Ep 61: LIVE at the Ruby LA! With Maggie Maye and Amy Buchwald

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Comedians Maggie Maye and Amy Buchwald join us for this extra special live episode! We’ve included highlights from the interview with Maggie and standup performances by both these amazing and talented performers. It’s a fun and hilarius episode and we are so thankful for The Ruby LA for hosting! Enjoy!

THE CHECK-IN: Andy talks about home testing her coumadin levels with Alere and self-advocacy, and Joleen shares about her recent OCD journey and we talk about Improv vs standup.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I did it. I’m a doctor now!”

“I’m not good at space work, so I just stirred things.”

“Those were the deepest 15 minutes of sleep I’ve ever had in my life.”

“I clean up nicely, but I’m also a feminist, so how dare you ask me to clean.”

“She was definitely the Tilamook of this situation.”

“You’ve already lost one tooth, you want to lose more just keep doing what you’re doing. WHAT?!”

“Ya know… I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad experience with a female doctor.”

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Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Follow Maggie Maye on Twitter: @maggiemayehaha https://twitter.com/Maggiemayehaha

Check out Maggie Maye’s website here: https://maggiemayehaha.wordpress.com/

Check out Amy Buchwald’s website here: http://amybuchwaldlol.com/

Follow Amy Buchwald on twitter here: @LemonAide_Stand https://twitter.com/lemonaide_stand

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

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

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep. 60: Feeling the Feelings, Volunteering, Condoms, with Xchel Hernandez and Alex Stein

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We are joined by comedian, improviser, writer and director Xchel Hernandez! Xchel opens up about his mental health and we talk about our feelings and ways we mask our sadness. We talk about caring for the homeless and our desires to do more to help others in our communities and in the world.

We dive into a science article called “Please Stop Doing This To Condoms.” https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/please-stop-doing-this-to-condoms-warn-us-health-officials-/

Next we head to ask Reddit and discuss the thread: “What did your parents let you do as a kid that you would never let your kids do.”

THE CHECK-IN: On this episode, we check in with the husbands! Alex and Xchel share what they’re dealing with. They talk feelings, time management, skin fungus and family.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS

“Let’s all just be sad for ten seconds.”

“You shouldn’t have to deal with everything alone.”

“No one else feels like me. I’m original.”

“You have to allow yourself to be human.”

“It feels good to hear that other people are going through stuff.”

“But birthday cakes are moist but they’re delicious.”

“Moist moist moist moist moist. Let’s destigmatize moist.”

“Joe and Paul would get along!”

“Reusing condoms is good for the environment I guess.”

“I’m not googling that.”

“My parents never made me floss!”

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Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Xchel’s personal website: https://hisilentx.com/

Follow Xchel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HiSilentX

Follow Xchel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hisilentx/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

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

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 59: Teaching, Farting, Scoliosis, Marfan Syndrome, with Nicole Trickey

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This week we celebrate back to school with Nicole Trickey! She’s an amazing school teacher and improviser who became fast friends with Andy after she performed on Last Comic Standing. Nicole also has Marfan Syndrome and is an adorable, fun, silly, hilarious tall ball of joy. Nicole shares her diagnosis story and she compares notes with Andy. We talk about the genetic test for Marfan Syndrome and how Marfan Syndrome is a part of our identity. We share surgery stories and surgery experiences. We talk improvisation and Nicole talks about how she taught her students how to improvise too! Nicole leaves us with a super secret special “quiet pooping” technique, you won’t want to miss.

THE CHECK-IN: Andy has published a daily journal for Stand Up comedians! You can order a journal here: https://thestandupcomedyjournal.com/

Joleen talks about losing her medication and the issues associated with getting a new prescription and knowing that all that personal information could be out in the world.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I didn’t want to be known as the girl who loves farting.”

“Ladies: fart early, fart often!”

“If you’ve never listened to the podcast before, this is a podcast about poop.”

“You have to see this girl! She walked across the stage and I thought it was you!”

“I feel like if the test came back and I didn’t have Marfan Syndrome, my whole life would be a lie.”

“Marfan Syndrome, the jiggly disorder!”

“I just ghosted the orthodontist.”

“Farting is weird! I’m a Doctor!”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Follow Nicole Trickey on Facebook: search “Nicole Trickey”

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 58: ADHD, Adderall, Panic Attacks, Comedy, Minnesota with Rachel Scanlon

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This week we are joined by comedian, writer, viral video creator and Minnesotan, Rachel Scanlon! We chat about YouTube stars, comments and revenge. We gush about our love for Rachel and how great it has been to see her comedy career grow. Rachel also dives into her history with Adderall and what happened when she tried to quit cold turkey. We talk about the obstacles she faced trying to wean off Adderall, including dealing with doctors and learning how to focus in other ways. Joleen shares her experience with Adderall as well and how it affected her mood. We talk about our comedy experiences and career dreams and some of our most interesting/surprising comedy show moments.

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye and Amy Buchwald! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

THE CHECK-IN: We read some lovely iTunes reviews, THANK YOU, and Andy talks about finding comfort and support in a chronic pain group on Reddit and Joleen talks about the whole 30.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Tom Hanks is my one troll!”

“I get care packages from my mom too! A lot of pen tops…”

“Yeah no, this is going to take you at least a full year to wean down.”

“We’re from the Midwest, so I don’t want one, but sure I’ll have a pop.”

“Do you have any ideas how many times I’ve gotten my eyebrows waxed while I was getting my nails done? You ask three times and I’m going to do it!”

“Know Jesus’s Age! That’s what my grandma always says.”

“If I have to, fine, I’ll be in a movie.”

 

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Follow Rachel Scanlon on Twitter – @rachelsafety – https://twitter.com/rachelsafety

Follow Rachel Scanlon on Instagram – @rachelsafety – https://www.instagram.com/rachelsafety

Listen to Rachel’s podcast Two Dykes and a mic: https://twodykesandamic.podbean.com/

Follow Two Dykes And a Mic on Twitter: https://twitter.com/twodykesandamic

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
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Ep 57: Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Therapy, Stand Up Comedy, with Lynn Stein

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We are joined by comedian, improviser and podcaster Lynn Stein to promote her upcoming podcast Lady Friends, and to also talk about her journey with persistent depressive disorder, postpartum depression, and standup comedy. She has a unique perspective as she has her Masters in Clinical Psychology and we talk about what it was like to be on both sides of a therapy session. We talk about ageism and sexism in the entertainment industry and how it effects our personal lives and careers. Andy and Joleen share their hopes and thoughts on parenthood and get raw and vulnerable with Lynn. And we leave you with some of our comedy mantras.

Be sure to subscribe to Joleen’s YouTube page here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ycJ5UTbJ5DlIqwW6se6wQ

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

Check out Lynn’s show at the Comedy Central Stage on Wednesday, August 22nd at 8pm, also featuring Andy Erikson and Joleen Lunzer! Reserve your free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/age-of-aquarians-tickets-48622687768

THE CHECK-IN: We catch up with producer Alex and his acting career, and Andy talks about panic attacks and a racing heartbeat and Joleen updates us on her search for a sobriety community within the 12 step program.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“What did you do today? Oh you made money? You can stay!”

“We can hear you living. I love itl”

“If I die, I die. If I don’t, I guess I’ll go eat cheese.”

“I have a lot of empathy, I take people’s problems home with me.”

“I always felt like I was apologizing for how I was feeling.”

“When I went into psychology I wanted to find out about why I was feeling this way.”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

LINKS:

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We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? What are you dealing with? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Follow Lynn Stein on Instagram: @lynnastein https://www.instagram.com/lynnastein

Follow Lynn Stein on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynnsteincomedy/

Check out Well That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsey on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Well-That-Escalated-Quickly-Accidental-ebook/dp/B0763L5WKK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534301677&sr=8-1&keywords=well+that+excalated+quickly

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

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 39: Stealth Dyslexia, Cannabis, Positivity, with Alex Shifman

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Writer, Comedian and podcast host Alex Shifman joins us to talk about Stealth Dyslexia, Cannabis and his love of facts! He shares many lovely and awesome facts about helpful drugs, and his experiences with them, answering our many questions and being open and honest. We get his dyslexia origin story and he talks about the unique challenges people with Stealth Dyslexia face, and the amazing ways we can adapt. We also talk to Alex about mushrooms, acid, molly, and their potential usage for helping people with anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health conditions. Andy talks through her recent experience with CBD oil and shares the symptoms she felt and the effect on her chronic pain and we talk about stigmas around drugs.

We also get to talk to Alex about his amazing podcast called “At least there’s this.” The world can be a messy and awful place sometimes, but… At least there are things in our lives that make the world a better place. Each guest talks about something that makes the world beautiful. Listen here: http://www.nerdistschool.com/at-least-theres-this/

Joleen shares her connection with the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and we talk about a TED talk on embracing negativity.

The full TED Talk we listened to: https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_david_the_gift_and_power_of_emotional_courage/transcript

THE CHECK-IN: Andy talks about trying CBD oil/Cannabis for chronic pain, and Joleen talks about being told: “We need to get a weight on you.”

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Just ask for your weight in kilograms and don’t do the math.”

“I love facts! Well, I love gossip and making stuff up!”

“I had no past and there was no future and I couldn’t think of a single memory… ANDY you hit Nirvana. Do you have any idea how lucky you are?”

“I posted on Facebook that I tried CBD and thought, could I go to jail?”

“Nobody liked to smoke weed with me. I just wanted to talk about World War II and Genocide.”

“Usually there’s a dude who gets high and wants to talk about swords.”

“Alex just wikipedia’d sword. Oh it’s a bladed weapon!”

“Buffy was powerful and able to defend herself, and I was drawn to that.”

“There’s so much cool shit about candles.”

“I can’t just choose happy, because there’s so many other emotions!”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Alex Shifman: At Least There’s This Podcast: http://www.nerdistschool.com/at-least-theres-this/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

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

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 38: Marfan Awareness Month, Part 2 with Avi Silver

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Improvisor and poet Avi Silver joins us for part 2 of this special 2 part Marfan Awareness Month series. Avi shares his diagnosis story and a quick family history including how he is a triplet. His Father and Sister also have Marfan Syndrome and we talk about how different Marfan Syndrome expresses itself even within the same family. Avi and Andy compare back brace stories and commiserate together and Avi talks about having osteopenia (weak bones.) Avi shares his harrowing aortic dissection adventure involving an emergency plane ride and a heroic supportive family. Avi’s mom is AMAZING. Avi talks about having 9 eye surgeries and several retinal detachments and shares another crazy story, this time about his vision, including being told that he may never be able to read again. Avi talks about improv, poetry and his desire to try standup comedy, which he absolutely must do! We ask Avi some personal questions and get some amazing insight and leave with an inspirational story!

Andy and Avi go through the signs of Marfan Syndrome and compare notes and we talk about the Marfan Foundation events going on around the country. You can get more info here: https://www.marfan.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/walk

For more information about the camp Avi was talking about visit here: https://chailifeline.org/about

We thank you so much for listening! If you’d like more Marfan action we recommend listening to episodes 1, 2, and 9, 37 and actually every episode touches on different aspects of life with Marfan Syndrome, through Andy’s experiences.

And remember Know Fight Win! #knowFightWin

THE CHECK-IN: Andy and Joleen talk bruising, bleeding and falling and the surprising ways people react to pain.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Let’s play the game, “What’s that clicking sound?””

“You just kept acting? Damn Meryl Streep!”

“I don’t want to go to the ER right now! I’m having too much fun!”

“I got one hour a day to do whatever I wanted!”

“Get out of the pool andy! Never!”

“My friends loved my back brace. Let me punch you!”

“Oh I could go blind? Why the ef didn’t you tell me?”

“I thought I was just Emo, but nope, I was depressed.”

“My little big heart. That should be the name of your memoir!”

“I wasn’t super involved in my health, as a 7 year old.”

“By the way, there’s a really good chance you may never be able to read again.”

“I just said, screw it. And I took my shirt off. And no one said anything. It was a turning point. I shouldn’t be ashamed about anything about my self.”

“Everyone can see that I’m 6 foot 9. I can’t not stand out. So I might as well stand out positively.”

 

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Find Avi at Da Poetry Lounge: http://dapoetrylounge.com/

 

Info about the camp Avi talked about: https://chailifeline.org/about

You can donate to the Marfan Foundation all month long at www.Marfan.org/dayofgiving18

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

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

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
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Ep 37: Marfan Awareness Month, Part 1 with Michael Sielaff

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Actor, improviser, comedian and activist Michael Sielaff joins us for part 1 of this special 2 part Marfan Awareness Month series. We share our Valentines day stories and gush over our Minnesota roots, and Michael shares his Marfan diagnosis story, and what it was like to be diagnosed as a young adult and having to choose between pursuing theater or college basketball. We talk about our experiences at the National Marfan Conference and how Marfans has affected dating and marriage. We talk about the importance of yearly checkups, taking our medication, and how beneficial a diagnosis can be.

Andy and Michael go through the signs of Marfan Syndrome one by one and compare notes and we talk about the Marfan Foundation events going on around the country. You can get more info here: https://www.marfan.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/walk

We thank you so much for listening! If you’d like more Marfan action we recommend listening to episodes 1, 2, and 9, and actually every episode touches on different aspects of life with Marfan Syndrome, through Andy’s experiences.

And remember Know Fight Win! #knowFightWin

Get involved with Michael Sielaff’s passion project Laughtivism here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1552528655015826/

THE CHECK-IN: Andy and Joleen have a very special Valentine’s Day check-in, and share how they celebrated in their own non-traditional ways.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Mom, you need to understand that this is your son’s life. And Michael, you have to know what a mother goes through.”

“Its hard to keep my Marfan Syndrome a secret when my heart is going CLICK CLICK CLICK”

“We’re lanky! I like lanky!”

“Doesn’t Abe Lincoln have Marfan Syndrome?”

“Oh no, my mom has stretch marks! Am I a woman?”

“I remember a 3rd grader once looked me up and down as said, ‘dude, you’re going to die young'”

SUPPORT THE PODCAST ON PATREON:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

LINKS:

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What topics should we discuss? What are your New Years Resolutions? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Find Michael on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sielaffmichaelj

Follow Michael on Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaeljsielaff

Follow Michael on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaeljsielaff/

Get involved with Michael Sielaff’s passion project Laughtivism: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1552528655015826/

You can donate to the Marfan Foundation all month long at www.Marfan.org/dayofgiving18

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

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

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

Follow us on Twitter @dealwithitpod: https://twitter.com/dealwithitpod
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