This Week – How to Suffer in 10 Easy Steps with Will Artnz

Physicist, software entrepreneur, filmmaker and author Will Artnz joins Travis this week to talk about how he takes on the self-help world with his irreverent, poignant and insightful book on the topic which drives so much of what we all do: Suffer. While self-help promises success, love and abundance in 5, 7 or 10 easy steps, it fails to deliver more often than not. Whereas the only thing that is easy to do is suffer. We all do it and we all don’t want to. It’s that easy. But by seeing how we easily fall into suffering, one can take steps to knock it off. Following the easy steps are the slippery steps to end suffering. Yes, we all fall into suffering, but there are ways to get out of the rut. Buddha kicked the suffering habit, why not us?

Next Week – Lost in Ghost Town with Dr. Carder Stout

Psychologist Dr. Carder Stout was the last person you would expect to have descended into gang violence, poverty, and drug abuse. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon — his was platinum. He grew up in a Victorian mansion, attended an elite boarding school, and bought himself a penthouse in SOHO after graduating from college. He pursued a career as a film producer, surrounding himself with a who’s-who of debutantes and future A-list movie stars. Now sober for more than fourteen years and free of his gang-days, working as the celebrity therapist who consults on TV shows, Carder’s memoir leaves no stone unturned in the making of a man who Hollywood relies on to keep their sanity. He may not be able to share their dark secrets, but for the first time everyone will know his. From a youth of abandonment and loneliness to the contract the Shoreline Crips put on his life, Carder delves deep into the streets of Ghost Town, and the self-made family who saved him from his own murder. His memoir is a raw look at the power of self-medicating, addiction, and hope in the unlikeliest of places against the painful backdrop of the substance abuse epidemic currently consuming America.