About This Show
Where to go when that other party's over, AfterPartyPod features actors, writers, comedians and musicians who have found sobriety after addiction as well as those who have overcome other issues. Topics include drinking, cocaine, heroin and prescription pills but the tone is light and the focus is on recovery. Hosted by Anna David, with a theme song by Seth Rothschild.
Most Recent Episode
Having Carrie Fisher Save Your Life with Mara Shapshay
1 day ago
Writer and comedian Mara Shapshay has had a life of inarguable highs and lows: Growing up outside Boston as the daughter of a sex therapist, Shapshay felt alienated as the only Jewish girl at her school (not to mention the only girl whose mother talked extensively about oral sex). After a traumatic incident in Israel, Shapshay turned to opiates and alcohol; they helped her through film school at NYU, after which she landed in LA and promptly married a gay man. Stints at rehab followed but they didn't take and Shapshay ended up homeless and living in her car. Then she randomly met Carrie Fisher and asked her for help. Next thing she knew, Shapshay was living with Fisher and helping the late actress through shock treatments. Now over a decade sober, Shapshay is a practicing Orthodox Jew married to a sober (not gay) Orthodox Jew. And she's determined to carry on Fisher's mission to spread awareness about mental health. In this episode, we discuss why mental illness carries more of a stigma than addiction, the lure of celebrity and the difference between trust and faith, among many other topics.
Rated 5 out of
Love After Party Pod!
There are a lot of recovery podcasts out there that I enjoy but what makes After Party different is the entertainment value combined with the solid information. Anna always gets really charismatic guests who remind me that you can be funny, cool and sober.
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 5 out of
Thank goodness it fits....
I'm a real fan of the gritty truth. This is
Date published: 2014-04-16