No Brainer: Podcast Trailer
By Grace Cuddihy and Caroline Shifke
This is our trailer for No Brainer, a podcast about the ins and outs of living with chronic neurological conditions.
(Intro music — calm and folky sound. Music dims into the background.) GRACE: Imagine being medi-vacced out of the woods on a camping trip. CAROLINE: Or getting covered in purple powder and stuck in a sweat chamber for 5 hours. GRACE: I’m Grace CAROLINE: And I’m Caroline GRACE: And you’re listening to No Brainer, our podcast about the ins and outs of living with chronic neurological conditions. CAROLINE: From diagnoses to daily habits, we’ll talk about how our invisible illnesses affect our lives. GRACE: Keep your eye out for new episodes of No Brainer. Thank you for listening! (Speech fades, music picks up)
At our first pair meeting, we were excited to discover that we have one very significant thing in common—we both have an invisible chronic illness. We quickly decided that we wanted to create art together about themes related to living with invisible illnesses and disabilities. Recording episode one—about diagnoses—came first, and the trailer came later, once we had a sense of themes, style and tone.
Grace Cuddihy is a writer, an activist, foster dog parent, baking enthusiast, and high school junior. She loves writing personal essays and writes frequently about her experience living with chronic illness. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching Survivor and phone banking. Grace’s favorite book is The Perks of Being a Wallflower and her favorite book series is Percy Jackson: Heroes of Olympus. Her favorite authors are James Baldwin and Toni Morrison.
Caroline Shifke is a writer born and raised in New York City. She writes stories for children and young adults, as well as personal essays about health and chronic illness. She was a Fulbright Scholar and a Stony Brook Children's Lit Fellow. In addition to working as a freelance writer, she is a trained Mindfulness Meditation instructor.