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For the 22nd podcast, we are very lucky to get the amazing John C. McGinley.  John is an incredible actor who has been in numerous films, TV shows, and on countless stages.  If, for some reason, you do not recognize the name, you may remember him from his first film, Platoon.

John C. McGinley in Platoon (NSFW language)

Or you may know him as the ridiculously funny and irreverent Dr. Cox on the long-running sitcom Scrubs. 

John C. McGinley as Dr. Cox on Scrubs

But, in the Down syndrome and Disability community, Mr. McGinley has become a fierce advocate and vocal supporter and board member of such organizations as the NDSS, Special Olympics, and now serving on the board of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.  Check out the clip below to here John talk about his mission with the Spread The Word Campaign.

John C. McGinley talks about the R-word

His passion for the Disability Community is recognized immediately in his voice, and we are so pleased he decided to share that as well as some incredible stories about his acting experiences that will leave you very upset this podcast only lasted an hour. 

We would like to thank our friends at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation for helping us set up this interview.  Enjoy the ride!

Direct download: SUFD_LowDown_22_-_John_C._McGinley-Actor_and_Advocate.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT

Robb Scott had an incident that left his heart empty, and feeling very emotional.  Immediately following the incident, he got into his car, and poured his heart out and uploaded it to the internet. 100 million views later he has redeemed the missed opportunity during the incident and used an incredibly heartfelt and authentic moment to create awareness that can't be duplicated by any professionals out there. If you haven't see his video, you can see it here. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMsMPON4Sxo

Great interview and discussion, and congrats to Robb for the awareness he's created through his difficult but very real moment showing a parent's heart.

 

Direct download: SUFD_LowDown_21_-_Robb_Scott-_Passionate_Father.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

For the 15th LowDown I've put together 2 solid interviews.  Gail Williamson kicks in at the 3:30 mark and goes to 55:30.  Gail is the Founder of Down Syndrome In Arts and Media.  Essentially she is the agent to so many actors, models, and otherwise talented individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities that are appearing on TV, Film, Stage, and in print.  Paul Daugherty(56:30) is a sports columnist for The Cincinnati Enquirer and has written several books.  His latest, An Uncomplicated Life, shares the journey he and his wife have had in raising their daughter, Jillian, into adulthood.  Jillian has Down syndrome and recently got married.  Enjoy the ride.

Direct download: SUFD_LowDown_15_-Gail_WilliamsonPaul_Daughtery.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

The 8th LowDown brings Hollywood to our little show.  We've got the writer and director of the movie Produce on the line and get to find out all about him, how he came up with the movie, and how his view of people with special needs changed so dramatically while making this movie.  This is a podcast you will hopefully want to share with others.  Beyond all that, please do what you can to get the word out on this terrific film.  It shows such a great awareness of those with DS and the Special Needs community.  Enjoy!

Direct download: SUFD_LowDown-Chris_Dowling_-_October_2014.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

The 4th episode of the LowDown brings in the Executive Director and Founder of Global Down Syndrome Foundation - Michelle Sie Whitten.  Listen to her really unique background and how she came to start Global.  Michelle brings her perspective and insight on the current state and future state of the DS community, and shares the initiatives Global is currently working on.  Michelle is one of the most motivated and visionary people I have met in this community(or any other).  Enjoy the ride!

Direct download: SUFD20LD-Michelle20Whitten.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

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