This is a show about recovery, hosted by CPR News host Vic Vela. Everyone knows someone who struggles with addiction or mental health issues or a physical ailment that has dramatically changed their life. This show is a place to regularly showcase courage and what it takes to come back.
Every other Friday

Latest Episodes

  • Dana Smith has a unusual job: She helps people in recovery reach their potential at a gym dedicated to sobriety and fitness. But she didn’t reach this point easily.
  • The Lumineers' latest album deals with the pain of addiction and substance abuse. In this intimate live episode, the band members share three of those songs and the stories that inspired them.
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  • Vic gives a first-person account of cocaine addiction, and shows there's hope for everyone who longs to make a comeback.
  • She's one of the greatest female basketball players of all time. She was a three-time national champion in college and later starred in the WNBA. But Chamique Holdsclaw has struggled with mental health problems and bipolar disorder.
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  • A random car crash ended David Mellor's hopes of pitching in the major leagues, and led to years of sleepless nights. What happened next changed his life forever.
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  • Anders Osborne is a talented singer, blues guitarist and songwriter from New Orleans. He was dependent on alcohol for years — and it nearly destroyed his career and family. Anders opens up about his struggles with addiction, explains how he got sober and shares songs about those experiences.
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  • Listen to the trailer for our new podcast "Back from Broken" - a podcast about recovery, hosted by CPR News host Vic Vela.
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Team

  • Weekend Host / Reporter, Back from Broken
  • Podcast Producer, Audio Innovations Studio, Back from Broken
  • News Director, Back from Broken
  • Editor, Audio Innovations Studio, Back from Broken
  • Podcast Producer, Audio Innovations Studio, Back from Broken
  • Podcast Producer & Project Manager, Audio Innovations Studio, Back from Broken
  • Executive Producer, Audio Innovations, Back from Broken