The Robin Smith Show

Robin Smith

The Robin Smith Show is a comedy podcast where therapist/musician Robin Smith interviews guests and rambles about relationships, psychedelics, and the creative arts. read less

#127 Eric W. Brown
Aug 21 2023
#127 Eric W. Brown
Today I sit down with Eric W. Brown. Eric is a drummer, audio designer and award-winning video game composer currently based in Denver, CO. He has been touring the world as a member of various bands for over 14 years. He is the full-time drummer of Nekrogoblikon, Swashbuckle and Wizardthrone, and also holds down a full-time position as composer and audio director at Sabotage Studio, an independent game studio from Québec City, Canada. Their first project The Messenger released in 2018, and their current project Sea Of Stars raised over $1.6 million CAD in the midst of a pandemic, making history as one of the most successful Canadian video game Kickstarter campaigns of all time…and oh yea, Sea of Stars gets released on all platforms August 29th. Get ready!Check out Eric's work:Nekrogoblikon : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsMKOx6fumcWizardthrone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqg37F6RhtMRainbowdragoneyes: http://www.rainbowdragoneyes.comSwashbuckle: https://swashbuckleband.bandcamp.com/Sabotage Studio: https://sabotagestudio.com/The Messenger: https://themessengergame.com/Sea of Stars: https://seaofstarsgame.co/Insta: http://instagram.com/ericwbrownovfire*LOCAL LISTENERS*Sarah Boone's Mental Health Hiking group starts this September! Learn more at:https://www.sarahboonecounseling.com/retreatsworkshops--Get in touch by sending a message to robinsmithshow@gmail.com or by calling the hotline at +1 (301) 458-0883Listeners of The Robin Smith Show can now become a supporter on Patreonpatreon.com/therobinsmithshowJoin Team Robley on Kiva and help expand financial access to underserved communities
#126 Kristen Lampert
Aug 7 2023
#126 Kristen Lampert
Kristen Lampert is the Founder of Parental Shift Coaching, a mental fitness coaching practice that inspires high-performing parents to be more present and positive at home. Kristen also serves as TalentRise’s principal leadership coach. She has actively coached and mentored CEOs and leadership teams over the last 18 years as the head of HR in the financial services, private equity, and legal services industries. She holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from DePaul University and a BA in International Relations, Speech, and Spanish from Bradley University. Kristen is a PQ Coach ® who leverages the great work of Positive Intelligence to spark sustainable transformations for her clients. She has both CPCC and PCC coach certifications and served as the President of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Charlotte Area Chapter. Kristen lives in Charlotte, NC and is a proud mama to an emotionally intelligent and eternally energetic seven-year-old boy. Check out her work:https://parentalshiftcoaching.com/Follow her on Social Media:Insta @parentalshiftcoachingFB @parentalshiftcoachingTikTok @parentalshiftcoaching*LOCAL LISTENERS*Sarah Boone's Mental Health Hiking group starts this September! Learn more at:https://www.sarahboonecounseling.com/retreatsworkshops--Get in touch by sending a message to robinsmithshow@gmail.com or by calling the hotline at +1 (301) 458-0883Listeners of The Robin Smith Show can now become a supporter on Patreonpatreon.com/therobinsmithshowJoin Team Robley on Kiva and help expand financial access to underserved communities
#125 Dr. Julie Bindeman
Jul 31 2023
#125 Dr. Julie Bindeman
Dr. Julie Bindeman graduated from the George Washington University and is the co-owner of Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington in Rockville, Maryland. Her specialty is in the field of Reproductive Psychology, where she actively writes, lectures, and presents.  She is a consultant in training in EMDR through EMDRIA. She has served on several committees within the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and was just elected to its Executive Committee.  She served as a former Board Member of the Maryland Psychological Association for over 10 years. Dr. Bindeman is a member of multiple organizations focused on Maternal and Reproductive Mental Health and was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Maternal Mental Health Task Force. She was recently awarded the Karl Heiser Award for her legislative efforts on behalf of psychology. Dr. Bindeman has published several chapters and articles pertaining to Reproductive Psychology.Learn more about Dr. Julie Bindemanhttps://greaterwashingtontherapy.com/courseshttps://greaterwashingtontherapy.com/julie-bindeman-psyd/https://greaterwashingtontherapy.com/understanding-perinatal-mood-issues-when-is-it-a-problem/Follow her on social mediaTwitter: @drjulieb @ITGWTherapyFacebook: @drbindeman @ITGW2007Psychological and Medical Perspectives on Fertility Care and Sexual Health1st Edition - October 21, 2021Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis: The Burden of Choice 1st ed. 2015 Edition*LOCAL LISTENERS*Sarah Boone's Mental Health Hiking group starts this September! Learn more at:https://www.sarahboonecounseling.com/retreatsworkshops--Get in touch by sending a message to robinsmithshow@gmail.com or by calling the hotline at +1 (301) 458-0883Listeners of The Robin Smith Show can now become a supporter on Patreonpatreon.com/therobinsmithshowJoin Team Robley on Kiva and help expand financial access to underserved communities
#124 Gerhard Grieb
Jul 24 2023
#124 Gerhard Grieb
Gerhard Grieb was born into a refugee family from Eastern Europe, emigrating into Germany in 1946, the year he was born, and into the US in 1956. After completing public education in the Philadelphia suburbs, he attended college for 2 years when he was drafted into the Army. He served 1 year in Vietnam and then returned to finish his BA. He went on to get a Master's at U of Md. and dropped out of the PhD program in 1977 to begin working for the Postal Service. He served as VP and editor of the Letter Carrier's local until then switched to become an Electronic Technician. He was married in 1970, divorced in 1980 then remarried to the same woman in 1982 to the present. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 and retired at that time. He lived in Takoma Park from 1973 until 1987 and has lived in Sandy Spring since.Check out Gerhard's extensive website detailing many documents, letters home, stories, photos, videos, and other essays related to the war.https://coredawg.tripod.com/A snippet from Thoughts on Viet Nam:"We were forced out of the area under pressure and set up a perimeter around the area and spent the night there as artillery pounded the area through- out  the  night.  As a fighterbomber flew over the area at dawn, a sole  machine-gunner opened up on it.  The rest of the unit, to our surprise, had managed to slip away during the night, under cover of the nipa palms which hung over the river to their back.  When we swept through the abandoned camp we found that the dead we had seen there the previous day had been buried by their comrades, despite the massive artillery fire of the night. I kept the flag and turned in the rest of the pack to S-2  when we returned to camp."How Sesame Street is helping Ukrainian children traumatized by war--Get in touch by sending a message to robinsmithshow@gmail.com or by calling the hotline at +1 (301) 458-0883Listeners of The Robin Smith Show can now become a supporter on Patreonpatreon.com/therobinsmithshowJoin Team Robley on Kiva and help expand financial access to underserved communities
#121 Josh Foster (Rebroadcast)
Jul 3 2023
#121 Josh Foster (Rebroadcast)
Today on the show I sit down with Nashville's finest, Josh Foster. Josh is currently the Chief Marketing Officer for a substance abuse and mental health treatment organization named JourneyPure.  He was the front man of Parachute Musical based out of Nashville Tennessee where he has lived since 2007.  After years of touring, writing and recording for Parachute Musical and his solo project, Josh found a life of sobriety and the opportunity to give that gift back to his community.Josh and I get into:How he became obsessed with music and how that has changed over his lifeWhat inspired and accompanied the process of writing parachute musical songsHis struggle with addiction and sobrietyHis experiences growing up in the Jehovah’s Witness faith tradition, how leaving the faith affected family relationships and ultimately took him to Nashville, TNHow he got into the business of interventions, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and his work at JourneyPureAnd much moreSpeaking of those indie country vibe songs that were never released, in this episode, an exclusive listen of two Josh Foster gems  - "This Isn’t the End" and "Heart Around Yours".Check out his work and learn more:https://parachutemusical.bandcamp.com/musichttps://journeypure.com/@joshfoster1234--Get in touch by sending a message to robinsmithshow@gmail.com or by calling the hotline at +1 (301) 458-0883Listeners of The Robin Smith Show can now become a supporter on Patreonpatreon.com/therobinsmithshowJoin Team Robley on Kiva and help expand financial access to underserved communities
#120 Eric W. Brown (Rebroadcast)
Jun 26 2023
#120 Eric W. Brown (Rebroadcast)
(Exciting, June 2023 **UPDATES** at the bottom)Today I sit down with Eric W. Brown. Eric is a drummer, audio designer and award-winning video game composer currently based in Denver, CO. He has been touring the world as a member of various bands for over 14 years. He is the full-time drummer of Nekrogoblikon, Swashbuckle and Wizardthrone, and also holds down a full-time position as composer and audio director at Sabotage Studio, an independent game studio from Québec City, Canada. Their first project The Messenger released in 2018, and their current project Sea Of Stars raised over $1.6 million CAD in the midst of a pandemic, making history as one of the most successful Canadian video game Kickstarter campaigns of all time.Eric and I get into:His work at sabotage studios and the hotly anticipated release of sea of starsThe attraction of writing chip tune musicHow rainbow dragon eyes blew up (no thanks to Linked In)How he got into music at a young ageBeing in a committed romantic relationship with a touring musicianHow Eric is able to cash checks made out to The Legendary Pirate KingHis work doing sound design and mixing audio for video gamesCheck out his work!Nekrogoblikon : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsMKOx6fumcWizardthrone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqg37F6RhtMRainbowdragoneyes: http://www.rainbowdragoneyes.comSwashbuckle: https://swashbuckleband.bandcamp.com/Sabotage Studio: https://sabotagestudio.com/The Messenger: https://themessengergame.com/Sea of Stars: https://seaofstarsgame.co/Insta: http://instagram.com/ericwbrownovfire**UPDATE**Eric: "After a couple years of working on #seaofstars as the sole member of the audio department, I realized I needed a lifeline to help with the increasingly daunting task of creating audio for a game no less than 4 times bigger than what I did by myself in 2018 with The Messenger. I gave Jake (@olbigleg) a call asking if he’d be interested in helping out, and within a month he’d learned the tools on his own and was ready to jump into the fire. Starting at only one day a week, he moved up to two and then three as production ramped up. Together we’ve created over 19,000 audio assets and collaborated on several tunes currently in game. Over the past 2 months our bands completed our second tour together and at the last show I wanted to get a selfie together while they were on stage playing for 800 people in Los Angeles. Here is that selfie (See @ericborwnovfire). Sea of Stars releases on August 29 on every platform. Play it with the sound on. Follow your dreams."ICYMI - Listen to #116 TRSS 05-28-2023 to hear tracks from Nekrogoblikon and Robin's experience seeing them on their most recent Goblin Mode tour. Enjoy!
#119 Kate Alcamo
Jun 19 2023
#119 Kate Alcamo
Kate Alcamo is a licensed clinical couple and family therapist and founder of Family Therapy Center of Bethesda who specializes in working with adolescents, young adults and adults with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-worth, and challenges related to divorce. Kate also provides both parent and divorce coaching. Kate recently co-founded The Confidence Coaches with Allison Cohn of Cohn Counseling which provides unique group therapy experiences that foster growth and empowerment for people of all ages, genders, and abilities through participation in structured, out-of-office activities. Kate is a certified cognitive behavioral therapist for children and adolescents and is trained in EMDR. Kate is also a trained collaborative divorce professional. In addition to clinical work, Kate is active in the professional community. She is a Clinical & Founding Member of Metro MFT, and the current secretary on Montgomery County’s Collaborative Divorce Resolution Professionals (CDRP) Board. She is also an Approved Supervisor.Learn more about Kate and her work - and don't forget to sign up for her newsletter!https://familytherapyllc.com/FB @familytherapycenterbethesdaInsta @familytherapycenterofbethesda--Get in touch by sending a message to robinsmithshow@gmail.com or by calling the hotline at +1 (301) 458-0883Listeners of The Robin Smith Show can now become a supporter on Patreonpatreon.com/therobinsmithshowJoin Team Robley on Kiva and help expand financial access to underserved communities
#117 Marilyn B. Spenadel (Rebroadcast)
Jun 5 2023
#117 Marilyn B. Spenadel (Rebroadcast)
Marilyn Binstock Spenadel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and MD board Approved Clinical counseling Supervisor. She is also the creator of Authentically U Counseling, LLC and the HOLISTIC WELLNESS ENRICHMENT CENTER. She provides self-care workshops and in-person and virtual therapy sessions. Her therapeutic style and teachings can support you in healing connections to nurture mental and physical illnesses.  You can work with her to learn how to savor your mindful moments and/or to let go of what’s emotionally stuck to move on from embedded traumas and triggers. - and your really going to want to check out her article that I’ve linked to in the show notes on the Advanced Integrative Therapy work that she has specialized in for over a decade. She is also the current President of the Maryland's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling or MASERVIC. Her bi-weekly spiritual support groups for all helping professional's is open to anyone who is interested - again you can find the link to that in the show notes. And this Spring, the Spiritual Oneness Summit (SOS) will be offered through the Maryland Counseling Association and MASERVIC.Marilyn is the first guest to lead a meditation on the show. She takes us on a meditative journey in the Podcast to connect you to your breath and inner light.  She feels this can be a great internal resource to find calm, to help people nurture and uplift their authentic-self and connections with the bigger picture and life.Learn more about Marilyn:www.authenticallyu.orgAdvanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) trauma and acceptance workFollow her onLinkedinPsychology TodayFB AUTHENTICALLY U! & HOLISTIC WELLNESS ENRICHMENT CENTERFebruary 1 Bi-Weekly VIRTUAL Spirituality Peer Support Group for Counselors and All Helping ProfessionalsMCA MASERVIC - Maryland's Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in CounselingInterested in connecting with Marilyn?Reach out marilynspenadel@gmail.com or (240) 426-8344--Team Robley is excited to announce that listeners of The Robin Smith Show can now join our Kiva Lending Team and help us in our effort to bring more good into being!Join Team Robley on Kiva!
#115 Dr. George Whitehead
May 22 2023
#115 Dr. George Whitehead
George Whitehead is emeritus professor of Psychology at Salisbury University. His career at SU spanned 44 years. During those years he taught many excellent students, served as Department Chair and on committees at SU and in the community. He helped start the AmeriCorps program at SU. Working on this program reinforced his belief in the power of service learning. He revised several courses to include service learning and co-authored two books on service learning. He has also co-authored articles on topics that include climate change, social psychology textbooks, and self-presentation. He earned his Ph. D. in Social Psychology from University of Massachusetts-Amherst. During his career he has received a number of awards. These include the Alumni Association’s Faculty Appreciation Award, the USM Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service, and The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Chairman’s Award. He and his wife have two children and three grandchildren.Listen to us discuss:Conformity and crowd dynamicsThe bystander effectFreewill vs. determinismThe halo effectSelf fulfilling prophecyLearn more about Dr. Whitehead:The Nabb CenterConnect with him on LinkedIn--Get in touch by sending a message to robinsmithshow@gmail.com or by calling the hotline at +1 (301) 458-0883Listeners of The Robin Smith Show can now become a supporter on Patreonpatreon.com/therobinsmithshowJoin Team Robley on Kiva and help expand financial access to underserved communities