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S1 - Episode 14 - A Metal Drawer, Almost (SEASON FINALE)
It's the finale of Season 1, and we have a highlight guest in Tim Bissell. His past work in the TV industry and current work writing articles for publication all seem to have some thread with Tourette Syndrome, and how could they not? It's such a shaper. Favorite thing about this talk with Tim: he's the first person Ben spoke with who, like Ben, has "visualizations" along with his tics, which really opened a door -- or a drawer, as you'll hear. So many high points in this episode, and it's...
S1 - Episode 13 - Humanize It
After some (important) talk about Tourette Awareness Month and the easy ways you can back it, we talk with Rosetta, a rising Linux star from the Pacific Northwest who, herself, wants to do more with Tourette awareness and community interaction. Her story is pretty compelling on its own. You'll have no problem welcoming and supporting her. Tourette Awareness Month - 5 Ways to Raise Awareness http://www.tourette.org/about-us/5-ways-raise-awareness/
S1 - Episode 12 - My Eyes Got Really Big
We've got Jake, a college football player whose path through Tourette Syndrome has found at least one funny coincidence in his earlier school years, a curious "trigger word," and empowerment to help other Touretters around him. Tourette Awareness Month is ahead - http://www.tourette.org/about-us/5-ways-raise-awareness/ Ben's recent appearance on the Podcast Engineering Show - https://podcastengineeringschool.com/ben-brown-pes-091/
S1 - Episode 11 - Twitching at Various Geometric Shapes
Huge, major, priceless insights here with our guest Dave Ross, a computer-and-web engineering guy from Massachusetts whose perspectives on Tourette Syndrome are a great pump-up and, we'll predict, will be valuable to recently diagnosed Touretters (and their parents) who see the future like a void. Dave melts down the conversation for reshaping. Dave on Twitter https://twitter.com/csixty4
S1- Episode 10 - It's Symbiosis, I Guess
Jason Grant is on the show, who you won't be able to stop listening to once he gets rolling. There's so much in his experience and perspective, and he's got a gifted ability for telling it. He also runs an excellent website called My Tourette World, where he, among other things, writes a series about kids with TS that everyone will find empowering. Don't miss this episode -- it's funny, heavy and real. My Tourette World - http://www.tourettesnewsworld.com/
S1 - Episode 9 - We All Have Something
Chris Fox is a standup comedian who works his Tourette Syndrome into his material as well as motivational speaking. He was also the first person to reach out to this podcast with support. On this episode we hear his story, his tics and his positive force -- after we hear from listeners and talk a little more about "visualisation" with tics. Thoughts? Chris Fox http://enhancedweb.wixsite.com/tics/comedy Chris performing at Caroline's on Broadway...
S1 - Episode 8 - A Little Less Weird
Ben returns from a bad cold, and flashes back a few months when he talked with Britney Wolf, who's gained a following on YouTube for Tourette awareness videos and has vivid memories of her earliest tic. On this episode we also get to hear about the first time she brought up TS to her now husband, and what happened at work when she told her boss about it. She's great at building community and fairness across the spectrum. She also has thoughts about how outsiders perceive mild cases of...
S1 - Episode 7 - Not Thinking About Judas All the Time
A video game developer might make a cool interview, yes? Meet Pat, a Touretter who's worked on some popular titles. On the one hand, it's a fun episode to be able to talk to someone who develops video games for a living and works inside a recognizable company. On the other hand, it's a charged-up conversation at times, getting really frank at certain moments, because having a cool job is not to say he hasn't seen his share of on-the-job challenges directly related to Tourette's. Join Tic...
S1- Episode 6 - It Sounds Supernatural
Do you "visualize"? If that's a vague question, it'll make sense after you hear this episode, in which we head to Australia (virtually) to talk with Vaya, a quiz-show question writer and podcaster, and discuss Tourette Syndrome at school growing up, at work in adulthood, the empowerment of the diagnosis, and the totally overlooked quirks of having it. The Neighbuzz Podcast http://neighbuzzpod.com/
S1- Episode 2- Tourette's is a World
First: Thanks. Majorly. This podcast got an unexpectedly amazing response following episodes 0 and 1. So much great interaction for which your host, Ben, is eternally grateful, truly, as he is for this episode's guest, Chris, a talented musician from Salt Lake City with an interesting history of tics -- including "musical tics" -- that led to a late-period diagnosis that he said came as a huge relief in terms of context and social-professional handling. But Tourette's isn't the only part...
S1- Episode 1 - Oh, I Had No Idea
On this episode we've got 21-year-old Maddie, who owns her Tourette's even in hard-ticking times. Funny enough, though, people in her life seem surprised when she lets them in on the fact that she has Tourette Syndrome, like, "I would never have guessed!" Which just goes to show. Tics aren't always so conspicuous, even as they consume people who have even mild cases of Tourette's. In fact, Maddie and Ben end up discovering they have the same bizarre tic that no one ever sees. Maddie's...
S1 - Episode 0 - The Secret
Your host has a secret, and it's about to spill. Meet Ben, hear his background with Tourette Syndrome, learn what happened in his youth, why he's hidden his disorder from the public in his adult life, and why he's now doing a wide-open weekly podcast about it with fellow Touretters.
Tourette's Podcast COMING SOON!
COMING SOON! A podcast of authentic conversations with people who have Tourette Syndrome, and not in the same ol' one-dimensional way we so often see portrayed. It's also a document of the host's initiative to get out of the "twitch closet." Here's your preview.