I'm just a regular guy on a journey to understand addiction, myself, and how to be a well-adjusted man in the modern era. Each week, I'm joined by people a lot smarter than me to help me learn about mental health, masculinity, substance abuse, wellness, and more.
Getting Spiritual in Sobriety with Seth Perry, The Vegan Pastor
Seth Perry started using drugs and alcohol as a teenager to feel acceptance, and later to manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder, but after his addiction spiralled into drug psychosis and damaged his relationships with friends and family, he got clean. Then, a chance meeting put him on the path to becoming a pastor, and now he helps recovering addicts developing their own spiritual practice.
Building Better Men with Dr. Jeremy Goldberg, Long Distance Love Bombs
“When nothing is certain, anything is possible.”
Dr. Jeremy Goldberg grew up in a household with an alcoholic mother and got a crash course in acceptance and personal responsibility. Now, he uses the lessons he learned through those struggles to help build a generation of better men.
Personal Growth and Getting Uncomfortable with Kevin Bellack, The Sober Ginger
“Every emotion, my hand twitched for a glass. If I was sad, if I was angry, if I was happy, everything—I used alcohol to cover it up.”
Kevin Bellack had a great career and a loving family, but watched his drinking spiral out of control as he used it to manage job-related stress and keep his emotions at bay. After spending time stuck in the cycle of wanting to quit, he finally reached out to a therapist—a single step that changed his life.
Long Term Sobriety with Graeme Duffy
Growing up, Graeme Duffy found himself on the outside a lot, so he turned to alcohol and drugs to finally find a sense of belonging. Once he started to feel the pain of his actions and see the broken promises to himself stack up, he realized he had a problem. At 27 years old he found himself in an AA meeting and has stayed sober for the past 19 years through numerous challenges along the way. Hear how.
Seeking Support and Managing Depression with Josh Beharry
A decade ago, Josh Beharry tried taking his own life. Now he devotes his life to helping other men identify symptoms of depression or suicide and overcome the stigma of discussing them.
Building a Purposeful Life with Lou Redmond
Six years ago Lou Redmond, by all accounts, had a pretty good life—a good job, an active social life, partying on the weekends, plenty of Seinfeld—but it wasn’t the life he wanted, so he set out to discover how he could build a life that was more aligned with who he was, and now he spreads his message of purpose, mindfulness, and self-confidence all over the country.
Christian struggling with depression and anxiety
I have to say, this podcast gets me in nearly every way. The sarcasm is SPOT ON my kind of taste. The conversation pulls me in every time. The topics are wonderful.
You mentioned at one point about your disbelief of God, and about offending AA members and Christians. Nooooo. I’ll have none of that. You see it, I see it. Some “Christians” are some of the most offensive people unfortunately. I’m glad you spoke up, you guys are important and your truths are soooo important! I also was so glad to hear you speak out about the “Christian” Trumpsters. They’re a giant stain on what actual Christianity is... LOVE. Period. You guys show us love, and regardless of your beliefs it is FANTASTIC. This is now my favorite podcast. Thank you for speaking out, and never be afraid to stand on your truth. It is vastly important for people to hear, learn, understand.
I’m currently working on a book entitle Transformation of the Broken Soul, based around men in the church struggling with mental illness. I believe the church has overall failed in big ways the people that struggle. We don’t just get to pray everything away. The book will undoubted piss off a lot of conservative Christians... and that’s part of the goal. Evoke emotion. You guys are giving me ideas, and I LOVE it, I love you guys! Keep it up.
I’d love to connect with you guys on this topic, especially being nonbelievers, from the outside looking in, I believe you guys probably have a really interesting and good viewpoint on the topic. Feel free to reach out in Instagram. rise_strong_vanquish_darkness