A Therapist Walks Into a Bar
About This Show
A Therapist Walk Into a Bar is a podcast that brings therapy to you. I'm a San Francisco based psychotherapist with a private practice. But in my spare time, I find people in bars to talk about the best and the worst of life then rope in some experts to flesh it all out.
Most Recent Episode
Very Dark Very Appropriate
Dec 18 16
Wrapping up a very troubling year, "Very Dark, Very Appropriate" explores why we love listening to really sad music and how this can actually be good for us. This episode's featured guest is Stacey McGuirl, musician and San Francisco based psychotherapist. Visit www.staceymcguirl.com for more.
Keep digging into the sadness with these helpful links:
Nick Cave lecture: The Secret Life of the Love Song: http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/listen-to-nick-caves-lecture-on-the-art-of-writing-sublime-love-songs-1999.html
Feeling Blue? Sad songs DO help us cope better with grief, study finds:
Why We Like Sad Music (New York Times):
For a special sad song play list created by Lily with input from listeners:
Producer: Lily Sloane
Editorial Support: Stacey McGuirl
"Tough As Texas": My Side Project (download/listen on Bandcamp):
"Downprov": Richard Marchant (download/listen on Soundcloud):
"Everybody Leaves": Lily&Stacey (download/listen on Soundcloud):
Additional Music & Sound Design: Lily Sloane
Episode photo by Marc Gautier, used under creative commons:
Special thanks to my traveling buddies in Japan for use of our sad music conversation and everyone who pitched in their favorite sad songs for the playlist.
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Rated 5 out of
Thoughtful, funny, and easy to listen to
I am always grateful when I listen to A Therapist Walks Into A Bar because Lily picks some pretty intense topics and masterfully offers diverse and compassionate perspectives on everything from racism to body image to substance use and beyond. This podcast is a necessary addition and I'm stoked it's here!
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of
Everything a podcast should be!
Date published: 2016-01-19