9 episodes

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.

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    • 4.5 • 228 Ratings

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.

    The Truth About The Pill with Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

    The Truth About The Pill with Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

    Mayim breaks down how the neurochemical basis of women's hormones and the impacts of the menstrual cycle on their bodies and minds. Mayim also covers how our understanding of women's health has changed over time, including a brief overview of what Freud got wrong. Activists Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein discuss their most recent project tackling the misperceptions about women's mental health related to increasing rates of overprescription of the birth control pill. And Mayim shares about her experience on the pill and the differential access to reproductive health in under-serviced communities and what we can do about it.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Staying Present & Knowing Yourself with Kunal Nayyar

    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.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Sexual Identity, Broadway, and Call Me Kat with Cheyenne Jackson

    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.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Angry Young Man Finds Sobriety with John Ross Bowie

    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.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Big Bang Creator Bill Prady is Basically Sheldon

    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.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Hurts To Be Awesome: Mind Body Syndrome with Iliza Shlesinger

    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!

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

Shazayne990 ,

If you want to lighten your mood..this is the place

I dont listen to this podcast because I have any mental issues or concerns or addictions...but because the topics they discuss is so fascinating. I like to learn about how our mind works and how ours differ from others. And this is the best place to learn. The guests are equally fascinating like the hosts of the show. Love Mayim ♥️♥️♥️

Ral Bogdan ,

Fun and educational!

Worth your time.

xgracex04x ,

excellent!

i think it’s amazing how you open people’s eyes to the different aspects of the different mental health issues.

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