May 30, 2017

30: Mysterious Deaths

It is said that the five most stressful life events are divorce, moving, major illness, job loss, and the death of a loved one. We search for answers and understanding in any crisis for closure and justice. The death of …

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May 11, 2017

29: Sexual Harassment

Jennifer joins me for this week's episode about sexual harassment in the workplace and out in public. It's a topic that is getting more attention in the media with much debate on what is and isn't considered harassment. I fe...

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April 28, 2017

28: Not Letting Go

On this week's episode, we dive into near death experiences and learn more about how health facilities treat patients. Jess shares her story about suicide and being revived. Shawn has pancreatitis and put into a medically ind...

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April 13, 2017

27: Domestic Abuse

On average 3 women are murdered every day by their husband or partner. According to the national domestic abuse center, 1 in 4 women are victims of abuse. Please find thehotline.org or call 1-800-799-7233 On this week's episo...

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March 17, 2017

26: Stabbed in the Back

You ever wonder what the prequel to the Peripheral was? Aaron and I have shared many of our own personal stories on the podcast but I wanted to hear listener stories. This was my first interview I did almost a …

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March 15, 2017

25: Strokes, Concussions, and Endometriosis

Things happen to us in life that we just can not plan for. Most of the time we can recover quickly and pick up where we left off. The bodies we occupy can be uncooperative and fragile. Doctors are not …

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March 8, 2017

24: OCD

I hear a lot of people say their OCD is kicking in and have seen memes on the internet for OCD people ranging from perfectly placed dominoes to OCD tests. Most of what we see or hear about OCD misrepresents …

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Feb. 10, 2017

23: Remembering Anne

Anytime we suffer a terrible tragedy we always second guess, point fingers, and place blame. On this episode, I speak with Rob who suffered the loss of a child while living in China. When his daughter Anne got sick, Rob …

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Jan. 27, 2017

22: Brushes with the Law

We all have done stupid stuff in our lives. I asked for stories about getting arrested and I got them! I received so many I only responded to the first 3. Brian, Jamie and Colin share stories ranging from a …

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Jan. 18, 2017

21: Why We Don't Report Rape

It's hard to wrap your head around the untold number of unreported rapes that happen. It also might be hard for some to understand why we don't report when we've been assaulted or raped. In this episode I speak with …

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Dec. 28, 2016

20: Purging the Pain

I've never had much exposure to eating disorders and did not understand the havoc they wreak on the human body. On this episode I speak with Kristel and Lauren who both suffer from bulimia. This wasn't an easy episode for …

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Dec. 15, 2016

19: Making a Ruckus!

For this episode I speak with Ruckus who walks me through the underground world of male sex work. It's a casual conversation about how he keeps himself safe while still delivering services to new clients. Forewarning, this e...

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Nov. 27, 2016

18: Blood is Thicker Than Water

I've always felt slightly alienated during the holidays. Everyone seems to love the time they get to spend with their families. I rarely speak with my mother and try to avoid family get togethers at all costs. Instead I make...

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Oct. 31, 2016

17: My Story

I'm turning 40 so this week I'd like to give the listeners what they want. Apparently "my story" is in high demand. I talk about all the times I was arrested, my drug use and give personal details about my …

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Oct. 31, 2016

16: Ghost Stories

Inspired by Art Bell's Ghost to Ghost I bring you 3 terrifying listener stories that will leave you questioning everything you believe. Danielle kicks us off with a story about a little boy who is upset that his photos have …

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Oct. 18, 2016

15: Never Sleep Again

Where do we really go when we sleep? What, really, are our dreams? Do you dread falling asleep at night? Maybe you know something is waiting for you once your consciousness slips into that darker astral plane. Over 70 milli...

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Sept. 30, 2016

14: A Rock and a Hard Place

Chronic pain is a medical condition doctors have struggled to treat. When medicines like oxycodone and hydrocodone hit the market, they seemed like a near-magic answer. As doctors were assured by manufacturers that these new...

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Sept. 27, 2016

13: Side Effects

For almost 60 years marijuana has been a Schedule I drug, prohibited by the government like heroin from 1937 until 1996, when California first allowed marijuana to be legally used for medical purposes. For nearly 5,000 years ...

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Sept. 14, 2016

12: The Unconditional Love of Natalia Aggiano

Ever question the bounds of forgiveness and love? Natalia Aggiano suffered the murder of her mother at the hands of her father. Yet that isn't all there is to this story. Natalia will grant the ultimate forgiveness while bei...

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Aug. 29, 2016

11: A Tale of Two Erins

At 17, my guest Erin from Australia gets her first real job. Her boss trusts her enough to give her access to his computer. But when he leaves for a week and asks her to get promo photos, she's horrified …

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Aug. 22, 2016

10: Grief vs. Depression

My guest Ann has experienced a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder that results in extreme mood swings and depression. With the sudden loss of her young son, she embarks on a personal journey that reveals an unwavering in...

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July 29, 2016

9: The Road to Hell is Paved in Silk

The Silk Road was famed in days of old as a mysterious, magical route to purchase exotic goods from then little-known India and China. The Silk Road of modern times, built on the Dark Web by a troubled libertarian tech …

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July 20, 2016

8: Authoritative Religion

On this episode I'm joined by Mary from Brisbane, Australia, who was brought up Jehovah's Witness. She talks about being raised believing the end of the world was near and only the anointed had seats in heaven. Because of her...

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July 13, 2016

7: Stalkers

Guests Molly and Kelly share their terrifying stories of being stalked and raped. We discuss why rape goes unreported, the helplessness that accompanies trauma, and the internalizing of blame. If you've been in this situation...

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