Brain Problems: Interview with Malcolm Barrett & Thomas Mejia

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Summary

Host Joe Borges interviews actor Malcolm Barrett along with his best friend, AVM survivor and friend of our show, Thomas Mejia. They talk all about Malcolm’s experience supporting Thomas through multiple craniotomy surgeries and recovery. He has now written a play inspired by this experience called Brain Problems presented by Ammunition Theater Company, running until May 19, 2019. Malcolm is best known for his roles in Better Off Ted, Timeless and Preacher. He has acted in a variety of roles over his career, but obviously, since this is a nerd show, we are nerding out on his roles in cult classics such as Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Office, The Sopranos, Monk and we think it’s worth mentioning again Preacher. Listen as they cover everything from brain injury recovery, favorite MC’s and the inspiration and creative process behind Brain Problems. If you’re in LA, let us know if you’re going to see Malcolm’s play! Share on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Follow Malcolm on Twitter – https://twitter.com/malcolmbarrett and on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/verbalberappin

  • Follow Thomas on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tmejia111

  • Purchase tickets to see Brain Problems at https://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=118074323#/tickets

  • Learn more about Ammunition Theater Company at https://ammunitiontheatre.com/ and follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ammotheatre/

  • More info about Malcolm Barrett – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057217/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Barrett_(actor)

  • Learn more about Malcolm’s new CBS pilot series Our House at https://deadline.com/2019/03/malcolm-barrett-star-cbs-comedy-pilot-our-house-james-burrows-direct-1202571730/

  • Listen to Malcolm’s album Funhouse by his rap duo Verbal + Icarus – https://verbal-icarus.com/album/fun-house/

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

    • The theme song from Always Sunny In Philadelphia is Temptation Sensation by Heinz Kiessling

Avengers Endgame Aftermath

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EARLY ACCESS Release Date: 4/28/19
Public Release Date: 4/29/19
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Summary
Spoiler Alert! Co-hosts Joe and Lauren are diving deep into Avengers Endgame this episode. They’re discussing their reactions, reviews and overall feels after watching this epic Marvel movie. So make sure you’ve watched the movie before listening and get ready to dissect and unpack this massive conclusion to 10 years of Marvel Phase One. Also, Joe touches on the recent stroke of director John Singleton. Plus, Lauren is recording her end of this episode remotely from Spain as she preps to celebrate her birthday. Happy birthday Lauren! Wish her a happy birthday on our socials!

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/
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

END GAME of Thrones Predictions Part 2 – Avengers Edition

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Summary
Avengers End Game is less than a week away and it’s been a long time coming! Co-hosts Joe and Lauren discuss all their fan theories, predictions and Joe once again sits through Lauren’s “Stucky” fan fiction, goats and all. Plus Lauren gives a few more Game of Thrones predictions for future spinoffs and more. What are your predictions for the new Avengers’ movie and what do you think the future of the MCU will hold? Share with us on Instagram and Twitter!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Emilia Clark’s stroke and brain injury survivor nonprofit – https://www.sameyou.org/

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/
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

END GAME of Thrones Predictions

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Summary
The Mother of Dragons and Brain Aneurysms, Emilia Clark is back with the rest of the Game of Thrones cast for its 8th and final season and we have lots of predictions to talk about. With the season premiere upon us, winter is finally here and host Joe and guest co-host Felice (plus Lauren joins in on the discussion too!) are going deep into fan theories and more in this episode. What are your fan theories? Share with us on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Emilia Clark’s stroke and brain injury survivor nonprofit – https://www.sameyou.org/
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Fan Theories from this episode – https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a12178414/best-game-of-thrones-season-8-fan-theories-predictions/
  • The Ultimate Game of Thrones Season 8 Prediction Sheet – https://medium.com/@hudlow/the-ultimate-game-of-thrones-season-8-prediction-sheet-6473bcfa3798

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/
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

4/20: The Health Benefits of Cannabis

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Summary
The one and only stoner holiday 4/20 is coming up in a couple weeks! And while it is a fun, relaxing holiday, we wanted to get past just the recreational side of cannabis and dive deep into the health benefits of this multifaceted, natural remedy. So our host, Joe, is talking all about the physical and mental health benefits of cannabis, especially for brain injury survivors, in this episode with fellow marijuana enthusiast and previous guest, AVM survivor, Thomas Mejia. With nearly 10 years of experience working in the cannabis industry, Thomas gives us some deeper insight and facts about this amazing plant. What is your strain of choice and what health benefit do you use it for? Please share with us on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Thomas Mejia – https://www.instagram.com/tmejia111/
  • Leaf documentary – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qa0nLdVJiIg
  • Charlotte’s Web – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XHEoUeAD7s
  • Guanábana plant aka Soursop – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soursop
  • Malcolm Barrett – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Barrett_(actor)
  • Thomas’ surgeon, Dr. Patel – https://physiciandirectory.brighamandwomens.org/details/13205/nirav-patel-neurosurgery-radiology-boston-westwood

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/
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

Epic Survival Tips & Tricks for Coachella and More

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Summary
Festival season is upon us and The NeuroNerds are here to help with tips and tricks for brain injury survivors to make it through music festivals like Coachella. Joe went to Coachella last year and shares some tools that helped him cope with overstimulation like meditation and earbuds. Plus, Lauren shares how she deals with the stress and anxiety associated with her dance competitions. What are some tools you use to cope with overstimulation at crowded events and festivals? Please share with us on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Brian Paterson – Follow Brian – https://www.instagram.com/ashenthorn/ | Read Brian’s YouSoRock feature – https://www.joesorocks.com/brian-so-rocks/
  • Beats by Dre – Here is the exact model that Joe has – https://www.beatsbydre.com/earphones/powerbeats3-wireless

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/
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters

Emilia Clarke, SameYou.org And Imposter Syndrome Part 2

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Summary

To conclude this year’s Brain Injury Awareness month, Emilia Clarke came out with a heartfelt article documenting her brain injury story and announced her new nonprofit SameYou.org. So, of course, The NeuroNerds have a lot to say about all of this as they reflect on their own apprehensions about sharing their brain injury stories and the responsibility of being a pillar in the brain injury survivor community. Imposter syndrome is revisited and Joe shares some emotional feelings about his own recovery. What’s your brain injury story? Please share in the comments on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Vogue article Lauren read about SameYou.org –

https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/emilia-clarke-game-of-thrones-charity-same-you

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


Signs of a Stroke, TBI, Aneurysm & Lauren’s D&D Nerdom

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Summary
What are the signs of a stroke, TBI, aneurysm & other brain injuries? Co-hosts Joe and Lauren are going over all the signs in this episode in honor of Brain Injury Awareness month. Plus Lauren shows just how nerdy she is as she dives deep into her love of D&D and Baldur’s Gate. What are some signs of a brain injury? Did we miss any? Please share on our socials.

Links to Topics Mentioned

Credits

Medical Disclaimer: The Content on this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


Captain Marvel, Celebrity Strokes & Gonna Geek

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Summary

Captain Marvel is finally here!! And we’re talking all about it in this episode. ~ SPOILERS AHEAD ~ Our producer, Felice LaZae is sitting in with our host Joe Borges to breakdown the movie and share their reviews and reactions. They also discuss recent celebrities who have suffered strokes including the sad passing of Luke Perry. Plus they announce The NeuroNerds joining the Gonna Geek Podcast Network! What is your favorite part of the new Captain Marvel movie? Share with us on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds- every month we donate a portion of the proceeds from our Patreon supporters to support an individual or charity in the stroke and brain injury survivor community. Our March Patreon Donation Spotlight is the Brain Injury Association of America in honor of it being Brain Injury Awareness Month.

  • 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

  • Song Credits:

    • The NeuroNerds Theme Song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters


It’s Brain Injury Awareness Month!

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Summary
It’s our second time celebrating Brain Injury Awareness on The NeuroNerds podcast and obviously it’s very special to us and our brain injury survivor community. Co-hosts Joe and Lauren re-introduce themselves to our audience, give us a year in review for the podcast, their individual stroke and TBI recovery progress and talk about plans for future episodes and video content. If you are a brain injury survivor, how is your recovery journey going? Let us know on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned
– Unmasking Brain Injury – http://unmaskingbraininjury.org
– Brain Injury Association of America – https://www.biausa.org

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds- every month we donate a portion of the proceeds from our Patreon supporters to support an individual or charity in the stroke and brain injury survivor community. Our March Patreon Donation Spotlight is the American Heart Association which is a big supporter of stroke survivors and other heart related brain injuries.
  • 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
  • Song Credits:
  • Sponsored by Avid Technology and our Patreon Supporters