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Dyslexics are some of the most creative thinkers in our society. Apple, Virgin and IKEA are just some of the examples of what a dyslexic state of mind can conceive. Listen to our guests and share their stories of how right brained thinking helped them excel in a left brained world.

The Codpast Sean Douglas

    • Education
    • 4.3, 35 Ratings

Dyslexics are some of the most creative thinkers in our society. Apple, Virgin and IKEA are just some of the examples of what a dyslexic state of mind can conceive. Listen to our guests and share their stories of how right brained thinking helped them excel in a left brained world.

    GCHQ's Dyslexic Code Breakers Reveal All

    GCHQ's Dyslexic Code Breakers Reveal All

    In this episode of The Codpast, Sean is invited to GCHQ (Government Communication Headquarters) to learn how dyslexic code breakers have helped keep the British isles safe for over a 100 years.

    • 24 min
    Confessions of a Poldarling

    Confessions of a Poldarling

    Rowen Colman is an Award Winning New York and Sunday Times best-selling author; she’s been writing professionally for over 15 years and has published over 30 books. However, she still finds it difficult to fill in online forms and sometimes gets lost on buses.

    In this episode of The Codpast, Rowen talks about how despite the general consensus dyslexics make fantastic writers, she shares her advice on writing with dyslexia and explains why sometimes non-dyslexics can be ‘a bit rubbish.’

    • 31 min
    The Dragon Slayer

    The Dragon Slayer

    Born entrepreneur Rob Manly, used school more as a business incubator than a place for gaining grades. Although he was persistent, full of drive and bursting with innovative ideas. By the age of 17, a string of failed ventures forced him into every entrepreneur’s nightmare…working for the man!

    In this episode of The Codpast, we hear how Rob went from being a retail assistant to making the business pitch of his life to the panel of the BBC’s Dragons Den.

    • 27 min
    On the Write Track

    On the Write Track

    It’s said that 50% of the prison population are dyslexic or struggle with reading and literacy. Jason Cook, a veteran member of the 50% club, for the second time found himself on the wrong side of prison bars. Although he’d become hardened to the crime, drugs and violence that came with the territory, there was one thing that still filled him with dread…facing his fear of education. That was until a prison teacher helped him unlock a part of him that he never knew existed.

    • 25 min
    Rage Against the Machine

    Rage Against the Machine

    In this episode of The Codpast, we speak to Tina Crawford about how an incident that could have brought her life to a halt, instead became the starting point of her new career as one of the UK’s most unique artists.

    • 31 min
    The Best of The Codpast 2016

    The Best of The Codpast 2016

    It’s the start of 2017 and as usual we like to take a look back at some of the great conversations we’ve featured throughout the last year. We’ve interviewed some great guests who’ve shared some truly entertaining and inspirational stories.

    This year we’ve got some great guests and shows lined up for you. So subscribe to our podcast and blog to make sure you don’t miss any of those.

    Happy 2017!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

incredibusy ,

Brilliant

Such an inspiring podcast - thank you, can recommend to dyslexics and non-dyslexics alike!

LauraBUK ,

Really, really good.

Came across this podcast by recommendation from DnA (Diversity & Ability). I was afraid it would be a little dry, but it's actually quite interesting and engaging. Keep up the good work!

Azariah10 ,

Benjamin Zephaniah

It's such a help to hear of other stories which make me feel part of a tribe and less alone in the world.

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