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 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
 
 

Episode 11: Greg Behrendt


Greg talks about his roller coaster ride to fame and then losing it all.  He and Paul have the first "Fear Off" where they swap fears until one of them comes up blank.  Of course they talk about their penises.  And girls.  And...


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 2011-06-03  1h16m
 
 

Episode 10: Chris Fairbanks


Stand-up Comedian, Skateboarder and co-host of Fuel T.V.'s The Daily Habit, Chris Fairbanks talks with Paul about his mother's battle with alcoholism, Alzheimer's and Dementia and its effect on him growing up and today.


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 2011-05-27  59m
 
 

Episode 9: Annabelle Gurwitch


They talk about Annabelle's chaotic upbringing and their seven years together as co-hosts on TBS' Dinner and a Movie.  They talk about how much they hated each other and how their depression and anxiety fueled it.


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 2011-05-20  1h8m
 
 

Episode 8: Graham Elwood


Paul talks with fellow comedian, long-time friend and alpha male Graham Elwood about depressing fall days from their childhoods in the midwest!  They open up about divorce, unhappy moms, being too competitive and finding a way to be at peace.


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 2011-05-13  56m