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HOT MESS is a laugh-out-loud podcast with Actor & Comedian Alec Mapa along with professional psychotherapist, Matthew Dempsey, who both explore the pursuit of health and wellness in a hilarious and compassionate way.  Everyone’s trying to survive in a world that’s turned upside down, but beneath the surface we’re all a HOT MESS and the healing process can trigger intense feelings.  But, have no fear, Alec and Matthew are here!  They’ll zero in on an ISSUE OF THE DAY to compare and despair uncertainties, anxiety of social media, body image, aging in a youth-obsessed culture and unaddressed conflict that is HOLDING YOU BACK.  They’ll discuss practical coping strategies and workable solutions that get down to the nitty gritty of what it takes to FEEL BETTER.  All discussed with compassion, honesty, vulnerability and above all humor.  Each week a celebrity guest will join them to discuss their own wellness journey including failures, frustrations, and ultimately what worked for them.  By sharing real-life stories with complete candor, they aim to empower you with valuable information, the knowledge you’re not alone, we’re ALL works in progress and feeling good is the ultimate goal of anyone who’s a HOT MESS.

Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist Stage 29 Podcast Productions

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    • 4.9 • 82 Ratings

HOT MESS is a laugh-out-loud podcast with Actor & Comedian Alec Mapa along with professional psychotherapist, Matthew Dempsey, who both explore the pursuit of health and wellness in a hilarious and compassionate way.  Everyone’s trying to survive in a world that’s turned upside down, but beneath the surface we’re all a HOT MESS and the healing process can trigger intense feelings.  But, have no fear, Alec and Matthew are here!  They’ll zero in on an ISSUE OF THE DAY to compare and despair uncertainties, anxiety of social media, body image, aging in a youth-obsessed culture and unaddressed conflict that is HOLDING YOU BACK.  They’ll discuss practical coping strategies and workable solutions that get down to the nitty gritty of what it takes to FEEL BETTER.  All discussed with compassion, honesty, vulnerability and above all humor.  Each week a celebrity guest will join them to discuss their own wellness journey including failures, frustrations, and ultimately what worked for them.  By sharing real-life stories with complete candor, they aim to empower you with valuable information, the knowledge you’re not alone, we’re ALL works in progress and feeling good is the ultimate goal of anyone who’s a HOT MESS.

    The Best of Drag Queens

    The Best of Drag Queens

    In this episode of Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist, Alec and Matt look back on some of their favorite moments with the amazing drag queens that have appeared on the show. Alaska Thunderfuck opens up about the backlash she received after Drag Race, Peppermint talks about sex addiction and self-loathing, Trixie Mattel shares how she overcame a horrific childhood, Sherry Vine gets vulnerable about aging, and so much more. This is an episode you definitely don’t want to miss!


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    • 49 min
    Best of Hot Messages

    Best of Hot Messages

    In this episode of Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist, Alec selects some of the most impactful and helpful Hot Messages from the show. Listen to what Jodi Sweetin, Jackie Beat, Joely Fisher, Tina Burner, Naomi Ekperigin, Johnny Sibily, Denali, Nikki Blonksy and others have to say about what has helped and inspired them to triumph over adversity and live with purpose, joy and peace.

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    • 22 min
    Ross Mathews: Understanding Grief

    Ross Mathews: Understanding Grief

    In this episode of Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist, Alec and Matthew re-air a heartfelt and hilarious conversation with a famous tv personality and author of Name Drop, Ross Mathews. This episode was recorded just after Ross’ mom passed away and Matt, Alec, and Ross talk about dealing with the loss of a loved one during the pandemic. Ross opens up about his special relationship with his mother, his coming out journey, letting himself grieve, and finding meaning in pain. Stay tuned for Ross’ story about how Matt LeBlanc was rude to him in public and then apologized to him 10 years later.


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    • 48 min
    Raven: The End of People-Pleasing: Now Calling $h!t Out!

    Raven: The End of People-Pleasing: Now Calling $h!t Out!

    In this episode of Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist, Alec and Matthew address people-pleasing with Raven, the Emmy award-winning make-up artist and host of the new competition show Painted with Raven on Wow Presents Plus.
    Raven opens up about growing up in Victorville, California, falling in love with makeup and beauty, being the runner-up in Season Two of Drag Race, ending people-pleasing, getting rid of crazymakers and finding people worth an emotional investment. Listen in and you’ll feel inspired to find all the beauty in yourself and others!
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    • 51 min
    Rock M Sakura: Sex worker

    Rock M Sakura: Sex worker

    In this episode of Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist, Alec and Matthew are excited to welcome the star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12, Rock M Sakura. Rock shares with Alec and Matt her challenging childhood being raised by a mother who struggled with addiction. Rock shares why she left home at 15 and her journey to becoming a sex worker. The three have a candid and often hilarious conversation about learning to survive, dealing with shame, transactional sex, kink, and how we define our self-worth.

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    • 57 min
    Alyson Stoner: Healing Yourself

    Alyson Stoner: Healing Yourself

    In this episode of Alec Mapa: Hot Mess with Matthew Dempsey Psychotherapist, Alec and Matthew are excited to welcome childhood dancer from the Missy Elliott music videos, Disney Channel child actress and creator of Movement Genius, Alyson Stoner. Alyson opens up about the pressure of being a child actress and the resentment she felt, struggling with an eating disorder, her diagnosis of Alexithymia, and why she felt she needed to go to rehab. Alyson shares what she learned about the mind-body connection through her experiences and the tools and strategies she has developed and used to help her heal herself and continue to grow as an artist and person. Alyson has generously offered a free 30-day trial on Movement Genius plus her new e-book Mind-Body Movement to all Hot Mess listeners. Just use the code below to access! https://www.movementgenius.com/offers/oQSgLodB?coupon_code=HOTMESS

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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

808needisaymore ,

💖🤣🦄😭💖

One of my favorites!

Tokyobound ,

Hot Mess? YES!

This show balances humor with serious issues of mental health. It covers the spectrum very well and listening gives you a safe place to align with or recognize your own issues. Thank you! Keep up the good work!!

Danteisleepy ,

Soothing, Hilarious and Well Educational!

I could listen to Alec honestly all day he's just so sweet, caring, and absolutely hilarious; a truly invigorating duo with Matthew and his immense rolodex of valuable information to help anybody try and better themselves. Never a dull moment, low amount of long ads, and really such a useful way to pass the time and learn something really beneficial. Love y’all! :)

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