Known as one of the hardest working comics behind the microphone, PJ brings everything to the stage at every show. He truly leaves it all on the stage for his audience. His combination of insightful writing, quick wit, boundless energy and physicality make him an outstanding performer in any comedy venue.
In this episode, we follow the twists and turns of Matt’s story—from medical school to open mics, hospital stays to Emmy awards and international fame. Through it all, we absorb Matt’s infectious positivity and we learn why Matt is the best man at everyone’s wedding, even when he’s not the designated best man.
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Stephanie Kline is an all-around badass. She’s a comedian, writer, producer, and community volunteer—AND that’s just what she does after work.
In this episode of the In Stitches Podcast, we explore Stephanie’s evolution from living a life of self-described selfishness to earning the “PJ Walsh Award for Service and Other Nice Things.” We follow her path from a humorless childhood to a humility-building USMC experience to a life of interdependence and joy in comedy and the arts.
Stephanie’s story is filled with pain and pride, loving the institutions that shape you and demanding they do better. It’s a story of breaking down and breaking open, losing power and reclaiming that power back. And, her story is an emotional one, so grab some tissues (probably a couple boxes) and strap in for the ride.
Dion is a master storyteller and there isn’t a minute of his tale that won’t grip you emotionally. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and probably grab a notepad! Dion’s experience is that rich and his voice is that impactful.
If your time and interest permits, I’d be grateful if you gave an episode or two, or three, a listen. You can find them on…
Dr. Janelle Junkin is a lot of things—musician, community music therapist, humor researcher, activist. And, her work brings her to some of humanity’s most challenging places, from conducting research in post-genocide Rwanda to providing music therapy to children in hospice. But the throughline for all her service is a recognition that no one is disposable, everyone has something to offer, and, no matter what you’re doing, you can’t take yourself too seriously.
In the second episode of In Stitches Podcast, we explore Janelle’s wide-ranging work with affected communities and the importance for mental health providers to receive care of their own. Plus, Janelle shares the role humor plays in her personal coping as well as her academic research on creativity and humor.
Dr. Junkin brings joy and strength—and, sometimes, a good laugh to some of the most challenging places. And the world is better off for it.