CRN’s Distraction Podcast Celebrates ADHD Awareness Month with Special Episodes, Live Engagements

HAMDEN, CT – CRN International’s “Distraction” podcast and its host, Dr. Edward “Ned” Hallowell, are devoting all eight episodes in October to clearing up misconceptions and providing unique insights about ADHD in celebration of ADHD Awareness Month, starting today.

“If you manage it right, it’s a great asset. If you manage it wrong, it’s a terrible problem,” said Dr. Hallowell, leading ADHD authority, New York Times best-selling author, and host of “Distraction,” created last year by CRN’s podcast division, Collisions, to help people cope and thrive in this crazy-busy, 24/7 modern world.

Dr. Hallowell, who has ADHD himself, will cover a range of topics during October, including his personal journey as a person with ADHD, tips for adults with ADHD, ways to stay calm and in control, ADHD in the academic world, yoga to help people with ADHD, and how to coach yourself. The show will also feature a surprise celebrity guest or two. Listen to the show at

The mission of ADHD Awareness Month is to educate the public about ADHD by disseminating reliable information based on the evidence of science and peer-reviewed research.

Also as part of the month-long focus on ADHD, Dr. Hallowell will make a number of media appearances and speak to a number of groups to help increase awareness of the condition; among them:

Oct. 4 ADHD Awareness Expo (online)

Oct. 5 - Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) Webinar: What Everyone Should Know About ADHD

Oct. 11 - History of Learning Differences and Treatments (New York Independent School Group, New York)

Oct. 17 - Every Child Event, The Power and Gifts of ADHD (University of Washington, Seattle)

Oct. 23 - Evolve 2016 New York (New York)

The “Distraction” podcast explores how we are driven to distraction and offers coping strategies to turn modern problems into new-found strengths. It’s about insights, strategies and tactics for all, from those who occasionally lose their keys, to those who spend hours online, to those who wander away from a task – at work, at school, at home, at play – because they got distracted along the way.

Dr. Hallowell has been the go-to expert on ADHD and other distraction topics for Oprah, 60 Minutes, Doctor Phil, CNN, Good Morning America, Doctor Oz, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Time, The Los Angeles Times, and many more top media outlets. He has written 22 books that have sold millions of copies.

“Distraction” is one of several podcasts within CRN International’s fast-growing portfolio of podcasts under its Collisions brand. Other Collisions podcasts include “The Car and Driver Podcast,” with the editors of Car and Driver magazine, and “The Official Sasquatch! Festival Podcast,” providing coverage of the Live Nation music festival. Coming soon are “Stockton!”, hosted by sportscaster icon Dick Stockton, and “Just The Right Book,” a podcast hosted by independent bookseller icon Roxanne Coady of RJ Julia Booksellers.

About CRN International
CRN International is the leading radio marketing company, pioneering strategies and producing creative programming that gives major advertisers competitive advantages through radio and emerging audio media. The company recently launched Collisions, which produces “podcasts for curious people.” The company is headquartered in Hamden, CT, with offices in New York, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Hershey, PA.

For more information, and if you are interested in contacting Dr. Hallowell for an interview, contact:
Jim Alkon, CRN, Marketing Director,, 203-407-3341