Season 1

Dec. 3, 2020

Blowing on the Embers (From the 'Gettysburg of Modern Recovery')

Legendary broadcaster, ‘Rock and Recovery’ host, and long-time Summit veteran Garrett Hart sits on the other side of the microphone as he and Marc talk about the beginnings of ‘Rock and Recovery’, how the show came to be, why the …

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Nov. 25, 2020

Less Can Be Enough

While he may be alone for this Holiday, Marc shares a recipe for being appreciative and grateful during this singular Thanksgiving event. With inspiration from the Dalai Lama, carefully-chosen excerpts from a timely periodical, a special 12-Step story, ...

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Nov. 19, 2020

Running On Self-Will

It’s easier to blow 15k on drugs and alcohol than you might think. ITAL founder David Smeltz shares his journey from the darkness in to the light with Marc Lee Shannon, as he charts his path from occasional user to …

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Nov. 12, 2020

The Corrosive Rust of Resentment

A challenging childhood. A disruptive marriage. And a peeling-away of self-worth. For musician Stephanie Kranik, all of these life-events contributed to her drug and alcohol abuse, as well as her eating disorder. Follow Stephanie’s ongoing journey fro...

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Nov. 5, 2020

Mental Health Is Now My Full-Time Job

Documentary photographer, mall-historian, Instagram prophet, and native Akron, Ohio-music fan Jessica Anshutz joins Marc on the podcast. In this episode, Jessica chronicles her long, treacherous journey on the road to wellness and mental health. She talk...

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Oct. 29, 2020

Find the Bad-Asses

This time, no guest. "Recovery Talks: The Podcast" host Marc Lee Shannon flies solo. It's authentic, raw, and unembellished. We get the truth laid bare from his inaugural alcohol and drug abuse from early life family-structure chaos. We experience his …

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Oct. 22, 2020

Iron Sharpens Iron

Tommy Vext, front-man for the platinum-selling band Bad Wolves, joins Marc to talk about hit records, broken families, violent childhoods, and growing up poor without the benefit of role models. Playing in bands and getting high was all he knew, …

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Oct. 15, 2020

This...Is Your Daddy Now!

This episode of Recovery Talks features Chrissy Strong... songwriter, singer, single mom, and survivor in long-term sobriety. She describes the moment in a crack house when her dealer pointed to a pile of drugs. At that moment, she felt that …

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Oct. 8, 2020

I Stumble Into Everything

Seasoned touring- guitarist for the stars, Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett, Roger Daltrey, Ian Hunter and more), talks with Marc Lee Shannon about recovery, recording and rocking before and after getting clean over 30 years ago. This Bronx-born musician tells the...

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Oct. 2, 2020

This is Bigger Than Me...I Need Help!

Listen in as Marc talks with Cheryl McMillan, a skilled facilitator, narrative Enneagram teacher, and professional. A trauma survivor, Cheryl tells her own unique recovery story that includes childhood abuse and abandonment, as well as the fortuitous int...

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Sept. 24, 2020

Mom, I'm a Heroin Addict!

Performing musician Matt Vance talks to Marc about the various stages of his addiction and his recovery. Matt discusses his early years of substance use, his subsequent abuse, and then the eventual moment that lead to treatment and recovery. It …

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Sept. 16, 2020

The Issues Live In the Tissues

In this episode, Marc talks with Karin French, a former ‘corporate warrior’-turned Yoga instructor, who walks us through her journey of being powerless over alcohol to ‘sobriety-empowered’. Karin describes in detail how she encountered enlightenment on ...

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Aug. 26, 2020

'Stay Standing, Stay Sober, and Steady On: Prologue'

In this first episode, host Marc Lee Shannon zeroes in on the purpose of 'Recovery Talks: The Podcast'. He shares his vision for the show, talks about the 'mission' of 'Rock and Recovery' and its historical connection to Akron, Ohio …

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