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To Be Fair Hosted by Ehryn

To Be Fair Hosted by Ehryn

By Ehryn
Episodes exploring my perception of life and understanding the other views on pop culture, life, sports, politics, art and more. Join me as I explore other perspectives of life.

Featuring Regular Co Host Lisa Forrestal

Hosted by Ehryn

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Welcome to the Show: Michael "Mikey" McLaughlin (Our 4th and Final Co-Host)
My cis gendered white heterosexual man best friend is officially joining the cast of the podcast.  This episode Lisa and I welcome him on by just playing catch up and talking abut our mental health.   We are excited to have his perspective on the show.
April 12, 2021
We Have a New Co-Host: Sara Citrine
Ehryn nd Lisa decided they wanted to add a more regular third host, so we are happy to introduce our newest regular co host Sara Citrine!   Sara comes with a background in mental health and being an Ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  She has an amazing personality and great experiences to share and we are so lucky and happy to have her on the show.
April 5, 2021
Self IMPROVment with Chris Nielson
My friend Chris Nielson joins me for a conversation about IMPROV... both in practice of performance and in using it to build success in your every day life.       Find out more about Chris Nielson at
March 29, 2021
Navigating Anxiety with Special Guest: Coach Dee Woolridge
This episode is such a treat for Lisa and I to have the amazing Success Coach Dee Woolridge join us for a conversation about Anxiety. Dee also gives Lisa and I some tips on how to work with anxiety daily.     Join the 5 Day Self Esteem Booster Challenge:   More about Dee: (In her own words from her website)   Hey there friend.  We all have a story created from our history. Some experiences are so profound that they leave a wound.  How we perceive our story creates our daily narrative.  Life is complicated, messy, and full of contrast. Our childhood minds can’t comprehend all we’re taking in. We process the information as best as we can, then grow up with childhood skills that we try to apply to adult situations, which never works.  We push through life but still end up feeling, anxious, unworthy, insecure, trapped and dissatisfied with life.  I too have a history and a story. As the 9th of 13 children, I felt forgotten, invisible, fearful and unworthy. Because of those feelings, I became an overachiever to get the attention I sought from my mom. I had to put in more effort, be more, and have more. At the same time, I was learning to downplay my achievements as not to outshine my siblings for fear of not being accepted by them. Then there were the times when I just didn't feel good enough.   My drive to over-achieve often led to overwhelm, anxiety, and burn-out. And although I achieved success, I felt like it wasn’t safe to shine, which led to insecurity and self-sabotage.  This constant, “pull to me - push away from me”, kept me in a cycle of despair. On the outside, I appeared confident and strong. On the inside, I was that little girl who just needed to feel safe and loved.    My journey of transformation began when my daughter was born severely premature. I knew I had to grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and become a better version of myself... fast!    I did and still do the work to overcome and appreciate my story. To stand on it instead of in it. I now know It is because of my profound challenges including breast cancer and financial loss, that  I’ve discovered my purpose to  teach, speak, write, coach and serve in a way that helps others grow.   A Course in Miracles says, "Teach to learn.  Learn to Teach"   For over two decades, It is has been my mission, my privilege, my honor to do just that. I’ve become a guide for others like you to have victory over any challenge. You like I are a perfect, whole and complete child of God. Resilient and strong.   Lets Build Success Together!
March 22, 2021
An Important Conversation with special guest Erin McKinney
This is a very special episode with a special guest.  Ehryn is joined by Erin McKinney.   Years ago I was very close friends with her brother Liam who was such a special human with a tragic illness that ended up losing his life to his illness and suicide.  Erin and Ehryn talk about Liam's story and the importance of ending the stigma on conversations of suicide.   (This episode is possibly filled with triggers for others so please be cautious)   If you or anyone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide please know that help is available  the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7  1-800-273-8255
March 19, 2021
Say My Name
This episode is explaining my decision to use a different spelling of my name and touching on the subject of identity.
March 8, 2021
Blasts From The Past: Bryce Smith
This episode is one of my Blasts from the Past series...going all the way back to childhood.  Bryce and I have known each other since we were 6 or 7 when I first moved to Remer.  Bryce has always been a very kind human compared to many of our peers.  This conversation was such a treat for both of us to understand who we were and who we are.  TO BE FAIR::: Bryce sometimes freezes up during the recording, but no worries..I improv well as you can tell  www,
March 5, 2021
I Am What I Am
Lisa and I share in conversation of public image and how others perceive us.    #bereal #mentalhealthmatters
March 1, 2021
What it's like in my mind Part 1
Lisa and I share interesting stories from the week, and I share a little of what its like living with ADHD. Anxiety and Depression all hitting at one time. 
February 22, 2021
One year later....
Lisa and I share in conversation about doing this podcast for one year and the things we have learned in the last year
February 15, 2021
The Buffy Episodes Part 4 (The Finale)
The final episode of our Buffy Episodes series
February 8, 2021
The Buffy Episodes Part 3
Continuing on with the Buffy Episodes here is part 3 with special guest Sir Steven Rice.
February 3, 2021
Blasts From The Past: Ashley LaVonne Effinger
Ashley is one of the first people I met and got to bond with when I first moved to Duluth, MN and joined the company of The Duluth Playhouse.  Ashley is such a wonderful human that I am lucky to call a friend.  In this special episode Ashley and I share memories and share where we are now and how we got here.   More about Ashley and what she does now can be found at
January 26, 2021
the Buffy Episodes Part 2
here we are for more discussion about our favorite female superhero Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Joined once again by Sir Steven Rice of the podcast Sunshine Steven
January 25, 2021
The Buffy Episodes Part 1
This is an episode that was a year in the making.  Lisa and Aaron love to talk about Buffy The Vampire Slayer, so we invited our friend Steven Rice to share our love of Buffy and the cult classic that it was and still is.   This is Part 1 off a 4 episode series...enjoy.... Also Follow Steve Rice on his own podcasts and more....
January 19, 2021
The Ventilator
In the Season 2 Opener Lisa and I are joined by Marie Sippola as we vent about how 2020 took us down. But we shared stories of the positive things that happened to us in 2020 as well.      
January 11, 2021
Blasts from the Past: Willy Gibson
My friend Willy Gibson and I catch up for about an hour and remind ourselves of who we used to be and of who we have become now.  This episode is also the first official zoom recorded episode available on my YouTube channel as well
January 3, 2021
TikTok ya don't stop!
the final chapter in the saga that asks Will Quincey ever settle down? is Lisa going to start wearing stockings and cooking nightly brisket? We may find out in the Season Finale Finale!!! Finally!
December 23, 2020
Am I TikTok famous yet? Season Finale Part 2 of 3
Quincey, Lisa and I work through more tech difficulties as we navigate through this episode and talking about TikTok
December 21, 2020
Tikity Tokity Season Finale Part 1
Lisa and I are joined by the one and only Quincey Roisum. we spend most the time discussing the ins and outs of becoming a Tiktok creator.
December 18, 2020
A Socially Awkward Conversation with Lisa
Lisa and I talk about how social media has grown into what it is now.....a timeline from AOL to TikTok..... You're Welcome America
December 7, 2020
Lisa, Amy and I spend a little time talking bout accountability, personal growth, parenting and adulting!
December 1, 2020
The Art of Being Normal
Amy Leann, Lisa Forrestal and I discuss being normal....and who decides what normal is
November 27, 2020
Television Therapy
Joining me for a conversation about TV shows and the characters we attach ourselves to is the fantastic Lily Obrien!!! She knows her TV and is a delight to talk to.
November 19, 2020
How's it gonna be?
Joined by Lisa Forrestal and Tylar Lundeen I lead a conversation about Covid testing, relative differences and Slang!
November 13, 2020
Where do we go from here?
I am joined by regular guest hosts Amy Leann and Tylar Lundeen as we welcome new host Sarah Litchke to the show. In this episode we all discuss our feelings for the recent election. (This is is a perspective piece not a facts piece)
November 9, 2020
I didn't plan this!
Joined by Lisa Forrestal and our new guest host Tylar Lundeen we dive into a conversation of TV shows we like, movies we enjoy and taking life one day at a time.
October 30, 2020
Crossing the Divide with Tylar Lundeen
This episode my friend Tylar Lundeen and I discuss what its like to be on different sides of the election. But whats best is we show that we can see things differently yet still respect eachother as humans.
October 27, 2020
This is Basically a Love Letter to David Rose from Schitt's Creek
Lisa and I discuss the similarities of me and David Rose from Schitt's Creek .
October 25, 2020
Blasts from the Past: Anna Vogt
Joining me for one BFTP specials is none other than the insanely talented Anna Vogt. Anna is a fantastic human that I had the pleasure getting to know during my Duluth Theater adventures. So listen up yo.....
October 16, 2020
National Coming Out Day and the attack of the Karens
Joined by Lisa Forrestal and Jessie Siiter we talk letting out our inner Karen, Parenting in Covid and National Coming Out Day
October 11, 2020
International Podcast Day and I Still wear Spiderman Underoos
This episode brings myself, Lisa and Amy together as we talk about being on the podcast and how it all began. Where we have come and where we hope to be going. Fair Warning-- It gets really weird at some points
October 1, 2020
I dont think this means what you think it means
Jessie Siiter returns to the show along with new cast member Amy Leann as we discuss Happiness vs Suffering, Hypocrisy mainly in the current SCOTUS situation. vdkeyUaVjMny0jaO5lR0
September 27, 2020
An Intoxicating Adventure through the mind of a triangle
Lisa and I welcome new cast member Amy Leann on for her first episode. We discuss sending kids back to school in the world and then talk about toxic traits.
September 15, 2020
Blasts from the Past: Nathan Payne
In this BFTP Special I am joined by another friend from my adventures in Duluth, the one and only Nathan Payne. Nate is an actor, director, teacher, human rights activist and all around good human. Enjoy the show...
September 10, 2020
Am I to old for this Podcast?
Lisa and I discuss what its like to be 30 something and the clock just keeps going.... can we hit the pause button yet?
September 3, 2020
Why am I so Triggered by this?
Joined by Lisa, we have a conversation about our triggers and our coinciding coping skills and how we use them to make it through.
August 28, 2020
Blasts from the Past: Carin Ekre Anderson
This is a very special treat for me and I hope you as well. I got to spend an hour talking to a friend from High School Carin Ekre Anderson. We share memories good and bad and talk about our mental health journeys. My favorite is seeing eachothers perspective.
August 24, 2020
Drama Queen Confessions: The Step-dad, The Spatula and the Third Grade
Drama Queen Confessions are the stories from my childhood that are hard to think about, but they are also the memories I am still trying to heal from. This story is one of the first and one of the worst ones.
August 21, 2020
Season 3 Opener!!!!!
Joined by Lisa Forrestal and Braydon Grigsby we talk about 6/7 months into Covid and the mask mandate!!! Also we share our positives and negatives. Reminder none of us are experts on anything except sharing an opinion.
August 14, 2020
Blasts from the Past: Stephen Bock
Joining me for my third BFTP episode is the one and only Stephen Bock. You're Welcome! Stephen is a dear friend of mine that I met during my adventures in Duluth days and was very excited to record this episode sharing stories from our days.
July 24, 2020
Season Finale....
Joining me for the Season 2 finale is of course Lisa Forrestal. We spend a half hour just sharing how we feel.about the podcast and what we hope for the future of it as well.
July 9, 2020
June is Gay: Gay Men and The Women Who Love Them
Joining me for this special episode Lisa Forrestal and Quincey Roisum. We talk about the friendships between gay men and straight women and much more....
June 26, 2020
Why We Protest- A Perspective
This episode is very special Joined by regular guest hosts Mikey McLaughlin and Jessie Siiter and extra special guests Eric Halverson and Braydon Grigsby as we discuss the Protests and subsequent riots that are currently happening and we touch on a little of Stonewall as well. **Reminder that all opinions on this episode are that of our own and do not reflect anyone but ourselves**
June 2, 2020
Blasts From the Past: Quincey Roisum
This special episode I was delighted to be joined by my dear friend Quincey Roisum. Quincey grew up in Duluth, MN and now lives in Aurora, CO working for Outfront Colorado and is an all around good human.
May 14, 2020
Blasts from the Past: Jen Bergum Part 2
And part 2 with the amazingly talented and dear friend, and all around lovely human....Jen Bergum.
May 10, 2020
Blasts from the Past : Jen Bergum Part 1
This is segment debut episode called Blasts from the Past. I invite friends I have known and have known me through some interesting points in my life. This trip down memory lane is featuring the lovely Jen Bergum. Jen Bergum is a Minnesota born actress who has been living in New York for 8 years. She has done theatre, tv, commercials and film and loves each for what it is. She loves staying active through running, biking, krav maga, and other activities. She knows that sometimes, a night in can be just as fun as a night out.
May 8, 2020
May is Mental: Accountability
In this special Mental Health Awareness Month episode, I am joined by new guest Sara Citrine and we talk about accountability and much more.
May 4, 2020
The Panic Diaries Day 1
This episode is the beginning of a series discussing the effects of COVID-19 and the world. I am joined by regular guest Lisa Forrestal and introducing to the podcast this episode is Jessie Siiter and Josh Cagle.
March 17, 2020
Now and Then with Lisa: A Mental Health Journey
A very special episode with my friend Lisa again, this time we deep dive into our personal mental health journeys.
February 20, 2020
Late Night Phone Calls: With Lisa (Part 1)
My newest episode introduces a new style in which I get on a conversation with friends from now and friends from then and of course friends that just sometimes stay silently standing by. The first guest is my friend Lisa Forrestal, we met in 2001 and have so many great memories to share.....
February 19, 2020
My first episode kicks off with my perspective on jealousy and how I learn to cope with that negative emotion. Also join in as Introduce a segment called "To be fair to myself" where I take take 5 to 10 minutes to talk about whatever I want.
February 17, 2020
This is the premiere episode of my new podcast "To Be Fair" Listen as I introduce a little bit about my story and how I will explore my mental health recovery by healing from the past. Bu saying To Be Fair to childhood pain.
February 16, 2020