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Contrary to the (thankfully) diminishing belief that science fiction is a predominantly male genre, women have been at the forefront of sci-fi and speculative fiction since before it became a popularized literary category. Sisters of Sci-Fi is a bi-monthly podcast that examines the immense amount of science fiction written by women since the 1600s. In order to cover as many writers as possible, over this enormous expanse of time, rich with options, the show is formatted like a sort of book c ...
 
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Filmmaker and writer Ethan Warren (West of Her, Bright Wall/Dark Room) shares his intense experience with having a psychotic episode and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For more about Ethan go to his website http://ethanrawarren.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www…
 
Dr. Janja Lalich, former cult member turned cult researcher and expert, joins Paul to discuss the characteristics of cult leaders, psychopathy, narcissism, the Nxivm cult in particular, and how cult behavior mirrors that of abusive relationships. For more about Dr Lalich go to www.cultresearch.org Image courtesy of Starz’s documentary series Seduce…
 
Best-selling author Matt Haig (@MattHaig1) discusses how he works through his depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Matt has written several books including Reasons to Stay Alive and his newest book The Midnight Library. Follow Matt @MattHaig1 Check out his website at www.MattHaig.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is spons…
 
Comedians Andrea Allan and Emily Lubin (@HotMessComedyHour) sit down with Paul and talk about everything from dealing with divorce and tough breakups to being turned on by your trauma (it’s totally normal!). Be sure to check out their podcast The Hot Mess Comedy Hour. Check out their podcast at www.HotMessComedyHour.com and follow them on social me…
 
Join us fo this information packed chat with the maestro of metal, Reid Schwartz. We learn about his journey from art school to cabinet shop and his passion for metal working that was sparked early on, the video of a Russian ladle carver that blew his mind, his experience learning to make birch bark canoes, and the slew of friends, figures, and men…
 
Writer Chanel Miller @Chanel_Miller joins Paul to discuss her memoir Know My Name. Chanel opens up about the sexual assault at Stanford that gained national attention. She shares how the experience transformed her and how community support helped her through it. Follow Chanel on Instagram @Chanel_Miller Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsor…
 
Paul’s guest this week, Julie K, opens up about her shopping addiction and unhealthy ways that she’s coped with her parents’ emotional neglect. She also shares how hilarious, healthy fantasy and friendships have offered catharsis and helped her grow. Follow Julie on Twitter @JuliePrunes and @TheBagPainter or on FB at www.Facebook.com/JuliePrunesArt…
 
Healthy masculinity advocate Ted Bunch sits down with Paul to discuss manhood, misogyny, racism, & raising LGBTQ kids. Ted is the creator of the program A Call to Men and the co-author of The Book of Dares: 100 ways for boys to be kind, bold, and brave. More about Ted www.acalltomen.org www.acalltomen.org/book-of-dares Support Our Sponsors! This ep…
 
Join us for a lovely chat with the Godfather of Green Woodworking in the UK, none other than Mike Abbott. We hear about Mike's journey to the craft starting in the early 1980's and the long winding road that led him to establishing Living Woods Training in 1985. He shares countless stories of all the folks he has met along the way, inspiring, guidi…
 
Paul's long-time friend shares her story of emigrating to the U.S. from Afghanistan and overcoming the abuse from her childhood. She digs into her issues with love addiction and shares the things that have helped her be able to find emotional intimacy and to trust men again. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online couns…
 
Dr. David Rosmarin, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard joins Paul to discuss the epidemic of people denying reality and how sometimes denial can be useful for us mentally. For more about Dr. Rosmarin go to https://www.mcleanhospital.org/profile/david-h-rosmarin Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counselin…
 
Primary Care Physician and author Dr. Rachel Taylor reflects on experiencing sexual abuse, being misdiagnosed, being an overachiever, marrying very young, and growing up in the Mormon church. She is the author of Medication Detox: How to Live Your Best Health. More about Dr Taylor Book: Medication Detox:How to Live Your Best Health website: https:/…
 
Comedian and actor Duncan Trussell @DuncanTrussell shares his experiences with managing his depression and unpacks his spirituality-- including the significant power that Buddhist philosophy has had in his life. More About Our Guest www.DuncanTrussell.com www.twitter.com/duncantrussell www.instagram.com/duncantrussell Check out his Netflix series T…
 
Join us for this in-depth conversation with bowl turner, spoon carver, and all-around crafty fellow, Owen Thomas. He shares his journey from commercial woodworker to sloyd craftsman over the past decade—we learn about the initial exposure that sparked his interest, his time learning from Mike Abbott, apprenticing with Barn the Spoon, and creating a…
 
Dr. Lesley Tate Gould talks about Somatic Experiencing as a type of trauma therapy. She shares her insights into this therapy model and the talks about the transformations that can come from learning how to pay attention to what your body is telling you. For more info about her: lidowellnesscenter.com Admissions Line: 949-633-2821 Support Our Spons…
 
Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, and living with myoclonus-dystonia. Be sure to check out her new podcast Catie & Erik's Infinite Quest: An ADHD Adventure. More About Our Guest Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, an…
 
Musician and comedian Tim Minchin, @TimMinchin, talks with Paul about his new, debut studio album "Apart Together". They also dive into the journey that brought Tim to where he is today and discuss what it's like to live in the melancholy. More About Our Guest Follow Tim @TimMinchin Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp onli…
 
The former East L.A. gang member has been dodging bullets for years – sometimes literally sometimes figuratively. Though he walked away from his criminal ways years ago, he opens up about the mindset that made that life seem like a good choice, the high that comes from being shot at, dealing with tragedy, finding God and what it felt like to be a C…
 
Enjoy this chat with the inimitable Yoav Elkayam. He shares the story of his journey into green woodworking and pole lathe turning and all of the places, experiences, and people that helped him along the way. We get into some of the nitty gritty of making a living as a craftsperson in the modern age, the challenges and benefits of social media, his…
 
From 2012. The standup comedian opens up about hitting bottom with anorexia as a teen, only to discover ten years later, her food issues haven’t disappeared. She and Paul talk about self-medicating and caring too much about what other people think. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week g…
 
We are excited to share this conversation with the godfather of sloyd, Jögge Sundqvist. We learn about his upbringing with his father, the rightfully celebrated Willie Sundqvist, his journey from rockstar to sloyd master, how his alter ego Surolle came to life, the ethnology of the term sloyd and it’s ancient colloquial roots, what his life is like…
 
Comedian and actress Gabby Lamb sits down with Paul to talk about intimacy issues, shame, and facing your demons. She also opens up about her struggles with anxiety and how life recently led her down the path of sobriety. More About Our Guest Follow Gabby on Twitter @GabbyALamby Follow her on IG @GabbyLamby Check out her YouTube videos https://www.…
 
Sex therapist and Paul’s longtime friend, Jess Levith, helps unpack the sexual shame that we can sometimes feel and offers tips on how to be present and feel "in your body". More about Jess Levith LMFT web site jessicalevith.com Twitter @jesslevithmft Medium (the writing blog) https://medium.com/@jesslevithmft Support Our Sponsors! This episode is …
 
Paul's support group friend shares about his history of struggling to find healthy partners especially his most recent which involved out of control behavior and gaslighting on her part. The link mentioned to the Jordan Harbinger Show can be found here Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free we…
 
Dwayne @funnyDP was born to a fifteen year-old mother in the projects of Brooklyn and he was a fighter. Strong-willed, rebellious and intelligent, he eventually harnessed his temper so it could work in his favor. He sheds light on his statement “I lived my life to prove I wasn’t a mistake.” This episode originally aired in 2012. Dwayne’s standup ha…
 
Author and actress Mara Wilson @MaraWilson talks about her recent struggles with chronic illness as well as managing her OCD and anxiety. She also answers audience questions and chats with Paul about projects she has in the works. Follow Mara on Twitter and IG @MaraWilson Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseli…
 
Comedian, writer, actress, & podcaster (Let's Process This) Melinda Hill @RealMelindaHill talks about growing up with a parent with untreated bipolar, always being the new kid at school (she moved 21 times) working through unhealthy coping mechanisms, and coming out the other side of it all by getting help. Be sure to visit melindahill.com to see h…
 
Comedian and podcaster (Mindful Metal Jacket) Joe List @JoeListComedy talks about how he manages anxiety and panic attacks and what ultimately led him to asking for help and finding sobriety. Be sure to check out Joe's new YouTube Comedy Special "I Hate Myself". More About Our Guest Go to www.JoeListComedian.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode i…
 
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