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John Kim is The Angry Therapist, delivering self-help and therapy in a shot glass - street level 3 x week roughly ten minutes an episode. With one longer interview or conversation on Mondays.

The Angry Therapist Podcast The Angry Therapist

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 41 Ratings

John Kim is The Angry Therapist, delivering self-help and therapy in a shot glass - street level 3 x week roughly ten minutes an episode. With one longer interview or conversation on Mondays.

    6 Ways To Love Deeper

    6 Ways To Love Deeper

    In this episode, John explores the different dimensions of intimacy, including emotional, spiritual, mental, passionate, physical, and energy intimacy. He emphasizes the importance of creating a safe space for emotional vulnerability, engaging in meaningful conversations, and practicing empathy and compassion. He also highlights the significance of continuous self-examination and personal growth in building deep, true intimacy, and provides practical suggestions for cultivating a deeper level of love and intimacy in relationships.

    • 30 min
    Liberated Love with Mark Groves

    Liberated Love with Mark Groves

    In this episode, John brings on Mark Groves to discuss his book 'Liberated Love' and the journey of relationships. Mark shares his personal experience of going through Relationship 1.0 and 2.0 with his partner. They discuss codependency, the importance of self-erasure in relationships, the role of the nervous system in relationships, and the signs of losing oneself in a relationship. They also touch on the considerations in deciding whether to stay or go in a relationship, the hierarchy of ideal relationship structures, the importance of being well-resourced in relationships, the significance of freedom in relationships, and much more.
    Mark Groves is a Human Connection Specialist, founder of Create the Love, host of the Mark Groves Podcast and co-author of Liberated Love. Mark's work bridges the academic and the human, inviting people to explore the good, the bad, the downright ugly, and the beautiful sides of connection.
    Preorder Liberated Love here!
    Mark's Website: createthelove.com + markgroves.com
    Mark's Podcast: markgrovespodcast.com
    Mark's Instagram: @createthelove

    • 49 min
    Unhealthy Behaviors We Mistake For Love

    Unhealthy Behaviors We Mistake For Love

    In this episode, John gives us a list of unhealthy behaviors we mistake for love in dating and our relationships. He talks about why we're attracted to unhealthy behavior, and does a deep dive on how we might exhibit some of these behaviors in current or past relationships without realizing it.

    • 18 min
    If You've Been Cheated On, Ask Yourself This

    If You've Been Cheated On, Ask Yourself This

    In this episode, John talks about the challenges people face when they stay in a relationship after infidelity. He encourages people who are in this situation to ask themselves a very important question: why are you staying in this relationship? Especially when there hasn't been any growth, or change on the other person's end.

    • 13 min
    Math, Kindness, and the Red Helicopter Story with James Rhee

    Math, Kindness, and the Red Helicopter Story with James Rhee

    In this episode, John talks to James Rhee about his journey as a Korean American and experiences in leadership. He shares the story of the red helicopter and how it impacted his perspective on kindness. James explains his philosophy of kindness in math, how he designs systems that reward true agency, the importance of joy and finding contentment in everyday moments, the significance of championing Asian-Americans in media, and the positive changes happening in representation. 
    James Rhee is a high school teacher turned private equity investor and CEO. James’ leadership story first grabbed global attention during his unlikely seven-year tenure as Chairman and first-time CEO at fashion retailer Ashley Stewart. After his radical approach fueled a transcendent comeback story for the company, James concretized his leadership philosophy—kindness plus a little math—in the form of red helicopter, his media-education platform. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is now a Senior Lecturer at Duke Law School and MIT Sloan School of Management and the Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship at Howard University—the first joint appointment of its kind in history. His TED Talk and Dare to Lead interview with Brené Brown have captured the imagination of millions. He is the author of red helicopter (HarperOne; April 9, 2024).

    • 50 min
    In Bloom Panel: Answering Your Love & Relationship Questions

    In Bloom Panel: Answering Your Love & Relationship Questions

    In this exciting episode, John hosts a panel with the speakers for the upcoming In Bloom: A Love and Relationships Summit. They talk about everything love and relationships including artificial intimacy, sex as a cultural and relational issue, emotional availability, and the practice of interdependence. The conversation also touches on communication in relationships, the challenges of navigating different attachment styles, the importance of understanding and empathy in relationships, rather than labeling and blaming, and much more.

    In Bloom: A Love and Relationships Summit
    April 12-14, 2024
    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver BC (virtual attendance is also available)
    Featuring Dr. Gabor Maté, Rae Maté, Logan Ury, Dené Logan, Shaun Galanos, Dr. Jess O'Reilly, Dr. Jody Carrington, John Kim, Vanessa Bennett, Todd Baratz, and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.

    Take your relational skills to the next level.
    Real Love Ready is putting you in the room with your favourite relationship experts—and the most trusted names in love—for a weekend of learning, growth, and community.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Rasytiaaa ,


I discovered this guy when I was going through a really tough time in my life (a really lucky find), but only now, after just over a year I feel like I can give a honest review to JK’s podcast..
I have been in a 10 year relationship and we were deep in the middle of planning our wedding when he decided to end it.. To put it lightly, i was absolutely devastated, crushed even.. We owned a house together and it all was a bit messy.. I seriously didn’t know what to do and the pain was like nothing I have ever felt..I was a total mess for about 6 months and then slowly it all started to fall into place..but not without help of many people including JKs podcast and my own hard efforts of course.. nothing changes if you do nothing..you just need to want it enough..
I discovered John Kim about 6 weeks into the breakup and at 1st some of the stuff he said in his podcasts just made me angry..like ‘relationship expire’ or ‘I don’t believe in the one that got away’ or even when he said you need to be totally open and transparent to love etc (i knew better then you see, with the heartache it gives you and all). However, JK intrigued me and I continued following him..I tried to keep an open mind and give some things my 2nd thought.. and guess what, it totally worked..so THANK YOU JK your podcast and your book (look forward to your next one) brought me back from the dead..
John’s realistic, easy to listen and not rehearsed manner is really what made me engage and really give my best shot to try and heal myself.. He felt real..and now I feel like I have grown as a person a lot, my views changed on so many things and guess what(?)..the things that made me angry now make complete sense to me..its so rational and clear as a day.. I feel like JK gave me my sight, my freedom in a way..his ideas pushed me to grow and find out who I am in the present and who I want to become.. I say give it a shot guys, this might be exactly what you need..

alexaandr ,

Waste of time

A work colleague recommended this episode and I thought I’d give it a listen but it was such a massive waste of time. The bottom line is don’t be a ‘loser’, ‘get a life’ (the second thing is actually said in this episode) and don’t base your whole life around one person, which is something you can find in emo teenage girls’ quotes on Instagram, you don’t need a relationship coach for that. To conclude, nothing new and definitely not exciting. Surprised some people make lots of money off this.

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