96 episodes

Mental health and wellness professional Robbie Shaw, alongside co-hosts Patrick Balsley and Charlotte Cameron come together to explore mental health, well-being, performance, longevity, sober curiosity and healing. Each episode features a balanced mix of the hosts’ personal experiences, expert opinions, and a diverse array of featured guests to share education, inspiration, and guidance.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 319 Ratings

Mental health and wellness professional Robbie Shaw, alongside co-hosts Patrick Balsley and Charlotte Cameron come together to explore mental health, well-being, performance, longevity, sober curiosity and healing. Each episode features a balanced mix of the hosts’ personal experiences, expert opinions, and a diverse array of featured guests to share education, inspiration, and guidance.

    “Songwriting With Soul” w/ BJ Barham, American Aquarium frontman

    “Songwriting With Soul” w/ BJ Barham, American Aquarium frontman

    BJ Barham got sober 9 years ago. About that time his songwriting got better, his performances got better, and his band began to see more success. In this episode, BJ shares lot of what made him who he is today including growing up seven generations deep in a small tobacco town, a hard-working father, a beautifully loving mother, and a journey to sobriety. Fast-forward to current day and BJ is the lead singer/songwriter of the increasingly successful and popular American/folk/country band, American Aquarium, where he continues to write deep and cerebral lyrics based in growth, maturity, acceptance, compassion, and healing.
    Thank you to our sponsor: Bonbuz

    • 1 hr 3 min
    "Calling All Men!" w/ Brian Strahine, founder of Men's Sacred Liberation

    "Calling All Men!" w/ Brian Strahine, founder of Men's Sacred Liberation

    Brian Strahine is a men's counselor, men's coach, men's retreat leader, a certified teacher/trainer in yoga, mindfulness, breathwork, and sound therapy, and has a masters in school counseling and a doctorate in education. Brian is a force to be reckoned with in many ways, but most importantly in men's work. Through his self-curated retreat, Men's Sacred Liberation, Brian leads men through a journey of self exploration, challenge, growth, and community. In this episode hosted by Robbie and Patrick, you will learn not only what it means to be a real man, but also what it takes.
    Thank you to our sponsor: Bonbuz

    • 1 hr 3 min
    “Alternative Drinking” w/ Emily Heintz, founder of Séchey, Charleston’s popular no/low beverage shop

    “Alternative Drinking” w/ Emily Heintz, founder of Séchey, Charleston’s popular no/low beverage shop

    Emily Heintz launched Sèchey in 2021 as a retail concept leveraging her extensive experience in e-commerce and retail technology. Initially founded to drive the awareness and convenience of non-alcoholic beverages, Sèchey has evolved into a destination for alternative celebration with alcohol free spirits, wine & beer, but also low dose THC products and a small selection of traditional wine. A nod to the French word for dry, Sèchey is now a premium vertically integrated retailer fueled by the rapid growth of the no/low alcohol movement.  Now available at Target nationwide, Sèchey’s own line of de-alcoholized wine sits amongst her curated selection of best selling alternatives to alcohol. Emily has wealth of industry knowledge and is an inspiration and a delightful soul.
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    • 45 min
    “A Guiding Light” w/ Brittany Harris, Executive Director of Cirque Lodge

    “A Guiding Light” w/ Brittany Harris, Executive Director of Cirque Lodge

    Brittany Harris, Executive Director of Cirque Lodge Treatment Center, sits down with Robbie and Patrick to discuss what sparked her passion and led her into this demanding field, and into this esteemed position. Brittany began working at Cirque Lodge in 1999 and by 2008 was working as a member of the management team, overseeing different aspects of the functional operations side of our facilities. Over the next 12 years she continued in this capacity, working side by side with our then Executive Director. In 2020 she began overseeing the revenue side of the organization, being chiefly responsible for admissions and marketing, as well as being intimately involved in the 80,000 square foot expansion of the studio location. She was named Executive Director in March 2022. Brittany currently serves as a board member for the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers and volunteers on multiple committees within the organization including but not limited to "women supporting women in leadership". Brittany shares powerful experiences from her family of origin and how helplessly watching her loved ones suffer from addiction created the need to help others. Brittany represents everything that is good in this world. She is sensitive, loyal, altruistic, and driven and we are honored to have had her on our show for an incredibly inspiring conversation.
    Thank you to our sponsor: Bonbuz

    • 1 hr
    "Humor and Healing" w/ John Ross Bowie

    "Humor and Healing" w/ John Ross Bowie

    Robbie traveled to LA to sit down with actor and comedian, John Ross Bowie. Bowie has over 100 credits in TV and film, including: “The Big Bang Theory,” (11 seasons as Barry Kripke) “Speechless,” (3 seasons as Jimmy Dimeo) “Fresh off the Boat,” “Episodes,” “Brooklyn 99,” “House of Lies,” “Heroes," multiple "CSIs,"  Jumanji: The Next Level, He’s Just Not That Into You, and What the Bleep do we Know? He is also an incredibly talented improv comedian, as you will see. In 2022, he published No Job For A Man, his memoir titled after a quote from his father about making money from the arts. He has been performing at Upright Citizens Brigade theater since 1998, and can often be seen in SUPERMARRIED, the two person improv show with his wife, Jamie Denbo. Bowie also quit drinking and that was fun to discuss as well. 
    Thank you to our sponsor: Bonbuz

    • 1 hr 10 min
    “A Pivot to Purpose” with former NBA basketball player Mike Gminski

    “A Pivot to Purpose” with former NBA basketball player Mike Gminski

    Mike Gminski, a former American professional basketball player, is renowned for his impressive career in the NBA and now, his contributions to advocacy around addiction recovery. Making a name for himself at Duke University, Gminski was a standout center, earning multiple accolades including All-ACC and All-American honors. His college success paved the way for a distinguished NBA career, where he played for teams like the New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Charlotte Hornets. Beyond the basketball court, Gminski has also built a remarkable 30-year career in broadcasting, where his insights and experience have made him a respected voice in sports media. Alongside this successful broadcasting career, he faced and overcame significant struggles with addiction. His journey to recovery has been a source of inspiration and motivation for his advocacy work in the field of addiction recovery. Gminski is passionately involved in helping others who face similar challenges, using his personal experience and public platform to raise awareness about addiction and the possibilities of recovery. He actively participates in various programs and initiatives that support those battling addiction, often sharing his story to encourage and guide others towards a path of sobriety and health. He’s currently the Director of Mentorship at Sana House and sits on the Board of Directors at Emerald School of Excellence, NC’s first recovery high school. 
    Thank you to our sponsor: Bonbuz

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
319 Ratings

319 Ratings

SarahSTucson ,

Great podcast

Just listened to the interview with Susie Streelman and Peggy Cooney of Sober in the City.
Had not listened to the podcast before but really enjoyed it and will follow!

Dylan Berry44 ,

Relatable

Great listen for any newly sober people. Insightful and relatable.

Cdub301 ,

Always worth a listen

Haven’t listened to an episode that didn’t force me to consider a shift in perspective. The interviews are solid gold. So thankful for this community and for Robbie and Sam being brave enough to be part of the shift in making exploring sobriety normal conversation.

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