PLACEBO: How to Get Help

If you are having problems with your mental health, please get help. You’ve heard that before on this show and probably plenty of other places as well. But how do you actually do that? How do you go about finding professional help to get things on a better track? It’s a process that can be […]

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Mini-Season Ep 9: Love Hurts

When Lea Thau’s fiance left her, she felt all the feelings. Then she had their baby, and decided to start dating again. But, despite going out, nothing seemed to be clicking. Over and over. And eventually, she wanted to know why. Why didn’t men want to keep dating her? So she asked them. And recorded […]

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Mini-Season Ep 9: Love Hurts

When Lea Thau’s fiance left her, she felt all the feelings. Then she had their baby, and decided to start dating again. But, despite going out, nothing seemed to be clicking. Over and over. And eventually, she wanted to know why. Why didn’t men want to keep dating her? So she asked them. And recorded […]

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Mini-Season Ep 8: Dear Grown-ups

What do you wish your grown-ups had said to you when you were a kid? Especially while dealing with really hard stuff? We wanted to know, so we asked the Terrible Club – listeners who support the show – and they had some thoughts. Geez da wheeze, did they have some thoughts. You can join […]

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Mini-Season Ep 7: Naomi + Khaleel

Khaleel Thompson is an 18-year-old who loves music, reading, and his cat, Domino. Naomi is his mother, asking why four police officers fired more than 12 rounds at her son in a public park two weeks ago, leaving him in critical condition. The two of them are the humans behind a news headline – caught […]

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Mini-Season Ep 6: 19 Hours Ago

Grief is always fresh for someone, somewhere. Right now, someone is losing a friend. A partner. A parent. And they are entering a new role, a new relationship to their loved one, and to the world. Holly felt that grief. And she came in to share it with us. Fresh and undiluted. Just hours into […]

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A Lot Has Happened…

Hello, dear readers. I haven’t been around much because, go and figure, Things Got Worse. I’ll be using this as my platform in the upcoming months to go through much of this stuff. Hopefully, you’ll get something out of it. There will probably be a number of you that I alienate or who will think […]

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To All The People I Drunk Text Last Night…

…I lied. I wasn’t really drunk. Well, I was buzzing. I still have a really high tolerance to alcohol. REALLY high. My friends Andrew, Mika and I went out last night, April 3rd, and I absolutely needed to go out for some drinks. Unbeknownst to Andrew I needed something to cut the edge off all […]

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Last Night I Finally Fell Asleep Smiling

Today is the first day in a long while where I’ve been able to write. Why? I have time to burn as I take the train to work. My last two excursions driving into DC were excruciating exercises in anger management mixed with bouts of serenading my fellow traffic jam brethren with my renditions of […]

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The Results Are In: F* January

I’m going to give the tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) first for everyone before I get into this post so that if you want to stop reading you’ll at least get the gist of what I’m going through. So far, the month of January – spanning the past decade or so – has decidedly delivered […]

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One Lonely Journey Towards Responsible Drinking

I enjoy alcoholic beverages. A lot. In fact, you could say that I love to drink. And when I say ‘love to drink’ that should be read in capital, bold letters like “L-O-V-E to drink”. But I also have had to recently dig deep within myself and admit that I had a drinking problem. Before […]

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This is my morning.

I’m writing this here to document what my mornings are like. Why? I don’t want to forget. This has been my routine, for the better part of the past decade. There are a few variations over the years (vacations, roster of pets, trips to the gym) but for the most part this has been my […]

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Let’s try this again.

2014 has rolled around and I, for one, was completely ill prepared for it. Time is rushing by just like…um…some really trite metaphor for the quick passage of time. Hmmm. I think you can see why I haven’t updated this site for a while. My creative juices have evaporated to the point where all that’s […]

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I Cried All The Way Home

By reading the title of this post one would think that I’m one of this little piggies but, alas, I am not. Let me also preface this post by stating that Angela and I have two completely different views of making things public. While she is more reserved and private I’m willing to let people […]

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