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Just Talking Podcast

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Casual conversations with purpose featuring interesting, inspiring, and innovative people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and industries. Everyone has a story to share, and every story is worth sharing. There's no pressure, we're just talking.

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Casual conversations with purpose featuring interesting, inspiring, and innovative people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and industries. Everyone has a story to share, and every story is worth sharing. There's no pressure, we're just talking.

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
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Well done Podcast

By William McDonald - May 05 2011
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This podcast is very entertaining as well as interesting. Its a great listen!

Great podcast!

By RogueSpear71 - May 20 2010
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Great job Chris, keep doing it your way brotha!

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
1
1
0
0

Well done Podcast

By William McDonald - May 05 2011
Read more
This podcast is very entertaining as well as interesting. Its a great listen!

Great podcast!

By RogueSpear71 - May 20 2010
Read more
Great job Chris, keep doing it your way brotha!
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Just Talking Podcast

Latest release on Mar 05, 2019

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Casual conversations with purpose featuring interesting, inspiring, and innovative people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and industries. Everyone has a story to share, and every story is worth sharing. There's no pressure, we're just talking.

Rank #1: Episode 393 - With Britt Johnson

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Britt Johnson returns to discuss her lengthy journey to a Behcet's Disease diagnosis, the trust required among her medical team to keep searching for answers, the financial and emotional cost of a rare disease, and how patients in similar positions of uncertainty can advocate on their own behalf.

Follow Britt on Twitter @hurtblogger and read more about Britt's Behcet's Disease diagnosis at thehurtblogger.com.

Run Time - 1:00:33

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Apr 25 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 482 - With Christalle Bodiford

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This week I'm joined by Christalle Bodiford for a conversation about living with epilepsy, the challenges of a misdiagnosis, the relief when a proper diagnosis is received, battling stigma, and creating a nonprofit organization in Life Elektrik to promote epilepsy support, education, and advocacy.

Learn more about Life Elektrik at lifeelektrik.com and follow Christalle on Instagram at @christallebodiford.

Run Time - 42:44

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Jan 09 2019

42mins

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Rank #3: Episode 424 - With Cara O'Regan

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Cara O'Regan returns to discuss the nuance of sharing home building pictures, exercising self care in the midst of ongoing political absurdity, finding balance through multimedia art, and the ongoing hustle of podcasting.

Follow Cara on Twitter @bimpse and listen to Wistful Thinking on the Cage Club Podcast Network.

Run Time - 49:10

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Nov 29 2017

49mins

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Rank #4: Episode 405 - With Casey Quinlan

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Casey Quinlan joins me for a chat about patient advocacy, how her parents set a foundation for her own empowered healthcare conversations, the importance of health literacy, and why she has a QR code tattooed on her body.

Follow Casey at mightycasey.com and on Twitter @MightyCasey. Learn more about the RightCare Alliance at rightcarealliance.org.

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Run Time - 52:11

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Jul 18 2017

52mins

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Rank #5: Episode 387 - With Mike Natter

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This week I'm joined by Mike Natter to discuss his diabetes diagnosis, becoming a doctor, utilizing his art to take notes and retain knowledge, and developing the broader recognition for his artistic abilities.

Follow Mike on Instagram @mike.natter and portraitsforgood.com.

Run Time - 46:16

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Mar 14 2017

46mins

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Rank #6: Episode 402 - With Martin Wood

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Martin Wood returns to the podcast to discuss the lovely weather in Tallahassee, pursuing a PhD in Sociology, the role of a medical librarian, and The PLAID Journal, a peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on people living with and inspired by diabetes.

Check out The PLAID Journal at theplaidjournal.com.

Run Time - 49:55

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Jun 27 2017

49mins

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Rank #7: Episode 473 - With Michele Hillman

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This week I'm joined by Michele Hillman for a conversation about her son's multiple misdiagnosis adventures, understanding the impact of strabismus eye surgery for a 22-month old child, gaining an appreciation for how vision impacts development, the value of vision therapy, and channeling a path for empathy and patient advocacy through story-sharing.

Michele's advocacy efforts are best followed on her Facebook page. Learn more about vision therapy at covd.org.

Run Time - 43:41

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Nov 07 2018

43mins

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Rank #8: Episode 409 - With Manny Hernandez

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Manny Hernandez returns to the podcast to discuss leaving the Diabetes Hands Foundation, his favorite DHF memories, why he chose to stay in the diabetes industry, and his role working at Livongo. We also discuss the opportunity presented by reducing barriers to access health care treatment and tools, and similarities between diabetes and hypertension patient communities.

Follow Manny on Twitter at @askmanny. And learn more about Livongo at livongo.com.

Run Time - 1:01:45

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Aug 15 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 448 - With Ryan Prior

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Ryan Prior returns to the podcast to discuss tactics for maintaining sanity amidst all the breaking news while working at CNN, and the ongoing effort to raise awareness and increase research funding for ME/CFS. We also discuss the recent #MillionsMissing campaign and the impact that can be made by a worldwide network of patients and patient advocates.

Learn more about #MissingMillions at missingmillions.org and from this #MillionsMissing announcement video on YouTube. Learn more about ME/CFS from Ryan's documentary, Forgotten Plague, at forgottenplague.com.

Run Time - 38:55

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May 15 2018

38mins

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Rank #10: Episode 399 - With Cara Gael

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Cara Gael returns to the podcast to talk about following the ongoing conversation about the American Health Care Act from a patient perspective, and the benefits of stress management as hypothetical political discussions become an actuality for people who will be impacted by legislation. And then there's the CBO score for AHCA. We get into that, too. More importantly, Cara started a new podcast called "Wistful Thinking", which prompts a discussion about Sandra Bullock and nostalgia.

Follow Cara on Twitter @bimpse and check out Wistful Thinking at cageclub.me.

Run Time - 1:06:53

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Jun 06 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: Episode 197 - About Super Smash Bros. Melee

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Fresh out of Evolution 2013, the Fighting Game Community's largest tournament, Wynton "Prog" Smith is on the podcast this week to talk all about Super Smash Bros. Melee. This game, and the Smash Bros. community had a memorable journey on its way to this tournament, from public polls, to fundraisers for breast cancer research, from nearly having the game banned from streaming to the public, to one of the most memorable moments during the final day of the tournament, Wynton details his experience from the front-lines of the movement. Enjoy.

Follow Wynton on Twitter at @progducto, and keep up with the latest from Smash Bros. community at SmashBoards.com and on Reddit.

Run Time - 46:20

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Jul 23 2013

46mins

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Rank #12: Episode 460 - With Britt Johnson

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Britt Johnson returns to the podcast to chat about filing for disability benefits, the continued stigma that comes from not looking sick, and the tenacity required to find a new normal for her physical and mental health.

Follow Britt on Twitter, on Instagram, and on her blog. The resource Britt mentioned during the conversation about disability can be found at allsup.com.

Run Time - 38:33

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Aug 08 2018

38mins

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Rank #13: Episode 419 - With Tina Ghosn

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Tina Ghosn joins me this week to talk about raising three children with type 1 diabetes, understanding the difference between teenage angst and a low or high blood sugar, the recent decision by Animas to select Medtronic as the sole option for people transitioning off of their insulin pumps, and Jimmy Kimmel.

Follow Tina on her blog, Stick With It Sugar and on Twitter @momof2T1s.

Run Time - 43:11

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Oct 24 2017

43mins

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Rank #14: Episode 446 - With Adam Hayden

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Adam Hayden joins me this week to share his glioblastoma diagnosis and adventures in patient advocacy. We also discuss the social impact of John McCain's diagnosis, the value of sharing patient stories in a clinical setting, the similarities between impostor syndrome and survivor's guilt, and Adam's work at Our Brain Bank.

Follow Adam on Twitter @AdamHayden. Learn more about Adam's work at glioblastology.com and ourbrainbank.com.

Adam's open letter to John McCain can be read on Stat News.

Run Time - 43:22

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May 01 2018

43mins

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Rank #15: Episode 435 - With Renza Scibilia

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Celebrating Diabetes Podcast Week 2018 and the launch of the Spare a Rose campaign, I'm joined by Renza Scibilia for a conversation about patient communities crossing borders, and oceans. We cover Renza's diabetes diagnosis, the value of peer support locally and abroad, how Australia's healthcare system matches up with the rest of the world, and the importance of language and word choice when we talk about the patient experience.

Keep up with Renza on Twitter @RenzaS and diabetogenic.wordpress.com.

Learn more about Diabetes Podcast Week here and visit sparearose.org to make a donation to Life for a Child.

Run Time - 36:28

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Feb 13 2018

36mins

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Rank #16: Episode 401 - With Jonathan Singer

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Jonathan Singer, Associate Professor of Social Work at Loyola University of Chicago joins me for a conversation about the true value of social work, battling the stigma social workers have accumulated, opportunities missed by '13 Reasons Why', Jonathan's own podcasting adventures, and jazz music.

Listen to Jonathan's podcast, Social Work Podcast at socialworkpodcast.blogspot.com and follow @socworkpodcast.

Run Time - 1:02:32

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Jun 20 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #17: Episode 458 - With Ernesto Ramirez

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Ernesto Ramirez returns to the podcast to talk about the birth of his daughter and adjusting to parenthood. We also discuss his new role at Evidation and the growing anticipation for a breakthrough moment in making clinical studies more accessible.

Visit ernestoramirez.com to keep up with Ernesto's personal and professional projects. Follow Ernesto on Twitter @eramirez.

Run Time - 45:20

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Jul 24 2018

45mins

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Rank #18: Episode 447 - With Cherise Shockley

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This week, Cherise Shockley returns to the podcast to discuss home office layouts, pursuing a degree in social media (only it's not called social media), the diabetes technology space race, and how we might address the lack of representation of women of color in the diabetes community.

Follow Cherise on Twitter @SweeterCherise. Follow #dsma on Twitter and @WOCdiabetes on Instagram.

Run Time - 41:50

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May 09 2018

41mins

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Rank #19: Episode 355 - With Ryan Vizzions

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This week I'm joined by Ryan Vizzions for a conversation about the power of Instagram, the role of photography and photojournalism in activism, travelling the world, defining your personal style in a world of infinite possibility and creativity, and sharing the efforts of Black Lives Matter activists in Atlanta.

Follow Ryan on Instagram @amodernghost, and check out his other projects at amodernghost.com.

Run Time - 1:03:21

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Aug 02 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #20: Episode 476 - With Carin Anderson

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Carin Anderson joins me this week for a conversation about aortic disease, navigating a complicated world of terminology and treatment options and outcomes, growing a small outreach initiative into a widely respected and recognized nonprofit organization, and the complexity of invisible illness and disability.

Learn more about Aortic Hope at aortichope.org and follow Chrisa on Twitter @AorticHope.

Run Time - 36:10

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Nov 27 2018

36mins

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Episode 490 - With Stacey Simms

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Stacey Simms returns to the podcast to recap Diabetes Podcast Week, discuss the opportunities for new podcasters to engage in the medium, and her perspective on the hybrid closed loop technology for people with diabetes, and their caregivers.

Keep up with Stacey's podcast, Diabetes Connections, at diabetes-connections.com.

Run Time - 35:32

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Mar 05 2019

35mins

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Episode 489 - With Kerri Sparling

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Kerri Sparling returns to the podcast to talk about the end of her blogging adventure, the exciting future of hybrid closed loop technology, mourning her cat Siah, and the wonderful rabbit hole of random top level domains.

While it's still a thing, you can read Kerri's diabetes musings at sixuntilme.com, and follow Kerri on Twitter @sixunitlme.

Run Time - 43:01

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Feb 26 2019

43mins

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Episode 488 - With Pamela Jessen

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This week I'm joined by Pamela Jessen for a conversation about her life with multiple chronic conditions including trigeminal neuralgia, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. We also discuss her perspective on the ongoing stigma surrounding patients living with an invisible illness.

Keep up with Pamela's advocacy efforts at pamelajessen.com.

Run Time - 31:02

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Feb 19 2019

31mins

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Episode 487 - With Katie DiSimone

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It's Diabetes Podcast Week! Katie DiSimone joins me for a chat about working together at Tidepool, finding an opportunity to give back to the diabetes community with Loop Docs, and navigating the tricky balance of parenting a teen with diabetes.

Keep up with Katie's work and writing at seemycgm.com. For more information about DIY Loop, visit loopdocs.org and looptips.org.

As part of Diabetes Podcast Week, listeners are encouraged to visit lfacinternational.org/sparearose to make a donation to a child with diabetes in need. A $5 donation can provide 1 month of life for a child with diabetes. Thanks for your generosity.

Run Time - 51:29

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Feb 12 2019

51mins

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Episode 486 - With MarlaJan Wexler

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This week I'm joined by MarlaJan Wexler for a conversation about her life with multiple chronic illnesses including a heart defect that resulted in low oxygen for years and lupus. We also discuss the evolution of her patient advocacy platform, her decision to become a registered nurse, and liberal use of humor to connect with others and cope with medical shenanigans.

Keep up with MarlaJan's advocacy efforts at luckfupus.com and on Instagram @marlajan.

Run Time - 26:00

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Feb 05 2019

26mins

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Episode 485 - With Barby Ingle

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Barby Ingle joins me this week for a conversation about living with endomitriosis and reflex sympathy disorder, the ongoing stigma facing women with chronic pain, creating the International Pain Foundation, and preparing for the upcoming International Pain Summit.

Learn more about the International Pain Foundation at internationalpain.org.

Run Time - 37:15

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Jan 29 2019

37mins

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Episode 484 - With Megan Elizabeth Lewellyn

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This week I'm joined by Megan Elizabeth Lewellyn for a conversation about life with multiple sclerosis, battling the stigma of perception around medical marijuana, becoming an advocate for cannabis as a valid treatment option, and her book, "Segway into my new life".

Follow Meg's advocacy efforts at bbhwithms.com.

Run Time - 37:20

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Jan 22 2019

37mins

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Episode 483 - With Bonita Shelby

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Bonita Shelby joins me for a conversation about facing threatening health challenges, battling breast cancer, finding a balance between traditional and conventional therapies, and the value in humor in the face of adversity.

Keep up with Bonita at divinehealthchoices.com.

Run Time - 29:54

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Jan 15 2019

29mins

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Episode 482 - With Christalle Bodiford

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This week I'm joined by Christalle Bodiford for a conversation about living with epilepsy, the challenges of a misdiagnosis, the relief when a proper diagnosis is received, battling stigma, and creating a nonprofit organization in Life Elektrik to promote epilepsy support, education, and advocacy.

Learn more about Life Elektrik at lifeelektrik.com and follow Christalle on Instagram at @christallebodiford.

Run Time - 42:44

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Jan 09 2019

42mins

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Episode 481 - With Rebecca Pine

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Happy New Year! Rebecca Pine joins me this week to talk about her breast cancer diagnosis, weighing the social and personal implications of breast reconstruction surgery, and co-founding The Breast and the Sea, a written and photographic project empowering breast cancer survivors.

Keep up with Rebecca at rebeccapine.com and thebreastandthesea.com.

Run Time - 30:43

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Jan 01 2019

30mins

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Episode 480 - With Lydia Beier

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Lydia Beier joins me for a conversation about living with depression and bipolar disorder, the challenges and opportunities that come with battling mental health stigma, and the value of starting a conversation to make a difference in people's lives.

Keep up with Lydia at beinglydia.com and chronicillnessbloggers.com.

Run Time - 26:58

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Dec 25 2018

26mins

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Episode 479 - With Jen Loving

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Jen Loving joins me for a conversation about raising multiple children with diabetes, navigating a hemophilia diagnosis, exhibiting self care through creative hair styles, and the positive impact you can make on the world by sharing your story.

Follow Jen on Twitter at @jloveblueshoe and thelovingchronicles.blogspot.com.

Run Time - 31:29

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Dec 18 2018

31mins

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Episode 478 - With Peggy Stephens

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This week I'm joined by Peggy Stephens for a conversation about inflammatory breast cancer, the challenge of rapidly understanding urgent treatment options, working with the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation, and creating strong and effective advocacy and awareness campaigns for IBC.

Learn more about the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation at eraseibc.org.

Erase IBC was featured in the Fall 2018 issue of Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, read the feature at breastcancerwellness.org.

Run Time - 34:05

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Dec 11 2018

34mins

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Episode 477 - With Angela Cohen

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Angela Cohen joins me this week to talk about her life with multiple chronic conditions, finding time for self care, defining a unique voice in patient advocacy, and the importance of empathy and shared experiences.

Follow Angela on Twitter @angelee828.

Run Time - 41:47

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Dec 04 2018

41mins

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Episode 476 - With Carin Anderson

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Carin Anderson joins me this week for a conversation about aortic disease, navigating a complicated world of terminology and treatment options and outcomes, growing a small outreach initiative into a widely respected and recognized nonprofit organization, and the complexity of invisible illness and disability.

Learn more about Aortic Hope at aortichope.org and follow Chrisa on Twitter @AorticHope.

Run Time - 36:10

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Nov 27 2018

36mins

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Episode 475 - With Chrisa Hickey

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This week I'm joined by Chrisa Hickey for a conversation about childhood mental illness, fighting mental health stigma, navigating the Special Education system, sibling issues, and parental self-care. Trigger Warning: Suicide.

Learn more about Chrisa's story and advocacy efforts at themindstorm.net and follow Chrisa on Twitter @Chrisa_Hickey.

Run Time - 33:32

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Nov 20 2018

33mins

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Episode 474 - With Becky Brandt

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Becky Brandt joins me this week for a conversation about central pain syndrome, battling stigma, creating an online resource for world in the Central Pain Nerve Center, and carving a unique path in patient advocacy on behalf of people living with central pain syndrome.

Learn more about central pain nerve syndrome at centralpainnervecenter.com and follow Becky on Twitter @bbhomebody.

Run Time - 31:12

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Nov 13 2018

31mins

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Episode 473 - With Michele Hillman

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This week I'm joined by Michele Hillman for a conversation about her son's multiple misdiagnosis adventures, understanding the impact of strabismus eye surgery for a 22-month old child, gaining an appreciation for how vision impacts development, the value of vision therapy, and channeling a path for empathy and patient advocacy through story-sharing.

Michele's advocacy efforts are best followed on her Facebook page. Learn more about vision therapy at covd.org.

Run Time - 43:41

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Nov 07 2018

43mins

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Episode 472 - With Kathy Young

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Kathy Young joins me for a lively discussion about her life with multiple sclerosis, finding her voice in patient advocacy through her blog and podcast, and advocating for patient advocates to get fairly compensated for their time.

Learn more about Kathy's advocacy efforts fumsnow.com and Patients Getting Paid.

Run Time - 36:37

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Oct 30 2018

36mins

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Episode 471 - With Kelly Crabb

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This week I'm joined by Kelly Crabb for a conversation about her life with Crohn's Disease, finding her voice as a patient advocate, her stamina as a runner, and her community through the Purple Project.

Follow Kelly's advocacy efforts on Twitter @girlsgotguts and Facebook @kellyontherun.

Run Time - 35:03

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Oct 23 2018

35mins

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iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Well done Podcast

By William McDonald - May 05 2011
Read more
This podcast is very entertaining as well as interesting. Its a great listen!

Great podcast!

By RogueSpear71 - May 20 2010
Read more
Great job Chris, keep doing it your way brotha!