The Wagon is a podcast about addiction. Presented by actress, Finty Williams and psychotherapist John McKeown, who have both had their own journeys through addiction, each episode is a unique story about what being an addict means, what happens in treatment and what recovery feels like. The series is kindly supported by Ibiza Calm - a residential addictions treatment centre.
The Placebo Effect with Stefan Olsdal
In this final episode for season one, John and Finty are joined by bassist and guitarist from Placebo, Stefan Olsdal, to talk about coming out, dealing with the excesses of rock and roll in front of you and life after seeking help for his addiction. This episode was recorded in Spring 2020.
Keeping Calm with Billy Hazelden
As we continue to live with the effects of the pandemic, this week Finty and John are joined by counsellor and psychotherapist, Billy Hazelden. Billy is also the clinical manager at Ibiza Calm, a residential treatment centre helping people with with addiction. Lockdown affects everybody, some more than others and is especially difficult for people with addiction or mental health struggles. In this episode we look at what some of the effects can be and also what help is available. This podcast was recorded in June 2020.
My Track Record with Bill Curbishley
From being in prison to managing The Who, Bill Curbishley has seen it all, and joins Finty and John to talk about how facing addiction saved his life. This episode was recorded in March 2020.
Up The Junction with Chris Difford
This week John and Finty are joined by singer and songwriter, Chris Difford to talk about his journey through addiction and how even at the height of his fame with Squeeze he wanted to be alone and get low instead of high. This episode was recorded before the lockdown.
Fun, Trouble, Trouble with Jimmy Mulville
This week, television producer and comedy writer Jimmy Mulville tells John and Finty his extraordinary story about his addiction to alcohol and drugs, and how he saved himself from himself.
Not So Fast with Simon Day
Actor and comedian, Simon Day is the guest in this episode of The Wagon. He tells John and Finty about his battle with gambling, drug and alcohol addiction and how his treatment at Ibiza Calm continues to help his recovery.
I tuned in out of curiosity by listen for the information. Food is my poison of choice and the information discussed is so raw, honest and relatable. Thank you Finty
A lifeline for drowning souls
A tremendous, honest and helpful series for anyone fighting addiction. Words of wisdom from lovely people who have experienced the nightmare of addiction.
Fascinating and engaging listen
I’m not someone who has (thankfully) ever suffered from an addiction or depression but of do know people who have. The discussion are fascinating and insightful and have a really calming effect. Can’t wait for the next episode.