Author:Paul Gilmartin

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

The writer (I’m Kind of a Big Deal, Sippy Cups are Not For Chardonnay) podcaster (For Cryin’ Out Loud) and tv host (Parental Discretion on NickMom) opens up about her alcoholism, bulimia, post partum depression, childhood and marriage.  Phew!!

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Brody Stevens

The actor (The Hangover, The Hangover 2) and standup comedian (Comedy Central PresentsChelsea LatelyTMZ) talks about his very public manic episode in 2011, the blurry line between his onstage persona and his real life demons and how he is learned to live with his diagnosis of Bipolar I.

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Jess

Paul’s friend opens about her chaotic childhood in New Orleans, her abandonment issues, and the struggling to find words to categorize the sex she wanted and got at 12, from a 27 year-old man.  She also talk about the self-doubt of giving up her fledgling comedy career to become a therapist.

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Ed Crasnick

The actor (The Sopranos), standup and podcaster (The Self-Help Comedy Hour) talks with Paul about his lifelong battle with anxiety and low self-esteem, the Sedona Method,  and the importance of welcoming fear instead of fighting it.

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Escort / Prostitute Lillith

“Lillith” (not her real name) opens up to Paul about why she chooses to moonlight as an escort/prostitute, even though her day job pays the bills.  She talks about living with a rapid cycling form of BiPolar type I, childhood sexual trauma,  how her mania helped her excel academically and the myths and truths about having sex for money.

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Maria Bamford (Voted #1 ep of 2013)

The groundbreaking and critically acclaimed comedian (Comedy Central Presents:, Comedians of Comedy, Sarah Silverman Program) and voiceover artist (Wordgirl, Adult Swim) talks about her lifelong battles with OCD, Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, BiPolar II, and the recent hospitilization that probably saved her life.   Sounds pretty hilarious huh?

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John Wing

The Canadian standup (Tonight Show w/Jay Leno, Just For Laughs) and author (So Recently Ancient, and Ventriloquism for Dummies: Life as a Comedian) opens up to Paul about his lifelong struggle to win his father’s approval and the resulting anger that has cost him friendships.

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Policeman Andy (Voted #10 ep of 2012)

Paul talks with Andy, a listener and California policeman who opens up about the “collective PTSD” that police officers frequently accumulate over years of service.  They also talk about the tools he has to use when dealing with haunting memories, the mentally ill and fellow officers who abuse their authority.

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