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Modern Life Is Rubbish

John Mostyn

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Modern Life Is Rubbish
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On the eve of his 38th birthday and 2nd year of sobriety, John Mostyn, has realised he has spent his entire adult life in a world of addiction, debauchery, and self destruction. Now newly sober, he is trying to figure out who he is, what he is doing, and how to behave as a (somewhat) responsible functioning adult human being/stand up comedian.Join John, as he talks about comedy, life, sobriety, addiction, self care, wellness and everything inbetween.Follow/contact John and the podcast on Instagram (@johnmostyncomedy), Facebook (@johnmostyncomedy) and Twitter (@thejohnmostyn)

Latest Episodes

#11: Mark Hughes

Comedian Mark Hughes drops in on the MLIR podcast to chat about his past life as a heroin addict and armed robber. Mark tells us his story about growing up in Vancouver, getting involved in a life of drugs and crime, which ultimately leads him to be in and out of prison for most of his life. After a seven year stint, Mark is sober and finds a new life with the help of stand up comedy, and AA. We break down the struggles and successes of being an ex convict trying to find a 'normal' existence in a new unknown world. Follow Mark @markhughescomic on all social media platforms If you are in Toronto check out this great show Mark is producing on July 12th (Laughs on Lives Terms) which will also feature me! https://www.facebook.com/events/383778092216836/

56 MINJUL 12
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#11: Mark Hughes

#10: Bawbag

John is staying in an old Victorian prison/converted hostel in Ottawa, which reminds him of the time he got arrested twice in one day when he first moved to Toronto, where he encounters a Scottish detective. This episode looks at how to deal with your past and moving on from it in a positive way. Follow John on all the social medias @mostyncomedy Please LIKE/SHARE and SUBSCRIBE

78 MINJUN 19
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#10: Bawbag

#9 Time For A Pause

After last's week's meltdown, John talks about taking a break from stand up and the reasons why, Iron Man training, and hopes for the future. gofundme.com/dreamleg

55 MINMAR 8
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#9 Time For A Pause

#8 Silence is golden

John is back after a lengthy absence. He talks about what has been going on, dealing with depression, going crazy, thinking about quitting stand up comedy and how going to a silent meditation retreat might have changed his life. #PositiveEnergy gofundme.com/dreamleg dhamma.org @mostyncomedy

73 MINFEB 25
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#8 Silence is golden

# 7 Getting Sober, Staying Sober

Happy New Year everyone! A lot of people have been messaging me about advice on getting sober, how to start and what did I do/still do to keep myself sober, so I decided I would put it all out here on this podcast. If you are keen to start the new year off on a positive note then this is where to begin. Next week I'll be chatting about goal setting, discipline, and the year ahead. Twitter: @thejohnmostyn Insta: @johnmostyncomedy

57 MINJAN 10
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# 7 Getting Sober, Staying Sober

#6 Aine Davis: The 'V' Word

Aine Davis drops by the podcast to talk about all things plant based. We talk about the stigma about calling yourself a vegan, growing up eating processed foods in Ireland, and how to start adopting a better, healthier, whole food plant based diet. Follow Aine and Vegan Girlfriend on Instagram @vegangirlfriend and follow me for more info about the podcast and show dates: IG: @johnmostyncomedy email: johnmostyncomedy@gmail.com

82 MIN2018 DEC 26
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#6 Aine Davis: The 'V' Word

#5 Zoe Brownstone: Is CBD for me?

I talk to Zoe about CBD, what it is, and the benefits of using it. We get into why she became such a weed advocate, the stigma around marijuana, and how it is no longer just used to get 'high'. We also have a cameo from Barry the cat who seemed to wanna join in the discussion. I loved this episode, very insightful. If you wanna check out more about Zoe and her podcast 'The Dopist' follow her at the following places: IG: thedopist twitter: @zoebrownstone IG: zoezoehaha If you are enjoying the show and wanna leave me some feedback please DM me: IG: johnmostyncomedy Enjoy!!

57 MIN2018 NOV 15
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#5 Zoe Brownstone: Is CBD for me?

# 4 Elisabeth Bailey: Anxiously Ageing

Elisabeth is a stand-up comedian, producer, and host of 'Punch Up' Comedy in Toronto. We talk about being new to stand up in our 30's, negative self talk, being bad at accepting compliments and the new culture of over-sharing on social media. Follow Elisabeth on IG: ebgoings and Punch Up Comedy : punchupcomedy Enjoy, and please send me some feedback about the episode: johnmostyncomedy@gmail.com IG: johnmostyncomedy Twitter: thejohnmostyn

61 MIN2018 NOV 11
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# 4 Elisabeth Bailey: Anxiously Ageing

#3 Tracy Hamilton: Mindfulness

John talks to stand up comedian and actor, Tracy Hamilton, about the importance of mindfulness, meditation, and self care. Tracy discusses how a bad live situation lead her to a mindfulness class and how it made her take stock of everything in her life and how to implement positive, impactful changes. Check out/Follow Tracy IG: hamiltrace Twitter: @hamiltrace 'Love is Everywhere' is at Comedy Bar, Toronto, the 3rd Sunday of every month at 8pm.

67 MIN2018 OCT 29
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#3 Tracy Hamilton: Mindfulness

#2 Leonard Chan: Making Changes

In this episode, comedian, writer, actor, and my friend, Leonard Chan, talks about walking away from a 'safe' career in engineering to pursue his dreams of being a comedian, all at the age of 35. We discuss 'is it to late to make a change and pursue your dream?' Check out/Follow Leonard IG: theleonardchan

67 MIN2018 OCT 29
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#2 Leonard Chan: Making Changes

Latest Episodes

#11: Mark Hughes

Comedian Mark Hughes drops in on the MLIR podcast to chat about his past life as a heroin addict and armed robber. Mark tells us his story about growing up in Vancouver, getting involved in a life of drugs and crime, which ultimately leads him to be in and out of prison for most of his life. After a seven year stint, Mark is sober and finds a new life with the help of stand up comedy, and AA. We break down the struggles and successes of being an ex convict trying to find a 'normal' existence in a new unknown world. Follow Mark @markhughescomic on all social media platforms If you are in Toronto check out this great show Mark is producing on July 12th (Laughs on Lives Terms) which will also feature me! https://www.facebook.com/events/383778092216836/

56 MINJUL 12
Comments
#11: Mark Hughes

#10: Bawbag

John is staying in an old Victorian prison/converted hostel in Ottawa, which reminds him of the time he got arrested twice in one day when he first moved to Toronto, where he encounters a Scottish detective. This episode looks at how to deal with your past and moving on from it in a positive way. Follow John on all the social medias @mostyncomedy Please LIKE/SHARE and SUBSCRIBE

78 MINJUN 19
Comments
#10: Bawbag

#9 Time For A Pause

After last's week's meltdown, John talks about taking a break from stand up and the reasons why, Iron Man training, and hopes for the future. gofundme.com/dreamleg

55 MINMAR 8
Comments
#9 Time For A Pause

#8 Silence is golden

John is back after a lengthy absence. He talks about what has been going on, dealing with depression, going crazy, thinking about quitting stand up comedy and how going to a silent meditation retreat might have changed his life. #PositiveEnergy gofundme.com/dreamleg dhamma.org @mostyncomedy

73 MINFEB 25
Comments
#8 Silence is golden

# 7 Getting Sober, Staying Sober

Happy New Year everyone! A lot of people have been messaging me about advice on getting sober, how to start and what did I do/still do to keep myself sober, so I decided I would put it all out here on this podcast. If you are keen to start the new year off on a positive note then this is where to begin. Next week I'll be chatting about goal setting, discipline, and the year ahead. Twitter: @thejohnmostyn Insta: @johnmostyncomedy

57 MINJAN 10
Comments
# 7 Getting Sober, Staying Sober

#6 Aine Davis: The 'V' Word

Aine Davis drops by the podcast to talk about all things plant based. We talk about the stigma about calling yourself a vegan, growing up eating processed foods in Ireland, and how to start adopting a better, healthier, whole food plant based diet. Follow Aine and Vegan Girlfriend on Instagram @vegangirlfriend and follow me for more info about the podcast and show dates: IG: @johnmostyncomedy email: johnmostyncomedy@gmail.com

82 MIN2018 DEC 26
Comments
#6 Aine Davis: The 'V' Word

#5 Zoe Brownstone: Is CBD for me?

I talk to Zoe about CBD, what it is, and the benefits of using it. We get into why she became such a weed advocate, the stigma around marijuana, and how it is no longer just used to get 'high'. We also have a cameo from Barry the cat who seemed to wanna join in the discussion. I loved this episode, very insightful. If you wanna check out more about Zoe and her podcast 'The Dopist' follow her at the following places: IG: thedopist twitter: @zoebrownstone IG: zoezoehaha If you are enjoying the show and wanna leave me some feedback please DM me: IG: johnmostyncomedy Enjoy!!

57 MIN2018 NOV 15
Comments
#5 Zoe Brownstone: Is CBD for me?

# 4 Elisabeth Bailey: Anxiously Ageing

Elisabeth is a stand-up comedian, producer, and host of 'Punch Up' Comedy in Toronto. We talk about being new to stand up in our 30's, negative self talk, being bad at accepting compliments and the new culture of over-sharing on social media. Follow Elisabeth on IG: ebgoings and Punch Up Comedy : punchupcomedy Enjoy, and please send me some feedback about the episode: johnmostyncomedy@gmail.com IG: johnmostyncomedy Twitter: thejohnmostyn

61 MIN2018 NOV 11
Comments
# 4 Elisabeth Bailey: Anxiously Ageing

#3 Tracy Hamilton: Mindfulness

John talks to stand up comedian and actor, Tracy Hamilton, about the importance of mindfulness, meditation, and self care. Tracy discusses how a bad live situation lead her to a mindfulness class and how it made her take stock of everything in her life and how to implement positive, impactful changes. Check out/Follow Tracy IG: hamiltrace Twitter: @hamiltrace 'Love is Everywhere' is at Comedy Bar, Toronto, the 3rd Sunday of every month at 8pm.

67 MIN2018 OCT 29
Comments
#3 Tracy Hamilton: Mindfulness

#2 Leonard Chan: Making Changes

In this episode, comedian, writer, actor, and my friend, Leonard Chan, talks about walking away from a 'safe' career in engineering to pursue his dreams of being a comedian, all at the age of 35. We discuss 'is it to late to make a change and pursue your dream?' Check out/Follow Leonard IG: theleonardchan

67 MIN2018 OCT 29
Comments
#2 Leonard Chan: Making Changes