Mental Illness Happy Hour

"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly www.mentalpod.com mentalpod@gmail.com

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Episode 21: Frank Conniff


Try to guess how Frank (Mystery Science Theater 3000) and Paul manage to delve into: Toots Shor, Nikita Kruschev, crippling depressions, drunk driving, collpsed buildings, social anxiety, spiritual satellites and Ed McMahon's cock!


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 2011-08-12  1h34m
 
 

Episode 20: Gina Grad


Radio & Podcasting personality Gina Grad talks with Paul about her Pink Floyd-like panic attacks, growing up in a loud Jewish family in conservative Kansas, and they both weigh in on the repercussions of having sex when one person is not that into it.


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 2011-08-05  1h12m
 
 

Episode 19: Lawyer Tom


Tom, a Stanford-educated lawyer, gets honest about his need to push the limit, his fears and the night he almost died from his addiction.


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 2011-07-29  1h17m
 
 

Episode 18: Lisa Arch


Paul's former co-host from Dinner and a Movie opens up about her fears, her insecurities and the emotional gifts she got from her late father.


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 2011-07-22  1h8m
 
 

Episode 17: Jesse & Lee Thorn


Broadcaster Jesse Thorn and his father Lee discuss the impact Lee's PTSD has had on them both.  Lee served in Vietnam.  Jesse is the host/producer of The Sound of Young America, Jordan Jessie Go!, Judge John Hodgman, and many other popular...


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 2011-07-15  1h9m
 
 

Episode 16: Danielle Koenig


Paul and Danielle talk about the desire to minimize painful memories, feeling like we're not enough, writing for Joan Rivers, suicide and the lasting feeling of humiliation.   And believe it or not, there's laughter!


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 2011-07-08  1h31m
 
 

Episode 15: Jimmy Dore


Comedian Jimmy Dore talks to Paul about growing up Catholic in a violent and segregated Chicago neighborhood with 11 siblings.   Who knew that attending mass could lead to depression, panic attacks, fistfights, robbery and an empty feeling...


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 2011-07-01  1h2m
 
 

Episode 14: Wendy Liebman


Comedian Wendy Liebman opens up to Paul about anorexia, pedophile teachers, exploitive therapists, the need to entertain and perfectionism.   Oh, and some good old-fashioned fear!   Wendy has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig...


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 2011-06-24  59m
 
 

Episode 13: Mark Roberts


Paul talks with the Mark Roberts, former stand-up, playwright and creator of the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly about growing up in a dysfunctional small-town Baptist environment as an overweight kid and the role art plays in finding a way to cope.


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 2011-06-17  1h12m
 
 

Episode 12: Jen Kirkman


Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately, Drunk History) and Paul have an epic "Fear Off" that leaves both of their souls emptied.   Jen shares about her panic attacks and what it was like to be in New York on 9/11.  Paul shares about the horror of being...


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 2011-06-10  1h20m