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Sobcast the Podcast

Sobcast the Podcast

By Christina Wolfgram
Join comedian Christina Wolfgram on her journey of figuring out what mental health even means. If you’ve ever wanted a crying buddy, Christina is your new best friend. Seriously, she just moved to a new city and needs friends. Please.
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Diving Back Into the Dating Pool
Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/sobcastthepodcast The other day, Christina was feeling flirty and adventurous so she dialled up the internet and searched for something pretty scandalous: “how to date”  Whether it’s because you recently got out of a long-term relationship or the pandemic, getting back into dating can be scary as hell. Even after reading the Wiki-How, Christina has some questions: What does it mean to be “talking to” someone? Do people still make out in cars? Are you supposed to send a thank-you text afterwards?  Christina also talks about excessive sweating and sharing emotional trauma on the third date because that’s the sex date... 😰🙃😏 Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Visit DiveThru’s website: www.divethru.com
40:19
October 26, 2021
Witch Cakes
Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/sobcastthepodcast Christina has been reading up on the Salem Witch Trials lately, and had a revelation: if the town of Salem had mental healthcare, the whole thing might have been avoided. Or maybe just, y’know, cleaned their grain properly before eating it… Also: why the Salem Witch Trials were basically the worst MLM scheme ever, daydreaming about being bedridden, and what the actual heck is a witch cake?!?! Trigger warning: this episode discusses puritanism, mental health, and death. Sources: A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials, by Frances Hill https://amzn.to/3Agp2Ad https://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/witches-curse-clues-evidence/1501/ https://www.britannica.com/topic/Martha-Corey https://salemwitchmuseum.com/2013/02/15/spectral-evidence/ https://time.com/5163576/ignoring-your-emotions-bad-for-your-health/ https://tinyurl.com/epidemic-hysteria https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322607#Recent-instances-of-mass-hysteria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVd8kuufBhM Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Crying is Cool Merch: http://cryingiscool.shop/ Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Visit DiveThru’s website: www.divethru.com
37:25
October 19, 2021
The Alternate Reality of the Internet
Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/sobcastthepodcast In the soon-to-be-immortal words of Christina Wolfgram, “the internet can make you feel like poo-poo.” As a fellow human being with internet access, Christina has seen some shit. And as someone who has been a ✨content creator✨ on the internet, Christina knows what it’s like to live and die by likes, views, and the comment section. In this episode, she shares some mental health-saving boundaries she’s found out about the hard way. Christina also talks about meeting her AOL boyfriend IRL, her obsession with Bo Burnham: Inside, why she doesn’t have an OnlyFans page, and getting an inflated ego popped by a case of mistaken identity. Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Visit DiveThru’s website: www.divethru.com
45:48
October 12, 2021
Magic For Your Mental Health
Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/sobcastthepodcast Are tarot cards a scary portal to a world of dark magic? Or are they a fun little card game that can mean whatever you want it to mean because rules don’t matter and you are in charge of your own destiny? In this episode, Christina does a tarot reading for you — yes, you! She also talks about her longtime interest in tarot, the ways it helps her mental health, and how she’s still terrible at shuffling cards. As a bonus, Christina butchers a coffee commercial jingle and hits her head while shuffling cards (told you she’s terrible at it). Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Visit DiveThru’s website: www.divethru.com
37:11
October 5, 2021
A True Story That Happened to a Friend of a Friend of Mine
Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/sobcastthepodcast Recently, some of Christina’s friends have had major arguments over baby names… because someone’s secretly-chosen hypothetical baby name was “stolen” by their friend -- for their dog. It’s not uncommon to plan weddings and pick baby names from a younger age, even if we’re not engaged or pregnant. But what does that say about the way we plan for the future? In this episode (that probably should have been a therapy session tbh), Christina also shares how Sex and the City could be used to find the root causes of world issues, and complains about “kids these days” -- so she’s actually a senior citizen now ICYMI. Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Visit DiveThru’s website: www.divethru.com
36:07
September 28, 2021
Running Through Jell-O
Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/sobcastthepodcast This episode of Sobcast the Podcast was recorded from Christina Wolfgram’s bed in Portland, Oregon, in front of a live studio audience of one cat and one dog! Whether it was being out in public, feeling lonely after her breakup, or eating a lot of cheese, Christina was depressed as heck. In this episode, she works through the differences between depression and regular old sadness. She also talks about getting annoyed at 1 a.m. by the TikTok person who tells you that you’ve been watching for a long time, worrying about waking up her neighbours with her tears, and offers makeup tips for living your best crying life.  OH and Christina smells one of her socks to judge whether or not she’s a real adult (yeah, it won’t make any more sense once you listen)... Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Visit DiveThru’s website: www.divethru.com
43:43
September 21, 2021
Getting Paid to Cry (Ft. Stephanie Kent)
“I’m fine, it’s just allergies.” If you’ve ever said that to a coworker to cover for the fact you were definitely just crying in the bathroom, this episode of Sobcast is for you!  This week, Christina is joined by her dearest friend, trusted confidant, and fellow work-crier Stephanie Kent. The two discuss crying at work hacks, like finding unused conference rooms, and why businesses should bring back cubicles.  Also in this episode: Christina invents the idiom “tip of the iceberg,” processing compliments from years ago, real life fanfics, unnecessary job interview questions, and why The Secret is actually about red lipstick.  Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Visit our website: www.divethru.com Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/6f7adb47
51:04
September 14, 2021
Healing from Collective Trauma (Ft. Dr. Raghu Appasani)
Where were you on September 11, 2001? If you’re older than 25, odds are you know the answer. Twenty years from now, you might think back to March 2020 in a similar way. In this episode of Sobcast, Christina is joined by an actual psychiatrist, Dr. Raghu Appasani, to discuss collective trauma. Whether it’s a terrorist attack or *gestures vaguely at the state of the world* - how do we move forward after a collectively traumatic event? Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Visit our website: www.divethru.com Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/6f7adb47
01:02:42
September 7, 2021
Single Showers
On this episode of Shark Tank--sorry, wait, no--this episode of Sobcast, Christina has an incredible business idea for your consideration: the Single Shower (patent pending). No, it’s not a single-capacity shower (we know those already exist!). Instead, the Single Shower (again, patent pending) is a revolutionary idea that transforms the dated concept of bridal and baby showers into a card one can play at any time. Say, hypothetically, you’re a young woman who was broken up with unexpectedly and moved to a new city, you could play the Shower Card (trademark pending) to get your friends to help furnish your new apartment and pay your bills. Sharks, Christina is asking for $100,000 for 1% of the Single Shower. Which is definitely not an idea she got from Sex and the City why would you even think that??? Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Visit our website: www.divethru.com Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/6f7adb47
30:11
August 31, 2021
Home
After traveling for her brother’s wedding, Christina considers what makes a place feel like home. Spoiler alert: it has a lot to do with walking to get coffee.  Christina shares an entry from her journal, reads a poem, and brags about buying clothes at a flour mill. She also ponders if her grandmothers’ souls are trapped inside clocks and trying to get her attention.  Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Visit our website: www.divethru.com Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/6f7adb47
44:49
August 24, 2021
S Is For Serotonin
In this episode of Sobcast the Podcast, Christina shares her journey of treating anxiety and depression, from lifting jars in the desert for a muscle test, to finding her perfect cocktail of antidepressants. She may not be sure what SSRI stands for (“I think one of those esses is for serotonin”), but she sure knows which ones she likes.  Christina also talks self-care, finding joy in the color of her pee, and the horrors of Web MD.  Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Visit our website: www.divethru.com Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/6f7adb47
54:33
August 17, 2021
Single But Not Alone (Ft. Stephanie Kent)
In this special episode of Sobcast the Podcast, you get two hosts for the price of one! Christina is joined by her fellow newly-single friend, Stephanie Kent. They talk about the support they’ve given and received as they adjust to the single life. The two also share their coping mechanisms, from looking hot for themselves... to crying into an Amy’s Meal. While Steph is further along in her process and ready to start dating again, Christina is still in the ordering-adult-toys-on-Amazon phase of her breakup. Listen along as Christina learns what she has to look forward to in the next phase of being single. Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Visit our website: www.divethru.com Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/6f7adb47
46:45
August 10, 2021
Breaking Up Sucks
Christina explores the crushing weight of feelings in the weeks following the end of a long-term relationship. From Tik-Tok science, to talking herself out of dumping perfume in a river, Christina dives through her reaction to getting dumped. For anyone else who’s been in her shoes, grab a box of tissues and cry along. Next stop: catharsis. Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Visit our website: www.divethru.com Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/6f7adb47
33:12
August 10, 2021
Hello, Is It Tears You’re Looking For?
In this episode of Sobcast the Podcast, Christina has a That’s So Raven-style vision of her future as a crying club owner. She also tries to remember every place she’s ever cried (spoiler: there are a lot of them), digs into what science has to say about crying, and relives the end of A Walk To Remember. Plus, Christina volunteers for medical experiments. Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Sobcast is a DiveThru original podcast. Visit our website: www.divethru.com Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/6f7adb47
41:31
August 10, 2021
Things I’m Going to Tell My Next Therapist
Why am I crying so often? How do I find a new therapist? What does mental health even mean? How is mental wellness like a tootsie pop? Sit-down comedian Christina Wolfgram attempts to answer these very important questions and discusses some major life changes in the first episode of Sobcast the Podcast: Season Two. If you’ve ever wanted a crying buddy, Christina is your new best friend. Seriously, she just moved to a new city and needs friends. Please. Follow Sobcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobcastthepodcast/?hl=en Follow Christina on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsthecwolf/?hl=en Sobcast  is a DiveThru original podcast. Visit our website: www.divethru.com Follow DiveThru on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsdivethru/?hl=en Download the DiveThru App: https://go.onelink.me/5wa8/6f7adb47
45:34
August 10, 2021
Why the Pandemic Anniversary Might Make You Feel Like Sh*t
Have you been feeling extra exhausted or down or cranky lately? It might be because of a psychological phenomenon called “The Anniversary Effect,” which (in short) is when the body stores memories of trauma in order to protect you and experiences reactions on anniversaries of the trauma. Last March was definitely traumatic, so your body might be responding to those memories at this very moment. Let’s take a closer look at “The Anniversary Effect” and discuss some ways to get through it.
27:15
March 11, 2021
How ✨Astrology✨ Could Improve Your Mental Well-being with Nadine Jane Astrology
The stars and planets have so much to tell us, and thankfully Nadine Jane Astrology knows how to translate. In this episode, she shares her journey from ambitious career woman graphic designer to ambitious career woman astrologist, and dishes out advice on how studying Pluto in your chart might help your mental health. 🪐 Also, Christina asks several selfish questions about Saturn Returns and how the heck to survive them. Follow Nadine on Instagram Book a Session with Nadine Follow Sobcast on Instagram Support Sobcast on Patreon
01:05:04
October 16, 2020
What is the Cure for Loneliness? With Jeremy Fischbach and Happy the App
Why is it possible to feel lonely, even when we have access to so many people, right at our fingertips? Why do we sometimes feel LONELIER after talking to a loved one about our problems? Jeremy Fischbach and his team at Happy are trying to answer those questions. One of their solutions is Happy the App, which connects you to “one of the nicest people on Earth” at the touch of a button. It turns out, having a super kind person give you their undivided attention might be the cure for loneliness we didn’t know we needed. Jeremy shares his personal struggle with loneliness and how he learned to not only cope, but to teach others how to be more supportive.  Listeners can try a call on Happy the App absolutely free using this link: https://gethappy.app.link/Sobcast 😂😭 Follow Sobcast on Instagram. Support Sobcast on Patreon. Please subscribe, rate, review, or send this episode to your friends and family in an email that promises a creepy ghost girl will haunt them forever if they don’t forward it to 30 people by midnight!
53:56
October 8, 2020
Minisode 😂😭 The Apps That Help My Mental Health
My sweet, beautiful, love muffin angel bears. This episode is a super casual solo episode where I wax poetic about my favorite apps that I use daily! I’m always trying new things to help my brain, so this list is not exhaustive. Let me know if you want to hear more episodes like this in the future. Please rate and review Sobcast the Podcast on Apple, I mean like if you want. I’m not the boss of you. Support us on Patreon. Follow on Instagram. And if you are interested in sponsorship, email sobcast@christinawolfgram.com.
24:53
October 2, 2020
My Psychic Made Me Do It
This week, Christina shares her recent encounter with a psychic named Terri, who bestows three very specific tasks that will help boost her mental health. Cut to: Christina in a field smashing a watermelon with a hammer. After years of trying so many self help methods - yoga, herbs, lots of coffee - how do you know what actually works? Or does everything work just enough to hold you together for the moment? And ... maybe that’s okay? This episode includes a bonus history lesson about tear bottles (yup, you cry into them). Please take notes, because there will be a quiz at the end of class. Follow us on Instagram @sobcastthepodcast Support us on Patreon or rate and review on Apple Podcasts 😂😭 Edited by Tom Stephenson Produced by Stephanie Kent For business inquiries: sobcast@christinawolfgram.com
27:46
September 23, 2020
Why is Comfort Food So Comforting? With Marie Lodi of Bloodfeast
TW: food talk, death of a family member, weirdly vivid descriptions of eating a McDonald’s cheeseburger In an effort to figure out why she loves Happy Meals and bean & cheese burritos so much, Christina does some research about why certain foods can be so dang comforting. It turns out, that warm fuzzy feeling stems from much more than just the ingredients: we can trace that comfort back to happy memories, connections with family, or the feeling of being cared for as a child. To investigate how we can find comfort in our own grown up kitchens, Christina talks to writer and fashion icon Marie Lodi, who creates recipes to soothe your soul and uterus on her blog, Bloodfeast. They discuss pink kitchen appliances, bread baking fails, and how to take care of your inner child. Follow Marie on Instagram! @marielodiadreakos @thebloodfeast @fishnetflix For more Sobcast: @sobcastthepodcast christinawolfgram.com/blog Support Us 😂😭 patreon.com/itsthecwolf  Created by Christina Wolfgram Produced by Stephanie Kent Edited by Tom Stephenson
56:20
September 16, 2020
Asking a Psychiatrist About Everything I’m Too Scared to WebMD with Dr. Raghu Appasani
Wow, everyone. I am talking to an actual doctor!! Who went to medical school. Unlike me. My guest, Dr. Raghu Appasani, is so much more than a psychologist. He’s the founder and CEO of The Minds Foundation, which is an organization dedicated to changing the entire culture of mental health. He’s one of the most social people I’ve ever met (seriously, if you ever run into him at an event, he will become your best friend in under five seconds), and his approach to mental health spans medicine, meditation, and everything in between ... which is a lot! Dr. Raghu was kind enough to let me ask him anything, so we discuss anti-depressants, schizophrenia, isolation, finding joy in the mental health field, and my most serious question: “What does a mentally healthy person even look like?”
50:48
September 9, 2020
Why I’m Jealous of Miller Moths and Other Pandemic-Induced Feelings
Back in April, our temporary home in Santa Fe, NM was invaded by miller moths. They were relentless and kind of dumb. But once I started looking into their life cycles - their pupa toddlerhood, their annual New Mexico invasion, and their eventual migration to Yellow Stone National Park where they get devoured by bears preparing for hibernation - I started feeling jealous of their intuition. Miller moths know exactly where they are supposed to be, what their supposed to be doing, and where their place is in the circle of life. I mean, yes, that circle ends abruptly when a grizzly bear gobbles them and all their loved ones up as a mid-afternoon snack, but like! Isn’t that worth a lifetime of knowing exactly what your purpose is? You’ll have to let me know.
18:26
September 1, 2020
Dungeons, Dragons, and Their Effects on Mental Health with Anna Prosser
Today, Christina is joined by Twitch superstar Anna Prosser, who is a pro Dungeons and Dragons player. Yes, that's a job. We discuss e-sports (that's electronic sports, obviously), wielding battle axes, and trying on different personality traits through role-playing games like D&D. Also, we get into how playing Dungeons and Dragons could be a really healthy and fun way for kids to learn social skills, decision making, and storytelling. Follow Anna and watch her play Dungeons and Dragons! twitch.tv/annaprosser or stalk pictures of her cute dog at instagram.com/annaprosser Oh, and come celebrate my birthday by participating in American Idle, the 48 Hour Internet Video Contest from May 8th to May 10th. Information is on all my socials: @itsthecwolf.
47:58
May 1, 2020
Writing My Will at 29?! Facing My Anxieties About Death
It's never a "good" time to talk about our impending mortality, but Caitlin Doughty and her team at Ask A Mortician  inspired me to prepare for my death in a way I can control. For me, that means filling out paperwork!   Check out Caitlin Doughty: https://www.youtube.com/askamortician   I used www.joincake.com and they really do make end of life planning a piece of cake - LOLz. Highly recommend.   Ok, love you byeee!
35:18
April 20, 2020
Childhood Anxiety and Not So Scary Movies with Stephanie Kent
Christina and fellow Taurus, Stephanie Kent, discuss being terrified of not-scary movies (Snow White! The Mask!) and how their childhood anxieties predicted their adult ones. They also talk about why sleep-away camp sucks, Nicole Kidman, and how crying at school builds character.
40:60
April 13, 2020
Sound Baths, EMDR, and Why Whale Noises Stress Me Out
Oh wow, can you believe there's an actual second episode? What a bonkers time to be alive. Today, Christina Wolfgram (that's me, I'm typing this) gets into why some sounds soothe us and some sounds make life horrible. She also tells a tale of a sound bath from hell and describes her far less horrid experience with EMDR therapy. Haunted ice cream trucks, a neighbor named Uncle Chris, and what to do with all those memes about using the COVID-19 quarantine as the time to complete your life's work (hint: it has to do with a butt and sticking them up one).  Special thanks to Anchor for sponsoring this episode! Get in touch: sobcast@christinawolfgram.com instagram.com/itsthecwolf
33:23
April 1, 2020
Anxiety Poop and True Crime ASMR
In this thrilling and very first episode of Sobcast the Pocast, Christina reminisces about her weirdest anxiety constipation moments, googles her poop symptoms, and reveals her most recent unexpected coping mechanism: true crime ASMR.
27:14
March 23, 2020