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Other People's Problems

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Real people. Real problems. Real talk. Normally, therapy sessions are totally confidential — but this podcast opens the doors. Hillary McBride and her clients want to help demystify mental health. No actors. No auditions. No artifice.
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S2 Episode 6 - Franklyn - Carrying old hurt into new love

23:58 | Nov 20th, 2018

Franklyn has begun dating again after his divorce. But hurt and fear from the past are making it hard for him to dive in to new love.
Introducing First Day Back

04:10 | Jan 25th

First Day Back is a podcast from Stitcher about people facing and trying to overcome life's most challenging moments. Last season followed a woman coming back from her prison sentence. Now the show is back with a new story about a comedian who died o...Show More
OPP Extra - "Family Inheritance": Other People's Problems live

48:45 | Jan 23rd

Recorded in front of a live theatre audience at the HotDocs Podcast Festival, Hillary McBride discusses how our families shape us for better and for worse by digging deeper into Sloane's story and her own. Featuring special expert panellists Kwame Mc...Show More
S2 Episode 8 - Dave - Shame blocks connection

31:49 | Nov 27th, 2018

Shame keeps Dave from connecting with other people. He finds a way to reach toward Hillary.
S2 Episode 9 - Maggie - It's okay to feel good

29:11 | Nov 27th, 2018

"You don't get rid of shadow, you learn how to use it. There is strength and goodness and power even in the shadow" - Hillary
S2 Episode 7 - Sloane - Ending it with an abusive mom

27:23 | Nov 20th, 2018

As Sloane prepares to welcome her first child, she confronts the painful relationship she has with her own mother and her wish the relationship could end.
S2 Episode 5 - Belle - Suicide and parental guilt

31:28 | Nov 13th, 2018

*Warning: This episode references suicide and may be triggering for some listeners. Belle is feeling suicidal and like a bad parent. Hillary talks with her about the idea of a "good enough" mom.
OPP Extra - Lu Ripley on talking about suicide

22:01 | Nov 13th, 2018

*Warning: This episode references suicide and may be triggering for some listeners. When someone you love is suicidal, talking about it is daunting. In this podcast extra, host Hillary McBride, producer Jodie Martinson, and expert guest Lu Ripley g...Show More
S2 Episode 4 - Hannah - Coping with anxiety

26:09 | Nov 6th, 2018

Hannah's anxiety is out of control and that's making it hard to get through her day at work.
OPP Extra - Hillary's guided meditation

10:08 | Nov 6th, 2018

Host Hillary McBride advises her client Hannah to listen to a guided mediation on her commute to help ease her anxiety. Here's one for you to use, with Hillary as your guide.
S2 Episode 3 - Ethan - Space for a new baby

26:09 | Nov 6th, 2018

Hillary works with Ethan to imagine playing and connecting with his new baby. He's worked for years to process the terrifying experience of almost losing his wife during the birth of their first child.
S2 Episode 2 - Layla - Healing from rape

41:05 | Oct 30th, 2018

*Warning: This episode details a sexual assault and may be triggering for some listeners. A chance encounter at the pool has triggered Layla to remember a sexual assault. In this session, she begins to heal.
S2 Episode 1 - Ellie - Abusive with me, but loves our daughter

25:04 | Oct 30th, 2018

Ellie's decision to leave her abusive relationship has restored her sparkle. But how does she foster a good relationship between him and their daughter without getting hurt again?
OPP Extra - Healing from sexual violence - Trisha Baptie's story

25:28 | Oct 30th, 2018

Host Hillary McBride and Producer Jodie Martinson sit down with advocate and survivor of sexual violence, Trisha Baptie, to talk about healing.
Coming soon: new episodes of Other People's Problems

02:31 | Aug 29th, 2018

Producer Jodie Martinson shares some clips from new therapy sessions between Hillary and her clients about healing from sexual assault, escaping domestic violence, and carrying hurt into new love. New episodes will be released in the fall.
Hillary's podcast pick: Mic Drop

11:05 | May 4th, 2018

If you liked how Other People's Problems let you into the minds and hearts of ordinary people you'll love Mic Drop. Listen in as teenagers share their mood-swinging, dream-chasing, rule-breaking dramas and adventures.
S1 Episode 9 - Patti - Giving until it's gone

25:03 | Apr 24th, 2018

Patti strives to be perfect and does so much for her son and husband. Hillary helps her see that giving even more is not the answer.
S1 Episode 8 - Sloane - Putting a name on this problem

27:08 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Hillary introduces Sloane to the idea of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to help her understand why she feels so overwhelmed at times. But will the diagnosis help Sloane feel more or less empowered to change?
S1 Episode 7 - Belle - The eating disorder voice inside

25:29 | Apr 22nd, 2018

Belle has a voice inside her head that torments her with messages of self-hate. She turns to food to feel better. Hillary tries to help her with a therapy called EMDR.
OPP Extra - 'Maggie' interview

15:29 | Apr 20th, 2018

'Maggie' talks with OPP creator and producer Jodie Martinson about what it was like to be a part of the podcast, and how the microphone in the room affected her.
S1 Episode 6 - Franklyn - Heartbreak in a digital world

23:27 | Apr 19th, 2018

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife's whereabouts through her phone. It's his last connection to her.
S1 Episode 5 - Patti - Birth trauma

20:51 | Apr 18th, 2018

The birth of Patti's son still haunts her today. What can she do to overcome those memories that are keeping her stuck in guilt and regret?
S1 Episode 4 - Megan and Clark - Learning how to be married all over again

32:44 | Apr 17th, 2018

Megan and Clark are going through some major life changes. Clark welcomes the change. Megan is supportive yet can't help but miss what's been lost along the way.
OPP Extra - Hillary McBride interview

13:39 | Apr 13th, 2018

Creator and producer of Other People's Problems Jodie Martinson sits down with Hillary to explain how OPP was made, and what challenges they faced in putting it together.
S1 Episode 3 - Steve - Sex is more than sex

31:24 | Apr 12th, 2018

Steve wants to have more sex with his wife. But is his focus on the bedroom obscuring a bigger issue?
S1 Episode 2 - Maggie - When good moms need to be bad

27:13 | Apr 11th, 2018

Sometimes we use thrills - even illegal ones - to lift our mood when we're feeling down. Maggie is a stay-at-home mom who struggles with the humdrum of raising little ones. But can she find a way to feel proud and powerful without resorting to destr...Show More
S1 Episode 1 - Sloane - Childhood trauma changes everything

27:22 | Apr 10th, 2018

Sloane is planning her wedding, but childhood memories make her fearful of what could go horribly wrong. Although she's excited to start a new stage of her life, she's having nightmares of her wedding day. They all revolve around her mother.
Trailer

02:04 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Normally, therapy sessions are totally confidential. Hillary McBride and her clients want to help demystify mental health. This is what people really sound like when they talk about traumatic births, turbulent divorces, eating disorders and tough chi...Show More