We're on summer break and will be back in September '22 with brand new episodes!

In this special episode, we talk with Ukrainian rock singer Dima Afanasyev who has been surviving and thriving during unimaginably stressful circumstances. His story, and the stories of many other Ukrainians, are inspiring examples of how to stay...

Don't miss this remarkable and real-time conversation with Ukrainian rock singer Dima Afanasyev from his Kyiv living room. He has been surviving and thriving during unimaginably stressful circumstances. His story, and the stories of many other Ukrainians, are inspiring and instructive examples of how to stay strong during extreme adversity and everyday challenges. This is a powerful portrait of resilience, complete with Dima's awesome cover of CCR's Who'll Stop The Rain.

About Guest Dima Afanasyev

Dima is a Ukrainian musician and record producer, founder and frontman of the band Sinoptik. Originally from Donetsk, which was occupied by Russia, he left his native city together with his family in 2014 and moved to Kyiv.
Sinoptik is a Ukrainian rock power trio who won “The world's best rock band” in the 2016 Global Battle of the Bands,  and the only independent Ukrainian band who rocked the 80,000-seat Olympics Stadium in Kiev.  Uriah Heep, Marilyn Manson, Within Temptation, Jinjer are among the rock music giants who noticed Sinoptik and invited them as special guests to share the stage.
Music Videos


Give Some Peace to Ukrainians and Volunteers

One of our The Chill Factory podcast listeners in Poland is a volunteer helping Ukrainian refugees. He has sparked a project to get thousands of our Quick Calm DIY video sessions and The Chill Factory app drectly and immediately to thousands of Ukrainians, volunteers and organizations helping them. To make this project possible, and to customize these resources to best serve these groups, we're raising funds to translate content into Ukrainian and Polish, provide refugees with direct links to mental health support, post volunteer needs and promote these free tools to as many in need as possible. Want to join this Calm For Ukraine effort? Learn more and contribute here.


The Chill Factory App

Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory app from the App Store or Google Play.


About Host Jordan Friedman

Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan's been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.

In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan's latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.