33 episodes

Hosted by actor and epilepsy advocate Greg Grunberg, The Talk About It podcast is first and foremost about bringing the epilepsy community together. Letting families and patients and everyone affected by epilepsy know that they are not alone.

Talk About It is dedicated to educating families on the importance of early and specific diagnosis by providing an assessment to help get the conversation started, educational information, stories from families who have found a diagnosis, links to advocacy groups, and so much more.

Talk About It! – The Podcast is created and produced by The "Talk About It!" Company Producers: Greg Grunberg, Phil Gattone, Nick Marzock, and Ken Lowenberg. Theme music by J.J. Abrams.

"Talk About It!" with Greg Grunberg The Talk About It Company

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Hosted by actor and epilepsy advocate Greg Grunberg, The Talk About It podcast is first and foremost about bringing the epilepsy community together. Letting families and patients and everyone affected by epilepsy know that they are not alone.

Talk About It is dedicated to educating families on the importance of early and specific diagnosis by providing an assessment to help get the conversation started, educational information, stories from families who have found a diagnosis, links to advocacy groups, and so much more.

Talk About It! – The Podcast is created and produced by The "Talk About It!" Company Producers: Greg Grunberg, Phil Gattone, Nick Marzock, and Ken Lowenberg. Theme music by J.J. Abrams.

    The Lake Effect with Lake Bell!

    The Lake Effect with Lake Bell!

    In this episode, Greg is joined by a fellow parent of a child with epilepsy, and that parent just so happens to be the incredibly talented and incredibly funny actress Lake Bell! Lake's daughter Nova was diagnosed with epilepsy at just five years old due to a genetic mutation commonly associated with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Greg and Lake talk about re-framing the condition to her daughter so that it is positive, taking away guilt or anxiety when she has a seizure. She has created a scenario in which after Nova has a seizure, she thinks of it as "sparkling" and is very brave and smart, like Joan of Arc who  is featured in the Frozen movie that her daughter loves and who also had epilepsy.
     
    Lake is currently working on two projects that center around epilepsy - a book about the brain that she is announcing on this episode, and the feature film "Under the Lights" expanded from the short film written and directed by guest of the show Miles Levin and starring Greg, himself! What a small world it is in this community!
    The Talk About It podcast is sponsored by Seizures Are Signs — dedicated to educating families on the importance of early and specific diagnosis by providing an assessment to help get the conversation started, educational information, stories from families who have found a diagnosis, links to advocacy groups, and more. For more information, go to SeizuresAreSigns.com. Seizures are Signs is made available by Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

    • 47 min
    Just Three Dads!

    Just Three Dads!

    Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) hosts Shawn Francis (@iamshawnfrancis) and Brian Altounian (@brianaltounian) of the Just Two Dads podcast about raising children with special needs. See Shawn and Brian every Wednesday @ 11AM PT Live on Facebook!
    The Talk About It podcast is sponsored by Seizures Are Signs — dedicated to educating families on the importance of early and specific diagnosis by providing an assessment to help get the conversation started, educational information, stories from families who have found a diagnosis, links to advocacy groups, and more. For more information, go to SeizuresAreSigns.com. Seizures are Signs is made available by Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
     
     

    • 47 min
    Celebrities Raising Cancer Awareness

    Celebrities Raising Cancer Awareness

    In this very special and star-filled episode of Talk About It, Greg sits down with David Anders, Todd Stashwick and Jerry O'Connell to share their personal stories of how cancer has impacted their lives. It will have you laughing, crying, and finding ways to come together to end this horrible disease once-and-for-all.
    First up is David Anders, a delightfully eccentric and incredibly talented actor Greg worked with on Heroes and Alias. David opens up about his father's blood cancer diagnosis, and how his father dealt with his condition as a doctor who had massive impact on all of his patients. David still grapples with the major loss of his hero and friend.
    Next, you'll hear from Todd Stashwick - also a brilliant actor and a self-described nerd enthusiast! Todd starred as Captain Liam Shaw on the critically aclaimed award-winning third season of Star Trek: Picard. Off screen he is an avid Dungeons and Dragons player who uses the hobby to raise money for the Pablove Foundation for pediatric cancer initiatives (PabLove.org). Todd's very good friends experienced the unthinkable when they lost their teenage daughter to cancer, so Todd laced up his running shoes and participates in half marathons in her memory. He also runs a charity livestream of DnD with audience participation to raise both awareness and money for Pablove.
    Finally, after such heavy conversations, we lighten up a bit with the hilarious actor, gameshow and podcast host, and star of Star Trek: Lower Decks Jerry O'Connell. Jerry starts by lamenting about being the father of teenage daughters, but he ends up getting into how cancer has affected him through his dad's repeated battles. He inherited his family's tendency to only go to the doctor if you have to go, but after witnessing his father's multiple scares with skin cancer, he sees the importance of getting screened in advance to take a more preventative approach.
    The Talk About It podcast is sponsored by Seizures Are Signs — dedicated to educating families on the importance of early and specific diagnosis by providing an assessment to help get the conversation started, educational information, stories from families who have found a diagnosis, links to advocacy groups, and more. For more information, go to SeizuresAreSigns.com. Seizures are Signs is made available by Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

    • 48 min
    MUSIC ON THE MIND of Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

    MUSIC ON THE MIND of Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

    This month on Talk About It, Greg is joined by the CEO of Vesalius Therapeutics and former director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), along with Phil Gattone, co-founder of Talk About It! This episode is all about collaboration, and how it’s possible to make giant strides in the world of medicine through various fields coming together. As Dr. Austin describes, there is often times resistance to share information across fields or specialties, but in the past decade and especially through Covid, the world of medical science, especially as it pertains to conditions like epilepsy, has seen developments that show the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Plus, as a very special treat, don’t miss Dr. Austin showcasing the other side of his expansive brain as he performs opera in front of a live audience! Greg is accompanying, of course!
    The Talk About It podcast is sponsored by Seizures Are Signs — dedicated to educating families on the importance of early and specific diagnosis by providing an assessment to help get the conversation started, educational information, stories from families who have found a diagnosis, links to advocacy groups, and more. For more information, go to SeizuresAreSigns.com. Seizures are Signs is made available by Jazz Pharmaceuticals

    • 52 min
    Chapter 9: The Origin Story of Talk About It!

    Chapter 9: The Origin Story of Talk About It!

    In this very special episode, we sit down with the founders of Talk About It to hear all about the past, present and future of this organization! Two of Greg's closest friends, Ken Lowenberg and Phil Gattone, are in the studio. The three co-founders tell the origin story of how Talk About It was born in a hotel ballroom. This organization is fueled by the passion for spreading awareness about epilepsy, but as we find out in this conversation, Talk About It is broadening its scope to include a variety of causes going into the future. Through the benefits of today's technology, Talk About It will now offer a mulititude of outreach channels to get people talking - talking about cancer awareness, talking about MS, talking about cerebral palsy, talking about depression, talking about the things in our lives that matter. No matter what you are going through, there is a community and an infrastructure of support ready to help, but the first step is to... you guessed it... Talk About It!
    The Talk About It podcast is sponsored by Seizures Are Signs — dedicated to educating families on the importance of early and specific diagnosis by providing an assessment to help get the conversation started, educational information, stories from families who have found a diagnosis, links to advocacy groups, and more. For more information, go to SeizuresAreSigns.com. Seizures are Signs is made available by Jazz Pharmaceuticals

    • 44 min
    Caregivers and Conquering the Scary Unknown with Kelley Coleman

    Caregivers and Conquering the Scary Unknown with Kelley Coleman

    To celebrate Epilepsy Awareness Month, Greg sits down with mother, caregiver and author Kelley Coleman to talk about navigating through scary and uncharted waters after a difficult diagnosis. Kelley is the mother of two boys, and her youngest, Aaron, developed an undiagnosed genetic syndrome in addition to epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy, cortical vision impairment, microcephaly, and motor/ sensory disabilities. Over the years of her preparation, planning and persistence, she developed systems, lists and how-to’s that she is now publishing as a practical guidebook for all parent caretakers to follow entitled Everything No One Tells You About Parenting a Disabled Child: Your Guide to the Essential Systems, Services and Supports. They also discuss motherly instincts and persistence with medical professionals, how she manages her self-care as a caretaker of others, and of course… Venus fly traps! We also get a bonus visit from a few celebrity friends who have very special messages for all caretakers this month.
    The Talk About It podcast is sponsored by Seizures Are Signs — dedicated to educating families on the importance of early and specific diagnosis by providing an assessment to help get the conversation started, educational information, stories from families who have found a diagnosis, links to advocacy groups, and more. For more information, go to SeizuresAreSigns.com. Seizures are Signs is made available by Jazz Pharmaceuticals

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

FreeLancer561 ,

It’s MY NEW Favorite PODCAST!

So great to finally have an informative, fun podcast for the epilepsy community. We NEED THIS! Thank you!!!

Jwershow ,

Podcast

Remember to talk about it.

eamemar ,

I Have Epilepsy and this Resonated

I previously read Kurt’s book so I was excited to see he was a featured guest. So much of his experience is familiar, I was diagnosed as an adult after the birth of my twins. This was a great conversation between the two of you. My prayer is that more visibility is lent those within the African American community that are affected. There are far too few of us lending a voice and the same as it applies to mental health issues, its a cultural thing. But our voices need to be heard too and awareness needs to be raised.

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