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/
DLG345 Comedian Sadie Aznat is visiting America and stops by Radio Free Brooklyn for a session with Dr. Lisa
Sadie Aznat is a A British asian comedian breaking boundaries with her insightful humor, thought-provoking commentary, and infectious charm.
Sadia clearly makes her own choices. Like deciding when she was 19 that she wanted to wear her hijab full time.She’s a comedian who recently published a book: Love Bomb: Sadia takes the time to school me (us) in the realities of being a sex-positive hijab wearer. She’s doing a great job of eradicating stereotypes as we demonstrate by successfully eradicating some of mine.
More about Sadia:
Sadia co-created and hosted the award-winning podcast, 'No Country For Young Women', which tackles love, life, and work from a multicultural perspective.
A writer with an undeniable voice, Sadia's debut book ‘Sex Bomb’ navigates the nuances of British Asian life with candor and wit.
Check out her book SEX BOMB HERE Check out her website HERE
ABOUT HER BOOK SEX BOMB: Sadia is a comedian who loves sex. She is also a hijab-wearing Muslim woman. The two are in a lifelong relationship, but it's complicated.
Sadia Azmat has many different sides to her, she is the good Muslim sister and the loud and proud comedian, she is the quiet and loving friend and the horny and outspoken one. So why does everyone put her in a box and expect her to choose between one or the other?
In a life of ups and downs, swings and roundabouts, Sadia has learnt the hard way that she can embrace her sexuality and be a proud British-Indian Muslim. From discovering her sexual identity after seeing a copy of Asian Babes on the shelf in the corner shop to rejecting an arranged marriage and feeling distanced from her culture; from her experience dating white and Asian men to her tumultuous relationship with her headscarf, Sadia is unafraid to spill the honest truth.
Sadia finds the funny in every experience she has and this book explodes with personality, warmth and joy. This book is for anyone who has ever felt different or alone; allow this book to fill you up and propel you forward, because we all deserve to feel like a Sex Bomb.
DLG346 Comedian David Mills returns to visit Dr. Lisa with lots of exciting news since his last visit in March 2023
David's plans in March have exceeded expectations which is mostly exciting, with some of the normal moving to New York housing stress —keeps it real of course. Here's our session from this past March so you can see where this fruitful + exciting journey began! https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/pdst.fm/e/traffic.megaphone.fm/RADIO6476872637.mp3?updated=1683744909
DLG345 Dr. Lisa thinks being one of seven children helped artist Beth Campbell room to develop her unique perception on the world.
BETH CAMPBELL is someone who’s work first emerged in 2000 and impressed the f*ck out of me at the first greater New York Show. I became an instant fan and have watch her work has expanded and developed since then. So I was thrilled to have her on as my guest.
This question from an interview by Sara Murkett in the Huffington Post describes what people often wonder when they see the body of Campbell’s work:
"It seems to me that to make the work that you do, you would need to have a good sense of industrial design, architectural planning, design and math. Is this something that came naturally to you or something that had to develop because that was the kind of work that you wanted to make?"
We went deeper into what Beth’s influences, (church, youngest of 7, etc...) and experiences, (living in a small town, childhood hours roaming outside, etc..), led her to conceptualize and realize her ideas. Beth is an original human with a deep connection to her work and a rarely seen commitment to realizing her vision in her work to a level of perfection, no matter what obstacle she needs to wrestle to get there.
Follow Beth HERE: @bethcampbell7
BIO (Beth's body of work is vast , diverse and philosophical. I invite you to do your own research!)
BETH CAMPBELL, BORN IN ILLINOIS IN 1971, RECEIVED HER BFA FROM TRUMAN STATE
UNIVERSITY, KIRKSVILLE, MO (1993), AND HER MFA FROM OHIO UNIVERSITY, ATHENS, OH (1997), AFTER WHICH SHE ATTENDED THE SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, MADISON, ME (1997). SHE CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS IN BROOKLYN, NY.
CAMPBELL HAS HELD OVER A DOZEN SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT GALLERIES AND INSTITUTIONS INCLUDING KATE WERBLE GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY (2019, 2017, 2012); THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, RIDGEFIELD, CT (2017); ANNE MOSSERI-MARLIO GALERIE, BASEL, CH (2014); COUNTRY CLUB, CHICAGO, IL (2012); JUNE LEE CONTEMPORARY ART, SEOUL, KOREA (2011); SCULPTURE CENTER, CLEVELAND, OH (2010); MANIFESTA 7 (2008); NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY (2008, 2005, 2004); THE PUBLIC ART FUND (2007); AND WHITE COLUMNS, NEW YORK, NY (2000). IN 2007, SHE PRESENTED A SOLO PROJECT, FOLLOWING ROOM, AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK, NY.
HER WORK HAS BEEN SHOWN IN NEW YORK AT VENUES INCLUDING MOMA PS1, THE NEW
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART, ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, ARTISTS SPACE, AND THE BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL OFFICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH SCULPTURE CENTER. CAMPBELL HAS ALSO BEEN FEATURED IN EXHIBITIONS AT THE CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART (PITTSBURGH, PA); THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM (PITTSBURGH, PA); CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER (CINCINNATI, OH); OK CENTER (LINZ, AT); HALES GALLERY (LONDON, UK); AND EX3 CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, (FLORENCE, IT).
HER WORK HAS BEEN REVIEWED IN ARTFORUM, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE NEW YORKER, ART LIES: A CONTEMPORARY ART QUARTERLY, THE NEW CRITERION, ART IN AMERICA, TIMEOUT NEW YORK, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, ARTNEWS, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, BOMB, THE VILLAGE VOICE, AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.
CAMPBELL RECEIVED A GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP IN 2011, A RESIDENCY AT KOHLER ARTS
CENTER IN 2010, AND A LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY FELLOWSHIP IN 2009. OTHER GRANTS AND
FELLOWSHIPS INCLUDE THE JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER, ARTS/INDUSTRY RESIDENCY
(2010), THE POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANT (2006), AND THE REMA HORT MANN
FOUNDATION ART GRANT (2000).
HER WORK IS INCLUDED IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, NY; THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK, NY; ALTOIDS CURIOUSLY STRONG COLLECTION, THE NEW MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NEW YORK, NY; THE NEW SCHOOL, NEW YORK, NY; BLOOMBERG RADIO AND NEWS, NEW YORK, NY; AND LANDMARKS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, AUSTIN, TX.
DLG344 Suzanne Murphy sets a great example of what women are capable of — being true to yourself is part of it.
Suzanne Murphy is a VERY successful Wall Street veteran (over 20 years). She owns an upper east side apartment, speaks at, and attends NYC social events that no one I know goes to. So, when she seemed genuinely interested coming out to Bushwick and being on my show, I was honored. It’s not even a charity event!
It was illuminating for me to hear Suzanne talk about her values and hard work that has led her to have the life she has. She is passionate about setting an example for women to make empowered choices for themselves. Ok, she was given a great dad and a great work ethic… and she is smart and too, but she is not full of shit, and she makes that clear. Suzanne has not cut any rungs out on her ladder up. This woman has the healthiest boundaries of any of my guests ever (and myself too, of course.)
Also, Dr. Lisa thinks because she was a world class skater, that was helpful too. Girls learn a lot of how to function in society from sports. And discipline and responsibility—those qualities are priceless. But honestly, out of all of this, and Suzanne’s had some big obstacles too, it seems obvious is the thing that brings her true joy, is being a mom to 11-year-old actress, Sydney Bea. She’s 11 and she’s already working!
Suzanne is a founding member of an awesome new immersive museum — The Museum of Broadway! Visit and learn more about it HERE. And if you’d like to follow the adventures of a young actress on Instagram, this is the account Suzanne manages for her daughter, Sydney Bea: https://www.instagram.com/sydneybeasbway/
DLG343 Seth Cerrate and Patrick Bayley talk about their brand new collective: YEA MAN SPA GLOBAL.
A banner day for Dr. Lisa! I got to talk with two hot young guys, Seth Cerrate
and Patrick Bayley about their brand new collective Yea Man Spa Global which did a project that solicited sex stories in public,
set up a warren of office cubicles and then encouraged fair goers to answer the phones and Surprise!
It was such a blast talking to these guys about their (only a month old!) art collective and how they hit the ground running from Day 1 and how they see their future. Bright! I have
never heard of a collective that seems so all-in tight. Maybe that’s because they all met while working service jobs at an illegal café together.
I’m going to let this excerpt from NEW YORK POST explain why Yea Man Spa Global ahit was right out of the gate at the recent SPRING/BREAK Art Fair…
“Sex stories the focus of new Midtown exhibit that says ‘f—k you’ to
"F--k Stories" exhibit at the Spring/Break Art Show features raunchy stories told
through red telephones.
“F—k Stories” is the inaugural work from Yea Man Spa Global, a newly formed artist
collective in NYC. They transformed a dingy office space into a wacky call center.
Raunchy sex-in-NYC tales like these are at the center of the “F—k Stories” exhibit at the
Spring/Break Art Show in Midtown now showing through Sept. 11.
The 60 anonymous storytellers responded to ads posted throughout the city that said,
“Call us to spill it all … your most raucous, your most bizarre … the dirty, and the strange.”
The responses were wild. …” FULL ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS HERE
See and SHOP Yea Man Spa Global’s work HERE It’s very affordable!
1610_DLG_Artist Leah Schrager: Artist or Pornographer? Discuss! by Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t
This is a vintage episode from 2016. To
learn more about Schrager, her wide-ranging work and career HERE:
Instagram @leahschrager @onaartist
Leah Schrager and I were aware of each other because we both do therapy as an art endeavor. Leah does work as Sarah White, the Naked Therapist. But her work is much more multifaceted than just one character and one medium. We had a fascinating discussion where we hopefully helped clarify what her controversial work is about since it rides the line between pornography and art and is often (I believe) misunderstood.
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.