"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "...a vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly
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Yoda 259
Oct 25
Rating:   8
Honest

It is dark, but very honest. But it seems every guest has to agree with Paul. Paul's program discusses things that a lot of people think but can't express. I have to listen to other podcasts that are more positive to balance out the negativity. I look forward to his next podcast. I like Guy a psychologist who offers great advice to help you improve your life.

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Anger & Sad
Oct 20
Rating:   10
Totally relate!!

I’ve been listening to Paul for a several months now and almost all podcasts I feel liked they were meant for me. So many issues and experiences that I relate to. Yes!! I feel that. I’ve been through that! I thought that! Maybe I’m not so alone or off as I’ve thought all these years. Thank you Paul!

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upton12
Oct 18
Rating:   10
Fantastic!

I found this podcast around 6 months ago and I have already voraciously listened to dozens of episodes while I commute in my car. Not only is the podcast incredibly helpful for issues regarding mental health, but the host, Paul, is incredibly funny. I have found myself laughing out loud while listening.

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SkylerJune
Oct 17
Rating:   10
This show is a life saver.

In my darkest times, this show carried me through, reminding me that I’m not alone and the struggle is actually pretty routine in the human experience. I love how this show normalizes discussion of mental health issues, flaws, guilt, shame, all of it. And that it does so with wildly dark humor. On nights when my cortisol is high and my brain demands playing back every stupid thing I’ve ever said, every embarrassing moment, and every poor decision, this show saves me from myself. This show is a cure for my anxiety. Thank you!

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rawzzzzz
Oct 15
Rating:   10
Literal Lifesaver and a friend

This podcast is part of my support team. I could talk about how it encouraged me to get sober, find a non-binary support group, set boundaries with family members, but somehow the most important thing is still the entertainment value this podcast brings me.

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Bluegums
Oct 12
Rating:   2
Noticing a deficit of logic, who does this serve?

Sometimes Paul loses his faculty for logical reason to an astounding degree. In episode 38, he was talking about a person being severely abused, with a lot of conviction and emotion, and then apropos to nothing, said “or maybe [that individual] was being abusive”? Not in the sense of a complex situation, but rather in that he was completely changing all his apparent truthiness mid-sentence. For no apparent reason.It made no sense and it made me think that Paul is not a reliable narrator.If the truth is that unclear or malleable, or Paul is that much of a spineless wuss (that he will literally flip his position mid-sentence), what is the point of anything, including listening to this podcast?

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jennkjp
Oct 10
Rating:   10
Thank you- you make a difference!

Thank you, Paul, for making this podcast. You or a guest say at least one relatable thing each episode, or teaches me a valuable lesson. And you tackle difficult issues that most people do not talk about. Thank you for creating and holding this space- it helps to hear experts or other people who have experienced the myriad of things you discuss. It helps me (and others, to be sure) to feel heard and understood and also less alone in this world or in my thoughts.

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Mariah Parker
Oct 8
Rating:   10
Amazing!

I love this podcast so much! I'm in college now and it't great to have a place to listen to others' stories and know that you aren't alone.

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flora ✨
Oct 6
Rating:   10
I love this show!

This podcast is awesome. Even as someone who doesn’t really struggle with my mental health, I still find it intriguing, relatable, and comforting. I’m working through all the available episodes so I put it on while cooking, driving, or just relaxing! Highly recommend.

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Frank and Lou
Oct 3
Rating:   10
Life Changing Podcast

No matter what kind of issues you have (anxiety, depression, abuse, addiction, etc.) this show can help! Give it a listen.

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goodbyeoldfriend
Aug 29
Rating:   10
Honest, Gritty, Helpful

Thank you for a real look into mental illness and trauma of all kinds. This podcast has made me smile, laugh, gasp, and cry. It has educated me, made me feel less alone and reminded me not only of my own strength, but of the incredible strength and complexity of humans in general.

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Paul4Prez
Aug 24
Rating:   10
Phenomenal

I love many things about this podcast, but my favorite is hearing Paul be willing to discuss sensitive issues such as race and gender identity in an HONEST way; he’s willing to admit when he’s been wrong or has grown or changed his mind. Way too few people will talk honestly in that way. Thank you Paul.

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LoganR521
Aug 16
Rating:   10
Yikes

I love you Paul, but I’ve been skipping a lot of the episodes lately because the guests are quacks like this one or they’re into new age-y voodoo. I’m coming up on 5 years sober and in the program so I get the “spirituality” talk, but I think these kinds of guests are dangerous to people trying to get real scientifically backed help.

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Ammarprosncons
Aug 15
Rating:   10
Meth psychosis episode

I guarantee John had personality disorder or bi polar disorder before he went crazy and he was self medicating... I can relate I suffer from this and are now Medicated

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UrbanKittyCowgirl
Aug 14
Rating:   10
Try this!

This is a great podcast- I feel like Paul is one of my friends....he keeps it interesting funny and wanting to hear more!!!! I’ve shared this with friends and they enjoy it too!!!

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Anon Uh Mouse
Aug 9
Rating:   10
Something for Everyone

Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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BrittanyA1992
Jul 28
Rating:   10
An honest look at mental illness with a dash of dark humor

I have been listening to this podcast for 4 years now and I am never disappointed. Paul does a wonderful job with this podcast and I learn something or gain insight every time I listen. It’s clear that Paul has done his own work in therapy and his insights and comments are pure gold. I love the dark humor and that Paul isn’t afraid to laugh at himself. Paul interviews interesting guests and is so kind, understanding, and empathic. This podcast does so much to destigmatize mental illness and gives a real look at the people who struggle.

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PoorlySocialized
Jul 9
Rating:   10
Group Therapy where you don't have to talk

Paul Gilmartin is a gentle, easy-to-listen-to host that brings the darkest parts of our hearts and mind to light, not to shame, but give them some fresh air. His interviews are insightful and informative; from psychologists to everyday human beings. Paul just doesn't poke and prod for the sake of morbid curiosity but helps alleviate the heavy pain of isolation by not only discussing these issues but the coping and healing tools used to manage them as well.

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tinyandbold
Jul 8
Rating:   10
Amazing and real

I love Paul. He does an amazing job at interviewing and making sure that people feel heard. He has experts on different areas of mental health is very informative. This show has enriched my life and helped me beyond measure. It’s educational, supportive, honest, raw, and somehow funny. There really is nothing like it.

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sweetgirlshe
Jul 2
Rating:   10
By far the best

Cynical, caring, real, honest, always there for you ... Love you Paul! 💜

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