35 episodes

Author and social activist Deanna Zandt (“Share This!”) gets together with author and weirdo Alice Bradley (“Let’s Panic About Babies”) to talk about depression, anxiety, and all the other ways our brains can play tricks on us. They’ll also discuss what helps, whether it’s medication, meditation, or binge-watching Netflix while eating an entire wheel of cheese. Join Alice and Deanna every other week as they amuse each other and the guests they’ve managed to trick into joining them. It’s all going to be okay. Probably.

The League of Awkward Unicorns Alice Bradley & Deanna Zandt

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

Author and social activist Deanna Zandt (“Share This!”) gets together with author and weirdo Alice Bradley (“Let’s Panic About Babies”) to talk about depression, anxiety, and all the other ways our brains can play tricks on us. They’ll also discuss what helps, whether it’s medication, meditation, or binge-watching Netflix while eating an entire wheel of cheese. Join Alice and Deanna every other week as they amuse each other and the guests they’ve managed to trick into joining them. It’s all going to be okay. Probably.

    Episode 34: Make Everyone Uncomfortable with Soraya Chemaly

    Episode 34: Make Everyone Uncomfortable with Soraya Chemaly

    ANNNNNNNNNGER. Oh, what a topic! Alice and Deanna sit down with author "Rage Becomes Her" author Soraya Chemaly to get the scoop on how anger makes us sick, why that's extra extra special for women, and the secrets of swearing for your health. Plus, motherhood, anger rooms and SWIMMING PIGS. Show notes at http://leagueofawkwardunicorns.com

    • 39 min
    Episode 33: The Worst Soup

    Episode 33: The Worst Soup

    Oh good Lord, you want us to tell you what's in this episode? TRASH. TRASH IS IN THIS EPISODE BECAUSE THE WORLD IS ON FIRE AGAIN. Anyhoo, Alice and Deanna explore their feelings about all the things being trash, which includes talk about sexual assault and harassment, but we don't discuss anything graphic or in detail. Just the usual trash fire of American politics-- this time, the Supreme Court nomination. YMMV. Show notes and more at  http://leagueofawkwardunicorns.com

    • 26 min
    Aggressively Ma'amed

    Aggressively Ma'amed

    Well, hello! Alice and Deanna welcome themselves back from their accidental sabbatical, declaring this episode to be the beginning of Season 3. And that’s not all! They also discuss '90s fashion, how much the world is going to hell, what’s the worst thing to say to someone in a dark place, why new music is our salvation right now (but note to Beyoncé and Jay-Z, uh, the country is in flames), and what happens when your cardiologist enters the office on his Segway. Plus: delightful things! Show notes and more: leagueofawkwardunicorns.com
    PS -- You may notice some audio distortion this episode. Our incredibly overpaid sound engineer was asleep on the job, and couldn't totally make it perfect later, and not that she's a perfectionist, but SHE BEGS YOUR FORGIVENESS.
    ZEE LINKS, OF COOOOUUUURRSE
    Lifehacker: Nonbinary People Share Their Advice on Coming Out: https://lifehacker.com/nonbinary-people-share-their-advice-on-coming-out-1827016879
    Lifehacker: How To Responsibly Share Information About ICE Raids On Social Media:
    https://lifehacker.com/how-to-responsibly-share-information-about-ice-raids-on-1827203452
    "So Velveeta isn’t allowed to call itself “cheese” but an unlicensed crisis pregnancy center can pretend to be a medical facility. Okay." https://twitter.com/mizsant/status/1011633663732342784?lang=en
    Pema Chödrön https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8052.Pema_Ch_dr_n
    Deanna's article on Medium:
    https://medium.com/@deanna/why-you-are-loved-and-please-reach-out-are-the-crappiest-things-to-post-after-someone-has-died-484eb23d6715
    McSweeney's, 17 Real-Life Would-You-Rathers I, A Woman, Have Had To Ask Myself:
    https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/17-real-life-would-you-rathers-i-a-woman-have-had-to-ask-myself
    The Beyoncé & Jay Z album, "Everything Is Love" https://listen.tidal.com/album/90521280
    Janelle Monae!! http://www.jmonae.com/
    Father John Misty: https://fatherjohnmisty.com/
    Neko Case: https://nekocase.com/
    Her interview with Scott Simon: https://www.npr.org/2018/06/09/618496741/neko-case-on-hell-on
    Courtney Barnett: https://courtneybarnett.com.au/
    The hangry otter: https://www.facebook.com/LADbible/videos/hungry-otter/4674340225946464/
    MUSIC!!
    As ever, we are so grateful to Tacocat for letting us use Shame Spiral as our intro/outro music!!!
    The goose that gave up is a kid's song, hee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FnVadHLN5c
    If you don't know the other two songs I used, I cannot help you.

    • 26 min
    Episode 31: The Universe Said, "Hold My Beer"

    Episode 31: The Universe Said, "Hold My Beer"

    Happy stupid new year! Alice and Deanna are reunited, AGAIN! In this episode, we chat about holidays with the family, how "eating" "better" might make us "feel" "better," and the rollercoaster ride that has been Deanna's #MeToo life these past few weeks. Note: we talk about sexual harassment/assault/abuse in this episode, and we touch on suicide ideation briefly, but none of it is in graphic detail. Links and show notes at http://leagueofawkwardunicorns.com.

    • 31 min
    Episode 30: Hangin' Around, Bangin' Around with Jaclyn Friedman

    Episode 30: Hangin' Around, Bangin' Around with Jaclyn Friedman

    We're delighted to welcome back Jaclyn Friedman, author of the new book "Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All." Not timely or anything, AT ALL. We talk about watching porn for science, how sexual liberation is used against women, that men aren't--as it turns out!--helpless, and that care isn't a zero-sum game. Plus: how a video about makeup contouring can soothe your feminist soul. Links and notes at leagueofawkwardunicorns.com.

    • 35 min
    Episode 29: Nazi Punching Time (Brought to You by Almond Milk)

    Episode 29: Nazi Punching Time (Brought to You by Almond Milk)

    Alice and Deanna are back! They talk about self-care when the world is falling apart, Tina Fey’s problematic comedy, all the ways you can help during a crisis, how criticism is nothing like pie, 45’s narcissistic personality disorder, and how bad the word “affirm” sounds. Links and show notes at leagueofawkwardunicorns.com.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

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Really a great podcast--Alice and Deanna are so vulnerable and give me so much to think about and feel affirmed about when it comes to mental health. Not the most exciting podcast, but one that's real and talks about real life and issues.

TamShoemaker ,

Quirky podcast that ties silliness into a conversation about mental health

It’s really nice to be able to listen to two intelligent women speak from personal experience about mental illness. This podcast is perfect for the quirky mental health professional (that’s me!!) and the layperson.

MAM-mom ,

New discovery, glad I found you

You guys are awesome!

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