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Resilience with Dane Cook

Season 1, Ep. 11

US comedy legend Dane Cook joins me on the podcast this week to discuss finding resilience and joy in the toughest times imaginable. This truly is an episode that you don't want to miss!

As a stand-up comic, Dane Cook was the second comedian ever (after Steve Martin) to sell out multiple dates at Madison Square Gardens. He has produced double platinum comedy albums, has starred in blockbuster movies alongside the likes of Kevin Costner, Jessica Alba, Demi Moore and Steve Carell and has a powerful personal story of family betrayal, loss, professional criticism and learning to rise above it all.

Dane’s story is an incredible one as just at the height of his record-breaking fame and success he lost both his parents and had to face the reality that his manager brother had stolen all his money, over 12 million dollars, leaving him emotionally broken and financially devastated. He later had to make the impossible decision to send his formerly beloved brother to jail.

Would he have the ability to trust anyone around him again? And how would he find the strength amongst the grief and betrayal to get back on stage to earn back his missing millions?

In this episode Dane shares the lessons and mindset he picked up through life to help him get through some dark times and find real joy and contentment in a career that has spanned four decades.

Visit for tickets to see Dane live on his Fresh New Flavor tour with @livenationcomedy!

And imagine ringing your psychotherapist to ask permission to have an affair?! Well, zooming in on the challenging world of romantic betrayal and complex family dynamics, is the star of the hit TV show Raised by the Village, psychotherapist Richard Hogan, who’ll be helping us to find resilience after family fall-out and illicit affairs.

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