CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians Podcast Nominated for a “People’s Choice Award”

The People's Choice Podcast Awards, better known as the Podcast Awards, are global awards given annually to the best podcasts as voted by the general public.

CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians Podcast is nominated for a People’s Choice Award by the prestigious 2021 Podcast Awards. See the full list of nominees HERE.

Podcast Awards ceremony and winners to be announced on September 30, 2021 as part of International Podcast Day. Past winners include podcasts such as WTF with Marc Maron and This American Life with Ira Glass, Savage Lovecast with Dan Savage and ESPN: Fantasy Focus Football.

I started the CHECK YOUR HEAD PODCAST with one intention: to help improve and possibly even save lives of musicians with mood disorders,” says Producer and Host, Mari Fong. “This nomination is in honor of musicians like Chester Bennington, Amy Winehouse, Prince, Kurt Cobain and all musicians who have lost their lives to mood disorders or addictions tied to their mental health. Our podcast is not just about storytelling but about providing a variety of mental health solutions for recovery.” - Mari Fong

Musician interviews for the CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast include Seether, Fred Armisen, The Revivalists, grandson, Tower of Power, Killswitch Engage, Sum 41, The Bloody Beetroots, Black Stone Cherry, Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Kings of Chaos), While She Sleeps, Grouplove and Linda Ronstadt.

The CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast also features world-renown experts such as Record Union’s Johan Svanberg of the 73 Percent Report on musician’s mental health, Dr. Dan Reidenberg, suicide prevention expert, and Dr. Ish Major, relationship expert and voted “America’s Top Psychiatrist” 3 years in a row.

A partnership with the 501(c)3 nonprofit for musicians, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund promotes CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast artists, bands, experts and episodes.

“We want to congratulate our amazing partner Mari Fong, the founder of the CHECK YOUR HEAD PODCAST, on her recent Podcast Awards nomination. Mari continues to make the mental health of musicians her top priority and her tireless work on the podcast reflects her commitment to our artists and our industry. We’re proud to work with her and to support the mental health of musicians around the world. Way to go Mari, keep up the great work!”
-Aric Steinberg, Executive VP Development & Artist Relations, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

The CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast is globally ranked in the top 5% of podcasts in popularity among more than 2.6 million podcasts with a listenership reach from 70 countries and 1177 cities worldwide. The podcast also has a popular YouTube Channel to watch both musician and expert interviews HERE.