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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: 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

The NeuroNerds: Episode 28 - Interview with The Three Stromies

9/3/2018
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Host, Joe Borges is interviewing not one, but three amazing guests in this episode. These guests are the Three Stromies - three women who connected through their common experience of surviving major strokes at young ages. They share their experiences from suffering their strokes to recovery to their lives after stroke. Plus they talk about how they found purpose in sharing other stroke survivor’s stories as well as their own to inspire and empowering our stroke survivor community.

Duration:01:07:20

The NeuroNerds: Episode 27 - Let's Get Physical

8/27/2018
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The NeuroNerds are getting physical in this episode and discussing the importance of fitness and exercise during the brain injury recovery process. Joe and Lauren both maintain workout regimen and give tips and advice on how to start and stay consistent. In true nerdy fashion, they somehow connect fitness to video games and super heroes as well.

Duration:00:44:43

The NeuroNerds: Episode 26 - Joe's Stroke-iversary Part II: Recovery

8/20/2018
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To continue Joe’s August month-long Stroke-iversary, he continues the talk about his recovery with co-host Lauren. They get real about their hang-ups and issues with admitting their disabilities and deficits from their respective brain injuries and how important it is to accept it and face these challenges head on.

Duration:00:41:12

The NeuroNerds: Episode 25 - It's Joe's Stroke-iversary

8/13/2018
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It’s a special 25th episode of The NeuroNerds celebrating our host, Joe’s 2-year Stroke-iversary! It’s a celebration because since suffering a major hemorrhagic stroke on August 4, 2016, Joe has gained a new lease on life and made it his mission to live his Best Life. With his partner, girlfriend and caregiver Felice guest co-hosting this episode, they both go down memory lane and reflect on Joe’s stroke recovery journey offering tips, advice and lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Duration:00:59:06

The NeuroNerds: Episode 24 - Disney Princess Hair Magic

8/6/2018
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Joe and Lauren are talking all about their favorite Disney Princesses from the classics like Snow White to the new school like Mulan to the newly inducted Star Wars Princess Leia! What’s a Disney Princess without magical hair? They talk about their favorite hair powers and how important hair becomes when facing surgery for brain injuries. Who’s your favorite Disney Princess and if you could have any hair power, what would it be?

Duration:00:41:21

The NeuroNerds: Episode 23 - Mimi And The Brain

7/30/2018
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This episode features our first remote interview! Our first interviewee is with fellow brain injury survivor, Mimi Hayes. Mimi is currently living in New York living the creative life as a comedian and soon to be published author just a few short years after suffering a cavernous angioma that hemorrhaged in her brain. Defying all odds, Mimi is flourishing and her book “I’ll Be OK, It’s Just a Hole in My Head” will be published on September 18, 2018. Listen to co-host Joe Borges and Lauren...

Duration:00:51:45

The NeuroNerds: Episode 22 - SD Comic Con 2018 with NeuroNerd Field Reporter Ash

7/23/2018
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It’s a special San Diego Comic Con 2018 episode of The NeuroNerds! Not only is this episode is jam packed with nerd news from Comic Con, but also on-location interviews with our NeuroNerd adjacent correspondent, Ashley Hopson who attended Comic Con and gave us some inside news, scoops, reactions and fun from the convention in-person. Joe and Lauren give lots of their reviews as well plus theories and hopes for what’s to come in the world of nerdom. Joe also discusses PTSD and dealing with...

Duration:01:09:23

The NeuroNerds: Episode 21 - IT is Nerdy Cosmic Horror

7/16/2018
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IT, H.P. Lovecraft and all things Cosmic Horror are the focus of co-hosts Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano in this scary edition of The NeuroNerds. They talk about their favorite horror movies, the varying types of horror genres and dissect the novel turned movie, IT at length so major spoiler alert! What are your favorite horror movies?

Duration:00:38:12

The NeuroNerds: Episode 20 - Favorite Families of Nerdom

7/9/2018
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Lauren is back just in time for The NeuroNerds’ 20th Episode! This is extra special because it’s the first time Joe and Lauren are recording an episode at Joe’s new home. They discuss the importance of family in the recovery process along with their favorite and least favorite families in nerdom. What’s your favorite nerdy family?

Duration:00:44:49

The NeuroNerds: Episode 19 - JoeSoloRocks Birthday Edition

7/3/2018
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It’s host Joe Borges’ birthday and with moving to a new home plus co-host Lauren Manzano being tied up, he’s doing a special JoSoloRocks episode. He reflects on the move, his birthday, his plans for the future of The NeuroNerds and YouSoRocks as well as shouts out his survivor community that has helped him tremendously with his recovery.

Duration:00:50:23

The NeuroNerds: Episode 18 - Lauren's Late To The Last Jedi Party

6/25/2018
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Better late than never, co-host Lauren has finally seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi so naturally she and co-host Joe are diving deep into Star Wars nerdom in this episode. (Spoiler alerts for all things Star Wars!) They’re talking Star Wars past, present and future. What’s your favorite Star Wars movie? Share with us on Twitter and Instagram!

Duration:00:40:53

The NeuroNerds: Episode 17 - Teamwork + Survivor Summit?

6/19/2018
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Wouldn’t it be great to have a conference or meet-up with fellow stroke and brain injury survivors!? Co-hosts Joe and Lauren discuss ideas of just that in this latest episode. Plus they list their favorite fictional teams/support groups in comics, TV, movies and books.

Duration:00:31:57

The NeuroNerds: Episode 16 - The NeuroNerds Are Here To Help

6/11/2018
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It’s been a tough week with the loss of public figures, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to suicide. Last episode’s discussion of mental health continues with a focus on suicide prevention. Co-hosts Joe and Lauren share their own personal stories and struggles with mental health and how to find help to get through it.

Duration:00:44:59

The NeuroNerds: Episode 15 - Going Mental

6/5/2018
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Co-hosts Joe and Lauren were so busy focusing on Stroke Awareness Month in May that they didn’t get a chance to touch on the fact that May was also Mental Health Awareness Month so they’re diving into discussing it in this week’s episode. They both talk about their personal struggles with mental health as well as more about Joe’s stroke recovery journey and how it affects him mentally.

Duration:00:59:42