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A curated episode list by Brooke Galbreath
Creation Date October 9th, 2019
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Body Language Expert Susan Constantine Decodes The Truth Behind Lies
Phil in the Blanks
Leading body language expert human behavior analyst and author, Susan Constantine, talks deception detection, ways to catch a liar and decoding the truth behind lies on this week’s “Phil in the Blanks” podcast from Dr. Phil. Susan looks for "deceptive language – liars appeal to your logic, often using words to remove them out of the event. Every word is important because the subject selects them, it’s unconscious and provides a wealth of information." More information: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/
AAHH IT’S THE ANXIETY EPISODE AHHHH
The Cut on Tuesdays
An episode all about anxiety—from panicky thought-spirals to private self-soothing techniques. Featuring Aparna Nancherla, Jenny Odell, Sarah Wilson, our extremely anxious colleague Ruth Spencer, and many more.
Jenny Lawson is Very Fond of Creepy Smiling Dead Animals and Worries Quite a Bit
The Hilarious World of Depression
She's the author of bestselling books and an incredibly popular blog, but Jenny Lawson showed up to our interview wondering, at least a little, if her appearance on this show and her whole career, really, was part of some delusion. It's not. She's the real thing: an incredibly funny and honest writer with a legion of fans, a very old decapitated and stuffed boar's head named James Garfield, anxiety, depression, and a clear-eyed view of the world.
The Holiday Coping Mechanism Spectacular
The Hilarious World of Depression
We've gathered up a whole lot of tips, tricks, ideas, and stories to help you get through this time of year when merriness and jolliness aren't always in abundant supply. Hear holiday thoughts from Wil Wheaton, Margaret Cho, Jenny Lawson, John Green, Aimee Mann, and more. Plus, a story about a slobbering zebra.
Jenny Lawson and Books That Get Depression Right
The Hilarious World of Depression
We asked our listeners for books they've read that give an accurate depiction of the reality of depression. Happily, we got enough great suggestions to weigh down a shopping cart at the bookstore or leave a library card smoldering. A name that came up a lot was author Jenny Lawson, who happens to be a friend of the show. On this episode, we talk with Jenny and get audio suggestions from a lot of THWoD-balls. Be sure to visit hilariousworld.org for a complete list of titles.
Neal Brennan Gives Ketamine and Magnetic Impulses a Try
The Hilarious World of Depression
If you've enjoyed any comedy in the last 20 years, there's a good chance Neal Brennan helped make it. He's a veteran comic, writer, director, and co-creator, with Dave Chappelle, of the acclaimed Chappelle's Show. Over the past 20-plus years, he's also tried everything he could think of to tame his depression. Hear Neal's epic journey to feeling pretty good. Neal Brennan's website.
Adventures in Therapy
The Hilarious World of Depression
True stories of beautiful epiphanies and majestic, horrible disasters. Talk therapy is one of the most popular ways to address depression and it's one of the most effective. Still, at its root, talk therapy is a relationship between two humans -- strangers, mostly -- trying to figure out something complicated together, and that is inherently complicated. Our listeners have stepped up to provide true life tales of therapy gone comically bad and therapy that worked out great. You'll hear about dogs, Flag Day, awkward online dating, painful wedding photos, and even a wedgie. Check out our sponsor this week: Calm - Get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription when you visit calm.com/world
Figuring Out Regular Adolescent Behavior vs. Alarming Disorder with Jen Kirkman
The Hilarious World of Depression
Young people can be morose, angry, withdrawn. It's often chalked up to being a "phase," a natural initiation ritual to adulthood. What if it's not? What if it's a mental disorder in need of help? We hear from the always-entertaining comedian and writer Jen Kirkman about her efforts to understand her head. We also talk with Jennifer Rothman, NAMI's Sr. Manager for Youth and Young Adult Initiatives and Dr. Sue Swearer of the University of Nebraska. Plus, a montage of past guests trying to figure out what the hell happened in adolescence.
Pete Holmes Looks for Meaning and Membership
The Hilarious World of Depression
You might know Pete Holmes from his many standup specials, his talk show, or Crashing, the HBO series he created and starred in. You might not know the long and varied spiritual path he's traveled in his life. Pete was an incredibly devout Christian, living by the Bible and obsessed with avoiding eternal damnation. Following traumatic life events, he arrived first at atheism and finally at a consciousness-based worldview influenced by thinkers like Ram Dass and Joseph Campbell. Sticking around for all parts of that journey: a love of comedy and some rather aggressive anxiety and depression. You can pre-order John's book at bit.ly/HilariousWorldBook.
The Rolling Stones: Fugitives in Exile
DISGRACELAND
Gun fights, heroin trafficking, burglaries, kidnapping threats, intra-band infidelity and the greatest rock ‘n’ roll record ever made, Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones created this album as fugitives––tax fugitives––exiled from their homeland to the French Riviera and desperate to keep their career afloat after a near decade of scandal and near financial ruin amidst a cast of colorful characters including Gram Parsons, Anita Pallenberg, starlets, aristocrats, drug dealers, junkies and thieves. All of the chaos contributed to one of Keith Richards’ and Mick Jagger’s finest creative achievements, a wholly new and unique interpretation of America. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
442 - Best Of - Teresa Strasser
Mental Illness Happy Hour
Listener-Voted #1 episode of 2011 and for good reason. The Emmy-nominated writer/performer brings it. She opens up about her struggles, insecurities and fear of not being cut out to be a mother. Find her on social media @TeresaStrasser Teresa is the author of the awesome and hilarious book Exploiting My Baby.  For more about her go to www.TeresaStrasser.com Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
#236 Jenny Pentland
Mental Illness Happy Hour
The mother of four talks about her unstable upbringing by her famous mom (Roseanne Barr),  her stints in juvenile lock down facilities, her battles with food and her sometimes crippling anxiety.  
Living By Design 6 - Learn To Claim And Accept Praise!
Phil in the Blanks
In the sixth installment of his series Living By Design on the fan-favorite “Phil in the Blanks” podcast, Dr. Phil continues his discussion of the 16 steps people can take to come out on top - from learning to claim and accept praise, to knowing your real currency. For more information: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/
Living By Design Series Part 1
Phil in the Blanks
On this episode, I will be "Phil -ing in the Blanks" in your life. This is my new series where I will help you get “the edge” in your life. I want you to know who you are, and more importantly how you got to be there.  The only person you have to control, to make a huge change in your life is you.  What I want you to do is start Living by Design and have a definition of what success is in your life.  I want us to come away with a plan that you can get excited about. ….and that’s what this series is all about! For worksheets and more: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/
Living By Design 7 - The Master Plan
Phil in the Blanks
Dr. Phil is continuing to discuss the 16 steps you can take to come out on top – a playbook for life. Are you reactive or proactive? How can change your life by doing a few key strategies 30 minutes everyday? Listen in and learn how having a plan, keeping things “close to the vest” and always being in investigatory mode can propel you to the top!
Living By Design 5 - How To Be A Winner And Come Out On Top
Phil in the Blanks
If you want to be a winner, Dr. Phil says there are 16 things you need to do to get ahead and come out on top. On this week’s all new Living By Design Phil in the Blanks podcast, learn what you can do to maximize your position in life.“I am going to tell you why winners win and losers lose, and trust me, it is not an accident and it’s not luck,” Dr. Phil says. “You could be a Goody Two-shoes, or you can be a winner; but you can’t be both.” 
Living By Design 9 - Pick Your Battles
Phil in the Blanks
Dr. Phil says, “Never put yourself in an untenable position by picking a battle that you don’t need to fight and don’t know with great certainty, that you can win.” For more information: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/
Living By Design 8 - Working On Your Playbook For Life
Phil in the Blanks
Are you bold enough to stretch yourself? Find out in the eighth installment of Living By Design. In this episode, Dr. Phil tells listeners, “You have to believe enough in yourself to get out there and reach for what you want,” and discusses working on your Playbook for Life.
Living By Design Part 4
Phil in the Blanks
Life is riddled with bad guys so in the latest installment of Living By Design series Dr. Phil teaches you how to identify the people who will “screw you over” and “take what is yours” -- and how to protect yourself and those you love. Learn about BAITERs and the Evil 8 qualities that identify a BAITER so you can win in the world. It’s time to learn how the world really works, not how you wish it worked. https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/
Living By Design Series Part II
Phil in the Blanks
Are you ready to put yourself first and start accomplishing your goals to get to where you want to be in life? Dr. Phil says it’s never too late to get started -- and he’s going to tell you what you need to do to get an edge in your life in his Living by Design series. Learn the seven core characteristics of a champion and how to achieve them. For more information: http://www.drphilintheblanks.com
Living By Design Part III
Phil in the Blanks
What are the ten defining moments in your life? What seven critical choices have you made? And who are the five pivotal people that you’ve encountered along the way? These are just a few of the questions that Dr. Phil explores on his next podcast that could help reveal why you're where you are right at this moment. For more information: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com
Dr. Phil and Sergeant Adam Plantinga: '400 Things Cops Know'
Phil in the Blanks
Veteran police sergeant and author of 400 Things Cops Know and Police Craft, Adam Plantinga, is Dr. Phil’s guest on this week’s Phil in the Blanks podcast. Ever wonder what a cop knows? How they think? What they feel? How they cope with the streets? How they do their jobs? Sgt. Adam Plantinga knows the answers to all these questions. That’s because he’s been a cop for almost twenty years and he’s smart. And funny. And honest. Thankfully for us he’s turned his life into best-selling books that share his sometimes shocking, breathtaking experiences and insights- books that screenwriters and crime novelists use to help them create believable characters and stories. Turns out being a cop is not at all like what we see on television and in the movies. What do cops think about the communities they serve? Racial profiling? Gun control? Interrogation? Diversity training? Fearing for one’s life? Dealing with the bad ten percent ninety percent of the time? Their mental health? What do they really need? If you care about how to understand and help the men and women who keep you safe then you need to get yourself settled in and listen to Dr. Phil’s conversation with San Francisco Police Officer and Author Adam Plantinga. For more information: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/
Oprah Winfrey - "The Path Made Clear"
Phil in the Blanks
Dr. Phil and Oprah Winfrey have been close friends and professional colleagues since she first invited him to be a regular contributor on The Oprah Winfrey Show over 23 years ago. On the latest episode of Phil in the Blanks, Dr. Phil says that he’s never forgotten the help Oprah gave him. He also reveals that he sends her a message - at least twice a year – “Just for the purpose of telling you how much I appreciate how much you’ve done for me and my family.” Hear more from Oprah, and learn all about her new book: The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose, on this week’s podcast. Featuring anecdotes from her life, as well as the lives of renowned figures such as Brené Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jay-Z, Ellen DeGeneres and others, in the book Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. For more information: https://www.drphilintheblanks.com/
I Love You I Love You I Love You
The Cut on Tuesdays
Marriage: Why do we bother? Our theory is that it all comes down to a good story--so this week, we've got two couples with really good stories. First, she's Deaf and he's hearing. Second, a couple who met while he was serving 25 years in prison.And... we want to hear from you! We're working on an episode about calling our moms -- because, at any given time, there's a decent chance we should probably call our moms. But what's the thing you really need to call you mom about, the call you've been putting off? Is there a confession you've been too afraid to make? A question you've always wanted to ask? Or an apology that's long overdue? Psych yourself up by giving us a call and telling us about it. And, if you want us to help you out with your mom call, leave your name and number and we'll see what we can do. Our number is 413-247-4698.