CRN’s “Distraction” Podcast Adds Online Therapy Company as Latest Sponsor

HAMDEN, CT – The “Distraction” podcast, hosted by Dr. Ned Hallowell and produced by CRN International’s Collisions division, has added another sponsor: a new online therapy company called Talkspace.

Talkspace ( matches its clients with a licensed therapist and then offers a package to schedule chats, correspondence or video messages with that therapist. Talkspace offers online therapy for individuals, couples, businesses, and people struggling with social media dependency. The service has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Business Insider, Glamour, The Huffington Post and Today.

Talkspace follows OmegaBrite, a leading Omega-3 nutrient for mind, heart and health, as the latest sponsor of the “Distraction” podcast. Listeners can try Talkspace using its special promo code “DISTRACTION” for a discount off the first month of subscription.

“More and more people are living lives that feel out of balance,” says Dr. Hallowell, a child and adult psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author. Talkspace bills itself as a service that gives them an opportunity to experience therapy and find a path to a happier life.

Dr. Hallowell started the “Distraction” podcast a year ago to give people strategies on how to thrive in our crazy-busy, 24/7 modern world. Learn more on the show’s website ( and by listening to the show on iTunes.

Podcasts have been growing in popularity, generating loyal and dedicated audiences and attracting advertisers who recognize the value of such a captive audience. CRN’s Collisions network of shows has also been expanding. In addition to “Distraction,” Collisions has developed shows for a range of audiences including: “Just the Right Book Podcast,” hosted by independent bookseller Roxanne Coady of RJ Julia Booksellers; “Stockton!”, hosted by broadcasting legend Dick Stockton; “The Car and Driver Podcast,” with the editors of Car and Driver magazine; and “The Official Sasquatch! Festival Podcast,” providing coverage of the Live Nation music festival.

About CRN International
CRN International is the leading radio marketing company, pioneering strategies and producing creative programming that gives major advertisers competitive advantages through radio and emerging audio media. The company recently launched Collisions, which produces podcasts for curious people. The company is headquartered in Hamden, CT, with offices in New York, Minneapolis and Detroit.

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Jim Alkon, Marketing Director