When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks (WTBB) is a podcast that was formed with the idea of creating a resource for those who find themselves estranged from one or more family members. Guests call in the show to discuss the events that led up to their estrangement and share their experiences throughout their journey. Guests also include psychologists, family counselors, life coaches, writers and more! Alexis Arralynn, one of the few podcasters willing to tackle this difficult and often painful topic, realizes that one important step toward healing and recovery, is vulnerability. She has opened up about her own personal journey of estrangement in several episodes.

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February 21, 2021 77 min

Though our guest Alexander Desmerais suffered the most vile of childhood traumas, and continues to be estranged from any meaningful family bonds, he has developed a productive approach to life that should serve as an example to all of us. He reminds us that no matter how terrible an experience, it is temporary. He goes on to teach us that trauma is as impermanent as we’re willing to do the work to make it.

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Sometimes the caterpillar blossoms into a butterfly, only for circumstances to remind her that her wings came too late. Kreed Revere shares the story of how estrangement from her daughters forced her to embark on a courageous journey of transformation. Sadly, she’s learning that some damage can’t be undone by doing everything differently. Still, she remains hopeful that the sincerity of her approach will open the door to healing of...

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January 8, 2021 67 min

When the Bough Breaks Podcast welcomes the one and only Seth Andrews


When Seth isn't busy being just a normal good looking guy with great voice, beautiful family and cute dogs, Seth is a podcaster, author and host of The Thinking Atheist Podcast. Seth guests on WTBB to open up about his estrangement experience surrounding his family's faith and offers encouraging words to our hosts and listeners.

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December 11, 2020 42 min


Listen to Turn up the AC's "Christmas Gifts" episode
www.acfischerpod.com

Grow Your Own Candy Canes Pin
https://www.pinterest.com/aarralynn/wtbb-holiday/

Watch the original, unedited LIVE Hot Cocoa Video edition
https://fb.watch/2jD6TDfN8c/

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November 7, 2020 46 min

People organizer and podcaster Starr Mallory guests this episode. Listen as she shares with host AC Fischer how a tragic accident shaped and molded the person she is today. Starr also shares her experience with family estrangement and personal growth. 


Echoes of Resilience Podcast https://anchor.fm/starr-mallory

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June 3, 2020 70 min

Special guest Dave Warnock of “Dying out Loud” shares his story of de-conversion, estrangement and his fatal  ALS diagnosis. Dave shares with us the importance of living our best life even while estranged and living with a debilitating and fatal disease. 

You can learn more about Dave by clicking the link below. 

www.daveoutloud.com

Other resources
https://clergyproject.org
https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org

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May 26, 2020 48 min


 After her father unjustifiably called CPS on her... THREE TIMES,  Briar shares with us how to cope as well as thrive after estrangement. Briar also shares her view on forgiveness and how it had led to a thriving life helping others cope with similar trauma and loss.

If you would like more information about this guest, please click the link below or send us and email at wtbbpodcast@gmail.com

http://www.briarharvey.com

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May 16, 2020 39 min

U.S. Army Veteran, Dog Trainer, Author, and Tedx speaker Ryan Matthews shares his unique story. To learn more about Ryan, please visit his website www.worldofdogtraining.com

Would you like to be a guest on WTBB? Send us an email at wtbbpodcast@gmail.com

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April 3, 2020 50 min

Inspirational speaker, activist, philosopher, writer, and producer AC Fischer joins Alexis to bring everyone up to date on his estrangement story. AC is host of Turn Up The AC, occasional host of WTBB, and former co-host of The Missionary Position. To hear his show, visit www.acfischerpod.com


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March 23, 2020 52 min

Jason Moore from Missionary Position Podcast, Missions Studios, and PodVerse podcast shares his unique story of two estrangements, being homeless as a child, and coming full circle. To learn more about Jason, visit www.pod-verse.com

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May 11, 2019 58 min

An inspirational story of faith and survival... Author Joe Potosi gives a graphic and raw account of his childhood abuse and abandonment experiences. Joe shares a peek into his book, "When the Dust Settled" which is a more detailed account of Joe's experiences. 

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May 11, 2019 84 min

Are 3 weddings and a funeral too much for one family? Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with a narcissistic parent? Can the family be mended in time before Curtis makes Becca his wife? Guest Curtis Blackthorne makes an urgent and time-sensitive call to the show.

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May 11, 2019 62 min

Refill your box of tissues as Lexi continues the series of events preceding her initial estrangement. Part 2 continues with guest host AC Fischer.

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May 11, 2019 71 min

In this episode, Lexi, the show's regular host, opens up about her story of estrangement. Part 1 focuses on her childhood trauma, and the effects of having one or more family members diagnosed with mental illness. AC Fischer guest hosts this two-part episode.

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March 29, 2019 61 min

Brian Cardoza's message is one of responsibility and hope. As a survivor, he works diligently raising awareness and money to fight against sexual assault and physical abuse. He believes in the potential to change your circumstances by changing your thinking. Brian's motto, "Don't let this moment dictate the next moment" is shared by the many he inspires.

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March 29, 2019 85 min

Kerouac Smith, Host of Kerouac to the Future, shares his unique story of multiple parental estrangement and how the famous chain Wendy's Hamburgers helped him through a tough time in an unlikely way.

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March 29, 2019 55 min

AC Fischer, from the Missionary Position Podcast and Turn Up the AC shares the story of how a complicated family history led to estrangement from his mother and sister.

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