Voices From Rock Bottom

Voices From Rock Bottom

A Community-Based, Digital Storytelling Project on Alcoholism, Addiction, and Recovery hosted by Dr. Prof B. / VoicesFromRockBottom@gmail.com Recorded at: MakerParkRadio.nyc in Staten Island, NYCProduced by: Kristin WallaceTitle Music by: Christina Rubino "Down By The Sea" Artwork by: Joe Gambino Closing Music by: Christina Rubino "The Shadow of a Ghost"


March 21, 2021 89 min

Originally born in Ukraine, Anna migrated to New York at the age of 6. At 12, her family moved again to Staten Island. As a young adult, she moved to several places around the country but Staten Island was where Anna felt at home.

Anna considers herself to be a compassionate and service-oriented person, she has always gravitated towards helping people in some way. She has spent the majority of her life in the food service and hospit...

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Andy is 54 years old. He was born and raised on Staten Island, and worked in the Maritime Industry for about 20 years, or so.


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September 21, 2020 84 min

"Wrestling With Recovery, and Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams"
Voices From Rock Bottom is a Community-Based digital storytelling project on Alcoholism, Addiction & Recovery with Dr. Prof B.

Recorded at www.MakerParkRadio.nyc
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For more info, or to be a guest on VFRB email VoicesFromRockBottom@gmail.com

Brian is a 52 year old Staten Island native. He went ...

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July 13, 2020 81 min

In this weeks podcast, Dr. Prof B interviews two of her prior students. The discuss peer pressure, and the college experience and what they learned in class.

With recovery, comes everyone’s own stories. Throughout our lives, we may be given a reason that leads us to that road of recovery. 

Last year, I faced one of the most tragic events that can happen to a 19 year old. My Mom passed away after her eight yea...

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June 13, 2020 80 min

Steve and Dr. Prof B talk about the "G word" in recovery, and how connecting to a higher power and purpose has guided them both. Steve led the vow ceremony at Dr. Prof B's wedding.

"Being asked to write 400 words about myself in the third person is extremely awkward and alien to me; so I will not even attempt to. I am not an author who’s picture sits on the dust cover of my latest novel. I am an unfinis...

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May 12, 2020 84 min

Relapse, Recovery and Paying it forward: Ambrose was born and raised in New York, during the 90s. The name “Ambrose” was given to him by his Irish-Catholic grandfather, originating from Greece meaning “immortal”. Although unsure why his grandfather began calling him that, he grew up in a Catholic household, and Saint Ambrose was known for composing, acts of generosity, and helping others despite their social class status. The nickn...

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May 5, 2020 82 min

Jay identifies as a "redneck" living in the big city. He talks about his time in the military, and his struggles with addiction to alcohol, sex, adrenaline and gambling. Jay talks about how he got sober in 2016, and how he follows a program because he "sucks at life."
Voices From Rock Bottom is recorded at and produced by MakerPark Radio. You can reach Dr. Prof B at VoicesFromRockBottom@gmail.com

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Dr. Prof B talks with musician and singer Christina Rubino and music producer Jerry Farley about their addiction and recovery stories, and how the making of the video for Christina's song "Down By The Sea" was representative of their journey to sobriety.

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