Light Hustler: Looking for Light in All the Dark Places

100 EpisodesProduced by Anna David

Light Hustler features stories by and interviews with actors, writers, comedians, musicians and other fascinating folks as they talk about drinking, drugging, addiction, sobriety, recovery and mental health. The most serious subjects with the lightest of tones, Light Hustler shows people sharing the… read more

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Bucky Sinister on Going to Poetry Readings Wasted

October 10th, 2018

13:24

Bucky Sinister is a stand-up comedian and author of nine books, including Black Hole: A Novel and Get Up: A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, …

Kane Holloway on The Hilarity of Slapping Someone While Drunk

October 3rd, 2018

12:54

Kane Holloway is a Seattle native who resides in sunny L.A. Kane is a nationally touring comedian, podcast host and he has performed on Laughs on …

Eddie Pepitone on How Love Went Out a Long Time Ago

September 26th, 2018

24:49

Eddie Pepitone is the subject of The Bitter Buddha, the critically acclaimed documentary about his life, and is also occasionally a part of his stand-up act. As a comedian and actor, he’s been on WTF and Conan …

Amy Dresner on Getting Into and Out of the Psych Ward

September 19th, 2018

15:13

Amy Dresner is a former professional stand-up comic, having appeared at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Improv. Since 2012, she has been a contributing editor of the online addiction and recovery magazine …

Kristi Coulter on When a Blog Post Turns into a Book Deal

September 12th, 2018

45:40

Kristi Coulter holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. She is a former Ragdale Foundation resident and the recipient of a …

Dr. Jamie Marich on EMDR Trauma Therapy

September 5th, 2018

47:30

Dr. Jamie Marich is an EMDR bad-ass. Sure, that's a kind of crazy way to identify someone but it's what our medical consultant (and previous podcast …

Anna David on Being an Intolerant Ex-Smoker

August 29th, 2018

13:56

Today’s episode features a very special guest: me. Since I’m releasing episodes that contain stories from my live storytelling show and I perform in this show, sometimes these episodes are going to feature—well, me.

The …

Gayle Saks on Writing About Recovery as a Counselor

August 22nd, 2018

35:31

Gayle Saks-Rodriguez has been a writer since filling her fourth grade diary with such perfectly crafted sentences as: “Ricky is getting confirmed …

Dr. Lauren Casey on Falling in Love With a Lifer in Recovery

August 15th, 2018

35:21

Dr. Lauren Casey has a fascinating story. The international recovery coach, award-winning author and public speaker specializing in sex industry work, women’s health, substance abuse and trauma hasn’t just learned her …

Brian Finkelstein on Cocaine and Hookers

August 8th, 2018

13:59

Brian Finkelstein is a writer who has been nominated for two Emmys. He is also a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is a …

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