ABOUT THE SHOW: Dr. Lisa has been practicing unlicensed therapy since 2001. She’s worked with over 1,000 clients including artists, comedians, musicians, politicians, writers, actual shrinks, celebrities and complete strangers.In 2001, she added Self-Proclaimed Psychotherapist to her busy schedule as an art director and conceptual artist. As an art project, she conceived and produced a live show where she invited audience volunteers to have a quickie therapy session on a couch on stage with her, making fun of the fact that she had no experience, and showing off her forged diploma.Within a year she had a regular show, Psychotherapy LIVE! and a ton of press to go with it from places like, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Village Voice and pretty much any NYC paper with a theater section. She started her radio show, Dr. Lisa Gives A Shit in 2015, and before the pandemic, continued to perform therapy live in front of audiences.With her lightning quick read of people and her forthright insights, she can get to the essence of what people are trying to communicate quickly, and her sense of humor keeps everyone out of trouble.Due to her genuine curiosity, thoughtful questioning and quick wit, Dr. Lisa’s guests/patients reveal themselves whether they are planning to or not. It takes either a willingness to divulge or a bit of courage to be on Dr. Lisa’s couch. In Dr. Lisa’s world, everyone can sit for a therapy session and anything can seem like a therapy session. https://listentodrlisa.com/
DLG1737_Mossy Ross wrote an incredible album to process a tragedy.
Mossy Ross, singer and songwriter of Nuclear Family Fantasy, tells Dr. Lisa the circumstances behind her debut album — a boyfriend that went missing in 2016 and still not found. Mossy's work is a testament to the healing power of art. My first impression of Mossy is a bit of a wild child musician, but by the end of our session, I see a smart, strategic, focused creative person. Her talent is formidable and she share some of her songs on the air. https://nuclearfamilyfantasy.b andcamp.com/track/everybody-lo ves-you-when-theyre-drunk https://nuclearfamilyfantasy.b andcamp.com/track/left-me-lone ly-again https://nuclearfamilyfantasy.b andcamp.com/track/so-many-mayb es-ago
DLG1148 Kat Ryals and Lauren Hirshfield of Paradice Palase kick ass.
Paradise Palase founders are Kat Ryals, 30 years old, 5’2” and already married for 10 years, Lauren is 27, 6’ tall and no history of long-term relationships. They discuss the vision for their innovative project Paradice Palace which is a for-profit art space with a non-profit mentality. They have some great ideas! Like this OPEN CALL: https://www.paradicepalase.com/galleryproposals Lauren and Kat are both ambitious and with great art world experience and education. We explore with pointed Dr. Lisa style questions what makes them tick as a creative team both professionally and personally. They started Paradice Palase less than 2 years ago, but you can tell they are just getting started! Find out about this magical place they founded HERE: https://www.paradicepalase.com
Dr. Lisa separately psychoanalyzes artists Eric Doeringer and Carla Gannis
We find out that artist and Assistant Chair at Pratt Digital Arts & Social Media, Carla Gannis' mom was a Cher impersonator. And artist Eric Doeringer, (represented by Katherine Mulherin Gallery), talks us through what it was like recreating On Kawara's life and work during the 3 month exhibition of On Kawara's work at the Guggenheim Museum
DLG1726 Laura B. Regan of The Footlight Bar surprises me by talking abour suicide.
I was really excited about having Laura, the owner of THE FOOTLIGHT BAR - (The Bushwick Daily's readers' choice award for best live music venue). ANYWAYS- Laura and I wind up having a long, revealing and inspiring session about suicide. We also talk about how she met her husband, performer Tim Shea six years ago. They're getting married soon-in 2 months-September 10! The trajectory of how Laura and Tim met and developed their relationship is unusually healthy, but still offbeat. I'm hoping to get them back on the show together! Laura is a musician and Berklee School of Music full-scholarship student and we get to hear some of her music at the end: Bridgetandthesquares.bandcamp.com www.thefootlightbar.nyc @thefootlightbar #music #psychotherapy #suicide #wedding #inspiration
DLG1642_Dr. Lisa brings artist David Kramer to tears.
David Kramer has a session with me, Dr. Lisa, on the eve of the opening of his solo show, "Hooking Up With Dave." at the LMAK Gallery, http://lmakgallery.com/blog/ projects/hooking-up-with-dave/ Here's the video of "Hooking up with Dave" which is on display on the gallery as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Uk75MuL8PPo It's also a great way to learn how to make hooked rugs. David Kramer is a visual artist whose works in a wide variety of mediums. And in his show at LMAK he set about to make a lavish bachelor pad, only to wind up making something a lot more dog eared and strange. His show at LMAK Gallery is basically "Dave's apartment" the character he plays in his video. Dave is, according to David, "...a guy who has gone so far to give up on his dreams of being an artist, that he is now actually pursuing a new career, as a YouTube Personality with his own fledgling Hook Rug channel." The installation and the video blend together to make a really MUST SEE gallery show this month, in NYC! Kramer and I have been friends for years and still it is a surprise to me when we dig into what's behind the character that is "Dave," the rug-hooking fanatic. Also we covered a lot of bases including some aspects of David's life at home managing to be an artist and a father and also a son. The ensuing discussion of Kramer's relationship with his father brings out a level of emotion on air that Dr. Lisa wasn't expecting. Also, Kramer and I both agree that we are jealous of his son, Martin for having so much love and encouragement that he is already a success as a 16-year old comedian. The exhibition at LMAK Gallery, 298 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002, is up until Dec. 16, 2016
DLG246 Jon Reid impresses Dr Lisa with how well he has coped with his childhood trauma.
Jon Reid is the host of one of RFB's most popular show, Race To The Bottom, live every Saturday 10am. Jon talks about how he and his wife are thinking of starting a family and he's thinking about how his issues growing up with his difficult brother will affect him. The thing I noticed about Jon is his HUMILITY. It makes him open to his own self-improvement. Jon has coped with his trauma in a long-term, extremely positive way, which allows him to have a great marriage and highly productive and satisfying life. I don't feel the details of what he went through is my story to tell, but in this session Jon relates his experience very well. Personally, I learned some things in this hour.
funny, topical and informative
Dr. Lisa is one of my favorite podcasts because she is a great interviewer and knows how to get her guests to open up about their lives. She has a diverse range of visual artists and other types of creative folks on and has them reveal what makes them tick.