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She admitted to loving alcohol more than her infant son. Her name is Jowita Bydlowska and she is the brave author of the memoir, DRUNK MOM, which details the tragic aspects of her alcoholism as she was raising a newborn. It got so bad, she would plan vodka shots so it wouldn't end up in her breast milk. When a mother shirks her child for an addiction, how should we react? Dr. Gluck lends some of his expertise and perspective to alcoholism and her story in this very raw episode. www.jowitabydlowska.com

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In a few decades, we will live in a world where no one will remember life before the Internet. Visionary philosopher Michael Harris comes on GluckRadio to talk about the loss of absence in a world of constant connection. What happens to solitude and introspection when we have the world at our fingertips? Far from a social study, this episode will make you think about the ways you can navigate your future without irrevocably losing a part of us that makes us human. www.endofabsence.com

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Scientist Paul Raeburn joins GluckRadio.com to answer the question: Do fathers matter? Sure, we need them to reproduce, but why are deadbeat dads so much more common than absent mothers? Evolution has kept fathers around, and we ask why. Why do dads play with kids more than mothers? Why are men with smaller testicles more nurturing fathers? From culture to genetics, monogamy to salary, what is the "father factor?" Most importantly, what makes a good father? www.paulraeburn.com

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You think YOU had it bad, but wait till you hear Rita Zoey Chin's story. She was a child of physically and emotionally abusive parents which led to her homeless prostitution at the age of 14. How did she escape her young life of sex slavery and cocaine addiction to become a docile wife, professional writer, and equestrian? How do the demons of the past continue to haunt her today? What can she teach you about your past pain? www.ritazoeychin.com

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If the world were to end in an apocalypse and only a small portion of us survived, how would we rebuild our world from scratch? What would we do when wheelbarrows and basic agriculture coexist with abandoned cities and our encyclopedias? How would you survive? Top astrobiologist and science writer, Lewis Dartnell, provides us with the practical survivor's guide that will ensure our food supply, medicines, shelter and warmth. www.lewisdartnell.com

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What would you do if you found out you had about 10 years left of vision? That's what happened to this week's guest, Nicole Kear. After being diagnosed with a rare genetic disease, Kear seized the day with casual sex and travel. But as she neared blindness, she found the love of her life and had children just in time to see them. Her remarkable tale is one of "blind love," surrender and positivity. www.nicolekear.com

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Dr. Peter McGraw set out on a unique mission. He went across the world to find out what makes things funny. From interviewing top comics to traveling to the Middle East, McGraw finds out how science, culture, and psychology play a role. Are certain ethnicities funnier? Can a joke ever go too far? Are men funnier? And perhaps the biggest question of all: can you make yourself funnier? www.petermcgraw.org

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We all know that the mind is a powerful thing, but Joseph Hallinan will tell us just how powerful. How do we deceive ourselves for our own advantage? From the chilling placebo effect to universal superstitions, you’ll be shocked to know that no matter how sophisticated or realistic you might think you are, you’re constantly kidding yourself. From the boardroom to the bedroom, the way we perceive (and deceive) reveals a hidden power us all. www.josephhallinan.com

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Today, romance involves a lot less candlelit dinners and a lot more texting. Here on GluckRadio.com to help us decode dating in the digital age are founders of the popular advice site HeTexted, Lisa Winning and Jared Freid. From punctuation to sexting, you need to know the details so you say — er, type — what you mean on the screen. Whether you're 18 or 58, romance is a lot less face-to-face, and a lot more Facebook. Let's get some answers! www.HeTexted.com

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In Betsy's final show with GluckRadio, we interview Ray Gootz. He is a 33 year old male virgin. Yes, really. Despite being a comedian with a good income and a hysterical personality, Ray has never gone all the way with a woman. He tells his story on GluckRadio, and we also find out what it means to be a male virgin in a hyper-sexual culture. Also we have psychologist and blogger Mark Derian, who writes frequently on masculinity and chauvinism, to put Ray's quandary in perspective. www.animusempire.com

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