Guests share their often hilarious stories of addiction and recovery - how it was, what happened, and how it is now - followed by a 30 minute interview with the host - film producer, writer and comedian - Nick Morton.
Dennis Berry is a life coach and host of the The Funky Brain podcast
Dennis Berry is a life coach and author of the practical guide to life, Funky Wisdom. He grew up in New Jersey and used a culinary degree to support his life in the ski town of Stowe, Vermont eventually using that experience to pursue a successful career in hospitality ultimately undone by addiction.
Jamie Niven, former Chairman of the Americas at Sothebys talks about growing up Hollywood and getting sober at 65
Jamie Niven is the son of international movie and academy award winner for best actor, David Niven. He had a career in finance before becoming an entrepreneur and then spent 20 years at Sothebys where he eventually rose to the position of Chairman of the Americas. He has a long career in philanthropy and currently chairs the Partnership to End Addiction.
Robb Kelly talks about playing bass for Elton John and a recovery with an element that seems downright supernatural
Robb Kelly was a bassist at Abbey Road studios where he played with the likes of Elton John and David Bowie. What started as a means of overcoming stage fright blossomed into a handle a day drinking habit. His life took a drastic turn when a sudden act of violence ended his marriage. He soon found himself homeless on the streets For most recovery comes with a spiritual element. In this case that element seems to be supernatural.
He founded The Robb Kelly recovery group: https://robbkelly.com
Stand up comedian Debra DiGiovanni talks about how getting sober made her funnier
My next guest is a very funny stand up comedian who does something on stage unlike anyone I’ve ever seen perform stand up comedy before. She’s Candadian and has appeared on Conan and Last Comic Standing and she talks here about how she finally got sober only when her addiction started to interfere with her career
David G talks about growing up in a cult and learning how to keep secrets deeply hidden
David G was raised in a religious cult where he learned early on to keep his family's membership secret. It was a lesson that would serve him too well as his alcoholism deepened and yet he still managed to keep it from everyone close to him until the burden of his addiction proved too much. He got help and came to understand that his self-worth need not be tied to his failure or accomplishments.
Jimmy Shin talks the crazy path from lawyering to stand up comedy...
Jimmy Shin is a standup comic who produces The Shindig Show (which you can check out at The Comedy Store and clubs all over the US) but he really started out trying to become a lawyer. And when a felony drug bust ran that plan asunder, he found a different way.
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Just what I need, right when I need it.
Put this on when you’re cleaning your kitchen, driving across town, or doing nothing at all. It’s always nice to hear about good things happening to good people. Nick is an excellent host. And it’s always nice to get some levity from the most dire of situations. Very relatable.
These podcasts are so great, honest, funny and moving all at the same time. They are totally addicting, you can’t stop listening once you start them. Nick Morton is a natural interviewer and mixes in personal experiences to make his guest feel comfortable and this adds to the entertainment value. I can’t recommend them enough.
I listen to a lot of recovery podcasts and this one is in my top 5, very relatable and the pace and conversation is in good context!