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 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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 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...


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 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....


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 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.


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 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.


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 2011-09-30  1h34m
 
 

Episode 27: Hank Adams


Prostitution, alcoholism, fetishes, swinging, abandonment and being stabbed by a bayonet.  Handyman Hank Adams has experienced them all. Paul's friend has to literally pause to count how many stepdads he has had.


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 2011-09-23  1h20m
 
 

Episode 26: Paula Newman


Part-time actor, friend and meditation teacher talks with Paul about her life being profoundly affected by her painful English upbringing, Hitler and Back to the Future.   They also discuss the importance of Vedic meditation and the Body Ecology...


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 2011-09-16  1h21m
 
 

Episode 25: Greg Cheever Part 2/2


Greg's story continues with more heroin-fueled mishaps that affect strangers, Robert Redford, Mary Poppins and others.   His life on the edge takes him to the brink of death.


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 2011-09-09  1h18m