The Struggle Bus: Self-Care, Mental Health, and Other Hilarious Stuff

The Struggle Bus: Self-Care, Mental Health, and Other Hilarious Stuff

In this advice show, Kate and Sally answer all of your questions about family, friends, work, love - no topic is off limits. We''re all riding The Struggle Bus, and let Kate and Sally help you have a smooth ride.... Show More

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August 16, 2019 61 min

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber a LOT. They talk about how spies are generally really hot and what it’s like to get a standing ovation from a dog. They also talk about therapy, easy breezy gratitude practices, and one-minute meditations. Then they answer an email from a listener who wants advice about how to deal with having a homophobic dad. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 3:26 Opening Jibber Jabber  37:40 A Thing W... Read more

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July 26, 2019 69 min

On this episode, Kate talks about raging in therapy and Sally talks about ruthlessly managing her social life. They talk in detail about the Al Franken story in the New Yorker and the very good reactions that it has spawned. Then they answer an email from a listener who is looking for advice on how to deal with their strained relationship with their dad. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 5:01 Opening Jibber Jabber 42:30 A Thing We ... Read more

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July 10, 2019 58 min

On this episode, Kate tells a story about how sometimes you just need to hear the truth and Sally talks about being tested by god. They also talk about asking for help when you need it and doing housework as self-care. Finally, they answer an email from a listener who feels broke and broken and stuck in their job. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 6:40 Opening Jibber Jabber 26:06 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 29:13 Email: What to ... Read more

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June 14, 2019 72 min

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about J*e B*den, the Tony Awards, and video games. Then they talk about taking Xanax to fly on airplanes. Finally, they answer a listener email about what to do when your job isn’t going well and is dragging you down in general. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 5:19 Opening Jibber Jabber 49:25 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 52:17 Email: What to do when your job isn’t going well and is d... Read more

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May 30, 2019 61 min

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about Moby’s alleged creepiness as a person and also as an instagram user. Then they talk about Game of Thrones and shows about pets that are actually about humans. Finally they answer an email from someone who wants to know how to earn back their partner’s trust. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 4:07 Opening Jibber Jabber 42:19 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 43:22 Email: Earning back a partner’... Read more

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May 17, 2019 64 min

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about slaying childhood dragons, being a reactive fan of Game of Thrones, and the nest-building behaviors of house finches. Then they answer an email about whether to cut toxic friends out of your life. If you're worried about (and want to support) reproductive freedom, here are two great organizations that could use your money: The Yellowhammer Fund National Network of Abortion Funds Also, check... Read more

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  On this episode Kate and Sally talk about Buffy and Game of Thrones fandom. Then they explain how to find a struggle buddy. Sally talks (at length) about being aggrieved by many people. Katharine explains the origin of #strugglepodbuds420. Then they…just keep jibber jabbering. This is the first episode to not feature a an email from a listener seeking advice. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 10:18 Opening Jibber Jabber 37:14 A T... Read more

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April 18, 2019 55 min

On this episode, Kate and Sally talk about being tired, using earplugs, meeting celebs we admire, and canceling therapy. Then they answer listener emails about telling a crush you’re crushin’, whether you need to tell your parents everything, and what to do when the person who sexually assaulted you is dating someone else on campus who might now be in danger. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 3:22 Opening Jibber Jabber 16:00 A Thin... Read more

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April 4, 2019 52 min

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about Joe Biden’s creepy handsiness, Sally’s birthday, and Katharine’s upcoming show about how we participate in rape culture. Then they answer a letter from a listener writing in about their partner’s weight. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 3:34 Opening Jibber Jabber 31:43 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 36:06 Email: (CN: talk about weight, fat bodies, eating disorders) Someone who is upset abo... Read more

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March 21, 2019 54 min

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about Theranos, the college admissions scam, the NPR podcast It’s Been a Minute, and the NY Neo-Futurists. They chat about face masks and to-do lists as self-care, and answer a listener email about giving an employer feedback as you’re leaving and how to deal with intrusive thoughts. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 2:59 Opening Jibber Jabber  31:53 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 35:44 Email: Gi... Read more

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On this episode Kate and Sally talk about their new Patreon, the documentary Leaving Neverland, Luke Perry (RIP), birthdays, and going to the dentist. Then they answer an email from a listener who’s trying to figure out if they should stop going to therapy. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 6:02 Opening Jibber Jabber (CN 9:55 - 30:06 talk about the Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland") 34:50 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care... Read more

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February 19, 2019 59 min

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about “the magical thinking of guys who love logic” and Ryan Adams (and similar creeps). Then they talk about catching up on sleep and going to the dentist. Finally, they answer an email from a listener who’s trying to make a decision about having another kid.  00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 1:50 Opening Jibber Jabber 33:26 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 37:06 Email: Making a decision about ha... Read more

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January 31, 2019 49 min

  On this episode Kate and Sally talk about white guys who taunt, Fyre Festival, Rent Live, flying, and coping with flying. Then they answer a listener email about how to let a former friend know they’re not invited to your wedding. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 2:20 Opening Jibber Jabber 25:40 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 31:32 Email: How to let a former friend know they’re not invited to your wedding 49:20 Song of the Week ... Read more

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January 11, 2019 56 min

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about millennial burnout, Louis CK et al, migraines, blood pressure, and going to the doctor. Then they answer a listener email about what to do when your loved one is dating someone you reallllly don’t like. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 1:20 Programming note! (CN from 1:20 - 5:20 talk about suicidal ideation and self harm) 5:29 Opening Jibber Jabber 30:22 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 33:1... Read more

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On this episode Kate and Sally talk about separating artists from their art, a very smart and sassy parrot, and self-care in the form of stretching and kettlebells. Then they answer an email from a listener asking for advice on whether they should stop going to therapy. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 1:22 Opening Jibber Jabber 20:58 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 23:53 Email: Advice on stopping therapy 42:00 Song of the Week (Ka... Read more

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December 13, 2018 49 min

On this episode Kate and Sally talk about the happy/infuriating binary as it applies to Lena Dunham, Jason Momoa, and using polyamory to manipulate your partner. Then they jibber jabber about learning how to play guitar and setting boundaries with family. Finally, they answer an email from a listener who wants to know what to do about their 5-year relationship with a controlling S.O. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 1:41 Opening J... Read more

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November 29, 2018 52 min

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about the holidays, Hot Duck, and video games. Then they read a listener email with very useful feedback and answer a listener email from someone who’s asking for advice coping with their suicidal thoughts. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 2:00 Opening Jibber Jabber 23:43 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 28:15 Listener feedback 32:57 Email: Coping with suicidal thoughts 52:08 Song of the ... Read more

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October 25, 2018 46 min

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber for an extended period of time and talk about making doctor’s appointments and (not) working out. Then they answer a listener email about feeling abandoned when a therapist doesn’t come back from maternity leave. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 4:09 Opening Jibber Jabber 23:24 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 27:07 Email: Feeling abandoned when a therapist doesn’t come back from maternit... Read more

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September 20, 2018 51 min

On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about the NY Neo-Futurists, Anita Hill, and why we recommend therapy all the ding dang time. Then they answer questions about recovering from a breakup and an emotionally abusive relationship and how to deal with a parent who’s using drugs while feeling like you don’t have a home. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 4:04 Opening Jibber Jabber 16:37 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 19:58 Emai... Read more

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On this episode Kate and Sally jibber jabber about roller coasters, fruit, and dancing. Then they answer listener emails about how to open up to people and living with roommates who aren’t being good friends to you. 00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus 3:54 Opening Jibber Jabber 18:59 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care) 30:06 Listener Feedback 33:51 Email #1: How to open up to people 53:23 Email #2: Living with roommates who aren’t being g... Read more

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