This week, Andy is joined by Mike Henneberger, author of Rock Bottom At The Renaissance. The book is a bit of a mixtape, a bit of a memoir, and ultimately a window into the world of a young man trying to navigate life while juggling a career, his romantic life, his anxiety and his depression. I really enjoyed the book and I loved how he tied some of his favorite songs/bands into the story that he’s telling. Some of the bands featured include: Jimmy Eat World, The Smoking Popes, Bright Eyes, Two Door Cinema Club, Death Cab For Cutie, Alkaline Trio, Mayday Parade, and The Wonder Years.
Mike is an Emmy award winning producer with credits from Comedy Central, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Spin, and Vice under his belt. He has toured the country playing in bands, and music is a HUGE part of his life in virtually every way. During our talk, we discuss some of the ways that we have both dealt with anxiety and depression, as well as tools that we have used to stay on top of it. And of course, he give me his Top Five Desert Island albums.
For more information about Mike Henneberger and his book, checkout his website.
TW/CW: This episode features some discussion about depression and suicide.
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Question The Answers Podcast is hosted by Andy Pohl, who is the founder of Sell The Heart Records and the guitar player for Tsunami Bomb. Every week we will be presenting a brand new episode featuring an individual that has made a contribution to the independent music scene in some way. Check back here on Wednesdays for a premiere of each episode, and you’ll also be able to find us on Spotify, Apple Music, and other audio podcast streaming services in the days following the initial premiere.