The NeuroNerds

Recovering from a stroke or brain injury can feel very lonely, but the NeuroNerds are here to help! Every Monday, join Joe Borges and co-host Lauren Manzano as they share their personal recovery journeys mixed with discussions on varying nerd topics from comics to superhero movie theories to video games and more. If you’re a stroke or brain injury survivor, a caregiver or family member of a survivor or just a big lover of nerd culture, this podcast is for you.

The NeuroNerds is a member of the GonnaGeek Podcast Network but is not owned by GonnaGeek.

Rocking Radiology with Chris LeCastillo

All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary In this episode, Joe is chatting with Chris LeCastillo, program manager for surgical support at Stanford School of Medicine where he leads a team of radiologic technologists. Understanding your brain scans after brain injury or if your finding out…

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Don’t Sleep On Narcolepsy with Kendra McGregor

All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Joe is chatting with traumatic brain injury survivor, Kendra McGregor. Going into this episode, Joe thought it was going to be pretty nerdy since Kendra is a cosplayer, but this ended up being a super informational episode all about…

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Hey Everybody! It’s Dr. Nick

All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Dr. Nick Housley from Motus Nova is BACK! Joe is chatting with one of his favorite doctors for another fun and informative episode with our partners at Motus Nova. Joe and Dr. Nick talk about the importance of patients…

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Zombies Are Brain Injury Survivors Too 2

All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary It’s our favorite time of the year – Shocktober or better known as Halloween. In this episode, our host Joe and our producer Felice talk about the meta experience of watching zombie and post-apocalyptic movies now after experiencing a worldwide pandemic. They…

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TAAFWalk Speedcasting with Aneurysm & AVM Survivors

All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary The NeuroNerds are hitting the road for this episode! We are proud to be partnering with TAAF – The AVM and Aneurysm Foundation and for their 17th Annual TAAFWalk in San Francisco, we recorded our first-ever live speedcasting episode….

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Brain Injury Recovery Roulette with Thea James

All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary In this episode, Joe plays a brainy game with his guest Théa James. They call it Brain Injury Recovery Roulette. Joe asked the brain injury community on his socials for topics to choose from that he should discuss on…

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To The Abyss with Rachel Paverman

All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary In this episode Joe is chatting with Rachel Paverman who didn’t just survive one stroke, but 5 strokes! She also went through 3 craniotomy’s all at the age of 25. They talk about how she maintained her mental fortitude…

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Walking and Talking Aneurysms & AVMs with Dina from TAAF

All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. Summary Joe is speaking at the TAAF Walk on September 18, 2022. On this episode, to celebrate this amazing event supporting aneurysm and AVM survivors, Joe is speaking with TAAF’s community engagement manager, Dina Chon. They talk about how important…

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Fall 2022 Trailer

All episodes are available at https://TheNeuroNerds.com. Follow @TheNeuroNerds on Twitter/Instagram and Like us at Facebook.com/TheNeuroNerds. SummaryWe’ve been taking a few weeks off from the podcast to build some new resources for the brain injury survivor community! We’re planning free virtual events including weekly Twitter spaces; creating a new online community space to connect and support…

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Joe’s 6-Year Stroke-iversary: It’s Getting Better

It’s Joe’s 6th stroke-iversary. On August 4, 2016, he suffered a major hemorrhagic stroke that changed his life forever. In this episode, Joe processes the anniversary of his stroke with his friend Mackenzie Lea, a chronic neuro illness survivor suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. After 6 years, Joe is realizing that every year feels different post-stroke. He talks with Mackenzie about how much connecting with other survivors, helps both of them cope with their deficits emotionally and physically. They also talk about Joe’s vision moving forward and how he plans to support the brain injury survivor community even more deeply through his coaching programs and free resources including virtual support groups and events. What kind of virtual events do you want us to create for our community? We want to support YOU! So let us know what you need to support you through brain injury recovery. Let us know by tweeting @theneuronerds on Twitter.

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