The Pain of Perfection

 There is so much research now on the disease of addiction, where it comes from, why we have it, who is prone to it and how it manifests chemically in the body.  I’ve read a lot on these subjects; however, ...

Nowhere to Turn

Rose is an artist with designs in the Stand Up Speak Up apparel store. Growing up, she faced physical, mental, and sexual abuse. She had nowhere to turn and was failed by everybody who should have helped he...

Scientology Scars

There’s no shortage of content out there on the subject of Scientology. When we decided to tackle it, we knew the episode would have to focus on people, and the lasting effect Scientology has on its members o...

I Spent $1 Million on Drugs

 Devin Price blames nobody but himself for the direction his life took. As a kid, Devin thought his childhood was fairly normal. His dad ran off and his mother became addicted to drugs, but Devin’s gr...

The Pirates of Somalia Movie

 On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, my husband and I were relaxing and looked for a movie to watch. Our tastes differ as he likes action or comedy whereas I prefer documentaries. After a quick Netflix...

Journey to the Sea

There were so many days I stayed up late at night or until early morning trying to connect with Sagar Singh Bisht for this podcast I lost count. In order to match up with his Indian time zone for the invest...