Posts Tagged ‘mental illness’

sc 347 The Wayward and the Lost

December 11, 2013

sc episode 347

SEASON FINALE: Billy and Cricket visit Billy’s uncle at Dark Raven Wood Cliff mansion where Walter Snicker-Snicker (aka Mr. Angel) has been placed in the dubious care of a pair of sinister Doctors.  Aunt Tappie, mourning the disappearance of her fiance Roger Bunting, has lunch with the overly interested Porter BoudrouxSassy fixes another fine meal, and an unexpected old friend returns to Pickle Hallow.  All this and a SHOCK-ENDING too!

Special voice guest stars this episode:  Brenda Boo as Mindy, Chris Brussels as Dr. Faust, Craig the Freak Geek as Porter Boudroux, Daniel J. Brewer as Dr. Anthony Kraft, and Ranger John as Jose Santos.

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sc 346 The Prelude

November 24, 2013

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This is the big lead-in to our super-special, big, gigantic SEASON-ENDER EPISODE that will totally rock the pod-o-sphere next episode! Not to be missed! Well… Pretty much anyways…

Special guest voice guest stars this episode:  Brenda Boo as Mindy and Craig the Freak Geek as Porter Boudroux.

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sc 345 High Anxiety You Win

November 17, 2013

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Toppie is innocently minding his own business, riding around doing errands, when he runs headlong into a big pile of anxiety.

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sc 332 The First Day

August 4, 2013

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Jose’s Hideaway is back in operation!  Toppie, Sassy and Mr. Angel experience the first day as the restaurant re-opens for business after a long hiatus!

Today’s story about Father Duffy is based on a story idea from Musing Mark from the Musings of a Tech Writer podcast .

Today’s episode is dedicated to RT Crusier. Here is the open letter from RT Cruiser to the Pride48 community:

Hello my Pride48 family

Some of you know me, some of you know of me and some are going who the fuck is this dick head and trashing this email.

I’m just writing this email as a thank all of you. I’ve been going through some personal issues at the moment and it looks like they have come to a critical point where my mind is taking me to dark and scary places.

Don’t worry I’m not doing anything stupid, I just don’t think any of you realise how important something like Pride48 is to a sad depressed, fat, middle aged man who lives on the other side of the world (you thought I was talking about Vera but no I have my hair).

You have all kept me sane (well until now anyway) by making me feel connected to something, even if it’s a guest spot on a show, a few tweet exchanges or even BigFatty and Daniel Brewer murdering my name on their shows for comic effect.

While a lot of shows are light hearted fun others are serious but all provide a valuable service for those who, for what ever reason, think they are alone and have no one or no one that understands. I know a lot of you are dealing or have dealt with what I am going through at the moment and that gives me comfort and hope that the light at the end of the tunnel is not a freight train coming towards me.

I would especially like to thank Daniel and Adam for creating such a resource for the GLBTQIAI?%$# community not just in America but world wide.

Just the thought of meeting you all (with exception of those LOTSL stop outs) has given me something to look forward to in the coming weeks, which has helped a great deal in admitting I have a problem that I have decided to get help for it. Well that and being of Scottish ancestry means I’m not going to waste a perfectly good holiday I’ve already paid for.

Going to Vegas was a way for me to finally get out of my comfort zone and start to do some living instead of just existing, which has been my life for what seems like and eternity, so when you see me in Vegas and my meds have not kicked in and you think I’m bringing the place down just smack me across the back of the head and tell me to snap out of it (I know that’s the opposite of what you are supposed to do but I am Australian).

Anyway I think I’ve ruined your day enough and I’ll attempt to shut my broken brain down for now but I mean it when I say that whether you realise it or not everyone in the Pride48 community, podcasters and listeners alike need to know that what they do is helping people like me.

With all my love and gratitude

Robert
AKA RTCruiser
AKA Minion 88
AKA Square 88
AKA TWAT (thanks Vera)

PS This is an open letter to everyone involved in Pride48 including other listeners. Feel free to share it on your shows for those whose email address I don’t have. If you do share feel free to edit it make it make sense. I’ve re-read it three times but still not sure if it makes some sense or is complete gibberish but I’m sure you get the gist.

As we all know depression mental illness and suicide are far too common in our community and if someone can stop and get help before they get to the point I have I think I will have done my good deed for the day.

God, now I know I’m just rambling and I don’t even have red hair (but my beard is a bit ginger)

FFS brain just stop

Hugs everyone I’m going now, not going gone just from this email.

Fuck my head is screwed

For reals bye

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sc 314 Finding Walter (Part Two)

March 29, 2013

sc episode 314This important episode of the Smellcast features the history of Walter Snicker-Snicker and Jose Luis Alberto Manuel Santos:  We find Jose in Daytona, Florida where his beloved Walter Snicker-Snicker is believed to be lost. As Jose begins his day and prepares to resume his long search, his mind drifts back to his early years with Walt when they were eking out a meager living with a hot dog cart in upstate New York.

As we listen in, we learn how one day, Jose became inspired to begin preparing their hot dogs in a new and different way, serving it in tortillas.  And so begins their decades long emergence from hot dogs to burritos, eventually abandoning their outdoor food cart to invest in a real sit-down restaurant.  Along the way, we learn exactly how Toppie and Aunt Tappie were integral to this pivotal time in their lives.

A Special Tip of Toppie’s Top Hat  to Mark Jungmann from the Scooter Diaries Podcast for performing the voice of Jose Santos on this episode!  You may also know Mark on the Twitters as the Laffingbuddha!

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sc 313 Finding Walter (Part One)

March 22, 2013

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At long last, the Smellcast finally launches the first of a three-part story that will resolve Walter Snicker-Snicker’s long and mysterious disapearance.  In this episode, as Toppie’s thoughts return to his long lost friend, the whole Smellcast gang is at Jose’s Hideaway giving it a good cleaning. To Toppie’s surprise, among the volunteers is his new next door neighbor, Dallas Cody!

And at the top of the show that is indeed the Little Aussie Battler calling in to the Smellcast.

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sc 305 Crazy Crazy Mixed Up World

January 25, 2013

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As Sassy continues his downward spiral into a deep depression, Toppie struggles to put out a new Smellcast episode and makes a failed attempt to apologize to Cricket.

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sc 278 I Had A Dream.

July 8, 2012

Toppie tools around town running errands as he chats at you about the latest drama concerning where he might soon be living, or not living…  it’s all about some recent huge regrets and self doubts about the near future.

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sc 253 You Can Really Taste The Difference!

February 4, 2012

So…  I’ve decided to go with Libsyn as my podcast’s host provider.  I know… real original solution, huh?  Well.  I’ll do a podcast about my decision down the road.  Not all the links or itunes stuff is in place yet.  But below you can find a link for a direct download.  I’m also attempting to use Feedburner — and I’ve probably totally screwed that up.  Anyone out there use Feedburner?  I could use some advice…  write me, okay?

Anyways… on with the show.

Among the topics Toppie blathers about today is his new job assignment at work, his latest car woes, a parental update, some fun listener mail and finally the biggest news of all — tomorrow Toppie and his mother will travel to the far reaches of New York State to retrieve the family’s NEW PUPPY DOG!

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sc 241 “For Us So Low.”

December 18, 2011

Toppie’s Chrimma Spectacular begins!! Chapter one: Toppie, Aunt Tappie and Sassy find themselves at a Chrimma party they’re not really prepared for in the way that they thought they were.  FAIL!!!!!!!!!! Meanwhile, Toppie continues his quest to reach Jose in hopes of renewing a search for his long lost friend Walter Snicker-Snicker.

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