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The Dear Mattie Show

The Dear Mattie Show

The Dear Mattie Show is an advice podcast with a lil' bit of humor, a lot of heart, and a helping hand. Each week host Matt Marr, clinical therapist and comic, answers emails sent by listeners who need advice on love, sex, or any life lesson. To help Matt in his quest to make your life easier, he usually enlists a guest host-often a neighbor, a colleague, or the cute guy he keeps seeing at the dog park. To learn more or ask for advice, go to

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Sept. 28, 2018

DMS 142: Megan Heyn & the Pressure of Plastic Surgery

This episode is so timely y'all. Megan Heyn opened up about her struggle to stay "beautiful" and how she actually found a voice for herself in challenging the beauty narrative. In fact, that's why she wrote and is funding he...

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Sept. 21, 2018

DMS 141: Erica Mandy from The Newsworthy Podcast

The state of news is a state, sugars! (See how I did that?) But seriously, is it fake, is it real, or is it all crazy? Loved having journalist Erica Mandy from The Newsworthy podcast because dang, y'all. She …

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Sept. 14, 2018

DMS 140: The Other Side of Saved with Nate Postlethwait

Growing up gay, in the South, with a very religious and experiencing daily sexual abuse as a teenager--this was Nate Postlethwait's childhood. But this isn't a story about being a victim. Nate's story is about being a champio...

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Sept. 7, 2018

DMS 139: Emily Pereira and Being OK with Being a Beginner

Life coach, radiant woman, Mom, and badass surfer Emily Pereira is doing what we all want to do--leave our lives and live on the beach! Sounds impossible right? Emily thought so too and I love that in this show she …

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Aug. 31, 2018

DMS 138: Adam Cayton-Holland on losing his sister Lydia and writing T…

Adam Cayton-Holland, one of Variety ’s “10 Comics to Watch,” went from a sensitive kid growing up in Denver, Colorado, to a writer and performer with a burgeoning career as a comic. Adam was always interested in comedy – he …

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Aug. 25, 2018

DMS 137:Shawn Pelofsky, star of her Stretch It Out Comedy Special!!

I truly love this person. Shawn Pelofsky is one of those fearless female comics who refuses to be anyone but herself. A fellow Okie with the heart of your grandma and also the same dirty mouth as my grandma, Shawn …

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Aug. 15, 2018

DMS 136: Rick Clemons and Living Life UnCloseted!

Rick Clemons is a man who fought to live his truth and now his mission is to find yours. Life coach, speaker, podcaster, and fellow Southern Queen--Rick is one of my favorite Dear Mattie guests of all time. His show …

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July 25, 2018

DMS 135: Katie Ward from The Enthusiasm Enthusiast

Host Katie Ward is an actor, writer, and mom. However, she's also feminist who values intersectionality and is easily excitable. On The Enthusiasm Enthusiast, Katie talks with the feminists influencing our politics, media, sc...

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July 13, 2018

DMS 134: Andrea Klunder from The Creative Imposter Podcast

Andrea Klunder works with mission-driven individuals and organizations to help them use podcasting as a powerful tool for connection, trust, and social impact. She is the Producer & Host of Podcast Envy , all about the craft ...

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July 6, 2018

DMS 133: Actor, Director, and LGBT Advocate Charmaine Bingwa

A true jack-of-all-trades, Bingwa will next star in the upcoming webseries Little Sista which she also wrote, produced, and directed . The show follows her character’s journey after she is forced to mentor an at-risk youth fr...

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June 29, 2018

DMS 132: Lisa Foster and How to Awaken Your Life from Past Trauma

Lisa Foster helps make the dark unknown safe to explore. Her own Hero’s Journey began decades ago when she confronted her father about sexually abusing her. As Lisa began to heal from self-hatred, sexual trauma, and self- pro...

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June 1, 2018

DMS 131: Just me, Roseanne, and Racism

Well when your guest cancels, sometimes you have to share your thoughts and get them out of your head. And boy, that's what I did this week sugars. I know this is different from what I've done before. Hope you …

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