Mai FM morning host Tegan Yorwarth had her first panic attack at 14. She had no idea what it was at the time. “Even when I was a teenager, it wasn’t normal to have anxiety or depression - we weren’t having those conversations.”
About a year ago, she opened up about her mental health journey on air and says it was “the best thing I could have done”.
In this episode of Eating Fried Chicken in the Shower, Tegan joins James Nokise to talk about keeping strange hours, getting strange messages and dealing with strange expectations.
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 is made possible by the RNZ / NZ on Air Innovation Fund