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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h49m. Bisher sind 576 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 43 days 7 hours 55 minutes


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...


 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.


 2011-09-09  1h18m

Episode 24: Greg Cheever Part 1/2

Former fugitive, ex-con drug dealer, heroin addict 60's hippie, divorced four times, what's not to love?   He's a close friend of Paul's and has so many stories, we had to do our first two-parter.   


 2011-09-02  1h20m

Episode 23: Beth Littleford

The former Daily Show correspondent, tv and movie actress, wife and mom talks about postpartum depression, a childhood tragedy, and not liking her boobs being touched, possibly because of a relative.    Paul muses on his recent wet dreams....


 2011-08-26  1h31m

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