S2E9 | Kenny Wallach
Our host, John Tessitore, met guest Kenny Wallach at a mental health awareness event last March. They were both sharing their journeys with OCD in front of the entire audience. Editor, Mike Esposito, walked in prior to the start. He’s known Kenny since high school. An episode of Doming Out was born.
Kenny’s story unfolds into three parts. His childhood, where his sister battled cancer and Kenny developed a fear of sleeping away from home that turned into deeper compulsive thoughts and eventually a formal OCD diagnosis. After graduating college, an entrepreneurial spirit drove him to reconnect with Sajeeb Saha, professionally known as Producer and DJ, Jai Wolf. Kenny ended up managing Sajeeb up until last August when he moved to Jerusalem to chase a spiritual journey that called him to study at Machon Yaakov Yeshiva in Jerusalem. Kenny is the quintessential example of how to flip mental illness on it’s head - into a strength, into your strength.
Music curated by Jai Wolf this week.
Louis the Child - Love is Alive (ft. Elohim, Chet Porter Remix)
Jai Wolf - Indian Summer (Kasbo Remix)
ODEZSA - Late Night
Khruangbin - A Calf Born in Winter
Shallou - Begin (ft. Wales)