Evoke Therapy Programs’ Podcast to Hit Two Million Listens This Month
This month, Finding You: An Evoke Therapy Podcast will hit another major milestone — its two millionth listen. This comes after a year and a half of explosive growth which essentially doubled the number of listens, up from one million in December of 2020. What started out modestly as another point of contact for Evoke Therapy Programs’ clients and families has become a weekly ritual for listeners from countries as diverse as Oman, Malaysia, Guatemala, Brazil, Israel, Zambia, Japan, India, and Australia, not to mention the US and Canada. In fact, the show has followers on every continent but Antarctica.
“While our original purpose was to serve Evoke families, now the vast majority of our listeners are not parents of Evoke but all kinds of people who are interested in learning more about themselves and their relationships,” says podcast host and Evoke founder Dr. Brad Reedy. “They tune in to find nuggets, tools, insights, and to be reminded of the type of thinking that goes into developing a more whole and fulfilling life.”
With over 450 episodes, the show features a diverse array of topics from interviews with Harriet Lerner, Justin Baldoni, Caitlyn Connolly, Mackenzie Phillips and other thinkers in the mental health arena, to book reviews, to discussions of parenting, marriage, codependency, narcissism, addiction, boundaries, anxiety, and trauma, among its many and varied therapeutic topics. “The principles discussed in these podcasts and my practicing of them is healing. I’m a therapist by profession and I am seeing producing this podcast improve my work in holding my clients’ emotions more effectively now. I have witnessed great healing in sessions by following the principles explained here. I can only hope this podcast helps its other listeners in the way it’s helped me,” says one iTunes listener.
“I’ve been listening for almost three years. I started listening when my family was having serious issues. Whenever I feel like I need support, I just turn on this podcast, go for a walk or do dishes, and I feel much better and clearer. I can honestly say this podcast has improved my life in a major way,” says another.
When asked about his vision for the podcast’s future, Reedy says this: “I’ve been asked about the founding of Evoke Therapy Programs and I tell people that I just want to make a dent in the universe — to borrow from Steve Jobs. But more simply put, whether it’s through our Wilderness Therapy program, our therapeutic Intensives program or the Finding You podcast, I want to offer people the love, compassion, and wisdom that somebody offered me. I’m trying to create an experience for others that somebody created for me. Where that will lead and how this journey will impact the podcast is yet to be seen.”
About Evoke Therapy Programs
Evoke Therapy Programs provides both outdoor-based therapeutic programs for adolescents, young adults, and families and Intensive therapy programs for individuals, families, and couples. Evoke is accredited by the AEE/OBH and is a NATSAP Research Designated Program. Evoke’s outdoor programs are based in Saint George, Utah. Evoke Therapy Intensives are based in northern Utah.
About Dr. Brad Reedy
Dr. Reedy is the co-founder and executive clinical director of Evoke Therapy Programs. In addition to hosting the Finding You podcast he has also authored two books: The Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child’s Struggle and the Road Home, and The Audacity to Be You: Learning to Love Your Horrible Rotten Self.