99 episodes

Sean and Kyle are both affected by a rare disease called Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). FA affects their balance and coordination, significantly limiting their physical abilities. However both dudes have completed several long distance bike rides including “The World’s Toughest Bike Race” - Race Across America (RAAM). Their RAAM journey is the subject of an award winning documentary called The Ataxian. Kyle rode his trike to the top of the highest paved road in North America and Sean ran with the Olympic Torch. Their podcast is about setting sights beyond the challenges in your life and dreaming big, making a plan, and then executing like mad. You are guaranteed an emotional rollercoaster, and practical thoughts that you can apply to your life with this podcast.

Two Disabled Dudes – Kyle Bryant and Sean Baumstark

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Sean and Kyle are both affected by a rare disease called Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). FA affects their balance and coordination, significantly limiting their physical abilities. However both dudes have completed several long distance bike rides including “The World’s Toughest Bike Race” - Race Across America (RAAM). Their RAAM journey is the subject of an award winning documentary called The Ataxian. Kyle rode his trike to the top of the highest paved road in North America and Sean ran with the Olympic Torch. Their podcast is about setting sights beyond the challenges in your life and dreaming big, making a plan, and then executing like mad. You are guaranteed an emotional rollercoaster, and practical thoughts that you can apply to your life with this podcast.

    095 – Season 2 Finale – Are you Determined or Stubborn?

    095 – Season 2 Finale – Are you Determined or Stubborn?

    We are closing out this season with a deep conversation about purpose and commitment and how we reconcile our efforts if we do not quite reach our our goals. We had fun with this one. Enjoy!

    • 35 min
    094 – 2DD Update on 2019 Goals

    094 – 2DD Update on 2019 Goals

    Kyle and Sean invent a new game with news headlines and then catch up on their 2019 goals. Also, the two dudes circle back on a conversation from a previous episode about "hidden cities" on flight itineraries.

    • 43 min
    093 – Online Dating for People With a Disability

    093 – Online Dating for People With a Disability

    Bumble is not specifically a disability dating website/app, but it worked for Sam and Emily. Sam lives with Friedreich's ataxia (FA) and he uses a wheelchair but they matched, connected, and the rest is history. Listen to this episode to learn their tips and experience for online dating for people with a disability.

    • 47 min
    092 – Why Humor is Important with Dr. David Fajgenbaum

    092 – Why Humor is Important with Dr. David Fajgenbaum

    Before we get to Dr. David Fajgenbaum, Sean shares the grim story about fracturing his hip. If you'd like details about the incident and the prognosis for the future, have a listen.



















    Then Dr. Fajgenbaum shares his perspective on why humor is important while facing challenges in life. Listen up!



















    Dr Fajgenbaum's Book: chasingmycure.com











    Two earlier episodes with Dr. David Fajgenbaum:091 - Chasing Our Cure019 - Conquering Castleman Disease

    • 33 min
    091 – Chasing Our Cure with Dr. David Fajgenbaum

    091 – Chasing Our Cure with Dr. David Fajgenbaum

    Dr. David Fajgenbaum has a rare disease called Castleman's Disease which put him on his deathbed 5 times as he was in medical school and earning his MBA. He repurposed a drug to treat himself and is now the world's leading researcher in Castleman's Disease. He is helping other rare disease groups by training them to use his collaborative approach to research. He also just published a book called Chasing My Cure. Please enjoy our conversation with our friend Dr. David Fajgenbaum.

    • 36 min
    090 – LIVE at the 2019 Global Genes RARE Patient Advocacy Summit

    090 – LIVE at the 2019 Global Genes RARE Patient Advocacy Summit

    We presented the 2DD LIVE forum at the 2019 Global Genes RARE Patient Advocacy Summit. We laughed and cried and had an incredible time connecting with the Rare Disease Community. Listen to this episode for genuine insight and hearty hilarity from our three panelists.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

Fred Smother ,

So encouraging

My son was diagnosed with FA last year. We’ll often put on the podcast and just listen around the house on the wknd or in the evenings. Every time we listen to an episode it is a huge encouragement to keep pressing ahead.

Chrizmeyer ,

Must listen podcast 👏

Kyle and Sean are fun and hilarious! They have a positive look at disability through their podcast.
I enjoy their interviews, challenges, and just their hilarious conversations.
This is a must listen podcast for me! 👍

bikers unite 12345 ,

Terrific podcast, not to be missed

Helped me to connect to a pal with a disability, a reminder that we ALL have obstacles to overcome, very motivational, thanks for the frank discussions, love this podcast, Sean and Kyle are hilarious and shine a positive light on tough subjects

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