The Julie Fast Radio Show

The Julie Fast Show was a weekly radio program that aired every Sunday on KTRO in Portland, Oregon, between March 16th and June 22nd, 2008. Offering interesting and lively conversations based on Julie’s experience with a mental illness, her guests ranged from individuals with a specific diagnosis, to their family, friends and health care professionals, as well as writers and representatives of various mental health organizations. Listen or download individual shows below.

June 22nd, 2008
Special Guest: Terri Cheney
Terri Cheney Terri Cheney is the author of the New York Times best selling memoir, Manic. Terri and I talk about her eloquent and unflinchingly honest book as well as the art of writing a successful memoir.
June 1st, 2008
Listener Call-In Show
The first listener call-in show was quite a success. The lines were busy even before the show started! I think you will enjoy the variety of questions. My co-host, Avi, and I also discussed tips for managing anxiety. Many listeners wrote and said they loved the show. I think it is comforting to hear the voices of people who share an interest in mental health. I would like to do another show like this again.
May 25th, 2008
Special Guest: Randi Kreger
Randi Kreger is the bestselling author of Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Love Has Borderline Personality Disorder. BPD is such a difficult disorder to understand. In this interview Randi answer our questions and gives us ideas on how we can end the stigma around this illness and show those of us who love someone with BPD how we can get the help we need.
May 11th, 2008
Special Guest: Dr. Ajit Jetmalani
Dr. Jetmalani is the director of training at the Oregon Health Sciences University in the division of child and adolescent psychiatrity. Did you know that child psychiatrists must attend two extra years of school on top of their regular psychiatric training in order to work with kids? Me neither! Dr. Jetmalani and I talked about the field in general and then got specific on the differences between ADHD, OCD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and much more in regards to children. The interview went by way too quickly, but we covered a lot. I hope to have him on the show again soon.
April 20th, 2008
Special Guest: Dr. John Preston
Dr. John Preston Join Dr. Preston and myself as we break down psych meds into easy to understand categories. If you would like to know the differences between antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anti anxiety meds and more, this is the show for you. Dr. Preston is one of the top psychopharmacology experts in the world, and also my very own coauthor. Johnís works include: The Complete Idiotís Guide to Managing Your Moods, You Can Beat Depression, Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology and The Medical treatment of Bipolar Disorder – available only on bipolarhappens.com.
April 13th, 2008
Special Guest: Don Moore
Parents of Children with Mental Illness: I spoke with Don Moore about his daughter Tracy. This was a beautiful show, a tribute to how wonderful Tracy is and a honest conversation with Don on how hard it is to have a child with a mental illness. I know that everyone who is interested in mental health will learn so much from this interview.
April 6th, 2008
Special Guest: Lani Button
Finally! An explanation and conversation about Multiple Personality Disorder from an expert who lives with the illness. My guest, Lani Button remembers her first personality split from before age two. When I first heard her stories, I thought- no way- this has to be fake- and yet itís not. MPD, now called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a well documented disorder that is often in response to extreme trauma. Join me as I talk and share a few jokes with Lani about DID. And of course, we will talk about Sybil!
March 23rd, 2008
Special Guest: Andy Behrman
Electroboy Andy Behrman What is mania? Andy Behrman discusses his life and the story behind his best selling book Electroboy. For years Andy Behrman hid his raging mania under a larger-than-life personality. He sought a high wherever he could find one, and changed jobs as some people change outfits – – filmmaker, art dealer, hustler; whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright. But as we know, what goes up – must come down. Hear Andy tell his amazing story.
Please note that this book has adult content.

Electroboy book cover
March 16th, 2008
Special Guest: Gayathri Ramprasad
Gayathri Ramprasad Join me live for the March 16th program on depression with Gayathri Ramprasad. We will have a lively and informative talk on this illness that affects over 50 million people in the US alone. Gayathri’s unexpected story, cultural insights and positive message will inspire you and give you hope! You won’t want to miss her colorful and amazingly honest stories.