Episode 1 (Bojack Horseman) - Hannah Giorgis

Hannah Giorgis (she/her) is a staff writer at The Atlantic, and her work has appeared in publications including New York Times magazine, Pitchfork, Bon Appétit, and The Guardian.

Episode 2 (May 23) - Meredith Talusan

Meredith Talusan (she/they) is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for The Guardian, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Nation, WIRED, SELF, Condé Nast Traveler among many other publications, and has contributed to several essay collections. She has received awards from GLAAD, The Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. She is also the founding executive editor of them., Condé Nast’s LGBTQ+ digital platform, where she is currently contributing editor. Her debut memoir, Fairest, is forthcoming from Viking / Penguin Random House.


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Episode 3 (June 13) - Caroline Mazel-Carlton

Caroline Mazel-Carlton (she/her/hers) has laid her head in a number of places, from Indiana jail cells to Texas psychiatric units, but now enjoys a freer existence as Director of Training for the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community.  She has been re-defining peer roles in diverse mental health settings and parts of the world for over a decade.  Her work with “Alternatives to Suicide” and the Hearing Voices Network has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Foreign Policy and O Magazine.  She is passionate about re-claiming cultural and spiritual wisdom traditions for navigating extreme states and is studying to become a rabbi.

Episode 4 (July 3) - Amanda Chicago Lewis

Amanda Chicago Lewis (she/her/hers) mostly reports on the marijuana industry and the war on drugs. She's written for Rolling Stone, GQ, WIRED, and the Wall Street Journal.



Episode 5 (July 25) - Esmé Weijun Wang

Esmé Weijun Wang (she/her/hers) is a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), for which she won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was called a Best Book of 2016 by NPR and one of the 25 Best Novels of 2016 by Electric Literature. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” in 2017 and won the Whiting Award in 2018. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she lives in San Francisco, and can be found at and on Twitter @esmewang.


Episode 6 (august 15) - Sarah kay

Sarah Kay (she/her/hers) is a New Yorker. a poetry writer and reader. an educator. the founder and co-director of Project VOICE. a witty banter enthusiast. a postcard lover. a foodie. a playwright. a singer. a songwriter. a photographer. a best-selling author of four books of poetry including B, No Matter the Wreckage, The Type, and All Our Wild Wonder. a celebrated performer in over 25 countries. an editor for Write Bloody Publishing. a Gemini. a mediocre driver at best. a musical theater geek. a smoothie expert. the daughter of a Taoist mother and a Brooklynese father. a hapa. less cool than her little brother. an alum of the United Nations International School and a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. an alum of Brown University. an alum of Brown University Graduate School’s Masters Program in the Art of Teaching Secondary English. a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Grinnell College. on twitter here. on facebook here.