Recovery Talks: The Podcast

Curated exclusively for Rock and Recovery™ , musician and recovery advocate Marc Lee Shannon reveals the tactics, routines, and habits of musicians, business leaders, and world-class performers on their personal recovery journey. Marc provides his guests a safe space to share their stories and how they are not just surviving but thriving in recovery. For more information, visit

Recent Episodes

Aug. 1, 2022

Death By Poison

To most people, yet another opioid death might seem like just another statistic. But for Ed and Brighid Hillmuth, the tragic end of their son, Christopher, shattered their world, leaving them with the enormous task of trying to make sense …

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July 30, 2022

Please, Somebody Pull My Brake

Get ready for a high-energy, rapid-fire episode of genuine, forthright conversation on faith-based recovery! In substance-use recovery herself, Angel Nichols is the Clinical Coordinator for Arc Recovery Services in Akron, Ohio. She and Marc engage in a f...

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July 18, 2022

Radical Acceptance

Danica Adams doesn’t mince words, and when it comes to telling her recovery story, she is not shy. Honesty is not in short supply. It takes profound courage to describe such a complex and deeply personal narrative. At 14, her …

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July 11, 2022

152 Days and Counting

Ten years. Ten years of ‘skill-building’. That’s a good amount of time. Musician and writer Kevin McManus built up a decade of the ‘skills’ that enable those with a substance-use disorder to hone their craft. The craft of being dishonest. …

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June 13, 2022

The Waiting, The Wearing-Through, and the Willingness

Just the memories and a microphone. No safety-net. Nothing to fall back on. Just like that decision to finally ask for help, sometimes the realization that the time has come and it is now can only be arrived at by …

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June 1, 2022

Just a Dad from Akron

"Be the change that you want to be." It was a seemingly simple decision to change schools that moved the momentum of a young person's life trajectory. It would be easier, he thought. Closer to home. That fateful choice would …

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