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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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    • 4.5 • 23 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.

    ListenABLE Bonusode - Dylan Alcott reveals world leader who text his invite to the Queens Funeral and it's guest list!

    ListenABLE Bonusode - Dylan Alcott reveals world leader who text his invite to the Queens Funeral and it's guest list!

    ListenABLE host and Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott is honoured to represent Australia at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. As one of 10 individuals selected to attend the funeral, Dylan speaks exclusively on our podcast about the impact of this event on his family and reflecting on his role in such a historical moment.

    Dylan speaks to:


    Flying with the Australian Royal air force and how his disability will impact the flight.
    The security protocol of arriving in London for a Royal Funeral.
    World leaders and celebrity guest list attending the funeral alongside him.
    What he'd say to Prince Harry if he gets the chance to see him

    Watch this episode on Youtube with captions here

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    Proudly Sponsored by Royal Rehab Lifeworks

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    • 9 min
    ListenABLE Bonusode - Plastic can be an essential accessibility tool for people with disability. What happens when we ban it?

    ListenABLE Bonusode - Plastic can be an essential accessibility tool for people with disability. What happens when we ban it?

    Ever thought someone was "lazy" for getting pre washed, cut and wrapped vegetables at the supermarket? Ever scoffed when hearing someone take the option of a plastic straw at a cafe?

    Hopefully this bonus episode can help level up your disability knowledge as it did Angus' when realising the accessibility tools plastics can have for some people with disability.

    Proudly Sponsored by Royal Rehab Lifeworks

    Read the full ABC article here: Plastic can be an essential accessibility tool for people with disability. What happens when we ban it?

    Check out other articles written by Emma Myers 

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    Check out our first limited edition merch release: From Your Pocket
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    • 4 min
    Maya Dove (Model with Spinal Cord Injury) | #66

    Maya Dove (Model with Spinal Cord Injury) | #66

    Dating in your 20’s is hard enough - thanks to COVID everyone’s lost it when it comes to flirting.

    Part of this awkward pool is 23-year-old Maya, a strong independent, successful model navigating the world of ableism along with weeding out those that can’t get past her wheelchair.

    Dylan and Angus deep dive into Maya’s life about the literal stairs she’s had to climb in order to see the world as any other able-bodied person. The guys speak with Maya about;


    Her top 3 international travel hacks.
    Whether her breast reduction was for vanity or medical reasons.
    Her definition of true beauty as someone who works in the modelling industry.
    The worst EVER Tinder message she's received (prepare yourself).
    Her "checklist" for a partner.
    And the truth about her greyhound Maggie could get the whole team in trouble.

    Watch Maya on 'We are Sexual Beings' available on SBS on Demand

    Follow Maya on Instagram here: @d.maya___

    Watch this interview captioned and in full here 

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    Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket
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    • 39 min
    ListenABLE Bonusode - This cafe received a scathing review over a barista's disability. Here's what happened next

    ListenABLE Bonusode - This cafe received a scathing review over a barista's disability. Here's what happened next

    This 'Bonusode' or Bonus Episode has hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin reading out a 1 star online review of a Sydney Cafe that had the businesses owner coming to his disabled employees defence.

     

    Proudly Sponsored by Royal Rehab Lifeworks

    Visit the Nuriyah Cafe by clicking here: Google Maps 

    Read full SBS article here: 'Everyone should have a chance to work' 

    Please let us know on Instagram or Facebook 

    Check out our first limited edition merch release: From Your Pocket
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    • 4 min
    Josh Sundquist (Amputee and creator of 'Best Foot Forward') | #65

    Josh Sundquist (Amputee and creator of 'Best Foot Forward') | #65

    How does our next guest get 10 MILLION views every year with one video?

    Josh Sundquist has been telling his one legged story his whole life - from comedy shows to internet clips Josh finally this year released his very own TV show 'Best Foot Forward' (Now on Apple TV+). Josh talks about identity in the media industry, the influence of disabled actors and the importance of conveying messages through representation instead of a established able bodied star.

    Honest truths come out about the pressure of clicks and likes online, losing the joy in playing dress ups and what you do when you’ve achieved your dream job. Dylan and Angus navigate Josh’s psyche as they discuss:

    • Going viral every year for a joke with misguided intentions.

    • How being a pinnacle of internet entertainment can affect your mental health

    • The creative hijinks from Josh’s life that inspired his tv show

    • And the truth about disability acceptance within the media industry

    Follow his Instagram  @JoshSundquist  and Youtube

    Watch this interview in full here 

    Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast

    Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket
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    • 43 min
    ListenABLE Bonusode - Specialised vs Mainstream Schools for kids with Disability

    ListenABLE Bonusode - Specialised vs Mainstream Schools for kids with Disability

    This "Bonus-ode" or Bonus Episode covers an article written around the statistics involving children with disability attending 'Mainstream' or 'Specialised' schools.

    Dylan is an adamant believer in one over the other but where do you stand and what's your opinion?

    Check out Royal Rehab Lifeworks

    Read the full article: Why do students with disability go to ‘special schools’ when research tells us they do better in the mainstream system?

    Please let us know on Instagram or Facebook 

    Check out our first limited edition merch release: From Your Pocket
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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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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