It’s not all sob stories, but it is raw. We share our vulnerabilities and talk with thought leaders and “normal” people in hopes that it will help others who are struggling with substance use. Available wherever you get your podcasts.

Season 1, Episode 10 : "Attention v. Intention"

Suicide prevention expert, Elizabeth Makulec, takes a seat at the PrevenTable to talk about the power of teens, the importance of asking for help, and her desire to retire early.

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Season 1, Episode 9 : "Just an Asterisk"

How do you help formerly incarcerated people re-enter society? And actually succeed? Hint: it has a lot to do with boredom. Listen as Nichole discusses these topics and more with fellow political theory nerd, Clark Porter.

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Season 1, Episode 8 : "The Popcorn Keeper"

5th grader, Virginia and 3rd grader, Violet join Nichole to talk about the importance of sharing and being a good friend. And they ask the question, “What the heck does it mean to be a grown-up anyway?”

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Season 1, Episode 7 : "Sans Bar STL"

Nichole is joined by Annie, the mastermind behind Sans Bar STL, St. Louis’s first zero-proof pop-up (and to date, the largest Sans Bar in history!) Learn more about the AF life and what’s next for Sans Bar STL.

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Season 1, Episode 6 : "100 lb Sack of Potatoes"

Nichole sits down with her guest, John, and discusses cabinets, construction, opioid use disorder and the loss no parent should have to go through. Hear how he worked with medical professionals at Washington University in St. Louis to reduce stigma, create change, and to ultimately have people listen to what he was saying.

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Season 1, Episode 5 : "What Are You?"

Poli “sassy pants” Rijos returns to the PrevenTable for a conversation about colorism, teaching tolerance to kids, and checking privilege. Geriatric pregnancy? Nah, 40 is the new 20.

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Season 1, Episode 4 : “Mob Doctor”

What’s it like to have a parent who has a substance use disorder?  Listen as PrevenTable guest Poli Rijos describes her dad’s journey into long-time recovery.

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Season 1, Episode 3 : “If You Don’t See It, Produce It”

Take a seat at the PrevenTable with Nichole and her guest Christia DeShields.  They dish about the absurdity of “Mommy Wine Culture” and why advocating for your children is the purest expression of motherhood.

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Season 1, Episode 2 : “Therapy Slaps”

Nichole welcomes teens Annemarie and Tom back to the PrevenTable to weigh in on social norms, self-care, and “checking-in” on your friends. Don’t be surprised when they start quoting Freud.

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Season 1, Episode 1 : “Kids These Days”

Teens get a bad rap.  On this inaugural episode of the PrevenTable, Nichole Dawsey talks with two “normal” teens, Annemarie and Tom, about what teens are really doing these days. And the answers may surprise you.

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