration:00:25:56

AG 058: Celebrating Nine Years & What the Future Holds

7/15/2019
After a long hiatus, I'm back to celebrate nine years free from my gambling addiction and also to share an update on what to expect in the future.

Duration:00:15:22

AG 057: How Can Personality Tests Help Us Learn & Grow?

2/22/2019
Can personality test help us to learn & grow? I think the answer is yes. I recently participated in a study on recovery from compulsive gambling and it was a very positive experience. The second half of the study was self-guided completion of various questions similar to those found on a personality test. As I answered the questions, several things jumped out and I'll be using what I learned to improve going forward. The Jordan Harbinger Show https://www.jordanharbinger.com/

Duration:00:18:19

AG 056: Challenging the Gambling as Entertainment Narrative

2/8/2019
If we are going to discuss gambling as a form of entertainment, then we need to separate it into two parts: A) entertainment derived from the game B) entertainment derived from the wager size/risk taken. If the entertainment level DOES NOT change with wager size/risk taken, then entertainment is from the game itself. but... If the entertainment level DOES change wager size/risk taken, then entertainment is from the risk-taking.

Duration:00:12:57

AG 055: Over-Communicating Your Way to Success

1/31/2019
I'm a firm believer that addiction is strengthened by isolation. Removing the isolation through communication weakens the addiction and allows us to begin a path of recovery. In this episode, I share my thoughts on how over-communicating is key for both the addicted and their support system in order to find success.

Duration:00:18:30

AG 054: Tom Shares His Struggles with Sports Betting and Discusses His New Novel About Gambling Addiction

1/23/2019
In this episode, I'm joined by Tom Brew. Tom is celebrating 25 years clean from gambling with the release of his latest novel Darkness that highlights the mind and struggles of a problem gambler. Darkness is a follow-up to Tom's first novel The Ties That Bind. Tom and I discuss many different topics including how quickly the frequency and sizes of his wagers increased, the impact gambling had on his professional and personal life, and how diving headfirst into recovery helped him become a...

Duration:00:42:12

AG 053: Why It's Literally Impossible to "Win" the Game of Gambling

1/15/2019
In this episode, I dive into game theory (finite vs infinite games) and discuss why it's literally impossible to win at the game of gambling. Simon Sinek https://startwithwhy.com/

Duration:00:10:11

AG 052: Self-Exclusion

12/31/2018
In this episode, I discuss my thoughts on using self-exclusion as a part of your recovery plan when quitting gambling.

Duration:00:05:44

AG 051: New Year's Resolutions & Other Big Proclamations

12/31/2018
With a new year comes New Year's Resolutions. In this episode, I discuss New Year's Resolutions and other big proclamations that we often make when attempting to quit gambling. I also suggest an alternative approach which has been much more successful in my life.

Duration:00:11:14

AG 050: Let's Get Curious!

12/14/2018
Are we being curious enough? In this episode, I dive into why I encourage everyone to be more curious when it comes to problem gambling, regardless of your position or views.

Duration:00:16:16