Produced by Stupid Cancer, The Stupid Cancer Show is a multi-award-winning talk radio podcast that has given voice to the young adult cancer movement and elevated the cause into the global spotlight.
When Tricia and Greg Russo were researching their options on becoming parents after Trica's breast cancer diagnosis, they were discouraged not to find any helpful video resources online. So, they picked up a camera, assembled a team, and started filming "The Story of Us". Tricia and Greg join us along with Producer/Director Craig to discuss the film project and Tricia and Greg's journey to becoming parents through surrogacy. Survivor Spotlight on young adult ovarian cancer survivor Jen Rachman.
For over thirty years, Breast Cancer Action — a nonprofit organization — has been seeking to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer while brilliantly disrupting the landscape around advocacy, cause=marketing and corporate accountability. Joining us are Karuna Jaggar (Executive Director) and Alyssa Figueroa (Campaigns Coordinator) to discuss, among other things, pinkwashing and the not-so-subtle politics of breast cancer. Survivor Spotlight on young adult survivor Jimmy Rancich.
"Die Young With Me" is not a cancer story but an account of a teenager’s life becoming derailed and the one thing that helped him pull it back together: music. Rob Rufus, author and the one-lunged, cancer surviving drummer of the Nashville-based Blacklist Royals joins us to discuss his new memoir and how music shaped his survivorship. Survivor Spotlight on young adult colorectal survivor Allison Rosen.
20% of all industry chemicals are regulated for human safety. Yes, it's true — despite decades of progress, harmful chemicals are still lurking in our food, our personal care products and just about everything else you can think of. (ahem: water bottles) We are joined by Michael Green (CEO, Center for Environmental Health) and Nicole Acevedo (Science Director, Environment Health and Safety Department, Beautycounter), to discuss key issues around exposure to chemicals of concern and what you can do to help protect yourself. Survivor Spotlight on Young Adult Breast Cancer Survivor Monique Tremblay.
Help Each Other Out is a growing collective that embraces the idea that being there for others is often easier than we think and that it matters. Kelsey Crowe (Founder) joins us to discuss how Help Each Other Out is bringing empathy into public spaces, and the relationship between empathy and cancer. Survivor Spotlight on Kelly Davis.
Diagnosed with Stage 3A breast cancer as a young, single working woman in 2011, Allison Gryphon has become somewhat of a renaissance survivor and advocate. She is a Huffington Post blogger, a TedX speaker, the director of "What The Fuck Is Cancer And Why Does Everybody Have It?) and will soon be releasing her next book, Blood Moon. She joins us to discuss her story and why she is asking "why" for all the right reasons. Survivor Spotlight on young adult Leukemia Survivor Maria Escalona.
Writer, actor and young adult cancer survivor Paul Lauden has used his experience to create compelling original content to serve the young adult community. Paul joins us to discuss the art of survivorship and the impact of comedy on the cancer journey. Survivor Spotlight on young adult survivor Melinda Hood.
On the season 18 finale of the Stupid Cancer Show, we are diving into the world of young adult chronic disease, be it cancer, type 1 diabetes, MS or, in this case, lupus. MarlaJan DeFusco, an ePatient lupus advocate, is the blogger behind Luck Fupus and joins us to discuss the day-to-day and long-term struggles of living with multiple chronic diseases. Survivor spotlight on Chris Nolze.
"Rock vs. Cancer" is a feature documentary about John Grabski III, a young adult musician diagnosed with terminal cancer who spends his last days making a rock album with legendary producer Steve Albini. Cancer may have claimed John's body but it never claimed the character, dignity, or music behind the man. Here to talk about the film is Ashlyn Kindberg (Producer, Rock Vs. Cancer) Survivor Spotlight on young adult mesothelioma survivor and blogger Betsy Brockett.