May 24th, 2018

// Distraction Podcast with Dr. Edward Hallowell Achieves One Millionth Download

Distraction Podcast with Dr. Edward Hallowell Achieves One Millionth Download

HAMDEN, CT — CRN International’s Collisions podcast operation has announced that its show Distraction has surpassed its one millionth download to date. The milestone is a landmark achievement for the show, which has seen continued, steady growth month after month since its launch in 2016.

The podcast tackles living with ADHD, improving overall mental health, and keeping up with the often-overwhelming demands of today’s crazy-busy world. The show frequently ranks among the top podcasts in the self-help genre in the Apple Podcasts charts and attracts a diverse audience, whether it's those struggling with difficult mental health issues or simply looking to improve time management skills.

Hosted by renowned ADHD expert and bestselling author Dr. Edward Hallowell, the podcast’s powerful and consistent message encourages people to limit their technological and workplace distractions in favor of finding and reconnecting with each other.

“I am so humbled and pleased hearing the news that we passed one million downloads,” said Dr. Hallowell in a statement. “This podcast has been a tremendous journey and I look forward to growing even more to unite us all in conquering the challenges of today’s modern world through the power of connection.”

To celebrate the achievement, the Collisions team has organized a sweepstakes on the show’s Facebook account. Three winners will receive a signed pre-release copy of Dr. Hallowell’s upcoming memoir, Because I Come From a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist. In addition, one grand-prize winner will receive a free 30-minute phone consultation with Dr. Hallowell. “This serves as a profound thank you to the loyal community that has helped Distraction not only succeed, but flourish,” said the podcast’s social media manager, George Tinari.

“We are super excited to reach this milestone,” said Sarah Guertin, the show’s producer. “We love that Distraction is helping so many people. Passing one million downloads validates our strong belief that the show resonates with people from all walks of life.”

The show is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and the show website,

About CRN International
CRN International is a leading marketing company that pioneers strategies and develops creative programming for radio and digital audio in order to help brands achieve their business goals and separate themselves from the clutter. CRN has worked with such top clients as Johnson & Johnson, USAA, Hershey, Chrysler and Microsoft, bringing its strategic approach to integrated marketing and using content, influencers and promotions to solve marketing challenges. It is based in Hamden, CT.

About Collisions
Collisions, the podcast division of CRN International, produces original shows and creates custom branded podcasts for advertisers, helping them deliver valuable, relevant content to their customers and fans. It is focused on building podcast partnerships with content providers and brands.

About Dr. Edward Hallowell
Dr. Hallowell has been the go-to expert on ADHD and other distraction-related 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 and sold millions of copies, including Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder, the revolutionary bestseller that sparked a positive shift in perspective on not only ADHD, but on all mental health stigma.


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