The Dr. John Delony Show


Mental health challenges and broken relationships are a part of life—but they don’t have to define you. If you’re navigating something messy, call The Dr. John Delony Show. John shares practical advice on how to connect with people, face depression, overcome anxiety, and learn what it means to be well. Send us your questions, leave a voicemail at 844-693-3291, or email We want to talk to YOU!

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Recent Episodes
  • I Feel Betrayed by My Husband Going To Strip Clubs
    May 23, 2022 – 54:11
  • I Can’t Stop Smoking Weed
    May 20, 2022 – 57:23
  • I Need Boundaries w/ My Guilt-Tripping Mother-in-Law
    May 18, 2022 – 53:17
  • Having a Baby Boy and We’re Disappointed (Is That OK?)
    May 16, 2022 – 51:51
  • Dealing With Mom Guilt & Comparison
    May 13, 2022 – 50:43
  • My Ex-Wife Is an Emotional Terrorist
    May 11, 2022 – 44:50
  • Our Open Marriage Experiment Did Not Go Well
    May 9, 2022 – 58:17
  • I’m Dating My Mom’s (Much Older) Ex-Boyfriend
    May 6, 2022 – 49:04
  • Setting Boundaries While Working From Home
    May 4, 2022 – 41:10
  • My Sister & Her Husband Have Become Swingers
    May 2, 2022 – 47:45
  • I Want Kids & My Wife Doesn't
    Apr 29, 2022 – 54:07
  • I’m a Serial Cheater and I Want To Stop
    Apr 27, 2022 – 45:52
  • I'm Struggling to Actually Like My Kids
    Apr 25, 2022 – 50:09
  • Rage Rooms are a TERRIBLE Idea
    Apr 22, 2022 – 45:27
  • I’m Jealous of My Girlfriend’s Guy Friends
    Apr 20, 2022 – 46:32
  • Dealing With Severe Childhood Trauma
    Apr 18, 2022 – 51:00
  • Should I Sacrifice My Career for My Relationship?
    Apr 15, 2022 – 46:59
  • Do You Feel Like the World’s Gone Crazy?
    Apr 13, 2022 – 50:13
  • What Is a Narcissist?
    Apr 11, 2022 – 51:57
  • I'm a Burnt Out Teacher
    Apr 8, 2022 – 53:20
  • The Best Way To Eat and Exercise w/ Dr. Layne Norton
    Apr 6, 2022 – 39:28
  • Manipulative Ex-Girlfriend Is Pregnant & Says I’m the Father
    Apr 4, 2022 – 47:31
  • I’m an Overworked, Over-Needed, Exhausted Mom
    Apr 1, 2022 – 57:02
  • I Am Paralyzed by People-Pleasing
    Mar 30, 2022 – 50:20
  • We Haven’t Had Sex in 5 Years
    Mar 28, 2022 – 51:53
  • I Can't Get Over My Parents' Divorce
    Mar 25, 2022 – 43:25
  • Husband Yells When He’s Stressed… Is That OK?
    Mar 23, 2022 – 53:41
  • John Addresses The Adolescent Suicide Crisis
    Mar 21, 2022 – 55:13
  • Mom Changed Her Will & Asked Me Not To Tell My Siblings
    Mar 18, 2022 – 53:47
  • Wife Works w/ My Ex-Girlfriend & It's Causing Tension
    Mar 16, 2022 – 37:57
  • Delony Rants on School "Mental Health Days"
    Mar 14, 2022 – 37:12
  • Healing After a Traumatic Kidnapping
    Mar 11, 2022 – 56:02
  • I Just Left a Toxic Marriage & I'm Overwhelmed
    Mar 9, 2022 – 45:36
  • When Things Fall Apart (Bonus Episode)
    Mar 7, 2022 – 22:37
  • Guilt & Boundaries When Living w/ a Special Needs Relative
    Mar 7, 2022 – 49:50
  • How Can We Overcome Generational Obesity?
    Mar 4, 2022 – 49:41
  • My Mom Has Schizoaffective Disorder
    Mar 2, 2022 – 40:49
  • My Stay-at-Home Husband Refuses To Go Back to Work
    Feb 28, 2022 – 01:01:27
  • I’m a Trauma Nurse Struggling To Connect in My Marriage
    Feb 25, 2022 – 58:14
  • My 13 Year-Old Daughter Snuck Out of the House
    Feb 23, 2022 – 41:56
  • I Think My Friend Is a Pedophile… What Should I Do?
    Feb 21, 2022 – 53:08
  • My Dad Joined a Biker Gang & Is Using Meth
    Feb 18, 2022 – 46:32
  • My Boyfriend Is a Deadbeat Dreamer
    Feb 16, 2022 – 45:08
  • How Do We Talk to Our Kids About Sex?
    Feb 14, 2022 – 53:25
  • The US Mental Health Crisis Is Out of Control
    Feb 11, 2022 – 51:31
  • I’m Resentful That Fatherhood Doesn’t Look Like I Planned
    Feb 9, 2022 – 52:47
  • My Boyfriend Wants Me To Lose Weight So I’m More Attractive
    Feb 7, 2022 – 52:58
  • Pat Lencioni on Leading Through Serving
    Feb 4, 2022 – 59:37
  • I’m a Retired Cop & There Are Some Things I Still Haven’t Dealt With
    Feb 2, 2022 – 54:50
  • My Boyfriend Lives With His Ex-Girlfriend. I Have a Problem With This…
    Jan 31, 2022 – 39:38
Recent Reviews
  • Annoymous-010
    PSR Guitars
    Dude, why are you so against PSR Guitars?? They are beautiful and well respected. Wish I could own one. P.S love your show and book.👍
  • Hailey with a G
    What I was missing!
    I have to say since I’ve started listening to this show many aspects of how I look at my life have shifted. Thank you Dr. John for providing the platform for these brave callers to share their stories and in turn change so many lives. This show faces hard truths and gives practical advice from parenting to mental health to overall hurdles in life. I am beyond grateful to have found this podcast and have shared with as many friends as possible and I encourage everyone to do the same.
  • Happy12368
    Dr D has changed my life for the better
    So so helpful. Never miss an episode. I’m so much more mentally healthy thanks to Dr Delony. Love you Man!
  • "everyman" blockchain podcast
    Fun and educational
    The show is a lot of fun, but he also unpacks some really good advice, great listen!
  • Mommyoki
    The Real Deal!
    I absolutely enjoy listening to Dr. John. He gives such sound advice, and I can tell that he genuinely cares about people. What a gift to the world 🙏🏾
  • luv2ride307
    He speaks from the heart
    I just love that I found this show. When John talks, I feel like he is talking right at me. This is one of my favorite podcast. Thank you for all the positivity that you bring to each show John. Keep up the amazing job !!
  • Joy-Oyster
    Just awesome
    I love this show. Thank you John, gratitude to your team, Dave Ramsey, and everyone that calls in and is vulnerable enough to share their lives with the rest of us who aren’t as brave but are dealing with the same problems. You can learn so much about living a better life from this show and if everyone just listened and learned the world would be a better place. You can’t listen to this show and not change the way you think and hopefully act. Again thank you.
  • Holly Salsido
    Zero to hero
    At first I didn’t like DrJohn however he has grown on me and I love listening now. I think he is much better on his own than with Dave or another personality.
  • Southsidewhitesoxfan
    More like Dr. John Bologna
    Overtime John has improved 100%.
  • JimboJonhy
    Thank you
    Thanks Dr. John! Keep doing what you do. Thanks for being you.
  • travelinb91
    Keep Going!
    Thank you John Delony and team. You have created a safe place for us to share and learn. The world needs to hear what you have to say. I end each episode having learned something practical.
  • Kimgjolly
    Great show!
    Fantastic show, love the direct, yet sensitive and graceful, qualified advice you provide your callers and listeners. Even when I listen to something not exactly experienced, I still learn from it- like setting family drama boundaries, what grief should look like, and what isn’t ours to carry. Keep up the good work!
  • love th bible
    I love John’s optimism and grace towards every call. This guy is a real/ honest and loving guy. He will tell you the hard truth but then he also gives you Optimism on tips to fix it. Love watching your show! Keep up the great work!
  • Scouts Honor
    Real Life Questions, Real Life Answers
    Life isn’t easy. But often we feel the pressure to act like it we are killing it. Dr John has an approach that brings us all together because life isn’t easy for anyone. And he doesn’t sugarcoat the answers all while being sympathetic.
  • RevelationReady
    Rude, entitled, not a good speaker
    John has more degrees than a thermometer and he’s proof having that many degrees doesn’t determine how smart you are. Rude to callers and the worst personality. When him and Dave segment together, I can’t listen. But for Dave and others or Dave by himself, 100%! John is NOT it.
  • amy01153226
    Very caring
    A very helpful and knowledgeable counselor who gives good common sense, realistic advice . He seems to have particular expertise with teens snd young adults with mental illness .
  • Sciencyfriend
    Cmon man
    I’ve liked Dr John’s show since I got into it a few months ago, but like a lot of other recent comments I think it’s being dragged down by stupid radio tropes and set time slotting. I get that you have to act and lighten the mood with a serious subject like mental health but at times it feels super grating and like he’s not being compassionate. The times I come away having learned something or find solace in knowing others have similar struggles are the best episodes, but more and more those moments are snuffed by constant interruption on John’s part and his attempts at making good sound bites for the show. It’s like the doc takes one minute to hear his distraught “patient’s” symptoms, jumps on the most common diagnosis, and prescribes an often difficult treatment without any execution plan or feedback. RIP patient adherence to treatment
  • gmpony
    Listen to and enjoy every podcast
    And disappointed they’ve cut back on the number of podcasts every week.
  • abburns
    Addressing the hard stuff
    Love this show and Dr. Delony. Everyone should listen to this. We need eliminate the stigma around mental health and counseling. No matter what stage of life you’re in, everyone can benefit from a good counselor and I think Delony has presented counseling in a positive light to so many! Straight forward, no tip toeing around hard questions or topics. So, so good.
  • bbyjules
    Started strong, but really starting to slip
    I found the podcast in its early days and was immediately hooked. I though John was funny, down to earth, and really took the time to understand each caller and guide them towards a more hopeful path, while at the same time, giving great advice that the listener could take away and apply to their own life. In more recent months though, I’ve found the quality of this show has gone down drastically. He has become belittling towards many callers, and often sounds annoyed when they tell him something he doesn’t like. It has become very obvious that he has certain biases, and seems less understanding when someone has a conflict that challenges his ideals. When someone does call about a subject that he is interested in, I feel like I’m listening to two high school girls gossiping in the bathroom, and now find myself turning the episodes off mid show. Such a disappointment, because I used to binge this show and couldn’t get enough of it, but the quality of advice has gone down hill so quickly. I’ll still tune in from time to time, because he does still offer some good insight on things occasionally, but I definitely no longer have high expectations.
  • mavcty
    I’m not sure how this show is apart of the Ramsey network, because this guy gives terrible advice. I only listened because I saw he was apart of the Ramsey network and love all of their podcasts but this show does not belong with them. I listened to two shows and that was enough. I’m not sure how he’s a doctor because he gives terrible advice, sounds like a goof ball, and shows no ounce of compassion. He’s also rude and jumps in a lot when people are talking. I listened to a show where a caller was talking about her faith and how she felt called to do something and he almost made a mockery of it. That was it for me, and surprised Dave Ramsey would even be associated with this guy.
  • josephina*
    Share Jesus
    John is very good at “diagnosis “ but I find myself wondering at the end of each episode, “how did he help the caller?” I myself was born into a traumatic lifestyle and gone through several counselors. All of whom were great and guided me to the best and most wonderful counselor in history. JESUS. Jesus is the only person who can heal and take away our pain. I wish John wouldn’t be afraid to share that fact. Still he does a good job
  • 46808653
    Love it
    I absolutely love this show. He’s got a great personality.
  • Gine for good
    Gone away
    The concept and content are good, but I grew weary of Deloney’s random blithering every time he has a scatterbrained thought. He started out good, but ran off the rails.
  • SRE.E
    I love the Ramsey group, and have tried hard to “like” Deloaney. He is quite frustrating in that I don’t feel like he listens to the caller at all. He gets a clue to their issue and jumps in with jokes and snide remarks. There’s NO compassion, NO heart towards their situation. After all is said and done at the end of the call…I’m left thinking…wait, what was the answer??? How did he actually help that person???
  • ets220
    Love this podcast.
    Great podcast. Love listening to it while I’m driving. Dr John does a great job answering hard questions and also can make some things humorous while at it.
  • KyleKelly
    We all should be so lucky to have a Dr. John in our lives. Since he’s only one man., it’s nice to catch a little piece of him being there for others.
  • Mariann!!
    Love it!
    It’s definitely worth your time if you are trying to stay informed.
  • rybtihw
    Just wow
    I learn so much about myself by just listening to this show. One of the things I GREATLY respect is the way DR John doesn’t try to hide the negative things people say about him, but instead brings it up and evaluate if he could do better!
  • MarleyKS
    When the gaslights burn brightly..
    John! The young man with the alcoholic mother.. why would you tell him his mother and brother are his responsibility? He clearly started has has not had much of a relationship with her. And Why should he thank his aunt for taking care of her sister? I always question your advise. And your self Deprecation isn’t funny or cute.
  • Baby-Couponer
    The Truth
    Dr. D is on this show saving lives everyday! His advice is spot on and honest. He’s the friend you didn’t know you needed.
  • Davideo21
    As a new father I really appreciate the advice on the show
  • Jt_Swift
    Best show
    Dr. John Delony has such an awesome heart, he doesn’t push his beliefs on you and starts by helping you where you’re at. I have been able to learn a lot from his show on top of that, this is a MUST listen! -Mr. Plays With squirrels
  • Brookster29
    Slipping a Bit
    I really enjoyed the first year or so of Dr. Delony’s show, but the last couple months I find myself turning it off early. I’ve thought about how I’m feeling when I go to make the switch and a couple things stand out. First, I think I’m over the self depreciating jokes and comments. They were endearing at first, and I can handle them on occasion, but they’re over played at this point and distracting from the meat of the show. Secondly, I’ve lately felt that Dr. D is either not listening or even at times talking over his guests too much. I didn’t feel that at first, but have noticed it more and more. I’m going to continue listening, because I think there’s a lot of redeeming qualities to his work, but I hope Dr. D reflects on the variety of comments and feedback he gets from listeners.
  • Ylmirna
    Thank you!
    I’m so thankful for this podcast! Thank you Dr. Delony for all you do! The helpful tips, the calls have been so life giving !
  • Cheldell
    Those who can’t do, teach.
    I’d like to know with all his degrees if he has actually had paid clients, not college students via Free resources. He lacks real advice for people who have been through trauma. Every time someone shows signs of a hard or traumatized past, he characterizes them as children and as someone who can’t control their emotions. Really?! Does he actually think he is helping by calling every caller’s problem a child or immature? He should try to talk to the callers with compassion instead of annoyance for interrupting his coffee break.
  • Blu1dBeut
    Greatest addition to the Ramsey network!
    I’ve listened to Dave Ramsey since I was 19, so 25 years! I’ve listened to the show evolved from just Dave on to his other personalities and Dr. D has been my favorite addition! I’m someone who has been in and out of counseling for years, have met a ton of bad ones and a couple good ones, but Delony keeps everything so real and down to earth. He listens to his callers, uses real life experiences, even his own, all while keeping to conversation light but guided. I’m a single mom who really appreciates the amazing people that call in and his great advice. Keep up the great work Dr. Delony and thank you for everything you and your team (mostly Kelly) do!
  • alojlo
    So encouraging!
    I appreciate Dr. John’s calm, gentle approach and his lighthearted sense of humor. It is clear he cares deeply and I have learned helpful thoughts processes from listening.
    Learn something new
    I learn something new every time I listen to this show! When you stop learning, you quit growing and you never will know it all but you can live a great life with intelligent advice from respected professionals like Dr. John! I love to share episodes with friends. The Dr. John show has taught me relational techniques for my personal relationships as well as my professional relationships that I can use every day! I love to share the stories snd experiences of others from the show with my husband followed by the recommendations for those experiences that Dr. John makes. He has answered so many questions of mine so thanks to those that call in and their vulnerability! Love the show, thank you for being there for so many people!
  • DrDFan
    Great show
    Some of these negative reviews are hilarious. This is my favorite podcast and I’ve gotten some excellent advice for my own life even when my situations don’t match up to the callers’. He’s even entertaining and fun to listen to when I can’t relate to the caller at all.
  • Massiel G.
    Love your advice
    Dr Deloney, thank you for sharing your wisdom and for lending an honest ear to all callers . I learn a lot from your show and your guidance has gotten me through some very hard days. God bless and please keep up the great work! Much love from New Jersey.
  • Susiebkr
    #1 podcast
    I have just listened to every episode of Dr. John, and I’m sad that I have to wait for the next podcast to come out. I have learned more from these individual calls that he talks through then I could ever have imagined. I’ve taken the skills that he shares and have implemented them in my own life!I’m incredibly thankful for this podcast!!
  • Alec. F
    Amazing show!
    Hearing people’s stories and situations and how John gives them advice and helps equips them helps me to 1. Know that my problems I think are big are actually small and 2. Better be able to see issues in my own life and address them before they become more intense or severe. I also like that this show reaches a broader audience through loving people genuinely and not just hating on people.
  • beckyNM
    Fun and smart
    I enjoy his sense of humor and approach toward problems. I’ve listened to Dave Ramsey for years, but never really liked the various Ramsey Personalities. This is the exception. All the others felt stuck on a sound bite or well-rehearsed skit, but he is fresh, unexpected, and real.
  • Brauninater
    Amazing heart
    John not only is a great counselor, or a genuine human being. He really cares. I often listen and either have similar questions when he asks, or I’m blown away by the insight. He’s helped a lot of people through some really tough times over the years, so you can hear he goes the extra mile to really show compassion. For context as well, I’ve listened to a few dozen episodes, plus several Ramsey co hosted shows, and I was blessed to have spent some time with him in person in real life lol. He is who he says he is. Keep it up John!
  • calimom39
    Dr.D is alright
    I don’t get this. Why is this show so popular... it is so depressing. It makes me feel so down and sad every time I listen, I just can’t anymore. Dr. D... just loves to pontificate. He’s not the worst, but he’s not the best either. I’d prefer Dave Ramsey’s advice 9x out of ten even on these difficult issues.
  • 😧😧😧😧😮😮
    Dr John deloni gives great advice he’s funny ,kind gets to the point gives multiple ways to work out the callers situation it’s a great listen.
  • boleseethan
    Great song Reviews
    So the show is OK. It’s 50 min of meh and then the last 2 minutes he gives a “greatest song of all time” and I have really been loving them! I was a sheltered kid growing up and now I feel like I’m re-living a musical childhood I never had! But in all seriousness the podcast is great. Dr. John reminds me it’s ok to have fun and make fun of your friends and tell jokes and he is REALLY helpful for life difficulties. And moving forward. Yea definitely still have a lot of room to grow but that’s why I keep listening. And I totally agree Reel Big Fish has to be the best ska group.
  • Momtotwo2
    I absolutely love this podcast, snd it has really helped me. I look forward to every episode. John is real, kind, and open with his own struggles in life, which makes him very relatable. I wish there was a new one available every day!
  • DrJohnROCKS
    Excellent help
    I am a school teacher. I deal with trauma everyday- in kids and their families. One thing I’ve always had a passion for is behavior- I’m constantly analyzing the behavior of those I serve in order to find ways to serve them better. I appreciate so much the ways Dr John walks through each situation- it often refines or affirms the conclusions I’ve come to know throughout my career. Sometimes (actually MANY times..) I add things to my toolbox to use with families. I also very much appreciate his approach to ADHD— my colleagues over the years are always quick to make it so clinical or the way John says “ like there is something wrong with someone’s brain..”. I’ve had many ADHD kids in my care and the connection issue seems to really make a ton more sense to me— I’ve never known how to articulate that until now— I just knew what I was being told didn’t seem right. I’d love to see/hear the podcast M-F instead of 3 days a week but that’s really the only change I’d make. James and Kelly are amazing too and I’m glad that John has incorporated them into the show like he has:)
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