Worlds collide for Cam as the guys are joined by Paintball Pro, and fellow celiac, Matt Kling. Matt is 21 and currently plays professional paintball for the top team, San Diego Dynasty (the Yankees of paintball). His celiac diagnosis coincided closely to his rise to the top of his sport. Matt shares some of the struggles that he endured along the way. His team has traveled all around the world and some of the destinations have been much easier to navigate than others. He ultimately has not let these challenges slow him down or get in the way of his passion for paintball.
Mike and Cam talk a little bit about some of Cam’s favorite podcasters. They also talk about an article written by an inmate with celiac who is not getting treated well by the prison system. Finally, they talk about gluten in their dreams. Do you have dreams that you are eating gluten (both fantasy and the nightmare variety)? If so, please share them with us!
Mike and Cam are pleased to be joined by Bob Goodman, founder and CEO of Goodman Gluten Free. Bob shares his fascinating experiences in the food industry spanning a lifetime. From his early years as a butcher to his training in pastry in France, we hear what ultimately inspired him to come out of retirement to start a gluten free company for the first time.
Each year during Celiac Awareness Month, Mike and Cam take the pulse of the celiac world by putting out their “Celiac State of the Union.” This year’s episode is extra large and especially interesting as they look at the now very controversial “Know Celiac” campaign put together by many of the top celiac groups. They also share their thoughts on the Columbia Study that found that 32% of food tested at restaurants were found to contain gluten, and find out which states are Googling “celiac” the most.
Hot off the trails of her first school over-nighter, Mike’s daughter, Jessica (10), shares the ups and downs she encounters as a first time solo celiac traveler. Even well planned trips like this one have some mishaps, and Jessica handles them like a champ!
Our guest, Maureen Basye, is taking the world of cruising by storm, creating the first ever Celiac Cruise! Maureen tells us how and why she was inspired to make this dream of a Celiac Cruise a reality. Despite some of the challenges that she has discovered along the way, Maureen’s passion for safe travel for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can’t stand in the way of making this awesome vision come to life.
We check in with Cam on the way back from a road trip to St. Louis where he and his sister Peyton were on a quest for comedy. One of their favorite comedians, Tony Hinchcliffe, does a unique show called “Kill Tony”, where audience members are able to put their names in a hat for the opportunity to get critiqued (or roasted in many cases) by Tony himself. We talk about how Cam prepped for his trip foodwise and find out if Cam or Peyton had the nerve to put their names in the hat!
In part 2 of our talk with scientist, Craig Hardgrove, we get deeper into some of the psychological effects of dealing with pre and post diagnosed celiac. On a lighter note, we also talk about our shared love of Chicago style beef sandwiches, and debate how to prepare the perfect sandwich–just don’t forget the giardiniera!
In part 1 of our talk with Craig Hardgrove, Craig shares his story of how he used his ill health and angst to propose an audacious plan to NASA using tiny spacecrafts to find hidden hydrogen on the moon….spoiler alert…they accepted it! Mike, Cam and Craig discuss how their celiac (both pre and post diagnosis) have at times motivated them while other times they’ve held themselves back due to celiac.
Inspired by the bizarre New York Times interview with Gwyneth Paltrow, where she takes credit for popularizing the gluten free diet (among other things), we examine that brand of crazy plus some of the other celiac and gluten free myths that are being perpetuated.