Colorado Public Radio

Back from Broken

Back From Broken is an interview series about what it takes to recover from the biggest challenge of your life -- and what others can learn from your adversity. Colorado Public Radio’s Vic Vela, an award-winning journalist who’s also a recovering drug addict, hosts the podcast.

Vic talks with guests about challenges like substance abuse, mental illness, gambling addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. Each story describes the highest highs, the darkest moments and what it takes to make a comeback. It’s a raw, empathetic show that’s ultimately about hope -- and how recovery is possible.

Back From Broken is an interview series about what it takes to recover from the biggest challenge of your life -- and what others can learn from your adversity. Colorado Public Radio’s Vic Vela, an award-winning journalist who’s also a recovering drug addict, hosts the podcast. Vic talks with guests about challenges like substance abuse, mental illness, gambling addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. Each story describes the highest highs, the darkest moments and what it takes to make a comeback. It’s a raw, empathetic show that’s ultimately about hope -- and how recovery is possible.

Episodes: 11

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Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Duration: 37 min

Paul Scudo

Duration: 34 min

Keri Blakinger

Duration: 26 min

Andy Bellatti

Duration: 33 min

Dana Smith

Duration: 28 min

The Lumineers LIVE!

Duration: 39 min

Vic's Story

Duration: 39 min

Chamique Holdsclaw

Duration: 34 min

David Mellor

Duration: 31 min

Anders Osborne

Duration: 36 min

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