6 episodes

Calum Glendinning-Clark is a walking paraplegic with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. He also has a passion for disability advocacy and activism. Through conversations with artists, authors, friends and colleagues, Calum will continue the journey he started in his divergent body, exploring the barriers to accessibility, and the possibilities when it comes to disability support, recovery and community.
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Calum Glendinning-Clark is a walking paraplegic with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. He also has a passion for disability advocacy and activism. Through conversations with artists, authors, friends and colleagues, Calum will continue the journey he started in his divergent body, exploring the barriers to accessibility, and the possibilities when it comes to disability support, recovery and community.
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    Is It Because Of My Brain Injury?

    Is It Because Of My Brain Injury?

    In this episode of Divergent, Calum introduces you to a friend of his from Glasgow named Kashif Saghar. Kashif and Calum met in 2013 through a mutual love of skateboarding and music. Eight years later they would be connecting through their shared experience of a traumatic brain injury.
    Calum and Kashif discuss how their brain injuries have thrown them both into a process of putting their lives and sense of selves back together again, piece by piece.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Cr*pple Media

    Cr*pple Media

    In this episode of Divergent, Calum speaks to Cr*pple Magazine founder Emily Flores about media representation, community and coming up against the isolation that can come with living in a divergent body.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Neuro Pain, Neuro Gain

    Neuro Pain, Neuro Gain

    In this episode, Calum takes you to the place he lives in Australia: Newcastle, New South Wales. Newcastle is significant for Calum because it's not only the place where he was discharged, it is also the place where he began to discover his divergent body.
    Listen as Calum leads you down the industrial backstreets to Breaking Boundaries, the neurological rehabilitation centre he attends regularly. In this discussion, Calum and Director of Physiotherapy at Breaking Boundaries, Philippa (Pip) Cave, discuss the inception of the service, why it might be tough to find private services like this, as well as the significance of BB to the wider community.

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    • 49 min
    Zebrafish Neuro

    Zebrafish Neuro

    Calum Glendinning-Clark interviews Zebrafish Neuro co-founders Stephanie Comella and Theo St Francis. Their book From The Ground Up provides athletes and any movement practitioners guidance on how to harness potential when it comes to spinal cord injury, rehab and recovery.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Celestial Investments

    Celestial Investments

    Calum Glendinning-Clark interviews LA-based activist and artist Emily Barker, exploring the question: What would be possible for everyone if we all had access to a good level of care? Calum and Emily compare the disability benefit systems in Australia and the US, and speak about their own experiences. In this episode, we get to know the host of Divergent, and hear about Emily's achievements exhibiting their work, lecturing at UCLA and their latest project - converting an RV into a wheelchair-accessible living space and artist residency studio.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Introducing Divergent

    Introducing Divergent

    Calum Glendinning-Clark is a walking paraplegic with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. He also has a passion for disability advocacy and activism.
    Through conversations with artists, authors, friends and colleagues, Calum will continue the journey he started in his divergent body, exploring the barriers to accessibility, and the possibilities when it comes to disability support, recovery and community.

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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Cathyc19520 ,

Outstanding

The content and production of Calum’s podcasts are first-rate. He tackles the world of spinal cord injuries from a smart, sensitive and inquisitive perspective, engaging his interview subjects with candor and friendly queries.

Thus, listeners feel a par of the conversation.

These conversations are not just for those in the sci world, but for those in the world at large.

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