• The Coach: Kevin E.

    25 MAR. 2022 · If you need a pick me up, this pod is for you. Kevin E is a force of nature and his story of addiction and recovery is shocking before it's totally inspiring. He goes to any length to help people, in and out of recovery, and it's clearly having a positive impact on him. YouTube: https://youtu.be/2bK9pCSkeLQ
    53m 28s
  • Former NBA Player Mike Gminski

    17 MAR. 2022 · Mike Gminski was the seventh pick in the NBA Draft in 1980, after an all-American career at Duke. He averaged almost 12 points a game over a 14-year NBA career, where he says alcohol abuse really wasn't an issue. But then life threw some haymakers at the G-Man and he used drinking and drugs to cope. On July 13, 2020, Gminski's son Noah and his ex-wife drove him to Florida, where former teammate Jayson Williams is running a treatment center called Rebound Institute. By that point, Gminski was drinking a fifth of vodka a day and taking Xanax to deal with panic attacks. At Rebound, he learned how to stay sober and play the game of life again. Gminski talks with Pete about getting sober, a colorful NBA career, and his work as a successful TV analyst on college basketball games. And he does all his talking from Rebound, where he's now employed. But most importantly he talks about almost dying a year ago and living his best life today. Gminski calls it a miracle. We bet you'll call this a great podcast. https://www.facebook.com/reboundforlife
    1h 7m 26s
  • Harry Cunnane

    10 MAR. 2022 · Harry Cunnane has written two books on recovery and works tirelessly to break the stigma of addiction; a stigma that kept him sick and almost killed him. Nearly 10 years sober, Harry bottomed outright as his mother, Madeleine Dean, was launching a successful run for Pennsylvania State Representative. His amazing story features a harrowing addiction to opioids but, most importantly, his inspiring recovery. Today Harry gives back to the rehab that helped save his life; serving as Regional Vice President for Caron Treatment Centers. https://www.caron.org https://www.amazon.com/Under-Our-Roof-Recovery-Mothers/dp/0593138066
    59m 22s
  • NFL's Vance Johnson

    3 MAR. 2022 · Vance Johnson endured life in an abusive household as a kid and drifted into a life of alcohol and drug addiction as an adult. On the outside life looked perfect. He was a young NFL star with charisma and charm on a team that played in three Super Bowls. But while the lights were bright on the exterior the darkness crept in internally. Countless overdoses failed marriages and suicide attempts preceded his moment of clarity and walk with God. This story has the makings of a Hollywood script and Vance Johnson carries the message of sobriety like a leading man. https://www.vanceinspires.org/ https://www.facebook.com/VanceInspires
    46m 45s
  • Nate Amor - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    24 FEB. 2022 · Nate Amor performs in front of sold out arenas as one of the lead performers in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. But it’s the high he chased off the stage that’s led to a long battle against alcohol and benzodiazepines. There’s a reason he performed in front of almost 750,000 fans over the 2021 holiday season with the TSO. But most importantly, there’s a reason he can help addicts out of the wilderness. https://nateamor.com/ https://instagram.com/nateamormusic?utm_medium=copy_link
    1h 36m 21s
  • Ritch Shydner

    17 FEB. 2022 · Ritch Shydner rode the comedy boom in the 1980s to stardom, thanks to his dysfunctional childhood and quick wit. He became a regular on The Tonight Show when seven million people a night used to watch. Ritch also appeared in hit TV shows and movies. But his biggest role came when he beat addiction in 1985 and got sober. http://www.ritchshydner.com/
    1h 18m 46s
  • NFL's Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson

    10 FEB. 2022 · Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson was one of the best young players in the NFL. By the time he was 25-years old, he’d made the Pro Bowl and played in three Super Bowls (winning one) on America’s Team the Dallas Cowboys. But as his career evolved so did his addiction to cocaine. It started hanging out in Los Angeles with Richard Pryor and Marvin Gaye and ended with a love for crack and finally big trouble with the law. Now, almost 40 years sober, this former NFL star is winning at the game of life “one day at a time” and taking a lot of folks along with him. Incredible man, a fantastic podcast
    56m 10s
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    The Return of Wes Cunningham

    3 FEB. 2022 · Musician and actor Wes Cunningham returns to celebrate the one year anniversary of The Payoff and to talk about his last year, where he got away from what he did to get sober and descended into a dark time. Wes shares this experience and how he turned it around and got back on the beam.
    51m 44s
  • Rob Koebel

    27 ENE. 2022 · Rob Koebel appeared to have it all but as he racked up Emmy Awards and his career in TV News soared, he was spiraling into the depths of alcoholism. Then his ex-wife, a current CNN anchor, wrote a book that chronicled Rob’s behavior in addiction and triggered and event that led to an epic bottom. Today, Rob is nearly 10-years sober and is a staple in the Southern California recovery community and on the Universal Pictures lot. This is a podcast you don’t want to miss. https://www.robkoebel.com/about-me https://youtu.be/osFFQex-rtY https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07HHLKN9Z/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r
    1h 18m 33s
  • Jean McCarthy

    20 ENE. 2022 · Jean McCarthy is an award-winning blogger and podcaster who is best-known as a voice of recovery advocacy. She's a light and she's got experience on what it's like to stop drinking when your outsides look great but inside you're falling apart. Jean has another book coming out and is just a joy to talk with.
    1h 16m 55s

The Payoff is a look at the great life that awaits in sobriety on other side of addiction - but not without taking you through the madness first. Hosted by...

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