100 episodes

Authentic conversations about Tourette Syndrome, produced by an insider who isn't interested in the ol' one-dimensional take on what it's like to have TS. On each episode, host Ben Brown talks with a fellow Touretter about his or her history, tics, social interactions and daily management of Tourette's -- whether by masking it, owning it, medicating it, or something altogether different. It's engaging, funny, heavy, real. Get ready to meet people who blow away the standard portrayal.

Tourette's Podcast Geeks Rising

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 91 Ratings

Authentic conversations about Tourette Syndrome, produced by an insider who isn't interested in the ol' one-dimensional take on what it's like to have TS. On each episode, host Ben Brown talks with a fellow Touretter about his or her history, tics, social interactions and daily management of Tourette's -- whether by masking it, owning it, medicating it, or something altogether different. It's engaging, funny, heavy, real. Get ready to meet people who blow away the standard portrayal.

    Season 9 - Episode 2 - Weird Things With Tics

    Season 9 - Episode 2 - Weird Things With Tics

    In this episode, Britney Wolf and Jhonelle Bean talk about how tics affect them, some features of tic disorders, like echopraxia, tics versus stimming, imposer syndrome, and much more. For more information and resources regarding Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders, visit the Tourette Association of America at tourette.org. Fight stigma, raise awareness, expand community.

    • 54 min
    Season 9 - Episode 1 - Change of Command (Britney and Jhonelle!)

    Season 9 - Episode 1 - Change of Command (Britney and Jhonelle!)

    It's a whole new season of Tourette's Podcast! Ben is back at the interview mic with two very special guests who bring us a path-altering twist. On this episode, we pass the torch to your amazing new hosts from the Tourette advocacy world: Britney Wolf and Jhonelle Bean. After a bit of hello and reintroduction, Ben, Britney and Jhonelle get to the classic Touretter conversation that this podcast has been about from the start. Enjoy, relate, share, and please show your love for Britney and Jhonelle as they take over and expand perspective on the Tourette community's favorite podcast. This is an awesome development. For more information and resources regarding Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders, visit the Tourette Association of America at tourette.org. Fight stigma, raise awareness, expand community.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S8 - Episode 16 (Finale) - The Immediate People

    S8 - Episode 16 (Finale) - The Immediate People

    It's a moving season finale episode talking with guest Allen Shoaff (a Tourette Association Rising Leader and Youth Ambassador) after highlighting the upcoming Tic Con and a dedication to a Touretter the community recently lost. A subsequent project seeks to build a top-class treatment facility for complex cases of Tourette. 
    Thanks so much to the Tourette Association of America for making another season of episodes possible. 
    Tw: Some discussion of suicide, suicidal ideation, depression during our conversation with Allen. 
    Condolences to the family and friends of Ryan "Larry" Lawrence. Obituary with clinic donation info. 
    Tic Con - https://touretteconference.org/ 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    S8 - Episode 15 - Night Workouts

    S8 - Episode 15 - Night Workouts

    Back after Ben's laryngitis outage, it's a new episode, and our guest is Shelby Ally, a model and actor from Orange County, Calif., who manages a tic disorder and insomnia but has found power in self-acceptance and advocacy. Shelby, doing professionally what she loves, emphasizes the pursuit of dreams, with the acknowledgement of challenges. Plus: Listener questions about tics and temperture, art, and the TAA explainer card. 
    Shelby Ally on Instagram 
    Print a Tourette Association ID/explainer card
    Tourette's Action ID Card (UK)
    https://tourette.org/ 
     

    • 37 min
    S8 - Episode 14 - Breathing Weird

    S8 - Episode 14 - Breathing Weird

    We're back from our holiday and personal-biz break with a solid conversation Ben recorded recently with guest Sophie. This wasn't their first time talking; Sophie had involved Ben in a project she was working on regarding Tourette portrayals and the media experience. They examine that a bit before covering all sorts of life ground, as tends to happen with Tourette conversations. And mark this on your calendar (United States folks): March 8, the National Day of Advocacy, with a visit to Capitol Hill to advocate for Tourette and tic disorders. We'll repeat this info on the podcast in the episodes leading up to it. For more, visit https://tourette.org/.
    Sophie: https://www.instagram.com/skngriffiths/
    https://www.instagram.com/basement_designs_jewelry/
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S8 - Episode 13 - Harder to Not Talk About It

    S8 - Episode 13 - Harder to Not Talk About It

    Talking with professional writer Tara Lerman about a great many things, including the vitality we can find in highlighting Tourette stories and ongoing issues the community faces. Plus: a heap of answers to the question about good/constructive activities for a young person with Tourette.   
    https://www.taralerman.com/ 
    Tara Lerman, 'Why We Need to Change the Conversation Around Tourette Syndrome'
    Tourette Association of America FY22 Annual Report

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

There, I said it. ,

Teacher with Tourette’s

I’d be interested in coming on the show to discuss teaching with Tourette’s. I have my own podcast “There, I said it.” I just interviewed Brad Cohen.

DSokolowski ,

My son has Tourettes

First of all, the quality of this podcast is way better than what I expected it would be. Anyway, my 12 year old son has TS and it’s been a roller coaster of a ride that started when he was 2 years old. I’m so grateful for social media and those coming forward sharing their experience with TS. When my son was diagnosed my only knowledge of TS was “that disease that makes you swear” it was earth shattering but the swearing never came. I would have to explain to other parents before play dates that my son has TS so he might do some weird things “but don’t worry, he doesn’t yell cuss words”. There are so many similarities in the stories of this podcast that it’s kind of therapeutic. Hearing adults speak about how they have navigated fulfilling lives with TS gives this mom and son hope. Thank you for this podcast and being a part of breaking the stigma!

Horrivle92830 ,

Eye opening

Gives a great, new perspective to breaking the misconceptions about Tourette’s.

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