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.
S7 - Episode 15 - What If (with Harper Starling)
Taking risks is ... risky. Might fail, right? You don't just suddenly decide to move from, say, the midwest to Los Angeles to try and turn your talents into a rewarding career. And, lord have mercy, having something like Tourette Syndrome and comorbids like anxiety doesn't help, does it? For pop singer Harper Starling, it did. This is, in fact, her story.
Reviewing S7 Episode 14 - Women and Tourette
Keeping last week's episode - our analysis with tourette scientist Dr. Christine Conelea on some of the recent talk about young women and their symptoms -- in focus, this week is a referral to a response video from Tics n Tatts on YouTube. Kass, who runs the channel, adds great points. Tons left to explore with this question: has the Tourette science and treatment world gotten it wrong when it comes to Tourette and other neurological observations in women?
S7 - Episode 14 - Science Episode: Revisiting the TikTok Thing, Sex Differences
Recall our episode a while back with the authors of scientific report examining why doctors were seeing reported swells of young women over the course of the pandemic with Tourette-looking symptoms, and how social media like TikTok might be a player. We're revisiting that on this episode, but from a different angle. What else might be going on? Are we getting it wrong when it comes to what Tourette looks like in females?
S7 - Episode 13 - X-Rays
Saddiq is a radiography student and fitness Instagrammer/TikTok-er whose energy-spending workouts serve a role for his Tourette, discussed here in addition to late diagnosis, coprolalia, creativity and the stress of travel.
S7 - Episode 12 - Listener Mail
A different kind of episode this week -- all listener questions, including some day-of zingers. Should we make this an occasional thing? An all-listener-questions episode? Contact.
S7 - Episode 11 - Hit a Seven
Seamus Evans, an ambassador for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia, is a standup comedian, television and radio personality, and keynote speaker working in his experience with Tourette and the boundaries it seemed to set for him -- which he essentially laughed right past. Not that it was overnight-easy. Not that he didn't have the challenges and self-doubt and depression and everything else on the TS dinner menu.
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.
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!
Gives a great, new perspective to breaking the misconceptions about Tourette’s.