Podcasts & Stories

For over thirty years Margot Escott MSW, LCSW has presented workshops and seminars on the “Therapeutic Value of Humor and Play” on a national level, and has published several articles on humor, geriatric issues, and improvisational comedy. Listen to her conversation with Robert about improvisation.

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Larry Gifford: When life gives you Parkinson's...

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is an honest, funny, and engaging podcast chronicling host Larry Gifford’s personal journey with Parkinson’s disease. Gifford, his wife Rebecca, and their son Henry live in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gifford has worked in radio for more than 30 years. In August 2017 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 45. Now in its fourth season, When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is a first-hand account of what it is like to live with PD for Gifford, his family, and other members of the worldwide Parkinson’s community.

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Sheryl Lowenhar hosts “The Parkinson’s Experience” podcast. Listen in on her journey living with the disease and how she lives her best life with humor, generosity, empathy and knowledge.  The podcasts include expert guests as well as patients being interviewed. She caught up with Robert for this episode, "Improv for the soul and brain".

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The Boys of Summer, Robert and Dan Cochrane, did a photoshoot with Zappos Adaptive in December 2021. What we wear and how it makes us feel matters. The rest of the pictures and the story are coming soon.

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I’m Ali Turnbull. I live on the edge of the beautiful English Lake District with my husband Robin. I also live with a crazy and unpredictable beast called Parkinson’s, which has taken the liberty of destroying some rather important brain cells that affect movement. I have quickly decided that instead of mourning the brain cells I have lost, I will celebrate those that remain with the things I love – music, exercise, and the great outdoors.My Parkinson’s exercise routine goes way beyond retraining my wayward arms and legs. Here’s how improvisation helps me to keep my brain sharp. (click here for more on her experience with improv).

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