ADHD Nerds Podcast

ADHD Nerds is the podcast for Adults with ADHD to learn more about their unique brain through the stories of others. Learn tips and strategies for managing or hacking your ADHD brain and have some fun along the way.

This podcast is a great place to learn more about Adult ADHD, whether you're officially diagnosed, self-diagnosed, stuck on a waiting list, or just want to know more about how your loved one's brain works.

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The Future of ADHD Nerds

The Future of ADHD Nerds

Hey, welcome to the show. I wanted to tell you right off the top, I'm going to be taking a break from ADHD Nerds. I'm basically going to call the episodes I've done so far, Season One. And then now I'm going to be taking an extended break.


January 24, 2023

The Power of ADHD Coaching

Ryan Mayer: The Power of ADHD Coaching

This is episode 18. And today I'm talking with Ryan Mayer. Ryan is an ADHD coach on a mission to empower ADHDers toward their greatness. And you may know him from his videos on TikToK or Instagram where he has over half a million followers. Today, we talk about his struggles working in corporate America and how that eventually led him to becoming an ADHD coach. We also dive into what ADHD coaching is and how it can help you.


January 9, 2023

Simply ADHD and a Career in Tech

Rich Burroughs: Simply ADHD and a Career in Tech

On today's episode, I talk with my friend, Rich Burroughs. Rich is a fellow nerd who is the Staff Developer Advocate at Loft Labs, and also is the creator of Kube Cuddle, a podcast about Kubernetes and the people who build and use it. Rich and I both did some ADHD coach training together last year, and we talk a bit more about that in today's episode, as well as what it's like working in the tech industry with ADHD.


December 13, 2022

People Pleasing and ADHD

Brittany S Hochstetler: People Pleasing and ADHD

This is episode 16. And today I'm talking with Brittany Hochstetler. Brittany is an ADHD Brain Health Coach, cohost of the Brain Health Journey podcast, and a homeschooling mom of three. Today we talk about people pleasing, what it's like raising ADHD kids with more knowledge than our parents had, and a whole lot more.


November 15, 2022

Overcoming the Weight of Shame

Lindsay Guentzel: Overcoming the Weight of Shame

This is episode 15 and today I'm talking with Lindsay Guentzel. Lindsay is an award-winning, albeit job-hopping, TV and radio journalist and producer. Since her own diagnosis in early 2021, Lindsay has made ADHD her latest hyperfocus and hosts the Refocused podcast. Today, we talk about her experience working in media and entertainment with ADHD, as well as how to cope when reality doesn't line up with our intentions and our expectations. You're not going to want to miss it.


November 1, 2022

How to Prepare for ADHD Diagnosis

Dr. Tish Gentile: How to Prepare for ADHD Diagnosis

This is episode 14. And today I'm talking with Dr. Tish Gentile. Tish is an ADHD advocate, mentor, and has worked in healthcare for over 20 years. She currently works as a learning and development consultant at a research medical institute in New England. Today we talk about how she was diagnosed with adhd at a young age, her experience in special education, and her more recent diagnosis of autism. Plus, we cover how you should prepare for seeking diagnosis and what you need to do to advocate for yourself. You won't want to miss it.


October 18, 2022

Brain Scans and Technology

Mikah Sargent: Brain Scans and Technology

This is episode 13. And today I'm talking with Mikah Sargent. Mikah is a podcaster, journalist, tech enthusiast, and dog enthusiast. You may know him from the TWiT network, where he hosts several podcasts, including iOS Today, Tech News Weekly, Hands-on Mac, and The Tech Guy with Leo Laporte. Or maybe you listen to another one of his podcasts. In true ADHD fashion, he hosts more podcasts than I can count. Mikah is definitely a fellow ADHD nerd, and today we're going to talk about his story with ADHD and how that has factored into his passion for all things tech.


October 4, 2022

Building Tiny Habits with ADHD

Sharon Pope: Building Tiny Habits with ADHD

This is episode 12, and today I'm talking with Sharon Pope. Sharon is the co-founder and CEO of Shelpful, the instant accountability service that pairs you with a real human buddy to help you build good habits. She's also a certified habit coach and was previously a startup advisor at Y Combinator. Today, we talk about how she started a company to solve her own problem and how that contributed to her own ADHD diagnosis story.


September 20, 2022

About the Host

Jesse J. Anderson

Jesse J. Anderson is a writer, designer, developer, and maker of things. He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 36 and has made it his mission to help others better understand what ADHD really is. Now Jesse writes a weekly newsletter called Extra Focus, hosts the ADHD Nerds podcast, and is author of Extra Focus: The Quick Start Guide to Adult ADHD.


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Fun and Inspirational

I’ve been listening to this podcast since episode 2, but had been following Jesse on Twitter before. It's really incredible and inspirational to hear from professionals and folks from all walks of life about how they have been able to cope and grow with their ADHD. As someone who was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult a few years ago and has been going through the motions of what life is like now living with that knowledge, I love listening to this podcast and have found so much of the discussions to be insightful. Keep up the great work Jesse!


I’m in my early 30s and finally got officially diagnosed with adhd and I can’t tell you how amazing it is to hear people talk about adhd in such a relatable positive way! I never knew there were so many people who are so like me. Thank you thank you for this podcast.

Keep the episodes coming!

I love this pod! Looking forward to more guests. After getting fired from my dream job I finally accepted that the 9-5 world is not for me. I’m now thriving as a photographer and even filmed a documentary. Still learning how to manage a business and manage my symptoms though. The latest episode convinced me to hire an accountant as soon as possible. Thank you for doing this! —Enyo (IG: enyo_snapped)

This is amazing

I recently was diagnosed with ADHD, and listening to other peoples experiences has been life changing. For years I was frustrated with my in ability to motivate myself and in a constant cycle of anxiety and depression. Listening to other people who have been in the exact same place and seeing their success gives me hope for my continued success grappling with my diagnosis and the way I interface with the world. Really thankful for the show! I have found myself near tears finally feeling that I am not the only person struggling with this.

Great discussions on ADHD

Jesse does an amazing job with this podcast. The interviews are only 30 minutes which makes them easy to consume. The content is on point and useful. I love hearing other people’s stories about how ADHD affects them and how they cope.

More, please!

Really well done, so relatable, very helpful and informative. I also love the efficiency (you got right into it), and the entertaining, warm, sincere discussions about how ADHD brains can work, with the overall understanding that neurodiversity presents in different ways from person to person, and that that’s perfectly fine. Thank you! Looking forward to more!

Feel Belonging!

I normally avoid hanging with others like me because it scares me—‘oh no, am I really like that? Is that traumatic thing going to happen to me?’ But I’ve followed Jesse since his Second Brain Summit interview. I look forward to his delightful loving approach in the new Podcast—first episode with Stephen made me feel like I belong!

Be still my ADHD heart

I found Jesse on twitter handing down some really great ADHD advice and interacting with his followers and this podcast is an extension of that. A lot of great info, commiseration, and acceptance for the neurologically divergent. Plus, there short episodes that keep my attention!

Informal and informative

I felt like I was in the room with the two during the conversation.