Dyslexics are some of the most creative thinkers in our society. Apple, Virgin and IKEA are just some of the examples of what a dyslexic state of mind can conceive. Listen to our guests and share their stories of how right brained thinking helped them excel in a left brained world.
GCHQ's Dyslexic Code Breakers Reveal All
In this episode of The Codpast, Sean is invited to GCHQ (Government Communication Headquarters) to learn how dyslexic code breakers have helped keep the British isles safe for over a 100 years.
Confessions of a Poldarling
Rowen Colman is an Award Winning New York and Sunday Times best-selling author; she’s been writing professionally for over 15 years and has published over 30 books. However, she still finds it difficult to fill in online forms and sometimes gets lost on buses.
In this episode of The Codpast, Rowen talks about how despite the general consensus dyslexics make fantastic writers, she shares her advice on writing with dyslexia and explains why sometimes non-dyslexics can be ‘a bit rubbish.’
The Dragon Slayer
Born entrepreneur Rob Manly, used school more as a business incubator than a place for gaining grades. Although he was persistent, full of drive and bursting with innovative ideas. By the age of 17, a string of failed ventures forced him into every entrepreneur’s nightmare…working for the man!
In this episode of The Codpast, we hear how Rob went from being a retail assistant to making the business pitch of his life to the panel of the BBC’s Dragons Den.
On the Write Track
It’s said that 50% of the prison population are dyslexic or struggle with reading and literacy. Jason Cook, a veteran member of the 50% club, for the second time found himself on the wrong side of prison bars. Although he’d become hardened to the crime, drugs and violence that came with the territory, there was one thing that still filled him with dread…facing his fear of education. That was until a prison teacher helped him unlock a part of him that he never knew existed.
Rage Against the Machine
In this episode of The Codpast, we speak to Tina Crawford about how an incident that could have brought her life to a halt, instead became the starting point of her new career as one of the UK’s most unique artists.
The Best of The Codpast 2016
It’s the start of 2017 and as usual we like to take a look back at some of the great conversations we’ve featured throughout the last year. We’ve interviewed some great guests who’ve shared some truly entertaining and inspirational stories.
This year we’ve got some great guests and shows lined up for you. So subscribe to our podcast and blog to make sure you don’t miss any of those.
Best dyslexic podcast? Nope
Sean claimed in one of the podcasts that I was listening to that this is one of the best dyslexic podcasts out there but I have to contest that. I don’t know how many podcasts Sean listens to, regarding dyslexia or other topics. I listen to a lot. I don’t care if this podcast was nominated for some award that it did not win. This IS one of the best podcasts out there. The production quality is amazing and I mean something that passes for BBC level. Then there is the theme music, while the intro is really hip and trendy, the exit song would have me listening to this podcast. Then there is the content. I keep writing Sean but mate I am sorry if it’s Shawn. Sean asks great questions and really does a good job of keeping a balance between the emotional side of dyslexia and the great stories of peoples’ lives. It looks like the Codpast is no longer a going concern and as I keep edging toward the final episode I think about how much I will miss this flash of brilliance in my commute home. Sean orShawn, all the best. Keep up the great work. And to my people out there, don’t give up. Show them what you are made of - pure gold. And when they ask you to swim up the tree, don’t be sad. But show them your amazing ability to swim, because they cannot even imagine what you are capable of.
Episode 29 so inspiring!
I felt so proud to be an almuni of Uni Birmingham after hearing your episode with Aggleiki Pappa- She was so inspiring! Excellent interview! Thank you for your work and helping the world understand how to fall in love with dyslexia!
I really enjoy the subjects and the "story telling" and great interviews. The Codpast is innovative, clever and entertaining.
Rick Sizemore, @rickwwrc