Pain and Suffering

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Creation Date April 3rd, 2020
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These are the podcasts chosen by Lauren Passell for this week's theme, *Pain and Suffering.*
  1. We look at how our culture's massive effort to address pain has paradoxically increased it. And we follow one young girl as she struggles through a bizarre and extreme treatment program. NOTE: The treatment in this episode is administered by trained professionals in a hospital setting (and should not be implemented without medical supervision).
  2. A few years ago, something happened to Bodies producer and host Allison Behringer: sex started to hurt. She tried to ignore it; she tried researching it online. Her gynecologist told her it would go away. But it didn't. Sex was painful and no one around her seemed to understand. This episode is her personal quest to not only find out what was causing it, but also to learn how to advocate for herself. Her journey to figure out what’s wrong expands into the science and history of sexual and reproductive health. In the end, she discovers the culprit is a ubiquitous presence in many women's lives. To learn more about painful sex and to share your own story, visit our Facebook group here. Nothing is off the table, and everyone is welcome. 
  3. Dr. Gabor Maté is a world-renowned trauma expert who can (and will) deconstruct your happy childhood in a matter of minutes. At least, that’s what he did to our host, Stephanie. We start this episode with the question, “Why?” Why would someone get addicted to opioids? In this riveting interview, Dr. Maté expands our definition of trauma, breaks down how childhood trauma leaves wounds and how addictions of every kind are an attempt to soothe those wounds, and explains that healing is possible. Please note, Last Day contains strong language, mature themes, and may not be appropriate for all listeners.  Somatic Experiencing from Peter Levine Sensory Motor from Pat Ogden Emotional Feeding Therapy MDMA and other psychedelic therapy studies Compassion Inquiry from Dr. Gabor Maté Internal Family Systems therapy from Richard Shwartz Ketamine Therapy  EMDR Therapy Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Disorder Mouthpeace with Michael and Pele Bennett Transcriptions available shortly after air date at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  4. Emergency rooms often bill you a “cover charge” just for walking in the door, and it can be thousands of dollars.That’s in addition to the huge markup on everything that happens there: seven bucks for a band-aid. Twenty dollars for a couple of pills.Reporter Sarah Kliff has collected more than a thousand ER bills from her readers at Vox.She was an expert on health care before starting this project — she covered it for years at the Washington Post before moving to Vox — but even she found plenty of surprises.Find Us OnlineWebsite: http://armandalegshow.comTwitter: UsHost: Dan Weissman ( Whitney Henry-Lester ( Producer: Daisy Rosario (@RunDMR)Audio Wizardy: Adam Raymonda ( David Winer ( adapted from a drawing posted to flickr by Wellness Corporate Solutions.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

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