The Candor Report Podcast

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The Hosts

Sharon Simon

Comedian, Producer, Vegan, Mental Health Peer Advocate, Wedding Officiant, Animal Activist, Thriving with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Sean Brennan

Founder/Executive Director Brain Food Garden Project, Omnivore, Mental Health Peer Advocate, Food Policy Wonk, Queer Urban Farmer, Food Justice Crusader, Thriving with Manic Depression

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Join Our Candid Conversation...

The Candor Report started as a Brain Food Garden Project social media hashtag #CandorSavesLives in 2015 as a means for peers living with mental health concerns to bust stigma and share their wellness tools and mental health stories with each other. This informational podcast will create an honest dialogue intersecting the Mental Health and Food Justice communities. Promoting a peer centric view on how gardening and making healthier food choices advance transformational healing. The program starts with the “Digging Deep“ segment where the hosts break down the mental health and Food Justice hot topics of the day. During the second segment of each show, ”Candid Chat,” the hosts interview a guest who are experts in their fields, ranging from Mental Health Peer Advocates, Mental Health/Horticultural Therapists, Chefs, to Food Justice Advocates, Farmers and Urban Gardeners, Politicians, Thought Leaders, Neuroscientists and more. Each show concludes with the hosts asking the guest(s) of the day a random selection of rapid fire questions from our “Candor Questionnaire,” our homage to the famous Proust Questionnaire.


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Diana Bekatoros Photography

Logo art  by Pixie Yates

Continue The Candid Conversation

After the podcast continue the conversation with co-hosts Sharon Simon & Sean Brennan

Season Two

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Peer to Peer: A Conversation With Our Movements Most Transformational Leaders

Episode 1

Guest: Leon Tsao

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Digging Deep A Conversation with Author Fran Sorin

Episode 2

Guest: Fran Sorin

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The Peer Relationship to Food: A Look at Our Food Choice and Mental Health Through Harm Reduction

Episode 3

Guest: Kira Labinger 

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Inventive: Product Design Solutions for Those Living With Social and Public Speaking Anxiety

Episode 4

Guest: Eugenia Ramos

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Laughing at Pain: A Discussion of the Relationship Between Mental Health & Stand Up

Episode 5

Guests: Comedians Preston Gitlin & Joe Matarese

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Mental Health Peer Advocacy: Conveying Our Message, Expanding Our Movement

Episode 6

Guests: Ivanna Bond, Dan Frey

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Season One

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Merging Grassroots Forces: Mental Health & Food Justice

Episode 1

Guests: Celia Brown & Hillary Lindsay

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The Food & Beverage Industry: A Need for Mental Health First Aid

Episode 2

Guest: Chef Annette Tomei

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World Food Day: Celebrating the Healing Power of Food

Episode 3

Guest: Claire Hartten 

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Integrative Medicine: Awakening the Medical Model to Person Centered Recovery

Episode 4

Guests: Melissa Olson &  Erica Christensen 

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Peer to Peer: A Conversation With Our Movements Most Transformational Leader

Episode 5

Guest: Lyle Schmerz

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Healing Voices:  A Different Perspective on Hearing Outside of Ourselves

Episode 6

Guest: Heather Carlucci 

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