50 episodes

StutterTalk has published more than 700 free, weekly podcasts on stuttering since 2007. StutterTalk is dedicated to supporting people who stutter, their families, professionals, students, and the general public by talking openly about stuttering and by providing information about stuttering. We address the loneliness and isolation of stuttering by talking about it.

StutterTalk Peter Reitzes and friends

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 97 Ratings

StutterTalk has published more than 700 free, weekly podcasts on stuttering since 2007. StutterTalk is dedicated to supporting people who stutter, their families, professionals, students, and the general public by talking openly about stuttering and by providing information about stuttering. We address the loneliness and isolation of stuttering by talking about it.

    Stuttering Gain and the Stuttering Advantage (Ep. 714)

    Stuttering Gain and the Stuttering Advantage (Ep. 714)

    Dr. Christopher Constantino joins Peter Reitzes to discuss what we gain from stuttering and the stuttering advantage.



    Link: Stuttering Gain by Christopher Constantino 

    • 43 min
    Is it stuttering if the house is not on fire? (Ep. 713)

    Is it stuttering if the house is not on fire? (Ep. 713)

    Dr. Christopher Constantino joins Peter Reitzes to discuss the question: Is it stuttering if the house is not on fire?

    • 45 min
    Stuttering: Responding to the Loss of Control

    Stuttering: Responding to the Loss of Control

    Dr. Ryan Pollard joins Dr. Christopher Constantino to discuss the frustration and confusion of the loss of control caused by stuttering. 

    They cover a wide range of topics including what prevents us from allowing ourselves to stutter, making the stuttering experience "less bad" and "worthwhile," using stuttering to make connections with others, what may be gained by stuttering, and how losing control of your body robs one of agency and pokes at the integrity of the self 



    Dr. Ryan Pollard is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Board Certified Specialist in Fluency at the University of Colorado Boulder.

    Links: Stuttering Gain by Christopher Constantino from ISAD

    • 59 min
    Is it healthy to work on your stammering all the time? (Ep. 711)

    Is it healthy to work on your stammering all the time? (Ep. 711)

    Nicholas Fischer joins Dr. Christopher Constantino to discuss stammering dominating all of one's decisions, stammering as much as you want, and how much one should focus on facing stammering. Nicholas and Chris also discuss different views stemming from issues raised in the previous StutterTalk episode, Stuttering Recklessly: Doing the Hard Work of Change (Ep. 710). 



    Nicholas Fischer is an intellectual property lawyer at London-based firm Marks & Clerk Law and a person who stammers. He is also one of the co-founders of STAMMA Legal, a network for people who stammer working in the legal industry.

    • 56 min
    Stuttering Recklessly: Doing the Hard Work of Change (Ep. 710)

    Stuttering Recklessly: Doing the Hard Work of Change (Ep. 710)

    Dr. Chris Constantino joins Peter Reitzes to discuss stuttering recklessly and doing the hard work of change. Peter and Chris share thoughts on "tough love" in self-help and in speech therapy and the importance of being open with stuttering. 



    Chris Constantino is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor at Florida State University. Chris co-edited the highly acclaimed book Stammering Pride & Prejudice. 

    Peter Reitzes is a speech-language pathologist in North Carolina and President of StutterTalk.

    • 36 min
    Change and Impact Stuttering Initiative with NBA Player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Ep. 709)

    Change and Impact Stuttering Initiative with NBA Player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Ep. 709)

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a professional NBA basketball player, joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss his "Change and Impact Initiative” for stuttering. This initiative is a platform created to improve access to healthcare and expand services and resources for those who stutter. Mr. Kidd-Gilchrist shares his vision for creating change for stuttering through legislation in congress and how he believes the time to act is now when we have a president in the white house who stutters. Michael also speaks to why he believes imperfection is beautiful, and how he is facing his fears by speaking about stuttering and creating the Change and Impact Initiative.



    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, also known as “MKG,” is a  professional American basketball player who has played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 2012. MKG first gained national attention in high school as a McDonald’s  All-American and was named Mr. Basketball USA. He went on to play college basketball for the University of Kentucky where he and his teammates won the 2012 NCAA Division Men’s Basketball Tournament. MKG was selected as the second  overall pick by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2012 NBA Draft. He has played for the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, the Dallas Mavericks, and the New York Knicks throughout his NBA career.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Whyjohnny ,

A Tremendous Platform !

I had the great opportunity of being on StutterTalk recently to discuss my film WHEN I STUTTER. Chaya took painstaking care to ensure that my experience was first rate. I felt extremely comfortable and I think that allowed for a really free flowing exchange of ideas and experiences. Thank you Chaya and Peter!

zeb2013 ,

Excellent podcast about stuttering

This is a thoughtful, well-made podcast by and for people who stutter and those who care about stuttering. It's also essential listening for any student or professional in the field of speech-language pathology.

Mick Nason ,

Fantastic

Just listened to episode 612 and I absolutely love the show and the message. Keep up the great work!

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