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

Happy Holidays! Kate and Sally were unable to record this week, so we are re-releasing episode 28 from December 23rd 2015! On this episode, Kate and Sally suggest making a 5-year plan that starts with dumping your partner, the weird dynamic of men thinking you’re hitting on them when you’re super not, how to get through a tough break, and the hellishness that is dealing with a toxic family over the holidays.

Direct download: Episode_124__Blast_From_The_Past.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode, Kate and Sally discuss being sick and meditating on death. Then they answer listener emails about a friend in an abusive relationship, getting through the holidays while dealing with anxiety and depression, and moving in with a friend who you’re realizing is maybe racist.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

3:30 Opening Jibber Jabber

11:15 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

19:57 Email #1: What to do when a friend is in an abusive relationship

32:15 Email #2: Getting through the holidays while dealing with anxiety and depression

43:54 Email #3: moving in with a friend who you’re realizing is maybe racist

54:53 Song of the Week (Sally's pick)

Direct download: Episode_123__A_Dorgi_Named_Cider.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk for while about Lady Bird and audiobooks. Then they answer listener emails about what to do when it feels like the universe is ruining your life and how to handle a partner who’s not being awesome about your mental health needs.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

3:33 Opening Jibber Jabber

17:44 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

20:32 Email #1: What to do when it feels like the universe is ruining your life

30:52 Email #2: How to handle a partner who’s not being awesome about your mental health needs

48:43 Song of the Week (Kate's pick)

Direct download: Episode_122__Royals_Fever.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about solidarity square dancing and going to sleep. Then they answer listener emails about internalized homophobia, how to start over when you’ve lost everything, and tips for finding a new therapist.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

6:12 Opening Jibber Jabber

14:00 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

16:37 Email #1: Internalized homophobia

31:57 Email #2: How to start over when you’ve lost everything

39:55 Email #3: Tips for finding a new therapist

53:49 Song of the Week (Sally's pick)

Direct download: Episode_121__It_Was_Not_Chill.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about allyship and crying. Then they answer listener emails about how to deal with sexual harassment when you’re worried about retaliation, coming to terms with being single for a while, and feeling insecure about how your post-college life is going.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

3:30 Opening Jibber Jabber

15:03 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

21:26 Email #1: How to deal with sexual harassment when you’re worried about retaliation

35:43 Email #2: Coming to terms with being single for a while

47:05 Email #3: Feeling insecure about how your post-college life is going

1:03:17 Song of the Week (Katharine's pick)

Direct download: Episode_120__What_A_Week.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about Roy Moore, Louis CK, and their feelings and opinions about the news cycle of late. Then they answer listener emails about figuring out how to trust men and what to do when you hate your city and are feeling like you’re not yourself.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

3:45 - 27:57 Opening Jibber Jabber (CN: Talk about Louis CK, Roy Moore, allegations of sexual predation, molestation, pedophilia, sexual assault)

27:57 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

30:55 Email #1: Figuring out how to trust men

53:27 Email #2: What to do when you hate your city and are feeling like you’re not yourself

1:04:01 Song of the Week (Sally's pick)

 

Direct download: Episode_119__Distrust_of_Men_Sundae.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber extra long. Then they answer a listener email about what to do when your best friend starts dating an abusive ex.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

2:49 Opening Jibber Jabber

5:04 - 15:55 Opening Jibber Jabber continues with a CN: Allegations of sexual predation, emotional manipulation, the Texas shooting

21:35 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

27:27 Email: What to do when your best friend starts dating an abusive ex

52:10 Song of the Week (Kate's pick)

Direct download: Episode_118__Lots_Of_Feelings.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about the recent Kevin Spacey allegations. Then they answer questions about working two part-time jobs, unhealthy coping mechanisms, and how to make friends with cool people online.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

4:00 Kate's Opening Jibber Jabber

6:58 Sally's Opening Jibber Jabber (Content Note: Discussion of allegations agains Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment and abuse)

21:42 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

24:11 Email #1: Working two part-time jobs

31:24 Email #2: Unhealthy coping mechanisms

44:30 Email #3: How to make friends with cool people online

54:20 Song of the Week (Sally's pick)

Direct download: Episode_117__No_Jacket_Required.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

This is a recording of The Struggle Bus LIVE with special guests Josh Gondelman, Mychal Denzel Smith, Molly Knefel and surprise guest, ADVICE GIVING PUPPET Carl Mudgeon! Recorded on Wednesday, October 25th at Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY. 

Special thanks to HangAndHold for donating gifts for our audience game! Find them on Etsy at HangAndHold and Instagram at @hangandhold. Hand-painted + handmade goods to hang on your wall or hold in your hand. Made with love in BK.

 

 

Direct download: Episode_116__Start_With_A_Snake_-_The_Struggle_Bus_LIVE.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:41pm EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about #metoo and talk about self-care. Then they answer listener emails about shitty men in the workplace, traveling with family you can’t deal with, and how to be a better ally as a white, cis, able-bodied person.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

4:20 Opening Jibber Jabber

14:18 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

19:15 Email #1: Shitty men in the workplace

29:40 Email #2: Traveling with family you can’t deal with

37:47 Email #3: How to be a better ally as a white, cis, able-bodied person

52:30 Song of the Week (Sally's pick)

Direct download: Episode_115__Bro_Bingo.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about Harvey Weinstein and talk about needing to fix their sleep problems. Then they answer questions about improv and learning how to trust, and what to do when your best friend seems to be distancing themselves from you.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

4:36 Opening Jibber Jabber

16:37 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

22:14 Email #1: Improv classes and learning how to trust

38:32 Email #2: What to do when your best friend seems to be distancing themselves from you

49:03 Song of the Week (Katharine's pick)

 

Direct download: Episode_114__Trust_Muscle.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about toxic white masculinity and planetary influences. Then they answer questions about deepening friendships, making transition-related decisions, and processing toxic friend drama.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

6:21 Opening Jibber Jabber

15:04 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

17:29 Email #1: Deepening friendships and making transition-related decisions

33:37 Email #2: Processing toxic friend drama

47:14 Song of the Week (Sally's pick)

 

Direct download: Episode_113__Self-Criticism_Bender.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 8:03am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about doctors sometimes being great and guesting on other podcasts. Then they answer listener emails about getting back into dating, the agony of trying to land a job in your field, and anxiety about your parents being disappointed in your lifestyle.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

8:05 Opening Jibber Jabber

12:39 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

17:17 Email #1: Getting back into dating

26:13 Email #2: Trying to land a job in your field

44:12 Email #3: Parents being disappointed in your lifestyle

56:10 Song of the Week (Katharine's pick)

Direct download: Episode_112__Feminist_Baby.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally get a little enraged and then talk a bit about self-care. Then they read an email from a listener sharing insight about abusive relationships. Finally they answer listener emails about dealing with a shitty ex you have to see and how to know if you really want to end a relationship.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

6:06 Opening Jibber Jabber

13:25 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

16:38 Email from a listener with insight about abusive relationships

22:22 Email #1: Dealing with a shitty ex you have to see

41:45 Email #2: How to know if you really want to end a relationship

55:08 Song of the Week (Sally's pick)

Direct download: Episode_111__Rage_Is_A-OK.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally have a very exciting announcement! Then they jibber jabber, talk about self-care, and answer listener emails about dating someone in an open relationship, a toxic sibling, and how to deal when your meds make you feel great in some ways and not awesome in others.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

7:22 Opening Jibber Jabber

12:08 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

15:44 Email #1: Dating someone in an open relationship

26:36 Email #2: Having a toxic sibling

40:34 Email #3: How to deal when your meds make you feel great in some ways and not awesome in others

1:01:26: Song of the Week (Katharine’s pick)

 

Direct download: Episode_110__I_Like_Myself.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate gives an update about her recent doctor’s office catastrophe and Sally admits to not having anything to jibber jabber about. Then they answer listener emails about figuring out your life in the aftermath of losing a parent, and how to cope with being single after a breakup. Also, they discuss the early ’80’s looks of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

2:25 Opening Jibber Jabber

8:47 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

12:00 Email #1: Figuring out your life in the aftermath of losing a parent

29:08 Email #2: Coping with being single after a breakup

48:54 Song of the Week (Katharine’s pick)

Direct download: Episode_109__For_A_Minute_There_I_Lost_Myself.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about going through hell to get birth control, and terrible people on Twitter. Then they answer listener emails about trying to figure out if your mom was emotionally abusive and what to do when your friends say mean stuff about your ex.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

3:01 Opening Jibber Jabber

27:03: A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

30:35 Email #1: Trying to figure out if your mom was emotionally abusive

47:46 Email #2: What to do when your friends say mean stuff about your ex

1:01:21 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick


On this episode Kate and Sally discuss Tina Fey and sheetcakegate. They then answer listener emails about dealing at work after you’ve reported someone to HR, how to respond when someone comes out to you, and what to do when it’s easy for you to maintain romantic relationships but not friendships.

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00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

5:11 Opening Jibber Jabber

20:47 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

30:05 Listener update!

30:57 Email #1: Dealing at work after you’ve reported someone to HR

45:25 Email #2: How to respond when someone comes out to you

56:14 Email #3: What to do when it’s easy for you to maintain romantic relationships but not friendships

1:13:00 Song Of The Week - Katharine's pick

Direct download: Episode_107__Layer_Cake_of_Problems.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally reunite (via Skype) after three weeks apart. They talk about Charlottesville and its aftermath, and then answer listener emails about how to explain to people that you don’t talk to your parents, and whether it’s OK to share health information about someone if you think it’ll help them.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

4:00 Opening Jibber Jabber (CN: Talk of Charlottesville)

20:13 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) (CN: Talk of Charlottesville)

28:13 Email #1: How to explain to people that you don’t talk to your parents

37:37 Email #2: Is it OK to share health information about someone if you think it’ll help them

46:48 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

 

Direct download: Episode_106__We_re_Back_And_We_Missed_You.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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On this episode Kate and Sally talked about massage and meditation and then answer listener emails about how to break up with a friend and dealing with a crappy coming out experience.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

8:20 Opening Jibber Jabber

18:01 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

22:00 Email #1: How to break up with a friend

36:59 Email #2: Dealing with a crappy coming out experience

1:05:00 Song Of The Week - Katharine's pick

Direct download: Episode_105__The_Love_Industrial_Complex.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about concussions and Game of Thrones. Then they answer listener emails about alleged abuse in activist communities and how to forgive yourself for mistreating an ex.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

4:37 Opening Jibber Jabber

21:38 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

27:03 Email #1: Alleged abuse in activist communities

44:42 Email #2: Forgiving yourself for mistreating an ex

1:04:00 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

Direct download: Episode_104_Well_Well_Well.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally lean into jibber jabber after a week off. Then they answer listener emails about coming out when you’re in a heteronormative relationship, what to do when your therapist goes away, and deciding between careers in academia and social work.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

4:38 Opening Jibber Jabber 

9:56 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 

19:51 Email #1: Coming out when you’re in a heteronormative relationship

37:36 Email #2: What to do when your therapist goes away

48:44 Email #3: Deciding between careers in academia and social work

1:10:19 Song Of The Week - Katharine's pick

 

Direct download: Episode_103__Freudian_Slip__n_Slide.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about bedbugs and taking your own advice. Then they answer listener questions about what to do when your life is great on paper but you feel like you’re underachieving, balancing making art with making enough money to live on, and what to do when you’re worried a friendship is falling apart.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

4:14 Opening Jibber Jabber (CN: bed bug talk)

15:00 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) (CN: more bed bug talk)

19:35 Email #1: What to do when your life is great on paper but you feel like you’re underachieving

29:42 Email #2: Balancing making art with making enough money to live on

43:44 Email #3: When you’re worried a friendship is falling apart

59:40  Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

Direct download: Episode_102__Everythings_Temporary.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about how terrible the world is rn, and also Philip K. Dick. Then they answer emails about an emotionally abusive partner, deciding when to leave home when it might be better for your mental health, and tips for breaking into a new career (music and music production, in this case).

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

3:28 Opening Jibber Jabber

11:39 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

16:30 Email #1: What to do about an emotionally abusive partner

33:36 Email #2: Deciding when to leave home (especially if it might be better for your mental health)

45:30 Email #3: Tips for breaking into a new career

53:50 Song Of The Week - Katharine's pick

Direct download: Episode_101__These_Broken_Wings.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally celebrate their ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE by sharing some fun and meaningful memories of episodes past. They jibber jabber about the MTA and the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Then they answer listener emails about being fat and body positive and working out, and learning more about intersectionality and self-care.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

11:33 Opening Jibber Jabber

19:03 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

27:10 Email #1: Being fat and body positive and working out

40:27 Email #2: Learning more about intersectionality and self-care

58:06 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

Direct download: Episode_100__10000_Diamonds.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about getting married, breaking the world, and then fixing it. Then they answer listener emails about working on a relationship with a difficult parent and when the right time is to make a cross-country move.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

1:33 Opening Jibber Jabber

9:12 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

12:18 Email #1: Working on a relationship with a difficult parent

24:37 Email #2: Thinking about making a cross-country move

40:30 Song Of The Week - Katharine's pick

Direct download: Episode_99__Threes_Company_Eleganza.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about how sleep is wonderful, inside and out of blanket cocoons. Then they answer listener emails about being on a board of directors with ~complicated~ people and how to handle (and help your kids handle) the suicide of a friend. 

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

2:42 Opening Jibber Jabber

17:24 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

20:11 Email #1: Being on a board of directors with ~complicated~ people

43:40 Email #2: How to handle (and help your kids handle) the suicide of a friend

58:01 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

Direct download: Episode_98__Casing_the_Joint.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about self-care in the form of meditation and writing strongly-worded letters. Then they answer listener emails about sexual abuse between children, living with an emotionally abuse parent when you’re an adult, and how to deal with having to work alongside a toxic ex-friend.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

3:29 Opening Jibber Jabber

9:19 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

14:11 Email #1: Sexual abuse between children

24:49 Email #2: Living with an emotionally abuse parent

40:35 Email #3: How to deal with having to work alongside a toxic ex-friend

55:34 Song Of The Week - Katharine's pick

Direct download: Episode_97__Opportunity_to_Practice.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 7:54am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about two debuts: Katharine in New York Neo-Futurists and Sally on the Babes Watch Buffy podcast. Then they answer questions about how to chill with compulsive social media and app checking and how to cope with intense change in a relationship.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

2:45 Opening Jibber Jabber

19:22 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)

24:04 Email #1: How to chill with checking social media

35:24 Email #2: Coping with intense change in a relationship

54:11 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

Direct download: Episode_96__Is_That_All_There_Is_.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber for a pretty long time. Then they answer emails about negotiating cleanliness standards when you’re living with your partner and the pressure of being a perfect role model queer couple.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

5:23 Opening Jibber Jabber - Sally has some issues with signs, and Katharine is premiering with the New York Neo-Futurists

18:55 A Thing We Did (for Self Care)

23:05 Email #1: Cleanliness when cohabitating with a partner

35:19 Email #2: Being a role model queer couple

57:30 Song Of The Week - Katharine's pick

Direct download: Episode_95__Katharine_Invented_Time_Stamps.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode, Kate and Sally talk about sleeping, zoning out, and the Baby Worship Industrial Complex. They answer listener emails about dealing with men when you’ve had toxic ones in your past, dealing with a history of child sexual abuse by a sibling, and how to put content on the internet and deal with criticism.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus and we have some mic problems whilst talking about The Handmaid's Tale

5:28 MIC PROBLEMS ARE FIXED, Handmaid's Tale talk continued, and Opening Jibber Jabber

12:59 A Thing We Did (for Self Care)

17:14 Email #1: How to move forward after painful experiences with men

42:30 Email #2: Navigating adult family dynamics after childhood sexual abuse from a sibling

1:00:12 Email #3: How to bare your soul on the internet

1:16:10 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick

Direct download: Episode_94__Sleepy_Weather.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode, Kate and Sally talk quite a bit about the death of pets. :( Then they answer questions about dealing with a partner who’s financially supporting their twin, feeling you have no friends, and having to spend a summer in the same town as your abusive ex partner.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus

3:03 Opening Jibber Jabber: Kate has a story about storytelling, Sally has a book recommendation that may cause some pearl-clutching. Oh, and an important peanut butter announcement

14:05 A Thing We Did (for Self Care)

20:13 Email #1: What to do when your partner has not-so-healthy family ties

28:01 Email #2: New friend-circle woes

37:38 Email #3: Surviving a summer at home avoiding an abusive ex

51:43 Song Of The Week - Kate's pick

Direct download: Episode_93__Barren_Emotional_Hellscape.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally share rad updates about their own lives. Then they read listener emails about mental health issues in relationships, whether you can love someone else if you don't love yourself, and how to deal with toxic friends and whether it's ever OK to tell a friend how you really feel about their partner.

00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 
 
4:40 Opening Jibber Jabber: Kate's fly update (which includes the most beautiful prose about cluster flies ever written and an impromptu haiku), and don't worry, Sally is going to be OK (hint: melatonin and a new hairstylist)
 
10:48 A Thing We Did (for Self Care)
 
12:52 Listener feedback: A thank you from a listener
 
16:40 Email #1: Worrying about how to negotiate mental health issues in a romantic relationship
 
32:34 Email #2: Dealing with a challenging group of friends who don't like your partner (and are pretty vocal about it)
 
1:00:48 Song Of The Week - Sally's pick
Direct download: Episode_92__Tuck_and_Roll_Away_From_Your_Toxic_Friends.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about flies, magic, and video games. Then they answer listener emails about being a woman who works in tech bro hell, whether you should throw away an object that’s become problematic, and whether it’s a red flag that a hookup kinda maybe hid their age from you.

Direct download: Episode_91__Kates_Morning_Seduction_Voice_2.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 7:01am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about nightmares and sleep. Then they answer listener emails about white dudes trying to create safe space, identifying as a feminist as a trans man, dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault, helping too much, and depression and anxiety.

Direct download: Episode_90__Fount_of_Sagely_Wisdom.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode, Kate and Sally jibber jabber about dudes who violate your personal space and drinking water as self-care. Then they answer listener emails about repairing a strained friendship, mental health-related money troubles, and how to deal when you learn of allegations about a guy you considered a hero.

Direct download: Episode_89__We_Almost_Sistine_Chapeled.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this special snowstorm episode, Kate and Sally jibber jabber about magicians, new iPhones, and phone dates with besties. Then they answer listener emails about toxic workplaces, reaching out to your biological dad’s family, and when’s a good time to go to therapy and open up the Pandora’s Box of ~feelings~.

Direct download: Episode_88__Don_t_Be_Afraid_of_Anger.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode, Kate and Sally jibber jabber about male feminists and dealing with allegations of abuse in progressive communities. Then they answer emails about being a 30-something divorced woman and loving it, and what to do when you and your live-in partner might not be super compatible when it comes to household stuff.

Direct download: Episode_87__What_Sally_Said___What_Katharine_Said.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 1:10am EST

On this short episode Kate and Sally have a quick heads up to listeners, and then they jibber jabber about Kate’s childhood stardom, A Few Good Men (THE MOVIE), and answer a letter about dealing with moving stress and a short-term but still toxic work environment.

Direct download: Episode_86__This_Is_Norway.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 10:38am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about thigh-mashing, choosing self-care when you need a break from being political for just a hot second, and Garfield. Then they answer emails about coping with sexual assault and friends who aren’t supporting you, how to make a huge life decision that affects your whole family, and how to tell when it’s time to see a new therapist.

Direct download: Episode_85__Check_Your_Compass.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber for an extra long time. Then they answer emails about how to figure out your next move when your art career doesn’t seem to pan out and what to do when an abusive ex is still in your group of friends.

Direct download: Episode_84__Countess_Katharine_and_Princess_Diamond.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about accidental and intentional self-care. Then they answer emails about how to advance professionally in an unfriendly workplace, what to do when you want your partner to be way more out, and how to deal with super obnoxious people on dating sites.

Direct download: Episode_83__Phone_a_Friend_2.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about the state of the US right now and how to stay engaged while taking care of yourself. Then they answer emails about how to bring up ~sex stuff~ with a prospective partner, how to cope when the shit hits the fan all at once, and the best ways to support a loved one who miiiiight be struggling with how to reconcile their sexuality with their religion.

Direct download: Episode_82__Sinceriously.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 7:41am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about leveling up their self-care. Then they answer listener emails about what to do when you find out that a friend is pretty much a creep and how to deal with the realization that you have codependent tendencies.

Direct download: Episode_81__Hierarchy_of_Creeps.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about the weather and revisit the topic of couples massages. Then they answer listener emails about coming out as bisexual to your partner and dealing with self-destructive parents.

Direct download: Episode_80__The_Struggle_Bus_Backwards.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

On this episode Kate and Sally are joined by the one and only Molly Knefel (@mollyknefel), co-host of awesome progressive political podcast Radio Dispatch. Kate, Sally, and Molly discuss couples massages, new year’s resolutions, and Sex and the City. Then they answer listener emails about dating while vegan and dealing with a rage-prone roommate.

Direct download: Episode_79__Bacon_Bros.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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