The Struggle Bus: Self-Care, Mental Health, and Other Hilarious Stuff

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about sick beds and sick presents. Then they answer listener emails about dealing with gaslighting and manipulative people and how to cope with depression.

Direct download: Episode_78__50_50_Adorable_Terrifying.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about Christmas trees and out of office days. Then they answer listener emails about trigger warnings, how to know if your therapist is on your political wavelength, starting meds, and possibly initiating a long distance relationship with a friend.

 
Direct download: Episode_77__Ghosting_But_Telling_You.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about amazing live performances and hot chocolate candles. Then they answer listener emails about marriage troubles and libido mismatch.

Direct download: Episode__76_RUFKM.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 8:23am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally debrief about how their Thanksgivings went. Then they answer listener emails about how to maybe cut off an emotionally abusive dad and keeping your morale up during an endless job search.

 
Direct download: Episode_75__Emotional_Backpocket.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 2:10am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk even more about talking about the election. Then they answer listener emails about how to handle spending the holidays with your family when you’re expecting some ~static~.

Direct download: Episode_74__We_Keep_Going.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 12:01am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk a bunch about current events and related topics (and feelings). Then they answer listener emails about how to argue with a bigot and how to live with your ex.

Direct download: Episode_73__Lots_of_Feelings_Lots_of_Opinions.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this special short episode Kate and Sally wax nervous but optimistic on the election and self-care. (Many apologies for the "crackling noise" on Kate's end. Unless you liked it in which case YOU'RE WELCOME.)

Direct download: Episode_72__Election_Ballyhoo.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 7:57am EST

On this episode: Gremlins (the movie and the IMDB page), the greatness of Phoebe Cates, plus listener emails about dealing with brain fog and how to cope with feelings of extreme jealousy.

Direct download: Episode_71___Make_Three_Discoveries.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 7:12am EST

On this episode: Taking care of your body-ody-ody with p.t. and massage, salvaging a friendship that’s been through it, and how to deal with life stress when 2016 feels like the worst year ever. Also, exciting news about how to support TSB!

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Direct download: Episode_70.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 7:50am EST

Episode 69: Killer Metaphors

On this episode: Extended jibber jabber on the debate and related topics (sorry), plus listener emails about living with an ex and supporting a non-binary partner with an eating disorder.

Direct download: Episode_69__Killer_Metaphors.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode: The mind body connection and misogyny in comedy. Plus listener emails about weird energy between friends who might like-like each other and how to deal with missing your old therapist so much.

Direct download: Episode_68__Thank_you_Dr._Zizmor.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 8:05am EST

On this episode: Taking a day off of work, cycling in Manhattan, awesome therapists, and why light roast coffee is trash. Plus listener emails about whether you should give up on your dreams and how to trust when you have a history of sexual assault and dudes betraying your trust.

Direct download: Episode_67__Pure_Imagination_1.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode: Fear and loathing re: the state of the world. Plus listener emails about: friends who don’t seem to get what you’re going through mental health-wise and parenting your partner’s kid.

Direct download: _Episode_66__Put_All_Your_Feelings_Into_Me.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 6:56am EST

On this episode: Extra long and rambling jibber jabber, plus listener emails about setting boundaries with parents, people who mistreat service personnel, and healing from/processing rape.

Direct download: Episode_65__There_Go_All_My_F_ks.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode: Coming out as non-binary, porn and feminism, and patching things up with a friend who might be emotionally unstable.

Direct download: Episode_64__Queer_Reading_Club.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode: late bloomers, work stress and processing PTSD, caring for traumatized kids, and creating emotional distance from a toxic parent. 

Direct download: Episode_63__Springsteening.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Episode 62: AOL Dot Chat

On this episode: Dancing and not dancing, therapy dogs, inconsiderate partners, being triggered by a co-worker’s shenanigans, and awkward situations with a former friend.

Direct download: Episode_62__AOL_Dot_Chat.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 9:13am EST

On this episode: Patriarchy in comedy (and also everywhere), recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship, wtf is talent anyway, and feeling torn between multiple career/life paths.

Direct download: Episode_61__Patriarchy___Comedy___Burn_It_Down.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 12:58am EST

On this episode: the “friend zone” (LOL), parents are (sometimes awful) people, too, being friends with someone you want to date, your friend’s terrible partner, and a toxic ex who demands closure.

Direct download: Episode_60__Reconnoiter.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode, Kate and Sally answer listener emails about sexual assault, sex drive mismatch, and dating with depression.

Direct download: Episode_59__Just_Asking_Questions_3.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 7:11am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about dealing with an unreliable friend who lies a lot, handling the end of a long relationship, and dealing with a difficult dad.

Direct download: Episode_58__The_Adventures_of_Loopy_and_Peanut_Butter.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 8:18am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about dealing with disrespectful relatives, whether you should intervene in a workplace outing, and body image/self-love. 

Direct download: Episode_57__Take_What_You_Need.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about how to respond to a friend’s declaration of love/attraction, and staying in touch with siblings who live with the parents you’re no longer talking to.

Direct download: Episode_56__Pluto_Truther_1.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about listener-suggested topics including: dog park adventures, living in NYC, dealing with breakups, performative allyship, happy life moments, and more!

Direct download: Episode_55__BONUS_EPISODE_Celebrities__Dogs_and_Celebrity_Dogs.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about: recovering from the suicide of a loved one, figuring out if that flirtatious person likes you, and what to do when your co-workers are the worst.

Direct download: Episode_54__Well_Let_Me_Ask_You_This.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about Orlando, allyship, and Pride. Then they answer listener emails about: stress management when you hate your job and are looking for a new one, figuring out your gender identity, and how to deal with feeling like a failure in your career.

Direct download: Episode_53__Drapering.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about all kindsa stuff listeners asked us to discuss: age differences in relationships, emotional vampires, how the hell to have a healthy relationship, setting boundaries, and also a buncha stuff about themselves!

Direct download: Episode_52__Know_When_To_Edit_The_Scene_Grab_Bag_Bonus_Episode.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 7:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about: coming out and whether you even "have to,” what to do when you’re not sexually attracted to your partner, and how to deal with feeling isolated and longing for intimacy and connection.

Direct download: Episode_51__Dip_Your_Toe_In_It.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 8:08am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about an age difference in a relationship, the importance of supportive friends in the aftermath of abuse, and what to do about therapyfail after therapyfail.

Direct download: Episode_50__A_Heap_of_Flaming_Garbage.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 8:12am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about body positivity, life and job anxiety, and helping a partner find a therapist.

Direct download: Episode_49__Step_Dave.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 6:58am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about: how to move on from past relationships, the question "Am I a mansplainer?," and how to deal with a condescending--ahem--mansplainer in your group martial arts class. 

Direct download: Episode_48__Actually.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 5:07am EST

On this episode super special guest co-host Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) joins Kate and Sally to answer questions about: how to deal with feeling super hopeless, telling your therapist about a (possible) eating disorder, and what to do when you hate your job but can’t seem to land a new one.

Direct download: Episode_47__Welcome_To_The_Clown_Show.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 9:21am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about toxic family situations, resources for a partner who's transitioning in a small rural town, and the whys and hows of contacting exes.

Direct download: Episode_46__Emotional_Explosion.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 10:25am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about: helping a partner who’s burning out, relationships with big age differences, and toxic, racist a-holes in your friend group.

Direct download: Episode_45__Molehills_Out_Of_Mountains.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 11:37am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about: loving community but loathing groupthink, how to handle your partner’s unhealthy relationships, and how being in therapy impacts your relationship.

Tweet at Kate and Sally or the podcast! Plus, find a “Struggle Buddy” on Twitter at #StrugglePodBuds420.

We are now on SoundcloudStitcher and Instagram! www.strugglebuspodcast.com

Direct download: Episode_44__Thats_What_She_Said.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 7:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally share some listener updates and feedback and answer emails about people who judge your reproductive choices, difficult mothers-in-law, and leaving the toxic comfort zone of your parents’ home.

Direct download: Episode_43__The_Toxic_Comfort_Zone.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Episode 42: Mrs. Coach

On this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about a possibly toxic roller derby community, when and why you shouldn't intervene in someone else’s problems, moving away from home for the first time, and body image issues.

Direct download: Episode_42__Mrs._Coach.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 6:37am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally welcome a very special guest co-host: Molly Knefel (@mollyknefel) of Radio Dispatch. They answer questions about dealing with a guy who is maybe kind of a creep, libido mismatch in a relationship, and resources for trans identified people.

Direct download: Episode_41__Molly_s_Bachelorette_Party.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode Kate and Sally answer listener emails about academic trouble mixed with impostor syndrome and how talk to a friend with benefits about pursuing a relationship. Also! Lots of new ways/places to follow us online and interact with other listeners!

We are now on Soundcloud, Stitcher and Instagram!

 

Direct download: Episode_40__The_Hot_Mess_Express_1.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode Kate and Sally announce an exciting new thing. Then they answer emails about choosing a career path, being a trans ally and dealing with TERFs, and how to spend your free time doing stuff that makes you feel enriched and productive. Also, they discuss Kevin Costner.

Direct download: The_Struggle_Bus_Field_of_Tubbs_Dreams.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode Kate and Sally discuss working with someone you want to date, how to start dating at all, getting closure and whether that’s even a thing anyway, and how to deal with boundary-less people/communities.

Direct download: Struggle_Bus_The_Situationship.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 9:00am EST

In this episode Kate and Sally discuss what to throw or break when you’re in an uncontrollable rage. Then they answer emails about figuring out dating, siblings with addiction, and how to do self-care when you’re depressed.

Direct download: Struggle_Bus_Winona_Ryder.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Episode 36: Lean In

On this episode Kate and Sally answer emails about open relationships, making a huge and scary life change, and overbearing parents. They also mispronounce "Neko Atsume" over and over. 

Direct download: Struggle_Bus_Lean_In.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 8:31am EST

In this episode Kate and Sally re-cap the live show and answer emails about supporting an unambitious partner, grieving the loss of a companion animal, and dealing with the stigma of a mental illness diagnosis.

Direct download: Struggle_Bus_Corgi_in_a_Bowtie.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

In this episode Kate and Sally and special guests Janeane Garofalo and Chemda Hennessy answer audience questions at the first-ever Struggle Bus LIVE. Complete with lots of laughs and a doozy of a blooper. Recorded at Union Hall in Brooklyn on February 8th, 2016.

Direct download: StruggleBusLiveSorryBirdie.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 9:56am EST

In this episode a fan from Norway teaches Kate and Sally how to properly pronounce Lykke Li’s name. Then they discuss Neko Atsume, how to talk to people about old self-harm scars, friendship triangles in which one friend might be abusive, and going to the gynecologist.

Direct download: SBEp33NekoAtsume.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 12:23pm EST

In this episode Kate and Sally get kinda loopy. They answer emails about looking for jobs when you’re gender non-conforming, flirting outside of your relationship, and what to do when a friend makes out with your crush. Plus, show bloopers!

Get tickets to Struggle Bus Live on February 8 at Union Hall in Brooklyn with Janeane Garofalo and Chemda Hennessy!

Direct download: SB_Final.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

In this episode Kate and Sally talk self-care, support networks, and squirrels. They answer emails about disclosing mental health stuff to employers, life after toxic families and what therapy is like, and leaving your shame shell to embark on a new career. 

Get tickets to Struggle Bus Live on February 8 at Union Hall in Brooklyn with Janeane Garofalo and Chemda Hennessy!

Direct download: SB22_1.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 11:32am EST

In this episode Kate and Sally have a VERY BIG announcement about their live show on February 8 at Union Hall in Brooklyn. Buy tickets at strugglebuspodcast.com! Then they answer emails about how and when to talk to your partner about the longterm, what to do when you’re in an LTR with someone who’s away a lot, and what to do when you’re partner doesn’t accept who you are.

Direct download: SB2_1.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 11:03am EST

In this episode Kate and Sally talk about movies and not making new year’s resolutions. Then they discuss why it’s NBD to not have much sexual/romantic experience, how to prevent co-dependence from taking root in a super intimate friendship, and knowing when to stop educating people in favor of practicing self-care.

STRUGGLE BUS LIVE IS COMING TO BROOKLYN FEBRUARY 8TH! 

 

Direct download: SB1.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

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