Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown is a quirky, informative, and interactive podcast breaking down the myths and misunderstandings about mental health and emotional well-being. Neuroscientist Mayim Bialik combines her academic background with vast personal experience to provide listeners with valuable practical advice focusing on removing the stigma surrounding mental health and encouraging an understanding of the mind-body connection. Nothing is off limits as Mayim breaks it down with an amazing collection of guests.
Staying Present & Knowing Yourself with Kunal Nayyar
Mayim's reunion with Big Bang Theory co-star explores Kunal's childhood and path to becoming an actor - including getting punched in the face by Mark Harmon on NCIS. While Kunal is known for his acting, his instagram account Buddha in Jeans shares deep spiritual wisdom which Kunal brings with him to this episode. He discusses the importance of seeing past perception and shares how his experiences of anxiety and debilitating panic attacks led him to hypnotherapy and a modern day path of self-discovery.
Sexual Identity, Broadway, and Call Me Kat with Cheyenne Jackson
Cheyenne Jackson's journey began as a closeted musical-loving kid in a tiny town in Idaho. He has gone on to star in 7 broadway shows and a myriad of film and TV projects. He's currently co-starring as Mayim's love interest in their new Fox show Call Me Kat. In this episode, Cheyenne opens up and shares touching stories on how sobriety helped him define his path as he navigated depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Angry Young Man Finds Sobriety with John Ross Bowie
Mayim Breaks down the chemical and environmental aspects of addiction and The Big Bang Theory actor John Ross Bowie shares his story of being an angry young man who turned to alcohol to numb his pain. This touching exploration of John's journey allows him to share aspects of his sobriety and his struggles as a father and actor which he had not previously explored.
Big Bang Creator Bill Prady is Basically Sheldon
Bill Prady, co-creator of "The Big Bang Theory," discusses how he came up with the idea to make a show about socially challenged scientists. What many may not know is that Prady himself is on the autism spectrum. Mayim explains "neuro-a typical' and sensory overload, Bill opens up about his quirks and challenges and shares intimately about his journey from awkward child and teen to well-adjusted, if eccentric, adult.
Hurts To Be Awesome: Mind Body Syndrome with Iliza Shlesinger
Mayim breaks down how our overall stress can have real physical impacts and Iliza Shlesinger discusses being a female stand up comedian among men in her profession, how we as a society struggle to communicate, and how her hectic work life caught up with her in the form of debilitating nerve pain. This plus lots of jokes on Ep 3 of the show!
Gay, Sober and Fabulous with Leslie Jordan
Mayim explores the neurobiology and neuroanatomical differences between gay and straight men while the beloved comedian Leslie Jordan shares his personal struggles with crystal meth and alcoholism. He discusses growing up gay in the south at a time when no one talked about gay rights and he reflects on starting his first serious relationship in his 50s and how sobriety has allowed him access to aspects of his mental health and love life he had never experienced.
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Amazing - keep it coming!
Absolutely loving this podcast! Especially during times of social distancing- guests on the show are clearly heard, I do not need to adjust my volume constantly.
Relatable and informative.
Highly recommend this podcast for everyone! Very informative and you don’t need a degree in psychology to find it interesting. Also just plain entertaining. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Smart and entertaining!
Love that I learn things about how I can be healthier person from a neuroscientist in a non judgemental and honest way. Plus it’s funny and almost like a chat with a friend.