January 29, 2020
#10 Jef Rouner – Author
I always describe this podcast as me talking to artists and performers “who live and work in party scenes”. This week, I talk to someone with a very different experience. Jef Rouner is an author and a journalist. We’ve known of each other for several years, but I did not know he was sober until he contacted me to write an article about this podcast for the Houston Chronicle. I might be biased, but I think it was the best headline ever written: “Stripping clown explores sobriety, one podcast at a time”.
Yup. That’s me!
Being an author isn’t typically associated with a party lifestyle, unless you’re Hunter S. Thompson (but that guy partied enough for everyone, ever). However, addiction is still an issue within that community. It is, as Jef called it, a creative isolationist culture. We discuss internet bullying, the science of dopamine, and fake love. I hope you enjoy it!
If you’d like more info on some of the stuff we discuss, here are the links:
- Wickedly Abled: an anthology featuring Jef’s short stories
- Stripping clown explores sobriety one podcast at a time
- Jef’s interview with Art Alexakis of Everclear
- Horses and other bizarre “treatments” for addiction
- Maternal Fetal Stress Transfer (cortisol and adrenal glands)
- This American Life #474 Back To School (cortisol and adrenaline production and its effects on children)
- Hemingway’s interview
- Clown, Interrupted on Instagram
- KiKi Maroon on Instagram
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