CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians Podcast
Winner of 2021 “People’s Choice” Podcast Award
New episodes feature James Arthur & Sal Rodriguez of WAR
CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians Podcast and host Mari Fong has won a 2021 “People’s Choice” Podcast Award for “Best Asian Hosted Podcast.” The CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast now ranks in the top 3% of podcasts in worldwide listenership with loyal listeners in 75 countries and 1371 cities around the world.
“I’m especially proud to be in this category because it was my parents, my Chinese Father and my Japanese Mother, who instilled in me a strong work ethic, creativity, and gave me the love and confidence I needed to live a joyful, positive life. With a career as a music journalist and in healthcare, being the host and producer of the CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians Podcast came naturally for me, but having experienced depression and anxiety, first hand, was really the catalyst,” says podcast host Mari Fong.
Todd Cochrane, Founder of The People’s Choice Podcast Awards & CEO of Blubrry Podcasting, adds, “The Podcast Awards were started in 2005 as a way to honor podcasters globally with an emphasis on letting the audience pick the nominees and also pick the winners. We randomly pick from a selection of 10,000 listeners and 500 podcasters – they ones that do the final voting on the final slate of shows.”
The CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians Podcast is where notable musicians and experts share mental health solutions for wellness. Producer and host Mari Fong has interviewed a variety of notable musicians such as Linda Ronstadt, Fred Armisen and Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage, along with world-renowned mental health experts and specialists from around the globe.
New episodes feature “Say You Won’t Let Go” singer-songwriter James Arthur and mental health expert Adi Jaffe, PhD, author of the book, The Abstinence Myth: A New Approach For Overcoming Addiction Without Shame, Judgment Or Rules. Together, they share real-world and professional solutions for depression, panic attacks and addiction recovery.
Drummer for the legendary latin funk band WAR, Sal Rodriguez, known for hits such as “Lowrider,” “The Cisco Kid,” and “Spill The Wine,” and addiction expert Jeff Duke, founder of Christ Powered Recovery, are also featured on the CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast. Together, they share real-world and professional solutions for overcoming obsessive-compulsive behaviors and addiction recovery.
The CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast YouTube Channel features longer, “unedited” musician interviews and a “Mental Health Education Series” that features more in-depth interviews with mental health experts on a variety of mood disorders and topics.