63 episodes

Dan and Paul are both men of color who suffer from, and openly talk about their mental illnesses. The goal of this podcast is to help further destigmatize mental illness in minority communities where we’re traditionally taught to suffer in silence. It’s our hope that listeners walk away knowing that it is ok to talk about it, it’s ok to feel, it’s ok to seek help, and most importantly you’re not alone. Join us as we discuss our experiences.

A Few Screws Loose: The Podcast Dan and Paul

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Dan and Paul are both men of color who suffer from, and openly talk about their mental illnesses. The goal of this podcast is to help further destigmatize mental illness in minority communities where we’re traditionally taught to suffer in silence. It’s our hope that listeners walk away knowing that it is ok to talk about it, it’s ok to feel, it’s ok to seek help, and most importantly you’re not alone. Join us as we discuss our experiences.

    I'm Always Scared.

    I'm Always Scared.

    In a brutally honest and transparent episode, Dan talks about living in constant fear. Living in fear every single day dates back to his childhood. For every fear Dan has, he's developed or obtained different methods to combat each fear to no avail. It's a vicious cycle and a perpetually losing battle. He even fears success. His anxiety disorder probably heavily contributes to this.

    Dan also announces that he'll be stepping away from podcasting for a while and apologizes for how inconsistent we've been here at A Few Screws Loose.

    You can keep up with Dan on social media.
    Twitter
    IG

    • 25 min
    A Thankless Job

    A Thankless Job

    Dan shares how he was summoned again for jury duty for the second time this year. He also talks about gun ownership while having anxiety issues. The main topic of the show is public service. The images that civilians typically see of the military, police officers, firefighters, etc. often make the jobs look glamorous. P shares how that's not really the case as he details his 8-years of service as a firefighter and EMT. He talks about the 72-hour work-weeks, the constant training, drilling, seeing gruesome injuries, and deaths.

    Keep up with us on social media!
    Twitter: @ScrewsLoosePod
    IG: @ScrewsLoosePod

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Don't Love Me Out Loud.

    Don't Love Me Out Loud.

    After getting some jokes off, Dan and P talk about how they're uncomfortable with displaying or receiving love. Dan struggles to be able to tell people that he loves them and is very uncomfortable when people tell him that they love him. Both Dan and P grew up receiving little affection and it carried over into adulthood. P talks about how his children are the same when it comes to being overly affectionate.

    Keep up with us on social media!
    Twitter: @ScrewsLoosePod
    IG: @ScrewsLoosePod

    • 1 hr
    COD: Citizen's Arrest?

    COD: Citizen's Arrest?

    Dan is joined by @PFromCharlotte to discuss how anxiety doesn't necessarily mean "afraid." Dan talks about how even though he has severe anxiety when it comes to interacting with people and generally avoids people at all costs, he will confront someone if it is 100% absolutely necessary, which he had to do recently. Even then the outcome of such a confrontation will usually have less than desirable outcomes.

    P talks about how just being Black alone is to be in a constant state of anxiousness even if you have no previous mental health disorders. He explains how doing seemingly innocent things can lead to encounters with law enforcement solely because of the color of our skin.

    Keep up with us on social media!
    Twitter: @ScrewsLoosePod
    IG: @ScrewsLoosePod

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Frustrated Black Men

    Frustrated Black Men

    This week Dan is joined by Paul to voice their frustration when it comes to this presidential election, the mismanagement of our country, the pandemic response, and how it affects us. It seems like nearly everyone is angry in 2020, no matter who or what they support. We talk about distancing ourselves from Trump supporters, withdrawing from social media and social interaction, and having to deal with an antagonist that looks like low budget versions of us.

    Dan shares his thoughts on the murder of Jonathan Price and how he would never find humor in the death of an unarmed Black man at the hands of the police, no matter the victim's personal beliefs.

    There are a few audio hiccups since P's computer is out of order.

    Stay connected with us on social media.
    Twitter: @ScrewsLoosePod
    Instagram: @ScrewsLoosePod
    Facebook: @AFSLPod

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Judgment Day.

    Judgment Day.

    Dan is joined by @PFromCharlotte to discuss how everyone's so blatantly judgemental in the social media age. It can be really brutal for people that have low self-esteem. It's even spilled over into working from home during quarantine by people judging other people's backgrounds and living conditions. We also talk about racism, anger management, and conflict avoidance.

    *The actual episode begins at the 10:00 mark after a weird BTS Terry Crews and Michael Jackson dialogue.

    There are a few audio hiccups since P's computer is out of order.

    Stay connected with us on social media.
    Twitter: @ScrewsLoosePod
    Instagram: @ScrewsLoosePod
    Facebook: @AFSLPod

    For merch check out our online shop at AFewScrewsLoose.com/shop

    Dan
    Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs
    Instagram: @iAmDanOnDrugs

    P
    Instagram: @PFromCharlotte

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Tamara tilthebreakof Dawn ,

The Social Network

This was such a good episode. It was relatable, and I appreciate the conversation about mental from a black man. This is needed. Looking forward to hearing more episodes.

TwiggyRingwald ,

A Safe Juxtaposed Space

I’m unsure of what the intent was but I know that every episode makes me comfortable to speak on my mental state. P and Dan have made it ok to speak on mental illness. Thank you for being so beautifully open and honest about such an ugly topic.

Legal Lies ,

A Few Screws Loose is exactly that.

Two men of color who suffer from mental illnesses discuss their thoughts and experiences.

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