25 episodes

From home and family to humour and epic geekiness, this is a funny and enlightening podcast about thinking differently. With autistic hosts Robyn Steward, Jamie Knight and guests.

1800 Seconds on Autism BBC

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From home and family to humour and epic geekiness, this is a funny and enlightening podcast about thinking differently. With autistic hosts Robyn Steward, Jamie Knight and guests.

    'Neurotypicals are baffling'

    'Neurotypicals are baffling'

    This is the one where we get through some of your emails.

    Jamie describes how it feels when the "mouth words" won't come.

    Robyn explains why wearing her favourite jumper to a medical appointment helps "cocoon" her from what's happening and how a whiteboard beside her front door helps to structure the week.

    The two autistic presenters also bond over how confusing neurotypical people can be.

    With Robyn Steward and Jamie Knight. Produced by Emma Tracey and Damon Rose.

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    • 32 min
    'I don't know how much pain I'm in'

    'I don't know how much pain I'm in'

    Our podcast host Jamie attended A&E three times recently with excruciating pain but because he couldn't describe it, he was sent home. Autistic people often can't explain severity or location of discomfort and he was only admitted to hospital when outward signs, screaming and black-outs, showed it was serious.

    It's now thought that Jamie had sepsis and, when he stopped being able to walk, they began to realise he has a spinal injury.

    We discuss what could have been done differently and Jamie's assistant Oli describes the system he has designed to help autistic people communicate pain.

    With Robin Steward and Jamie Knight

    Produced by Emma Tracey.

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    • 28 min
    We’ll be back soon

    We’ll be back soon

    There is no episode this month but we’ll be back soon.

    Jamie has been very unwell over the last few weeks, leading to A&E visits and hospital stays. He is doing much better now though, recovering at home and managing his energy levels.

    We’ve spoken before on the podcast about how tricky being autistic and in hospital can be so as you can imagine, Jamie has lots of important stuff to share about his recent experiences.

    All being well, Jamie and Robyn will be back in late April with an episode focusing on healthcare.

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    • 1 min
    Fern Brady on her recent autism diagnosis

    Fern Brady on her recent autism diagnosis

    Just two weeks after an autism diagnosis, comedian Fern Brady gets support from our podcast hosts Robyn and Jamie.

    Like many others, Fern waited until lockdown broke all her routines before seeking help. In fact, she says it became cheaper to pay for a private diagnosis than to repair her house when meltdowns led to "punched walls and cracked light switches".

    The successful stand-up describes the journey from GP contact onwards, and gets reassurance from the presenters that feelings of embarrassment and denial are very common.

    With Robyn Stewart and Jamie Knight. Produced by Emma Tracey.

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    • 32 min
    What is auti-gender?

    What is auti-gender?

    Blogger Neurodivergent Rebel explores why sex and gender are big topics in the autistic community, and talks about the two metaphorical closets they had to “come out” of.

    Listener Madge has advice for young autistic people starting their gender journey.

    And ... it's the third lockdown everyone. Jamie hopes never to need a Covid test as "sticking a long thing in his nose" might stop him speaking for weeks. Robyn, who has been tested twice, helps out with a big dose of reassurance and explains how she handles the unpleasant feelings.

    With Robyn Stewart and Jamie Knight. Produced by Emma Tracey.

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    • 33 min
    The unwritten rules of dinner time

    The unwritten rules of dinner time

    We chat about “scripting”, the rules of eating that no one tells you about, and avoiding crunchy food. This all comes before an email from a postman sparks lots of happy stimming.

    Emily from the blog ‘21 And Sensory’ explains how her autism diagnosis was given to her in a really positive way and on what occasions she uses the sunflower lanyard to show she has a hidden impairment.

    We finish with tips for how to do Christmas in a helpful way for the autistic person in your life.

    With Robyn Steward, Jamie Knight, Henry and Lion.

    Produced by Emma Tracey

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    • 30 min

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