A Place For My Head

A Place For My Head

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December 8, 2020 74 min

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson chats with Nate Lastinger, a friend who has overcome an uber-religious childhood and subsequent substance abuse to find success.

Nate came from a Christian family who grew up wanting to be different in his own way. Along the path growing up in his teens, he felt alone inside his mind even though outside he seemed totally fine. Leading on in his late teens and early-20’s, he went fr...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson chats with the lead singer of the metal band Infected Rain, Lena Scissorhands.

The two discuss how she discovered her singing ability by sheer accident, being affected by emotional trauma and living it through someone else, the difficulties of always having to be “on” while on stage even though you might be going through things yourself, and so much more..

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson chats with former Nacy SEAL turned author Jason Redman. Jason spent 21 years in the Navy and has taken those lessons learned and is now sharing his motivational message with companies, teams, churches, and individuals across the globe through motivational speaking, workshops, personal coaching, and business consulting. His message of leadership, teamwork, the “Overcome Mindset,” an...

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October 13, 2020 56 min

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck dive into the Netflix documentary called “The Social Dilemma.” The documentary has a ton of buzz surrounding it as it digs deep into how social media is being used to manipulate the public, the way it thinks, and it’s mental health.

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If you feel you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255).

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck go across the pond to the United Kingdom to chat with Katia Bell, a psychological well-being practitioner. Katia shares her own story of what it was like growing up with a father who dealt with clinical depression, how it led to her also being diagnosed with depression, her own battles with self-harm, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, and hitting rock bottom.

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September 29, 2020 44 min

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck discuss the subject of toxic people and how they affect your mental health. What are the characteristics of a toxic person? What are the warning signs? What happens if that toxic person is a family member, friend, or co-worker? How do you handle it? When is enough enough?

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck are joined by Drew Garabo, afternoon drive host on 102.5 The Bone in Tampa.

The guys discuss the radio business, trying to pick yourself up after losing a gig and losing faith, the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of finding closure and forgiveness, and honestly….. just dealing with life.

It’s a great conversation with an even better guy. Make sure to check him ou...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck are joined by Shawn Lopez, a five year veteran of the US Marine Corps and Purple Heart recipient.

Shawn did tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq and shares his struggles of dealing with the loss of another Marine during combat, surviving an IED attack himself and overcoming the physical injuries and the survivor’s guilt that he dealt with for years. Also, he talks ab...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck continue their conversation about change and then get into the pandemic and how it’s affecting kids of all ages. As the ongoing debate about whether schools should be reopened or not, the fact of the matter is the lives of children these days are changing for reasons that they don’t understand. Hell, if we as adults don’t understand, how can our children?

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Change in life is inevitable. It happens to everyone. How you handle it and how you respond to it dictates whether the change will be good or bad.

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck discuss just that and the changes going on in Brandon’s life with the opening of his barber shop, Machine Shop Barber Company in St. Petersburg, FL.

Also, if you’ve been following the podcast, you know about the ongoing...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck discuss a serious issue within the law enforcement community and that’s PTSD. Former police officer/911 dispatcher Jamie Gonzalez, a long time friend of Jerry’s, is featured in the upcoming documentary PTSD 911, where she shares her experience as both a dispatcher and a cop that ultimately led to her resignation.

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck sit down for an open, candid conversation with Jaret Reddick, lead singer of Bowling For Soup.

Bowling For Soup has released ten studio albums, two live albums, and been on the music scene since 1994. What you may not have known about is the depression that Jaret has dealt with for years. Today, he opens up about his career on stage and off, experiencing his first ...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck piggyback last week’s incredible conversation with pro wrestler and actor Aron Stevens, who opened up about overcoming his own self-doubt, with some stories of their own battles with it and how it’s something that haunts them every day.

From there, the guys discuss the high levels of stress and anxiety in the world due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that’s fuelin...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck chat with the artist formerly known as WWE’s “Intellectual Savior Of The Masses” Damien Sandow, current NWA superstar Aron Stevens.

Aron has had one of the most interesting careers in the wrestling business in recent memory. He joins the guys to share some stories about his time in the ring, his time working in the WWE, what happened that shattered his confidence a...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck open the show talking about how everyone is so mentally exhausted by everything going on in the world between the ongoing pandemic and the social issues but then takes a turn to talk about toxic people in your life who like to manipulate things and people in an effort to control you.

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck continue their conversation from last week about the racial equality and civil rights issues going on in the country and how it’s affecting everyone.

Then, the guys discuss the story of University of Tennessee freshman quarterback Brian Maurer. If you aren’t familiar with his story, Brian made a post on Instagram on May 1st, the first day of Mental Health Awareness...

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We’re angry. You’re angry. The nation is pissed off…..and rightfully so. There are peaceful protests. There are riots. There is looting. The mental health of the nation is in shambles. The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back but this has been brewing for decades.

This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck sit down with DJ Ekin, who relates to this issue...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck are joined by former Puddle Of Mudd and Rev Theory lead guitarist Paul Phillips. Throughout Paul’s successful music career, he’s always dealt with social anxiety and used alcohol as a tool to get through it.

Paul shares stories about being on the road and being on stage with Puddle Of Mudd, Rev Theory, being on tour with Chester Bennington and Linkin Park, his musi...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck chat with model Serra Scars, who goes deep into the body image issues she’s had her entire life, the surgeries that she’s gone through that only made matters worse, the dangers of self-medicating, and how she’s been able to come out the other side of it in a good place.

She admits it’s a struggle that she deals with every day but she’s learned how to control it bet...

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This week on A Place For My Head, Brandon Thompson and Jerry Petuck sit down with the founder and former lead singer of Ill Nino, Cristian Machado. Brandon and Cristian have been friends for years after spending a ton of time on the road touring with the band.

Cristian and the guys discuss the ups and downs of touring life, how he uses his music as an escape, suicide shaming, fatherhood, depression, and Cristian’s new single titled...

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