The HoneyDew with Ryan Sickler

Ryan Sickler

The HoneyDew is a storytelling podcast hosted by comedian, Ryan Sickler. Inspired by Ryan's adverse upbringing, the show focuses on highlighting and laughing at the lowlights of life. read less

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The HoneyDew with Ryan Sickler podcast regales listeners with life's tribulations. Episodes feature special guests who tell stories about low points in their lives. Stand-up comedians, TV personalities, and adept storytellers join Ryan Sickler in commiserating. Through each tale, they find something to laugh at. As Ryan knows, laughter does make things a little better.

Ryan has performed on The Joe Rogan Experience, Viceland's Party Legends, and Comedy Central. In 2018, his comedy album became No. 1 on the Billboard charts. While a successful comedian, he is no stranger to challenging experiences. One was a health scare that had fans concerned. Despite this setback, Ryan is still delighting listeners with HoneyDew.

So how did the podcast get its name? One day, Ryan discovered that no one touches their honeydew. They eat their other fruit and throw it away. "I'm a honeydew!" he realized. Ryan's message may help listeners everywhere through unbearable experiences. Divorce, the death of loved ones, and career losses can all make someone feel thrown away.

Podcast guests include Bert Kreischer, Taylor Tomlinson, and Mark Normand. Tom Segura tells Ryan about overdosing in college and his experience in rehab. He then offers advice to his younger self that might have saved him some trouble. In another episode, Chris Distefano shares about growing up with his father in jail. How did he develop a close relationship with his dad? In what ways did that shape Chris' own experience of fatherhood?

Chelcie Lynn has similar stories to share. She grew up in poverty with parents who were abusive addicts. Her grandmother raised her. Chelcie recalls smelling her first dead body at 11 years old. But some guests provide less traumatic tales. Kelsey Cook talks about irritable bowel syndrome, waxing, and losing a job over a lousy text message.

The HoneyDew with Ryan Sickler podcast offers laughter through hardship. Its stories may delight and disturb listeners. Either way, the show wants to entertain. Laughter is the best medicine here. New episodes appear weekly.

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Episodes

Dan St. Germain - St. GermainDew
4d ago
Dan St. Germain - St. GermainDew
This week, my HoneyDew guest is Dan St. Germain! Don't miss his latest special, "Dance Fatty, Dance!", now available on YouTube. You can also catch him on shows like "This is Not Happening", "Conan", and "The Roast of Ric Flair". Dan joins me to Highlight the Lowlights of grappling with sobriety, recounting his recent relapse, the role alcohol has played through his family, and the loss of his mother. From performing comedy at a detox center to becoming a patient himself, Dan describes his experience with rehab this time around. He candidly shares a moment when his father's alcohol-induced illness led him to believe Tina Fey was pursuing him. Delving further into his emotions, Dan opens up about the guilt he's wrestled with since his mother's passing. SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE and watch full episodes of The Dew every toozdee! https://youtube.com/@rsickler SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON, The HoneyDew with Y’all, where I Highlight the Lowlights with Y’all! You now get audio and video of The HoneyDew a day early, ad-free at no additional cost! It’s only $5/month! Sign up for a year and get a month free! https://www.patreon.com/TheHoneyDew What’s your story?? Submit at honeydewpodcast@gmail.com CATCH ME ON TOUR https://www.ryansickler.com/tour Get Your HoneyDew Gear Today! https://shop.ryansickler.com/ Ringtones Are Available Now! https://www.apple.com/itunes/ http://ryansickler.com/ https://thehoneydewpodcast.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO THE CRABFEAST PODCAST https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-crabfeast-with-ryan-sickler-and-jay-larson/id1452403187 SPONSORS: The Farmer’s Dog -Get 50% off your first box plus free shipping when you go to https://www.TheFarmersDog.com/HONEYDEW
Rachel Feinstein - FeinsteinDew
Jun 3 2024
Rachel Feinstein - FeinsteinDew
My HoneyDew this week is Rachel Feinstein! Make sure to catch her new special, “Big Guy,” on Netflix now! Rachel joins me to Highlight the Lowlights of relationships throughout her life. Starting with her father, Howie, a civil rights attorney turned blues musician, who started his own band called "The Vomitones" and loved goofing around. We dive into Rachel’s past of being addicted to addicts, trying to find love in people who were not interested (even if she went as far as naming a pet rock after them), and how she ended up finding her husband. Rachel opens up about what married life has been like and how friends, family, and fans have helped her better understand certain experiences of being married to a firefighter. SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE and watch full episodes of The Dew every toozdee! https://youtube.com/@rsickler SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON, The HoneyDew with Y’all, where I Highlight the Lowlights with Y’all! You now get audio and video of The HoneyDew a day early, ad-free at no additional cost! It’s only $5/month! Sign up for a year and get a month free! https://www.patreon.com/TheHoneyDew What’s your story?? Submit at honeydewpodcast@gmail.com CATCH ME ON TOUR https://www.ryansickler.com/tour Get Your HoneyDew Gear Today! https://shop.ryansickler.com/ Ringtones Are Available Now! https://www.apple.com/itunes/ http://ryansickler.com/ https://thehoneydewpodcast.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO THE CRABFEAST PODCAST https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-crabfeast-with-ryan-sickler-and-jay-larson/id1452403187 SPONSORS: BetterHelp -The HoneyDew is sponsored by BetterHelp, get 10% off your first month at https://www.Betterhelp.com/HONEYDEW Liquid I.V. -Get 20% off your order when you shop better hydration at https://www.LiquidIV.com and use code HONEYDEW
Ali Siddiq - HoneySiddiq
May 27 2024
Ali Siddiq - HoneySiddiq
My HoneyDew this week is Ali Siddiq! Make sure to catch his new special "The Domino Effect 3: First Day of School" on YouTube right now! Also check out his other specials on YouTube as well as his stories on Ari Shaffir's "This Is Not Happening. Ali returns to Highlight the Lowlights of the challenges he faced as a convicted felon incarcerated in prison. We discuss how mixing violent and non-violent offenders makes for a dangerous booking process. Ali explains just how important prison workouts are, and the creative ways prisoners come up with getting their reps in. Ali also reflects on the lingering effects that prison has after regaining freedom, the role his family and loved ones played in helping him lower his guard after being released, and what it means for him to be genuinely happy with life now. SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE and watch full episodes of The Dew every toozdee! https://youtube.com/@rsickler SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON, The HoneyDew with Y’all, where I Highlight the Lowlights with Y’all! You now get audio and video of The HoneyDew a day early, ad-free at no additional cost! It’s only $5/month! Sign up for a year and get a month free! https://www.patreon.com/TheHoneyDew What’s your story?? Submit at honeydewpodcast@gmail.com CATCH ME ON TOUR https://www.ryansickler.com/tour Get Your HoneyDew Gear Today! https://shop.ryansickler.com/ Ringtones Are Available Now! https://www.apple.com/itunes/ http://ryansickler.com/ https://thehoneydewpodcast.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO THE CRABFEAST PODCAST https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-crabfeast-with-ryan-sickler-and-jay-larson/id1452403187 SPONSORS: Rocket Money -Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://www.RocketMoney.com/HONEYDEW Mack Weldon -Get 20% off your first order at https://www.MackWeldon.com when you use code HONEYDEW DraftKings -Download the NEW DraftKings Pick Six app now using code HONEYDEW and take on the competition with your best NBA player picks!
Will Sasso - HoneySasso
May 20 2024
Will Sasso - HoneySasso
My Honeydew this week is comedian Will Sasso! (Mad TV, Young Sheldon, Loudermilk) Will Highlights the Lowlights of growing up in a small suburb in British Columbia with parents who immigrated from Naples, Italy before World War 2. We dive into Will’s childhood and his love for fine arts and theater. (Enough love to recruit his football team into their school's production of 'West Side Story') Both Ryan and Will share personal stories of what it can mean to have a teacher really believe in you. Will also opens up about battling with clinical depression throughout life, shedding light on his own personal journey to find what has helped him best. SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE and watch full episodes of The Dew every toozdee! https://youtube.com/@rsickler SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON, The HoneyDew with Y’all, where I Highlight the Lowlights with Y’all! You now get audio and video of The HoneyDew a day early, ad-free at no additional cost! It’s only $5/month! Sign up for a year and get a month free! https://www.patreon.com/TheHoneyDew What’s your story?? Submit at honeydewpodcast@gmail.com CATCH ME ON TOUR https://www.ryansickler.com/tour Get Your HoneyDew Gear Today! https://shop.ryansickler.com/ Ringtones Are Available Now! https://www.apple.com/itunes/ http://ryansickler.com/ https://thehoneydewpodcast.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO THE CRABFEAST PODCAST https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-crabfeast-with-ryan-sickler-and-jay-larson/id1452403187 SPONSORS: Mando -Get $5 off a Starter Pack when you use code HONEYDEW at https://www.ShopMando.com Liquid I.V. -Get 20% off your order when you shop better hydration at https://www.LiquidIV.com and use code HONEYDEW The Farmer’s Dog -Get 50% off your first box plus free shipping when you go to https://www.TheFarmersDog.com/HONEYDEW
Todd Glass - GlassDew
May 13 2024
Todd Glass - GlassDew
My Honeydew this week is veteran comedian Todd Glass! (Ten Year Old Tom, Act Happy) Todd Highlights the Lowlights of losing his mother to cancer abruptly, and what helping her through those last few days were like. Todd also shares his deep-seated love and thrill for performing comedy, looking at his grief to reflect on how this tragedy is driving him to pursue his passion project now more than ever. SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE and watch full episodes of The Dew every toozdee! https://youtube.com/@rsickler SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON, The HoneyDew with Y’all, where I Highlight the Lowlights with Y’all! You now get audio and video of The HoneyDew a day early, ad-free at no additional cost! It’s only $5/month! Sign up for a year and get a month free! https://www.patreon.com/TheHoneyDew What’s your story?? Submit at honeydewpodcast@gmail.com CATCH ME ON TOUR https://www.ryansickler.com/tour Get Your HoneyDew Gear Today! https://shop.ryansickler.com/ Ringtones Are Available Now! https://www.apple.com/itunes/ http://ryansickler.com/ https://thehoneydewpodcast.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO THE CRABFEAST PODCAST https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-crabfeast-with-ryan-sickler-and-jay-larson/id1452403187 SPONSORS: Cozy Earth -Get up to 35% off site wide when you use code HONEYDEW at https://www.cozyearth.com Rocket Money -Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions by going to https://www.RocketMoney.com/HONEYDEW The Farmer’s Dog -Get 50% off your first box plus free shipping when you go to https://www.TheFarmersDog.com/HONEYDEW
Nadav Itzkowitz - HoneyNadav
May 6 2024
Nadav Itzkowitz - HoneyNadav
Nadav Itzkowitz returns to Highlight his Lowlights, from his fascination with gambling to the unexpected ownership of a crypto racehorse dubbed "Kent Blazemore." He takes us on a journey through his mishaps, from a failed internship at NBC Universal leading to a summer stint as a courtesy clerk at Vons Supermarket, to the the time her keyed a car in the 10th grade.  Nadav also touches on how life has been following his resignation from the role of executive producer at Your Mom's House Podcast with Tom Segura and Christina P., 2 Bears 1 Cave, and YMH Studios. He also talks about his time in the emergency room treating an umbilical hernia shortly after losing his health insurance. SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE and watch full episodes of The Dew every toozdee! https://youtube.com/@rsickler SUBSCRIBE TO MY PATREON, The HoneyDew with Y’all, where I Highlight the Lowlights with Y’all! You now get audio and video of The HoneyDew a day early, ad-free at no additional cost! It’s only $5/month! Sign up for a year and get a month free! https://www.patreon.com/TheHoneyDew What’s your story?? Submit at honeydewpodcast@gmail.com CATCH ME ON TOUR https://www.ryansickler.com/tour Los Angeles, CA | May 12th Miami, FL | June 7th & 8th Get Your HoneyDew Gear Today! https://shop.ryansickler.com/ Ringtones Are Available Now! https://www.apple.com/itunes/ http://ryansickler.com/ https://thehoneydewpodcast.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO THE CRABFEAST PODCAST https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-crabfeast-with-ryan-sickler-and-jay-larson/id1452403187 SPONSORS: BetterHelp -The HoneyDew is sponsored by BetterHelp, get 10% off your first month at https://www.Betterhelp.com/HONEYDEW The Perfect Jean -F%*k your khakis and get The Perfect Jean 15% off with the code HONEYDEW15 at https://www.theperfectjean.nyc/HONEYDEW15 #theperfectjeanpod Liquid I.V. -Get 20% off ANYTHING you order when you go to https://www.LiquidIV.com and use code HONEYDEW DraftKings -Download the NEW DraftKings Pick Six app now using code HONEYDEW and take on the competition with your best NBA player picks!