Comic Con & Prime Day 2019 Pre-Game

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Summary

We’re counting down to San Diego Comic Con 2019 and co-hosts Joe and Lauren are talking in depth about all of the panels and nerdom they’d like to hear about from our NeuroNerd correspondent Ash who will be on-location. (Stay tuned for our next episode will include live interviews with Ash at the show!) Joe and Lauren talk Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Disney, Marvel plus their Amazon Prime picks for Prime Day as well as Lauren’s new obsession with the Amazon Prime show ‘Good Omens’. What are you most excited to see at Comic Con and what will you be getting on Amazon Prime Day? Share with us in the comments on our socials!

The NeuroNerds Amazon Prime Day Picks:

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones – https://amzn.to/2lpZhg3

Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) – https://amzn.to/2lpXWG3

A Song of Ice and Fire (7 Volumes) – https://amzn.to/2l5Bd1L

Good Omens – https://amzn.to/2lp9RE0

Good Omens Script Book – https://amzn.to/2lpfgLj

The NeuroNerds Amazon Favorites and Audible links coming soon!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Game Of Thrones panels at Comic Con 2019 – http://collider.com/game-of-thrones-comic-con-2019/
  • Good Omens – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1869454/
  • Neil Gaiman – http://www.neilgaiman.com/
  • The Sandman – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_(Vertigo)
  • Neil Gaiman on Tumblr – https://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/
  • Spawn movie on Rotten Tomatoes – https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/spawn
  • The Punisher movie – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330793/
  • Justice League movie – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/
  • Disney’s Mulan (live action) Trailer – https://youtu.be/01ON04GCwKs
  • Bayonetta – https://bayonetta.fandom.com/wiki/Bayonetta_(character)

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

Hangin With My My Stromie Tamsen & The Butler Crew

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Summary
This episode features a very special, in-person interview with Tamsen Butler of The Stromies! We’ve had Tamsen on the show before with The Stromies – a collective of 3 stroke survivor friends who created a blog to share their recovery journeys along with featuring other stroke survivor stories. Tamsen and The Stromies do amazing work for the stroke and brain injury survivor community so we are happy to have her on the show again along with her whole family! With Tamsen’s “stroke-iversary” approaching on July 15th, it was the perfect time for her to share her personal stroke story along with her family sharing their experience including the unique perspective of her children, Monet and Abram and how Monet’s quick thinking helped save her mother’s life!

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

Joe’s Birthday vs The 4th of July

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Summary

It’s a couple days away from Joe’s birthday (July 3rd), the 4th of July and the premiere of the new Spider-Man movie! The NeuroNerds are talking all about how they have beat their personal struggles with celebrating their birthdays and how their brain injury experiences have been a big part of that! Plus they share how they deal with the overstimulation that comes with July 4th parties and fireworks, how they overcame bullying and became comfortable in their own skin after childhood growing pains.

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Spider-Man: Far From Home – https://www.marvel.com/movies/spider-man-far-from-home

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds.
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter

Joe & Lauren Go Into The Spider-Verse

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Summary
Our co-host Lauren, is back!! And in honor of her return she and Joe are getting super nerdy. With Spider-Man: Far From Home coming out in a week, Joe and Lauren talk about their theories about the Spider-verse and how Marvel is going to connect the different iterations of Spider-Man on the big screen using alternate realities unleashing the Marvel multiverse! Which of course leads them into a further discussion of alternate realities, science fiction and quantum physics in general. What do you think about the idea of connecting all the Spider-Man movies through the multiverse? Let us know on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Fan Fiction Websites – Fanfiction.net and https://archiveofourown.org/
  • Interview with Tripp – https://theneuronerds.com/episodes/ep-66
  • Felice’s favorite video that explains Avengers Endgame time travel- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihgqb3tUENs
    Please continue to help us get closure and justice for Joe. Tweet @vphcares and tell Valley Pres to admit their fault and negligence in losing @joesorocks on August 26, 2016. Here’s an example tweet: “@vphcares, shame on you for losing a stroke patient, @joesorocks on the streets of Van Nuys on 8/26/16! Do the right thing, admit your negligence and issue a public apology.”
  • Contact Valley Presbyterian Hospital and demand justice – https://www.valleypres.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds.
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
    • Local Elevator by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300012, Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

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Summary
It’s Migraine and Headache Awareness Month and our host Joe is talking all about how migraines and headaches could be signs of stroke or brain injury with guest co-host and producer of the show Felice. They run down all the different kinds of headaches, symptoms and phases of a migraine. Their overall message is to always err on the side of caution so if you’re experiencing your worst headache or first time migraine as an adult, you should go to the doctor ASAP to make sure everything is ok!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • What is the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine? – https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324890.php
  • Do I Have A Migraine, Or Is This A Stroke? – https://www.stroke.org/do-i-have-a-migraine-or-is-this-a-stroke/
  • American Migraine Foundation – https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/resource-library/how-doctors-determine-migraine-treatment-plans/
  • The American Institute of Balance – https://www.dizzy.com/medical-healthcare-practitioners/

**Please continue to help us get closure and justice for Joe. Tweet @vphcares and tell Valley Pres to admit their fault and negligence in losing @joesorocks on August 26, 2016. Here’s an example tweet: "@vphcares, shame on you for losing a stroke patient, @joesorocks on the streets of Van Nuys on 8/26/16! Do the right thing, admit your negligence and issue a public apology."

  • Contact Valley Presbyterian Hospital and demand justice – https://www.valleypres.org/Contact-Us.aspx**

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds.
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
    • Local Elevator by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300012, Artist: http://incompetech.com/
    • Exerpts from Mr. Brightside by The Killers, Thoia Thoing by R. Kelly and Game of Thrones Theme Song from HBO

Thank You

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Summary

In response to last week’s episode, our listeners and stroke/brain injury survivor community has stepped up and supported our host Joe by flooding Twitter with complaints to Valley Presbyterian Hospital asking them to take responsibility and apologize for their negligent care of him during Joe’s stay there. We really appreciate your support so this episode is dedicated to our listeners plus Joe and guest co-host and our producer, Felice, talk about what’s planned for our upcoming episodes this summer. What would you like to hear us talk about on future episodes? Let us know on our socials! And please keep tweeting at Valley Pres. Link to tweet is below.

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Please help us get closure and justice for Joe. Tweet @vphcares and tell Valley Pres to admit their fault and negligence in losing @joesorocks on August 26, 2016. Here’s an example tweet: “@vphcares, shame on you for losing a stroke patient, @joesorocks on the streets of Van Nuys on 8/26/16! Do the right thing, admit your negligence and issue a public apology.”
  • Contact Valley Presbyterian Hospital and demand justice – https://www.valleypres.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds. During April and May 2019, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to aneurysm and stroke survivor Emilia Clarke’s nonprofit SameYou.org
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter

Joe and The Valley Presbyterian Hospital Incident

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Summary
This is a very personal episode for our host Joe Borges. For the first time, he is sharing the full story behind a traumatic incident that occurred while he was in rehab after his stroke at Valley Presbyterian Hospital on August 26, 2016. This incident has caused a lot of emotional damage and distress including PTSD for Joe so it is extremely difficult to share, but Joe wanted to shed light on hospital negligence and find some closure. Valley Pres committed extreme negligence in not having proper supervision and sending a stroke patient, Joe, out of their hospital onto the streets of Van Nuys in the middle of the night. Joe tells the story along with the help of his girlfriend, caregiver and co-producer, Felice. Please help us fight back by joining us in telling Valley Pres to admit their wrong doing and demand justice for Joe. Contact details in our show notes.
Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Please help us get closure and justice for Joe. Tweet @vphcares and tell Valley Pres to admit their fault and negligence in losing @joesorocks on August 26, 2016. Here’s an example tweet: “@vphcares, shame on you for losing a stroke patient, @joesorocks on the streets of Van Nuys on 8/26/16! Do the right thing, admit your negligence and issue a public apology.”
  • Contact Valley Presbyterian Hospital and demand justice – https://www.valleypres.org/Contact-Us.aspx
    Credits
  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds. During April and May 2019, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to aneurysm and stroke survivor Emilia Clarke’s nonprofit SameYou.org
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter

Memorial Day & Mental Health Awareness With Tripp Denom

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Summary
This episode is going live on Memorial Day so we wanted to take this time to spotlight veterans and mental health as May is also Mental Health Awareness Month (in addition to Stroke Awareness Month). To help share the soldier’s perspective when it comes to mental health including PTSD post-combat, our host Joe, interviews guest, Tripp Denom. Tripp is a really talented artist and rapper (as you can hear from our special intro to today’s episode, but he’s also a veteran with firsthand experience overseas in combat. Being a self-confessed nerd or "blerd" (black nerd), Tripp and Joe talk everything from PTSD in soldiers as well as characters in Avengers Endgame to breaking up with psychologists to African American characters throughout the years in comics. Do you have any veterans or active-duty soldiers you’re honoring today? Please share in the comments on our Instagram!
Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Follow Tripp on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/trippdenom/
  • Military One Source – https://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-wellness/mental-health
  • Mental Health Support for Veterans – https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/veterans
    If you are a veteran and in immediate crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, text to 838255, or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat
    Credits
  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds. During April and May 2019, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to aneurysm and stroke survivor Emilia Clarke’s nonprofit SameYou.org
  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story
  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter
  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
  • East of Tunesia by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/

I Care For Your Brain: Stroke Awareness with Dr. Sullivan

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Summary

We always joke that The NeuroNerds are not experts on brain injury, but rather experts on experiencing brain injury. So when our host Joe, got the opportunity to interview Dr. Karen D. Sullivan, an actual expert, he was more than excited! Dr. Sullivan is a neuropsychologist that specializes in working with patients recovering from brain injuries such as strokes, TBIs, aneurysms and more. In this episode, Joe talks with the doc about PTSD, recovery, and her new book "Interactive Stroke Recovery Guide – 10 Rules of Rehab". She gives us an insight to the brain injury journey from a caring health professional point-of-view that we haven’t explored yet on this podcast. It’s a very eye-opening episode to say the least. Do you have questions for Dr. Sullivan? Let us know on Instagram and tag @icareforyourbrain.

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Learn more about Dr. Sullivan’s I Care For Your Brain Movement and pre-order her new book that releases June 5, 2019 at https://www.icfyb.com

  • Follow Dr. Sullivan at https://www.instagram.com/icareforyourbrain/, https://www.facebook.com/ICareForYourBrain/

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds. During April and May 2019, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to aneurysm and stroke survivor Amelia Clarke’s nonprofit SameYou.org

  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae

  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter


Mother’s Day Edition with Bridget Chiovari

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Summary

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day 2019 with bad ass independent woman, mother, stroke/AVM survivor and this episode’s guest co-host Bridget Chiovari. Our host Joe, talks with Bridget about her experience surviving her brain injury while pregnant with her second child in her second trimester! Plus, they talk photography, Game Of Thrones and more about juggling brain injury recovery while being a mother. Do you know any amazing brain injury surviving and thriving moms? Share with us on on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Follow on Bridget on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bridgetclarice/

  • Additional info and resources used in this episode about the stroke risk of chiropractic adjustments – https://consumer.healthday.com/alternative-medicine-information-3/chiropractic-news-128/could-chiropractic-manipulation-of-your-neck-trigger-a-stroke-690593.html, https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/STR.0000000000000016

  • Heat Stroke – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_stroke

  • External ventricular drain (EVD) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_ventricular_drain

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds. During April and May 2019, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to aneurysm and stroke survivor Amelia Clarke’s nonprofit SameYou.org

  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae

  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter

    • Local Elevator by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300012, Artist: http://incompetech.com/
  • Excerpt of Independent by Webbie ft Lil Phat & Lil Boosie