A podcast hosted by Robert Smythe and Rafael Mantesso, two autistic artists having fun talking about being neuro-atypical. Only when they were well into adulthood did Mantesso and Smythe learn they are autistic; Mantesso was in his 30s and Smythe in his 50s. Their diagnoses explained a lot, but it wasn't until they met that each finally had the experience of talking to someone who thought just like them. Their freewheeling conversations have helped other people, autistics and neurotypicals alike, understand more about seeing and thinking about the world differently.
5.1 - 4:20 The gang gets high
In this conversation, the team celebrates 4:20 and discusses legalizing marijuana (cannabis), the personal meaning of the term disability, the same foods, tarot, and wisdom from growing old.
Artemis and Daniel the cats
Artemis - Wikipedia
Dear Daniel | Hello Kitty Wiki | Fandom
Link between gut and autism
Autism spectrum disorder and digestive symptoms - Mayo Clinic
Understanding the Three Levels of Autism
The social model of disability
Social model of disability - Wikipedia
Artist in residence
Art Demystified: How Do Artist Residencies Work?
Understanding, Diagnosing, and Coping with Slow Processing Speed - Davidson Institute
Cold reading - Wikipedia
Micro facial expressions
Microexpression - Wikipedia
Guide to Tarot: Cards, Spreads, Readings, and More
Sexual assault or misreading sexual cues due to being autistic
Girls With Autism Face Three Times the Risk of Sexual Assault | Psychology Today
Forced adaptation: plant proteins to fight climate change - PMC
What is autistic masking? - Autism Awareness
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange (film) - Wikipedia
CBD vs THC
CBD vs. THC: What's the Difference?
Legality of cannabis by U.S. jurisdiction - Wikipedia
Strong marijuana strains
2022's strongest THC indica, sativa, and hybrid weed strains | Leafly
When The War Was Over - Robert’s play
When the War is Over
Wisdom of growing old
Growing Old – A View From the Inside | Psychology Today
4.11 “You might be autistic.”
In this conversation, Robert and Michael discuss yardsticks for being autistic, invisible handicaps, internalized ableism, grade school troubles, and the strength of having true peers.
The Milgram Shock Experiment: Summary, Results, & Ethics
What Are Adaptive Skills? [Definition, Types & Benefits] - LMS Hero
Pleasantries do not come naturally to NDs
Stop Asking Neurodivergent People to Change the Way They Communicate
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre (2023) - IMDb
Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Extraordinary Attorney Woo - Wikipedia
It Gets Better ad campaign
It Gets Better Project - YouTube
12 Ways Disabled People Experience Internalized Ableism
Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini, and Spiritualism - they almost came to blows over a seance
The Strange Friendship Between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Office for Science and Society - McGill University
Guggenheim fellowship 1998
Robert Smythe - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
4.9 Riding the Triangle
In this conversation we discuss disengaging from auto pilot, ego flare-ups, the drama triangle, composting consciousness, autistic self-awareness.
Face blindness: Prosopagnosia - Wikipedia
Stimming and stim toys: 8 Wearable Stim Toys for Autistic and Neurodivergent People
Autism levels: Understanding the Three Levels of Autism
Hyper and hypo: Hyper vs. Hypo - Dictionary.com
Meltdowns: Autism Meltdowns vs. Tantrums: What's the Difference?
Justifiable anger, the genius of the body: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/justifiable-anger-bill-crawford-ph-d-/
Composting consciousness: https://compostingconsciousness.podia.com/
Polyvagal theory: Polyvagal theory - Wikipedia
Adam Smith, Mormons golden plate: Golden plates - Wikipedia
: Running on auto pilot: ON AUTOPILOT | English meaning - Cambridge Dictionary
Double empathy problem: Double empathy problem - Wikipedia.
The drama triangle, drop the hot potato: Karpman drama triangle - Wikipedia
: Self exploration: https://psychcentral.com/blog/self-exploration-getting-to-know-thyself
Ego flare up: Freud's Id, Ego, and Superego: Definition and Examples
4.8 The "No" Response
4.8 The “No” Response
This conversation is a little different as Robert and Michael wrestle with an idea amidst what we are calling “The No Response”, and Yes they are still friends. In addition, we discuss “Composting Consciousness”, Tango’s new coaching courses, online auctions, and pastry pants.
Tango has finished writing her first free PDF for her courses.
How to compost your victimhood, Composting Consciousness
Teddy Rosevelt: Why do they exist if they can’t pay minimum wage?
“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.”
President Roosevelt criticized businesses paying low wages to employees during his 1933 statement on the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA). NIRA allowed the government to regulate businesses to combat deflation and stimulate a better economic situation.
Neurodivergent Lou - autistics think we’re solving the problem but we become hated at work. Autistics become the point person for noticing bad management at work.
A bailout or not? Did the federal government bailout Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank? - ABC News
Free market capitalism
What Is Free-Market Capitalism? Definition & Examples | Shortform Books.
Devon Price: Laziness Does Not Exist & Unmasking Autism; Principia Discordia
Blind Boy podcast
Behind the Bastards, podcast on history, History of Canada
Thunder Bay podcast in Canada, different cultural perspective on the world
DSM diagnosis is of a traumatized autistic person; autistic response to trauma
4.7 Brave Enough
In this conversation, we discuss burnout, self-care, boundaries, Adderall, and tattoos as totems.
IG neurodivergent lou
Lou🌈 ♾ (@neurodivergent_lou) • Instagram photos and videos
What does burnout look like?
Losing skills we used to have
Feeling low/experiencing anxiety
Increased sensory issues
Taking more time to process information than usual.
Developing physical pain/illness
Loss of ability to communicate
Lack of motivation
Difficulties with concentration
Autistic traits become more obvious
Laziness does not exist
Laziness Does Not Exist: Price Ph.D., Devon: 9781982140113: Amazon.com: Books
Tango's chronic pain is part of her PTSD
Chronic Pain and PTSD: Evolving Views on Their Comorbidity
Savior mode: I can fix it, I can help....best way to burn out
The Savior Complex | Psychology Today
Survival Mode Self-Care
The Language of Emotions by
The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You - Kindle edition by McLaren, Karla. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Anger is a boundary alarm
Boundaries and Anger | CPTSDfoundation.org
Enabler: Definition, Behavior, Psychology, Recognizing One, More
Krebs Cycle - Definition, Products, and Location | Biology Dictionary
Adderall is speed
Adderall: Side effects, dosage, with alcohol, and more
Twig Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster
Urban Dictionary: tweaker
Methamphetamine - Wikipedia
Twerking - Wikipedia
Ritalin: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects & Warnings - ADHD
sci-fi series about a leper
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever : Lord Foul's Bane', 'Illearth War' and 'Power That Preserves
Dysphoria: Signs, Types, Causes, Treatment, Coping
4.6 Meet the Team: Tango Fae Batelli
This is a conversation from our second season that we never actually aired, but we want you to hear it so you can get to know Tango Fae Batelli, one of our co-hosts. Tango is the founder of AutiComm, a peer-to-peer community of autistic folks, which is why we asked her to talk to us. In this conversation, we talk about feeling good about being autistic, the Double Empathy Problem, “not looking autistic,” fawning vs. masking, the different experiences of autistic males and females, and the different flavors of autism.
Feeling good about being autistic
Do Autistic People Feel Empathy: Myths & Facts You Need To Know
Divergent from the norm - hyper or hypo version of the norm
Autistic Stories give us the gestalt of autism
Double Empathy Problem
Double empathy problem - Wikipedia.
How to speak respectfully about autism
How To Talk About Autism Respectfully · Public Neurodiversity Support Center
32 competing thoughts/losing track
Posing for painters
17:00 “you don’t look autistic”
Official diagnosis issues
25:49 what comes to mind when you hear someone is autistic
Miss Manners - Miss Manners | Columns | ArcaMax Publishing
29:00 clip:Tango: Triple major with one being Theater major with concentration in playwriting
Chronic pain “I’m not dying I’m just autistic”
Compounded trauma and stress
Polyvagal theory - Polyvagal theory - Wikipedia
31:45 Tango’s Theory of autism
Processing through the ladder
Taking care of my autistic nervous system
Mistaken thought that it all ends with the diagnosis: stop autisming
Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid – Quote Investigator
Look at how autism is portrayed in film and tv
Different flavors of autism
Prevalence of neurodiversity
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas - Wikipedia
58:00 I found my map of weirdness
The different experiences of autism between male and female
Female autism: boys and girls are socialized differently; little girls play social roles and have scripts - learning the strategy to fawn
Boys are told what not to do: don’t cry, etc.
Buffet of comorbidities
Comorbid Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster
Adhd and autism
ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder - CHADD