“Why should it be embarrassing or shameful to have horrible shit happen in your life? Everyone has horrible shit in their lives. It’s such a relief to be able to get that out of yourself and out into the world.”

The Fan Brigade’s Amanda Kennedy on overcoming shame and opening up about mental health struggles.

In this episode she joins the other half of her comedy duo, Livi Reihana, along with comedian James Nokise, to talk about finding yourself, finding some help and finding your best friend.

About Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower

Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower is a podcast series where depressed alcoholic comedian James Nokise invites famous people into his mental health safe space, for a finger-licking chat about headspace and happiness.

“Through the magic of takeaways and running water, it turns out my mental health safe space is eating fried chicken in the shower,” says James. 

This season he talks to members of SWIDT and rapper Church, Creamerie creators Roseanne Liang and Perlina Lau, comedians Joe Daymond and The Fan Brigade and Coven House Mother Moe Laga as well as media personalities Tegan Yorwarth (Mai FM), Henry Hohenberger (Niu FM) and Oscar Kightley. Check back every week for a new episode. 

Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower is made possible by the RNZ / NZ on Air Innovation Fund.

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