Episodes

Nov. 29, 2021

The Master Manipulators

Relationships can be both intensely gratifying and amazingly complex. And they’re made even more challenging if a relationship in…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Helping-Each-Other Magic

Recovery. And ‘creativity’. Are they light-years from each other? Distant cousins? Or soul-mates? The seemingly divergent paths o…

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Nov. 16, 2021

Being OK Where You Are

As a functional addict, Christopher Wimmer made every effort early on to, in his words, ‘get as messed up as possible as often as…

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Nov. 8, 2021

Too Blessed To Be Stressed

What happens when nobody wants you around. When you’re ‘unemployable’. When you’ve burned every bridge.  At an early age, Clyde H…

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Nov. 1, 2021

Grief Brain

‘Grief’ is transformational on a variety of levels.  Helping others through their time of grief within the scope of an occupation…

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Oct. 25, 2021

When the Spinning Stops

It’s a dichotomy and an irony: When Zach Friedhoff’s mother passed away, that event provoked a kind of a mental pirouette, one th…

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Oct. 11, 2021

Navigating Without

In this second installment of a 4-part series on 'grief,' host Marc Lee Shannon introduces us to his close friend, Terry Weaver. …

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Oct. 4, 2021

You Gotta Tell This Story

As a photographer, telling the story of a cancer patient’s journey would be difficult enough. But what if the patient was also yo…

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Sept. 27, 2021

Thank You, COVID

Seasoned touring music-technician Abbey Wright is an anomaly: she has a keen sense of gratitude for COVID-19 and what it brought …

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Sept. 20, 2021

Everyone‘s a Snowflake

Emily Beers didn’t get in to this because she is a recovering addict, and she didn’t learn about it out of a book.  As the Progra…

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Sept. 13, 2021

Hangin‘ with the Winners

“I accepted the fact that I was going to die before I was 40.”   Tower of Power founder and saxophonist Emilio Castillo was divin…

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Sept. 6, 2021

Coins In Our Pockets

Coins in our pockets. What if the years of our life were a representation of those jangles and jingles in our pouches, and each d…

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April 15, 2021

Season 2 Finale - Did We Help?

Aside from ‘how does it sound’ and ‘did we have cool guests’ and should we change the theme music’ and all of the questions that …

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April 8, 2021

The Big Moment

How do you know? And what do you do when you DO know? In this episode, Marc turns the guest microphone over to Dr. Doug Smith, th…

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April 2, 2021

When You Think You Call the Shots

Jeff Dafler thought he could call the shots. People sometimes think that when they feel like they play the role of God. But when …

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March 25, 2021

You're Not Gonna Be Here

Imagine you wake up in a recovery-room at the hospital after a procedure, and the first thought you have is: maybe I should be in…

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March 18, 2021

I Had Everything and I Had Nothing

For over a decade, drummer Troy Luccetta lived the dream. Record deals. World tours. And all the ‘fringe benefits’ that come with…

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March 11, 2021

I Loved Being Loved

Angels. Celestial beings who make their influence felt in our galaxy, in our world. How do they come to be? And if they present t…

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March 4, 2021

I Looked Really Great on Paper

‘Bad-Ass-ery’ comes in many forms. But it usually doesn’t reveal itself wearing a white lab coat. For Dr. Nicole Labor, getting t…

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Feb. 25, 2021

Higher Power, Higher Purpose

Nashville producer, session-player, teacher, and 12-year Darius Rucker band-member Lee Turner is unashamed to admit it and pulls …

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Feb. 18, 2021

Showing Up Messy

Mary K. Riley possesses a list of degrees and academic accolades as long as your arm. And as a recovering alcoholic and addict, s…

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Feb. 12, 2021

Living Two Days At a Time

“If you can’t kill yourself, maybe you ought to learn how to live”. These words coursed through the brain of Krishna Pendyala, wh…

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Feb. 4, 2021

I Was So Damaged

“They wouldn’t pick on you if you just sat down and shut up’. Metal guitarist and boutique amp-designer Curran Murphy utilized th…

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Jan. 28, 2021

The Power of the Benefit of the Doubt

NEOMED Chair of Psychiatry and ‘compassion bad-ass’ Dr. Randon Welton joins the podcast as he and Marc flip the switch and spotli…

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