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Lauren Wallett on Flying to America from South Africa for a Date

3/13/2019
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SHOULD YOU BE SHARING YOUR STORY? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT! Lauren Wallet is an award-nominated actress and director who starred on the South African reality show My Top Billing Dream, has been interviewed on national television since she was nine years old, and ran Star Quality Performing Art School and Fame Academy in South Africa. The story she told starts off innocently enough—a nice night out in South Africa with a few new friends but quickly devolved into flying across the...

Duration:00:14:52

Matt Lieb on Bottoming Out with a Turkey Baster

3/6/2019
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SHOULD YOU BE SHARING YOUR STORY? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT! Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, and actor from Los Angeles. As a stand up comedian in San Francisco, he was named one of the “2016 Best Comedians in the Bay Area” by SFist and has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2017, SF Skecthfest 2013-2017, and the 10,000 Laughs Festival in Minneapolis. Matt’s comedy has been featured on the VICELAND, Hulu, SeeSo, and Gabriel Iglesias’ “Stand Up Revolution Radio” on SiriusXM....

Duration:00:12:47

Matt Gallagher on Doing Acid with a Bull

2/27/2019
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Matt Gallagher is an actor and comedian who has performed all around New York and Los Angeles. His work can also be seen on CBS, ESPN, The History Channel, and MTV. He created and starred in the popular live storytelling series THE STORY CELLAR with Jessica Wood, and you can see his first one hour special, A Stumble in the Woods, on Amazon now. In this story, Matt delves into a night he decided to try acid. And then decided to do more acid. And then decided to get into a cage with a...

Duration:00:15:52

Anna David on Babysitting (with) a Movie Star

2/20/2019
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Anna David isn't just the person writing these words. She's also the NY Times bestselling author of seven books, TV talking head, journalist and blah blah. In this episode (taken from the Light Hustler live storytelling show), she/I tells/tell a story about an early sobriety "date" with a movie star, who taught her/me that the glamorous life may not be all it's cracked up to be.

Duration:00:16:12

Kane Holloway on Why to Not Drunkenly Steal Your Dad's Car

2/13/2019
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Kane Holloway is a Seattle native who resides in sunny L.A. Kane is a nationally touring comedian, podcast host and he has performed on "Laughs on Fox." He has appeared on VH1's "Walk of Shame Shuttle," "FNX Comedy Experience" and started the Podaholics comedy network. You can hear his comedy album "See What I Did There?" On iTunes. In this episode, he talks about a night he and his friend stole his dad's car but also delves into a potential answer to the age-old question: what happened...

Duration:00:17:24

Debi Hall on Handling the Waves of Sobriety

2/6/2019
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A native of West Texas, Debi Hall has appeared on film and performed in Dallas as well as in Story Salon, BackStory, I Love A Good Story in Los Angeles. She’s written story collections for performance, a collection of screenplays and several novels. In this episode, she tells a story about the surprising way she found to handle a low point in her sobriety.

Duration:00:15:43

Eddie Pepitone on Sobriety During End Times

1/31/2019
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Eddie Pepitone has appeared on numerous hit TV shows, including It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Last Comic Standing, Chappelle’s Show and Law and Order. He’s performed at some of the biggest venues in the comedy scene including The Improv, Caroline’s on Broadway, Largo at the Coronet, and both the LA and NY Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters. He hosts the popular comedy podcast Pep Talks and is the subject of The Bitter Buddha. In this episode, he touches on...

Duration:00:25:39

Melanie Vesey on Performing for Drunk Trump Supporters

1/30/2019
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Melanie Vessey co-starred with Jim Carrey in Man on the Moon and performs all over at major comedy clubs and festivals. Her comedy special/album #WildAnimal will be available in November. She is also a fierce talent who has been sober over two decades—a fact she shares about in ways that may make you pee your pants. To hear her story about long-term recovery, which includes performing for naked Trump supporters, download this episode ASAP.

Duration:00:14:15

Anna David on Relapsing on 4.5 Hits of Ecstasy

1/16/2019
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Anna David is, well, someone who writes about herself in the 3rd person out of the misconception that you will believe someone else is writing this. She writes books and articles, talks on TV and stages and tells stories about things like relapsing on 4.5 hits of ecstasy, which you can hear here...

Duration:00:13:17

Author Kristin Casey on Surviving Addiction and Rock Stars

1/14/2019
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Kristin Casey is a recovered alcoholic and addict who’s survived clinical depression, numerous addictions, the panhandle of Texas and 17 years of Catholicism. Her first book, Rock Monster, documents a tumultuous six-year relationship with rock legend and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, their drug-fueled train-wreck breakup and her ensuing suicidal spiral. Unlike every other affair-with-a-rock-star book I’ve ever read, however, it is as literary and poignant as it is salacious and gripping. In...

Duration:00:36:24

Annie Grace on Gaining Freedom From Alcohol

1/9/2019
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Annie Grace is the bestselling author of the hit book, This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life as well as the just-released The Alcohol Experiment: A 30-Day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control. Her unique approach has helped thousands of people change their relationship with alcohol by looking at their subconscious beliefs about drinking that are at odds with their conscious desire to live alcohol free. In...

Duration:00:38:28

Amy Dresner on When She Thought She Was a Lesbian

12/26/2018
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Amy Dresner is a former professional stand-up comic, having appeared at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Improv. Since 2012, she has been a contributing editor of the online addiction and recovery magazine TheFix.com. She’s also written for the Good Men Project, The Frisky, Refinery 29, and has been a regular contributor to Addiction.com and PsychologyToday.com, where she has her own addiction blog entitled “Coming Clean.” Her first book, My Fair Junkie, was released in 2017 and...

Duration:00:17:58

Anna David on Her Fictional Alter Ego’s Misadventures [Excerpt from PARTY GIRL]

12/19/2018
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Once upon a time, I wrote a book called Party Girl. I was very proud of it and had high hopes it would be made into an audio book and movie. Alas, those dreams were dashed. But just like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, the dreams are now alive! It’s actually not nearly that dramatic. But there is renewed movie interest in the book (optioned by Martin Scorsese’s producer!) and I decided to make my own dream happen by getting the audio rights to the book back from HarperCollins...

Duration:00:33:38

Jessica Sele on Why Men Should Never Tell Women to Smile

12/12/2018
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Today’s episode features the very funny Jessica Sele from one of my live storytelling shows. In her own words, Jessica Sele is a “deeply weird human being and stand-up comedian.” She’s performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest and was described by Bitch Magazine as a “hilarious and talented queer woman.” The story she tells has to do with a fire, a crack addict just trying to be helpful and a very special cat. How do these things tie together, you ask? Well, you’ll have...

Duration:00:16:47

Comedian Matt Gallagher on A Series of Bad, Drug-Related Decisions

12/6/2018
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Matt Gallagher is an actor and comedian who has performed all around New York and Los Angeles. His work can also be seen on CBS, ESPN, The History Channel, and MTV. He created and starred in the popular live storytelling series THE STORY CELLAR with Jessica Wood, and has just completed filming on his first one hour special, A Stumble in the Woods, which will be available for streaming soon. While this episode is from his first time appearing in my storytelling show, it certainly won't be...

Duration:00:17:20

Author Dana Bowman on Trying to be the Perfect Sober Mom

11/28/2018
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Dana Bowman speaks and writes about recovery, momhood and beating the perfection myth. An English teacher for over 20 years, she decided to take up a writing at momsieblog.com while mothering two babies. A chance submission to Glennon Doyle watched her blog go viral and she promptly landed a book deal. Her first book, Bottled, was selected as a Kansas Notable book in 2016. Her second book, How to Be Perfect Like Me, was released in August 2018 and landed her on The Today Show. In this...

Duration:00:34:47

Author Kristin Casey on Surviving Addiction and Rock Stars

11/18/2018
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Kristin Casey is a recovered alcoholic and addict who's survived clinical depression, numerous addictions, the panhandle of Texas and 17 years of Catholicism. Her first book, Rock Monster, documents a tumultuous six-year relationship with rock legend and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, their drug-fueled train-wreck breakup and her ensuing suicidal spiral. Unlike every other affair-with-a-rock-star book I've ever read, however, it is as literary and poignant as it is salacious and gripping. In...

Duration:00:36:25

Writer and Podcaster Tawny Lara on Documenting Sobriety From Day One

11/14/2018
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Tawny Lara is an entrepreneur, writer and public speaker. She’s the founder of SobrieTea Party™ and Readings on Recovery™ and an award-winning filmmaker of her recovery documentary, Fixed Up. She's also the co-host (along with previous podcast guest and all-around bad ass Lisa Smith) of the hot new podcast Recovery Rocks podcast. But she's also someone who started documenting her sobriety journey from the beginning. With so many people out there wanting to tell their story but scared to...

Tennis Pro Murphy Jensen on Changing Treatment Success Rates

11/7/2018
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Murphy Jensen is an entrepreneur, former professional tennis player and French Open Champion. He’s also the Founder & EVP of Business Development for WEconnect Recovery, an addiction relapse prevention and real-time outcomes data platform that just raised 6 million (yep). He was ALSO one of my first friends in early recovery, back when we would hang out at our friend Allison’s place and really just wander around trying to make sense of our new lives. In this episode (which was taken from...

Duration:00:43:11

Recovery Advocate Tim Ryan on Turning Negatives Into Positives

10/31/2018
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As one of the world’s leading recovery advocates, Tim Ryan tirelessly tours the country speaking to addicts and their families. The star of A&E’s Dope Man and bestselling author of From Dope to Hope: A Man in Recovery, Ryan found recovery in prison and is committed to sharing a message of hope after losing his son to an overdose soon after finding sobriety himself. The creator of the 501c3 A Man in Recovery, Tim is a regular subject on national media, a Global Goodwill Ambassador and was an...

Duration:00:29:39