Ep 35: Epilepsy, Seizures, Mood Disorders, Beat Boxing, with Janine Hogan

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Comedian, actress, model, and musician Janine Hogan joins us to talk about life with Epilepsy. We talk about how she was diagnosed at a young age and has had to experience a condition that is widely misunderstood, with no known cause or cure. We learn about the many precautions she has to take to avoid having seizures, like not being able to go to live concerts. We discuss the surprising reason it took longer than it could have to be diagnosed with a mood disorder and we discuss how having mental and physical health conditions impacts our careers and affects what we choose to share with coworkers and employers. Janine is incredibly talented in so many ways and this was such a great episode! We learned a lot and a laughed a lot and we hope you enjoy!

THE CHECK-IN: Joleen updates us on her medication journey, and Andy shares a new goal she has set that she never knew she wanted to achieve. We also share our big news! That we now have a monthly show at The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics, and we invite you all to join us for our LIVE podcast tapings! The first show is April 10th at 9pm! Ticket Link coming soon.


“We need to start trusting people wearing tank tops more.”

“I spent too much time teaching my therapist how to put air in her tires. I was like, wait, can we talk about my mom?”

“I’m too okay with dying I should probably get medicine.”


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Information about Epilepsy: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn

Watch Janine Beat Box on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTeNkYA6CVI

Article From Episode: There’s A Reason High-Stress Jobs Are Full of Psychopaths: http://www.iflscience.com/brain/theres-a-reason-highstress-jobs-are-full-of-psychopaths/

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

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