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Aucademy, Especially Interesting!

Aucademy, Especially Interesting!

By Aucademy
Aucademy present our new Podcasts, Especially Interesting!
Featuring input from Neurodivergent individuals discussing what we are passionate about, a chance for us to info dump about our favourite subjects.
Join us for our discussions into our passions across the globe!
If you'd be interested in joining us in the future, feel free to get in touch via the website or Facebook page.
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Especially Interesting meets Ben to talk about The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
David and Tigger meet awesome Ben. From his website, "Autisticality" -do check it out! (Home | Autisticality) "My name is Ben and I am a 22 year old Autistic from the UK. I love Marvel (MCU) and gaming on PC and PS5. I was diagnosed as Autistic in 2017 when I was 17 and recently identified as ADHD". We discuss the growth of this branch of the Marvel universe, look at its link to the comics and share our thoughts about where it is going now. Ben is a regular contributor to the Aucademy Universe, and runs a very informative website Autisticality. (Home | Autisticality)
50:51
August 13, 2022
Especially Interesting meets Sam to talk about...The iPhone and Apple
David and Tigger are joined by Sam, an awesomely Autistic individual! Today we learn about the history of the iPhone. From that initial showing way back in 2007, and how the world of communication has changed because of this amazing product. (I, Tigger, can remember seeing that first broadcast live in 2007, a pivotal moment in my history and its one of my go-to videos to watch and re-watch). Sam takes through this first iPhone, and across the following models:)
53:33
July 04, 2022
Especial Interesting meets Dr Nick Walker to discuss "Weird Luck"
David and Tigger meet Dr Nick Walker! In this episode Nick tells us all about the absolutely amazing "Weird Luck"! (We've read it, its amazing!). "Weird Luck is a psychedelic urban fantasy webcomic written by Nick Walker and Andrew M. Reichart, with art by Mike Bennewitz". "Nick Walker is a queer, transgender, flamingly autistic writer and educator best known for her foundational work on the neurodiversity paradigm and Neuroqueer Theory. She   is a professor of psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies, co-creator of the Weird Luck webcomic, and author of the book Neuroqueer Heresies". For more about Dr Nick Walker, have a look at: Twitter:   https://twitter.com/WalkerSensei Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/nickwalkersensei Website:    https://neuroqueer.com/ Webcomic:    https://weirdluck.net/ Neuroqueer   Heresies: https://neuroqueer.com/neuroqueer-heresies/
46:56
June 02, 2022
Especially Interesting meets Bobbi Elman For a lush natter about the 80s!!!!
Bobbi discusses her amazing experiences of the 1980s, music, fashions events! A lush discussion, especially for Tigger as he remembers it well! This is definitely a part one with more to follow! Bobbi, is an awesome autism consultant, advocate and trainer "Many years ago I became a parent of 2 beautiful children and my career as a professional makeup artist ended. Then my journey into the autistic experience and the "SEN" system began. . I decided that I was going to be as expert as I possibly could be about my children. I devoured every book I could find, attended every seminar, workshop, conference I could and kept going."  "I provide presentations, workshops, webinars and contribute to conferences.  I create and deliver my own content and bespoke the content to what is required, needed or wanted." If you want to find out more, please see the links below: https://m.facebook.com/#!/BobbiElmanNeurodivergAutisticExperienceTM/ https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fautismadvocacylondon.wordpress.com%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1dvwDV_hU9okcXrF-yXg04JQ6BprAveu7VDy0TsbOioWGjxciAtBaUYOA&h=AT3RzcVZ6bU5IKSUf9Iw4C07JUyuJBi9ow-4_x6B5PwNr2noVMsF9Fyt2LDX_-z1BJwsUNorQ3pPF8SMAUk7ZSnH3lwlAGupgjVOw46B_kTGSCEWoyE9dvPwYjdKl_GdTExsB2i2B_42jSbN7Lg https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autismadvocate.co.uk%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3Q-SGfm1qW7wrzJCZOU6eT3Sx4n5Zjoblr2cShuFQrl9LLThkEhF9kL7s&h=AT3RzcVZ6bU5IKSUf9Iw4C07JUyuJBi9ow-4_x6B5PwNr2noVMsF9Fyt2LDX_-z1BJwsUNorQ3pPF8SMAUk7ZSnH3lwlAGupgjVOw46B_kTGSCEWoyE9dvPwYjdKl_GdTExsB2i2B_42jSbN7Lg
37:28
April 28, 2022
Especially Interesting meets Edith to talk about Assistance Dog For Autistic individuals!
David and Tigger discuss Assistance Dogs, with the amazing Edith! "My name is Edith and I am an autistic assistance dog handler. My assistance dog is called Alfie and he is training to support me with my autism and other psychiatric tasks. Assistance dogs are my passion and I hope you find the knowledge useful and helpful." Alfie's Assistance Dog Journey- https://www.instagram.com/assistingalfie/ Assistance Dog Laws for Businesses- https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/assistance-dogs-guide-all-businesses Equality Act 2010- https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/part/12/chapter/1 Pawsable (Alfie's Organisation)- https://pawsable.com/ Another Assistance dog Handler with amazing education content- https://www.instagram.com/prowlwithpoppy/
45:37
December 12, 2021
David and Tigger meet Sally Nilsson and learn about "The Man who sank the Titanic"
In March 2021, Sally wrote her book, "The man who sank the Titanic", all about her great grandfather, Robert Hichens, helmsman of the Titanic.  Sally is a Autistic/ADHD psychotherapist working with neurodivergent clients. She was diagnosed in March 2021.  You can find out more about her on her LinkedIn Profile, Sally Nilsson, www.freshstart.me.uk, and her Podcast,  ‎Neurodivergence and Mental Health Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Instagram, titanic_robert.hichens and her book, The Man Who Sank Titanic: The Troubled Life Of Quartermaster Robert Hichens: Nilsson, Sally: 9780752460710: Amazon.com: Books A fascinating delve into a major historical event, and a chance to rethink and relearn about what we knew! Enjoy:)
44:40
November 28, 2021
David and Tigger talk to Edward White about! The psychology of Resident Evil
Edward White is a GBC MBPsS in-training forensic psychologist and researcher on the autism spectrum. Edward recently completed his MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent and previously worked as a Recovery Specialist in the United States. Edward’s research in forensics explores many interdisciplinary facets including willingness to help victims of crime and susceptibility of misinformation. In his spare time, Edward writes, reads, play games, exercise, and does origami. Find Edward at: www.instagram.com/mr.whiteen/ www.linkedin.com/in/edward-white-39321a25/
47:32
October 31, 2021
Especially Interesting meets Spencer Hunley, and a fascinating discussion, on Yoyo's!
Yoyos - a casual history with a focus on current technology, various play styles, who’s making yoyos these days, and the community itself, with a little bit about coffee too, we could have gone on for ages! Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, where he currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Kansas City League of Autistics. His advocacy efforts focus on improving healthcare outcomes for autistics and other neurodivergent individuals through advocacy and policy change, as well as improving communication and collaboration between the autism & autistic communities through the lens of Neurodiversity. His work is on display at spencerhunley.com. In addition to his autistic advocacy, Spencer is a strong proponent of free/open-source assistive/accessible technology, previously presenting on topics including: how accessible and assistive technology would benefit from more Linux and open-source contributions, the inclusion of people with disabilities in the Linux community, and how people with disabilities can be an asset for Linux and other open-source projects. In his spare time he enjoys ‘throwing’ (yoyoing), playing board games and assists in production of a podcast called Neurologic (you can find it wherever you listen to podcasts, or at neurologic.libsyn.com). Find Spencer on: facebook.com/kcleagueofautistics/ facebook.com/neurologicpodcast/ facebook.com/spencerhunley/ www.spencerhunley.com www.neurologic.libsyn.com
53:20
September 30, 2021
Especially Interesting meets Julie Bouchonville to talk about: Novel structuring!
So how do you go about structuring a novel? Julie is here to tell us all! There may be a few swear words, please be aware, but its a fascinating session! In Julie's words, "I'm a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, I teach creative and professional writing, and I’m also a professional nanny.  I live in France, I come from Belgium. I have very serious anxiety, I’m married, I love to drink tea, paint, and generally can’t sit still". "I will recommend a couple of books" Anatomy of Story, by John Truby The Fire in Fiction, by Donald Maass The podcast « writing excuses », that can be found here : https://writingexcuses.com/ Social media links: https://linktr.ee/JulieBouchonville
35:36
September 03, 2021
Especially Interesting meets William Vanderpuye to talk about...Tarantulas!
Our second Podcast, featuring William Vanderpuye, who tells us all about his Tarantulas! Some amazing insights, and some amazing information and facts! For more, have a look at his YouTube channel: Tarantula Tony - YouTube. A fascinating natter between the three of us. Enjoy! 
38:25
August 11, 2021
David and Tigger, discuss their love of Lord of The Rings!
Two passionate Awesomely Autistic individuals, discuss their love of Lord of The Rings, from our finding out about the books when younger, to the Movies. We could have talked for hours!
37:28
June 24, 2021