Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman is set to debut I Hate Myself, a new, mental health-focused podcast, on March 17th.
I Hate Myself will see comedy writer Wade Randolph (Rick and Morty) take on co-hosting duties. Each episode will feature candid, in-depth conversations with celebrities and creatives that have forged a successful career whilst managing mental illness.
The series will see guest appearances from the likes of actor’s Seth Green, Ron Funches and Ryan Simpkins, YouTube phenomenon Emma Chamberlain, and director George C. Romero.
The idea for I Hate Myself was born out of Trohman’s desire to destigmatise and open up a dialogue surrounding mental health amid coronavirus isolation.
Excited to announce I have done something no one has ever done before… I MADE A PODCAST! Listen to me make you feel less depressed by talking about my depression w/ some guests on ‘I Hate Myself with Joe Trohman.’ 1st episode w/ @SethGreen airs next Weds https://t.co/DYq6vZK5GG pic.twitter.com/MHJojkgcRW
— Joe Trohman (@trohman) March 10, 2021
The podcast is set to be released through iconic science fiction magazine, Heavy Metal. “I am beyond honored to have the ability to produce and work with Joe on bringing this important message to the world,” Matthew Medney, CEO of Heavy Metal told Variety.
“‘I Hate Myself’ is everything that Heavy Metal stands for: outspoken in-your-face realities that push the envelope of what people find ‘normal’ to talk about while enriching everyone’s life by moving past the bleeding edge of the time.”
Trohman continued, “I’m truly thrilled to be making a show with Heavy Metal. I grew up a huge fan of both the film and the magazine. And while this won’t necessarily be focused on scantily-clad warriors, space aliens, or skeletal ghouls, it’s going to be the most fun show ever about every sci-fi and horror nerd’s favorite malady: depression!”
Episodes of I Hate Myself will be released every Wednesday on all major podcast platforms.