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

By Katharine Heller and Sally Tamarkin

The Struggle Bus is an advice show about mental health, self-care, and just getting through the damn day. Co-hosts Katharine Heller (@spkheller) and Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) answer listener questions about family, friends, work, mental health, love, and literally everything else — no topic is off-limits and no problem is too big, too small, or too weird. Climb aboard and get advice from two friends who have lots of feelings and lots of opinions.

  1. 1.
    Episode 149: The Speakeasy of Podcasts09/20/2018
    51:48
  2. 2.
    Episode 148: Don’t Ride the Cyclone, Eat Fruit, and Dance09/06/2018
    1:16:26
  3. 3.
    Episode 147: Monster Cereal08/23/2018
    59:02
  4. 4.
    Episode 146: Questions for Veterinarians and Veterinarians Who Treat People08/01/2018
    1:16:26
  5. 5.
    Episode 145: Financial Crisis on Mushrooms07/05/2018
    56:03
  6. 6.
    Episode 144: Mistake-Not Mistake Binary06/14/2018
    46:01
  7. 7.
    Episode 143: Beautiful, Sexy, and Confident05/24/2018
    1:01:43
  8. 8.
    Episode 142: Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable05/10/2018
    59:17
  1. 9.
    Episode 141: Standing on the Shoulder of Giants05/03/2018
    54:11
  2. 10.
    Episode 140: Oprah Would Be An Amazing Surgeon04/26/2018
    1:04:55
  3. 11.
    Episode 139: Sob Your Way To Your Therapist04/19/2018
    1:05:39
  4. 12.
    Episode 138: I Deserve A Treat04/12/2018
    48:17
  5. 13.
    Episode 137: It’s Dad Week03/29/2018
    59:53
  6. 14.
    Episode 136: The Carousel of Progress03/22/2018
    49:17
  7. 15.
    Episode 135: Asshole Breakdown Extravaganza03/15/2018
    46:48
  8. 16.
    Episode 134: This Better Be Very Important03/08/2018
    55:45
  9. 17.
    Episode 133: Thirsty Alertsy02/28/2018
    1:02:17
  10. 18.
    Episode 132: Oh, Canada02/21/2018
    47:46
  11. 19.
    Episode 131: Hot Dads of Riverdale02/14/2018
    1:00:55
  12. 20.
    Episode 130: Trifecta of Humiliation02/08/2018
    53:52
  13. 21.
    Episode 129: The Right Tool For The Job01/31/2018
    49:39
  14. 22.
    Episode 128: We Get Heavy01/24/2018
    1:00:09
  15. 23.
    Episode 127: This Is It Guys, We Did It01/17/2018
    1:01:21
  16. 24.
    Episode 126: Let’s All Cry It Out01/10/2018
    58:20
  17. 25.
    Episode 125: The Two Handed Flip01/03/2018
    44:36
  18. 26.
    Episode 124: Blast From The Past12/27/2017
    55:54
  19. 27.
    Episode 123: A Dorgi Named Cider12/20/2017
    55:25
  20. 28.
    Episode 122: Royals Fever12/06/2017
    49:39
  21. 29.
    Episode 121: It Was Not Chill11/29/2017
    54:17
  22. 30.
    Episode 120: What A Week11/22/2017
    1:03:46
  23. 31.
    Episode 119: Distrust of Men Sundae11/15/2017
    1:04:34
  24. 32.
    Episode 118: Lots Of Feelings11/08/2017
    52:37
  25. 33.
    Episode 117: No Jacket Required11/01/2017
    54:50
  26. 34.
    Episode 116: Start With A Snake - The Struggle Bus LIVE!10/29/2017
    59:20
  27. 35.
    Episode 115: Bro Bingo10/19/2017
    52:58
  28. 36.
    Episode 114: Trust Muscle10/11/2017
    49:55
  29. 37.
    Episode 113: Self-Criticism Bender10/04/2017
    47:28
  30. 38.
    Episode 112: Feminist Baby09/27/2017
    57:14
  31. 39.
    Episode 111: Rage Is A-OK09/20/2017
    55:25
  32. 40.
    Episode 110: I Like Myself09/13/2017
    1:02:01
  33. 41.
    Episode 109: For A Minute There I Lost Myself09/06/2017
    52:39
  34. 42.
    Episode 108: Life Is What Happens When You’re Busy Making Podcasts08/30/2017
    1:01:44
  35. 43.
    Episode 107: Layer Cake of Problems08/23/2017
    1:13:20
  36. 44.
    Episode 106: We’re Back And We Missed You08/16/2017
    47:21
  37. 45.
    Episode 105: The Love Industrial Complex07/26/2017
    1:05:39
  38. 46.
    Episode 104: Well, Well, Well07/19/2017
    1:08:14
  39. 47.
    Episode 103: Freudian Slip ’n Slide07/12/2017
    1:14:36
  40. 48.
    Episode 102: Everything's Temporary06/28/2017
    1:00:11
  41. 49.
    Episode 101: These Broken Wings06/21/2017
    54:38
  42. 50.
    Episode 100: 10,000 Diamonds06/14/2017
    58:37
  43. 51.
    Episode 99: Three's Company Eleganza06/07/2017
    41:06
  44. 52.
    Episode 98: Casing the Joint05/31/2017
    58:34
  45. 53.
    Episode 97: Opportunity to Practice05/24/2017
    56:12
  46. 54.
    Episode 96: Is That All There Is?05/17/2017
    54:42
  47. 55.
    Episode 95: Katharine Invented Time Stamps05/10/2017
    58:00
  48. 56.
    Episode 94: Sleepy Weather05/03/2017
    1:17:41
  49. 57.
    Episode 93: Barren Emotional Hellscape04/26/2017
    53:25
  50. 58.
    Episode 92: Tuck and Roll Away From Your Toxic Friends04/19/2017
    1:03:03
  51. 59.
    Episode 91: Kate's Morning Seduction Voice04/12/2017
    1:11:40
  52. 60.
    Episode 90: Fount of Sagely Wisdom03/29/2017
    1:09:13
  53. 61.
    Episode 89: We Almost Sistine Chapeled03/22/2017
    1:19:51
  54. 62.
    Episode 88: Don’t Be Afraid Of Anger03/15/2017
    1:00:12
  55. 63.
    Episode 87: What Sally Said / What Katharine Said03/08/2017
    1:04:10
  56. 64.
    Episode 86: This Is Norway03/01/2017
    23:06
  57. 65.
    Episode 85: Check Your Compass02/22/2017
    1:08:27
  58. 66.
    Episode 84: Countess Katharine and Princess Diamond02/15/2017
    1:10:36
  59. 67.
    Episode 83: Phone a Friend02/08/2017
    54:18
  60. 68.
    Episode 82: Sinceriously02/01/2017
    1:05:47
  61. 69.
    Episode 81: Hierarchy of Creeps01/18/2017
    58:04
  62. 70.
    Episode 80: The Struggle Bus Backwards01/11/2017
    1:08:58
  63. 71.
    Episode 79: Bacon Bros01/04/2017
    1:10:54
  64. 72.
    Episode 78: 50/50 Adorable Terrifying12/21/2016
    53:53
  65. 73.
    Episode 77: Ghosting But Telling You12/14/2016
    59:56
  66. 74.
    Episode 76: RUFKM12/07/2016
    1:03:00
  67. 75.
    Episode 75: Emotional Backpocket11/30/2016
    1:14:56
  68. 76.
    Episode 74: We Keep Going11/23/2016
    1:03:37
  69. 77.
    Episode 73: Lots of Feelings, Lots of Opinions11/16/2016
    1:02:48
  70. 78.
    Episode 72: Election Ballyhoo11/08/2016
    39:09
  71. 79.
    Episode 71: Make Three Discoveries11/02/2016
    1:00:30
  72. 80.
    Episode 70: What Good Things Happened in 2016?10/26/2016
    46:18
  73. 81.
    Episode 69: Killer Metaphors10/12/2016
    1:18:29
  74. 82.
    Episode 68: Thank you, Dr. Zizmor10/05/2016
    1:01:44
  75. 83.
    Episode 67: Pure Imagination09/28/2016
    1:04:57
  76. 84.
    Episode 66: Put All Your Feelings Into Me09/21/2016
    1:00:23
  77. 85.
    Episode 65: There Go All My F%*ks09/14/2016
    1:14:23
  78. 86.
    Episode 64: Queer Reading Club09/07/2016
    57:29
  79. 87.
    Episode 63: Springsteening09/01/2016
    59:42
  80. 88.
    Episode 62: AOL Dot Chat08/24/2016
    1:01:10
  81. 89.
    Episode 61: Patriarchy / Comedy / Burn It Down08/17/2016
    52:57
  82. 90.
    Episode 60: Reconnoiter08/10/2016
    59:01
  83. 91.
    Episode 59: Just Asking Questions08/03/2016
    1:05:04
  84. 92.
    Episode 58: The Adventures of Loopy and Peanut Butter07/27/2016
    1:02:38
  85. 93.
    Episode 57: Take What You Need07/20/2016
    1:01:27
  86. 94.
    Episode 56: Pluto Truther07/13/2016
    37:48
  87. 95.
    Episode 55: BONUS EPISODE! Celebrities' Dogs and Celebrity Dogs07/09/2016
    59:41
  88. 96.
    Episode 54: Well Let Me Ask You This07/06/2016
    55:45
  89. 97.
    Episode 53: Drapering06/29/2016
    1:02:02
  90. 98.
    Episode 52: Know When To Edit The Scene (Grab Bag Bonus Episode!)06/15/2016
    58:46
  91. 99.
    Episode 51: Dip Your Toe In It06/08/2016
    52:03
  92. 100.
    Episode 50: A Heap of Flaming Garbage06/01/2016
    1:11:46
  93. 101.
    Episode 49: Step Dave05/25/2016
    1:11:12
  94. 102.
    Episode 48: Actually05/18/2016
    1:06:22
  95. 103.
    Episode 47: Welcome To The Clown Show05/11/2016
    1:13:51
  96. 104.
    Episode 46: Emotional Explosion05/04/2016
    1:11:54
  97. 105.
    Episode 45: Molehills Out Of Mountains04/28/2016
    56:26
  98. 106.
    Episode 44: That's What She Said04/20/2016
    50:06
  99. 107.
    Episode 43: The Toxic Comfort Zone04/13/2016
    1:05:04
  100. 108.
    Episode 42: Mrs. Coach04/06/2016
    56:40
  101. 109.
    Episode 41: Molly's Bachelorette Party03/30/2016
    1:05:23
  102. 110.
    Episode 40: The Hot Mess Express03/23/2016
    50:40
  103. 111.
    Episode 39: Field of Tubbs' Dreams03/16/2016
    54:19
  104. 112.
    Episode 38: The Situationship03/09/2016
    1:06:21
  105. 113.
    Episode 37: Winona Ryder03/02/2016
    47:24
  106. 114.
    Episode 36: Lean In02/24/2016
    43:19
  107. 115.
    Episode 35: Corgi in a Bowtie02/15/2016
    57:09
  108. 116.
    Episode 34: Sorry, Birdie (TSB Live!)02/10/2016
    1:06:42
  109. 117.
    Episode 33: Neko Atsume02/02/2016
    56:20
  110. 118.
    Episode 32: White Privilege III01/28/2016
    48:35
  111. 119.
    Episode 31: Shame Shell01/22/2016
    55:57
  112. 120.
    Episode 30: State of the Union01/11/2016
    51:54
  113. 121.
    Episode 29: Forty Wonderful01/05/2016
    51:47
  114. 122.
    Episode 28: 10 Seconds12/23/2015
    57:55
  115. 123.
    Episode 27: A Cappella12/14/2015
    37:17
  116. 124.
    Episode 26: Super Special Holiday Special11/19/2015
    1:23:53
  117. 125.
    Episode 25: Lots of Feelings and A Good Deal Of Opinions11/04/2015
    51:22
  118. 126.
    Episode 24: Bouts of Happiness10/22/2015
    49:59
  119. 127.
    Episode 23: Autumn Awakening09/30/2015
    48:47
  120. 128.
    Episode 22: Pump Up The Self-Care09/16/2015
    48:40
  121. 129.
    Episode 21: The Facts of Life08/27/2015
    42:15
  122. 130.
    Episode 20: Sometimes It's Just A T.P. (A "Their Problem")08/12/2015
    37:42
  123. 131.
    Episode 19: Taking It An Hour At A Time07/24/2015
    48:49
  124. 132.
    Episode 18: Extra Long Super Special Episode (With Bonus Rants!)07/03/2015
    56:58
  125. 133.
    Episode 17: Online Dating Profiles, DWIs, and #Veganproblems06/19/2015
    42:41
  126. 134.
    Episode 16: When the Going Gets Rough06/08/2015
    39:56
  127. 135.
    Episode 15: Surprise, Assholes! (On Coming Out)05/18/2015
    43:59
  128. 136.
    Episode 14: How to Deal with Mansplainers, Women Who Don’t Want To Be Hit On, and Relationships05/01/2015
    48:00
  129. 137.
    Episode 13: Advice for Self-Aware Teenagers And How Dating is a Numbers Game04/13/2015
    46:51
  130. 138.
    Episode 12: On Eating Disorders and Meddling Mothers, Dating While Queer, and Navigating Tricky Sibling Situations03/30/2015
    40:49
  131. 139.
    Episode 11: Taking a Therapy Hiatus as Self-Care and Hell is (Almost All) Other People For One Reason Or Another03/16/2015
    40:46
  132. 140.
    Episode 10: On Weaponizing Heteronormativity and How No One Knows How to Do Relationships02/27/2015
    35:40
  133. 141.
    Episode 9: WTF You're Supposed To Do When A Bully From Your Former Life Is Back In Your World and WTF Therapy Is Really Like02/13/2015
    38:23
  134. 142.
    Episode 8: Caring For a Partner (Who Sometimes Faints or Falls Down) and Porn, Sex, and Mismatched Sex Drives. Plus, EMDR and labels01/30/2015
    38:19
  135. 143.
    Episode 7: A Dab of (Talk About) Bisexuality, Why It’s Never Too Late To Start Over Even Though It Always Feels Like It Is, and Dealing with Jealousy and Control in Relationships (No Matter Where You Live)01/20/2015
    38:38
  136. 144.
    Episode 6: Double Decker Struggle Buses, the Perfect Word to Describe Your Sexuality to Everyone (Does Not Exist), and (More) Clarifications on Catcalling12/08/2014
    44:33
  137. 145.
    Episode 5: Awful People from Your Past, Struggle Buddies, and Wanderlust on a Budget11/21/2014
    39:42
  138. 146.
    Episode 4: Emotional Vampires, Misanthropy, Getting Yourself the Hell to Therapy11/05/2014
    40:59
  139. 147.
    The Struggle Bus: Episode 309/30/2014
    33:55
  140. 148.
    The Struggle Bus: Episode 208/28/2014
    34:25
  141. 149.
    The Struggle Bus: Pilot Episode!08/04/2014
    31:13

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