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Coffee over Suicide

96 EpisodesProduced by Christopher Parker HowardWebsite

Coffee over Suicide is a dramedy podcast about mental illness and choosing life over death one cup of coffee at a time.

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Coffee Over Suicide # 92 - Sarah McAdams

August 7th, 2020


Release Date: 8/7/2020

In this episode I talk with Sarah McAdams about self discovery through travel, the importance of honest mental health conversations and deciding to reach out to a friend when things seemed their …

Coffee Over Suicide # 91 - Frank King

July 31st, 2020


Release date: 07/31/2020


Frank King is a comedian and he knows what the barrel of his gun tastes like. This single sentence got my attention and I knew that I had to talk to him. In this episode I talk with the former …

Coffee Over Suicide # 90 - Artisha Bolding

July 24th, 2020

Release date 07/24/2020   In this episode I speak with Georgia - based author and Empowerment Coach Artisha “Tee”  Bolding. From charter schools to …

Coffee Over Suicide # 89 - Neil Firszt

July 17th, 2020


Release date 7/17/2020

In this episode I talk with author, life coach, workshop presenter, public speaker, blogger, YouTube video creator guy, and founder of BeHigherBeings, Neil Firszt. We talk about what it was like …

Coffee Over Suicide # 88 - Lunide Louis PhD. (Best Morning Routine, Ever!)

July 3rd, 2020


Release date 07/03/2020

In this episode I talk with Lunide Louis PhD about coming to America from Haiti at a young age and discovering a powerful …

Coffee Over Suicide # 87 - Tonya McKenzie

June 19th, 2020


Release Date 6/19/2020

At only four and a half years old, Tonya McKenzie witnessed the shooting of her mother and the murder of her mother's …

Coffee Over Suicide # 86 - Leo Flowers

June 12th, 2020


Release Date 6/12/2020

In this episode I talk to the multifaceted Leo Flowers. He is a TEDx speaker, has a Masters in Counseling/Psychology, is the …

Coffee Over Suicide # 84 - Dane Dormio

May 29th, 2020


Release date: 5/29/2020

In this episode I talk with MindBody Mastery Mentor Dane Dormio about his journey from angry suicidal young man to a more centered, enlightened person through the timeless principles found in …

Coffee Over Suicide # 83 - Brooke Write

May 22nd, 2020


Release date 05/22/2020

In this episode I talk to the amazing Brooke Write about discovering her bravery, addressing your mental health on her own through research and finding a spiritual connection that is all your …

Coffee Over Suicide # 82 - Alison Pena - Bad Widow

May 15th, 2020

Release Date 05/15/2020   Alison Pena and her husband David were together close to 25 years when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer - and only 6 weeks to 4 months left to live. So that is exactly what they …

Coffee Over Suicide # 81 - Jason Morissette Returns

May 8th, 2020


Release date 5/8/2020

In this episode I have a great talk with friend and filmmaker Jason Morisette about what its like to have your hypochondria and …

Coffee Over Suicide # 80 - James Richard Lane

May 1st, 2020


Release date 5/1/2020

Today on the show I talk to Musician James Richard Lane of the Shaky Experience about Baltimore, being a band over Skype and the ways that your chosen perceptions can change your identity.  We also …

Coffee Over Suicide # 79 - Wes Luna

April 24th, 2020


Release date: 4/24/2020

In this episode I talk with Wes Luna about being a self taught musician, the unexpected upside of turning down a record deal and managing ADHD by keeping the right kind of busy.

We even bond over …

Coffee Over Suicide # 78 - Kevin Rose

April 17th, 2020


Release Date 04//17/2020

For Kevin Rose, the natural remedy for stress and anxiety is total sensory engagement, taught by the world’s most powerful …

Coffee Over Suicide # 77 - Bill Protzmann

April 10th, 2020


Release Date 04//10/2020

In this episode I speak to the incredibly multifaceted Bill Protzmann. We have an in depth conversation about the healing …

Coffee Over Suicide # 76 - Tyler Smith

April 3rd, 2020


Release Date 04/03/2019

Here we are at the season premiere! In this episode I talk with Tyler Smith about film criticism, getting comfortable with yourself, mastering your empathy and the benefits of therapy. We do NOT …

Coffee Over Suicide # 75 - Sean Drysdale

December 4th, 2019


Release Date 12/4/2019

Here we are at the season finale! In this episode I talk with former bandmate and old friend Sean Dysdale about turning your …

Coffee Over Suicide # 74 - Matt Nothelfer

November 29th, 2019


Release date 11/29/2019
In the penultimate episode of the season I speak with Filmmaker Matt Nothelfer about co-directing FLYING FUR, an award …

Coffee Over Suicide # 73 - Chris J. Mancini (Comedy Film Nerds)

November 25th, 2019


Release date 11/25/2019


Chris Mancini is a Writer, Director, Comedian, Author, Producer, Podcaster, and Parent, which also makes him very tired. We talk about learning to manage anxiety, 10 years …

Coffee Over Suicide # 72 - Shar Molina

November 22nd, 2019


Release date: 11/22/2019
Today on the show is musician and friend Shar Molina. We talk about growing up angry and putting everything into music …

Coffee Over Suicide # 71 - Dr. Mariah Mosley

November 20th, 2019


Release Date 11/20/2019

In this episode I have a conversation with Dr. Mariah Mosley about Naturopathic medicine and her experiences working with patients suffering from acute or chronic disease, hormone imbalances, gut …

Coffee Over Suicide # 70 - Anne Moss Rogers

November 15th, 2019

Release date 11/15/2019   THE FUNNIEST, MOST POPULAR KID IN SCHOOL, Charles Aubrey Rogers suffered from depression and later addiction, then …

Coffee Over Suicide - LLAD Crossover Special

November 13th, 2019


Release date 11/13/2019

This episode is a bit of a departure from the normal episodes. In this special crossover episode I talk with my closest friend Tim Rooney about the status of his Podcast "Lets Laugh About Death" …

Coffee Over Suicide # 69 - Mitch Gayns

November 8th, 2019


Release date 11/08/2019

In this episode I bond with fellow podcaster and all around creative Mitch Gayns about managing Bipolar disorder, reclaiming …

Coffee Over Suicide # 68 - Anissa Hudak

November 6th, 2019


Release Date 11/6/2019

In this episode I talk with Anissa Hudak about the effectiveness of science based yoga therapy & other holistic techniques …

Coffee Over Suicide # 67 - Kat McLead

October 31st, 2019


Release date 11/01/2019

In this episode I talk to Kat McLead about the often overlooked messiness of self improvement, the difficulty in managing a …

Coffee Over Suicide # 66 - Cat Rhoden / Matt Rifenburg

October 30th, 2019


Release 10/30/2019

In 2017 play-write Cat Rhoden lost her father twice in less than 24 hours, sending her into a paralyzing depression coupled with anxiety. Then she met Particle Physics researcher Matt Rifenburg, whose …

Coffee Over Suicide # 65 - Kimberly Spencer

October 25th, 2019


Release date 10/25/2019


In this episode I talk to certified high performance coach, bestselling writer, health junkie, freedom-lover, wife + momma, & unsinkable optimist Kimberly Spencer. We talk about overcoming …

Coffee Over Suicide # 64 - David Woods Bartley

October 23rd, 2019


Release Date 10/23

In this episode I talk to David Woods Bartley about his journey from mental "hellness" to mental wellness; from suicide attempt to suicide preventer. He talks about his  mission to raise awareness, …

Coffee Over Suicide # 63 - Tyson Lawrence

October 18th, 2019


Release Date 10/18/2019

In this episode I speak with Tyson Lawrence about surviving the suicide of his father only a few weeks after graduating high …

Coffee Over Suicide # 62 - Leann Hull

October 16th, 2019


Release date 10/16/2019

Suicide is a topic we all hope to never experience, but many do. Following the untimely death of her son, LeAnn Hull is …

Coffee Over Suicide # 61 - Matt Scarfo

October 11th, 2019


Release Date 10/11/2019

Matt Scarfo certainly has stories to tell. We share war stories about being overprescribed medication, dropping out of high …

Coffee Over Suicide # 60 - Eric Sims

October 9th, 2019


Release date 10/9

In this episode I talk to life coach Eric Sims about being a survivor of parental suicide as well as a survivor of his own attempted suicide. We talk about managing depression and anxiety as well as …

Coffee Over Suicide # 59 - Floyd Jordan

October 4th, 2019


Release Date 10/4

Floyd Jordan Has more stories about overcoming adversity than maybe anyone. Don't believe it? How many other people accidentally joined the Klan in second grade, Gained and lost 200 pounds, battled …

Coffee Over Suicide # 58 - Deanna Kloostra

October 2nd, 2019


Release date 10/02/2019

In this episode I talk with Deanna Kloostra about growing up on a pig farm, surviving abusive relationships and fighting the corruption in the family court system. We also talk about learning to …

Coffee Over Suicide # 57 - Julie Goodall

September 27th, 2019


Release date: 9/27

Julie Goodall is a successful business owner and mother of two children. She is a ray of sunshine. In fact, you might never guess …

Coffee Over Suicide # 56 - Kenny Weiss

September 25th, 2019


Kenny Weiss went into his office to write a suicide note and walked out with an ambitious plan to fundamentally change how we as a society approach mental health. We talk about growing up in tough circumstances with an …

Coffee Over Suicide # 55 - Patrick J O'Donnell

September 20th, 2019


Release Date 9/20

In this episode I talk to Police Sergeant turned author Patrick J. O'Donnell. We talk about how his book can help eliminate common …

Coffee Over Suicide # 54 - Phil Strangolagalli

September 18th, 2019


Release Date 9/18

In this episode I talk to Author Phil Strangolagalli about letting go of anger, making peace with things you can't control and …

Coffee Over Suicide # 53 - Jessi Beyer

September 13th, 2019


Release Date 9/13

Jessi Beyer is a speaker, personal development coach, and mental health advocate. We talk about our struggles with mental health, depression, and PTSD. We also talk about her personal experience with …

Coffee Over Suicide # 52 - Michelle Valentine

September 11th, 2019


Release date: 9/11

In this episode I talk to dating & relationship advice expert, author, advice columnist and TV Host Michelle Valentine.

We get …

Coffee Over Suicide # 51 - Taniesha Messner

September 6th, 2019


Release Date 9/6

In this episode I have a conversation with artist Taniesha Messner about managing depression and anxiety through creativity. We also speak openly about the rewards and complications of growing up …

Coffee Over Suicide # 50 - Ruth Carter

September 4th, 2019


Release date 9/4

Ruth Carter is a superpowered human. We have an incredibly candid conversation about medication, depression, anxiety, PTSD, …

Coffee Over Suicide # 49 - Amy Dix (The Positive Life Company)

August 30th, 2019



On this episode I have an incredible conversation with Two-Time No. 1 International Best-Selling Author and International Speaker Amy Dix about unlocking the power of personal choices, making peace …

Coffee Over Suicide # 48 - Gabriel Paz Soldan (R.A.S.P.)

August 28th, 2019


Gabriel Paz Soldan Is a really thoughtful guy. We have a pretty deep conversation about social anxiety, being moved by music and …

Coffee Over Suicide # 47 - Joshua Moyer

August 23rd, 2019


Release Date 8/23

In this episode I talk to musician Joshua Moyer about substance abuse, suicidal ideation and of course, the impact music can have on your life. We also talk about the stigma of therapy, social media …

Coffee Over Suicide # 46 - Angela Marshall

August 21st, 2019



In this episode I talk to the incredible Angela Marshall. 

She tells me how being an African American, unwed teen mother with lighter skin during the 1970’s in Augusta Georgia afforded her a unique …

Coffee Over Suicide # 45 - Greg Audino

August 16th, 2019


RELEASE DATE 8/16/2019

In this episode I talk with actor and certified life coach Greg Audino about recognizing your gifts, the power of self determination and using your talents to help people. We also get into …

Coffee Over Suicide # 44 - Joel Hawbaker

August 14th, 2019


Release date: Wednesday 8/14/19

To say the past decade has been a difficult one for Joel Hawbaker would be a huge understatement. Divorce, bankruptcy …

Coffee Over Suicide # 43 - DISTANT LOVER (Detroit DJ)

August 9th, 2019



I have an in depth conversation with DJ DISTANT LOVER about music, travel and the dichotomy of beauty and danger in modern day Detroit. We also get into self determination, self awareness and …

Coffee Over Suicide # 42 - Sean Paul Mahoney (Now That You've Stopped Dying)

August 2nd, 2019


Release date 8/2/19This week on the show I talk to the incredibly funny author, blogger and podcaster Sean Paul Mahoney about depression, anxiety, …

Coffee Over Suicide # 41 - Peter Higgins (WIFF)

July 26th, 2019

Peter Higgins is a pretty emotionally evolved dude, which may be due to the fact that he was raised by a therapist in a house that wasn't afraid to …

Coffee Over Suicide # 40 - Greg Behrendt

July 19th, 2019


FRIDAY 7/19/19

Where do you even begin with someone as prolific as Greg Behrendt? The answer for me was to pick a spot and just let it unfold. The …

Coffee Over Suicide # 39 - Dr. Joanne Lefebvre Connolly (Author, DVM)

July 12th, 2019


Today on the show I talk to Dr. Joanne Lefebvre Connolly about growing up in Canada versus living in Florida, the mental health perils of working in …

Coffee Over Suicide # 38 - Carla Houghton (The Midnight Marionettes)

July 5th, 2019


This week on the show I talk to Carla Houghton about what its like to be a schoolteacher by day and a goth singer / songwriter for the The Midnight …

Coffee Over Suicide # 37 - Allison Rose (Comedy)

June 28th, 2019



I have a thoughtful conversation with comedian and writer Allison Rose. We talk about what inspired her to leave her life on a quiet farm in …

Coffee Over Suicide # 36 Chris Mercer Returns (Sliver)

June 21st, 2019



Musician Chris Mercer of the band Sliver returns for a fiery conversation about the growing lack of empathy from Denverites who seem to prioritize magic mushrooms over the lives of the homeless. We talk about …

Coffee Over Suicide # 35 - Vanessa Heart (Model)

June 14th, 2019

This week I talk with Model Vanessa Heart about surviving an interesting life. I've said before that playing it too safe won’t get you many stories and there are few better examples than this woman’s incredible tale of …

Coffee Over Suicide # 34 - Sharone Borik

June 7th, 2019


This week I talk with Singer / songwriter Sharone Borik about using your depression as a tool for creating art. We also get into the challenges of …

Coffee Over Suicide # 33 - Abraham Willock

May 31st, 2019


Abraham Willock comes over to the studio and makes me very uncomfortable with the prospect of inner peace. We also talk about his life as an actor in the NY and LA theater scene, using gratitude to dispel the darkness …

Coffee Over Suicide # 32 - GerRee Hinshaw (Freak Train)

May 24th, 2019


This week on the show I am joined by the multitalented GerRee Hinshaw. We talk about finding your voice artistically, what it's like to host the …

Coffee Over Suicide # 31 - Tim Rooney Returns

May 17th, 2019


FRIDAY, MAY 17th 2019
This week on the show I welcome friend and colleague Tim Rooney. We talk about trying to end the cycle of self doubt, …

Coffee Over Suicide # 30 - Kim Kamsickas

May 10th, 2019


FRIDAY, MAY 10th 2019
This week on the show I have a conversation with the brave and wonderful Kim Kamsickas. We talk about what it was like to grow …

Coffee Over Suicide # 29 - Meg McCabe (Baby Got Back Blog)

May 3rd, 2019


FRIDAY, MAY 3rd 2019

Meg McCabe is a writer, speaker, eating disorder recovery coach and survivor. We have an in depth conversation about what it was like to be a part of the New York Fashion scene, the brutality of …

Coffee Over Suicide # 28 - Joseph Mondragon (Creature Canopy)

April 26th, 2019

This week on the show musician Joseph Mondragon talks about pointing your negative thoughts in a positive direction, the amazing power of the right …

Coffee Over Suicide # 27 - Jared Schmidt (Last Rhino)

April 19th, 2019


Jared Schmidt of the band Last Rhino may have the most powerful set of lungs in the Denver Rock scene. He is a monster on stage, but the quiet, …

Coffee Over Suicide # 26 - Amanda Blackwood

April 12th, 2019


Amanda Blackwood is an author, actress, tea maker and a survivor of human trafficking. We talk about all of that over a cup of her hand made tea as …

Coffee Over Suicide #25 - Chris Parker Howard / Alf Kremer

April 5th, 2019


Welcome to Season 2 of Coffee Over Suicide!
Why so long? Where have I been? Is everything okay? Yes... and no. I hit a particularly rough patch and I …

Coffee Over Suicide - End of the Year Music Spectacular

December 21st, 2018


This is the last episode of 2018!


This past season has been incredible and to cap it off I thought it would be really great to showcase some of the …

Coffee Over Suicide #24 - Chris Mercer (Sliver)

December 14th, 2018


Today on the show, Musician Chris Mercer of the band SLIVER talks openly about his struggles with mental illness, heroin addiction and the role it …

Coffee Over Suicide #23 - Rachel Caudill (Resistance is Tactile)

December 7th, 2018


Rachel Caudill and I have an in depth conversation about our mutual appreciation of art, the tendency to overthink things and overcoming suicidal …

Coffee Over Suicide #22 - Emma Dawn (Fat Stallion)

November 30th, 2018


Fat Stallion is not a typical band, so it should come as no surprise that Emma Dawn is not a typical person. We have a great conversation about what …

Coffee Over Suicide #21 - Katy Johnson (Television Generation)

November 23rd, 2018


Saipan isn't known for producing artists. Which is probably why Todays guest Katy Johnson came to Colorado. We have a really great conversation about …

TURKEY Over Suicide - Thanksgiving special! (FIXED)

November 22nd, 2018


Turkey over Suicide - A holiday Episode!

In this special episode of the show, previous Guests Tim Rooney and Jill Tarnoff, drop by for a …

Coffee Over Suicide #20 - Tiffany Armstrong (Shattered Halo, Two Minutes Darker)

November 16th, 2018


Tiffany Armstrong is controlled chaos personified. We get into some pretty heavy things right out of the gate, like dealing with death at 5 years …

Coffee Over Suicide #19 - Lola Marie (Rotten Reputation)

November 9th, 2018


Lola Marie is the front woman for the Denver based Fem Punk band ROTTEN REPUTATION ... or maybe she isn't. We get into that in detail plus music, …

Coffee Over Suicide #18 - Alexander Bjorn Vargas (Alexander and the Big Sleep)

November 2nd, 2018

Alexander Bjorn Vargas is a walking dichotomy. He's a half Norwegian, half Mexican, tough as nails Buddhist that sings beautiful melodies over heavy …

Coffee Over Suicide - Halloween MINI-SODE

October 31st, 2018


This fun size episode was recorded LIVE at the BUG theater in Denver on 10/29. 

Coffee Over Suicide #17 - Haley Drizcoll

October 26th, 2018


Haley Drizcoll is more than a Stand-up Comedian, Rap Artist, Fine Artist, improv teacher, bodhisattva buddha-booty based in Los Angeles California! …

Coffee Over Suicide #16 - Spencer Townshend Hughes (The Hollow)

October 19th, 2018





That’s a pretty tall order for a rock band out of Denver but Spencer Townshend …

Coffee Over Suicide #15 - Nathan Lund (One On Lund)

October 12th, 2018


He is the host of the podcast One on Lund and is the reigning Denver Comedy Champion. Nathan Lund has travelled the country and is a favorite at Denver’s Comedy Works. He was a part of Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy …

Coffee Over Suicide #14 - Travis Moor (The Hunger Artist)

October 5th, 2018

Travis Moor isn't just another musical misfit kicking around the Denver music scene, he's a multimedia volcano of tragedy and obsurdity. From his …

Coffee Over Suicide #13 - Ben Roy (SPELLS, Those Who Can't)

September 28th, 2018


Ben Roy is an amazing, spasmodic wonder of a person. A heavily tattooed musician and comedian known for his "spittle-flecked rants" on stage, Roy has been compared to Bill Hicks and Lewis Black. On the show we get into …

Coffee Over Suicide #12 - Miles David (FI)

September 21st, 2018


Miles David is a professional artist, studio engineer, knowledge addict, and abuser of oxford commas. On the show we talk about growing up gifted but weird and giving yourself permission to change.

Check him out at 

Coffee Over Suicide #11 - Jill Tarnoff

September 14th, 2018


On this episode I talk to Jill Tarnoff about the mental health benefits of Yoga, overcoming your fear with action and embracing meaningful change. We …

Coffee Over Suicide #10 - Chris Rybitski (Decatur, The UNFRIENDED)

September 7th, 2018


In this episode we talk to musician and entrepreneur Chris Rybitski about the difference between psychopathy and sociopathy, Playing in the Air Force …

Coffee Over Suicide #9 - Michael Cornacchia

August 31st, 2018


You may not know his name, but odds are good you've heard his voice or seen his face. Michael Cornacchia is a HOLLYWOOD "That Guy". We talk about what it was like to grow up in Philadelphia, how being fat was way more …

Coffee Over Suicide #8 - Will Hayden (Television Generation) FIXED

August 24th, 2018


Will Hayden of the band Television Generation stopped by the garage to play a couple songs and talk about how sometimes a sad song is the best antidepressant (and how sometimes it is NOT).

For free music, videos and …

Coffee Over Suicide #7 - Timmi Lasley

August 17th, 2018


Timmi Lasley is a force of admirable endurance. Actor, comedian, producer; She is a true leader in the Denver creative arts community, and can be seen performing around town in almost too many places to keep track of. …

Coffee Over Suicide #6 - Christie Buchele

August 10th, 2018


Christie Buchele made a name for herself in the standup comedy scene by sharing her unique perspective on the heart-wrenching and hilarious realities of being a woman with a disability. In this episode of the show we …

Coffee Over Suicide #5 - Sean DeCrescenzo (Decatur, Riches)

August 3rd, 2018


Sean DeCrescenzo (of the bands Decatur and Riches) and I talk about being diagnosed with depression later in life and the difficult realities of drug …

Coffee Over Suicide #4 - Alf Kremer

July 27th, 2018


Gorilla WranglerDj,  Denver Radio Icon at KTCL FM, Alf Kremer is a lot of things but guarded isn't one of them. We have a great candid conversation about suicidal thoughts, depression, self discovery, sexual identity …

Coffee Over Suicide #3 - Jason Morisette

July 20th, 2018


On this episode I talk to a jet-lagged Jason Morisette about how directing the old school horror movie "Locked Away" was a horrific and harrowing …

Coffee Over Suicide #2 - Tim Rooney

July 13th, 2018


In this episode I talk to filmmaker Tim Rooney about the difficulty in overcoming hard wired compulsion and Fast Food addiction.

Tim Rooney is a …

Coffee Over Suicide #1 - Jodi Pierson-Kraska

July 6th, 2018


Welcome to the innagural episode! This episode is actor Jodi Pierson-Kraska and we cover a ton of ground, from parenting with mental illness, medication failures, to being comepletly unaware of your eratic behavior.

The …

Coffee Over Suicide - The Pitch

June 4th, 2018


Coffee over Suicide is a dramedy podcast about mental illness and choosing life over death one cup of coffee at a time.

Premieres July 6th with new …

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