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10: Sandra, George, Adrian& Erin

10/4/2018
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Erin Williams, co-host of Totally Mental! joins Shaunna to discuss her struggles with OCD, stuttering, anxiety and depression, as well as her hospitalization. Erin shares what The King's Speech got right about speech impediments and what Monk got wrong about OCD. Erin also shares how her dog and surfing, as well as romantic comedies - especially the Sandra Bullock ones - are important parts of her self-care. Listen to Totally Mental! on your podcatcher of choice, and follow them on all your...

Duration:01:09:22

9: Pete, Ariana& Olivia

9/20/2018
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Musician, artist& writer, Olivia, is a Grandson stan. Not only does she love Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson as a couple, but she relates to the two of them on a few levels. Olivia discusses her Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and CPTSD. Shaunna and Olivia touch on moving fast in relationships and finding common ground in trauma with a romantic partner. Olivia also sheds light on the problematic stereotypes that come with Borderline, as well as a few other TV&...

Duration:01:02:25

8: Freddie, Tom& Stephen

9/16/2018
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Stephen Harvey of Toronto's Bi Arts Festival joins Shaunna in the studio to discuss Persistent Depressive Disorder and suicidal ideation, and his work in Toronto's bisexual community. Shaunna and Stephen reveal their bisexual awakenings and journeys and celebrate bisexual anthems, from Tom Robinson's "Glad To Be Gay" to Queen's "I Want to Break Free" to Halsey and Lauren Jauregui's "Strangers." Stephen gives an overview of what to expect for Toronto's second annual Bi Arts Festival,...

Duration:01:13:22

7: Billy (William?)& Mone't

9/6/2018
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Mone't Ha-Sidi is an activist, a hairstylist, and the Ratchet Burlesque Queen. Like Shaunna, Mone't considers herself a recovering Smashing Pumpkins addict. Mone't talks about misogynoir and the racism she's faced in both the Smashing Pumpkins fan community and in the burlesque community. Shaunna and Mone't discuss how Billy Corgan's textbook narcissism makes it incredibly difficult to be a fan - and how some specific incidents have been betrayals to us, after his music had helped us through...

Duration:01:53:11

6: Kacey, Owen, Jesse& Jesse

8/23/2018
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Jesse Ataide grew up in the Mennonite Brethren Church on a peach tree farm in the California Central Valley. In his own words, Jesse entered university, "conservative, religious and straight" and graduated, "liberal, areligious and gay!" Jesse shares how the musicians, Kacey Musgraves and Owen Pallett have resonated with him, as well as Richard Linklater's "Before Trilogy" of movies. Shaunna and Jesse also chat about 90s Contemporary Christian hits, Judy Garland and about how it wasn't that...

Duration:01:10:12

Mini-sode 1: 6 Balloons& the family disease of addiction

8/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:12:02

1: Charlize, Britney& Shaunna

6/7/2018
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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...

Duration:01:39:13