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Andrea Aragon

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Latest 24 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

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Sèan McCann & Andrea Aragon

Good Things with Matt Wells

Andrea Aragon and Séan McCann have a lot in common; they are married, they have two children together, and they coauthored a best selling book ("One Good Reason") that allows a glimpse inside their once fractured relationship that had to hit rock bottom before it could begin to heal. They talk to Matt about the shared experiences that brought them both through the darkest moments of their lives, how they fought their way out, and the process of writing such a painfully honest book together. They also discuss the flip side of success. Some know Séan as a founding member of the multi-million selling and iconic folk band Great Big Sea, others know him for his work as an acclaimed mental health advocate and powerful supporter for survivors of sexual abuse and those struggling with addiction. Andrea knows him for these things and she also has seen Séan at his lowest when his drinking nearly destroyed them...but Andrea loved him enough to help him face his demons and start a new journey that allowed them both to help themselves and in doing so set them on a path of helping others.  Follow Good Things with Matt Wells on Instagram. Follow Matt Wells on Instagram. Produced by Greater Hood Productions. Theme Song: "Good Things" written by Walter Schreifels and performed by Rival Schools.


11 Apr 2022

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Andrea Aragon in on Friends Friday

Nick Donovan's Podcasts

Andrea and I have known each other for over 30 years...Fun to catch up and find out more about her....


4 Mar 2022

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Ep 3: Andrea Aragon

Influential Women

Jenny Smith sits down Andrea Aragon, a longtime Pueblo staple in the business world who is currently the Executive Director of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation. Find out what keep Andrea going, what obstacles she's overcome and her goals for the future!

1hr 38mins

17 Feb 2021

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Sean McCann and Andrea Aragon

The Bubble Hour

Sean McCann and Andrea Aragon are the husband and wife team who co-wrote the recovery memoir “One Good Reason.” Sean McCann rose to fame as a founding member of the multimillion selling folk group Great Big Sea. But all of that performing and partying allowed Sean’s alcoholism to flourish in plain sight, as he drank to cope with the long-buried pain of childhood abuse by a trusted family priest—a secret he kept until 2014 when he shared his truth and began using his music and stage presence as a mental health advocate.“One Good Reason” includes the parallel narrative of Sean’s wife, Andrea Aragon. Her balancing insights give this memoir extraordinary insights into the nuanced and complex effect of addiction on the family. For more information visit www.seanmccannsings.comHost Jean McCarthy's blog UnPickled is at www.unpickledblog.com and her latest books are available at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/booksFor more episodes of The Bubble Hour please visit www.thebubblehour.com

1hr 3mins

16 Feb 2021

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One Good Reason with Sean McCann and Andrea Aragon | The Way Out Podcast Episode 216

The Way Out | A Sobriety & Recovery Podcast

In this rendition of The Way Out we have two truly remarkable guests with one incredibly powerful message, that true and lasting recovery is possible – if you’re willing to do the necessary and yes, often hard work. Sean McCann and Andrea Aragon are each at once disarming and enchanting  and are not just husband and wife, but also a compelling example of love, perseverance, and the embodiment of what a relationship can look like coming out the other side of the devastating toll alcoholism and addiction can wreak on a marriage. You might know Sean from his days with Great Big Sea and indeed you’d be well served to give a listen to his solo material, and believe me when I tell you, you won’t have to listen to Andrea long to understand why Sean adores her so. We talk a just a wee bit about the book they co-wrote, One Good Reason, and a whole lot about shedding shame, speaking our truth, and leaning into the difficult and essential work that leads to enduring and meaningful recovery not to mention a truly special surprise at the end of our chat which by my count is much more than One Good Reason to Listen Up. The Book: https://seanmccannsings.com/the-book Copyright: (c) 2015-2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-way-out-podcast/message

1hr 5mins

25 Nov 2020

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Ep. 127: ONE GOOD REASON w/ Sean McCann & Andrea Aragon!

Empower Humans: A Success, Joy & Growth Podcast!

Sean and Andrea really opened up to us in this episode about their individual and shared stories of trauma, childhood abuse, alcoholism, trials and triumphs together.  They were very open and vulnerable in telling their story (as explained in even more depth in their book).  Andrea had her own tumultuous childhood, and Sean comes from a very successful background in music from the band Great Big Sea where his riotous lifestyle was enabled and made to flourish.  He shares his story in which he kept a dark childhood secret until a momentous day in 2014 when he was finally able to lift his own burden by sharing it for the first time.  They stuck together and seem like they are very close.  Writing this incredibly deep and poignant book together is another testament of that!  Check it out here!

1hr 5mins

25 Oct 2020

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Sean McCann and Andrea Aragon

Mullinger Meets Canadians

James is joined by Sean McCann and Andrea Aragon. They open up about their life, careers, marriage, addiction, childhood trauma, love for Newfoundland & Labrador and more. Produced by Podstarter in conjunction with The Maritime Edit Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.


14 Aug 2020

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Sean McCann and Andrea Aragon Offer One Good Reason

Daybreak Alberta from CBC Radio Calgary

Through 15 years together, musician Sean McCann along with his wife and co-author, Andrea Aragon, have seen ups and downs most marriages would face. However, for Sean, his hard-drinking lifestyle started to spiral out of control and it threatened his career, life and marriage. Now sober for almost a decade, the former singer with Great Big Sea shares what he went through in a new book called "One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love." Andrea writes about her side of the marriage and what the whole family sacrificed to remain intact. The book ends up tackling issues around addiction and sobriety, fame and religion, and reshaping life as they know it. Russell spoke with Sean and Andrea, as well as listening to two of Sean's songs, "Rise and Fall," and his newest single, "Set Me Free." [Note: This is an extended version of the radio broadcast.]


7 Jun 2020

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EP 19 - Great Big Reset! With Sean McCann & Andrea Aragon

Marilyn Denis Does a Podcast

Singer-songwriter, and founding member of the band “Great Big Sea,” Sean McCann, and his wife Andrea Aragon, share the extraordinary stories of music, addiction and recovery that culminate in their deeply emotional memoir “One Good Reason". A rallying cry for fighting to hold on to your loved ones, championing your own recovery, and the healing power of music, you will be inspired and moved by Sean and Andrea’s messages of empowerment and self-love.


13 May 2020