Why are some of us capable of changing our lives and finding the right path while others get lost along the way? What influence does mental illness play in our ability to recover? How do we navigate our way out of broken homes, addiction, and family mental illness?

This episode features Justin Evans host of The Peripheral and co-host of The Generation Why. He is is widely considered one of the pioneers in the true crime podcast genre and has a compelling personal history involving recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction/drug dealing. We talked about his family history of mental illness and addiction, the loss of his brother, his personal decision to break away from his past and his family, and how he paved his own way.