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

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Episode 47: Ru

Paul's friend Ru stops by to talk about the deep-rooted fear she has of men abandoning her.   From her absentee Air Force dad to her broken poet boyfriend living in a storage shelter, she reveals the painful choices she has made to try to get men...


 2012-02-10  1h21m

Episode 46: Mark T

The actor/singer/comedian is best known for performing musical comedy with Stephen Lynch, most notably selling out Carnegie Hall in 2009.   What most people don't know is that Mark was diagnosed at age eleven with scleroderma, a crippling, often...


 2012-02-03  1h44m

Episode 45: Ronnie Schiller

She was named Ronnie at birth by her bipolar mother who cared so little, she chose the name of the baby's father.   It goes downhill from there.   Though her story is incredibly dark, it's ultimately one of incredible resilience, humor and...


 2012-01-28  1h51m

Episode 44: Mike Schmidt

The writer, stand-up and pocaster (The 40 Year-Old Boy Podcast) and Paul get into the ins and outs of rage and its tempting oblivion, Mike's weight battles (he tipped the scales at 505 lbs at one point), his Dad issues (Mom described him as a Monster)...


 2012-01-20  1h39m

Episode 43: Meghan Daum

The L.A. Times columnist talks with Paul about growing up and later rebelling in a household where music and academia were everything.  She talks about the pressure of starting a writing career in Manhattan and living a real-life Devil Wears...


 2012-01-13  1h56m

Episode 42: Rob Delaney

Twitter superstar/comedian/actor/singer Rob Delaney opens up to Paul about his hilariously horrifying alcoholic bottom, his crushing bouts of depression and how he has adapted to live with might have killed most people.   How can you resist a...


 2012-01-06  59m

Episode 41: Erin

Which came first the hypochondria or the condition?  The improvisor/actor talks to Paul about the pain of losing her father and the plethora of physical pains she experiences that may or may not be self-induced.   They also compare stories...


 2011-12-30  1h38m

Episode 40: Martin Willis

Martin's southern Maine family has been dealing in antiques for decades.  Not to mention pent-up rage and mental illness.   The podcaster/painter/antique-appraiser who lent Paul a helping hand when he was getting this podcast off the ground...


 2011-12-23  1h10m

Episode 39: Alison Rosen

Writer, performer, t.v. host and sidekick on the Adam Carolla podcast, Alison has a life filled with successes.   So why can't she feel it?  Why can't she relax and enjoy her life?   Mammoth lies tiptoed around in childhood?...


 2011-12-16  1h21m

Episode 38: Mike Eagle

Not many rappers list They Might Be Giants as their primary musical influence.  But Mike isn't like most rappers.   Thoughtful, wry and uncompromising, he opens up about the struggle to fit in at a school for gifted children, the uncertainty...


 2011-12-09  1h43m