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Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown is a quirky, informative, and interactive podcast breaking down the myths and misunderstandings about mental health and emotional well-being. Neuroscientist Mayim Bialik combines her academic background with vast personal experience to provide listeners with valuable practical advice focusing on removing the stigma surrounding mental health and encouraging an understanding of the mind-body connection. Nothing is off limits as Mayim breaks it down with an amazing collection of guests.
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Mayim gets starstruck and emotional talking with NYT best selling author, Oprah Book club alum, and featured Goop friend Glennon Doyle. Mayim and Glennon bond about the challenges of being publically vulnerable and the emotional toll it takes to share authentically. We discuss blended families, making relationships work, and how to improve communication when both parts of a couple are in recovery. The ep touches on personal transformation, finding one's personal truth, and how Glennon and Mayim's relationship with anxiety has changed over time. Do not miss this emotional, heartfelt, and very personal episode. BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Mayim breaks down how the neurochemical basis of women's hormones and the impacts of the menstrual cycle on their bodies and minds. Mayim also covers how our understanding of women's health has changed over time, including a brief overview of what Freud got wrong. Activists Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein discuss their most recent project tackling the misperceptions about women's mental health related to increasing rates of overprescription of the birth control pill. And Mayim shares about her experience on the pill and the differential access to reproductive health in under-serviced communities and what we can do about it. BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Mayim's reunion with Big Bang Theory co-star explores Kunal's childhood and path to becoming an actor - including getting punched in the face by Mark Harmon on NCIS. While Kunal is known for his acting, his instagram account Buddha in Jeans shares deep spiritual wisdom which Kunal brings with him to this episode. He discusses the importance of seeing past perception and shares how his experiences of anxiety and debilitating panic attacks led him to hypnotherapy and a modern day path of self-discovery.BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Cheyenne Jackson's journey began as a closeted musical-loving kid in a tiny town in Idaho. He has gone on to star in 7 broadway shows and a mirriade of film and TV projects.  He's currently co-starring as Mayim's love interest in their new Fox show Call Me Kat.  In this episode, Cheyenne opens up and shares touching stories on how sobriety helped him define his path as he navigated depression, anxiety, and addiction.BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Mayim Breaks down the chemical and environmental aspects of addiction and The Big Bang Theory actor John Ross Bowie shares his story of being an angry young man who turned to alcohol to numb his pain. This touching exploration of John's journey allows him to share aspects of his sobriety and his struggles as a father and actor which he had not previously explored. BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Bill Prady, co-creator of "The Big Bang Theory," discusses how he came up with the idea to make a show about socially challenged scientists. What many may not know is that Prady himself is on the autism spectrum. Mayim explains "neuro-a typical' and sensory overload, Bill opens up about his quirks and challenges and shares intimately about his journey from awkward child and teen to well-adjusted, if eccentric, adult.BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Mayim breaks down how our overall stress can have real physical impacts and Iliza Shlesinger discusses being a female stand up comedian among men in her profession, how we as a society struggle to communicate, and how her hectic work life caught up with her in the form of debilitating nerve pain. This plus lots of jokes on Ep 3 of the show!BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Mayim explores the neurobiology and neuroanatomical differences between gay and straight men while the beloved comedian Leslie Jordan shares his personal struggles with crystal meth and alcoholism. He discusses growing up gay in the south at a time when no one talked about gay rights and he reflects on starting his first serious relationship in his 50s and how sobriety has allowed him access to aspects of his mental health and love life he had never experienced.BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Mayim & Grace Helbig break down anxiety - why we have it and how it impacts many of us.  Grace takes us on a journey through her childhood as a young comedian and why she chose to become a "comedian from home."  Grace also shares hilarious anecdotes about how she has managed her anxiety, her dating life, difficult conversations, and a flourishing career. Grace reveals her inspiration for pursuing a graduate degree in Depth psychology and puts on her doctor hat to offer Mayim and Jonathan some needed advice. BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Armed with a Phd in Neuroscience and plenty of personal experience, Mayim Bialik connects with special guests and breaks down the things that make us break down. Episodes include insightful interviews, personal stories, practical advice, and signs to watch out for. See www.bialikbreakdown.com to 'Ask Mayim Anything' and have a chance to get your question answered on air.
Comments (23)

Julie Bates

Great episode! Thank you!

Mar 6th
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Lori

OMG every interview hits on things that are going on in my life. It's amazing. Thank you

Mar 5th
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Number One Princess

Please do an episode on what methods women used to use to control reproduction xx

Mar 3rd
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Julie Bates

Just started listening to this podcast, highly recommend it! Mayim is so great!

Feb 27th
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Anne Marie Harrington

yowza...that was GOOD.

Feb 26th
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James Chen

great episode!

Feb 25th
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Faezeh Molla

wooow!! what a great episode! 😍❤

Feb 23rd
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David Morgan

I am finding these podcasts both interesting and helpful. Also funny. Thank you.

Feb 22nd
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Lori

Listening to him describe the abuse in his family's religious beliefs and his schooling brought me back to the abuse of my life and that is something that I am just now trying to understand how that abuse has affected me. I'm approximately the same age as him and I went through a lot of the same abuse

Feb 16th
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Khorshid pooramini

❤️

Feb 2nd
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ms.m Aguinaldo

Hi Mayim, I enjoyed listening to your podcasts about our brain, mental and emotional health. Great information from a knowledgeable person you! You are awesome and very intelligent! I wish your show the best ❤ thank you. Looking forward to hearing for more. Best regards, Faye(Victoria,BC)

Jan 29th
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Lori

Definitely my favorite new podcast. Chronic pain is debilitating and I am excited to learn more about how I can change my life by changing my mindset

Jan 27th
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Anne Marie Harrington

You're my new favorite podcast!! keep 'em coming, Mayim!

Jan 26th
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Lori

I have had loved Mayim since Blossom and have so much respect for her for pursuing her education and now being so transparent about her struggles with mental health. I have struggled my entire life and it is refreshing to know that celebrities have the same struggles. Thank you Mayim

Jan 26th
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Erin Roberts

Amazing episode. Pure gold

Jan 25th
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Sarah Parker

Thank you! After all of these I realize that I struggle with severe anxiety. I never knew that was my issue! Just know what it is - giving it a name has already helped!

Jan 24th
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RFC

a-ha! Dr Phil's podcast is where I've listened to her before! Her name and picture were so familiar (I dont watch YouTube).

Jan 17th
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Jenny

what a brilliant podcast....thanks Mayim, keep up the great work💗

Jan 14th
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Zahra B

Way to go.... Please put other new episodes here too.

Jan 12th
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Alicia Alicia

hopeful for this:)

Jan 10th
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