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Charlie Demers

#OurAnxietyStories

Charlie Demers, is a Canadian comedian, political activist, voice actor, and writer. In this episode, Charlie shares how he has navigated obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, discussing how anxiety has impacted his work as a Comedian. Charlie dives into his experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, highlighting the financial barriers that many face when seeking treatment.  Charlie also touches on his most recent novel, ‘Primary Obsessions’, which was inspired by his psychologist. ‘Primary Obsessions’ follows practicing clinician, Dr. Annick Boudreau, and involves themes of mental health. *** This podcast is brought to you by Anxiety Canada™, a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety. For more information and resources, please visit our website and download our app MindShift™ CBT.

41mins

10 Mar 2021

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A Tension Between Darkness and Hope (Full of Chit-Chat ep1 w/ Charlie Demers & Christine Boyle)

Ricochet's Unpacking the News

In the inaugural episode of his new interview show host Charlie Demers talks to Vancouver city councillor Christine Boyle about holidays in a multi-faith household, the literal and metaphorical crap of municipal politics, & how she held the line against a police budget increase for 2021.Find out more about Christine's work at https://vancouver.ca/your-government/christine-boyle.aspxGet early access to the show by stepping in the chit-chat and subscribing to Charlie's excellent Substack at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers or find new episodes one week after release wherever you get your podcasts.

36mins

23 Feb 2021

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A Tension Between Darkness and Hope (Full of Chit-Chat ep1 w/ Charlie Demers & Christine Boyle)

The Harbinger Spotlight

In the inaugural episode of his new interview show host Charlie Demers talks to Vancouver city councillor Christine Boyle about holidays in a multi-faith household, the literal and metaphorical crap of municipal politics, & how she held the line against a police budget increase for 2021.Find out more about Christine's work at https://vancouver.ca/your-government/christine-boyle.aspxGet early access to the show by stepping in the chit-chat and subscribing to Charlie's excellent Substack at https://charliedemers.substack.com/people/14775259-charlie-demers or find new episodes one week after release wherever you get your podcasts.

36mins

23 Feb 2021

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Episode 61: Primary Obsessions w/ Charlie Demers

Oats for Breakfast

We chat with author and activist Charlie Demers about Primary Obsessions, a novel about a psychologist who helps people overcome mental health problems by day and tries to solve a murder mystery by night. You can grab a copy of Primary Obsessions from wherever you get your books. Subscribe to Charlie's latest essays and podcast here: https://charliedemers.substack.com/ Charlie will be giving a talk on March 3 about Comedy, Free Expression, & Social Justice. Check it out here: https://cfe.ryerson.ca/events/comedy-free-expression-social-justice Support Oats for Breakfast by becoming a patron: https://patreon.com/oatsforbreakfast

56mins

15 Feb 2021

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Episode 655 - Charlie Demers

Stop Podcasting Yourself

Comedian and writer Charlie Demers returns to talk about his new book Primary Obsessions, Halloween stores, and eye doctors.

1hr 39mins

5 Oct 2020

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Pandemic Pals: Vancouver (w/ Charlie Demers + David Harris)

Ricochet's Unpacking the News

On episode 122 it's picnics, panics and positive energy as Vancouver comics Charlie Demers and David Harris join host Andre Goulet to talk rent freeze, economic collapse and what the coronavirus crisis looks like from a Pacific Rim perspective.Hear multi-diagnosed comedian buds Charlie & David open up weekly (and weakly!) about mental illness and mental wellness with a range of guests on 'Fight or Flight Crew', available wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.spreaker.com/show/fight-or-flight-crewThis conversation was recorded on March 28th, 2020.

38mins

30 Mar 2020

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Episode 41: Indigenous sovereignty, pipelines, and resource development w/ Charlie Demers

Oats for Breakfast

Oats chats with Vancouver-based writer, activist, and comedian Charlie Demers about indigenous sovereignty, pipeline resistance, and the contradictions of resource of development.

1hr 11mins

24 Feb 2020

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Episode 65: Charlie Demers v. Himself

Blocked Party

BP Sweeps Month continues with one of our most requested guests of all-time, Charlie Demers (author, comedian). Charlie has one of the more involved Block Tales ever, as he has an existential crisis over a tweet going viral, and decides to quit the platform entirely. The episode once again balances the serious with the hilarious, as we wonder what the point of social media is in 2020, while also appreciating its finer points, like a man getting his penis stuck in between train doors, the firing of Tanner Zipchen, and Instagram algorithms not understanding anything about us. And Charlie kicks off the episode with a bang, immediately coming after Stefan for his prosciutto/melon take, before ultimately getting sucked into Stefan’s gamesmanship and partnering up with him against John as the fruit takes get more and more insane. If you want to partner up with Stefan, you can do so at https://patreon.com/blockedparty, where $5/month gets you access to an insane amount of bonus content. You get 3 bonus episodes every month, you get access to our Discord, which has been called one of the best places on the internet, and once you donate $50 lifetime, you get a free shirt! It’s wild! And we’re pulling out all the stops for Sweeps Month, as we have an all-Cameo episode up now with Chris Locke that has one of our funniest riffs of all-time, we have Trivia Party 2 coming out this week with YKS’ Jesse Farrar, and Kevin Banner will be joining us at the end of February for a video episode featuring the #FunkoPopChallenge, where John opens all 37 (!) Funkos he received over the last month. THE TIME IS NOW!

1hr 49mins

17 Feb 2020

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250: Comedian Charlie Demers on Modern-Day Fatherhood

The New Family Podcast

For this 250th episode of the podcast we’re taking a look at the state of modern fatherhood. First we’re talking to stand-up comedian, writer and political activist Charlie Demers. He’s one of dozens of notable Canadians who, through interviews, have contributed to a great new book of essays called 40 Fathers: Men Talk About Parenting. The book was written by family counsellor and writer Tessa Lloyd, who joins us in the second part of this episode to talk about what compelled her to gather the points of view of dads at this particular time. Show Notes Love our work? Please check out our Patreon Campaign! Become a patron of the show for as little as $1 per month

1hr 1min

2 Dec 2019

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Episode 4 - Charlie Demers & Kyle Bottom

The Comedy Here Often Podcast

Carl Winslow can kill again!Kevvy chats to Kyle Bottom and Charlie Demers, and this one gets out of hand FAST. The guys chat their love / hate for Kevin James, there is A LOAD of Seinfeld references and it all gets a bit weird with accents... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

3 Apr 2019

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