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 37: Lia McCord

What happens when a naiive Texas cheerleader from an abusive home tries to pay for college by smuggling heroin in Bangladesh?  Probably not what you think.  Though her story has been seen on National Geographic's Locked Up Abroad, it only...


 2011-12-02  1h18m

Episode 36: Doug Benson

The standup comedian, co-creator of The Marijuanalogues and host of The Benson Interuption and Doug Loves Movies stops by to talk about his history with Paul, pot, parents and girlfriends.  And of course the special role that movies play in his...


 2011-11-25  1h29m

Episode 35: Karma (last name withheld)

How do you cope when you are convinced your life is constantly in danger as a child?  First, you band together with your siblings and form an army, then you learn about the sweet oblivion of addiciton.  Paul's friend Karma witholds her last...


 2011-11-18  1h3m

Episode 34: Paul F. Tompkins

The talented stand-up comedian, podcaster (Pod F. Tompkast) and writer/actor (HBO's Mr. Show) talks about the role therapy played in helping him turn his pain and rejection into being a happier person and a better artist.  He opens up about the...


 2011-11-11  1h25m

Episode 33: Mike Phirman

His mom has been married 8 times, his father 4.   How's that for a good place to start?  In addition to performing with Chris Hardwick as the comedy/music duo Hard n' Phirm, Mike also performs solo.    In addition to being really...


 2011-11-04  1h11m

Episode 32: Alycia Schlesinger

Even though Alycia has a Masters in Spiritual Psychology, her raw experience in a chaotic home has been the "gift" that has really allowed her to understand the dynamics of her own self-hatred, fear, and low self-esteem. She shares how facing that...


 2011-10-28  1h30m

Episode 31: Nathan Rabin

The author, cinephile and head writer of The Onion's A.V. Club talks with Paul about his deeply painful childhood and a seemingly endless series of rejection.  Foster homes, mental institutions, kidnapping by a mother who ultimately had no...


 2011-10-21  1h42m

Episode 30: Kulap Vilaysack

You've seen her on The Office and I Love You Man, and you've heard her as the co-host of the podcast Who Charted?  Kulap talks about her chaotic upbringing by immigrant Laotian parents and the battle today to overcome the memories that haunt her....


 2011-10-14  1h35m

Episode 29: Eddie Pepitone

People may know Eddie from the Sarah Silverman Program, Old School, Conan and Last Comic Standing.  Paul knows Eddie as a friend and fellow performer able to talk about the darkness he grew up with and the crippling angst that still bothers him.


 2011-10-07  1h22m

Episode 28: Teresa Strasser

Adam Carolla's former sidekick comes guns blazing to the fear-off.  Holy shit she brings it.  This one gets dark.  From her being vanquished by a stepmother at age 3 to seriously considering suicide earlier in the year. Touching and funny.


 2011-09-30  1h34m