Talk About It! — The Podcast is created and produced by the Epilepsy Foundation with Bandwagon Media. The podcast is sponsored by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Timex. Producers: Greg Grunberg, Brad Savage, Nick Marzock, and Ken Lowenberg. Theme music by J.J. Abrams. The Epilepsy Foundation is solely responsible for the content.
Episode Seven: Origin Stories (May 21, 2019)
Greg interviews Phil Gattone, President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation, and his son Phil Jr., who lives with epilepsy. They talk about the what the Foundation can do for you, in providing resources and support to help End Epilepsy. Then, Greg chats with his co-creator of 'Talk About It!,' Ken Lowenberg, VP of Communications and Digital Strategy at the Epilepsy Foundation. They talk about the origin story of the site, and face off about an age-old pop culture question.
Episode Six: Hard Talks (April 30, 2019)
Greg interviews Orrin Devinsky, MD, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU, and former editor of epilepsy.com. Dr. Devinsky also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Epilepsy Foundation’s SUDEP Institute. In this episode, we dive into tough but important conversations about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), what is happening in research to help avoid SUDEP, and what can you do today to help prevent it. Also, Greg sits down with his friend and fellow father of a boy with epilepsy, Jonathan Shapiro, and his son, Zeke.
Episode Five: Unraveling a Mind Unraveled (April 9, 2019)
Greg unravels the mind of author/activist Kurt Eichenwald to discuss his groundbreaking new book. Learn about his struggles and triumphs living a remarkable life with epilepsy.
Episode Four: Lifestyle Changes (March 19, 2019)
In this episode, Greg sits down with legendary film director Jim Abrahams, who directed the comedy classics "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" Jim has a child living with epilepsy, who benefited greatly from the ketogenic diet. Also in this episode, Greg talks with Barry Gidal, Pharm D, medications editor for epilepsy.com. And he has a chance to talk with "Game of Thrones" star Liam Cunningham, who has some great advice for parents, just as we await the final season of the hit show.
Episode Three: Conversations with Kids (February 26, 2019)
Kids say the most amazing things. In this episode of Talk About It, Greg Grunberg talks to some kids and young adults who live with epilepsy but don’t let seizures stop them from being the best kids they can be. Listen to these stories of young inspiration and hope that can teach all of us.
Episode Two: Hamilton's Miguel Cervantes (February 5, 2019)
Greg sits down with the star of Chicago's "Hamilton," Miguel Cervantes. Miguel reflects on the days that he was auditioning for the role in the midst of the realization that his infant daughter had epilepsy.
Episode One (January 15, 2019)
Greg Grunberg welcomes to the podcast new young filmmaker Miles Levin. Miles is the writer and director of "Under the Lights," a short film about a young man with severe epilepsy who goes to his prom and meets and unexpected new friend. The film is supported by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California.
In addition, Greg talks to his best friend, J.J. Abrams, about epilepsy in the movies and the state of moviemaking today.
Plus, the stars of Star Trek — Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto — on seizure first aid… and Harrison Ford reveals what he hopes will happen very soon for people living with seizures.