Friends With Deficits
By Adam Sultan
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"Things work out until they don't." Ain't life a bitch? Maybe we should celebrate it nonetheless. Friends With Deficits is a fun, honest, and sometimes brutal exploration into the human condition, often over drinks. Host Adam Sultan talks with old friends and friends-to-be who are dealing with unusual, rare, or strange predicaments that bring life into focus. After all, we're all gonna die--would you like that with a twist?
||ExplicitJamie Rhodes and The MTHFR of Gene Mutations||Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase: a gene mutation with almost as many letters as health issues it causes. Artist Jamie Rhodes discusses her history and symptoms of MTHFR, as well as strategies for dealing with it—just short of living in a bubble.||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBodhi Prihoda, Part Two - Badges of Honor||Do you ever dream about a life of security? What about “maximum security”? In this second half of our two-part interview, Bodhi Prihoda recounts his 30-year journey through the prison system -- facing his fears, and finding his true self and...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBodhi Prihoda, Part One: From the Den of Thieves||Do you ever dream about a life of security? What about “maximum security”? In this dangerous and poignant two-part episode, Bodhi Prihoda recounts his 30-year journey--the dreams, nightmares, and true crime confessions--of waking up to life in and..||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit"A Sea of Pink Circles" - Kathy McCarty and Face Blindness||In this episode, Austin music legend Kathy McCarty discusses how she came face to face with face blindness (prosopagnosia). How is this well-recognized singer-songwriter, musician and artist unable to recognize faces, even those closest to her? We...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmanda Pollitt - Waking Up To Narcolepsy||Welcome to the Season Two premiere of Friends With Deficits! Dr. Amanda Pollitt discusses living with narcolepsy. We chat about dreams, drugs, and airplanes, as well as work/life balance, being a nap connoisseur, and sleep attacks. Amanda is a...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSEASON 1 FINALE! Holly Lorka, gender dysphoria and top surgery||Holly Lorka doesn’t have a dick, and that for her is a deficit. Holly used to have a “nice pair of breasts”, which she also considered a burden. What happened, and why is it awesome? Holly is a contributor to a monthly lifestyle magazine in...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTightly Wound - Shelby Hadden and Vaginismus||Shelby Hadden is a writer and documentary filmmaker. Her current animated film, Tightly Wound, explores her challenges living with vaginismus. In this episode, Shelby opens up about this painful pelvic floor condition: what it is, when it occurred,...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial K - Spanked||From spanker to spanked…What happens when a person suffers a traumatic brain injury in a life-threatening freak accident? And how is his lifelong fetish affected? Our anonymous guest will discuss the details of his journey from being a fixture in...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpectra Stewart Pt. 2 - Super Sensitive||It's not easy being Spectra. Along with Hyperhidrosis (as you may recall from Part One), Spectra Stewart has to deal with being overly stimulated by taste, sound, and touch. In this episode, we'll discuss Sensory integration The pleasure of buffets...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpectra Stewart Pt. 1 - Super Sweat (Hyperhidrosis)||Spectra Stewart is a badass Texan who gives a new twist to an old saying: It’s not the heat, it’s the SWEAT. That is, when you’re dealing with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). She talks about the trials of slippery living, including the...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFeelin' Beat - John McCane and Vasculitus||John McCane is a multi-instrumentalist with a multi-faceted auto-immune disease known as Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a form of vasculitis (did I lose you yet?). In this episode of Friends With Deficits, John describes the fascinating, frightening, and..||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChanges and Choices - Diane Hardin and MS||Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an auto-immune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. No fun. However, Diane Hardin is fun, and manages to cover the topic of her MS with humor and wisdom, without spilling her martini. We cover a wide range...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLivin' Large - Leila Henley and Gigantism||Leila Henley is a badass vocalist, saxophonist, and flute player. She really stands out in a crowd. Leila could've been an even taller presence if she hadn't had that pesky pituitary gland tumor removed. We chat about her bout with...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Eye Opener - Jeff Hoskins and Stargardt disease||Stargardt macular degeneration is a genetic eye disease that affects about 1 in 8 to 10 thousand people. Jeff Hoskins is a sound engineer, drummer, and a decreasingly avid cyclist who has Stargardt's. We chat about his condition; its origins,...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntro - "Things work out until they don't"||Welcome to Friends With Deficits||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This Is Podcasting
If you’ve ever thought “omg what should I do with my time I srsly don’t know what to do omg pls help” then this is your jam. Even if you think you’re fine, this is your jam. Thanks for making this show.
Lighthearted meditation on life and health
I love the relaxed, conversational style host Adam Sultan brings to the podcast. It’s refreshing to hear guests discuss, over drinks, their health problems with humor and the wisdom of experience. It feels empowering, and listening actually made me feel less self conscious about my own health/body issues. Recommended!
Friends who podcast
Adam Sultan is a Renaissance man so being a podcast host is a natural fit. I enjoy these conversations about our bodies which can still be such a mystery even with all that we know.