In an effort to de-stigmatize bipolar disorder one laugh at a time, NYC comedian Matt Pavich relives his “Episodes” with the help of his guests.
The Episodes Ep 7 w/ Dan Davies
Co-host of Question Party?!, comedian , and one of Matt's closest friends Dan Davies comes on to talk about navigating friendship through a mental health crisis. They talk hospital visits, the balance between supporting and enabling, and responsibility vs letting go.
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The Episodes Ep 6 w/ Maria Heinegg
Stand-up comedian Maria Heinegg comes on to discuss her battle with bipolar disorder. We talk getting diagnosed late, the burden of explaining to others how you are feeling, how it effects our stand-up comedy and of course therapy!
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The Episodes Ep 5 w/ Denis Pavich
Matt's dad Denis comes on the podcast to talk about Matt's first Manic Episode, the generational difference in understanding Mental Illness, and how Matt shouldn't freak out about his career.
The Episodes Ep 4 w/ Katie Micha
My girlfriend and Musical theater phenom Katie Micha joins me to discuss what it's like being in a relationship with someone who is Bipolar 1. We talk being supportive, checking in with each other, and how communication goes a long way.
The Episodes Ep 3 w/Sean O Sean
Sean o Sean is a battle rapper, friend, and fellow bipolar brethren. Matt and Sean discuss being diagnosed, coping with the diagnosis, figuring out the right meds and of course Kanye West.
The Episodes Ep 2 W/ Yelda Ali
My dear friend Yelda Ali, author and activist, joins me to discuss how to create safe communities for people struggling with Mental Health. We talk about supporting a friend in a difficult time and getting your understanding of the world disrupted by earth shattering revelations like, "Dinosaurs are real".
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Amazing podcast!! It’s hard to find something that combines knowledge and awareness with comedy. Its not too dark or depressing. It helps humanize, normalize and make light of situations that can feel incredibly heavy when you’re dealing with them all alone. It’s informative without being preachy and it’s heartfelt without being corny. I’m excited to keep listening and learning along with Matt and his guests.
Viewpoint of Mental Health Reality from the Source
This is a strangely perfect format for a comic from NYC to make it easy for people like me to validate mental health issues as a less frowned upon talking point. There’s no political swing or self-promotion. It’s a therapy session for what we all deal with either directly or indirectly.