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Challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability. 

Hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin speak to people living with disabilities about their lives and ask them the questions you thought were off-limits. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn something. This is a podcast for everyone - disabled or abled, and hopes to break down stigmas, change perceptions, and to challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability. 

Hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin speak to people living with disabilities about their lives and ask them the questions you thought were off-limits. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn something. This is a podcast for everyone - disabled or abled, and hopes to break down stigmas, change perceptions, and to challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability. 

For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

    #44 Nathan Borg

    #44 Nathan Borg

    When Nathan Borg got fed up with not seeing characters on TV that best represented his disability, he rang up Channel 10 himself and pitched a brand new character. It was a bold move and it worked - Nathan, who is deaf and wears a cochlear implant, now plays Curtis on Australia's longest running soap opera 'Neighbours'. In this chat Nathan tells Dylan and Angus about being told to give up on acting when he was younger,  how he can control what and how he hears via a high-tech app, plus the three hatch a master plan to use Nathan’s cochlear impact to cheat on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. 

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    • 42 min
    #43 Jaryd Clifford

    #43 Jaryd Clifford

    Vision-impaired runner Jaryd Clifford boarded the plane home from the Tokyo Paralympics with not one, not two, but three medals around his neck, including silver in the 5000 metres and the marathon. Jaryd ran so hard he collapsed after two of his races, and made headlines when he made a teary post-run shout out to his Dad, who passed away earlier this year. Angus and Dylan were lucky enough to sit down with Jarryd a week before Tokyo to chat about why he took up running as a kid, what it’s like running with a guide and why winning a Paralympic medal is just as good as winning an Olympic one. 

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    • 39 min
    #42 Madison De Rozario

    #42 Madison De Rozario

    Wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario has won every kind of Paralympic medal except for gold, but she’ll be fighting to change that at the Tokyo games. She first took the international track circuits by storm when she won silver at the 2008 Beijing games at just 14 years old, before moving from sprinting to distance and soon winning the 2018 London Marathon. In this chat she tells Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin why she has to win medals to pay her Sydney rent, what it was like having a Barbie made in her image, and why she isn't defined by her disability. 

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    • 46 min
    #41 Jaimen Hudson

    #41 Jaimen Hudson

    Before his accident at 17, Jaimen Hudson’s greatest love in life was diving and surfing in the ocean. But when he became a quadriplegic in a dirt bike crash in 2008, he thought he’d never be able to go in the water again. Years later in a chance meeting Jaimen was introduced to drone photography and videography and since has taken beautiful images of the ocean and its animals from above seen by hundreds of millions of people. But he still dreamed of one day going in the water again, and in this chat Jaimen tells us about his audacious attempt to do just that, despite being unable to swim. 

    You can find out more about his story in the documentary Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea.

    Instagram: jaimenhudson

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    • 39 min
    #40 Abigail Vidler

    #40 Abigail Vidler

    Dressage horse-riding, or as Dylan says "dancing with a horse", sounds hard enough.. but imagine trying to do it without any forearms or hands! How do you hold the reigns?!?! That’s what 17-year-old Abigail Vidler does with the help of some special equipment, and she’s so good at it she hopes to compete in the 2024 Paralympics. In her spare time she’s also completing her Year 12 studies, getting her driver's license (yep with no hands)… all in the middle of a pandemic. Yeah, we feel lazy too. 

    Instagram: abigailvidler

    You can learn more about Riding for the Disabled at www.rda.org.au

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    • 45 min
    #39 RJ Mitte

    #39 RJ Mitte

    RJ Mitte is one of the most famous people with a disability in the world, but have you ever heard of him? Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three, he shot to global fame after playing Walter White Jr in the hit TV series Breaking Bad, a character who also had cerebral palsy. In this chat with Angus (Dylan is off doing something boring like winning Wimbledon) he talks about how he overcame bullying during childhood, why he sees his disability as a strength not a weakness, and how he deals with ignorant questions from strangers. 

    RJs latest film Triumph is out now in Australia.

    Instagram: rjmitte

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Ruby Hauschild ,

Amazing podcast!

Absolutely love it. Just binged 6 episodes and can’t wait to get through more! Thanks for the Podcast guys

Angelsolace ,

Fantastic!

A really great idea for a podcast, the episode with Adam Hills is fantastic! Great they are putting it with video and captions on youtube too, perfect for people who are deaf. Well done guys!

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