Anthologies of Hope

Everyone has a story. It's about time we start listening.

About the show

Everyone has a story.

How they got here.

Who they met along the way.

The choices they made.

The dreams they are chasing.

These are just some of the topics we’ll cover in Anthologies Of Hope, a new podcast on journeys taken, battles won, and pain endured. But ultimately, why we are still here. We'll dive deep into why we’re all still fighting for our better tomorrows and why we believe they exist.

It is our profound belief at Anthologies of Hope that talking about the hard things in life makes them more bearable and more manageable. Some of the most difficult situations we find ourselves in, as people, are mental health-related and current or recurring mental health issues, but feel we cannot talk about them due to fear, shame, or stigma.

This podcast will serve as a story-telling vehicle for our friends who found themselves in similar situations, but feel compelled to share their story to help others in a similar time of need or crisis.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Choose your words wisely

    Article  |  April 28th, 2020
    By Rick Osowski
    covid-19, host-post, suicide-loss

    There are situations few and far between where words will give me complete and total recall to a situation, feeling, or event. But unfortunately, during COVID-19 and all the public health precautions, a simple phrase generally used to check in on friends and loved ones has unintended consequences for me.

  • The Postseason

    Article  |  April 14th, 2020
    By Rick Osowski
    covid-19, host-post

    Falling asleep on the couch in April and May has always been a thing for as long as I can remember. Not because I didn’t like sleeping in my bed, but because I would fall asleep watching playoff hockey well into the night. There was something comforting about knowing games would be on almost every night at 7pm and then again at 10pm and I could slide back into being a little kid again when I listened to the Philadelphia Flyers games while laying on the floor with Gene Hart playing over the AM airwaves.

  • The Saddle Point

    Article  |  April 1st, 2020
    By Rick Osowski
    covid-19, host-post

    A saddle point is a term used in game theory that determines when a move in a game is most beneficial for all players. Think of it as the best worst-case scenario for one player and the least best-case scenario for the other player. I’ve used a number of game theory practices over the years, but I didn’t think I would be using it to unravel how we are all coping during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

  • Mental Health Minute - Tips and Tricks for Anxiety

    Article  |  December 18th, 2019

    Mental Health Minute - Tips and Tricks for Anxiety

  • Dear Friend

    Article  |  December 9th, 2019
    By Rick Osowski
    host-post, suicide-loss
  • Eureka - Candice Carpenter X Jonas Salk

    Article  |  November 22nd, 2019

    "There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality." - Jonas Salk

  • Eureka - Amanda Osowski X Dmitry Mendeleev

    Article  |  November 15th, 2019

    "There is nothing in this world that I fear to say." - Dmitry Mendeleev

  • Eureka - Jen John X Alexander Fleming

    Article  |  November 8th, 2019

    "One sometimes finds what one is not looking for." - Alexander Fleming

  • Eureka - Blast Off!!!

    Article  |  November 8th, 2019

    What inspires you? What gives you hope? What do you keep fighting for? What is the part of your story that you will not be ashamed of? What are the wins you’ve had? What are the losses you’ve had?

    These are the questions that started the storytelling of Anthologies of Hope. The audio form of the podcast is only one way to tell stories. I’ve always been inspired by so many of my friends that are such prolific writers, so I figured why not bring them on board, give them a little direction, and let their creativity run wild to tell their story even more!