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The Don't Fret Podcast

The Don't Fret Podcast

By D Fretter + Don't Fret Publishing

Poet, spoken word artist, and musician D Fretter talks about his journey with mental health, healing, and the pursuing his passions. D shares lessons he's learned (or is learning) and his reflections on life. This isn't an advice podcast, but hopefully if you choose to listen, something will resonate and help you feel a little bit less alone.
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Ep 51. Goodbye (for now)

The Don't Fret PodcastJun 22, 2023

Ep 51. Goodbye (for now)

Ep 51. Goodbye (for now)

The podcast is going on hiatus as D has decided to put more of his energy and focus into his writing and making content that he's proud of. This isn't forever. Thank you to everyone who has listened and supported over the years. We appreciate you - The Don't Fret team.

Jun 22, 202309:32
Ep. 50 Book Gate
Jun 05, 202330:28
Ep.48 Do You Feel Like All Your Plans Don't Work Out?
May 22, 202321:54
Weird Loner Kids w/ amodelwhosread
Apr 20, 202301:32:38
Reading, Writing, & Representation w/ Alexis C. Maness
Apr 13, 202301:02:35
Are You Feeling Stuck?
Mar 31, 202320:47
How I Deal With Imposter Syndrome (solo episode)
Mar 24, 202325:22
Sinner's Isle w/Angela Montoya

Sinner's Isle w/Angela Montoya

If you would like to support the show please hit up D's ko-fi link 

This week talks to Angela Montoya, author of the upcoming YA fantasy romance, Sinner's Isle (out october 31st). Angela shares how you rediscovered her sense of play and creativity through writing. Which eventually lead to the writing of Sinner's Isle. D and Angela discuss how they mentally handle bad reviews, representation in literature and much more. We hope you enjoy this episode!

Pre Order Sinner's Isle

Follow Angela

tiktok @angelamontoya_author

instagram @angelamontoya_author

Edited by Ryan "Sunshine" Harvey

Music by Aidan Pauls

Thanks for listening 

Mar 17, 202301:15:19
Sad People in Poetry w/Sayer

Sad People in Poetry w/Sayer

if you would like to support the podcast please hit up D's ko-fi page 

This week D talks with fellow poet Sayer (they/them). Sayer shares how they got into writing and poetry and reconnecting with their Indigenous roots. D pretends he's wise and gives some advice about plugging deeper into the poetry scene. This episode is a lot of fun and we hope you enjoy it. 

follow Sayer on instagram @sayer.smiles.02

checkout their youtube channel 

edited by Ryan "Sunshine" Harvey

music by Aidan Pauls

thanks for listening 

Mar 10, 202301:06:43
Hey Booktok w/ Deanna J Duxbury
Mar 02, 202301:16:01
The Name-Bearer w/Natalia Hernandez
Feb 24, 202301:15:18
Real Talk w/ Alexis Lynn

Real Talk w/ Alexis Lynn

This week D talks with one of his best friends, singer/song writer, up and coming R&B pop sensation Alexis Lynn. Alexis talks about her origins in music and the inception of her album, Real Talk. D and Alexis discuss mental health, reflect on their friendship, discuss biphobia and so so much more. 

Follow Alexis on spotify 

instagram: @alexislynnmusic

tiktok: @alexislynnmusic

for more socials, merch, and info about shows check out Alexis' linktree

Support the show via D's Ko-fi link 

Follow D on YouTube 

Edited by Ryan "Sunshine" Harvey

Music by Aidan Pauls 

Thank you for listening

Feb 16, 202301:05:59
Hey There Bud w/ Scottie Cyr
Feb 09, 202301:11:01
Solo Episode: New Years Eve + 2023

Solo Episode: New Years Eve + 2023

D jumps on the mic and reflects on 2022. He also talks about how he's changing his approach to goals in 2023. This is a short bonus episode so we hope we can keep you company as you drive to your new years party or while you're cleaning up or something. Thanks again for a great year of podcasting.  

Dec 31, 202222:43
Being Human Club w/Ashley Wanamaker
Dec 21, 202201:50:31
I'm a Multipotentialite w/ Courtney aka HalfCourt
Dec 15, 202201:24:01
The First Traitor w/ R.S. Twells feat. guest hosts Piya Sandhu and Alanna Fretter
Dec 10, 202201:23:43
Bonus Solo: Music Vs Poetry

Bonus Solo: Music Vs Poetry

D jumps on the mic real quick to talk about his new song, Staring at the Wall, some weird DMs he's gotten, and the transition from being a failed musician to an up-and-coming poet. 

Dec 08, 202234:48
Solo: I've Been Living a Lie

Solo: I've Been Living a Lie

This week D jumps on the mic to talk about 4 tips on balancing productivity and happiness, the laziness lie, and how he's reframing goals moving forward. Huge thank you to everyone who has supported the podcast this year. It means a lot to us at Don't Fret. 

Dec 01, 202238:44
Where's the White People!? w/Taylor McNallie
Nov 24, 202201:01:55
Music, Mental Health, and Faith w/isobel
Nov 18, 202201:20:28
Big Hollywood Meetings w/ BigHollywoodMeetings
Nov 11, 202201:03:47
D Talks to a Counsellor w/ Erin Egan
Nov 04, 202201:00:33
TikTok and Cosplay w/ ValiantF0x
Oct 07, 202201:01:12
Joy + Misery w/guest host Piya Sandhu
Sep 28, 202201:03:38
Solo Q&A: How To Support an Artist
Sep 23, 202220:46
Joy is Part of the Resitance w/ Fanny Kearse
Aug 05, 202201:10:12
Music is Everything w/Ariel Petrie
Jul 28, 202201:07:36
Hopeless Romantic w/ A.E. Valdez
Jul 21, 202201:23:41
Talkin' Nerdy w/ Arnaldo & Berto
Jul 13, 202202:00:49
Essence w/ H.M. Hussain

Essence w/ H.M. Hussain

Sorry for delay! This week I talk to author and poet H.M. Hussain. We talk about literature, writing, marvel movies and more. 

Jun 23, 202201:03:02
Gettin' Lit w/ Viktoria Bradley
Jun 02, 202201:34:53
Gigglepuss w/ Carlie Blume
Mar 29, 202259:30
Creating Content and Community w/NeeNeeBell
Mar 22, 202201:29:31
Dawn w/ Sof
Feb 01, 202201:09:51
Atheist Spirituality w/Untestimony
Jan 27, 202201:04:56
Set Me Free w/ Red Aka Rojita
Jan 18, 202201:19:39
Suicide Dick w/ Logan Nielsen
Jan 11, 202201:22:30
Feminist Gaze Ryan Reynolds w/Professor Neil
Dec 02, 202101:24:37
Deconstructionism w/Camille Victoria
Nov 25, 202153:26
My Life F*cking SUCKS w/ Cinzia (of Cinzia & The Eclipse)
Nov 18, 202101:18:17
The Sweet Spot w/ Lajla Jean
Nov 11, 202101:20:50
What's Your Type...of Dragon? w/ Stephanie Koetsier
Nov 04, 202101:18:40
What is the Dream? w/ Emma Alves
Oct 21, 202101:04:13
I Love You, Call Me Back w/Sabrina Benaim
Oct 14, 202101:02:30
TikTok Talks w/Morgan Walker
Oct 07, 202159:26
Down With God, Barely Asian w/ itsjonzi
Sep 30, 202101:17:50


you're out here killin it! 

Sep 27, 202109:38
BookToking w/ Emily Fletcher
Sep 23, 202101:06:56
The Handpicked Home w/ Piya Sandhu
Sep 12, 202101:00:12