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Episode 118: You Made It Weird
John F. O'Donnell

You Made It Weird #118: John F. O’Donnell

John F. O’Donnell (comedy! New EP on!) makes it very, very weird. In the best way. ENJOY!

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  1. David says:

    Massively interesting hearing about his manic episodes. I had no idea manic depression even involved that kind of inventive paranoia – honestly thought it was just intense ups and downs. Really ballsy of him to put it all out there. Blows my mind how much diverse mental illness there is out there. So many people experiencing so much acute suffering on a *daily* basis FFS – it depresses the fuck out of me. Empathy dictates that everything should be done to understand and mitigate these problems but instead sufferers are regarded as 3rd class citizens, powerless non-entities who can choose between numbness pills, fending for themselves, or … well something else. Meanwhile everything goes into war and the pursuit of personal profit. This world we made sure sucks ass when it comes to stuff like that.

  2. Lisa says:

    I loved this episode so much. It’s not an overstatement for me to say that JFOD said some potentially life changing things. He is one of the deepest, weirdest, coolest and smartest guests you’ve ever had. When he went off about the evolution of consciousness and maybe it’s jagged and raw and ugly…oh my god. I loved it so much. I typed out the whole thing, saved it for myself, and sent it to the comedy-sex-god email. Thanks for having this incredible guest, Pete. And you were top-notch, as per usual.

  3. Paige says:

    I am not going to be able to listen to Swayze’s “She’s Like The Wind” with out thinking about the Lord.

  4. Ronninator says:

    JFOD is the first person I have ever heard describe bipolar disorder in a realistic and accurate manner. I can’t thank you enough for having him on. It sounds like he’s a slow-cycler, and that can really screw up your perception of the world. He’s incredibly aware. So great.

  5. laura says:

    ‘Do you want to make love doggy style?’

  6. Jessibeeee says:

    I loved hearing JFOD retell his moments of mania…very helpful for anyone dealing with paranoid thinking and how real it feels at the time…Thank you both!

  7. steve welsh says:

    “Dave Matthews sucks because he looks like Tom Hanks”

    God your deep.

  8. Wendy says:

    Loved this episode. JFod is so honest & open about his condition. Pete seemed uncomfortable at the beginning but it was so great once things got rolling!

  9. Ted says:

    I found that…unpleasant.

  10. lauren says:

    yikes… very interesting. especially after watching homeland, which features a manic/depressant person as the main character.

    at the end of the show, it seems like pete is backing off a little bit, nodding, affirming and just plays a message from his dad to change the subject/release the tension.

  11. mongo says:

    manic mongo smash! great podcast!

  12. Vee says:

    Pete, love your show! Love it HARD!
    This was an especially fascinating episode.

    But, I feel it to be an egregious oversight that you did not go with “Crispinicity”. Crispinicity forever!

  13. LT says:

    Spot of for King Of Limbs.