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StutterTalk has published more than 600 free, weekly podcasts on stuttering since 2007. StutterTalk is dedicated to supporting people who stutter, their families, professionals, students, and the general public by talking openly about stuttering and by providing information about stuttering. We address the loneliness and isolation of stuttering by talking about it.

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StutterTalk has published more than 600 free, weekly podcasts on stuttering since 2007. StutterTalk is dedicated to supporting people who stutter, their families, professionals, students, and the general public by talking openly about stuttering and by providing information about stuttering. We address the loneliness and isolation of stuttering by talking about it.

    Stuttering Association for the Young in Australia (Ep. 699)

    Stuttering Association for the Young in Australia (Ep. 699)

    Rich Stephens joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss the expansion of the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) into Australia. Rich shares what’s been happening “down under” and some personal points that have kept him going through this demanding and exciting time.

    Rich Stephens is a person who stutters and is the President and Programming Director of SAY: Australia, the first International arm of SAY: The Stuttering Association For The Young founded in 2001 in NYC by Taro Alexander. Prior to launching SAY: Australia in June 2019, Rich lived in Manchester, UK. Rich spent 6 years working as a Psychiatric Nurse, and his work in the field of Mental Health took him to all parts of the UK, Dublin-Ireland, and Wellington New Zealand. Rich completed his BSc studies in Speech & Language Therapy and MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuroimaging at the University of Manchester. During his BSc studies, Rich first volunteered at Camp SAY in 2015 as a bunk counsellor, and fast forwarded several years later is now bringing a new approach to supporting young people who stutter in Australia.

    “Why Can’t You Stutter More Like President Biden?” (Ep. 698)

    “Why Can’t You Stutter More Like President Biden?” (Ep. 698)

    Barry Yeoman and  Chris Constantino join Peter Reitzes to discuss the determination and empathy of people who stutter and the question, "Why Can’t You Stutter More Like President Biden?"



    Barry Yeoman is a journalist with more than four decades of experience who specializes in in-depth reporting that puts a human face on complex issues. 

    Chris Constantino is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor at Florida State University. Chris co-edited the highly acclaimed book Stammering Pride & Prejudice.  

    Peter Reitzes is a speech-language pathologist and President of StutterTalk.

    Barry, Chris, and Peter are all people who stutter. 

    • 46 min
    Art That Dives Deep Into the Experience of Stuttering (Ep. 697)

    Art That Dives Deep Into the Experience of Stuttering (Ep. 697)

    Vladan Sibinovic

    Vladan Sibinovic joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss “The Language,” an art exhibition that dives deep into the experience of stuttering. 

    In their conversation they discuss why Vladan decided to create art about stuttering, how he uses his art to spread stuttering awareness, and how his art has transformed his relationship with his stuttering.

    Vladan Sibinović (1987) was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and received his Master’s Degree in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade. His practice encompasses fields of painting and photography. Vladan has exhibited solo on five occasions and been involved in several group exhibitions across the USA and Europe. Currently, he lives in New York City, where he works as an independent artist. Vladan is also a person who stutters.

    Website: www.vladansibinovic.comInstagram: @sibinovicvladan

    • 56 min
    Rising TikTok Star Marc Winski on Spreading Stuttering Awareness

    Rising TikTok Star Marc Winski on Spreading Stuttering Awareness

    Marc Winski joins Chaya Goldstein in honor of International Stuttering Awareness Day to discuss how he gained 27,000 followers on TikTok and how he is using the platform to spread awareness about stuttering.

    Marc discusses how TikTok has helped bring awareness to a global population, how he challenges the 'overcome' stuttering narrative, and his vision for stuttering in the arts and theatre once COVID is over.

    Marc Winski is a professional actor/singer/motivational speaker in NYC and a person who stutters.  Winski leads an improv workshop for people who stutter and he hopes to give many more opportunities to show stuttering in the arts.

    TIKTOK: marcwinski

    IG: marcwinskiCAMEO: marcwinskiEmail: Mrwinski@gmail.com

    • 41 min
    How to Talk about Joe Biden’s Stuttering (Ep. 695)

    How to Talk about Joe Biden’s Stuttering (Ep. 695)

    Barry Yeoman and Christopher Constantino join Peter Reitzes to discuss how to talk about Joe Biden's stuttering. Topics include how to respond to well intentioned but ableist descriptions of Joe Biden's stuttering, Barry Yeoman's recent column in the Nation titled Our Stutter: Joe Biden, Brayden Harrington—and Me, policing stuttering voices, and much more. Barry Yeoman is a journalist with more than four decades of experience who specializes in in-depth reporting that puts a human face on complex issues. 

    Chris Constantino is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor at Florida State University. Chris co-edited the highly acclaimed book Stammering Pride & Prejudice.  

    Peter Reitzes is a speech-language pathologist and President of StutterTalk.

    Barry, Chris, and Peter are all people who stutter. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    John Hendrickson: An Inside View of His Stuttering Journey (Ep. 694)

    John Hendrickson: An Inside View of His Stuttering Journey (Ep. 694)

    John Hendrickson



    John Hendrickson joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss the months after his article with Joe Biden went viral and how it impacted his stuttering journey. Hendrickson shared how these past few months have altered his relationship with his stuttering, his most memorable and challenging experiences, and his upcoming book Life On Delay.John Hendrickson is a Senior Editor at The Atlantic, where he edits and writes stories across the entire spectrum of politics. He was previously the Politics Editor at Rolling Stone, the Digital Deputy Editor at Esquire, and an editor and reporter at The Denver Post. For the January/February 2020 issue of The Atlantic, John wrote a feature about Joe Biden’s lifelong journey with stuttering, and his own. The article has been read by over a million people and was named one of the best stories of 2019 by Longform. John is now working on a book about stuttering, Life On Delay, and is interviewing people who stutter from all over the world. If you’re interested in participating, please email him at lifeondelaybook@gmail.com.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

lynnettelau ,

Fabulous Community Support

Thank you for all that you do; for sharing so many different aspects of Stuttering / Stammering to help educate us all. It really has opened my eyes to learn & understand more, dispelling myths about Stammering.

Tomontwowheels ,

Thank You

Peter, Eric and the B-Team, thank you all for explaining stuttering to me and helping me to accept. Been listening since day 1 and have finally caught up. Great guests, great topic and a great team. 5 stars.

Hiten Vyas ,

One of the best stuttering self-help resources on the web!

I'm a person who stutters and I think StutterTalk is simply brilliant. The podcast shows are always interesting and informative. I've talked to other friends who stutter who agree that StutterTalk is a superb community resource. All credit to Peter, Eric and Greg for all your hard work and efforts. Keep up the great work guys! Cheers.

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