Mara Marek is a comedian and creator of the popular podcast Happy Never After. A very funny, but very adult podcast (seriously, don’t listen while taking your kids to soccer practice)
Mara is a native of Rockford, Michigan, and now lives in New York City. She has been married three times, engaged seven times and as an avid cyclist, she has been hit by cars seven times.
On Happily Never After, Mara Marek and her co host, Andrew Collin, feature a guest with who has been affected by divorce.
From stories to laughter, to moments that might make you cringe, hear the stories that make dealing with divorce a little easier, and a little bit funnier.
In 2017, Happy Never After received an influx of e-mails, and direct messages from listeners following an episode about a domestic abuse survivor. Listeners of the show reached out to Marek to share their own stories of abuse and survival and she became inspired. “I was like, ‘We have to do something’, she said, “and that’s how [Bike Laugh Heal] was born.”
As a result Mara kicked-off the cross-country bike and comedy tour, Bike Laugh Heal at the famous Caroline's on Broadway. Proceeds from the evening went to Safe Horizons, an organization who’s “mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.”
As Mara cycles across the United States, each city stop means a partnership with an organization committed to changing the lives of those impacted by domestic abuse. Her goal is to raise $1 million to prevent domestic violence and support survivors on their journey to safety, health, and laughter! You can stay in touch with Mara by finding her podcast, Happy Never After, on iTunes.