Conquering Your Clownfish

Conquering Your Clownfish

Brady Murray, a proud dad to two sons who have Down syndrome, knows firsthand just how easy it is to become a clownfish parent. Inspired by Marlin, the anxious and overprotective father of Nemo in the Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, Conquering Your Clownfish is a fun and inspiring podcast that dives into the uplifting stories of parents and caretakers who have committed their lives to transforming disabilities into special abilities.


May 21, 2024 31 mins

In this week’s episode, Kimberly Dowdell, a dedicated mother of four and popular social media influencer. Kimberly openly shares the joyous moments and inspiring journey of raising her son Jack, who has Down syndrome. Through her Instagram page, Kimberly spreads "good news" and gives hope to families navigating the ups and downs of having a child with special abilities. In this episode, she discusses the incredible ...

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In this week’s episode of Conquering Your Clownfish, Crystal Paine, New York Times bestselling author and founder of, shares the transformative story of welcoming her son David, who has Down syndrome, into her family through fostering and adoption. She opens up about the challenges, joys, and lessons learned on their journey and how David has taught her and her family to embrace life, celebrate uniqueness, ...

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In this episode of Conquering Your Clownfish, Brady interviews Andrew Lund, a disability advocate, and father to a daughter born with a rare craniofacial condition called Pfeiffer Syndrome. Andrew shares the emotional journey of his daughter Hadley's early medical issues, his hope that she lives comfortably, and his bittersweet realization that he will likely outlive his beloved child. This amazing conversation will open your e...

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In this empowering episode, Brady Murray welcomes Rebekah Lyons, mom, author, and disability advocate. Rebekah shares her family's story of raising a son with Down syndrome and later adopting her daughter Joy, who also has Down syndrome, detailing the challenges and joys. She offers inspiration for embracing life's difficulties, emphasizing that we're all wired to overcome. Rebekah discusses creating family resilien...

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In this episode of Conquering Your Clownfish, Brady interviews Kaley Stymeist, a registered behavior technician and passionate autism advocate. As a mother to three boys, including her youngest son, Hudson, who has non-speaking autism, Kaley shares her family's incredible journey of challenges, triumphs, and personal growth. She opens up about Hudson's miraculous birth story, his regression at age three, and how their famil...

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Sometimes, when life knocks you off your feet, and you're left overwhelmed, all you need is the power of a supportive community. With their help, you can get back on your feet and move forward with conviction. In this week’s episode of Conquering Your Clownfish, content creator, author, and Down syndrome advocate Misty Coy Snyder opens up with raw honesty about receiving her son Jed’s Down syndrome diagnosis amidst ...

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February 6, 2024 24 mins

Brady felt blessed when his son Ridge was born healthy. However, concerning symptoms eventually emerged, leading to a diagnosis of 22q Deletion Syndrome. Desperate for normalcy, Brady took their doctor’s advice and raised Ridge no differently than any other kid. Outwardly Ridge seemed fine, but inwardly he struggled greatly in many aspects. In this episode, Brady regrets missed early intervention opportunities that could have...

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We all face challenges in life, some more profound than others. However, one's physical abilities do not determine their capacity to uplift and inspire others. This week on Conquering Your Clownfish, host Brady Murray interviews his childhood friend Tate Castleton. Growing up with paralysis on his left side, however, with the unwavering support of family and friends, Tate went on to achieve great success in academics, career, a...

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There are many misunderstandings about those with disabilities. Because they often rely on support for many basic needs, it can be easy to overlook their profound gifts. This week on Conquering Your Clownfish, host Brady Murray shares inspiring stories about key figures from his life who, despite facing challenges, profoundly impacted him for the better. Join Brady as he shares his realization that while those with dis...

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We often assume a  disability diagnosis leads to only limitations for our child. The news leaves us fearing the worst about their future prospects and abilities. But what if their condition actually hides remarkable gifts within? This week on Conquering Your Clownfish, host Brady Murray explains how his perception shifted from grieving his son Nash’s diagnosis of Down syndrome to unveiling his hidden talents and potentia...

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