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Audible Autism - Interesting Questions and Interesting Facts

Audible Autism - Interesting Questions and Interesting Facts

By Audible Autism
Audible Autism gives voice to autistic people for our own perspective. It is made for autistic people, by autistic people. We talk about autism, and topics of autistic interest. We’re not trying to explain ourselves to NT people to ask for acceptance. Other people do that.

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Episode 29 - Kate Mcnulty interview
Its that time again where Sarah and Odai interview a new guest in this case Kate Mcnulty. Kate is a therapist on the Austistic spectrum and this leads to some interesting talking points including Kate's own journey through understanding herself, common complaints in a neurotypical/neurodivergent relationship aswell as her book on these subjects and more. We hope you find this a gratifying and entertaining episode as always 
November 03, 2021
Episode 28 - Sarah interviews Joel
It's what you've all been waiting patiently for on bated breath and with barely contained excitement...the new season of Audible Autism. Kicking off this season with a solo interview from Sarah with Joel Herman about his life, being an Autistic stand-up comic and all that entails. We hope you enjoy this episode and the rest of the upcoming new season. It feels good to be back! If you would like to be on an episode of Audible Autism, please fill out our form here, and we’d love to chat with you. For those of you interested in Joel's work, please make sure to check out is social media pages below.
October 14, 2021
Episode 27 - Autism and Other Neurological Minorities
This episode is an edited recording of Sarah in conversation with Rabbi Natasha Mann at New London Synagogue titled "Autism and Other Neurological Minorities". Sarah addresses her life as an autistic adult and a professional, what she has learned and the work of the Autistic Empire (that's the main hub behind this here podcast you listen to). As always we hope you find this episode insightful, educational, entertaining and let me tell you listeners, it's good to be back.
February 03, 2021
Episode 26 - Sensory Episode III
For those with a good memory, this was the episode that was meant to come out in the last season. Finally, you get to hear it! We have 2 stories from Sarah, a short explainer on morality from our past guest Ted Rogers, and as always a collection of relaxing tracks compiled by Odai. Enjoy!
November 17, 2020
Episode 25 - Alex of the Retro pals (Part 2)
Audible Autism is back and we return with Part 2 of Odai's interview with Alex of the Retro Pals where they go deep into the nitty gritty of Alex's interest in theme parks. How they're laid out, the differences between Europe and America, Dollywood, and recommendations!
November 04, 2020
Episode 24 - Black History Month 2020
Hello  listeners, as this is October, the team thought it was important to put out an episode in honour of Black History Month. On this episode you will hear a discussion between Odai, avtivist William Vanderpuye and Alex Mason on the black community and autism, including interacting with the police, difficulties in getting a diagnosis and how so often black autistic people slip through the cracks. We hope you find this episode interesting and enlightening on a part of the autistic community that is little represented and rarely gets a platform to be heard.
October 20, 2020
Episode 23 - Alex of the Retro pals (Part 1)
Hello listeners we’re back with another exciting episode of Audible Autism, this one is special as it is the first 2 parter episode we’ve had for the podcast. On this episode Odai goes solo to interview streamer,video editor /ephemera collector Alex one half of streaming duo “The Retro Pals” on this episode you get to hear talk about the differences between living in Texas and California, life as an autistic trans man and also a touching discussion on being in a relationship with a non-autistic partner. Fun fact: if you listen closely you can hear Odai’s barely contained excitement during the interview
October 06, 2020
Episode 22 - Ditte Rose Andersen
After a long long wait, the start of the new season of Audible Autism is here and on this first episode our hosts Sarah and Odai have an interview with psychologist Ditte Rose Andersen looking into Ditte's interests and research into the sensory aspects of autism. Both Sarah and Odai came away feeling like their heads were swimming with loads of new information and perspectives in regards to communication and better understanding in what people with autism want and how they're not as disinterested as neurotypicals may first assume. We think this is a great start to the season. If you would like to be on an episode of Audible Autism, please fill out our form here, and we’d love to chat with you.
September 22, 2020
Episode 21 - Joseph Redford and Autistic Pride
The Autistic Pride Online Celebration is happening on June 20th and in this episode, we speak with Joseph Redford, the organiser of London Autistic Pride, about why Autistic Pride is important to him. 
June 20, 2020
Episode 20 - Dealing with Isolation
Former guests Rebecca Cavender, Ted Rogers - and one of our own listeners Maegan Snell - talk about their experiences dealing with social isolation as autistic adults. We would like to thank the guests for having the confidence and willingness to talk about what is usually a difficult subject and for putting out their time to contribute to this episode.
December 10, 2019
Episode 19 - Accidentally Autistic
Takeover! Citizen of the Autistic Empire Nicky Watkinson and her partner-in-crime Angharad discuss their YouTube show "Accidentally Autistic", which is about autism and popular culture; they also talk about autism diagnostic criteria, stereotypes, and autistic friendships.
August 27, 2019
Episode 18 - Rebecca Cavender
Sarah interviews Rebecca Cavender, an intuitive writer, guide, and advocate from the Pacific Northwest, USA. She helps others remember they belong so they can catalyse and honour their true self-expression. Rebecca does this through professional writing services, coaching, and sharing her prose, poetry, and advocacy.
August 01, 2019
Episode 17 - Cassandra Reyhani
In this episode, Odai interviews Cassandra Reyhani, on mental health problems in one's family history, looking back in your family tree for autistic traits, and a brief discussion on tips and advice on limits and how to best enjoy gigs as autistic people. A fascinating, moving and occasionally intense episode.
May 26, 2019
Episode 16 - How I Get Around
A solo episode from Odai with advice tips and personal experiences on the difficulties of manoeuvring through a big city. Odai also overviews the Freedom Pass Concessionary Travel Scheme run by London Councils - how it started, and what it entitles people to. This one is different to our usual ones but we hope you find this informative and eye-opening.
May 01, 2019
Episode 15 - Ted Rogers
Vogue, philosophy, dance...bowel movements???   People, you are in for a very interesting and shall we say "elemental" episode where Sarah and Odai have a fascinating insightful and quite poignant interview with professional poet and dancer Ted Rogers, who talks about his life and work.
April 11, 2019
Episode 14 - Religion and Autism
Sarah is interviewed again but this time by co-host Odai about the relationship between her faith and being an autistic person.  We get to hear about:  - How Sarah became an interfaith minister - the difficulties in dealing with what some consider the rational and the irrational - How faith can be beneficial in our worst moments   All in all this is quite an in-depth and fascinating episode that you should not miss out on.
March 28, 2019
Episode 13 - Heather Interviews Sarah
In this special episode of Audible Autism, Heather Wiech interviews Sarah McCulloch and her vision for the Autistic Empire, our new autistic community.  Sarah discusses: * Her views of autism as a civic identity.  * What the Autistic Empire has been inspired by from Malcolm X and LGBT liberation movements * Her own background and journey as an autistic person * How she sees our future as autistic people.  The transcript to this episode is available at
March 06, 2019
Episode 12 - Sensory Episode II
Our latest sensory episode for people who just want to listen. In this episode: * Sarah explains gender. * Odai has more easy listening music. * A short story by Agatha Christie.
November 14, 2018
Episode 11 - Loren Snow
In this episode, Loren Snow, an autistic speaker and trainer, talks about their work running Autism Academy, which uses fun educational voices to make understanding autism accessible for everyone, among other things. We also discuss the difficulties of dealing with neurotypical people and managing relationships generally.
October 24, 2018
Episode 10 - Autistic Empire Launch (Live Event)
This episode is a recording of the Launch event of the Autistic Empire, which took place in London on Sunday September 16th, 2018.  Speakers:  * Odai Quaye discusses Why Now?  * Alex Mason explains the background and aims of our Grand Sensory Survey.  * Sarah McCulloch discusses the functions of the Autistic Empire and its future.  You can learn more and sign up at
October 11, 2018
Episode 9 - Jason Hodgson
In this episode, Jason Hodgson, experimental composer, discusses his work and how his autism influences his music and other interests. Jason organises a number of live music performances across the country, including Adventures and Artists: a Live Dungeons and Dragons Concert.
September 10, 2018
Episode 8 - LibbyAutism (Live Event)
A live recording of a talk given at Stoke Newington library to mark World Autism Awareness Week by Libby, an animal behaviour technician from Plymouth. We hear her diagnosis at the age of four, her life as a selective mute, and eventually her graduation and journey to university.
August 08, 2018
Episode 7 - Work Episode
In this special themed episode, Odai looks at the world of work from an autistic perspective. With stories from Sarah, Savva and Cee, Odai considers what life in a neurotypical workplace is like for an autistic person. Sarah and Odai then interview Cee about their special interest in labour market policy, and life as a civil servant for a government department.
July 24, 2018
Episode 6 - Magic Hat Episode
In this final episode of 2017, Odai and Sarah mark the season by pulling out our magic hats and playing a game of Secret Hitler with some friends. CW: Some bad language (from Sarah, everyone else kept it together).
December 29, 2017
Episode 5 - Robert Court
In this episode of Audible Autism, we have on Dr Robert Court, associate researcher at Edinburgh University. Listen to hear:  How Robbie built his social skills through observation.  His journey from electrical engineering apprentice to post-doctoral researcher with severe dyslexia.  What Robbie thinks of psychological diagnostic tests.  Are there autistic dogs?  How should we be responding as a community to pre-natal testing for autism?
December 20, 2017
Episode 4 - Ben Rogen
In this episode, Odai interviews Ben Rogen, a programmer from Sunderland who discusses his experiences growing up with a childhood diagnosis from Professor Tony Atwood, his thoughts on autistic stereotyping, and his interest in competitive fighting computer games.
November 29, 2017
Episode 3 - How I Organise
In this episode, Sarah explains how she organises herself and the tools she uses.  For show notes, please visit our website at
November 07, 2017
Episode 2 - Sensory Episode I
A chilled out episode with a talk on consent, a music selection, and a reading taken from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
October 22, 2017
Episode 1 - Maxim Thompson
Maxim Thompson explains his autistic journey, interest in autistic people in the media, and his upcoming documentary on music therapy and autistic children.
October 22, 2017
Episode 0 - Introductory Episode
In our introductory episode, Sarah and Odai lay out their backgrounds and the position statements of the podcast.
October 21, 2017