Mini-sode 1: 6 Balloons & the family disease of addiction
In Pop& Down's first mini-sode, Shaunna reviews the Netflix original movie, "6 Balloons," starring Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco. "6 Balloons" is a harrowing look at how addiction is a family disease, and definitely worth a watch.
5: Courtney, Alisha, Jessica & Sarah
Sarah opens up to Shaunna about her major depressive disorder and her generalized anxiety disorder, as well as what it's like to have a father and a brother who are alcoholics. Sarah talks about how reading romance novels - particularly those by Courtney Milan and Alisha Rai - have resonated with her, as well as her deep passion for Murder, She Wrote! Also in this episode: dental anxiety, news about both Michelle Williamses and a poem for Demi Lovato. Smart Bitches, Trashy Books: Romance...
4: Tracy, Beth, DJ & Heather
Toronto actress and comedian, Heather Sanderson, joins Shaunna in the studio to chat about her struggles with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Anxiety and Addictions, as well as representation of fat women in the media - including her own experiences as an actress. Heather discusses women such as Beth Ditto and Ricki Lake, and characters such as Tracy Turnblad and DJ Tanner and their impact on her, and riffs with Shaunna on body positivity, fat fashion and the time Drake fat-shamed her....
3: Fiona, Bojack & Holly
Musician and music teacher, Holly, talks to Shaunna about living with clinical depression and disordered eating recovery. Holly explains how Fiona Apple & Bojack Horseman specifically have resonated with her.
2: Rosa Diaz, Drag Race, Evan Hansen & Stephanie
In episode 2, Shaunna interviews local Toronto improv performer and producer, Stephanie Malek. Stephanie shares about her struggles with clinical depression and social anxiety, as well as the roles that RuPaul's Drag Race and Dear Evan Hansen have played as forms of self-care. Stephanie also talks about the importance of the character, Rosa Diaz from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and why queer representation matters - especially on the bi/pan/fluid+ front. Learn more about Stephanie Malek and...
Pop& Down Episode 1 - Charlize, Britney & Shaunna
Pop& Down is a podcast about mental health... and pop culture! Shaunna Quin interviews guests who live with, or have experienced, mental health issues, addiction and/or trauma. They discuss where they've seen themselves in pop culture, how pop culture plays a role in their self-care and everything else to do with movies, TV and music from a mental wellness perspective! In this debut episode, Shaunna talks about how she saw herself in the 2011 film, Young Adult and in Britney Spears. Craig...