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Bio: At 39 years old, Joe Borges suffered a stroke in 2016 which, interestingly enough, changed his life for the better. While he did suffer a traumatic brain injury, he ended up gaining a new lease on life and now he is on a mission to live his life to the fullest. Inspired to share his experience with other stroke and brain injury survivors along with anyone else who will listen, he created 'The NeuroNerds' podcast. He along with his co-host, Lauren Manzano, who is also a brain injury survivor, talk recovery, offer tips for coping and thriving. Plus they're both big nerds and fans of all things comics, movies and pop culture which is always an underlying theme in every episode. Laugh, learn, cry, be uplifted and inspired by Joe, Lauren and the various guests featured on 'The NeuroNerds'.

Bio: At 39 years old, Joe Borges suffered a stroke in 2016 which, interestingly enough, changed his life for the better. While he did suffer a traumatic brain injury, he ended up gaining a new lease on life and now he is on a mission to live his life to the fullest. Inspired to share his experience with other stroke and brain injury survivors along with anyone else who will listen, he created 'The NeuroNerds' podcast. He along with his co-host, Lauren Manzano, who is also a brain injury survivor, talk recovery, offer tips for coping and thriving. Plus they're both big nerds and fans of all things comics, movies and pop culture which is always an underlying theme in every episode. Laugh, learn, cry, be uplifted and inspired by Joe, Lauren and the various guests featured on 'The NeuroNerds'.
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Bio: At 39 years old, Joe Borges suffered a stroke in 2016 which, interestingly enough, changed his life for the better. While he did suffer a traumatic brain injury, he ended up gaining a new lease on life and now he is on a mission to live his life to the fullest. Inspired to share his experience with other stroke and brain injury survivors along with anyone else who will listen, he created 'The NeuroNerds' podcast. He along with his co-host, Lauren Manzano, who is also a brain injury survivor, talk recovery, offer tips for coping and thriving. Plus they're both big nerds and fans of all things comics, movies and pop culture which is always an underlying theme in every episode. Laugh, learn, cry, be uplifted and inspired by Joe, Lauren and the various guests featured on 'The NeuroNerds'.

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Episodes

The NeuroNerds: Ep 48 - Nerdy Marvel Scatting

1/21/2019
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Off the cuff and jazzy, co-hosts Joe and Lauren scat their way through this uber nerdy episode with a focus on the MCU and all things Marvel. They're talking potential Marvel spin-off shows with Loki and Bucky Barnes, the future of Netflix Marvel shows and their predictions for future films. Sort of Spoilers ahead! What are your predictions and hopes for the MCU in 2019?

Duration:00:33:36

The NeuroNerds: Episode 47 - Lauren Khaleesi, Mother of Concussions

1/14/2019
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Co-host Lauren is our resident twerking, dragon Kahleesi, mother of concussions and in this episode she and our host Joe dive deep into her concussion recovery journey as well as her initial experience of being diagnosed with a severe concussion after a car accident. She shares the main signs of a concussion, tips on recovery and how she copes with her "new normal" post-concussion. Playing computer games was really relaxing for Lauren during her recovery. What are some tools and activities...

Duration:00:48:25

The NeuroNerds: Episode 46 - Brain Foods with Chef Jamie Gwen and Chef Ally Live From Live On Green

1/7/2019
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Join our host Joe Borges for our very first live episode of The NeuroNerds interviewing celebrity Chef Jamie Gwen and Chef Ally at the festival Live On Green in Pasadena leading up to the Rose Parade. Joe hosted their Culinary Cues stage all three days of the festival from December 29th-31st this year and was given the opportunity to record and film a live episode with the chefs. They talk about Joe's recovery and how eating healthy makes a big impact in the recovery of all stroke and brain...

Duration:00:35:09

The NeuroNerds: Episode 45 - JoeSoloRocks The New Year

12/31/2018
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It's New Years and our host Joe is doing a special solo episode reflecting on all the things he is grateful for in this past year. Plus he shares his goals and plans for 2019! What are your goals for 2019?

Duration:00:14:36

The NeuroNerds: Episode 44 - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas...

12/24/2018
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It’s Christmas Eve and The NeuroNerds are going full holiday in this episode! Co-hosts Joe and Lauren talk about Christmas, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice and other winter celebrations from around the world. Plus they talk about their plans for NeuroNerds YouTube videos in 2019 and setting goals for the new year. What are you plans for the holidays and goals for the New Year? Happy Holidays from The NeuroNerds!

Duration:00:41:54

The NeuroNerds: Ep 43 - Beating The Holiday Blues

12/17/2018
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Co-hosts Joe and Lauren offer tips and techniques for coping with the stresses, depression, anxiety and overstimulation often caused by the holidays. The holidays can be tough for anyone not to mention someone with a brain injury so they give a unique perspective to enjoy this happy time of year to the fullest and of course sprinkle in some holiday nerdom. What are some ways you cope with the holidays?

Duration:00:44:33

The NeuroNerds: Episode 42 - Avengers Endgame Predictions

12/10/2018
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The new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer just released a few days ago and co-hosts Joe and Lauren have lots of feelings about it so of course this episode is all about it! Joe and Lauren dive deep into their predictions and theories for the upcoming movie. What do you think the endgame is going to be for the Avengers!? Warning: Spoiler Alert!

Duration:00:45:08

The NeuroNerds: Ep 41 - AVM Survivor Thomas Mejia Part 2

12/3/2018
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This is Part 2 of last week's episode with host Joe Borges interviewing AVM survivor, Thomas Mejia. Thomas is also our December Patreon Donation spotlight supporting his 4th craniotomy surgery and recovery. This is our first month donating a portion of the proceeds from our Patreon supporters to causes and individual survivors like Thomas. Every month we will be featuring a different donation spotlight and we're happy to kick this off with Thomas! So take a listen as Joe and Thomas continue...

Duration:00:56:44

The NeuroNerds: Ep 40 - AVM Survivor Thomas Mejia Part 1

11/26/2018
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It’s our 40th episode! So of course this is an extra special episode. It’s host Joe Borges’ first interview with a fellow brain injury survivor in-person! But it’s really less of an interview and more of a candid talk between two brain injury survivors. This episode’s interviewee is AVM survivor Thomas Mejia. Thomas is also our December Patreon Donation spotlight supporting his 4th craniotomy surgery and recovery. This is our first month donating a portion of the proceeds from our Patreon...

Duration:00:52:45

The NeuroNerds: Episode 39 - Excelsior! Stan Lee Tribute

11/19/2018
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This episode is a tribute to the late, great, king of the nerds - Stan Lee. Co-host Lauren is out due to her recent pup, Destiny passing away (we love you Destiny!) so host, Joe reflects on Stan Lee and all of his achievements with guest (and NN producer/girlfriend) Felice LaZae. Together they walk down memory lane and discuss all of the amazing Marvel characters and stories, Stan created. Plus Felice serenades us with an acapella rendition of Spider-Man theme song; they talk about the...

Duration:00:42:32

The NeuroNerds: Episode 38 - Don't Compare Yourself To Other Turtles

11/12/2018
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Lauren explains the symbolism behind the turtle carrying the world on its back which gets to the heart of this episode where Joe talks about the pressure and guilt he puts on himself when he compares his recovery journey to others. Lauren reminds him that ultimately comparison is the thief of happiness. Our hosts examine better ways to reframe and have compassion for others while still feeling good about their recovery process at the same time.

Duration:00:50:39

The NeuroNerds: Episode 37 - Changes

11/5/2018
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Co-hosts Joe and Lauren discuss change in this episode. They mainly focus on change post brain injury, during recovery including its challenges, how it affects relationships and how it can help prevent future health issues. They discuss their own personal experiences with making health and lifestyle changes post brain injury and compare the differences between recovering from a traumatic brain injury like Lauren’s concussion and an acquired brain injury like Joe’s stroke. What are some...

Duration:00:52:00

The NeuroNerds: Episode 36 - The Halloween Edition

10/29/2018
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It's almost Halloween and fresh off of seeing the new 'Halloween' movie, host Joe Borges discusses the movie with fellow horror movie connoisseur, friend and hit producer Sleep Deez! Sleep has been a guest on the show before and is the producer of our NeuroNerds theme song. The two scary movie junkies talk about everything from Chuckie, Friday the 13th to ghosts and their favorite bad scary movies. Plus Joe is super excited about his new sound fx sampler! Can you guess who's laugh that is...

Duration:00:51:47

The NeuroNerds: Episode 35 - Blade and Buffy and Morbius, Oh My!

10/22/2018
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It's October so co-hosts Joe and Lauren are talking about their favorite vampire lore in this episode! They go through vampire lore over the centuries from Dracula's origins to Marvel's Morbius. Joe's favorite is 'Blade' and Lauren 's favorite is 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'. What's you're favorite vampire lore? The more obscure, the better!

Duration:00:43:12

The NeuroNerds: Episode 34 - Coping with Post-Stroke & Neuro-Fatigue

10/15/2018
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This episode is all about post-stroke and neuro-fatigue. Co-hosts Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano discuss their experiences with this condition and how they manage and cope with it. They give tips from seeing a therapist, seeking a community even if it is long distance and the importance of being patient with yourself and your progress throughout recovery. Plus, Oct 15th (the day of this podcast release) is the 3-year anniversary of Lauren’s concussion so we are celebrating her recovery and...

Duration:00:46:09

The NeuroNerds: Episode 33 - Imposter Syndrome

10/8/2018
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Co-hosts Joe and Lauren talk about imposter syndrome, the irrational fear of being exposed as a fraud. This condition is talked about a lot in business, but Joe and Lauren talk about how it can affect survivors. They both reflect on their own experiences with this feeling and how it has affected their recovery. Plus they relate this condition back to DC, Marvel and even The Addams Family. And Joe talks more about the new NeuroNerds Patreon and the YouSoRock Facebook Support Group. Have you...

Duration:00:53:31

The NeuroNerds: Episode 32 - The NeuroJedi High Council

10/1/2018
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Co-host Lauren is out kicking ass so Joe’s partner and girlfriend Felice LaZae is our guest host for this episode. Joe revisits and updates us on his mental health journey with his therapist. Plus they discuss the YouSoRock Facebook Support Group and The NeuroNerds new Patreon page! Have you become a part of the NeuroJedi High Council yet?

Duration:00:41:23

The NeuroNerds: Episode 31 - Connecting Monster-verses and Other 'Verses'

9/24/2018
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It’s another nerd heavy episode all about Kaiju monsters! Co-hosts Joe and Lauren dig into Godzilla, King Kong and other classic monsters discussing their film adaptations both good and bad. Plus they talk about their favorite devil cinematic adaptations and anime. And they hint at some big news that will be announced in the coming weeks, The NeuroNerds are getting a Patreon page where you can support the show and get cool insider stuff to connect you to the show even more so. More details...

Duration:00:44:29

The NeuroNerds: Episode 30 - Viggo Mortensen and Other Nerd Kings

9/17/2018
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Co-host Lauren is back to nerd out with host Joe about their mutual love of nerd king, Viggo Mortensen. What makes an actor a nerd king? Any actor who has been in movies with big nerd fandom and is almost irreplaceable as the character they played like Viggo in Lord of The Rings as Aragorn, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine or Hugo Weaving in pretty much any role he’s played. Who’s your favorite nerd king?

Duration:00:37:32

The NeuroNerds: Episode 29 - Quest for a New Therapist with Guest Co-Host Bethany Noelle

9/10/2018
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With co-host Lauren out for a pole dance competition, this episode features host Joe Borges with special guest co-host Bethany Noelle aka BooBoo. Bethany is very special to The NeuroNerds because she is our art department! She created The NeuroNerds logo and is currently designing our t-shirts which are coming soon. In this episode, Joe and Bethany discuss their quests for new psychological therapists to help with PTSD, anxiety and more. They talk about their coping mechanisms like...

Duration:00:53:31