March 26, 2024

I Was Enmeshed with My Mom, with Brett Gelman

This week we're sitting down with the fearless, hilarious, and thoughtful Brett Gelman (Stranger Things, Fleabag) as he opens up about the challenges that have shaped him, from his early battles with OCD and questioning his identity, to intense enmeshment with his mother and overcoming those tendencies as he navigates adult relationships.Brett opens up about:- The ways he felt different growing up- His early experiences with drug use- His OCD around numbers and fear of the future- Why questioning his sexuality as a kid led him to have a breakdownHe also shares insights on method acting, the importance of creating space for men to challenge toxic masculinity, and the importance of infusing all of your endeavors with a little bit of yourself.PLUS Mayim explains why self-centeredness may actually be at the root of our attempts at caring for others!This conversation is a must-watch for anyone seeking to understand the intricate dance between our past experiences and our present selves.TUNE IN to find out how facing your past can dramatically reshape your future!

Theme Song Written, Produced, and Performed by Ed Robertson. Mixed by Kenny Luong.
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Brett Gelman

Actor, Comedian

Mayim Bialik


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