Kristen, chill.

Kristen, chill.

A comedy podcast for over-thinkers and the neurotic, pining over everyday struggles and the minutiae of everyday life with an *occasional* emphasis on depression and mental health. The show was originally known as "Mentally Ch(ill)", hosted by Stevie Ryan and Kristen Carney until we lost Stevie to suicide in 2017. RIP Stevie. We love you forever. How to get help: In the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also can provide contact information for crisis centers around the world.... Show More

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April 3, 2020 129 min

Mike Carano (Corona) is back! And, he's here to talk about progress, set-backs, and actually doing the things you KNOW will help you (and Kristen couldn't relate more). They also talk about getting outside, being isolated, going off medication, validation, smelly microphones and so many more things that the neurotic person can relate to. Follow Mike on Instagram @MikeCarano and Kristen @Kriscarn. Thank you for liste...

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Welcome to the show now known as 'Kristen, chill.' Hopefully this is the last name change and the first of many episodes under the somewhat-ish new moniker. Kristen is joined by Resident Consultant Jen and "Ky the Movie Guy" to talk about the Coronavirus and our "new normal" (that's for you, Jen). They talk about what they've been doing to get through these strange times, how Jen coped with a mandato...

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February 21, 2020 77 min

Kristen is pushed out of her comfort zone this month and talks all about it and why it'll be good for her. Her and Resident Consultant Jen also talk about awkward silences, ski etiquette and the speculation around Kristen's Great Great Grandfather's death/suicide. They also talk about why Jen has a hard time doing nothing, even on a vacation, Kristen's simple family and they do a little "Would You Rather" fo...

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January 14, 2020 83 min

In this first episode of the new decade, Kristen is joined by Resident Consultant Jen. They rehash the holidays, their recent dining out experience and why they still tip 20% or more. Kristen also gets into her first time back to therapy in 2 years and how much she likes her new therapist. They also talk about the depressing parts of the holidays, pee streams, and HOW EMPATHETIC RESIDENT CONSULTANT JEN IS. Thanks for listening! Fin...

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December 3, 2019 69 min
In this momentous 100th episode (which should make this day the newest national holiday), Kyle and Kristen talk in-depth about bathroom habits because they’re mature. They also talk in-depth about neuroses and whether or not neuroses make people funny. Kristen also tells two stories about being a bad driver (but she’s actually a really good driver (Kristen wrote this obviously)). Find her (me) on Instagram @kriscarn and Kyle on...
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Kyle is back for his FIRST OFFICIAL regular-weekly appearance. They talk about changing the name of the show, whether or not they’re actually narcissists, how Kristen is still lonely for human touch and meeting men at Starbucks. They discuss morning journaling and whether or not the senator involved in #fartgate really let one go or not. Get extras of the show at Patreon.com/kristenandchill

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November 8, 2019 84 min

This week, two narcissists (Kristen and Kyle) talk about self-involvement, confidence and why being into yourself has become so en vogue and how it effects Kristen’s depression. They (Kristen) also won’t shut up about losing the episode they did that was never actually recorded, leaving them (Kristen) devastated. There’s also talk about cuddling with Neal Brennan, Joker (SPOILERS) and why Kyle should do the show weekly. If you want...

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October 10, 2019 95 min

Kristen really lets lose in this episode about why she hasn’t had a show out in a month so bear with her. Kyle sure does!

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September 4, 2019 72 min
In this episode, Kyle is back and listening to Kristen go on about the repetitive dreams she has about Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David and the approval she's afraid she'll never get from them. They also talk about the anxiety Kyle has surrounding spending money and driving in an unfamiliar city. Kyle admits to wanting to dress better, Kristen discloses her business venture and its controversial name and they commiserate abou...
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This week Kristen hangs with actor Michael Rispoli who has an impressive film and television resume. But, more importantly, he’s got the perfect New York accent. He talks about the nuances of being a working class actor and how he had to thicken his skin to survive in show business. They also talk about collecting as many rejections as possible, how we all have a mask we wear that makes us feel safe and keeping friends and family c...

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In this episode, Ralph Sutton host of The SDR Show joins Kristen to talk about seeing a therapist at the age of 5 or 6, not being married and about to turn 50 and whether or not Kristen really needs medication. They also talk about saying yes to everything and Kristen's "Summer of Forced Fun" or Ralph's version called "Summer of Do."  There's also chat about dinner etiquette and Ralph's bromance with...

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Inspired by last week’s episode, Kristen goes on and on about making better choices to help her depression while Kyle patiently listens. They also talk about having fun when you’re a kid versus when you’re an adult, being too self aware, dating, having someone in your life to make the monotonous moments feel not-so-monotonous and tubing. They also talk about being honest and complain about the fast food drive through. Follow Kyle o...

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This week Kristen hangs with one of the co-hosts of the popular podcast 'True Crime Garage.' And, much like crime, it starts out innocent and then gets really, really dark. The Captain talks about his battle with severe depression and frequent thoughts of suicide but NOT BEFORE Kristen complains about her bad haircut and divulges about her "crazy" weekend with Resident Consultant Jen. You know, all those subjects th...
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Comedian and The Daily Show correspondent Michael Kosta is hanging out with Kristen this week talking about not feeling cool enough, talking to your therapist for practical advice, not just for emotional support and why they both should stop being curmudgeons. They also get into the minutiae of door locks, saying your name to people you might know and how having solutions to a problem miiiiight be a good idea. 

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This week Kristen is joined by comedian Mark Normand to talk about going to therapy with a hangover, overthinking everything and what it was like growing up in a bed and breakfast in New Orleans. They also talk about being too aware, true crime television and when talking to someone for help in a store is just too much. Follow Mark on twitter @MarkNorm and Kristen @Kristencarney.

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May 23, 2019 55 min

This week Kristen is joined by herself and talks about her fear of going out in public with her glasses, her new wave of depression and how she was dumped because she was too cynical. She also talks about people who pray in airports, treadmills and her "hierarchy of being a good person" theory. If you'd like to support the show, please go to Patreon.com/KristenandChill. You can also follow Kristen on Instagram @Kris...

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 Regular guest Kyle is back on this week’s episode to talk about movies. But, not *just* movies, but also crying at the movies, getting irrationally angry at the movies and of course, The Avengers. They also talk about comfort food, fear of bugs and why Kristen just sat and stared for the 2 1/2 weeks she had the flu. Follow Kyle on Twitter @filthykyle and Kristen @KristenCarney.

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May 2, 2019 64 min

Comedian Patrick Schroeder of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly podcast joins Kristen to talk about all things annoying, including high fives, hugs and riding the train. They also talk about how he only can cry at sports related things, how he’s always wanted to be a mom and why on earth someone would want to talk to him. Follow Patrick on Instagram @Schrotime and Kristen @KrisCarn 

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This week, long time listener Beyza joins Kristen to share her experience growing up in an abusive home and what her experience has been like since her bi-polar diagnosis. She also talks about what it's like having a team of mental health professionals in the Netherlands and how they focus on having a daily routine. She also discusses what medications have and have not worked for her and she shares beautifully written words abo...

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Kristen is joined by comedian Seth Herzog to talk about his habits in therapy, flipping the switch on the therapist and why he goes to therapy late at night. They also talk about the color grey, Broadway, what it’s like having lots of friends and how criminals should dress a little nicer to commit their crimes. 

Find Seth on Instagram @SethZog or on Twitter @thezog. You can also find Kristen on Instagram @KrisCarn or on...

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