Empty Inside

By Jennette McCurdy

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"Empty Inside" is a podcast where host Jennette McCurdy talks with a different guest each episode, doing a deep dive into a specific topic. General topic areas are comedy, eating disorders, filmmaking, jealousy, therapy, and the crippling sense of doom we all face as we desperately try to fill the void within.

Episode Date
20something
01:01:59

i talk with best-selling author / life coach christine hassler about the challenges of being in your 20s. how do you start to take accountability for your life ? how can you establish boundaries and healthy family dynamics ? and most importantly, why did no one tell us that our 20s would be such a shit show ? i mean seriously, what is this shit ?

Oct 28, 2020
running
58:58

i talk with olympic runner/bobsledder lolo jones about her various olympic experiences as well as her turbulent upbringing that paved the way for her olympic dreams. 

Oct 21, 2020
eating disorders in adolescence
01:04:11

i talk with author / this american life editor / yale graduate susan burton (her memoir empty is out now) about our adolescent experiences with eating disorders . what were our first memories of wanting to change our bodies ? how did we feel when we were on various rungs of the eating disorder “hierarchy”  ? did our eating disorders stem from a fixation on little girlhood and wanting to stay child-like ?

Oct 14, 2020
eating disorers in adolescence
01:04:11

i talk with author / this american life editor / yale graduate susan burton (her memoir empty is out now) about our adolescent experiences with eating disorders . what were our first memories of wanting to change our bodies ? how did we feel when we were on various rungs of the eating disorder “hierarchy”  ? did our eating disorders stem from a fixation on little girlhood and wanting to stay child-like ?

Oct 14, 2020
eating disorers in adolescence

i talk with author / this american life editor / yale graduate susan burton (her memoir empty is out now) about our adolescent experiences with eating disorders . what were our first memories of wanting to change our bodies ? how did we feel when we were on various rungs of the eating disorder “hierarchy”  ? did our eating disorders stem from a fixation on little girlhood and wanting to stay child-like ?

Oct 14, 2020
adjusting
52:42

i talk with comedy producer / photographer / my dear friend mandee johnson (her book super serious is out now) about adjusting and how covid has changed our courses in life .

Oct 07, 2020
dating
37:52

i talk with comedian taylor tomlinson about dating. what are the most important lessons we’ve learned from past relationships ? would we still have chemistry with any of our exes if we met them today ?  in which relationship were we the worst versions of ourselves ?

Sep 30, 2020
sense of humor
01:02:13

i talk with comedian/actress arden myrin about humor. when were our senses of humor the cringiest ? when have we used humor as a defense mechanism to mask our pain ? what eventually led us to develop senses of humor that were more genuine to us ? (arden’s book Little Miss Little Compton is out September 29th !! you can pre-order it now at www.ardenmyrin.com).

Sep 23, 2020
growing up mormon
56:49

i talk with influencer / skincare expert hyram yarbro about how he came to terms with his sexuality while growing up in the LDS church, our opposite experiences with our mormon upbringings (for me, church was an escape. for hyram, a prison), and the danger of suppressing our emotions .

Sep 16, 2020
losing
58:07

i talk with apolo ohno (the most decorated winter olympian of all time) about losing. is a winner made in how they lose ? why does losing discourage some people so much that they never get back up, and yet motivate others ?

Sep 09, 2020
alcoholism
01:38:18
i talk with annie lederman (comedian / writer / one of my new favorite people) about our history with alcohol . was trauma the catalyst for our drinking habits ? what tools helped us finally address + work on our issues ? how pivotal was learning to manage our triggers in helping us resolve our drinking patterns ?
 
WARNING: this episode includes explicit details of sexual abuse . 
Sep 02, 2020
codependency
48:56

i talk with comedian / writer beth stelling ( her new special “ GirlDaddy ” is out NOW on HBOmax ! ) about codependency . what is our pattern in relationships ? how can we avoid recreating old unhealthy dynamics ? what measures have we taken to work on ourselves in this area ? 

Aug 26, 2020
rejection
39:22

i talk with my friend (and filmmaker !) zane rubin about rejection. how responsible is rejection for putting you on your current life path? at what point does rejection go from being valuable feedback to being a dream killer? what happens when we orient our lives toward avoiding rejection?

Aug 19, 2020
art + trauma
01:12:52

i talk with my friend (and designer / illustrator / muralist / author) timothy goodman about art + trauma. is there a social responsibility behind the art you make if it includes trauma ? how do you avoid becoming a caricature of yourself for the sake of maintaining external success ? what do you do when what you want to make is at odds with what your audience expects from you?

Aug 12, 2020
eating disorder recovery
01:24:45
in this episode of "empty inside", i talk with my friend (and soon-to-be clinical psychologist) talia mann about where we're at in our eating disorder recovery - plus diet culture, thin privilege, and the sensitivity of the ED community.
episode recorded pre-covid.
Aug 05, 2020
stage parents
37:04

i talk with my friend david archuleta about our abusive stage parents, growing up mormon, and the cost of being in the public eye before you know yourself. check out david's new album THERAPY SESSIONS, available everywhere !

Jul 29, 2020
jealousy
01:09:21

i talk with my friend juliette goglia about the worst quality we both have in common: jealousy. we talk about where jealousy shows up most in our lives (relationships), what we're doing to work on our jealousy (a nauseating amount of money in therapy), and what the root of our jealousy is (for me, trust issues that stem from a tumultuous upbringing. pin it all on that traumatic childhood!). episode recorded pre-covid.

Jul 21, 2020
welcome!
01:15

What is Empty Inside about?  This is an introductory episode for the Empty Inside Podcast.

Jul 20, 2020