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How to Get Arrested and Destroy Your Fraternity with Travis Jones

12/13/2017
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Travis Jones is a video editor by day and a storyteller by night. He has performed at The Moth and various other shows around LA. In this episode, he tells arguably the funniest story I've ever heard about getting arrested (and I've heard a lot). Suffice it to say that there are some fraternity brothers who surely regretted every setting eyes on him. He told the story at my live storytelling show, Hammer(ed) Time, which takes place every other month in LA, has been an LA Weekly pick of...

Duration: 00:19:32


From Gutter Punk Rocker to Recovery Hero with Wes Geer

12/12/2017
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Wes Geer may have once looked like an unlikely recovery hero. The founding member of the band Hed PE, Geer went down the path familiar to many young, wild and crazy dudes in bands...all of which culminated in a trip to rehab in 2004. After finding sobriety in 2007, Geer was asked to join the legendary band Korn and he played with them for years. But just being a rock star wasn't enough for Geer and so, in 2013, he formed Rock to Recovery. Rock to Recovery's mission sounds almost...

Duration: 00:37:31


The Shame Behind Male Eating Disorders with Brian Cuban

12/5/2017
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Brian Cuban is the ideal recovery advocate. Sober since 2007, the attorney and best-selling author of two books about his recovery is willing to talk about something very few men are: struggling with bulimia and anorexia. And not only is he willing to talk about it—he's willing to delve into how he developed his eating disorder (he writes touchingly about being teased as a kid in this compelling easy for CNN). The brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban, Brian...

Duration: 00:33:17


Anna David on What Drinking Gave Her (and Then Took Away)

11/30/2017
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Today's episode features a very special guest: me. Since I'm releasing episodes that contain stories from my live storytelling show, Hammer(ed) Time, and I perform in this show, sometimes these episodes are going to feature—well, me. (By the by, the show, which takes place every other month in LA, has been an LA Weekly pick of the week and is being developed into a video series.) The story I tell here is about how, the first time I got drunk, I confessed my love to the big man on campus....

Duration: 00:12:50


Coming Out About Your Addiction with Lawyer Lisa Smith

11/28/2017
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It’s one thing to be open about your addiction when you’re a writer in LA—aka a person most people assume WOULD be an addict. It’s quite another when you’re a high-powered attorney. But Lisa F. Smith is a trail blazer. The author of the hit book Girl Walks Out of a Bar is also probably my favorite person I’ve never met. (Side note: I’ve slept in her bed despite not having met her; it’s not as sexy as it sounds but that’s something we get into in the interview.) What’s fascinating about...

Duration: 00:35:26


Just How Uncomfortable is Being Sober? As Greg Behrendt Explains, Very

11/24/2017
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Today's episode features an absolute doll of a human being: Greg Behrendt. In it, Greg tells a story from my live storytelling show, Hammer(ed) Time, which takes place every other month in LA, has been an LA Weekly pick of the week and is being developed into a video series. His story captures, perhaps better than anyone ever has before, exactly why being sober is so uncomfortable. When he's not making Hammer(ed) Time audiences nearly pee their pants with laughter, Greg is performing...

Duration: 00:15:44


SheRecovers Co-Founder Taryn Strong on Coming Out as an Addict

11/22/2017
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Taryn Strong was sitting atop the largest resource for women in recovery and keeping a secret: namely that in between hosting retreats in places like Bali, where she and her mom Dawn Nickel were getting women to open up about their recovery, she was doing coke. She'd been honest about her past up until then—about self-harm, about co-dependency, about a drug phase when she was younger—but coming clean about the fact that she was also an addict required a new level of bravery. In this...

Duration: 00:33:30


Getting Sober as a Teen with Lindsay Adams

11/17/2017
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Lindsay Adams is no joke. Yes, she tells jokes but the seriously funny comic also got sober when she was a teenager after surviving—well, some pretty horrific shit. And she bakes! She has a baking show on something I'm too old to understand called Twitch. In this episode, Lindsay tells a story at my live storytelling show, Hammer(ed) Time, which takes place every other month in LA, has been an LA Weekly pick of the week and is being developed into a video series. When she's not charming...

Duration: 00:13:18


Finding the Funny in Binging and Purging with Angela Gulner

11/15/2017
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Angela Gulner is not your typical actress. For one, the Harvard grad is a multi-talent, having created and starred in the binge-worthy series Binge. Secondly, Binge is about something most people don't talk about—that is, binging and purging. And then there's the fact that Gulner is incredibly open about the fact that this series is based on her life. While I'm not normally a plot summary gal, the plot of the Binge pilot is too hilarious not to spell out. It opens with Gulner waking up...

Duration: 00:38:27


Jessica Sele on How to Get Wasted and Shame Everyone in the Vicinity

11/10/2017
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Today's episode features the very funny Jessica Sele from one of my live storytelling shows, Hammer(ed) Time. 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 is a basic how-to if you want to know how to get wasted and shame everyone in the vicinity.

Duration: 00:12:40


Therapist Kelley Kitley on Sharing Your Trauma With Your Clients

11/8/2017
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Therapist Kelley Kitley could have kept quiet about her own past. She had a thriving practice—first in Santa Monica, then in Chicago—and didn't need her clients knowing about her own experiences. Instead she decided to spill all...in her memoir, My Self: A Story of Survival, a memoir which details her experiences being sexually abused, developing an eating disorder and then struggling with addiction (she's now sober four-and-a-half years). In this episode, she talks about how her...

Duration: 00:31:53


Anna David on Smoking Two Packs of Cigarettes a Day

11/3/2017
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Today's episode features a very special guest: me. Since I'm releasing episodes that contain stories from my live storytelling show, Hammer(ed) Time, and I perform in this show, sometimes these episodes are going to feature—well, me. (By the by, the show, which takes place every other month in LA, has been an LA Weekly pick of the week and is being developed into a video series.) The story I tell here is about how I went from chain-smoking derelict to sanctimonious ex-smoker who only...

Duration: 00:15:01


Making the Decision to Open Up About Recovery With Garrett Hade

11/1/2017
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Garrett Hade is a guy who usually sits behind the scenes. As the right (and left) hand(s) of prominent recovery advocate Ryan Hampton, Garrett is the one by Ryan's side as they travel across the country interviewing people in recovery, visiting jails and in short doing everything they possibly can to change the way addiction is perceived and treated. Though Garrett and I have become closer over the past year, getting him in front of a camera and mic was a serious treat. In this episode,...

Duration: 00:32:48


Reminiscing About Your First Intervention with Bucky Sinister

10/27/2017
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Today’s episode features a truly unique soul: author Bucky Sinister. In it, Bucky tells a story from my live storytelling show, Hammer(ed) Time, which takes place every other month in LA, has been an LA Weekly pick of the week and is being developed into a video series. His story is about an event not everyone has the opportunity to reminisce about: the 30th anniversary of his first intervention. (Spoiler alert: don't take acid beforehand.) Bucky is the author of not only the hilarious...

Duration: 00:12:53


Mary Patterson Broome on People Who Ask Her If She Really Needed to Quit Drinking

10/25/2017
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Today's episode features one of my very favorite people I know: comedian and writer Mary Patterson Broome. In it, MP tells a story from our live storytelling show, Hammer(ed) Time, which takes place every other month in LA, has been an LA Weekly pick of the week and is being developed into a video series. Her story is about something most people in recovery are all too familiar with: those friends from the drinking days who question whether or not she really needs to be sober. When...

Duration: 00:11:26


Defying Impossible Odds with John Clint Mabry

10/20/2017
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What John Clint Mabry has endured would have destroyed most people. John Clint Mabry is not most people. During a tragic car accident when he was 18, he lost both a friend and his leg. The former class clown then got addicted to opiates and thought he was living a terribly exciting life—appearing in movies like Superbad and partying at the Playboy Mansion. Then he lost his brother to addiction and spiraled down that road himself...until he couldn't any longer. Now a sober counselor,...

Duration: 00:39:37


Sara Benincasa on Having a Panic Attack in Italy

10/18/2017
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Today's episode features a woman everyone loves: Sara Benincasa. Benincasa is a screenwriter, recovering stand-up comedian and the author of "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" (William Morrow 2016); "DC Trip" (Adaptive 2015); "Great" (HarperTeen 2014); and "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom" (William Morrow 2012). She also wrote a very silly joke book called "Tim Kaine Is Your Nice Dad." In 2017, she adapted "DC Trip" as a screenplay with Bona Fide, Gunpowder & Sky, and Adaptive...

Duration: 00:16:51


How to Brew Miracles with Carly Benson

10/13/2017
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Carly Benson is a sober wundekind. The voice behind the mega popular website Miracles Are Brewing, Benson is a yoga instructor, coach, leader of a monthly group about intentional living, co-founder (with Kelly Fitzgerald) of the Bloom Club, co-host (also with Kelly) of the Regroup podcast, and all around spiritual badass. While she and I had never met before, we'd both admired one another from afar—and now, frankly, I want to do as much as I can with her. In this episode, we discuss...

Duration: 00:42:40


Comedian Greg Behrendt on Hanging Out with Crazy People While Under the Influence

10/11/2017
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Today's episode features an absolute doll of a human being: Greg Behrendt. In it, Greg tells a story from my live storytelling show, Hammer(ed) Time, which takes place every other month in LA, has been an LA Weekly pick of the week and is being developed into a video series. His story veers from a night where he was wasted and suddenly realized he was hanging out with dudes who had submachine guns into the rage he feels over the way people order from Starbucks to a riff on pudding, all...

Duration: 00:31:19


Comedian Greg Behrendt on Hanging Out with Crazy People While Under the Influence

10/11/2017
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Today’s episode features an absolute doll of a human being: Greg Behrendt. In it, Greg tells a story from my live storytelling show, Hammer(ed) Time, which takes place every other month in LA, has been an LA Weekly pick of the week and is being developed into a video series. His story veers from a night where he was wasted and suddenly realized he was hanging out with dudes who had submachine guns into the rage he feels over the way people order from Starbucks to a riff on pudding, all...

Duration: 00:31:19

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