Choices (a radio sitcom)
By Gareth Stack
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The world of mental health is a crazy place. I should know, I spent six years studying psychology and psychotherapy. Not to say my new series is autobiographical, but you couldn’t make up some of the things that go on in the world of soul surgery. ‘Choices‘, tells the story of a young psychotherapy student, at sea in a bizarre world of frauds and fanatics. Ainesh Sharma is an under confident, over intellectual Indian-Irish twenty something. Ainesh has always been a victim of circumstance; working jobs he didn’t enjoy and failing to live up to his potential. Now, sacked from his factory job and thrown out of home by his disappointed parents, Ainesh is forced to train as a psychotherapist. His course is in ‘Choosing Therapy’, the philosophy that we choose our own destiny, and that everything that happens is our fault. With nowhere to stay, Ainesh is forced to live with two of his bizarre classmates. We follow him as he learns whether there really is such a thing as choice, and if so, how he can make his own destiny. If you’ve ever wanted to know what really goes on after your shrink smiles, pats you on the rump and closes the door behind you, tune in to find out.
||CleanChoices – Episode 6 – DiCaprio Island||Episode 6 of the brand new series from Dead Medium Productions and Dublin City FM. First broadcast 11th June, 2014. Natalie’s bullying finally culminates in a complete mental breakdown for Ainesh. Humiliated and desperate, Ainesh locks himself insid||11 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChoices – Episode 5 – The 7th Seal||Episode 5 of the brand new series from Dead Medium Productions and Dublin City FM. First broadcast 4th June, 2014. An encounter group led by Sean becomes deeply personal. Ainesh seeks help from his therapist. He finds his therapist is going out of busin||4 6 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChoices – Episode 4 – Yippie Ki Yay||Episode 4 of the brand new series from Dead Medium Productions and Dublin City FM. First broadcast 28th May, 2014. A flashback reveals Stillman’s origin, and his unusual relationship to Emma Jane. Cut to today – Ainesh is deeply sceptical about Stil||28 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChoices – Episode 3 – Maguffin||Episode 3 of the brand new series from Dead Medium Productions and Dublin City FM. First broadcast 21st May, 2014. Ainesh and Stillman attend a hipster funeral, where Stillman makes a horrible scene. Stillman is heartbroken over Emma Jane’s affair wit||21 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChoices – Episode 2 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club||Episode 2 of the brand new series from Dead Medium Productions and Dublin City FM. First broadcast 14th May, 2014. Ainesh learns cushion counselling from his eccentric lecturer Sean. After Emma Jane’s flirtation makes him run for the safety of his cin||14 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChoices – Episode 1 – The Hero’s Tale||Episode 1 of the brand new series from Dead Medium Productions and Dublin City FM. First broadcast 7th May, 2014. Ainesh Sharma is sacked from his minimum wage job for being a smart aleck, and is placed by the social welfare department in a course calle||7 5 2014||Free||View in iTunes|