Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or addicted to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?
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Aug 30, 2016

Dr. Hallowell gives a big shout-out of thanks to the devoted Distraction podcast community, yes he's thanking you!  Plus, he is taking time to respond to some of your emails, voicemails and comments.

Please continue to connect with us! Email your questions and comments to or call 844-55-CONNECT. 

Aug 25, 2016

Save yourself some stress and do a little homework before the new year starts. Dr. Hallowell offers up ideas you can implement now to help make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your kids! And if the new school year is already underway where you live, these tips can still help you establish routines and get organized.

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Aug 23, 2016

Thrown down a flight of stairs at 2 years old; moved to America for love then got divorced; homeless at 16... Dr. Hallowell hears three fascinating life stories when he goes back to Distraction's favorite electronics-free coffee shop to connect with other customers. Conversations about PTSD, mental illness, and starting your own business are highlighted in these three exchanges with patrons of East Rock Coffee in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Aug 19, 2016

As summer winds down Ned shares his thoughts on the simple pleasures of the season, and what we can all take away from these last days of August. 

Do you have a question for Dr. Hallowell, or a show idea? Email it to or leave a voicemail by calling 844-55-CONNECT. 

Aug 18, 2016

Renowned media scholar, Sherry Turkle, talks to Ned about the importance of learning to be alone, and why we should stop interrupting face-to-face conversations to text or check social media. 

Aug 16, 2016

A listener opens up about the violent home he grew up in and looks for advice on how to help his mother, sisters and himself with a problem that has plagued his family for years. 

Do you have a question or issue you'd like to discuss with Dr. Hallowell? Email it to or call 844-55-CONNECT. 

Aug 11, 2016

If you're one of those people who likes to help everyone with their problems, it's important to remember to take care of yourself too. Ned offers suggestions on how to help others while still making sure your own needs are being met.

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Aug 9, 2016

U-S-A! U-S-A! We've got Olympic fever this week as 3-time Olympic gymnast and gold medal winner, Muriel Grossfeld, talks about what it takes to be an elite-level athlete; and Ned speaks with the author of The ADHD Affected Athlete about how ADHD actually helps people excel in certain sports. Just look at Michael Phelps!


Aug 4, 2016

Have you heard that sitting is the new smoking? Dr. Beth Frates, a Lifestyle Medicine Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, shares her tips and ideas for incorporating healthy habits into your daily life to decrease stress and help you live longer! 

Aug 2, 2016

Sometimes distractions can be a good thing—like reading a book at the beach! Roxanne Coady from RJ Julia Independent Booksellers in Madison, CT offers her recommendations for your summer reading list.

Keep an eye out for Roxanne’s own podcast which will be released by Collisions this Fall!