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 90: James "Jamie" Franzo

Paul's friend opens up about being kidnapped by a motorcycle gang at 13, his success as a South Beach nightclub owner, the effect it had on his ego, the "animal" he says he became and the cocaine and heroin addiction that brought him to his knees.  


 2012-12-07  1h48m

Episode 95: Maria Bamford

The groundbreaking comedian (Comedy Central Presents:, Comedians of Comedy, Sarah Silverman Program) and voiceover artist (Wordgirl, Adult Swim) talks about her lifelong battles with OCD, Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, BiPolar II, and the recent hospitilization that probably saved her life.  Sounds pretty hilarious huh? See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


 2012-12-02  1h40m

Episode 89: Anya Marina

The Singer/Songwriter opens up about her lifetime battles with body image, weight and food, as well as the complicated and overwhelming experience of being a part of the Twilight franchise (she wrote and performed the song "Satellite Heart" on the...


 2012-11-30  1h56m

Episode 88: Fred Stoller

Standup comedian, writer and actor Fred Stoller opens up about his childhood with a sensitive withdrawn father and a fear-filled overbearing mother who he describes as a "Rainman Savant of bad news stories".    He and Paul talk about the...


 2012-11-23  1h26m

Episode 87: Listener Katie Yeargain Palacio

Listener Katie Yeargain Palacio was literally a red-headed stepchild.  Though her blended family was large (7 kids), her stepfather was not Mr. Brady.  He was, in her words Machiavelli.  Attacked by a stranger at 15, something in her...


 2012-11-16  1h54m

Episode 86: Ted Lyde

Some find actor/comedian/filmmaker Ted Lyde's honesty about being a parent refreshing, some find it off-putting.     Ted talks about the sacrafices and compromise as a father and husband, that lead him to state, "I don't recommend it and I...


 2012-11-09  1h26m

Episode 85: Coping & Trauma with Brenda Feehery

How do each of us cope with trauma?  Brenda's story is remarkable for many reasons.  She is a former Div 1 softball player and mother of two who endured a day most people only experience in their nightmares.   She shares how she got...


 2012-11-02  1h24m

Episode 84: DC Pierson

The author (The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To), comedian (DERRICK Comedy) and actor ("Mystery Team") opens up about the loss of his mother when he was in junior high, overachieving, cynicism, and the terrifying prospect of intimacy.  ...


 2012-10-26  1h55m

Episode 83: Kathryn Hahn

Most people know her from t.v. on Crossing Jordan, Hung, and Girls or in films such as Anchorman, Step Brothers, How Do You Know and A Lot Like Love.  She opens up to Paul about her difficulty in saying what she means and asking for what she wants.


 2012-10-19  1h27m

Episode 82: Dave Holmes

Most people know Dave from MTV's Wanna Be a VJ contest, where he was runner-up,  from FX's DVD on TV,  his video podcast A Drink with Dave or dozens of appearances on various programs, but few know his calm exterior often masks panic and...


 2012-10-12  1h39m