Season 3

Dec. 28, 2021

Hurt People Hurt People

The ‘well of pain.’ For the person in long-term recovery, ‘pain’ is real. Sometimes unforgiving. What can begin the process towards healing? Or, maybe even better put: who? Can a frog? Marc thinks aloud in this final episode of Season …

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Dec. 20, 2021

The Road to Redemption

The Road to Redemption – Judge Susan Baker Ross If Season 3 of ‘Recovery Talks: The Podcast’ has shown us anything, it’s that addiction knows no gender, nationality, or social class. It can transform the lives of everyone from working …

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Dec. 15, 2021

Feeding the Malnourished Brain - Rachel Pollack

Can a person be active in recovery without realizing why they are in recovery? Rachel Pollack is such a person. Stricken with an eating disorder, sidelined by the pandemic, it wasn’t until months into beginning a recovery path that Rachel …

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Dec. 6, 2021

When The Wheels Come Off

When the Wheels Come Off - China Darrington This is not your average "girl who gets in trouble" recovery story. Let's face it: most 9-year-olds are playing soccer, making friends at grade school, or playing video games. Most are not …

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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 involves violence, particularly ‘intimate partner violence’. In this one-of-a-kind episode, Marc steers the recovery-conversa...

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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 of ‘staying clean and sober’ and ‘creating something musically’ collide in this latest episode. Hold on to your seats, becaus...

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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 possible. Luckily, early on, he also made a decision, after bouts with depression and suicidal thoughts, …

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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 Hensley already knew that with the obstacle of a speech-impediment, a beer or two could temporarily help him to overcome …

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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 compared to experiencing grief, personally, can be two completely different scenarios. But can one lean on the other? In …

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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 that, in his words, ‘caused a spinning that he hoped would stop’. And yet, as he and Marc …

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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. Terry recounts her 'magical' relationship with her husband, Jeff, and how a sudden lung cancer diagnosis sent shockwaves …

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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 your wife? In the initial offering of this season’s 4-part recovery series on ‘grief,’ Marc goes in-depth with …

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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 to her life. Marc explores Abbey’s recovery journey, in this poignant episode, and the addictions that nearly shut her …

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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 Program Administrator for Oriana House, it was a hole in her that made her yearn …

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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 diving down into a deep hole. But it wasn’t until he walked into a 12-step meeting that …

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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 day symbolized the spending of those coins. How many do we have? Is our change purse …

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