13 episodes

Curated exclusively for Rock and Recovery™, musician and recovery advocate Marc Lee Shannon reveals the tactics, routines, and habits of musicians, business leaders, and world-class performers on their personal recovery journey. Marc provides his guests a safe space to share their stories and how they are not just surviving but thriving in recovery. For more information, visit rockandrecovery.com

Recovery Talks: The Podcast rockandrecovery.com/Akron, OH

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Curated exclusively for Rock and Recovery™, musician and recovery advocate Marc Lee Shannon reveals the tactics, routines, and habits of musicians, business leaders, and world-class performers on their personal recovery journey. Marc provides his guests a safe space to share their stories and how they are not just surviving but thriving in recovery. For more information, visit rockandrecovery.com

    Blowing on the Embers (From the 'Gettysburg of Modern Recovery')

    Blowing on the Embers (From the 'Gettysburg of Modern Recovery')

    Legendary broadcaster, ‘Rock and Recovery’ host, and long-time Summit veteran Garrett Hart sits on the other side of the microphone as he and Marc talk about the beginnings of ‘Rock and Recovery’, how the show came to be, why the show is such a beacon of light for those who are in recovery, and what the future holds for a show deeply embedded in the birthplace of the modern recovery movement.

    • 29 min
    Less Can Be Enough

    Less Can Be Enough

    While he may be alone for this Holiday, Marc shares a recipe for being appreciative and grateful during this singular Thanksgiving event.  With inspiration from the Dalai Lama, carefully-chosen excerpts from a timely periodical, a special 12-Step story, and even some wisdom from his own father, Marc lays out a buffet of relevant nuggets to chew on during this long Holiday weekend.   

    • 19 min
    Running On Self-Will

    Running On Self-Will

    It’s easier to blow 15k on drugs and alcohol than you might think. ITAL founder David Smeltz shares his journey from the darkness in to the light with Marc Lee Shannon, as he charts his path from occasional user to full-blown addict. Join David as he talks extensively about how he gravitated from using his home-sale proceeds to fuel his addiction, the moment where he hit rock-bottom, and his arduous journey back to re-capturing his music, and, now, what he faces with his new health-challenges.  

    • 31 min
    The Corrosive Rust of Resentment

    The Corrosive Rust of Resentment

    A challenging childhood. A disruptive marriage.  And a peeling-away of self-worth.  For musician Stephanie Kranik, all of these life-events contributed to her drug and alcohol abuse, as well as her eating disorder.  Follow Stephanie’s ongoing journey from the darkness into the light as she and host Marc Lee Shannon discuss that threshold that she finally crossed to admit that help is imperative, a ‘tribe’ is a necessity, and a new path needed to be forged.

    • 25 min
    Mental Health Is Now My Full-Time Job

    Mental Health Is Now My Full-Time Job

    Documentary photographer, mall-historian, Instagram prophet, and native Akron, Ohio-music fan Jessica Anshutz joins Marc on the podcast. In this episode, Jessica chronicles her long, treacherous journey on the road to wellness and mental health. She talks at length about PTSD, about how her childhood and upbringing left an indelible mark, and about the moment that changed her direction. She also shares info about the marriage that saved her life, about Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and about the living art-form that helps keep her focused and healthy. 

    • 39 min
    Find the Bad-Asses

    Find the Bad-Asses

    This time, no guest. "Recovery Talks: The Podcast" host Marc Lee Shannon flies solo. It's authentic, raw, and unembellished. We get the truth laid bare from his inaugural alcohol and drug abuse from early life family-structure chaos. We experience his journey, what it was like, what happened, what it's like now.  From corporate-world warrior to a world-class musician who finally, one day, needed to simply stop…and, with the help of others, admit where his life was taking him. To say the words that all addicts and alcoholics must say. Please. Help. Me. It's a gripping story of a man who 'took the lid off the man-hole cover,' to finally get to the real reasons that the substance abuse began, and to eventually celebrate ongoing success not only as a father but also as an author, a songwriter, musician and, now, a podcaster.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

DL508 ,

Rewarding recovery stories!

You don’t have to be in recovery or know someone who is to enjoy this. The content is compelling and the stories are inspirational. During tumultuous times like these during the Covid pandemic, we all need encouragement and motivation to keep us going on the right path. Marc and his guests do exactly just that. He’s a great host and I’m looking forward to more episodes.

LV Trojan ,

12 steps to a great podcast met and exceeded

Marc comes off as a really smart guy with rewarding insight and knowledge not just about music and recovery, but life in general. His down-to-earth personality also makes him likable and easy to listen to. It feels like you’re just hanging out with some friends listening to stories and life experiences.

Akron! ,

Recovery Rocks!

Congratulations MLS and Matt Anthony - you are both doing great work. Keep
It going!

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