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Challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability. 

Hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin speak to people living with disabilities about their lives and ask them the questions you thought were off-limits. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn something. This is a podcast for everyone - disabled or abled, and hopes to break down stigmas, change perceptions, and to challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability. 

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    • 4.4 • 19 Ratings

Challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability. 

Hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin speak to people living with disabilities about their lives and ask them the questions you thought were off-limits. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn something. This is a podcast for everyone - disabled or abled, and hopes to break down stigmas, change perceptions, and to challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability. 

For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app.

    #40 Abigail Vidler

    #40 Abigail Vidler

    Dressage horse-riding, or as Dylan says "dancing with a horse", sounds hard enough.. but imagine trying to do it without any forearms or hands! How do you hold the reigns?!?! That’s what 17-year-old Abigail Vidler does with the help of some special equipment, and she’s so good at it she hopes to compete in the 2024 Paralympics. In her spare time she’s also completing her Year 12 studies, getting her driver's license (yep with no hands)… all in the middle of a pandemic. Yeah, we feel lazy too. 

    Instagram: abigailvidler

    You can learn more about Riding for the Disabled at www.rda.org.au

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    • 45 min
    #39 RJ Mitte

    #39 RJ Mitte

    RJ Mitte is one of the most famous people with a disability in the world, but have you ever heard of him? Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three, he shot to global fame after playing Walter White Jr in the hit TV series Breaking Bad, a character who also had cerebral palsy. In this chat with Angus (Dylan is off doing something boring like winning Wimbledon) he talks about how he overcame bullying during childhood, why he sees his disability as a strength not a weakness, and how he deals with ignorant questions from strangers. 

    RJs latest film Triumph is out now in Australia.

     

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    • 41 min
    #38 Mandy McCracken

    #38 Mandy McCracken

    In 2013, Mandy McCracken felt a slight fever coming on. She didn’t know then she would soon lose her hands and feet and spend 10 gruelling months in hospital recovering rom Sepsis. Since then Mandy has been on a long and sometimes difficult journey learning to live as a quadruple amputee, and she now uses prosthetic limbs to walk, drive, garden and even rock climb. She’s also started a community called the Quad Squad where she connects with others in her unique situation. She’s learnt to love herself but still struggles to believe her husband can do the same.

    Facebook: @InspireMandy

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    • 42 min
    #37 Beth O'Brien

    #37 Beth O'Brien

    Beth O’Brien never grew taller than one meter because of a rare form of dwarfism, called diastrophic dysplasia. In this episode she tells Dylan and Angus what it’s like shopping in the kid’s section, why her most useful possession is a stick with a hook on it, and why you should never use a certain word when addressing her. 

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    • 40 min
    #36 Michael and Kassandra

    #36 Michael and Kassandra

    Michael and Kassandra are the stars of everyone’s favourite TV show, Love on the Spectrum, which explores what dating is like for people on the autism spectrum. In this episode they explain what it’s like sharing their love life on national television, plus Michael gives Dylan and Angus some excellent dating tips. You can watch Love on the Spectrum on ABC iview. 

     

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    • 37 min
    #35 10 Cent Tom

    #35 10 Cent Tom

    10 Cent Tom is fast becoming a household name around the Gold Coast. The 18-year-old otherwise known as Tom Pirie has an intellectual impairment and severe scoliosis. He loves giving back to his community by collecting bottles and cans under Queensland’s container deposit scheme, and he's already collected over 300,000 of them. He hopes to one day open his own recycling depot where he will employ other people living with disability.

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Sweatsweats ,

Awesome podcast!

Glad that people out there are showing attention to people of the disability community worldwide. As a person around the globe (in the USA) with a disability. It means a lot to show attention world wide for those with disabilities and how their lives are affected.

Peapod ,

This person is a dick

Why would you want to support someone that would go around and harass people on social media for their likes and interests. Get a better hobby.

Stinger9959 ,

Nope.

Whatever good this show does, is destroyed. Just want everyone to know who reads this that Angus is a fraud.

See, ol Angus rails on about equality for persons (like me) with disabilities but, in his off time he bullies people online for the passions that have gotten them through hard times.

You all wouldn’t see that because rather than own it, Angus deleted the tweet and subsequently got called out for his bullying.

Just thought you should know before you support this show.

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