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The Misophonia Podcast

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Candid conversations with people who live with Misophonia. Misophonia is a disorder in which there is a strong sensitivity to certain sounds. A person with misophonia feels rage and an inability to focus on anything but that sound. It feels like a fight-or-flight response. Host Adeel Ahmad has misophonia and interviews other "misophones" from around the world. All episodes are edited to be more sensory-friendly including equalization and brown noise. If you'd like to be a guest, go to https://misophoniapodcast.com. Theme music is "jltf" by Moby, courtesy of https://mobygratis.com The contents of this podcast should not be considered medical advice or therapy.

Candid conversations with people who live with Misophonia. Misophonia is a disorder in which there is a strong sensitivity to certain sounds. A person with misophonia feels rage and an inability to focus on anything but that sound. It feels like a fight-or-flight response. Host Adeel Ahmad has misophonia and interviews other "misophones" from around the world. All episodes are edited to be more sensory-friendly including equalization and brown noise. If you'd like to be a guest, go to https://misophoniapodcast.com. Theme music is "jltf" by Moby, courtesy of https://mobygratis.com The contents of this podcast should not be considered medical advice or therapy.

Location:

United States

Description:

Candid conversations with people who live with Misophonia. Misophonia is a disorder in which there is a strong sensitivity to certain sounds. A person with misophonia feels rage and an inability to focus on anything but that sound. It feels like a fight-or-flight response. Host Adeel Ahmad has misophonia and interviews other "misophones" from around the world. All episodes are edited to be more sensory-friendly including equalization and brown noise. If you'd like to be a guest, go to https://misophoniapodcast.com. Theme music is "jltf" by Moby, courtesy of https://mobygratis.com The contents of this podcast should not be considered medical advice or therapy.

Language:

English


Episodes

S5E25 - Leanne

5/13/2022
Leanne put her money where her mouth is and bought a large 6 acre property in rural North Carolina where she could be away from her misophonia triggers. We talk about all her challenges that finally led her to buy some isolation, we talk a lot about the challenges she has had at work as a nurse. She has had to deal with a surprising amount of pushback, mockery, and gaslighting for her misophonia, sometimes from the most unlikely places. Through it all though Leanne has always taken the high...

Duration:01:05:58

S5E24 - Assal

5/9/2022
Assal works in engineering at Uber in Seattle but has an unusual background. She is the first person I’ve interviewed who has been detained in another country due to geopolitical tensions when she was stuck in Iran for a few years. She was actually born there and grew up in the Middle East, and we talk about life with misophonia in that part of the world. We talk about tea delivery boys, punching a boyfriend, and weird suggestions by therapists. Despite the things about being a prisoner in...

Duration:00:56:08

S5E23 - Chloé (@misophoniamemes)

5/5/2022
Chloé runs the @misophoniamemes Instagram account you know and love. This is a rare opportunity to hear her story, her coping tips, her thoughts on the misophonia community and the advice she shares with people. @misophoniamemes is not her main deal, not by a mile, she is quite a multi-talented individual acting, singing, hosting her own podcasts. Please check out all her links below: Website Instagram YouTube TikTok @misophoniamemes Support the podcast on Patreon! Download the...

Duration:00:59:19

S5E22 - Soledad

5/2/2022
Soledad lives out near Milan, Italy. She is an instructor of Kundalini yoga and we talk about how that affects her misophonia reactions. She actually uses it to help people in Italy cope with misophonia. We talk about a lot more than that though. Soledad has some really wise and thoughtful things to say about how it feels, how others make us feel, and how we make others feel. A link to her website is below - it’s in Italian but you can use your browser to translate it for...

Duration:01:03:56

S5E21 - Joannie

4/26/2022
Joannie hails from southern Minnesota. She’s in her mid-fifties and wanted to come on in part to talk about the role she thinks hormones have played throughout her life in relation to her misophonia. We go back to her normal, happy childhood, and find out how misophonia developed, how she dealt with being a single mother with misophonia and how it affected her relationship with her kids, some experiences with substance abuse and rehab. We also discuss what’s it like to live between two...

Duration:01:00:18

S5E20 - Nathan

3/26/2022
Nathan is 19 and lives in Columbia. He's taking a break after high school and focusing on art and design. We talk about his experiences with misophonia in Columbia, fried food, and his plans for the future. Nathan also triggers himself a lot so that is an interesting aspect that comes up occasionally in episodes. I have links to all of Nathan’s accounts and his store below. Links: Personal Instagram - Art Instagram - YouTube - Redbubble Store - Support the podcast on...

Duration:00:54:52

S5E19 - Jessica

3/9/2022
Today I talk to Jessica who is a senior in college and we talk about living on campus, being in class and all her coping tips. She just found out about miso a few years ago and we talk about how she brought it up with her parents (who were her first triggers). Support the podcast on Patreon! Download the official Misophonia Podcast app! For iOS and Android Podcast episodes, background sounds, a trigger journal, a panic button, and tons of resources on all things miso. Absolutely...

Duration:00:39:14

S5E18 - Jeffrey Scott Gould (Quiet Please...)

2/25/2022
Excited to finally bring out this conversation I had a few months ago with Jeffrey Scott Gould. You may already know the name if you’ve seen his documentary Quiet Please… The film did a lot to raise awareness for misophonia and help people with misophonia understand what they’re feeling and most importantly that they’re not alone. In this conversation we talk about why Jeffrey made the documentary, how he decided what to put in the film, the reactions for misophones, dealing with haters,...

Duration:01:33:59

S5E17 - Michelle

2/6/2022
Michelle works in medical sales and had a pretty typical onset story, though moved around a lot being in a military family. We talk about those early years, what it’s like working in her current role visiting a lot of clients, plus her go-to earplugs, and how she deals with home life living with her boyfriend and her teenage son. Support the podcast on Patreon! Download the official Misophonia Podcast app! For iOS and Android Podcast episodes, background sounds, a trigger journal, a...

Duration:00:58:07

S5E16 - Mary and Sophie

1/30/2022
Mary doesn’t have misophonia herself, but she is the mother of someone with misophonia. She has become extremely passionate about the cause of misophonia awareness, to the point where she is working on a powerful book about it. Sophie is Mary's 87 years old mother-in-law, and has misophonia. So we get her perspective on misophonia going back obviously many, many decades right up to today. Sophie has a daughter who also has misophonia. So lots of complex perspectives here and some we’ve...

Duration:01:00:52

S5E15 - Ben

1/23/2022
Ben is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. We talk about his very normal childhood, nothing particularly traumatic of note when his miso started. We talk about spreading the word about misophonia and how he writes misophonia into everything he works on. We talk about having other conditions like ADD and anxiety, and you’ll hear his big earplug recommendation. Links: Ben Moody Support the podcast on Patreon! Download the official Misophonia Podcast app! For iOS and Android Podcast episodes,...

Duration:00:52:45

S5E14 - Liz G.

1/15/2022
This week I bring my conversation with Liz, yet another Canadian living up in Toronto. We walk about being a misanthrope, someone who doesn’t necessarily like a lot of humans, we talk about post partum depression, other comorbidities, raising a lively son during a pandemic, as well as dialectical behavior therapy. Links: Dialectical behavior therapy Support the podcast on Patreon! Download the official Misophonia Podcast app! For iOS and Android Podcast episodes, background sounds, a...

Duration:01:00:05

S5E13 - Elektra

1/7/2022
This week I’m talking to Elektra, a clothing designer and mother, recently moved to LA, although at the time of this interview she was living in Philadelphia. She talks about being a child of divorced parents, with one of them being particularly dismissive of her misophonia, putting off having her own child for a while due to misophonia, working on anger, eating disorders, using mimicking, and the importance of being taken seriously. I encourage everyone to check out the online shop of her...

Duration:00:51:56

S5E12 - Denburg family

12/29/2021
It’s the annual family episode! Last year around this time I had two episodes back to back of a mother and a daughter who both have misophonia. I decided to continue the family theme every year around the holidays and I am happy to bring this incredible episode featuring the Denburg family. It started as an interview with Alexandra, but then her parents were interested in talking about their experience with having a child with misophonia. Alexandra grew up in North Jersey, had a pretty...

Duration:02:12:10

S5E11 - Nick

12/15/2021
This is a conversation I’ve been thinking about lot since I recorded it. Nick lives with his wife and family, and works as a software developer, but his sound and sensory sensitivities have led to some really intense reactions and situations. There’s a lot here that’s unlike anything you've probably heard about misophonia but there’s a lot to relate to. We talk about his sound sensitivities, visuals, movement, spatial, different therapies, CBT, medication, trauma, issues his dad had, and a...

Duration:01:31:53

S5E10 - Sadie

12/2/2021
Sadie is a model, actress and student, and introvert based in NYC. Really interesting to hear her coping tips from working in places that are much more subjective and collaborative than your typical cubicle job or work from home job. Follow Sadie on Instagram Support the podcast on Patreon! Download the official Misophonia Podcast app! For iOS and Android Podcast episodes, background sounds, a trigger journal, a panic button, and tons of resources on all things miso. Absolutely...

Duration:00:50:48

S5E9 - Bryan

11/25/2021
Bryan is in software consulting and is a dad with a family in Colorado. This was a special conversation for me, all my interviews are special because we all have this thing in common, but this was kind of crazy because our life situations are even more similar. We really get into some of my favorite topics like, the distance that builds up between family members when you’re growing up with Misophonia. If there’s just one thing that comes out of all these conversations is that this thing...

Duration:01:10:52

S5E8 - Julia M.

11/18/2021
Julia is a senior in high school and as we spoke back when this 2021 school year began, it was interesting getting her thoughts on the past 18 months. Julia is also very into advocacy for Misophonia and runs the misophonoiamindfulness Instagram account. We talk about art therapy and her hopes to pursue neuroscience after she graduates. It’s really promising to see young people with Misophonia pursue their educations and careers with Misophonia in mind as something they want to work...

Duration:00:46:58

S5E7 - Dr. Jennifer Brout

11/11/2021
It's the second anniversary of this podcast! Few people have had as big of an impact on Misophonia awareness as Dr. Jennifer Brout. She is a psychologist and misophonia sufferer, and parent of a misophonia sufferer, who has been pushing very hard for misophonia awareness and research since the 90s. She co-founded the Duke Misophonia Research center, and is co-director of Misophonia Education and the International Misophonia Research Network. She has written a number articles about misophonia...

Duration:00:59:21

S5E6 - Rachael

11/4/2021
This week it’s back to a UK episode, with Rachael. We talk a lot about family, friends and relationships, and work, common themes, as well as traumatic experiences growing up, which honestly is also a common theme in my conversations. And of course we talk about shifting situations with work before COVID, during COVID and post-COVID. Support via Patreon! Download the official Misophonia Podcast app! For iOS and Android Podcast episodes, background sounds, a trigger journal, a panic...

Duration:00:59:23