50 episodes

The Grim Drive Podcast explores mental health through the lens of professional sports and athletes.



Pro athletes come forward more and more with stories about their mental health journey, what they have endured, and how they managed to push through. This only started recently and reflects a mental health stigma that continues to be reduced.



Pro athletes also leverage mindset to achieve peak performance, as well as representing (and often driving) elements of popular culture through the use of social media, technology, and personal branding. This places athletes front and center as role models for people of all ages, giving them a platform that can reach many to deliver important information.



The mental health stigma, particularly for males, has been significantly diminished in the last few years; A cultural shift at the point of pushing through to the next phase: Awareness. Awareness is emerging after long periods of collective denial and resistance to the topic of Mental Health. The insight will fuel this phase of Awareness and powerful examples, like professional athletes, provide the spark. This insight, with a little helpful push from the athletes that frame it, can be harnessed by our listeners for their own benefits, to continue to push through on their own mental health journey.

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

The Grim Drive Podcast explores mental health through the lens of professional sports and athletes.



Pro athletes come forward more and more with stories about their mental health journey, what they have endured, and how they managed to push through. This only started recently and reflects a mental health stigma that continues to be reduced.



Pro athletes also leverage mindset to achieve peak performance, as well as representing (and often driving) elements of popular culture through the use of social media, technology, and personal branding. This places athletes front and center as role models for people of all ages, giving them a platform that can reach many to deliver important information.



The mental health stigma, particularly for males, has been significantly diminished in the last few years; A cultural shift at the point of pushing through to the next phase: Awareness. Awareness is emerging after long periods of collective denial and resistance to the topic of Mental Health. The insight will fuel this phase of Awareness and powerful examples, like professional athletes, provide the spark. This insight, with a little helpful push from the athletes that frame it, can be harnessed by our listeners for their own benefits, to continue to push through on their own mental health journey.

    Episode 50: Interview with Darius Miller

    Episode 50: Interview with Darius Miller

    During this episode of the Grim Drive Podcast, where we explore mental health through the lens of professional sports and athletes, we have the pleasure of interviewing Darius Miller.. Darius MIller (@DMillerKY on Twitter) is an American professional basketball player who played in the (NBA) from 2012-2021 for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New […]

    • 35 min
    Depression, Joy, and the In-Between

    Depression, Joy, and the In-Between

    During this episode of the Grim Drive Podcast, where we explore mental health through the lens of professional sports and athletes, we discuss Depression, Joy, and the In-Between. Upon doing a Twitter poll a couple months back where we asked what topics people would want us to cover on the podcast, we got a lot […]

    • 31 min
    Interview with Pro Wrestler Levi Cooper, aka Tucker

    Interview with Pro Wrestler Levi Cooper, aka Tucker

    During this episode of the Grim Drive Podcast, where we explore mental health through the lens of professional sports and athletes, we had the pleasure of interviewing Pro Wrestler Levi Cooper. Levi is an American Professional Wrestler, best known for his time in the WWE, where he performs under the ring name “Tucker.”  He wrestled […]

    • 50 min
    Stay Healthy in Web3 + Taking NFTs

    Stay Healthy in Web3 + Taking NFTs

    0:00  (Intros) 10:21  (Outline of the Episode) 22:55  (Mental Health in the Metaverse) 1:15:55 (How to Stay Healthy in Web3) During this episode of the Grim Drive Podcast, where we explore mental health through the lens of professional sports and athletes, we discuss how to stay healthy in the emerging web3 world and we also […]

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ted Lasso Season 2

    Ted Lasso Season 2

    During this episode of the Grim Drive Podcast, where we explore mental health through the lens of professional sports and athletes, we discuss the SECOND season of Ted Lasso, a show on AppleTV. If you missed the first season episode, it is also on Apple/Spotify and here is the Youtube link: https://youtu.be/onaKgXx5OJk Every 10 episodes […]

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ted Lasso Season 1

    Ted Lasso Season 1

    During this episode of the Grim Drive Podcast, where we explore mental health through the lens of professional sports and athletes, we discuss the first season of Ted Lasso, a show on AppleTV. Every 10 episodes or so we deviate from the typical episode format and have a little fun.  We were a bit overdue […]

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

TrevBus ,

Distinct and informative

Great for anyone who follows sports and is curious about the evolving world of mental health.

Michaeldelgoria ,

Good listen

Looking forward to more of these episodes. Trust me this guy know his stuff.

Lasfinest84 ,

Fantastic Discussion of Athletics & Mindfulness

This is a terrific podcast using real-life, big-name examples to discuss mental roadblocks that so many of us face in our daily life. Jon and Jotham dissect a common mental struggle, link it to a highly successful athlete, and then provide tons of ideas for how to achieve and overcome in your own life. While it is athlete-centric, I feel like the advice Jon & Jotham provide can easily be applied to anyone across the board, whether you’re in finance or a school counselor. Can’t wait for more from these guys!!!

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