The One About Depression And Kickboxing With Special Guest Elijah Taylor
Macaulay Culkin is joined by Bunny Ears CCO Shawn DePasquale and Head of Merchandise Elijah Taylor for a frank (but funny) discussion about depression. Elijah shares his harrowing personal battle, taking Mack and Shawn from the loss of his mother through his travels to Thailand where he became a kickboxer for over a year (seriously). There’s lots of laughs along the way, but depression is no joke! If you struggle with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
If you struggled to get out of bed today, then this week’s episode about depression will let you know you’re not alone. Elijah, Bunny Ears’ Shirt Overseer, talks about his background in Muay Thai and how it guided him through an immensely stressful time in his life. There’s a blunt analysis of how the anniversary of a loved one’s suicide can haunt you, how physical fighting can become a productive outlet for your emotions, and how concussions can sometimes be hilarious in retrospect. There’s also discussion of whether Mack would ever willingly get into a fight (to which the answer is no. Absolutely not. He’s a sweet boy).
Mack opens up about his own experiences with depression, as well as having to be the “strong one” in a time of crisis (and learning how to take care of yourself during tough times). Together they discuss the long, winding paths that can lead one to depression, how it can become a weirdly comforting (albeit, unhealthy) routine, and why paying a stranger to listen to you talk about what’s in your head can be a big help. Like, a qualified therapist stranger. Not a bartender or some dude on the street.
Also, learn about Mack’s pubic hair care routine for reasons we’re still not sure of—and what his self-cleaning litter box sounds like! Well, his cat’s litter box. Maybe we’ll learn about Mack’s personal litter box in another episode. But for now, join us in laughing at the lighter side of a serious subject.