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61 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
"I THREW SOMEONE'S ASHES AWAY"
A caller tells me he accidentally threw away his sister’s roommate’s dad’s ashes and is receiving angry messages from the family. He talks with me on the phone as a way to procrastinate on dealing with the situation and facing up to them.Then a caller tells me about his recurring hallucinations and how they relate to his fear of being perceived. After that a woman tells me about her desire to cheat on her partner and a final caller debates pressing charges on her uncle for crimes he’s committed against the family. Send me a picture of a tennis ball on Instagram (@lyle4ever) if you actually read these descriptions. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
63 minutes | Jun 26, 2022
A GECK IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
A small town couple calls in to talk about their unhinged father-in-law who has made several wacky accusations toward them throughout the years. Their father has gone as far to involve the police in these matters without much evidence. The couple and I get into their family dynamics and the husband tells us what it was like growing up with said father. Afterwards a 3D sculptor calls in to tell me how he’s uncontrollably attracted to one of his 3D models, a caller tells me how he robbed a liquor store when we was 9, and a woman tells me what led her to spend $8000 on stuffed animals. Some dirt is ok to eat. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
59 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
"MY EX MIGHT BE A CANNIBAL"
We hear from a caller that after numerous red flags has reason to believe her ex-boyfriend is a cannibal. She tells us in detail about the uncomfortable events that lead to this theory. Then we talk to a caller who’s ex-girlfriend is maintaining a friendship with his grandma even after they’ve broken up, a caller who is cheating on his girlfriend with another man, a caller addicted to reckless driving, and a caller who is having to “reverse come out” after already telling his parents he’s gay. I am a gecko.More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
74 minutes | Jun 19, 2022
THE IDENTITY CRISIS
A caller struggles with being seen only as “The Guy Who Wears Hawaiian Shirts”, we discuss the various ways he might be able to expand upon his identity. Afterward a confides that she may be using her current partner as a "rebound." Then a caller and I discuss his longstanding fear of ceiling fans, a caller who admits to spitting in a customer's food at work, and many other things also happen. I think it is a very fun episode. This is a description. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
58 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
"MY SISTER VANISHED"
A caller tells me his sister went dark on the social media after moving to the LA a few years ago and he is worried about her well being. He has been building a file on her and is debating hiring an investigator to find her. We dive into his conflicting feelings on the matter.Then we hear a harrowing story from a guy who worked as a nude model for a figure study class. Later a couple calls in and a conversation about bukkake porn evolves into a deeper look at their relationship as a whole. I am a gecko.More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
66 minutes | Jun 12, 2022
FORGIVE AND FORGECK
A caller tells me about a neighbor who is causing him a good deal of stress. We get into the complexities of acting with kindness even toward someone you dislike. Afterwards we hear from a man who is trying to escape his mundane day job at Carvanna and become a school principal. We discuss his uncomfortable experiences with school growing up. Then we hear from a caller about their disdain for receiving compliments, a man who is seeking advice on how to connect with his half brother who recently moved to America, and a couple whose been experiencing a lot of intrusive thoughts lately. I think this was a good episode that you should tell your friends or dog about. But don't feel any pressure to do so. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
79 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
"I'M ADDICTED TO CRYPTO TRADING"
A caller discusses his gambling addiction that started in high school and how its affected him over the course of his life. Then we hear from a caller who’s living in a tent in the woods after being kicked out of his parent’s house, and how he’s adapting to his situation. Later we talk to a caller about her short-lived professional porn career and how the year and a half she spent in the industry has followed her throughout her life. Finally we hear from a caller who tells me she’s been exploring a fictional universe through the body of another woman via astral projection while she dreams. You will have to listen to the episode to find out what that actually means. I am a gecko. 100 episodes baby!!! More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
76 minutes | Jun 5, 2022
“MY DAD HAD A SECRET”
We hear first from a caller whose girlfriend has been sadistically shoving various items up his ass including candy, crackers, and cactuses. Then a caller tells us about the secret his father kept from his family for their entire life before revealing it on his deathbed. Later we hear from a caller who recently gathered evidence that her grandmother may have murdered her grandfather, and a caller who has fallen madly in love with an AI chatbot called Replika. It’s a kind of intense episode on many emotional angles and one of my favorites in recent times. But it’s also my podcast so that makes me a little bias. You should listen anyway. Sometimes I wonder if people even read these descriptions. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
79 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
"I'M A REAL PRIVATE DETECTIVE"
A caller tells me she just started a new job as a private investigator for hire, which is basically legally paying someone to stalk a person for you. The caller tells me about the stakeouts she’s been on, how she got the job, her disguises, the various ways it’s possible to screw up, and more. It’s real life Sherlock Holmes. Then we hear from a man who is worried about his wife finding out that he likes to wear women’s clothing, a woman who has been seeing an extremely shady man that she met on Tinder, and a caller who feels like they are emotionally invested in sports to a point where it’s a major problem in their life. This was a good one. Don't take my word for it though. Check it out yourself. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
71 minutes | May 29, 2022
"MY PARENTS ARE POLYGAMOUS"
I talk for about 10 minutes with a guy who's hiding in a utility closet. He tells me he hides in there often, and what he is hiding from. Afterwards a caller talks to me about what it was like being raised in a polygamous household that resulted in him having 21 siblings. We discuss how that affected him growing up, where he is now, and how his relationship with his family has evolved. Lastly we receive a call from an American couple who moved to the Netherlands during the pandemic and how their new European setting compares to the United States. It's a very good episode. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
64 minutes | May 25, 2022
"I COMMITTED MARRIAGE FRAUD"
A caller tells me how he married his platonic male best friend in order to receive better benefits from his job and how the marriage has been going so far. Next a man and I unpack his childhood relationship with his father and discuss whether or not he should attempt to make amends in his adult life. We also talk to a caller experiencing a toilet paper shortage conflict with his roommates, dig into the semi-universal experience of imposter syndrome, and weigh in on the age old debate of which way you should wipe your ass. One day we will all be evaporated by a meteor. So have fun while you can. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
81 minutes | May 22, 2022
BEING A GECKO IN REAL LIFE
WE'RE TRYING SOMETHING NEW: I threw my phone out the window this episode and ventured out into the real world to talk to people as a gecko face to face on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Conversations include: a college student tells me how her father came back into her life after 19 years of absence, a guy from Kenya describes the differences between there and America, a Norwegian teen and his father tell me what they'd do differently if they were in charge of Hollywood, an exotic dancer grapples with her simultaneous love for and shame of her job, and many more very interesting people. If you have any feedback at all about the podcast send me an email at email@example.com. Thanks. Appreciate it. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
75 minutes | May 18, 2022
THE LEGEND OF THE BOOGER CHAIR
A caller and I get deep into it about how much of a person's identity should be tied to external things after she tells me about an injury that ended her soccer career. Then I hear from an office employee who's stressed over his coworkers finding the chair he's been putting boogers under for 10 years, a woman who repeatedly finds herself being "friend-zoned", a caller who's cursed to miss important events due to her heavy sleeping habits, and more. Don't look directly into the sun for too long. I am a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
69 minutes | May 15, 2022
"MY BOSS PUT A CURSE ON ME"
I talk to a caller who's convinced they've been cursed by their employer after experiencing a string of unusual happenings. We chat about how they intend to fend off these supernatural forces after studying the occult. Later I introduce 2 random callers to each other who both happen to have one testicle, chat with a caller who's phoned into the show as a way of battling her phone anxiety, and talk to a guy who's dealing with an old lady at his pottery class who repeatedly grabs his ass. It's a very good episode. Listen to it while milking a cow. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
105 minutes | May 11, 2022
ANDREW CALLAGHAN GIVES ADVICE AS A GECKO
Calls start around 11:13 I am joined in this episode by journalist Andrew Callaghan of All Gas No Breaks/Channel 5. Andrew is known for his documentarian work of America's underbelly, including QAnon meetings, Flat Earth conventions, and most recently his coverage of the war in Ukraine. He's also a nice guy. Callers include a guy who's locked in an auto-yard, a student who steals plants and gives them to her professors, a submissive woman who just ghosted her dom, a guy addicted to LSD, and more. It's a good episode. I am a gecko. Check out Andrew's work right here: https://www.youtube.com/c/Channel5YouTube
111 minutes | May 8, 2022
Therapy Gecko Live from LA (in front of human people)
I recorded this episode in live in front of 200 people at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles. For the first half of the show I talk to callers, then at around 1:04:52 I talk to people from the crowd. It was a raucous evening of lots of people talking and saying words. Conversation topics include getting high while driving, problematic grandparents, alien fetus lava lamps, voice acting, deadly parents, and lots of other things too. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
67 minutes | May 4, 2022
"I WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS"
A caller tells me about the lifelong harassment he's endured from what he believes are visitors from another planet. We dissect the intentions of the aliens and how they were perceived by the caller. Then a lady calls in to tell me about how she's handling her recent herpes diagnosis, and then we hear from a man who's having an affair with a married woman. I think it is a really good and interesting episode. I only write that in these descriptions when it's true. Ok. That's it. No more. Go home. You're drunk. I'm a gecko. More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
79 minutes | May 1, 2022
BENNY BLANCO GIVES ADVICE AS A GECKO
I am joined on this episode by musician Benny Blanco to talk to people on the phone. Benny is known for his work with artists like Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, and others. He is also a nice guy. We talk to a guy about a death threat he received from his employer, a caller with a habit of sleeping with his friend's girlfriends, a couple who's received an offer to join the swinging community, an aspiring actor working on wind turbines, and a woman running a crystal business. Call start at 07:13 Follow Benny on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/itsbennyblanco/ I am a gecko.
60 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
"WE'RE TRYING AN OPEN RELATIONSHIP"
A couple calls in to talk about their sex life. The guy says he's no longer interested in having sex, so he wants his girlfriend to fill her needs elsewhere. She's unsure about it. We talk it through. We also hear from a woman who pooped her one piece in public, an electrician who shocks himself on purpose while simultaneously handling his baby mama drama, and a man living with a speech impediment tells us how that affects his day-to-day. This is a good one. I can feel it. I am a gecko. GET TICKETS TO MY LA GIG HERE: https://lodgeroomhlp.com/shows/therapy-gecko-podcast-live-2/More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
63 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
"I'M ADDICTED TO HENTAI"
A caller discloses how his hentai addiction is affecting his life on multiple fronts. I also hear from a caller who stalks their ex using a fake Instagram, a guy who is suspicious his buddy broke his bong on vacation, and a lady who questions her father’s character after moving back home. We had a good time. You’ll have a good time. I am a gecko.More gecko stuff here: https://linktr.ee/lyleforever
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