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The Power of Different with Dr. Gail Saltz

A look inside the minds of today's high achievers as well as historic icons who not only overcame "different" but THRIVED because of it. The show will answer your calls and questions about whether something you, or someone you know, is doing something, or feeling something that you wonder, "Is This Normal?" Hosted by New York City-based psychiatrist and best-selling author Dr. Gail Saltz.
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Feb 2, 2017

My guest this week is Emme, who rose to fame as America's first ever curvy supermodel. During this insightful conversation, we learn all about Emme's passion to combat fat shaming and to shed light on body acceptance. Emme is the co-author of "Chicken Soup for The Soul: Curvy and Confident." She also hosts her own podcast called EmmeStyle.

Feb 2, 2017

This week we get a timely call from a mother with political concerns. Elana has come to a cross-roads when it comes to President Trump. On one hand, she herself has no respect for the current president, but she also knows the importance of teaching her kids to respect their elders and the office he now holds.

Jan 30, 2017

This week I am excited to welcome author Howard Bloom to the podcast. Howard is one of the quintessential thinkers in America today. He is imaginative, thought-provoking, and prolific -- covering topics from space travel, politics, pop music, and our minds. This is one episode you do not want to miss. Howard's books include "The Mohammad Code," "How I Accidentally Started The Sixties," "Global Brain," "The God Problem," "The Genius of the Beast," and "The Lucifer Principle." He is also the host of the podcast "Howard Bloom Saves the Universe."

Jan 26, 2017

This week we get a call from Michael, a gay man living in San Francisco, who finds himself losing sleep over all the changes President Trump is implementing.

Jan 23, 2017

Sheryl O’Loughlin is a serial entrepreneur. She has served as the CEO of Clif Bar, where she led the concept development and introduction of Luna bars. She then went on to co-found and serve as CEO of Plum Organics. She was the Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Sheryl is currently CEO of REBB.

Jan 19, 2017

This week we get a call from a father who is concerned about his son's anit-social tendencies. The boy recently lost his mother, and now the dad is considering homeschooling his son to help with his anxiety. 

Jan 16, 2017

We are back with the Dan Fogler, the star of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", the latest film from the mind of Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling. In this in-depth conversation, we learn all about Dan's first flirtation with acting, and how the drug of making people laugh fueled his passion to become an actor. Dan Fogler won the Best Actor in A Musical for his work in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

Jan 9, 2017

Dr. Gail Saltz is back with another "Is This Normal?" question. This time, Chad from New York calls in and talks about his depression that's setting in now that the holidays are over.

Dr. Saltz returns next Monday with a new show.

Jan 2, 2017

Happy New Year! I'm excited to have you onboard for an exciting 2017. And while most of us have declared our resolutions, Rebecca has not. In an email, Rebecca tells us she's worried that, unlike her friends and family, she does not have a new year's goal. 

Dec 26, 2016

On this Holiday edition of Is This Normal, we hear from Steve -- who finds himself worried about his increased alcohol intake over the holidays. He says he's drinking on a daily basis and worries, Is This Normal?

Dec 22, 2016

This week, we field a question from a listener who is NOT filled with joy this holiday season. For you see, Karen's family is visiting her for Christmas and she's wondering if the dread she's feeling is normal.

Dec 19, 2016

My guest today is Liz Pryor. She's an author, speaker, parenting columnist, and life advice expert. Her current book is "Look at You Now: My Journey from Shame to Strength." She's also a ABC Good Morning America's life advice guru chosen out of 15,000 applicants. She lives in Los Angeles with her three children.

Dec 15, 2016

On this edition of Is This Normal?, I field a call from Simone who has concerns about her friend's picky eating habits.

Dec 12, 2016

With me today is Deborah Roberts. She is a television journalist for ABC News and before that, NBC News. She's been highly successful in her journalist career and I first met her while she host of Lifetime Live for Lifetime Network. She is also a delightful person and has a recent book out about parenting, co-written by her husband Al Roker called "Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times"

Dec 5, 2016

With me today on the show is Adam Braun, New York Times bestselling author and founder and CEO of Mission U, a newly created college alternative for the 21st century. He's the founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that's broken ground on more than 325 schools for children in proverty around the world. He's been featured as a speaker at the White House, the United Nations, and the Clinton Global Initiative.

His book "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" was a Number One national best seller. 

Dec 1, 2016

This week we field a call from a woman who is unsure whether or not she's suffering from depression or just in a rut.

Nov 28, 2016

On this week's episode, my guest Arthur Lubow and I explore Diane Arbus, her struggles with depression and how feeling an outsider informed her art. Arthur Lubow is the author of the book "Diane Arbus"

Nov 21, 2016

Toure is my guest, he is a TV host and journalist who discusses how being a minority student and a storyteller came together to inform being a writer.

Nov 17, 2016

This week Dr. Drew Pinsky joins us back in the studio to field a question from a married father of two, who wonders if it is normal for him to masturbate daily -- WITHOUT his wife knowing.

Nov 14, 2016

Dr. Drew is a nationally known television host and renowned Internist specializing in addiction but who has struggled with his own anxiety. 

Nov 10, 2016

Samantha Ettus, the author of The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction, joins us once more to take a question from a stressed-out mom of three.

Nov 7, 2016

Samantha Ettus is a renowned work/life balance expert, a sought after speaker, a Harvard MBA and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Sam’s fifth book is The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction.”

Nov 3, 2016

"The Atlantic" Editor in Chief, Scott Stossel joins us again to field a question from a mother who is concerned about her child's panic attacks around dogs. 

Oct 31, 2016

This week I welcome Scott Stossel, the Editor in Chief of "The Atlantic" to the program. Scott and I discuss his lifelong struggle with severe anxiety and how it also helped him achieve in his career successes. 

Oct 27, 2016

This week Dr. Saltz and returning guest, author and rocket scientist Robert Szczerba, field a this question from a concerned mother: "My child seems obsessed about playing with one toy, is this normal?"

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