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HELP A HUMAN OUT

A podcast dedicated to helping people get through the hard things in life — one problem, one episode at a time. 


Hosted by Ms. Danielle. Executive produced by Nora McInerny.


RECENT EPISODES

The Kids Are Not All Right
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals 10-24. We don’t talk to our kids enough about mental health and suicide.
Black Story Month: Black Excellence
This special episode is a collection of stories from all over the country — including two little girls (who call Danielle mom) learning about their own Black girl magic.
Black Story Month: Growing Up Black with Jesse Ross
What does family mean to you? For Ms. Danielle, and a lot of us, family is everything. This week, Ms. Danielle talks with Jesse Ross about growing up, living in North Minneapolis and what it’s like raising Black babies in a racist world.

RECENT EPISODES

The Kids Are Not All Right
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals 10-24. We don’t talk to our kids enough about mental health and suicide.
Black Story Month: Black Excellence
This special episode is a collection of stories from all over the country — including two little girls (who call Danielle mom) learning about their own Black girl magic.
Black Story Month: Growing Up Black with Jesse Ross
What does family mean to you? For Ms. Danielle, and a lot of us, family is everything. This week, Ms. Danielle talks with Jesse Ross about growing up, living in North Minneapolis and what it’s like raising Black babies in a racist world.

ALL EPISODES

The Kids Are Not All Right
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals 10-24. We don’t talk to our kids enough about mental health and suicide.
Black Story Month: Black Excellence
This special episode is a collection of stories from all over the country — including two little girls (who call Danielle mom) learning about their own Black girl magic.
Black Story Month: Growing Up Black with Jesse Ross
What does family mean to you? For Ms. Danielle, and a lot of us, family is everything. This week, Ms. Danielle talks with Jesse Ross about growing up, living in North Minneapolis and what it’s like raising Black babies in a racist world.
Black Story Month:
“Can I touch your hair?” “You don’t talk Black.” “You’re pretty for a Black girl.” These are all examples of microaggressions — nasty little comments that get said to Black women every single day and that add up to major trauma.
Black Story Month: Racism in Medicine with Dr. Tosin Odunsi
The stats don’t lie: Racial inequality in the health care field is a real problem. How did we get to this point? And what do we do going forward? Dr. Tosin Odunsi, answers these questions and more.
Help Me Blend My Family
What makes a family? It’s not just one mom, one dad, 2.5 kids and miscellaneous pets. We asked the (now grown-up) baby of a big, blended family to talk to us answer Brenda's question about blending families.
Gaslit: Black in 2021
Host Ms. Danielle is a Black woman who can see our nation’s capitol building from her roof. In this episode, Ms. Danielle shares exactly what went through her mind as the riot at the US Capitol unfolded and her reflections. Listen. Learn. Grow. And stop gaslighting Black people.
How Do I Talk to My Partner About Sex? with Shaun Galanos
We’re going to have “the talk” — except this time, it’s the full version. Love Coach and host of "The Love Drive," Shaun Galanos is here to teach us how to have open and honest conversations about sex and intimacy with our partners.
How Do I Make the Decision to Stop Drinking? with Laura McKowen
We all have vices. For some of us, it’s eating fried food, biting our nails or binge-watching bad reality TV. But how do we figure out if the things we find comfort in have become a problem?
My Ex Is Trans; Help Me Build a Relationship with Them? with Amanda Jetté Knox
After almost 10 years of marriage, Angela’s now ex-spouse came out as trans. She still has a lot of love for this person and they are raising a child together, but Angela has a lot of questions and she’s feeling really isolated. But she isn’t alone. 
How Do I Get My Partner to Go to Therapy?
Sarah’s partner lost his dad about two years ago. He’s still struggling with that loss. Sarah’s struggling too because she wants to help but doesn’t know how. How can she get him to go to therapy? 
How Do I Talk to My Son About His Dead Father? with Leslie Streeter
Sarah just had a baby. She also just lost her husband. When your child won’t remember the parent they lost, how do you help them know that person in their imperfect entirety?
Politics, Apologies and Family with Sarah Stewart Holland
Sarah Stewart Holland knows all about talking politics and how touchy of a subject it can be... especially with family... especially around the holidays.
How to Stop Caring About What Others Think About You, with Ryan Anderson
Ryan, a former Christian Brother, knows what it means to make big changes and choices in the face of judgment from others.
Divorce, Betrayal and Moving Forward, with Ms. Danielle
When your entire life plan is upended by divorce and betrayal, how do you move forward? How do you heal? Can you ever love again?