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83 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Episode 18: Hallucinogens
We originally wrote and recorded this episode last September, and almost lost it to the time warp that was 2020. It was well researched and cited at the time, but honestly I closed that browser window months ago, and therefore don’t have the notes I promised mid-episode. If you have any particular questions or concerns about our sources please reach out for more information. This episode we talk about hallucinogenic drugs, mostly acid, mushrooms, DMT, and mescaline. We discuss the history and uses throughout cultures, and if you stick around through the second half you’ll hear about our personal experiences with hallucinogenics too. Thanks for listening!
75 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Episode 17: Depression in Disguise
We’ve talked about depression before, but we wanted to take a deep dive into that other ways depression shows itself, and share our own coping mechanisms for when it does.
68 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
Episode 16: MK Ultra
We’re still here! Still recording in isolation, still missing the world, you, and a time where anything made sense. Sit down with us to talk about MK Ultra, human empathy, and therapy.
42 minutes | May 15, 2020
Episode 15: This is Unquarantine
Checking in with you for the first time since Shelter in Place flipped every normal on its head, your favorite uncomfortable friends get cozy with mental health in times of coronavirus, how we’ve been coping, and what we expect.
64 minutes | Feb 16, 2020
Episode 14: Nightmares
Listen in on a conversation about common nightmare themes, disorders, and resolution tools. We get uncomfortable with our own nightmares, and stories from listeners! Thank you for listening, and as always, you can contact us with your own nightmares, uncomfortable stories, or pictures of your cute pets. Listen on Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher, and follow us on Instagram at @thisisuncomfortablepodcast!
64 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Episode 13: Aliens
Join us for a review of some select alien theories, alien types, and theories about our place in the universe. You know, regular things. Settle in, make yourself uncomfortable with us.
60 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
Episode 12: Issa Cult
In this episode we explore the commnunity around cults in churches. With a lot of firsthand experience on deck, there’s a lot of poignant sharing and discomfort. Thank you to Julia Valdez and her blog! PLEASE reach out to us about any questions, comments, or personal stories that you have to share. We at TIU truly wantt to provide a space where we can all get uncomfortable- not just on air, but in life. Please email us or Julia for further resources!
27 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Bonus Episode: Would You Rather (Round 1)
It’s exactly what you think it is! We’re brewing up interviews and content to make you extra uncomfortable, and to warm you up for what’s coming, we’re playing Would You Rather? and yucking each other out. Thank you for listening, look out for new episodes every other Wednesday! DM us your own responses on Instagram at ThisisuncomfortablePodcast!
70 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Episode 11: Depression and Anxiety
CW: Depression, suicide, anxiety triggers.This week we talk about our experiences with depression and anxiety. We discuss the different ways it manifests in our own lives, healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms, and therapy. With therapy we try to remember our first sessions and what it’s like now, along with touching on access to mental health and what healthy coping mechanisms look like when you don’t have access to professional help. Below are hotlines we refer in the podcast, and below those are some apps for mental health care in the digital era. Thank you for listening, and look out for us every other Wednesday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher! Suicide prevention hotline1-800-273-8255Substance abuse & mental health services hotline1-800-662-4357Domestic violence hotline1-800-799-7233https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-HelpLine/Top-HelpLine-Resourceshttps://www.psychguides.com/guides/mental-health-hotline/These two websites are a wealth of mental health resources and numbers to call.The apps Talkspace and Betterhelp were recommended to us by one of our favorite mental health advocates, Julia Valdez. Of them she said, “You can do a free trial with Betterhelp, and they offer discounted counseling services for those who need it. I used Talkspace for a while and loved it. Super convenient, and you can upgrade to video sessions, and even do couple’s counseling there.” If you need more resources like this, especially in California, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll share with you the lists we have.
72 minutes | Oct 15, 2019
Guest Episode: Sac in the Sheets
For this episode we bring on our inaugural guest! Sac in the Sheets talks with your hosts about sex positive resources, common kinks, and interesting fetishes.For spam’s sake we won’t link the links we talked about directly, but if you want them, let us know and we’ll get you the info! Thank you for listening, and please reach out to us with guest ideas and what makes you uncomfortable, on Instagram and Twitter.
19 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Bonus Episode: Zombies
Join us as we chat about zombies in celebration of figuring out our new equipment! This is just a quickie, in preparation for the 10th episode we are so excited to bring you this week!
70 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Episode 9: Impostor Syndrome
This episode Katie and Danna discuss impostor syndrome, and why it’s important to examine it. We also are working with an equipment upgrade that we are still learning about, so we appreciate your patience with our learning curve. In an effort to stave off our own impostor syndrome, we are taking our own advice and just putting it all on the table for you. Thank you for listening!
63 minutes | Aug 16, 2019
Episode 8: It's the End of the World As We Know It
This week we discuss six end of the world theories, and explore why this topic may make us uncomfortable. It’s easy to joke about or write sci-fi about, but it causes anxiety in us for a lot of real reasons. Let’s get uncomfortable with it.
74 minutes | Aug 3, 2019
Episode 7: Butt Play
Anal sex! We researched it, read about it, asked our friends about it, some of us even tried it! Find below the information cited, and here’s a bonus link to my favorite resource from this episode, B-vibe! Started by certified sex education Alicia Sinclair, the company’s mission centers around education and information, which I agree is the best way to dispel your stigmas or fears of something. Lots of great information, and toys! I pulled from this GQ article covering the history of anal sex. The supreme court case mentioned was Lawrence v Texas, and its decision overturned sodomy laws in the last state still upholding them in 2003. As always, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com, or find us on Instagram, or Twitter. Until next time, stay uncomfortable!
64 minutes | Jul 5, 2019
Episode 6: Abortion
There will never be enough episode notes or podcast minutes to give this topic the scope of platform it requires, but we’d like to try opening this topic with you.
66 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Episode 5: Rebounds
This week we talked about rebounding: why we do it, if we should do it, and all the reasons why what we SHOULD do is rarely part of our decision making. Let’s get uncomfortable.
56 minutes | Jun 8, 2019
Episode 4: Body Hair
This week we talked about our own body hair, how our communities look at body hair, and different ways we deal with it. Some information I read in the beginning is from this article about body hair. This is the Charlie Brown Encyclopedia that I mention. I actually tracked down a vintage copy immediately after recording this episode! I also explained incorrectly why we get goosebumps. Our skin contracts to make the hair stand up because when we were much hairier, it would make our hair stand and make us more furry to keep us warm. You can also email us any time with your body hair questions or concerns! Find us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
59 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Episode 3: Periods!
We get in our comfy pants and talk about periods: Answering weird questions, talking about alternatives to cotton hygiene products, period poops, period sex, hormonal health, and our favorite comforts for our favorite week. Email us at email@example.com and follow @thisisuncomfortablepodcast to submit questions, topic ideas, song requests, dog stories, and general love.
62 minutes | May 22, 2019
Episode 2: Heartbreak
48 minutes | May 12, 2019
Episode 1: Vulnerability
Get to know your Uncomfortable hosts with a chat about the power of vulnerability and everything it affects.
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