Season 1,
53 min

Episode 8: Abuses and Whatnot (with Paul Gilmartin)

March 09, 2016

In which we get together with Paul Gilmartin (comedian and host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour) to discuss childhood abuse, the importance of being part of a community, learning how to be vulnerable, why we minimize our own traumas, and how serial killer stories can be oddly comforting. Plus: Alice opens up about a secret she’s been keeping for almost 3 decades. Then: our delightful things this week include a dog story worth waiting for.

Trigger warnings for talk about sexual abuse/assault, though no graphic depictions are used.


Paul Gilmartin’s The Mental Illness Happy Hour site:

His episode with Jonice Webb:

Co-narcissism: a mini-episode:

Paul’s Ask a Republican:

Trauma Stewardship:

Elouise Taylor:

Paul’s morning read: Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth.

Love will keep us together and tear us apart:


Our intro/outro music is “Shame Spiral” by Tacocat:

Get Together by the Youngbloods:

Happy Bird Polka by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD) (c) 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. Ft: Stefan Kartenberg (JeffSpeed68)

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