Podcast Episodes

Ryan Sickler

The Baltimore native, standup comedian (Comedy Central, Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson) and podcaster (The Crabfeast) shares about the hatred he endured from his mother and the love from his father and other relatives that saved him.  This weeks sponsors are Naturebox and DailyBurn.   To get 50% off your first box, go to Naturebox.com and use offer code “happyhour”.    To get your first 30 days free go to DailyBurn.com/happyhour.

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Cathy Ladman

The writer (Roseanne) and standup (Tonight ShowLate Late Show w/Craig Ferguson) opens up about the controlling environment she was raised in, her professional anxieties especially about her age (58) and her decades long battle with anorexia.  Our sponsors this week are Daily Burn and SquareSpace.   Go to DailyBurn.com/happyhour  and get the first 30 days free.   Go to SquareSpace.com and use offer code “mental” for a free trial and 10% off.

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Matthew Walden

Although the writer/producer grew up in Hawaii, his childhood was far from paradise; enduring a cornucopia of PTSD, leaving him wondering what is real and what isn’t.  He also shares his obsession with cults and and the time he joined one to write about it and almost lost his mind.   Our sponsors this week are Daily Burn and SquareSpace.   Go to DailyBurn.com/happyhour  and get the first 30 days free.   Go to SquareSpace.com and use offer code “mental” for a free trial and 10% off.

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Listener Amelia

Amelia discusses her “nuclear” PMS (called PMDD for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder), her first pregnancy and the pressures she felt for everything to be perfect and the crushing Postpartum Depression that followed.  She also talks about the childhood traumas that might be linked to it.

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Chemda (Voted #8 ep of 2013)

The podcaster (Keith and the Girl) was born in Israel but raised in NY by a mother of Iraqi heritage and an Iranian father, both of whom had traditional expectations for their daughter, none of which included her being engaged to a female-bodied man.  She also talks about her addictive personality, her not-too subtle attempts at socializing in her younger years and learning to feel empowered by her sexuality in an authentic way.  Keith and the Girl – one of the longest-running comedy podcasts – launched in March of 2005.

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Dr. David Lisak

Born in Montreal to a WWII widow, the clinical and forensic psychologist talks about the sexual abuse he experienced as a boy, the stigma and confusion adult male survivors grapple with and ultimately how he healed.  Episode is sponsored by www1in6.org which he co-founded.

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Erica Rhodes

The actress (Prairie Home Companion, Big Sky) was raised by artistic and intelligent but emotionally reserved parents (her father has MS, her mother is a concert violinist); Erica was emotionally volatile as a child.  Recently diagnosed with Bipolar II, she discusses the suicide attempts, paralyzing depression, mania and people pleasing as well as learning to manage her illness.

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Scott Thompson Live in Toronto

The comedian/actor/writer (Kids in the Hall, Larry Sanders, Hannibal) opens up about his childhood in Brampton Ontario, coming to terms with his sexuality, especially the bullying that eroded his self-esteem and the lack of support from many in the gay community when he came out in the early nineties.   He also shares about a traumatic and violent even at his middle school that he considers seminal and his past battle with cancer.  This episode was recorded at the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival.

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