Back from Broken

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.
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Latest Episodes

Ep. 7: Andy Bellatti

Andy Bellatti couldn’t resist the lights and sounds of a slot machine. He spent his days in Las Vegas building a successful career as a personable, TV-ready fitness expert, and his nights gambling away his savings.

Ep. 6: Dana Smith

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 on Back From Broken episode 5

Ep. 5: The Lumineers LIVE!

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.
Chamique Holdsclaw

Ep. 3: Chamique Holdsclaw

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.
David Mellor - Back From Broken Episode 2

Ep. 2: David Mellor

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.
Anders Osborne

Ep. 1: Anders Osborne

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.