Podcast Episodes

Jackie Kashian Live at Podfest

The writer/comedian/podcaster (Dork Forest) shares about her tumultuous upbringing, and struggles with anger, depression, connecting to people and being perimenopausal.

This episode is sponsored by Audible.  For a free audiobook of your choice and a free 30 day trial go to www.audiblepodcast.com/mental

Follow Jackie on Twitter @JackieKashian

Check out her podcast The Dork Forest

Check out her website www.jackiekashian.com

 

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Dr Jessica Zucker #3

Therapist Dr Zucker shares the harrowing emotional, mental and physical details of her late-term (16th week) miscarriage; how to support a friend or loved one who experiences pregnancy loss, and of course she and Paul talk about his mom.

This episode is sponsored by Howl.FM   For a free one-month trial go to www.howl.fm and use the offer code MENTAL

To learn more about pregnancy loss and reproductive mental health go to Postpartum Support International at www.postpartum.net

To buy Dr. Zucker’s pregnancy loss cards go to www.shop.drjessicazucker.com

 

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Danny Hatch

The 23 year-old Oklahoman shares about his depression, cutting, feelings of inadequacy, his parent’s divorce, finding a voice and identify through comedy (Keith & The Girl podcast), feeling some shame for wanting to be famous and the slow process of accepting his bisexuality especially coming from a devoutly Catholic family.

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Kate Spencer

The writer/performer/wife/mother shares about her OCD, anxiety, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts and insomnia.  She also talks about the surprising gifts that came from the painful loss of her mother and how she is using basketball to embrace her body and let out aggression.

Follow Kate on Twitter @KateSpencer

This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace.   To get 10% go to www.squarespace.com and use offer code MENTAL

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Pedophile Ring Survivor Anneke Lucas

Sold by her mother to a pedophile ring led by powerful politicians and aristocrats in her native Belgium, Anneke’s story is about more than just survival.  She talks about the ways her PTSD affects her life but also about the empathy she learned at a young age that inspires her to teach yoga in prisons, especially fellow survivors of sex-trafficking.

Click here to watch a documentary about Anneke 

Visit the website for her foundation LiberationPrisonYoga.com

Visit her Facebook page

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Melissa Villasenor

The 27 year-old comic/impressionist (America’s Got Talent) opens up people-pleasing, cutting, isolating, creating, bombing, tattoos, the comfort of solitary hobbies and the struggle to practice self-care.

Follow Melissa on Twitter @MelissaVComedy

Visit her website www.melissavillasenor.com

Check out Melissa’s Youtube Channel MelissaV87

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.  For a free trail (no credit card required) and 10% off go to www.squarespace.com and use offer code MENTAL.

For tickets to Paul’s Sept 19th live show with guest Jackie Kashian or a video pass for all the podcasts that weekend at LAPodfest go to www.lapodfest.com and use the offer code “MENTAL” for $5 off.

For tickets to Paul’s show in Brooklyn Sept 27th with guest Lane Moore go to www.thebellhouseny.com

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Elyn Saks on Schizophrenia & Mental Health Law

The USC professor of law, psychiatry and psychology (in addition to a PhD in Psychoanalysis) talks about her history of schizophrenia, her multiple hospitalizations and how she has learned to manage it.  They also talk about mental health and the law.

For tickets to Paul’s Sept 19th live show with guest Jackie Kashian or a video pass for all the podcasts that weekend at LAPodfest go to www.lapodfest.com and use the offer code “MENTAL” for $5 off.

For tickets to Paul’s show in Brooklyn Sept 27th with guest Lane Moore go to www.thebellhouseny.com

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Glenn Rockowitz

The comedian, writer (Rodeo in Joliet and Saturday Night Live) and voice actor opens up about his ongoing battles with cancer, how being told 20 years ago that he had “three months to live” changed his life and how difficult he finds it to ask for help.

Purchase Glenn’s book Rodeo in Joliet.   Follow him on Twitter @Justaride

This episode is sponsored by Iodine’s new app, Start. For a free download go to www.iodine.com/mentalpod.”

For tickets to Paul’s Sept 19th live show with guest Jackie Kashian or a video pass for all the podcasts that weekend at LAPodfest go to www.lapodfest.com and use the offer code “MENTAL” for $5 off.

For tickets to Paul’s show in Brooklyn Sept 27th with guest Lane Moore go to www.thebellhouseny.com

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