Catie and Erik's Infinite Quest: An ADHD Adventure

Catie and Erik's Infinite Quest: An ADHD Adventure

Living life with ADHD is weird. So is gaming. Welcome to Catie and Erik's Infinite Quest. Join prominent TikTok creators Cate Osborn (Catieosaurus) and Erik Gude (HeyGude) as they discuss the experiences and challenges of living with ADHD, depression and navigating life as neurodivergent adults - and also, we play ADHDnD-- Dungeons and Dragons but make it ADHD. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/infinitequest/support

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June 29, 2022 30 min

In this episode, Cate is joined by writer, actor and co-host of the hit podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You, Anney Reese! They talk about...a LOT of stuff, including Star Wars, podcasting, what it's like being a woman in a male-dominated field, and discover that they are, in fact, basically the same person.

Find out more about Anney and her work by visiting these links:
Anney Reese (@AnneyReese)
StuffMomNeverToldYou (@M...

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In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down to talk about over versus underpreparing in conversation with ADHD and the curse of all-or-nothing-thinking when it comes to *actually* getting stuff done. They discuss how planning for something big (like a new web series...) can be made even more stressful by the idea that it has to be perfectly done or not at all, and how scary it is to be on the verge of something big, especially when you...

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June 2, 2022 37 min

In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down to discuss a therapy breakthrough (and perspective adjustment) that Cate recently had. We talk about ADHD task management, how 'leaving things until you HAVE to' can make more work on the back end, and how frustrating it is to feel immobilized by not having enough momentum to start. In the back half, they make the biggest announcement in Infinite Quest history and ask if there are any...

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May 24, 2022 6 min

Hello from the sick ward at Infinite Quest.

Consider supporting the work we do by visiting
Podcast: www.patreon.com/infinitequest
Erik: www.patreon.com/heygude
Cate: mostlypans.com or www.patreon.com/catieosaurus


Find us on TikTok and Instagram at:
@catieosaurus
@heygude

We also stream daily on Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/catieosaurus
https://ww.twitch.tv/heygude

Cool new listener email: ask@infinitequestpodcast...

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May 19, 2022 72 min

In this episode, Cate is feeling quite under the weather, and so Erik tags in cool guy, incredible maker and truly excellent content creator Tim Ahern sit down to talk about their experiences with ADHD. They talk video games, failure, growth and have a surprisingly in-depth conversation about the finer nuances of the Animorphs series. Spoilers, Cate rallies at the end and performs the greatest Patreon song in the history of the pod...

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May 3, 2022 38 min

In this discordant two-part episode, Cate and Erik have a ...pointed and passionate...conversation about the frustration of consistently having to navigate misinformation as educators and advocates. Cate rails against the broad generalities of "adhd mindreading" and he harm that narrative can do, and Erik gets vulnerable about what this work means to him. Later, Cate and Erik outline their 2022 tour schedules and do some an...

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In this episode, Cate and Erik review a new study by UKAAN, the United Kingdom's Adult ADHD organization and what it has to say about the challenges of being both intellectually gifted and having ADHD. They talk about their experiences on either end of the "gifted kid" spectrum, and what it's like to grow up with the expectation "gifted" brings, and the expectations we put on ourselves. Cate talks about bore...

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April 26, 2022 39 min

In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down to talk about one of the hardest things in the world: asking for help. They discuss the difficulties of owning the need for help, how to ask for it and what 'help' itself can look like. They discuss how ADHD can often complicate help, and offer some insight on accepting the need for help as part of the ADHD toolbox.

Find us on TikTok and Instagram at:
@catieosaurus
@heygude

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April 20, 2022 29 min

In this episode Cate and Erik discuss recent breakthroughs in therapy for Cate and what "getting to know yourself" really means. Erik and Cate wax very philosophical and meander to the point. They talk about ADHD hyperfixation and identity along with some deeply personal thoughts about the importance of self acceptance and self-improvement.

Find us on TikTok and Instagram at:
@catieosaurus
@heygude

We also stream...

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On this Very Special Episode of Infinite Quest, Cate sits down with educator, advocate, ADHD coach and Queen of ADHD podcasts, Kristen Carder from the I Have ADHD Podcast! We talk about late diagnosis, building systems, and the difference between "broken" and "your brain works different". Cate and Kristen talk the nuances of navigating life with ADHD and Cate definitely doesn't fan girl super hard nope not even ...

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April 12, 2022 35 min

In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down and answer a question from someone on Twitch "what's the worst thing to deal with because of your ADHD"? They share their experiences with two particularly difficult scenarios and discover a common unifier among the two very different situations.

Find us on TikTok and Instagram at:
@catieosaurus
@heygude

We also stream daily on Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/catieosaurus
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In this episode, Cate sits down to talk with author, educator and advocate KC Davis, aka @domesticblisters. We talk about her journey to diagnosis, her incredible book, Keeping House While Drowning, and what it's like to own the sickest magnet collection this side of the equator. Cate fangirls pretty hard and we discuss the nuances of navigating shame, guilt and embarrassment in household task management.

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March 24, 2022 31 min

On this Very Special Episode of Infinite Quest, Cate and Erik ease back on into their regularly scheduled programming with an episode that mostly consists of Cate crying about how good dogs are. It's been a long couple of weeks, so this is mostly a life update, but there are also a few surprise announcements scattered within about some upcoming conventions and appearances that InfiniteQuest has got going on, along with a LOT of...

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In this Very Special Episode, Cate sits down with Chris, everyone's favorite ADHDnD-DM and also very conveniently her husband, to talk about what it's ACTUALLY like to be in a dual-neurodivergent relationship. They talk about the challenges of diagnosis, negotiating chores, tasks and generally what it's like to have to work to find the balance between neurodivergent needs when a very calm, cool and collected Autistic pe...

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March 11, 2022 30 min

Saying "No" is hard, but also often necessary, unless your grandmother asks you if you're having a good time at her birthday party, in which case you say "Yes!" in the most enthusiastic way possible, no exceptions. In this episode, Cate and Erik discuss their relationships with saying "no" and setting boundaries, and the struggle to balance being honest about your own needs, and accommodating the needs o...

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March 3, 2022 30 min

You know what's scary? Trying new things. You know what's awesome? TRYING NEW THINGS! In this episode, Cate and Erik discuss the strangely bittersweet feeling of discovering something you like, and what it even means to like something. Also, Cate will be sleeping in a tent for the first time in their life and we're very proud of her for that.

Find us on TikTok and Instagram at:

@catieosaurus
@heygude

We also ...

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March 1, 2022 27 min

Being a human is hard, but also pretty freaking cool! In this episode, Cate and Erik tell stories about some of the ADHD-related experiences they've had that were actually pretty awesome! They also discuss the importance of remembering your successes, not just your failures. It's not all doom and gloom, folks!

Find us on TikTok and Instagram at:

@catieosaurus
@heygude

We also stream daily on Twitch:
https://www.t...

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February 22, 2022 25 min

In this seven-tries-to-make-an-episode episode, Erik and Cate sit down to answer a listener question: "Every week, you remind us to love ourselves, what does that look like to you?" It turns out that Erik and Cate have *very* different takes on this question. They discuss loving themselves, what that looks like, the implications behind it, and how to define loving yourself when you're not quite sure what that means.

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February 10, 2022 4 min

In this "episode" which is probably a strong word, Cate models some self-care and compassion and tells you what to listen to instead.

Listen to Cate and Kristen Carder talk about ADHD, relationships and sex:
ADHD's Impact on Sex - I Have ADHD Podcast | Podcast on Spotify

Listen to Cate and Gia Goodrich form a friendship in real time:
Only The Bold | Podcast on Spotify

See Cate talk DnD on Critical Misses this Satu...

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February 8, 2022 29 min

CW: This is a particularly vulnerable episode, especially towards the end.

Impulsive decision-making is a hallmark of the ADHD brain. However, the grown-up reality is that sometimes, impulsive decisions affect more than just you. Sometimes, impulsive decisions can hurt others. In this episode, Cate and Erik sit down to discuss what happens when you make a mistake, when you rush into the "yes", when you overcommit or rush i...

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