4 episodes

A comedy podcast about shame- because no one roasts you harder than yourself! Each week, psychotherapist-turned-comedian Ely Kreimendahl exploits her therapy skills to talk all-things-shame with a new special guest. Every guest shares a core story of something that once made them spiral HARD, answers both silly and emotionally complicated questions, and even if these conversations are ACCIDENTALLY therapeutic, it's not therapy.... Ely goes ALL IN on sharing her shame, too. Does coming together to laugh at our shame and the often inherently comic absurdity of being human make it all easier to tolerate?! Listen in and see what you think. We'll laugh, we'll cry…. we'll SPIRAL.

Shame Spiral Ely Kreimendahl

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

A comedy podcast about shame- because no one roasts you harder than yourself! Each week, psychotherapist-turned-comedian Ely Kreimendahl exploits her therapy skills to talk all-things-shame with a new special guest. Every guest shares a core story of something that once made them spiral HARD, answers both silly and emotionally complicated questions, and even if these conversations are ACCIDENTALLY therapeutic, it's not therapy.... Ely goes ALL IN on sharing her shame, too. Does coming together to laugh at our shame and the often inherently comic absurdity of being human make it all easier to tolerate?! Listen in and see what you think. We'll laugh, we'll cry…. we'll SPIRAL.

    "I'm Sorry You Also Have This Plague" w/ Samantha Ruddy

    "I'm Sorry You Also Have This Plague" w/ Samantha Ruddy

    This week I spiraled out with super funny stand-up comedian Samantha Ruddy. We talked growing up in the Catholic Church, being OCD and Zoloft twinsies, queerness, the relentless desire to be a "good hang," the agony and ecstasy of reading mean youtube comments, and so much more. Plus, Samantha shares a story about the shame spiral evoked by her first televised  stand up set on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 
    Follow Samantha on twitter and instagram  @Samlymatters! And follow me on twitter, instagram, and tiktok (although I don't really understand tiktok yet so be gentle) @elykreimendahl and the pod on twitter and instagram @podshamespiral, where I'm regularly posting fun video clips of especially juicy or hilarious moments from the episodes.  
    Audio Engineer/Editor: Sarah Gabrielli (check out her amazing podcast about the last lesbian bars in America @cruisingpod on Instagram and tiktok and listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cruising-a-lesbian-bar-road-trip/id1585850925
    Original Music: Shadwick Wilde, Instagram and Twitter: @shadwickwilde
    Cover Art: Cassidy Kulhanek, Instagram and Twitter: @heavenlygrandpa
    New episodes every Tuesday! Don't forget to subscribe, review and leave those five shining stars! 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    "I'll Do It Behind A Dumpster" w/ Ginny Hogan

    "I'll Do It Behind A Dumpster" w/ Ginny Hogan

    This week I spiraled out with hilarious stand-up comedian and writer Ginny Hogan. We talked sobriety and making some horribly shameful amends, the inherent shamefulness of social media and building a following, peeing in public, the fear of leaked nude photos vs leaked diary pages, and so much more. 

    Plus, Ginny tells us a story about finding herself running the college student government campaign for a candidate who wound up mired in SCANDAL and who may share a few qualities with our former ex-reality star president. 

    Follow Ginny on twitter, instagram and tiktok @GinnyHogan! And follow me & the pod on twitter, instagram, and tiktok (although I don't really understand tiktok yet so be gentle) @elykreimendahl and @podshamespiral, where I'm regularly posting fun video clips of especially juicy or hilarious moments from the episodes.  

    Audio Engineer/Editor: Sarah Gabrielli (check out her amazing podcast about the last lesbian bars in America @cruisingpod on Instagram and tiktok and listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cruising-a-lesbian-bar-road-trip/id1585850925

    Original Music: Shadwick Wilde, Instagram and Twitter: @shadwickwilde

    Cover Art: Cassidy Kulhanek, Instagram and Twitter: @heavenlygrandpa

    New episodes every Tuesday! Don't forget to subscribe, review and leave those five shining stars! 

    • 59 min
    "At Least My Therapist Is Okay" w/Amanda Seyfried

    "At Least My Therapist Is Okay" w/Amanda Seyfried

    Welcome to the first episode of Shame Spiral! I was so lucky to launch our season with a woman who needs no introduction: actor, producer and all-around glorious human being Amanda Seyfried. In this episode, we discuss living with anxiety and OCD and their impact on shame, motherhood, some horrible things we did in childhood and the difficulty of letting those moments go, the impulse to take care of your therapist, and so much more! 

    We're dropping a new episode featuring incredible writers, comedians, performers etc every Tuesday! Don't forget to subscribe,  and if you're feeling very generous, leave a review and those five shining stars.  

    Follow us on twitter and instagram @podshamespiral and follow your host, writer, comic & psychotherapist Ely Kreimendahl @elykreimendahl. I'm sure you know how to find Amanda already, but in case you live under a rock, she's on instagram @mingey and twitter @amandaseyfried. 

    Edited by: Jane Waters (twitter @staticbluebat, insta @sparklingpurple mountain) and Ely Kreimendahl 

    Original music by: Shadwick Wilde (twitter and insta @shadwickwilde) 

    Artwork by: Cassidy Kulhanek (twitter and insta @heavenlygrandpa) Reach out to her for your art & design needs! 

    THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Introducing: Shame Spiral!

    Introducing: Shame Spiral!

    A sneak peak into what you can expect from the world of Shame Spiral. First full episode coming soon! 

    • 58 sec

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

jisarobot ,

shame shame i know your name

ely is so funny and thoughtful and it’s such a good topic. i can’t wait for more episodes!

Ginny Hogan ,

so funny and honest

Ely is an amazing host! She really manages to get her hosts to open up, and the conversations are so funny and raw. Highly recommend!

big bi al ,

Ely is hilarious is every format

I can’t really listen to podcasts in general, even when I love the hosts, but this is absolutely what I needed and will need every week and perhaps I can go down to bi-weekly with my own therapist and save some cash and just try and take in all the brilliance and hilarity here.

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