This week I have for you a conversation about shit that matters with unqualified people. Yes, this special series is back! This episode features writer, actor, and podcast host of Spiritual Asshole, Brendan Fitzgibbons. Our conversation covers a range of personal experiences, humorous anecdotes, and reflections on the complexities of self-help and therapy. We also share some of our most awkward and unforgettable dating stories.  

If you are new to this series, these episodes are less of an interview with a guest about their expertise and more about personal experiences about a given topic. However, as you’ll hear in this episode, Brendan pushes back on the notion that he is unqualified and makes a strong case debunking the title. As it were, the episode is full of funny, endearing, and insightful back-and-forth about self-help and dating.   

In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • Brendan offers his unique perspective on the unexpected turns in the journey of personal growth. (7:17)
  • Brendan answers the question, “Is it true that comedians tend to be the most fucked up people?” (22:31)
  • We share the weirdest first dates we’ve been on – including Brendan’s experience on a reality TV dating show! (26:00)
  • Tips for finding good coaches and healers that fit your needs and vibe (44:54)

Resources from this episode:
Get Coached by Andrea on the Podcast
Community Survey
Andrea on Brendan’s podcast, Spiritual Asshole
Brendan’s website
Brendan on Instagram

Book recommendations:
You know how I love a good personal development book, right? I’ve compiled a list of book recommendations, as mentioned in past episodes. Check out these amazing book recommendations here. Happy reading! 

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BRENDAN FITZGIBBONS is a Los Angeles writer, actor and host. He was a writer/performer on Comedy Central’s sketch show, ALTERNATINO, for tv and ComedyCentral.com. Previously, he was a writer on NBC/Bravo’s BLIND DATE, and was the head writer/performer for the Huffpost celebrity sketch series, CELEBS HAVE ISSUES, with over 40 million views.

As an actor, his work's appeared on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, South by Southwest, Tribeca Film Festival, MTV, Broadway Video, and Bravo. He's recorded tons of voiceovers and in 2021, he was the voice of the Samsung Galaxy phone. His podcast, “Spiritual Asshole” was named “Top Indie Podcast” by Stitcher in 2020 and 2021.

Brendan’s web series, 2040, was named, “Web Series to Watch” by IFC, HuffPost and Tube Filter. He’s also written digital series and online material for The Onion, The Onion Sports, McSweeney’s, College Humor, Rolling Stone and Vox. He was also named one of “NY Funniest!”