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 22: Stephen Mancuso

Make-up artist, former Broadway dancer, as well as Paul's friend and co-worker, Stephen talks about surviving an abusive upbringing, the pain of being gay in a homophobic household, the impact of AIDS on NYC in the 80's, and finding his voice.


 2011-08-19  1h13m

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!


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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...


 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!


 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...


 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...


 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.


 2011-06-17  1h12m