We’re Not Broken: Changing the Conversation around Autism with Eric Garcia

Podcast with Eric Garcia by Brandy Schillace “We’re Not Broken is a landmark book at a crucial moment in history, when autistic people are finally being recognized as the ultimate authority on their own lives. Surveying the whole autism landscape -from federal policy to intimate relationships -with heart, insight, and wit, Garcia’s book will inspire […]

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Reflections on Childhood Trauma, Creativity and Mental Well-Being

Podcast with Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri ‘The most beautiful boy in the world’ film is released on DVD & Blu-ray / digital platforms on 11th October. In this podcast, Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri (Swedish film makers) reflect on their documentary film ‘The most beautiful boy in the world’ (2021) and their professional relationship with the film’s protagonist, […]

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Medicine’s Disability Blind Spot: Vaccine Roll-out, Privilege, and Access

Podcast with Alice Wong and Alyssa Burgart Join EIC Brandy Schillace in conversation with Alice Wong, a disabled activist based in San Francisco and the founder of the Disability Visibility Project, and Alyssa Burgart, an anesthesiologist and ethicist at Stanford University. Disabled lives have long been overlooked, as the very systems and designs of medicine cater […]

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Going Medieval: Historical Comparisons of Plague and Pandemic

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen a great number of comparisons made between this and other outbreaks. Sometimes, the 1918 flu gets top billing, other times is is cholera or typhus. But the benchmark for plague, in history and in popular imagination, still tends to be the Black Death, particularly the […]

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The Female Gaze in Film as Seen by Sarah Gavron

Podcast with Sarah Gavron Sarah Gavron talks to our film and media correspondent, Khalid Ali, about her passion in telling stories about marginalised women from diverse backgrounds in her films. She reflects on the creative process in adapting ‘Between two eternities: Saul’s Story’ book written by Rosemary Kay into ‘This Little Life’ film. Sarah’s film […]

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Generation Covid: Education, Access, and the Long Shadow of Pandemic Trauma

Podcast with David Perry David Perry is a freelance journalist covering politics, history, education, and disability rights with bylines at CNN, NYT, Atlantic, Guardian and many more. He and his food-scientist wife live in the Twin Cities with their children, one of whom has Down syndrome, and Perry also plays in an Irish rock band.   […]

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Life, Art, Cancer: Living to the Fullest

Podcast with Arabella Proffer It is will pleasure that I introduce this latest podcast, a conversation between myself and my long-time friend, Arabella Proffer. She is an artist, author, and co-founder of the indie label Elephant Stone Records. Her work combines interests in portraiture, visionary art, the history of medicine, and biomorphic abstraction. Arabella is […]

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Designing for the Body: SCALED wearable Technology

SCALED is a flexible, high-performance, protective wearables inspired by nature–and created by Natalie Kerres. In today’s podcast, we discuss the design and also the future of such tech. Listen in on Soundcloud, and read more about the project below, where we have included video and visuals. Contact SCALED through their webpage for more. LISTEN NOW […]

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