54 episodes

Therapy Roulette: Consent to Vent is a mental health and comedy podcast where we encourage you to laugh about the bad sh*t. We're on a mission to destigmatize mental health and help listeners cope. Hosted by Michele Baci, a stand-up comic and writer, guests vent and spin a roulette wheel to provide insight on random lifestyle questions.

Therapy Roulette Michele Baci

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Therapy Roulette: Consent to Vent is a mental health and comedy podcast where we encourage you to laugh about the bad sh*t. We're on a mission to destigmatize mental health and help listeners cope. Hosted by Michele Baci, a stand-up comic and writer, guests vent and spin a roulette wheel to provide insight on random lifestyle questions.

    Befriending Your Anxiety w/ Meryl Klemow

    Befriending Your Anxiety w/ Meryl Klemow

    Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is going on hiatus from the pod to focus on stand-up and real life! This week’s guest is podcaster and comedian Meryl Klemow (@merylklemow), who shares her experience of working alongside a comedy podcast co-host, the advantages to embracing anxiety, her early experience of panic attacks, and learning to be less hard on yourself. The ladies discuss setting and maintaining boundaries, evaluate how nutrition affects your thinking, and consider trying a holistic approach to mental health. Meryl also shares her struggle with travel FOMO. 
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    Theme music by Hannah Fairchild
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Following Your Dreams in LA w/ Alexis Salem

    Following Your Dreams in LA w/ Alexis Salem

    Michele (@michelebacicomedy) shares stories from New York, including watching an alien rom-com and attending her sister’s bachelorette party. 
    This week’s guest is actress, stage manager and screenwriter, Alexis Salem, who opens up about the difficulty of her current living situation between caretaking for a relative and driving around LA for work and school. The ladies discuss the complexities of the entertainment biz, including moving up the career ladder, trying to stay positive, and not working yourself to death. They discuss balancing their dark senses of humor. Alexis shares that she’s enrolled in a screenwriting program, her anxieties about returning to college, and her excitement about creating her first short film. They also discuss the cons of using insurance to pay for therapy and the gripes of insurance making healthcare totally inaccessible.
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    Theme music by Hannah Fairchild
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Confronting Eco-Anxiety and B*tchy Behavior w/ Larisa Southerland

    Confronting Eco-Anxiety and B*tchy Behavior w/ Larisa Southerland

    This week, Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is visiting her family in Long Island and removing some emotional baggage. This week’s guest is environmentalist and graduate student studying marriage and family therapy, Larisa Southerland (@sustainablylarisa). She tells us how she started her therapy journey after her mom called her out for some bitchy behavior. The ladies discuss coping with depression and what happens when a therapist breaks your trust. Larisa drops knowledge on confronting eco-anxiety, major sustainability issues within big corporations and the fashion industry, and incorporating a zero waste lifestyle with a positive outlook.
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    Theme music by Hannah Fairchild
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    • 55 min
    The Perils of Male Friendship w/ Gabe Mollica

    The Perils of Male Friendship w/ Gabe Mollica

    Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is traveling to the East Coast, visiting Boston, and hiding in the forest. This week’s guest is stand-up comic and storyteller Gabe Mollica (@GabeMollica). They talk about rebelling against the TikTok algorithm, kicking drunk audience members out of a show, hosting vs. featuring, comedy goals, and the frustrations of American healthcare. Gabe shares his process of working on a solo show about male friendship, which is on tour now.
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    Theme music by Hannah Fairchild
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    I Can Still Feel the Dust Behind My Eyes | Lightning in a Bottle Recap w/ Jon & Christine Garner

    I Can Still Feel the Dust Behind My Eyes | Lightning in a Bottle Recap w/ Jon & Christine Garner

    These days, Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is acting a little selfish and scheduling time for herself. She mentions The Power of Habit and her book club failure.
    This week’s guests include Jon Garner, mycologist, lab technician, and educator (@the_meddlingmushroom) and Christine Garner, hair styling professional and business owner of @theGratefullHead. This episode is co-hosted by Michele’s partner, Joseph, engineer and woodworker. The group shares their experience at the California music festival Lightning in a Bottle, including packing tips and how to resume normal life afterwards. They talk about choosing comfort over style and Joseph shares wisdom on Burning Man. They discuss psychedelics as medicine and a teaching tool, balancing out your partner and learning to coexist together, and trips and activities they wish to do in the near future. 
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    Theme music by Hannah Fairchild
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Whoops, Accidentally Poisoned Myself!

    Whoops, Accidentally Poisoned Myself!

    Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is back from vacation and apologizes for going MIA. She shares about her experience at the music festival Lightning in a Bottle, including maintaining uncomfortable eye contact during yoga, deep conversations with a hippie, a near catastrophe from dry ice, epiphanies while dancing, the saving grace of a saltine, playing Frick Frack Blackjack, and the sheer bliss of turning off your phone and being present in the desert.
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    Theme music by Hannah Fairchild
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Rocky4Real ,

Michele Rocks!

One of the MANY reasons why I love this podcast is Michele creates a relaxed environment to talk about something that should be at the forefront of all our conversations. Therapy! She takes the stigma out of mental health, creating a safe space for her guests to open up, and the listeners to laugh, learn, and enjoy. Plus she’s hilarious! Keep um coming’ Michele, I’m all ears!

comedygrrrrl ,

Mental health but make it funny

Mental illness is hard enough with the shame. Thanks for making it funny, Michele!

Meow497 ,

Consent to Vent Approved!

What a creative platform for comedy and therapy. I was thoroughly entertained and especially enjoyed Kelly and Amanda as guests; they were hilarious and relatable. I really loved the format and found the roulette portion exciting!!! Would recommend 10/10, can’t wait for next weeks episode!!!

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