Casual Ecstasy is a podcast where we dive into the deepest truest parts of ourselves in a fun, casual way. Katie Barbaro (life coach, comedian, author, silliness enthusiast) will guide you through a variety of topics, including but not limited to mental health resilience, traveling as a medium of self-discovery, creative expansion, and death with a variety of inspiring guests. Ecstasy guaranteed or your money back!
This podcast was previously called “Showing Up Messy”—a deep dive into the messy parts of the creative process and life, which Katie discussed with guest comedians, musicians and artists while navigating her own fears and blocks in the creative process of making this podcast!
To connect with Katie, you can find her on her website at katiebarbaro.com or on instagram @katiebarb. Thank you for being here!
S3E4 Your Presence is Your Present: Katie's B-Day Year in Review with Philip Wells [New York, NY]
Katie turned 31 today and as a present to herself and to you she is joined by good friend Philip Wells (whom she met on the dating app "Hinge" a couple of years ago and didn't properly introduce in this episode, but did extensively talk about him in the previous episode "Squirting out Tears and Babies on Thanksgiving Eve") to discuss some of the biggest lessons that have come from the past year of her life. Nobody cries! But we try! And we laugh a lot! Recording this felt like the best birthday gift and I'm happy to share it with you. Thank you for being part of my life in whatever way you are.
S3E3 Squirting Out Tears and Babies [New York, NY]
Welcome to this slice of Katie's life as she emerges from a spell of sad and lonley holiday feelings, which don't often get shared, but are so important to share! Katie shares them with you AND tells the story of her day crying to a UNICEF canvaser. (Spoiler alert: There are no actual tears in this episode...there is laughter though! And a baby is born!) We discuss Buddhist life hacks for how to turn whatever you're feeling into a source of connection to all beings and I also tell you the story of my good friend and Thanksgiving host Philip who I met on a dating app. He made me cry on our first date with a poem (definitely a keeper!) and we ultimately decided we aren't meant to be romantically involved, but "it'd be great if we were in an arranged marriage!" Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for being here!
S3E2 Pinocchio, Parenting, and God [New York, NY]
Join Katie in a post-coaching call high as she discusses moving towards desires, stumbling around her relationship with God resulting in an unintentional Pinocchio metaphor, and how to talk to kids like they're grown-ups and talk to yourself like you're a kid. Content warning: Includes hot off the press parenting secrets from a non-parent!
S3E1b The Messy Bits [Seattle, WA, USA]
It wouldn't be Showing Up Messy without a messy blooper reel! This was my first flustered attempt to record the episode, with plenty of stopping and restarting and a window into my internal monologue. We could call this "Listen to Katie Overthink for 15 Minutes (so you don't feel so bad for overthinking yourself." Enjoy!
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Katie is one of my favs. Her pod is incredibly insightful and genuine. Can’t wait for more eps.