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Boyz Do Cry

39 EpisodesProduced by Ram Reyes, Paulina RodriguezWebsite

Authentic and honest conversations about mental health. Hosted by two students Ram Reyes and Paulina Rodriguez-Ruiz, each week we talk about how we are feeling — how we are actually feeling — and try to make sense of the things going on in our heads. We invite guests — ranging from our personal frie… read more

39 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Uprooting Childhood Trauma

April 20th, 2020


Hey! Sorry we ghosted you but we're back with a new episode. We talk about what we've been up to since we were gone, how we've progressed with our mental health and dealing with quarantine. This was recorded the week …

SZN 3 Finale: To love or not to love?

May 30th, 2019


To love or not to love? That is the question. 16 episodes later & we're here! Where are we, you ask? Somewhere in between. We look back at our journeys, and all the twists and turns that finally led us to this …

Sage Advice w/ Saige

May 16th, 2019


The ever lively Saige, from the Saige Advice Podcast, graces us with her wit and humor to talk about her journey throughout life. We touch on the effects of divorce, LGBT identity and why the hell do White boys keep …

The Revelations of Relationships w/ Jalen

May 9th, 2019


For this episode of Boyz, we catch up with Jalen the creator of our theme song and member of Hopeless Yet Happy and Self Explanatory. We dive into …

Multicultural Healing w/ Devoya

May 2nd, 2019


On this episode of Boyz, Devoya  a cultural broker at the Holistic Cultural & Educational Wellness Health Center, and creator of The Happy Black …

Appreciating Uncertainty

April 25th, 2019


Ram is almost graduating with is Bachelor's is currently freaking out about the prospects after college. Paulina and Ram discuss their many …

Yoga w/ Janel

April 18th, 2019


On this episode of Boyz, we talk to yoga instructor Janel and explore the mind, body, and spirit connection. Janel shares how she has been able to …

The Art of Life is Grieving

April 11th, 2019


Welcome back to another check-in episode as we explore Ram and Paulina's current mental state. Ram talks about being sick and the constant in flux of …

Anxiety & Reiki w/ Clare

April 4th, 2019


 On this episode we explore the benefits of Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of energy healing. Reiki is a healing modality that originated in Japan …

Ram's Therapist Went on Vacation

March 28th, 2019


Yep, Ram's therapist went on vacation! So now he's using this podcast as therapy! We talk about what's been going on with Paulina but it's mostly Ram …

The Power of Adversity w/ Jeremy

March 21st, 2019


On this episode, we talk to Jeremy Burright, professional athlete, basketball coach, podcast host of Always Loading, and Yu-Gi-Oh aficionado. He talks about the power of standing in your own truth, and the importance of …

Daddy Issues

March 14th, 2019


 This week we dive head first into one of the most uncomfortable topics we have tackled on this podcast yet -- Daddy Issues. That's right, Ram and …

Addiction w/ Josh

March 7th, 2019


On this episode, we talk to Johnny, a 19-year-old lead singer of Blackcat, a psych-rock band based out of Fresno, CA. He shares his battle with …

Going Through It

February 28th, 2019


CW: Mentions of suicide/suicide ideation

Paulina discusses her panic attacks and Ram actually feels kind of okay(?) and shares what he's learned …

Asian Mental Health w/ Garr

February 21st, 2019


For SZN3’s first guested episode we talk to Garr. Garr created and currently leads the Subtle Asian Mental Health Facebook group which has over 12k members. 

We talk to him about what lead to him creating the group as …


February 14th, 2019


Welcome to SZN 3 and Happy Valentine's Day! Ram and Paulina are back to talk about how we're feeling and we're feeling a lot coming back to the …

SZN 2 Finale: Changes

January 3rd, 2019


We made it again to the end of another szn! Wow! We reflect yet again on what we had learned in the time of the season. There are changes afoot, …

Generational Pressures w/ Jemimah

December 27th, 2018


Fresno artist and business owner Jemimah Barba joins us this episode to talk about the pressures from life -- pressures from friends, family and the legacy of your roots. She talks about her experience moving from the …

Success and Failures w/ Johnny

December 20th, 2018


We sit down with Johnny Quiroz, founder of Love the Captive, a music and event management company in Fresno, CA. Quiroz has worked in the music industry for over 20 years and shares insights on how to transform your …

Masculinity w/ Jason, Jorge, Tommy & Marco

December 13th, 2018


Masculinity. One of the reasons we named this podcast "Boyz Do Cry" is because of the common notion that boys aren't allowed to cry. We wanted to …

Immigrant Dreams w/ Blanca

December 6th, 2018


On this episode of Boyz do Cry Blanca, a “dreamer” (DACA recipient), and Virgo shares her experience immigrating to the United States. She talks about the roadblocks she’s experienced in her personal, professional, and …

PTSD from Childhood w/ Qwnn (ft. Carl)

November 29th, 2018


Radio DJ and producer Qwnn join the Boyz today and talk about his childhood experiences and how those traumatic events affected his life later on. He talks through the many things that happened in his childhood, from …

A Very Drunk Thanksgiving Special (ft. Jorge)

November 22nd, 2018


We were extremely drunk when we recorded this special Thanksgiving episode on the floor of Ram’s house, and honestly I have no idea what we talked about (my drunk alter ego La Chica Carmen came out). This year has been …

Working in Mental Health w/ Mitch and Ryan

November 15th, 2018


Join us this episode as we share space and talk about working within the field of mental health with Mitch Collins, a program director for a program …

Talking Therapy and Life w/ Frances Echeverria, LMFT

November 8th, 2018


Radio host, LMFT and co-host of The Hilarious Humanitarians podcast Frances Echeverria aka "Skippy" come on and talk with the Boyz about the process behind therapy from the therapist point of view. Working as a radio …

Healing Through Community w/ Alex and Janet

November 1st, 2018


In this episode we dive into the increasing difficulties of academia and mental health, and the benefits of creating a strong support system. We talk …

Anger w/ Marco

October 25th, 2018


"Anger is a mask"

We dive deep with our good friend Marco about how anger hides the pain that we are feeling inside. Anger comes from many sources but finding the root of the pain anger hides usually leads to childhood …

Spirituality w/ Justus and Steelo

October 18th, 2018


Two artists, Justus and Steelo, join us today on the pod to talk a lot about their relationship with spirituality/religion, music and how that helps them with their mental health. While not all of you are probably …

SZN 2: Foundations of Love: What is Love? Is it Real? Who knows!

October 11th, 2018


CW: Sexual Abuse, Suicide SZN 2 is here and we're ready to unpack some more trauma and deal with it in a constructive way! SZN 2's theme is …

SZN 1 Finale: What did we learn this SZN?

September 6th, 2018


We made it y'all! We didn't think we'd make it here. On this SZN 1 finale, we record IN THE WILD -- and by wild we mean a park. We reflect on what we learned this season -- from our guests, experiences and from each …

Xochipahtli, the Power of Flower Medicine w/ Adrianna

August 30th, 2018


Gardening is often cited as a way to relieve stress. But Adrianna proves that it's more than just that. She talks about her experience volunteering …

Eating Disorders & the Process in Therapy w/ Anjanae

August 23rd, 2018


Our friend Anjannae talks about her experience living with an eating disorder, Bulimia, and the process of therapy -- from making the decision to …

The Highs & Lows of Bipolar Disorder w/ Chris

August 16th, 2018


We talk this week with Paulina's longtime friend, Chris, about his experience with bipolar disorder. We get into the events leading up to his …

Life Lessons w/ Jalen, artist of our theme song

July 27th, 2018


Do you love our theme song? We sure do and the man behind the song is as amazing as the song. This week, Jalen joins us to talk about so many topics, I didn't really know what to call the episode. The best summary is …

Being a Gay Man in 2018 w/ Tommy and Eric

July 19th, 2018


On this episode, we talk to our friends Tommy and Eric about their experiences as gay men in 2018. We talk about the problems plaguing the gay community right now such as the epidemic of loneliness, gay men having the …

Borderline Personality Disorder w/ Marisol

July 12th, 2018


TW: Suicide, Self-Harm

This week, we talk to Marisol, an artist and friend who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We discuss what …

Depression & Art w/ Crystal

July 7th, 2018


Sometimes depression can lead to the creation of art. But will our creativity disappear if we try and treat our depression? Is our art rooted from depression? These are some of the questions we explore with artist …

Mental Health as a Young Mother w/ Ashleigh & Julease

June 29th, 2018


This week, Ram talks to Ashleigh Panoo and Julease Graham, two mothers in their twenties that got pregnant during their late teens. They discuss the …

SZN 1: Who are the Boyz?

June 16th, 2018


CW: Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Trauma, Childhood Abuse

In our first episode of "Boyz Do Cry," Ram and Paulina introduce ourselves and talk …

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