The Misophonia Podcast

The Misophonia Podcast

Candid conversations with people who live with Misophonia. Misophonia is a disorder in which there is a strong sensitivity to certain sounds. A person with misophonia feels rage and an inability to focus on anything but that sound. It feels like a fight-or-flight response. Host Adeel Ahmad has misophonia and interviews other "misophones" from around the world. All episodes are edited to be more sensory-friendly including equalization and brown noise. If you'd like to be a guest, go to https://misophoniapodcast.com. Theme music is "jltf" by Moby, courtesy of https://mobygratis.com The contents of this podcast should not be considered medical advice or therapy.... Show More

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July 7, 2020 42 min

Natalie is a student at UCLA and is the founder of the Misophonia Support and Awareness group at UCLA. I’m really excited to have her on because I noticed her student group last year and really see her as an inspiration hopefully for other schools and institutions. 
 
Miso List shout-out this week to Old School Screenprinting & Design. They offer screenprinting, embroidery, and design services. They're located in Lyons, Kans...

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July 1, 2020 37 min

Ella is a high school student in Washington State and we talk about life at school, her miso origin story, meeting Dr. Marsha Johnson, ADA accommodations and her plans for the future.
 
Shout-out to the 2020 Misophonia convention! This is the annual convention I sometimes talk about which was actually the place I thought of starting this podcast. It was going to be in Philadelphia this year but it’ll be all online now. This is the a...

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June 24, 2020 44 min

Tim works as an LGBTQ advocate professionally and we talk about, many of his common experiences as someone with misophonia but also some interesting similarities in the life experiences of bring an LGBTQ person and a misophone. Both are very personal experiences that are often difficult to understand and talk about. Also want to say happy pride month to everyone out there.
 
Check out my new project, The Miso List. A site to showcas...

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June 17, 2020 62 min

Ana is an active misophonia advocate. In this wide-ranging conversation we talk about her coping mechanisms which include changing her thought process during triggers, breathing exercises, meditation, journaling, and living a healthier life. We also talk about her family and her home country of Russia, which are both in total denial on misophonia.
 
Check out my new project, The Miso List. A site to showcase misophonia-owned busines...

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June 10, 2020 52 min

Dr. Storch is a clinical psychologist, vice chair of Psychology at the Baylor College of Medicine, and leading a study at Baylor on misophonia. I'm usually speaking with other misophonia sufferers on this podcast but once in a while I like to bring great conversations with experts. We talk about his research (funded by the Misophonia Research Fund), his clinical observations on misophonia and how his work is informed by differe...

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June 3, 2020 39 min

Shela lives and works from home in California, leading a team of stylists at Stitch Fix. We talk about the pros and cons of online meetings and work from home. Working with different therapists and insights on what has worked and what hasn’t. Advocating for herself around the people that care about her, and working toward advocating more widely. She has also used a Pinterest board to educate her mom about misophonia, now one of her...

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May 27, 2020 56 min

Gilles is a strategy consultant living in Sweden, and a longtime fan of the podcast. We cover so many topics in this show... his unsupportive parents, difficulty making friends as a child, bodybuilding, ayahuasca retreats, being triggered by his daughter, the work of behaviorist Tom Dozier, brain plasticity, the Default Mode Network, and laying down the law at his work! 
 
Links: 
Misophonia Association on Facebook
Default Mode Netw...

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May 20, 2020 58 min

Lizzie is a graphic designer in London. We talk about life in lockdown in downtown London with housemates and noisy neighbors, miso in her family, and dealing with miso when she went to the office! Check out her Spotify playlist below. And don't forget to check out the Misophonia Association for details on this year's convention happening online. As usual this conversation could have gone on for much longer, enjoy!
 
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May 13, 2020 38 min

Kateřina is in Prague, Czech Republic, and this marks the first time she has talked to someone with misophonia. She's a senior in high school and we talk about how miso has affected her family relationships, how her school friends have reacted, and what she hopes for the future. I always love being a part of the first time someone shares their story! Enjoy!
 
Here are some of the online groups I sent to Kateřina after our cha...

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May 6, 2020 55 min

Claire is a visual artist based in northern California who is also a misophonia advocate. This conversation is jam-packed with her thoughts and insights on the psychology and even metaphysics of dealing with misophonia. There are some great stories too about her interactions with others. She also talks about her meditation practice and a breathing technique she finds super helpful for miso.
Please check out Claire's art below a...

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April 29, 2020 40 min

Welcome to Season 2! I decided to start going by seasons because I'm recording interviews in bunches anyways - this is the first interview recorded since December 2019. This week I talked to John, a Lutheran pastor in Saint Paul, MN... and my next-door neighbor! I moved here a few years ago coincidentally next to another misophone. John has one specific trigger but he's only had it during adulthood - which is all the more i...

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April 22, 2020 28 min

This week I talk to Isabel who lives in London. She’s in her early 20s and has had miso from a young age, like most of us. It's really accelerated in the last few years, but she’s also recently found out what it is, like most of us, and is taking steps to deal with it. She’s also at the beginning of her work life and so we talk about beginning your career knowing you have miso and what she hopes for the future. This was the las...

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April 15, 2020 37 min

This week talk with Liz, a mom working from home that suffers from misophonia, tinnitus, and also cares for a child with autism. We talk about all that and how they relate, plus we talk about events that are dubbed "sensory-friendly" for people with sensory issues. 
Even though she works from home, this interview was recorded a few months before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but we do talk about working from home and some ti...

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April 8, 2020 41 min

This week I’m bringing a conversation with Carson, a sophomore studying architecture in New York City. We talk about growing up in Nebraska, how he deals with Misophonia in NYC, how he uses the ADA effectively to get accomodations for miso at school, and why he flicks his family members on the shoulder. Fascinating conversation with lots of great insight and tips. 
 

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April 1, 2020 46 min

Roz lives in Florida, has two adult children in their 50s and has been dealing with her miso since the age of 7. We talk about those early years, raising her own family... and even get a guest appearance by one of her kids!
 
Links:
Book: Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight

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March 25, 2020 43 min

Heidi is a coach for creative professionals. She also hosts the Vibrant Visionaries podcast. On this episode we talk about mindfulness techniques, her tips for approaching strangers and co-workers about misophonia, and some of her related issues that can overlap or exacerbate her miso. Enjoy! And please stay healthy!
 
Links:
Vibrant Visionaries podcast
Heidi Bennett - Professional Certified Coach
 
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March 18, 2020 49 min

Lindsay's story is one of misophonia alongside a host of other issues that she has dealt with throughout her life, including addiction, co-dependent relationships, and self-harm. She is in a much better place now and we talk about how she has worked on these, how they have affected relationships with the people in her life, and how they have affected her school and career.
 
Also, I talk at the beginning about the elephant in th...

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March 11, 2020 52 min

Laurel is a mixed media artist who expresses her struggles with misophonia through her artwork. Check out our Instagram or follow her @actions.that.echo
In this conversation, Laurel takes us very deep into her miso origins and the family trauma she had to deal with from a young age. She takes us all the way up to now where she is a college freshman and miso-mentor for others. I get a lot of messages from young people and parent...

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March 4, 2020 43 min

Elise is a project manager in Portland that I met at the Misophonia Association convention last fall. She also runs a video chat for sufferers to share experiences and support each other. We talk about her childhood and just how we all deal with this thing day-to-day, at work and with the people we spend time with. 

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February 25, 2020 26 min

Is there a genetic basis for misophonia?
On this week's episode I have a special guest, Dr. Alisa Lehman from 23andMe. We discuss their report that studied the genetic results of 23andMe customers to see if there is a genetic marker that could indicate a person's likelihood of having misophonia. They found something very interesting and we talk about it here, plus potential next steps. Check out the links below to read more...

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