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The Struggle Bus is an advice show about mental health, self-care, and just getting through the damn day. Co-hosts Katharine Heller (@spkheller) and Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) answer listener questions about family, friends, work, mental health, love, and literally everything else — no topic is off-limits and no problem is too big, too small, or too weird. Climb aboard and get advice from two friends who have lots of feelings and lots of opinions.

The Struggle Bus is an advice show about mental health, self-care, and just getting through the damn day. Co-hosts Katharine Heller (@spkheller) and Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) answer listener questions about family, friends, work, mental health, love, and literally everything else — no topic is off-limits and no problem is too big, too small, or too weird. Climb aboard and get advice from two friends who have lots of feelings and lots of opinions.
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The Struggle Bus is an advice show about mental health, self-care, and just getting through the damn day. Co-hosts Katharine Heller (@spkheller) and Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) answer listener questions about family, friends, work, mental health, love, and literally everything else — no topic is off-limits and no problem is too big, too small, or too weird. Climb aboard and get advice from two friends who have lots of feelings and lots of opinions.

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Episodes

Episode 149: The Speakeasy of Podcasts

9/20/2018
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On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about the NY Neo-Futurists, Anita Hill, and why we recommend therapy all the ding dang time. Then they answer questions about recovering from a breakup and an emotionally abusive relationship and how to deal with a parent who’s using drugs while feeling like you don’t have a home. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 4:04 Opening Jibber Jabber 16:37 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 19:58 Email #1: Recovering from a breakup and an emotionally...

Duration:00:51:48

Episode 148: Don’t Ride the Cyclone, Eat Fruit, and Dance

9/6/2018
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On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about roller coasters, fruit, and dancing. Then they answer listener emails about how to open up to people and living with roommates who aren’t being good friends to you. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 3:54 Opening Jibber Jabber 18:59 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 30:06 Listener Feedback 33:51 Email #1: How to open up to people 53:23 Email #2: Living with roommates who aren’t being good friends to you 1:15:28 Song of the Week (Sally's...

Duration:01:16:25

Episode 147: Monster Cereal

8/23/2018
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On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about the New York Neo-Futurists and lesbian fiction. Then they answer listener questions about breakups, feeling alone and isolated, and how to deal when you’re being bullied and/or feel left out. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 1:30 Opening Jibber Jabber 6:20 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 10:45 Email #1: Breakups 26:33 Email #2: Feeling alone and isolated 38:22 Email #3: How to deal when you’re being bullied and/or feel left...

Duration:00:59:02

Episode 146: Questions for Veterinarians and Veterinarians Who Treat People

8/1/2018
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On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber for a real nice long time. Then they answer listener emails about rebound dating, dealing with panic disorder, and whether to date a friend. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 6:05 Opening Jibber Jabber 13:12 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 19:53 Email #1: Rebound dating 36:49 Email #2: Dealing with panic disorder 1:00:52 Email #3: Whether to date a friend 1:15:58 Song of the Week (Sally's pick)

Duration:01:16:25

Episode 145: Financial Crisis on Mushrooms

7/5/2018
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On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about all the TV and movies they’re watching. Then they answer listener emails about what to do when you know you need to open up but feel like you can’t, and the ins and outs of coming out and labeling your sexuality. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 1:23 Opening Jibber Jabber 10:18 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 15:26 Listener Update: How To Be A Good Manager (from episode 138) 17:51 Email #1: What to do when you know you need to open up...

Duration:00:56:02

Episode 144: Mistake-Not Mistake Binary

6/14/2018
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On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about phantom earthquakes. Then they answer listener questions about how to know when to bail on trying to make a relationship work, when to tell a new person about your trauma, and how to deal with feeling depressed while living with unsupportive parents. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 2:05 Opening Jibber Jabber 7:44 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 9:51 Email #1: How to know when to bail on trying to make a relationship work 26:35 Email...

Duration:00:46:01

Episode 143: Beautiful, Sexy, and Confident

5/24/2018
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On this episode, Kate and Sally jibber jabber for a while about misogyny (of course) and reaching out to friends. Then they answer listener questions about what to do when you feel totally stalled in your career and how to deal with a partner who won’t make time for you. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 4:20 Opening Jibber Jabber 22:32 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 28:30 Listener feedback 31:24 Email #1: (CN: death of a pet) What to do when you feel totally stalled in your...

Duration:01:01:43

Episode 142: Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

5/10/2018
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On this episode, special guest co-host Hilary Asare (@HilaryAsare) and Kate jibber jabber about readjusting sleep schedules and PTSD. Then they answer listener questions about going back to a job with an abusive boss, supporting loved ones without overstepping boundaries and/or getting anxious, and how to get excited for the future when high school sucks. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 2:52 Opening Jibber Jabber (CN/TW: from 4:35 - 12:56 talk of attack, physical damage, PTSD) 13:01 A...

Duration:00:59:17

Episode 141: Standing on the Shoulder of Giants

5/3/2018
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On this episode, Kate and Sally jibber jabber about what to do with trash men and Rachel Dolezal. Then they answer listener questions about how to break up with a partner and whether to intervene in a situation your partner is going through. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 2:47 Opening Jibber Jabber (CN: at 14:02 talk of Jamie Kilstein) 23:25 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 28:05 Email #1: How to break up with a partner 40:50 Email #2: Whether to intervene in a situation your partner...

Duration:00:54:11

Episode 140: Oprah Would Be An Amazing Surgeon

4/26/2018
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On this episode, Kate and Sally jibber jabber about empathy and the movie Coco. Then they answer emails about how to deal with the possibility of running into your toxic ex, staying social while living alone, and getting over a breakup with someone who wasn’t honest about their feelings. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 3:05 Opening Jibber Jabber 11:15 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 17:00 Email #1: How to deal with the possibility of running into your toxic ex 30:30 Email #2: Staying...

Duration:01:04:54

Episode 139: Sob Your Way To Your Therapist

4/19/2018
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On this episode, Kate and Sally jibber jabber about wearing dresses and being grateful. Then they answer listener emails about stopping harmful thoughts, how to not be a performative ally, changing meds, and friend breakups. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 1:41 Opening Jibber Jabber 11:02 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 16:41 Email #1: Stopping harmful thoughts (SN: suicide) 30:58 Email #2: How to not be a performative ally 48:40 Email #3: Changing meds, and friend breakups 1:05:10...

Duration:01:05:39

Episode 138: I Deserve A Treat

4/12/2018
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On this episode, Kate and Sally jibber jabber about appendicitis, treats, and doing all the things for self-care. Then they answer emails about creating art about your past, getting over a breakup, and what to do when you’re worried about being a bad manager. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 1:25 Opening Jibber Jabber 7:11 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 11:29 Email #1: Creating art about your past 25:18 Email #2: Getting over a breakup 36:23 Email #3: What to do when you’re worried...

Duration:00:48:17

Episode 137: It’s Dad Week

3/29/2018
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On this episode, special guest co-host Molly Knefel (@mollyknefel) and Sally jibber jabber about pregnancy and Passover. Then they answer emails about dads and how to deal with with them they’re distant or difficult. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 3:33 Opening Jibber Jabber 15:11 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 23:00 Email #1: How to deal with a distant dad (CN: talk of disordered eating) 37:42 Email #2: How to deal with a difficult dad 59:30 Song of the Week (Molly's pick)

Duration:00:59:53

Episode 136: The Carousel of Progress

3/22/2018
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On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about boxing and smashing the patriarchy. Then they answer listener emails about your family not being supportive when you leave an abusive partner, and how to get over an amicable breakup when there's no spite to fuel your recovery. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 5:10 Opening Jibber Jabber 9:32 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 13:20 Email #1: When your family is not being supportive when you leave an abusive partner (CN: Emotional...

Duration:00:49:17

Episode 135: Asshole Breakdown Extravaganza

3/15/2018
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On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about the Upper East Side and International Women’s day. Then they answer listener questions about making friends and being aromantic. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 3:41 Opening Jibber Jabber 12:49 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 21:03 Email #1: Making friends 27:27 Email #2: Making new friends after losing some 37:21 Email #3: Being aromantic 46:20 Song of the Week (Kate's pick)

Duration:00:46:48

Episode 134: This Better Be Very Important

3/7/2018
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On this episode Kate and Sally recap Katharine’s birthday and Sally’s first week at her new job. Then they answer listener emails about dealing with a disappointing parent, whether it’s time to leave your relationship, and binge eating. Content note: Disordered eating is a topic on this week’s show. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 2:54 Opening Jibber Jabber 11:39 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 18:42 Email #1: Dealing with a disappointing parent 26:52 Email #2: Knowing when it's time...

Duration:00:55:45

Episode 133: Thirsty Alertsy

2/28/2018
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On this episode, Kate and Sally do some venting and some celebrating about Kids These Days. Then they answer listener emails about dating and making friends. Finally, they discuss thirst vis-à-vis the United States Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, and his team of lawyers. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 4:41 Opening Jibber Jabber 19:11 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 26:28 Email #1: How to approach dating when maybe looking for something serious 47:48 Email #2: Making friends when...

Duration:01:02:17

Episode 132: Oh, Canada

2/21/2018
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On this episode, Kate and Sally talk about birthday blues and unpacking the fuck out of stuff with the help of therapy. Then they answer a listener question about processing and recovering from grief after losing a pet and going through a tough breakup. Then they answer a question from a listener who wants to know if they’re unloveable. (Spoiler: they’re not!) 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 3:02 Opening Jibber Jabber 14:28 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 18:28 Email #1: Processing and...

Duration:00:47:46

Episode 131: Hot Dads of Riverdale

2/14/2018
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On this episode, Kate and Sally talk about Drapering, and why friends and therapists are so important. Then they answer listener emails about how to deal with being overwhelmed with work and life, and healing from past trauma in your current, healthier relationship. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 6:55 Opening Jibber Jabber 18:02 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 22:55 Listener Feedback 25:25 Email #1: How to deal with being overwhelmed with work and life 38:56 Email #2: Healing from...

Duration:01:00:55

Episode 130: Trifecta of Humiliation

2/8/2018
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On this episode, Kate and Sally Talk about being sick and polarizing tweets. Then they answer listener emails about a partner who isn’t living up to their potential and how to deal with a toxic parent. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 5:19 Opening Jibber Jabber (CN: bodily fluids) 21:24 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 22:52 Email #1: What to do about a partner who isn’t living up to their potential 36:50 Email #2: How to deal with a toxic parent 53:43 Song of the Week (Sally's pick)

Duration:00:53:52