S2E12 | Clint Malarchuk Pt. 1
Clint Malarchuk personifies the values that Doming Out stands for. Honesty, culpability, grit, collaboration, confidence - he's got it all. He's also got OCD. Clint and our host, John Tessitore, built a strong bond the few months after they first met and the recording of this 2 part series. John wrote him a passionate email, which we read in the episode, the night before he gave a talk in John's hometown. Clint ended up dedicating the talk to John, and here we are.
We get real about the pain and stigma of OCD early on in Part 1. It applies the filter in which Clint and John see the purpose of their stories. The conversation drifts to Clint's childhood - an alocholic father and a hyper-emotional, co-dependent relationship with his mother. Their life on a farm in Canada, his love for animals and a sedated stay in a hospital. Clint opens up, and expands on in part 2, the idea of Love OCD - a unique take on relationships, anxiety and love for sufferers and non-sufferers alike.
Part 2, airing February 4th (whattup SuperBowl), is the Clint Malarchuk that the world knows - the Cowboy Goalie. His NHL career, his infamous injury while playing for the Buffalo Sabres in 1989, his suicide attempt, his brawler spirit. But more importantly, we get to know Clint, the mental health advocate. We get to know how it felt to be formally diagnosed with OCD, Depression and Anxiety after a full NHL career at the age of 30 and a childhood spent battling dark thoughts. We get to know why it's so painful to have the world know you one way and your loved ones another.
Clint said this was "the best interview I've ever done." Keep on keeping on, Clint.
Joe Walsh - Ordinary Average Guy
Odesza - My Friends Never Die (Little People remix)
Big L - Put it On
Steely Dan - Dirty Work
Joe Walsh - Two Sides to Every Story
Marisa Anderson - Hesitation Theme and Variation Blues
*editor's playlist below!