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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 139: Sob Your Way To Your Therapist19 April 2018
    1:05:39
  2. 2.
    Episode 138: I Deserve A Treat12 April 2018
    48:17
  3. 3.
    Episode 137: It’s Dad Week29 March 2018
    59:53
  4. 4.
    Episode 136: The Carousel of Progress22 March 2018
    49:17
  5. 5.
    Episode 135: Asshole Breakdown Extravaganza15 March 2018
    46:48
  6. 6.
    Episode 134: This Better Be Very Important8 March 2018
    55:45
  7. 7.
    Episode 133: Thirsty Alertsy28 February 2018
    1:02:17
  8. 8.
    Episode 132: Oh, Canada21 February 2018
    47:46
  1. 9.
    Episode 131: Hot Dads of Riverdale14 February 2018
    1:00:55
  2. 10.
    Episode 130: Trifecta of Humiliation8 February 2018
    53:52
  3. 11.
    Episode 129: The Right Tool For The Job31 January 2018
    49:39
  4. 12.
    Episode 128: We Get Heavy24 January 2018
    1:00:09
  5. 13.
    Episode 127: This Is It Guys, We Did It17 January 2018
    1:01:21
  6. 14.
    Episode 126: Let’s All Cry It Out10 January 2018
    58:20
  7. 15.
    Episode 125: The Two Handed Flip3 January 2018
    44:36
  8. 16.
    Episode 124: Blast From The Past27 December 2017
    55:54
  9. 17.
    Episode 123: A Dorgi Named Cider20 December 2017
    55:25
  10. 18.
    Episode 122: Royals Fever6 December 2017
    49:39
  11. 19.
    Episode 121: It Was Not Chill29 November 2017
    54:17
  12. 20.
    Episode 120: What A Week22 November 2017
    1:03:46
  13. 21.
    Episode 119: Distrust of Men Sundae15 November 2017
    1:04:34
  14. 22.
    Episode 118: Lots Of Feelings8 November 2017
    52:37
  15. 23.
    Episode 117: No Jacket Required1 November 2017
    54:50
  16. 24.
    Episode 116: Start With A Snake - The Struggle Bus LIVE!29 October 2017
    59:20
  17. 25.
    Episode 115: Bro Bingo19 October 2017
    52:58
  18. 26.
    Episode 114: Trust Muscle11 October 2017
    49:55
  19. 27.
    Episode 113: Self-Criticism Bender4 October 2017
    47:28
  20. 28.
    Episode 112: Feminist Baby27 September 2017
    57:14
  21. 29.
    Episode 111: Rage Is A-OK20 September 2017
    55:25
  22. 30.
    Episode 110: I Like Myself13 September 2017
    1:02:01
  23. 31.
    Episode 109: For A Minute There I Lost Myself6 September 2017
    52:39
  24. 32.
    Episode 108: Life Is What Happens When You’re Busy Making Podcasts30 August 2017
    1:01:44
  25. 33.
    Episode 107: Layer Cake of Problems23 August 2017
    1:13:20
  26. 34.
    Episode 106: We’re Back And We Missed You16 August 2017
    47:21
  27. 35.
    Episode 105: The Love Industrial Complex26 July 2017
    1:05:39
  28. 36.
    Episode 104: Well, Well, Well19 July 2017
    1:08:14
  29. 37.
    Episode 103: Freudian Slip ’n Slide12 July 2017
    1:14:36
  30. 38.
    Episode 102: Everything's Temporary28 June 2017
    1:00:11
  31. 39.
    Episode 101: These Broken Wings21 June 2017
    54:38
  32. 40.
    Episode 100: 10,000 Diamonds14 June 2017
    58:37
  33. 41.
    Episode 99: Three's Company Eleganza7 June 2017
    41:06
  34. 42.
    Episode 98: Casing the Joint31 May 2017
    58:34
  35. 43.
    Episode 97: Opportunity to Practice24 May 2017
    56:12
  36. 44.
    Episode 96: Is That All There Is?17 May 2017
    54:42
  37. 45.
    Episode 95: Katharine Invented Time Stamps10 May 2017
    58:00
  38. 46.
    Episode 94: Sleepy Weather3 May 2017
    1:17:41
  39. 47.
    Episode 93: Barren Emotional Hellscape26 April 2017
    53:25
  40. 48.
    Episode 92: Tuck and Roll Away From Your Toxic Friends19 April 2017
    1:03:03
  41. 49.
    Episode 91: Kate's Morning Seduction Voice12 April 2017
    1:11:40
  42. 50.
    Episode 90: Fount of Sagely Wisdom29 March 2017
    1:09:13
  43. 51.
    Episode 89: We Almost Sistine Chapeled22 March 2017
    1:19:51
  44. 52.
    Episode 88: Don’t Be Afraid Of Anger15 March 2017
    1:00:12
  45. 53.
    Episode 87: What Sally Said / What Katharine Said8 March 2017
    1:04:10
  46. 54.
    Episode 86: This Is Norway1 March 2017
    23:06
  47. 55.
    Episode 85: Check Your Compass22 February 2017
    1:08:27
  48. 56.
    Episode 84: Countess Katharine and Princess Diamond15 February 2017
    1:10:36
  49. 57.
    Episode 83: Phone a Friend8 February 2017
    54:18
  50. 58.
    Episode 82: Sinceriously1 February 2017
    1:05:47
  51. 59.
    Episode 81: Hierarchy of Creeps18 January 2017
    58:04
  52. 60.
    Episode 80: The Struggle Bus Backwards11 January 2017
    1:08:58
  53. 61.
    Episode 79: Bacon Bros4 January 2017
    1:10:54
  54. 62.
    Episode 78: 50/50 Adorable Terrifying21 December 2016
    53:53
  55. 63.
    Episode 77: Ghosting But Telling You14 December 2016
    59:56
  56. 64.
    Episode 76: RUFKM7 December 2016
    1:03:00
  57. 65.
    Episode 75: Emotional Backpocket30 November 2016
    1:14:56
  58. 66.
    Episode 74: We Keep Going23 November 2016
    1:03:37
  59. 67.
    Episode 73: Lots of Feelings, Lots of Opinions16 November 2016
    1:02:48
  60. 68.
    Episode 72: Election Ballyhoo8 November 2016
    39:09
  61. 69.
    Episode 71: Make Three Discoveries2 November 2016
    1:00:30
  62. 70.
    Episode 70: What Good Things Happened in 2016?26 October 2016
    46:18
  63. 71.
    Episode 69: Killer Metaphors12 October 2016
    1:18:29
  64. 72.
    Episode 68: Thank you, Dr. Zizmor5 October 2016
    1:01:44
  65. 73.
    Episode 67: Pure Imagination28 September 2016
    1:04:57
  66. 74.
    Episode 66: Put All Your Feelings Into Me21 September 2016
    1:00:23
  67. 75.
    Episode 65: There Go All My F%*ks14 September 2016
    1:14:23
  68. 76.
    Episode 64: Queer Reading Club7 September 2016
    57:29
  69. 77.
    Episode 63: Springsteening1 September 2016
    59:42
  70. 78.
    Episode 62: AOL Dot Chat24 August 2016
    1:01:10
  71. 79.
    Episode 61: Patriarchy / Comedy / Burn It Down17 August 2016
    52:57
  72. 80.
    Episode 60: Reconnoiter10 August 2016
    59:01
  73. 81.
    Episode 59: Just Asking Questions3 August 2016
    1:05:04
  74. 82.
    Episode 58: The Adventures of Loopy and Peanut Butter27 July 2016
    1:02:38
  75. 83.
    Episode 57: Take What You Need20 July 2016
    1:01:27
  76. 84.
    Episode 56: Pluto Truther13 July 2016
    37:48
  77. 85.
    Episode 55: BONUS EPISODE! Celebrities' Dogs and Celebrity Dogs9 July 2016
    59:41
  78. 86.
    Episode 54: Well Let Me Ask You This6 July 2016
    55:45
  79. 87.
    Episode 53: Drapering29 June 2016
    1:02:02
  80. 88.
    Episode 52: Know When To Edit The Scene (Grab Bag Bonus Episode!)15 June 2016
    58:46
  81. 89.
    Episode 51: Dip Your Toe In It8 June 2016
    52:03
  82. 90.
    Episode 50: A Heap of Flaming Garbage1 June 2016
    1:11:46
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    Episode 49: Step Dave25 May 2016
    1:11:12
  84. 92.
    Episode 48: Actually18 May 2016
    1:06:22
  85. 93.
    Episode 47: Welcome To The Clown Show11 May 2016
    1:13:51
  86. 94.
    Episode 46: Emotional Explosion4 May 2016
    1:11:54
  87. 95.
    Episode 45: Molehills Out Of Mountains28 April 2016
    56:26
  88. 96.
    Episode 44: That's What She Said20 April 2016
    50:06
  89. 97.
    Episode 43: The Toxic Comfort Zone13 April 2016
    1:05:04
  90. 98.
    Episode 42: Mrs. Coach6 April 2016
    56:40
  91. 99.
    Episode 41: Molly's Bachelorette Party30 March 2016
    1:05:23
  92. 100.
    Episode 40: The Hot Mess Express23 March 2016
    50:40
  93. 101.
    Episode 39: Field of Tubbs' Dreams16 March 2016
    54:19
  94. 102.
    Episode 38: The Situationship9 March 2016
    1:06:21
  95. 103.
    Episode 37: Winona Ryder2 March 2016
    47:24
  96. 104.
    Episode 36: Lean In24 February 2016
    43:19
  97. 105.
    Episode 35: Corgi in a Bowtie15 February 2016
    57:09
  98. 106.
    Episode 34: Sorry, Birdie (TSB Live!)10 February 2016
    1:06:42
  99. 107.
    Episode 33: Neko Atsume2 February 2016
    56:20
  100. 108.
    Episode 32: White Privilege III28 January 2016
    48:35
  101. 109.
    Episode 31: Shame Shell22 January 2016
    55:57
  102. 110.
    Episode 30: State of the Union11 January 2016
    51:54
  103. 111.
    Episode 29: Forty Wonderful5 January 2016
    51:47
  104. 112.
    Episode 28: 10 Seconds23 December 2015
    57:55
  105. 113.
    Episode 27: A Cappella14 December 2015
    37:17
  106. 114.
    Episode 26: Super Special Holiday Special19 November 2015
    1:23:53
  107. 115.
    Episode 25: Lots of Feelings and A Good Deal Of Opinions4 November 2015
    51:22
  108. 116.
    Episode 24: Bouts of Happiness22 October 2015
    49:59
  109. 117.
    Episode 23: Autumn Awakening30 September 2015
    48:47
  110. 118.
    Episode 22: Pump Up The Self-Care16 September 2015
    48:40
  111. 119.
    Episode 21: The Facts of Life27 August 2015
    42:15
  112. 120.
    Episode 20: Sometimes It's Just A T.P. (A "Their Problem")12 August 2015
    37:42
  113. 121.
    Episode 19: Taking It An Hour At A Time24 July 2015
    48:49
  114. 122.
    Episode 18: Extra Long Super Special Episode (With Bonus Rants!)3 July 2015
    56:58
  115. 123.
    Episode 17: Online Dating Profiles, DWIs, and #Veganproblems19 June 2015
    42:41
  116. 124.
    Episode 16: When the Going Gets Rough8 June 2015
    39:56
  117. 125.
    Episode 15: Surprise, Assholes! (On Coming Out)18 May 2015
    43:59
  118. 126.
    Episode 14: How to Deal with Mansplainers, Women Who Don’t Want To Be Hit On, and Relationships1 May 2015
    48:00
  119. 127.
    Episode 13: Advice for Self-Aware Teenagers And How Dating is a Numbers Game13 April 2015
    46:51
  120. 128.
    Episode 12: On Eating Disorders and Meddling Mothers, Dating While Queer, and Navigating Tricky Sibling Situations30 March 2015
    40:49
  121. 129.
    Episode 11: Taking a Therapy Hiatus as Self-Care and Hell is (Almost All) Other People For One Reason Or Another16 March 2015
    40:46
  122. 130.
    Episode 10: On Weaponizing Heteronormativity and How No One Knows How to Do Relationships27 February 2015
    35:40
  123. 131.
    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 Like13 February 2015
    38:23
  124. 132.
    Episode 8: Caring For a Partner (Who Sometimes Faints or Falls Down) and Porn, Sex, and Mismatched Sex Drives. Plus, EMDR and labels30 January 2015
    38:19
  125. 133.
    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)20 January 2015
    38:38
  126. 134.
    Episode 6: Double Decker Struggle Buses, the Perfect Word to Describe Your Sexuality to Everyone (Does Not Exist), and (More) Clarifications on Catcalling8 December 2014
    44:33
  127. 135.
    Episode 5: Awful People from Your Past, Struggle Buddies, and Wanderlust on a Budget21 November 2014
    39:42
  128. 136.
    Episode 4: Emotional Vampires, Misanthropy, Getting Yourself the Hell to Therapy5 November 2014
    40:59
  129. 137.
    The Struggle Bus: Episode 330 September 2014
    33:55
  130. 138.
    The Struggle Bus: Episode 228 August 2014
    34:25
  131. 139.
    The Struggle Bus: Pilot Episode!4 August 2014
    31:13

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