LET IT OUT

269 | Ryan Brunty of Depressed Monsters Streetwear on depression, creativity and building community

Episode Summary

Ryan Brunty is an artist and the founder of Depressed Monsters, a streetwear apparel company and visual art project. I relate to Ryan a lot and in this conversation which was recorded live in our lounge at the Emerge Music Festival we talk about how we each feel depression— a topic we haven’t covered much on this podcast. We get into nostalgia, how having something to look forward to helps, communicating depression and anxiety in relationships, and more. I'm also really excited to share some really big announcements in this episode! Enjoy this news I’m letttting outtt and the episode with Ryan which is about depression but not depressing.

Episode Notes

Notes from the Show:

-Ryan Brunty's website | instagram | twitter

-Depressed Monsters Brains are Buttheads book

-Blankets by Craig Thompson (Graphic Novel)

-Stitches: A Memoir by David Small (Graphic Novel)

-Supermarket by Bobby Hall

Artists / Music Mentioned:

-Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers

-Vaperwave (Genre)

-Mallsoft (Genre) - kmart

Likes & Learns:

-Sword of Trust movie by Lynn Shelton featuring Marc Maron

-I hurt my foot and it's been hard to walk and I can't do fitness classes. The universe is telling me REST and WRITE and feel my feelings. And it's so uncomfortable. and it's jarring. So I'm just trying to follow that right now and rest and take the subway.

All original music composed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs

Album art by Zoie Harman

Cool Things to Check-Out:

-Follow our new INSTAGRAM! @letitouttt

-I am starting a new podcast!! With a previous podcast guest! I can't wait to share it with you guys so soon. Can you guess who it is? Comment on my instagram who you think :)

-Secret episode this week on the Patreon! In addition to the secret episode, we also have monthly journaling prompts. I really want to grow this special little community. Please support here to listen :)

-Galia from episode 122 has a film out! You can watch it now on Amazon!

-Empowered Voices is coming up soon this September! It's a conference in Columbus, OH for wellness podcasters. If you're interested in starting your own podcast, this is a great place to meet fellow podcasters and learn the tricks of the trade. Join me, the gals from Almost 30 and sooo many other amazing podcasters. Find tickets here.

-Read my latest piece for The Fullest "Pivot: Showing Up For Therapy"

-if you're in LA my good friend and previous guest Anjie Cho is teaching two very cool classes, Contemplative Flower Arranging and Kado: The Way of Flowers. Go check them out and tell her I sent you.

-My journaling class with Bluprint is now live and I am so excited to share it with you guys! I love Bluprint and their commitment to creative education. They're actually hosting a Blupruint Cruise (!!!) next year that sounds like SO MUCH FUN. Click here to learn more about the cruise.

-Sign-up for my newsletter to get updates on where I’ll be and what I’m loving.

Join the listener Facebook Group.

-Get my book Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling

If you Liked This Episode Try Out:

-Episode 222 with Trevor Hall


This week’s episode is sponsored by Ned. Ned offers wonderful hemp products made from organic materials in small batches to help with anxiety and insomnia relief, natural pain relief, as an anti-inflammatory, and so much more . I have tried so many CBD products but Ned is one of the best! They extract their oils from hemp flowers using a slow and mindful process, and infuse each batch with binaural beats and happy loving energy. I love that on their dosage instructions on the bottle it reminds me to take 3 deep breaths before using. It’s such a grounding process and I’m so excited to share their wonderful products with Let It Out Listeners.

Ned is offering 15% off and FREE SHIPPING with our link and by entering code LETITOUT at checkout