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Join dripdrop Life Expert, Ed Crasnick weekly on the world’s first conversation coaching and comedy podcast about mental fitness, life skills, and all the things that you know and wish you knew as a kid. In each episode creative guests from all fields, along with some familiar faces, will show and tell all kinds of skills we can use to upgrade everyday life. We all have a lot to learn and something to teach, so put your challenges in, take solutions out and shake em’ all about on the dripdro ...
 
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Richard Villa is a comedian and actor whose material is now about his life which has been an emotional rollercoaster. If you grew up selling crack cocaine on the streets of Compton with your dad and family at age 10 or 11, then Richard’s story would be familar. It’s kind of a Latino version of Breaking Bad. But what may be surprising is that his ta…
 
Freeze! Watch and Listen to Rehearsal for Life: Urban Improv members Faith Soloway, Jackson Jirard, and Holly Tarnower. The nonprofit is an interactive program for young people that uses structured improvisational theater workshops to strengthen social and emotional (SEL) skills and help students deal creatively with real-life challenges through di…
 
How great it was to talk with and listen to Andy & Josh! We thought spiraled around cancel culture and a comedian’s job to deal with whatever is going on and find a way in. Andy talks about noticing that when he gets reactive and angry about something he tries to go back and look at himself. Josh mentioned that his contempt for humanity has gone fr…
 
Have you ever talked to your anger? What about practiced reacting? Learn how to talk to your anger and other emotions as another tool in your mental fitness tool kit. Ed talks anger with Renee Jain. She is a certified life coach and holds a MA in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee has been personally mentored and…
 
Listening to Sarah is like taking one giant leap for Mindkind. She blends comedy meditation and mysticism, totally unique. And all that happoens in this episode. Also, we explore silliness, how the mind works and how we can always bring ourselves back to the present. The present is a gift, that’s why they call it a present. Am I alone here, who’s w…
 
Did you know you can harness the power of your imagination to improve your mental fitness? You can! Learn how to use your imagination as another tool in your mental fitness tool kit. Ed talks imagineering with dripdrop Life Expert Jennifer Kolari. Jennifer is a family therapist, parenting coach, and founder of Connected Parenting. The word imaginee…
 
Do you ever feel out of sync? How do you get back in sync? The multi-talented Grant Baciocco shares how lip synching can provide some unexpected insights. Grant is a SAG-AFTRA puppeteer who started his training with The Jim Henson Company in 2006 and has performed over 300 live shows with the company's Puppet Up! Uncensored including tours to Austr…
 
So great meeting Dave! He takes us on an adventure that begins with doing a story for Esquire where he spent a week at a private island owned by a biotech billionaire. And how do you follow that? By talking honestly about being diagnosed and learning to deal with ADHD. And as a kid growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, he’d get messages from teachers ab…
 
I had never met or worked with Gary before this show. By the time the show was over, we were friends. His landmark HBO special The Great Depresh https://tinyurl.com/thegreatdepresh1 spotlights the pitch dark depression he went through, with comedy. He had to risk intense failure by talking openly and honestly about mental illness in front of an aud…
 
The Cathy & Mindy Show! Two of the absolute great talented and interesting people in comedy join Jennifer and I to talk about dealing with rejection, disappointment and self care in this Pre-Oscar Extravaganza. From mental health movies like ordinary people, to Mindy’s ritual of giving herself a cookie after an audition and Cathy quoting the Dalai …
 
https://thisismybrave.org/ is a national organization that brings stories of mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Our guests are Erin Gallagher; the new executive director and Amy Tee; a comedian from Boston who explores bi-polar disorder, alcoholism and recovery in her life and work on stage. TIMB puts on amazing…
 
The Confess Project is a mental health barbershop coalition; an organization that trains barbers to become mental health advocates for black men, boys and their families across the country. Not only is this idea brilliant, it’s working. Our guest is Darnell Rice, Chief People Officer for the project. Darnell talks about how he was struggling with h…
 
Sonia and Robin are partners at https://tranzitionsconsulting.org/ and The Evolve Program. They help Neurodiverse Kids and Young Adults transition from high school to college and into the working world. Their work is amazing and really what becomes clear is that when you look at diversity, neuro or otherwise, you learn about everything; how your br…
 
There’s only one Jackie Kashian. Maybe there are other people with that name, but only one like this; a great comic, funny, thoughtful, an industry. From growing up in Wisconsin with neigbors like Mrs. Grubschmidt and Mr. Clump, to growing up emotionally, we talk about those kinds of things on this episode. Jackie tells stories about finding a real…
 
Jimmy has been uniting comedy and social service for a long time. When you go to his website https://jimmytingle.com/ you see all these shows that are coming up, but they’re not at comedy clubs. They’re benefits for different community organizations that help people. And his array of shows and credits are unique. There just aren’t a lot of comics w…
 
Bill is an old friend and a great writer who I have known since he came to LA. It feels like it was in the Mesozoic era. Then came Mr Show, Futurama, 16 years of The Simpson’s and now Disenchantment. Bill is really funny and interesting to listen to. In listening to him, you realize immediately, he’s very honest and talks about the anger and other …
 
Julie and Brandy talk about the news and they’re really funny, sharp and smart while talking shit about all the shit that’s swirling around us 24/7. They’ve been hosting a great podcast https://starburns.audio/podcasts/dumb-gay-politics/ for years! We talk about the search for mining actual news and telling people to get the fuck off Facebook. Juli…
 
Rebecca is a actress, comedian, writer and producer. With us, she talks about reframing thoughts; the idea of “what do I GET to do” rather than the resentment that comes with “what do I HAVE to do.” We also talk about mindsets, like confidence, scarcity; mindsets that can eitehr be born out of fear or love. We also touch on diversity and that white…
 
I’ve known Mike for many years, since his SF Comedy days. He’s a great comic, speaker and advocate about issues like parenting and raising a child with autism. In this epsiode, we talk about the resilience that comes with being open to learn and respond, rather than react. Mike has earned so much from all his kids and especially from his daughter M…
 
Dani is a writer, a storyteller, a social entrepreneur and the founder of Laughter On Call. https://www.laughteroncall.com/ This company brings professional comics and improvisers to reach and teach people through laughter. In this episode, Dani talks about growing up as a kid who liked to break the tension. When Dani’s mom was suffering from Alzhe…
 
Fielding has a very funny show based on her life and marriage to actor Larry Clarke called Bitter Homes & Gardens https://www.youtube.com/c/BitterHomes. She’s a talented comic, actress and writer who is pretty fearless in talking about stuff that most people don’t share, but all people think and feel. In a time that’s all about positivity and sayin…
 
Brandon is a talented comic, host and film critic. He currently hosts a great movie comedy podcast called Medium Popcorn https://www.mediumpopcorn.com/ and started doing a show called Drunk Black History https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/drunk-black-history/id1535495844 where guests talk about pivotal people and events in Black History that you…
 
Great conversation with Kelly! It’s a unique story as old as the Earth itself. Girl grows up with a legendary comedian dad and a talented mom struggling with addiction; then learns how to transform her life and help others. It’s much more than that of course. We talk about how to see and talk to yourself. And life changing moments for Kelly; like w…
 
Ron James has been all over the map on every level and that is also the title of his new book. In it, he talks about his childhood and the many conversations, and life lessons he’s experienced with people while performing on the road for years as a comic. He seems to be a Stand-Up who’s a stand up guy. In this conversation, what stood out was his h…
 
In this episode, we have a great conversation with comedian and actor Eddie Pepitone. We talk about what goes on in our heads and the conscious choices we make throughout a day. And rest assured, there’s panic, insanity and trauma right under the surface. I sound like Eckhart Tolle’s great grandson, if he had never read any of his books. What I lov…
 
Frank and Kathleen are friends and neighbors in the same NY apartment building. It sounds like a sitcom, but it’s a lot funnier than that. Two brilliant comics and writers, each very unique and original. In this episode they are personal, hilarious and moving. Frank talks about recovery from a quadruple bypass, Kathleen relates stories about a ther…
 
We thought it was time to listen to our listeners and answer your questions for cryin’ out loud! Well, Jennifer answers them, because I’m not licensed East or West of The Mississippi. Questions like: How do I keep myself sane while staying informed about COVID and watching the news? How do I help someone who refuses to get help? My husband and I fi…
 
Even though I hit the wrong button again and sound like I’m doing the show from a barrel, still a really good show with a great guest! One word: Mindpower! And say it with a Southern accent. Jordan Brady is a Father, a Husband and a Filmmaker. He has mindpower (with a Southern accent). He’s done so much good work; started as a comic, 4 Narrative Fi…
 
I’ve known Howie for many years and his love of comedy and talent are huge. He is also very clear and empathetic when it comes to Mental Health. He’s been such a big advocate for many years. In this classic episode, he talks about the fact that every person needs coping skills and that Mental Health should be treated the same as Physical Health. I …
 
Stuart Preston is fascinating. In this episode we find out how a straight-laced guy, who’s father worked for The D.E.A. and had never taken drugs in his life, learned to heal and deal with the grief over his 19 year old son’s suicide, by using psychedlics. Stuart is a comedian, public speaker, podcast host and the author of a book called “The Grief…
 
Alonzo is a regular on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and he has a new daily talk show from 4-7 on KBLA radio https://kbla1580.com/alonzo-bodden-whos-paying-attention/. In this epsiode we talk about mental health in the Black Community, and the stress that shoots through your head when a police car is behind you, no matter who you are or what you’re doing…
 
Fun show with two great friends; Sue Kolinsky and Cathy Ladman. They have done it all and it was such a pleasure to just talk about movies and how they affect our mental health. There is nothing better than laughing with friends after being in your pajamas for a year and a half! Sue mentions a specifically traumatic experience she had with “Dumbo” …
 
Avital is a director, writer, comedian, actress who was brought up as a Hassidic Jew in Miami. At about 7, she learned that her mom wasn’t her biological mother, and that her birth mother committed suicide. Sound like good comedy material? As a comic she refers to it with jokes like this “My biological mom committed suicide when I was a baby, which…
 
In addition to her standup and acting career, Erica is standing up for herself in a new way. Let’s see how many ways I can use the word “Standup.” Being a standup person for yourself when it comes to dating and relationships, not the easiest thing to do. In this episode, we talk to Erica about dating, choosing not to, working on yourself, a therapi…
 
Heather is known for her dancing; on Glee, Dancing with The Stars, being a backup dancer with Beyonce; she’s been dancing since she was one. Now she’s one of the producers on a scripted Podcast; a dark comedy called “The Bystanders.” Amazing cast with Jane Lynch and Kristen Chenowith, Michael Hitchcock and Oscar Nunez! Find it here: https://bleav.c…
 
Brett Newski is a musician and Alt. Rocker from Milwaukee who writes songs about Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health and other joys. He’s also an Illustrator with a new book called “It’s Hard to be A Person.” He’s been touring all over the world for years, has many albums, songs, media, tour dates and merch; which you should check out here: https://…
 
Paul Gilmartin (actor, comic, host)) as Republican Congressman Richard Martin. So, this week, we're having a conversation with a Colbert-like Character. NOT a real person. Doing it for comedy. We're talking to a buttoned up guy with a lot of screws loose. I thought it would be fun to talk with a CHARACTER like this about Mental Health and the socia…
 
I’ve known Brian since he started as a standup in San Francisco. I SEE YOU is a documentary he made about connecting with elders suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia through Art Therapy! www.Brian-Leonard.com. Brian lost his father in-law, who was an artist; to Alzheimer’s. His daughter volunteered at a senior center where Art Therapist Erin Par…
 
One of my favorite performers and people; Johnny is a multi-talented comic, writer, host and actor. There is no one better at combining, biting social commentary with sharply playful comedy. In recent years, and in addition to the pandemic, he has had many major life challenges and traumas; from losing his dog, to a fire, to his home and marriage t…
 
Alan is a true comedy legend. But beyond how prolific, how creative and how funny he is; there is the soul and wisdom of a world-class collaborator. Besides being the winner of 5 Emmys, author of 11 books, shows and movies; he’s collaborated and been partners with Billy Crystal, Larry David, Garry Shandling, Gilda Radner, … Continue reading Alan Zw…
 
I’ve known Mike for many years and have vivid memories of him at The Improv in Pacific Beach surrounded by some of the best comics ever. It’s so great to catch up with him now, and in this show, he talks about the many roads he’s taken, literally, driving to deal with anxiety and panic, … Continue reading Mike Carano – Road Worrier → See Privacy Po…
 
Pete is a lot of things; a dad, a husband, a comic-writer-actor-host, he is also not his identity. If you listen to this show, or any of his show, you will hear what that means. So how he deals with depression, or uncomfortable thoughts and feelings; he says “Yes, Thank You.” Listen and find out … Continue reading Pete Holmes – Yes Thank You → See …
 
Melissa’s imagination, creative and poetic spirit saved her life. As a kid and up until the past four years, even though she has built one of the most successful toy companies in the world, raised 6 great kids and married to a wonderful partner in Doug; she was existenially depressed with a lot of anxiety … Continue reading Melissa Bernstein – Toy …
 
So Barry Katz has managed, produced and been in the comedy world for a long time. I could list his accomplishments, his podcast Industry Standard or a million other things he;s done. But what is so interesting, is his sense of calm. This is what has seen him through his career through many personal tragedies, … Continue reading Barry Katz – The Kin…
 
I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted. And that will be reflected in these delicious show notes. There’s only one Judy Gold. Emmy Award winning writer, Author of her latest book “Yes I Can Say That-when they come for comedians, we are all in trouble”, host of the KILL ME NOW podcast, now writing … Continue reading Judy Gold – For Cryin’ Out Lou…
 
Jimmy Pardo is never not funny (which is his podcast-and one of the most popular and longest running in the world). It’s a lot of fun talking with him and in this epsiode, Jimmy talks about anticipatory anxiety in going to parties, and I talk about the anxiety I feel of re-entering the world as … Continue reading Jimmy Pardo – Anticipatory Anxiety …
 
On this episode we explore everybody’s favorite topic REJECTION! It’s BYOE-Bring Your Own Emotions. Our guest is the great Mike Rowe. Mike has been a comic and a writer for a long time on shows like Futurama and Family Guy. He has a new book called “It’s A Funny Thing: How The Professional Comedy Business … Continue reading Mike Rowe – A Funny Thin…
 
Steve is a veteran Comic, Writer, Playwright, Actor, Host and Author. Hos latest book “Point of Pines” is a serious journey into a very dark childhood with a mother who was a textbook narcissist and probably borderline personaity. In this epsiode; Steve talks about the experience of growing up with the abuse of being forced … Continue reading Steve…
 
I loved talking to Steve. A real pleasure getting to know someone I’ve been a fan of for so many years or radio. So good when you get to know people behind their work. In this episode, we explore what it’s like to be bipolar, to be fully yourself on and off Mic. Steve has … Continue reading Steve Mason – Radiohead → See Privacy Policy at https://ar…
 
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