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"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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    #529 Shopping Addiction - Julie K

    #529 Shopping Addiction - Julie K

    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

     

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    #528 Masculinity - Ted Bunch

    #528 Masculinity - Ted Bunch

    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.

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    #527 Attracted to the Emotionally Unavailable - Gabby

    #527 Attracted to the Emotionally Unavailable - Gabby

    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.

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    #526 The Epidemic of Denial - Dr David Rosmarin

    #526 The Epidemic of Denial - Dr David Rosmarin

    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

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    #525 Doctors Have Issues Too - Dr Rachel Taylor

    #525 Doctors Have Issues Too - Dr Rachel Taylor

    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://racheltaylormd.com/

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    #524 Duncan Trussell

    #524 Duncan Trussell

    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 

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    Check out his Netflix series The Midnight Gospel

     

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