The Last Days of August: Episode Seven
39 min

Jon Ronson, the creator of Audible Original The Butterfly Effect, delves into the pornography industry again as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused a beloved 23-year-old actress’s untimely death. In December 2017, famed adult film star August Ames died by suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband and pornography producer Kevin Moore connected with journalist Jon Ronson to tell the story of how cyberbullying via Twitter killed his wife. Neither of them could predict the rumors and secrets that Ronson would soon hear, revelations that hinted at a very different story—something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

Ali Greymond
What Counts As Rumination?
OCD HELP App: Private OCD Recovery Program With Ali Greymond - YOUHAVEOCD.COM “The OCD Recovery Program has a high recovery rate because of action based approach sessions and text support between sessions. This keeps the person moving forward every day in OCD recovery. Ali Greymond guides you through the difficult moments and pushes you to fight for recovery. You are never going to feel alone in your daily battle against OCD and as long as you follow the program, you will recover.” OCD Recovery Program Testimonials I would just like to say a massive thank you to Ali Greymond for all of her help and support through what had to be one of the hardest and most fearful times in my life. Hell sounded appealing to what I was living with- false memory OCD! I’m very private and the thought of telling someone my intrusive thoughts was agonizing. I listened to Ali’s shows on YouTube and I knew the best person to help me was her, Ali made me feel so comfortable, I never once felt as though she was judging me in anyway in fact she made me feel the opposite like I was normal and none of this meant anything. She gave me the tools and skyped me every day I felt like She was in the next room the support was amazing. This wonderful lady changed my life, it’s hard work and determination daily but if there’s one person that can help you recover from OCD it’s Ali Greymond. She’s amazing at what she does and me and my family are blessed we found her because I don’t know where I’d be now. Thank you Ali your programme is amazing. (L.) I came to Ali with a severe case of contamination OCD. Ali graciously offered me an introductory session free of charge. When I asked her when we could start, she said “how about today”? I liked that she was that proactive and willing to jump in immediately. I looked at the packages she offered and signed up immediately for the “Severe OCD” package, because that accurately described the state I was in. Ali almost immediately became my anchor, my support system and friend through this very frightening and lonely disorder. With Ali by my side, I had hope for the first time and I made strides that even surprised me. I was amazed at how quickly I started to recover. It felt like magic to me. Having been a fellow sufferer herself, she truly understands the disorder. I felt that Ali intuitively knew when to push me through a fear and when to back off. When she felt that I was not ready for an exercise she told me. When she felt that I could push through a fear, she told me and 100% of the time, she was on point! This was extremely important as feeling in control is such a huge element of this disorder. I would recommend anyone suffering with this disorder to work with Ali. She helped me get my life back and that is priceless. (J.) Private OCD Recovery Program with Ali Greymond -
4 min
Checking In
Checking In
SELF & Condé Nast
Finding the One (Therapist Who Gets You)
In this episode we hear from Ecaroh, a young Black woman who needs help finding a therapist who understands what she's going through. Carolyn consults with SELF’s Executive Editor Zahra Barnes, who has reported extensively on mental health in general, as well as mental health for Black people in particular. Zahra then speaks with psychologist Jennifer Mullan (@DecolonizingTherapy on Instagram) about the beauty of finding a therapist who understands your lived experience, what it means to decolonize therapy, as well as resources for those having trouble finding a therapist who can best serve their needs. For more information on Dr. Mullan, check out her website and instagram @decolonizingtherapy    Here are some apps for self-care to try at home, made for and by Black people: Liberate is a subscription-based meditation app that includes practices and talks designed for the Black community. According to their website, they have curated content from 40+ BIPOC teachers with a diverse background in lineage, perspective and approach, so that everyone can find a practice in their voice. For self care tips, and great articles like, “How to talk to Black family members who may not want to understand mental illness” check out the app The Safe Place. You can also try the Shine app, Started by a Black woman and half-Japanese woman, Shine makes caring for your mental and emotional health a habit. You can learn self-care strategies and access an audio library of 800+ original meditations, bedtime stories, and calming sounds to help you shift your mindset or mood.   And for directories, community building, and words of encouragement, Zahra’s article: 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country. If you’re thinking about teletherapy, here are some helpful tips from Zahra’s reporting: Try to create an environment at home that helps you focus on your session. When you go to therapy in person, your session is held in a therapeutic environment—this means no distractions, no loud noises in the background, no talking to other people.  Don’t let your virtual therapy sessions sneak up on you! Make the most of your session and carve out some time beforehand to think about what you’d like to talk about.  For more tips on how to make teletherapy work for you, check out SELF’s How to Actually Have a Successful Teletherapy Appointment.
34 min
Unfuck Nation with Gary John Bishop
Unfuck Nation with Gary John Bishop
Gary John Bishop
Winning Them Back
It's no secret - even the most long-lived romantic relationships face their fair share of obstacles. But when your love is tested, you need to be open to the idea that it might not be the relationship that needs to get unfu*ked... It might just be you! So turn up the volume, because GJB is back on the warpath to bring you for another riveting episode of Unfu*k Nation - this time, breaking down why it's time to stop working toward "winning them back," discussing how you can bring your best self to your relationships, and answering these big questions from listeners around the Nation: * How can I take ownership of my past relationship's faults and close this chapter of my life without dwelling in the past? * My husband had an affair, should I inform his the spouse of his mistress? * How can I overcome the fear that my partner might leave me? Is there a better way to manage insecurity in relationships? All that and more is ahead on this episode of Unfuck Nation with Gary John Bishop! Are You Ready to Unfu*k Yourself for Good? * If you want to be the first to know when we drop new episodes, please take a moment to Follow or Subscribe to Unfuck Nation wherever you listen to your favorite Podcasts. * If you have a question for Gary that you'd like featured on an upcoming episode, you can click here to email him directly or leave us a voicemail on the Unfuck Nation Hotline at (646) 450-3203. * If you'd like to show your support for the show, we would greatly appreciate it if you would share the show with a friend or write a review for the show on Apple Podcasts. * For more of Gary's content, you can click here to visit his website or you can connect with him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
36 min
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
Marc Gunn
Farewell to Whiskey #487
Raise a glass. Say farewell to whiskey to the end of the longest year with the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. Runa, Anne Roos, Ed Miller, Appalachian Celtic Consort, Allison Barber, Anton Emery, Brigands' Folie, Olta, Rambling Sailors, Abby Green, The Rogues, Finn's Fury, Jimi McRae, Emish, Angels' Share I hope you enjoyed this week's show. If you did, please share the show with ONE friend. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast is here to build our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, buy the albums, shirts, and songbooks, follow the artists on streaming, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Every week, you can get Celtic music news in your inbox. The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. The Celtic Top 20 is coming to a close. You have until December 10 to vote for your favorite songs in each episode of the podcast. This will allow me to bring you the Best Celtic Music of 2020 on New Years Eve. So if you enjoy music in this show, please vote for it. VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20 This is our way of finding the best songs and artists each year. Just list the show number, and the name of as many bands in the episode as you like. Your vote helps me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2020 episode. Vote Now! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:03 - "Jewels on the Ocean/Michael Connell's" by Runa from Live 4:18 - WELCOME 5:31 - "The Fairy Child & The Fairy Queen" by Anne Roos from A Light in the Forest 10:10 - "Crooked Jack" by Ed Miller from Generations of Change 14:23 - "David and the Goliath/Farewell to Whiskey" by Appalachian Celtic Consort from Come By The Hills 17:24 - "Oran Gillean Alasdair Mhoir" by Allison Barber from Traveling Home 19:56 - CELTIC PODCAST FEEDBACK 22:47 - "Father Kelly's / Road to Ballymac" by Anton Emery from Noone Lasses 26:26 - "The Sheep Stealer" by Brigands' Folie from Fog & Fire 28:54 - "Julia Delaney / Fahey's" by Olta from Step It Out 32:44 - "Bully in the Alley" by Rambling Sailors from Wanderlust 34:36 - "If I Had Words" by Abby Green from Fig for a Kiss 40:25 - CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 43:40 - "The Red Head" by The Rogues from Off Kilter 47:15 - "Tippin' It Up to Nancy" by Finn's Fury from What About Ya? 51:07 - "Ancient Pibroch Medley" by Jimi McRae from Global Gathering 56:13 - "Face of An Angel" by Emish from Sinners Make the Best Saints 59:56 - CLOSING 1:02:09 - "The Silkie of Glenmaire" by Angels' Share from A Wee Dram The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at WELCOME TO CELTIC MUSIC * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and podcaster. This show is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. Please support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at You can also support this podcast on Patreon. Today, we’re gonna have a flashback. For the most part these are artists who submitted music many, many years ago. I haven’t played them in a while. Though Runa has a new album out. It’s called The Tide of Winter. You can hear them on the Celtic Christmas Podcast. There are currently three episodes now online. I have two more planned. So please subscribe on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher. You’ll find a link to that show in the shownotes. CELTIC PODCAST NEWS THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out every week. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you get to hear episodes before regular listeners. When we hit a milestone, you get an extra-long episode. You can pledge a dollar or more per episode and cap how much you want to spend each month over on Patreon. We hit TWO HUGE MILESTONES this week. First, we now have over 300 Patrons of the Podcast. That is amazing. And I am deeply grateful. In fact, I set a milestone on Patreon such that when we hit that milestone, I would bring you a 2-hour Women of Celtic Christmas music special. That goal was achieved. So look for that episode in two weeks. But that’s not all. We also hit a financial milestone. The podcast now earns over $800 per episode through your generous support. That is absolutely incredible. And it means I can bring you more and better made content. Thanks to folks like Mitchell Petersen who edits the podcast, Miranda Nelson who provides graphics and social media posts and Todd Wiley who manages the Song Henge Podcast and additional social media promotion. These are things I do not have time to do. And thankfully, I have all of you supporting this show to make it grow. So thank you! I want to send a BIG thanks to our Celtic Legends. These folks pledge $25 per month or more to make this show happen. Thanks to Samir Malak, Patricia Conner, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Lynda MacNeil, robert michael kane, Tiffany Knight, Annie Lorkowski, Travis Senzaki, Hank Woodward, Shawn Cali, Morgan George You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. Learn more about the invasion at #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to Hobie Wood sent a message on Patreon: "Greetings from the hot zone in Dubuque IA. Listening to Ep. 485 while getting the last mow in for the year. Love I&CMP while at work and play, helps shine a bright light during these dark days. Thanks for all your hard work, much appreciated!" Craig Backus emailed a photo: "Hey Mark KC Jane and I are out for a walk while listening to the podcast tonight enjoying the Celtic rock I love hearing guitars and bagpipes. Slainte" Phyu LuLu emailed a photo From Kachin, Myanmar (the other side of the world): "Hello Mark! I’m having a perfect Tuesday morning all thanks to you! (It’s 10:30 here!) I was just thinking how amazing you are to let us enjoy these beautiful tunes by creating this beautiful channel! I’m now studying for my upcoming job interview which will be in next 3 hours. Actually, I’m not sure if I want the job. I’m also happy with my current one. I’ve been facing so many dilemmas these days. Anyway, one thing I’m sure is that I‘m so deeply in love with celtic and irish music! I might share my poorly sung celtic songs with you some day! Yours is my favorite channel on apple podcast and the safe place whenever I got tired of those medical podcasts! ^_^ Grai chyeju kaba sai yaw! Stay safe and all the best! cheers!"
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