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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 cr

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Season 1


Breanna Medcalfe (EC1C2 Incomplete Spinal Cord Lesion | #98

Starting with small practices of advocacy at a very young age, Breanna Medcalfe, 21, is setting out on a journey to educate others and be a young voice for people with disability. Already making waves in medical alum by being a Health Consumer Disability Representative Advocate we were very lucky to have this time with her before her stratospheric launch into high profile advocacy! Moving from New Zealand to Australia after having a misdiagnosis. Breanna speaks to the support she’s been shown here in Australia including accessible events, horseback riding and mentoring from a previous ListenABLE favourite Dinesh Palipana. This episode also discusses the importance of a good support worker who in this case is happy to work the night shift in exchange for a good dance floor boogie. Chair users also stick around as Breanna has a trick to keep track of where your friends are when out on the town, and it's more simple then sending a text.  Watch this episode on our YouTube with captions: https://youtu.be/7fZwwK35gC8 Connect With Breanna on LinkedIn Here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breanna-medcalfe-0975b3209 Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/breanna_medcalfe_advocate/ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company https://fromyourpocket.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Breanna Medcalfe (EC1C2 Incomplete Spinal Cord Lesion | #98

Starting with small practices of advocacy at a very young age, Breanna Medcalfe, 21, is setting out on a journey to educate others and be a young voice for people with disability. Already making waves in medical alum by being a Health Consumer Disability Representative Advocate we were very lucky to have this time with her before her stratospheric launch into high profile advocacy! Moving from New Zealand to Australia after having a misdiagnosis. Breanna speaks to the support she’s been shown here in Australia including accessible events, horseback riding and mentoring from a previous ListenABLE favourite Dinesh Palipana. This episode also discusses the importance of a good support worker who in this case is happy to work the night shift in exchange for a good dance floor boogie. Chair users also stick around as Breanna has a trick to keep track of where your friends are when out on the town, and it's more simple then sending a text.  Watch this episode on our YouTube with captions: https://youtu.be/7fZwwK35gC8 Connect With Breanna on LinkedIn Here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breanna-medcalfe-0975b3209 Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/breanna_medcalfe_advocate/ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company https://fromyourpocket.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30:20

EP98 - S1

25 Feb 24

Ross Chaplin (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) | #97

"It makes it much easier jamming a crutch in the front door of a CEO office" - Ross Chaplin At the age of two after being at the hospital at “the wrong place wrong time” Ross Chaplin obtained a "bug" called Guillian-Barré Syndrome leaving him Hemiplegic, no use of his right leg and minimal use of his left arm, and therefore a full and vibrant life on crutches. Ross is a strong advocate for equality, inclusive design, accessibility as well as the language around disability. Creating property solutions that align an organisation’s current and future requirements is crucial to properly leveraging the resources NFPs have on hand. Ross provide strategies to drive that organisations’ services and growth as well as the detailed analysis to support the execution and implementation at the highest level. S ince 2010, Ross have been fortunate enough to work closely with a range of NFPs who turnover over between $30 Million to $500 Million per annum. No matter the size of the organisation, the business model must drive the property strategy, not the reverse. Ross is also a sought after keynote speaker on topics of Resilience as a Person with Disability and Diversity & inclusion. Not only does this episode break down barriers, it busts down the bosses door! Wait for this moment - When Angus stumps everyone with a street sign in NSW he discovered that Dylan Alcott claims “I have never EVER seen before” Watch to the Podcast Episode Here with subtitles: https://youtu.be/RBITPtzmuyE Connect With Ross Chaplin on LinkedIn Here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-chaplin-maicd-lrea-a4bb5669/ Reach Out to Ross Via Email here: [email protected] Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company  https://fromyourpocket.com.au/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ross Chaplin (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) | #97

"It makes it much easier jamming a crutch in the front door of a CEO office" - Ross Chaplin At the age of two after being at the hospital at “the wrong place wrong time” Ross Chaplin obtained a "bug" called Guillian-Barré Syndrome leaving him Hemiplegic, no use of his right leg and minimal use of his left arm, and therefore a full and vibrant life on crutches. Ross is a strong advocate for equality, inclusive design, accessibility as well as the language around disability. Creating property solutions that align an organisation’s current and future requirements is crucial to properly leveraging the resources NFPs have on hand. Ross provide strategies to drive that organisations’ services and growth as well as the detailed analysis to support the execution and implementation at the highest level. S ince 2010, Ross have been fortunate enough to work closely with a range of NFPs who turnover over between $30 Million to $500 Million per annum. No matter the size of the organisation, the business model must drive the property strategy, not the reverse. Ross is also a sought after keynote speaker on topics of Resilience as a Person with Disability and Diversity & inclusion. Not only does this episode break down barriers, it busts down the bosses door! Wait for this moment - When Angus stumps everyone with a street sign in NSW he discovered that Dylan Alcott claims “I have never EVER seen before” Watch to the Podcast Episode Here with subtitles: https://youtu.be/RBITPtzmuyE Connect With Ross Chaplin on LinkedIn Here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-chaplin-maicd-lrea-a4bb5669/ Reach Out to Ross Via Email here: [email protected] Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company  https://fromyourpocket.com.au/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32:17

EP97 - S1

11 Feb 24

Professor Paul Harpur (Blind Academic & Former Paralympian) | #96

"I want opportunities created for the 9% of our student population with disability. That's 1.6 million students in Australia. That's 144,000 students with some form of disability, which is bigger than 3-4 of the big Universities." - Paul Harpur.When Paul Harpur was hit by a train he lost his eyesight. Already feeling that "teenage boys don't wanna stand out for the wrong reason", sport not only became a community for Paul but lead him to representing Australia in Goalball in the Sydney 2000 Paralympics and a world record in Athletics at the Commonwealth games where he ran the "Time of his life". Now working with the Hon. Minister Jason Clare for Education on the University's Accord Reform., Paul's mission stands with helping students with disability not only get equality and access to their education but also to train lecturers, professors, and teachers how to support their students in the classroom by providing the correct resources. Paul is an Professor at the University of Queensland Law School, an Academic Fellow at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, an international distinguished fellow with the Burton Blatt Institute. Watch this episode with captions in 4K Here: https://youtu.be/omcWiZ9swSw Want to Reach out to Paul? Check out his LinkedIn Here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-harpur-44442844/ Want to learn more about Guide Dogs? Listen to our Episode with Rory Douglas Here:https://omny.fm/shows/listenable/podcast-upload-rory-douglas Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company  https://fromyourpocket.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Professor Paul Harpur (Blind Academic & Former Paralympian) | #96

"I want opportunities created for the 9% of our student population with disability. That's 1.6 million students in Australia. That's 144,000 students with some form of disability, which is bigger than 3-4 of the big Universities." - Paul Harpur.When Paul Harpur was hit by a train he lost his eyesight. Already feeling that "teenage boys don't wanna stand out for the wrong reason", sport not only became a community for Paul but lead him to representing Australia in Goalball in the Sydney 2000 Paralympics and a world record in Athletics at the Commonwealth games where he ran the "Time of his life". Now working with the Hon. Minister Jason Clare for Education on the University's Accord Reform., Paul's mission stands with helping students with disability not only get equality and access to their education but also to train lecturers, professors, and teachers how to support their students in the classroom by providing the correct resources. Paul is an Professor at the University of Queensland Law School, an Academic Fellow at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability, an international distinguished fellow with the Burton Blatt Institute. Watch this episode with captions in 4K Here: https://youtu.be/omcWiZ9swSw Want to Reach out to Paul? Check out his LinkedIn Here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-harpur-44442844/ Want to learn more about Guide Dogs? Listen to our Episode with Rory Douglas Here:https://omny.fm/shows/listenable/podcast-upload-rory-douglas Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company  https://fromyourpocket.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:45

EP96 - S1

28 Jan 24

Michaela Broderick (Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 & Lymphedema) | #95

"I spent a lot of my life scared of is it my... mortality? I was scared a lot that I can't do things like everybody else, that I had to go hard or go home, 'die before you're 30 plan'. And then now I'm 28 and I'm like, 'Oh my God, I now need to save and do the big adult things.'" - Michaela Broderick. Welcome back to ListenABLE for 2024 where our first guest Michaela Broderick doesn’t waste time to not only do the things she wants to do but her passionate and simple acts of advocacy that impacts the future of her community. With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 and her arms to be described as ‘decorative’, Michaela’s ‘get ready with me’ involves not only a team of support professionals but the versatile tool that is her mouth that allows her to sew, cut, wrap presents, cook, do her makeup and so much more “boring adult stuff” that brings Michaela joy more than most.Dylan and Angus are also back and Dylan discovers something SHOCKING about Angus’ past. "This is the episode, Big Bombshells. I'm coming in big with 2024" - Angus. Watch this episode with captions in 4K here: https://youtu.be/kE0eVbZzLYw Want to know more about Michaela? Check out her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockinglife_withmj/ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company  https://fromyourpocket.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Michaela Broderick (Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 & Lymphedema) | #95

"I spent a lot of my life scared of is it my... mortality? I was scared a lot that I can't do things like everybody else, that I had to go hard or go home, 'die before you're 30 plan'. And then now I'm 28 and I'm like, 'Oh my God, I now need to save and do the big adult things.'" - Michaela Broderick. Welcome back to ListenABLE for 2024 where our first guest Michaela Broderick doesn’t waste time to not only do the things she wants to do but her passionate and simple acts of advocacy that impacts the future of her community. With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 and her arms to be described as ‘decorative’, Michaela’s ‘get ready with me’ involves not only a team of support professionals but the versatile tool that is her mouth that allows her to sew, cut, wrap presents, cook, do her makeup and so much more “boring adult stuff” that brings Michaela joy more than most.Dylan and Angus are also back and Dylan discovers something SHOCKING about Angus’ past. "This is the episode, Big Bombshells. I'm coming in big with 2024" - Angus. Watch this episode with captions in 4K here: https://youtu.be/kE0eVbZzLYw Want to know more about Michaela? Check out her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockinglife_withmj/ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company  https://fromyourpocket.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:50

EP95 - S1

14 Jan 24

Melanie Dimmitt (Parent to Arlo with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy) | #94

“And I do understand why it is an issue in the disability community. I shouldn't be speaking for people with disability. I need to speak for my son because he's non speaking and I am his advocate, but I I quickly learned the tension that exists here and I'm now a lot more respectful of it” What does it mean to be a voice for someone with disability? Due to Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, seven year old Arlo is nonverbal. Mum Melanie talks to how Arlo communicates with AAC, which makes him the most popular kid in school.  As a journalist herself, she discusses the boundaries that are put in place to support disabled voices in the media without devaluing those who have lived experience. Listen to Mel’s story as she discovers how her "worst nightmare" of having a disabled child, turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. PLUS Dylan and Angus say Thank You for the year and share their goals for 2024! Watch this episode with captions in 4K here: https://youtu.be/hx2iUXwvFgM Want to know more about Mel? Check out the links below: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melanie.dimmitt/NDIS Know-how Podcast: https://hireup.com.au/ndis-know-how/ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company  https://fromyourpocket.com.au/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Melanie Dimmitt (Parent to Arlo with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy) | #94

“And I do understand why it is an issue in the disability community. I shouldn't be speaking for people with disability. I need to speak for my son because he's non speaking and I am his advocate, but I I quickly learned the tension that exists here and I'm now a lot more respectful of it” What does it mean to be a voice for someone with disability? Due to Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, seven year old Arlo is nonverbal. Mum Melanie talks to how Arlo communicates with AAC, which makes him the most popular kid in school.  As a journalist herself, she discusses the boundaries that are put in place to support disabled voices in the media without devaluing those who have lived experience. Listen to Mel’s story as she discovers how her "worst nightmare" of having a disabled child, turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. PLUS Dylan and Angus say Thank You for the year and share their goals for 2024! Watch this episode with captions in 4K here: https://youtu.be/hx2iUXwvFgM Want to know more about Mel? Check out the links below: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melanie.dimmitt/NDIS Know-how Podcast: https://hireup.com.au/ndis-know-how/ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Recorded, edited and produced by Angus' Podcast Company  https://fromyourpocket.com.au/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40:30

EP94 - S1

17 Dec 23

Jade Harrington (Recent Below Knee Amputee) | #93

Believing she had Gastro, 23 year old Jade Harrington was reluctant to go to hospital, but as her symptoms got worse she was directed through to Emergency and placed in an induced coma for 9 days from Septic shock. Jade decided to have her feet amputated below the knee after realising she was watching them slowly "die" in front of her. Jade takes the title of "Newest guest to the disability community" coming on our show & recording just over a month after her amputations. Jade talks about her experience with new disabilities as she is still figuring out what it means to be "disabled", the concerns for her relationships and how she currently views her body as she learns to understand her new self. Jade's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jadeoharringtonJade's TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@jadeoharrington Watch this episode with captions in 4K here: https://youtu.be/vMQKsxGl3lE Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jade Harrington (Recent Below Knee Amputee) | #93

Believing she had Gastro, 23 year old Jade Harrington was reluctant to go to hospital, but as her symptoms got worse she was directed through to Emergency and placed in an induced coma for 9 days from Septic shock. Jade decided to have her feet amputated below the knee after realising she was watching them slowly "die" in front of her. Jade takes the title of "Newest guest to the disability community" coming on our show & recording just over a month after her amputations. Jade talks about her experience with new disabilities as she is still figuring out what it means to be "disabled", the concerns for her relationships and how she currently views her body as she learns to understand her new self. Jade's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jadeoharringtonJade's TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@jadeoharrington Watch this episode with captions in 4K here: https://youtu.be/vMQKsxGl3lE Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:40

EP93 - S1

26 Nov 23

Sarah Rose (Disability Advocate with Dwarfism) | #92

After attending the Sydney 2000 Paralympics there was no turning back for Sarah Rose, she had found her passion in swimming, a place that created an even playing field in a world that didn’t present her with the same opportunities as everyone else. Sarah, who is four foot two, describes how swimming gave her a sense of purpose at a time when she didn't think she should be "proud" of her disability. After 23 years, Sarah has represented her nation both as an athlete and as a current member of the Paralympic Committee for the upcoming 2032 Summer Olympics in Brisbane, where she will be advocating for representation and employment. She is also getting ready to publish her first book and has become a media star on some of the most-watched shows in Australia as well as host a podcast where she interviews some big names. Sarah also opened up to ListenABLE about her personal journey with IVF, choosing to screen for her disability and what it means to be a mum with Dwarfism both emotionally and physically. Sarah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarkaterose/ A Very Rosie Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/a-very-rosie-podcast/id1704548074 Watch this episode with captions in 4K here: https://youtu.be/OFmUxnLNb14 Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sarah Rose (Disability Advocate with Dwarfism) | #92

After attending the Sydney 2000 Paralympics there was no turning back for Sarah Rose, she had found her passion in swimming, a place that created an even playing field in a world that didn’t present her with the same opportunities as everyone else. Sarah, who is four foot two, describes how swimming gave her a sense of purpose at a time when she didn't think she should be "proud" of her disability. After 23 years, Sarah has represented her nation both as an athlete and as a current member of the Paralympic Committee for the upcoming 2032 Summer Olympics in Brisbane, where she will be advocating for representation and employment. She is also getting ready to publish her first book and has become a media star on some of the most-watched shows in Australia as well as host a podcast where she interviews some big names. Sarah also opened up to ListenABLE about her personal journey with IVF, choosing to screen for her disability and what it means to be a mum with Dwarfism both emotionally and physically. Sarah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarkaterose/ A Very Rosie Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/a-very-rosie-podcast/id1704548074 Watch this episode with captions in 4K here: https://youtu.be/OFmUxnLNb14 Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:17

EP92 - S1

12 Nov 23

Alison Connoley (Cerebral Palsy & Transverse Myelitis) | #91

Alison's life changed overnight when she couldn't feel anything from the waist down. After being diagnosed with a 'bad cold', her symptoms became worst, soon discovering she had Transverse Myelitis, 'an inflammatory disease of the Spinal Cord'. With Alison now to become a full time Wheelchair user, it presented an opportunity to reflect on her career as a nurse and broaden her perspective of what support could look like in the in not only the medical community within her own town but within her own family. Her email to ListenABLE: “I would love to share my story on ListenABLE so that others can see that life doesn’t end just because you have a disability and really, life gets better because of it. I am a better wife, mum, friend and employee because of my disability”. Overcoming the previous stigma and representation of what it means to be disabled, Alison speaks about her current road to acceptance of her own disability and how her attitude has created a ripple effect to not only the people she loves most but her own community. Check out Alison's website: My Choice Group: https://mychoicegroup.com.au/ Check out this episode on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/pYMfK5M-o1A Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Alison Connoley (Cerebral Palsy & Transverse Myelitis) | #91

Alison's life changed overnight when she couldn't feel anything from the waist down. After being diagnosed with a 'bad cold', her symptoms became worst, soon discovering she had Transverse Myelitis, 'an inflammatory disease of the Spinal Cord'. With Alison now to become a full time Wheelchair user, it presented an opportunity to reflect on her career as a nurse and broaden her perspective of what support could look like in the in not only the medical community within her own town but within her own family. Her email to ListenABLE: “I would love to share my story on ListenABLE so that others can see that life doesn’t end just because you have a disability and really, life gets better because of it. I am a better wife, mum, friend and employee because of my disability”. Overcoming the previous stigma and representation of what it means to be disabled, Alison speaks about her current road to acceptance of her own disability and how her attitude has created a ripple effect to not only the people she loves most but her own community. Check out Alison's website: My Choice Group: https://mychoicegroup.com.au/ Check out this episode on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/pYMfK5M-o1A Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

26:46

EP91 - S1

29 Oct 23

Mel Harrison (Manual Chair User & Hard of Hearing) | #90

2 in 5 women with disability in Australia have experienced physical/domestic violence after the age of 15. That's 1.2 Million Australian's with disability who don't have the correct resources or support to get the help that they need compared with 1.7 million without. Founder of 'Sitting Low, Reaching High' and disability advocate Mel Harrison helped a service open the first refuge for women in New South Wales in March 2021 to help curb this statistic. Having a Spinal Cord Injury since she was 14 and being diagnosed as Hard of Hearing since she was 25, Mel pushes her limits travelling Australia, as the first Wheelchair User to compete in the 'Shit Box Rally', raising money by driving and camping across the Outback with very limited resources. Wait till you hear about the toilets... or lack of! But how far can Mel really push herself before it comes too much? Listen now to find out  Please note in this episode there is Discussion around Domestic Violence. If you do feel like you need support after this episode, please look at the following resources: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ https://1800respect.org.au/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sittinglowreachinghigh/ Website: https://sittinglowreachinghigh.com/ Check out our podcast on YouTube with captions here: https://youtu.be/8oSF0E_jBec Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mel Harrison (Manual Chair User & Hard of Hearing) | #90

2 in 5 women with disability in Australia have experienced physical/domestic violence after the age of 15. That's 1.2 Million Australian's with disability who don't have the correct resources or support to get the help that they need compared with 1.7 million without. Founder of 'Sitting Low, Reaching High' and disability advocate Mel Harrison helped a service open the first refuge for women in New South Wales in March 2021 to help curb this statistic. Having a Spinal Cord Injury since she was 14 and being diagnosed as Hard of Hearing since she was 25, Mel pushes her limits travelling Australia, as the first Wheelchair User to compete in the 'Shit Box Rally', raising money by driving and camping across the Outback with very limited resources. Wait till you hear about the toilets... or lack of! But how far can Mel really push herself before it comes too much? Listen now to find out  Please note in this episode there is Discussion around Domestic Violence. If you do feel like you need support after this episode, please look at the following resources: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ https://1800respect.org.au/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sittinglowreachinghigh/ Website: https://sittinglowreachinghigh.com/ Check out our podcast on YouTube with captions here: https://youtu.be/8oSF0E_jBec Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32:41

EP90 - S1

15 Oct 23

Jacob Darkin (Father with Spinal Cord Injury) | #89

Jacob Darkin went to impress his girlfriend by doing a front flip. Opening his eyes he realised he would be spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair. This interview catches Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin off guard in a few moments none more so when Jacob revealed the age of his accident.  Join us this week for a fascinating look into the life of an able-bodied father adjusting to life raising a toddler from his chair. Follow Jacobs journey: https://www.instagram.com/jacob.darkin/ Work with him: https://au.linkedin.com/in/jacob-darkin Watch this episode on our YouTube with captions https://youtu.be/V-Y84wKq0uQ Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jacob Darkin (Father with Spinal Cord Injury) | #89

Jacob Darkin went to impress his girlfriend by doing a front flip. Opening his eyes he realised he would be spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair. This interview catches Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin off guard in a few moments none more so when Jacob revealed the age of his accident.  Join us this week for a fascinating look into the life of an able-bodied father adjusting to life raising a toddler from his chair. Follow Jacobs journey: https://www.instagram.com/jacob.darkin/ Work with him: https://au.linkedin.com/in/jacob-darkin Watch this episode on our YouTube with captions https://youtu.be/V-Y84wKq0uQ Check out the new 11 part podcast series about Accessible Tourism: 'Accessed That' https://www.queensland.com/au/en/things-to-do/traveller/accessibility/accessed-that-podcast Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27:36

EP89 - S1

1 Oct 23

Rory Douglas (Total Blindness and Guide Dog User) | #88

Rory Douglas came back from a holiday in QLD with his partner and two teenage boys when a headache on his arrival back home in Melbourne went from an ear infection to Meningitis to collapsing and being found unresponsive. Three weeks later he woke from a coma blind with no perception of light and shade and ten years on joined Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin on the ListenABLE podcast to speak about his life without vision, the assistance of a guide dog and his life and career with disability. A wonderfully spoken and exceptional storyteller Rory's experiences won't be one you will forget anytime soon! Email Rory: [email protected] Watch this episode with captions on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/ri22ZthT1BI Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Chapters 0:00 - 2:32 - Rory Douglas Intro 2:33 - 10:51 - Waking up blind and how he acquired disability 10:52 - 17:41 - Rory's family reactions and bullying of his sons 17:42 - 34:53 - Guide and assistance dogs 34:54 - 37:38 - Bowl of UncomfortableSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rory Douglas (Total Blindness and Guide Dog User) | #88

Rory Douglas came back from a holiday in QLD with his partner and two teenage boys when a headache on his arrival back home in Melbourne went from an ear infection to Meningitis to collapsing and being found unresponsive. Three weeks later he woke from a coma blind with no perception of light and shade and ten years on joined Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin on the ListenABLE podcast to speak about his life without vision, the assistance of a guide dog and his life and career with disability. A wonderfully spoken and exceptional storyteller Rory's experiences won't be one you will forget anytime soon! Email Rory: [email protected] Watch this episode with captions on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/ri22ZthT1BI Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Chapters 0:00 - 2:32 - Rory Douglas Intro 2:33 - 10:51 - Waking up blind and how he acquired disability 10:52 - 17:41 - Rory's family reactions and bullying of his sons 17:42 - 34:53 - Guide and assistance dogs 34:54 - 37:38 - Bowl of UncomfortableSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37:22

EP88 - S1

17 Sep 23

Bridie McKim (Actor with Cerebral Palsy) | #87

You know you're going to have fun when your guests profile on Instagram reads "I'm not drunk, I have cerebral palsy" Bridie McKim walks with a "swag" onto TV sets but walks away from it leaving an incredible body of work and changed perceptions of disability. A NIDA taught actor and advocate Bridie dreams to see disability become the norm on our screens and to even feel the absence of disability like we are starting to see in other minorities. Born a triplet and the only of the three with disability, Bridie discusses the complexity of growing up alongside her able bodied brother and sister and the path she took to pursue a career in the arts. Follow Bride's instagram https://www.instagram.com/bridiemckim/ Hire her for your next Hollywood blockbuster https://www.rgm.com.au/?s=bridie  Watch this interview on YouTube with Captions: https://youtu.be/2suXeCTT-Mo Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Chapters: 0:00 - 02:29 - Introduction to Bridie 02:30 - 07:52 - Growing up a triplet with disability 07:53 - 10:25 - Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable 10:26 - 26:34 - Being an Actor with Disability and navigating TV sets 26:35 - 32:16 - Bowl of UncomfortableSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bridie McKim (Actor with Cerebral Palsy) | #87

You know you're going to have fun when your guests profile on Instagram reads "I'm not drunk, I have cerebral palsy" Bridie McKim walks with a "swag" onto TV sets but walks away from it leaving an incredible body of work and changed perceptions of disability. A NIDA taught actor and advocate Bridie dreams to see disability become the norm on our screens and to even feel the absence of disability like we are starting to see in other minorities. Born a triplet and the only of the three with disability, Bridie discusses the complexity of growing up alongside her able bodied brother and sister and the path she took to pursue a career in the arts. Follow Bride's instagram https://www.instagram.com/bridiemckim/ Hire her for your next Hollywood blockbuster https://www.rgm.com.au/?s=bridie  Watch this interview on YouTube with Captions: https://youtu.be/2suXeCTT-Mo Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch Chapters: 0:00 - 02:29 - Introduction to Bridie 02:30 - 07:52 - Growing up a triplet with disability 07:53 - 10:25 - Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable 10:26 - 26:34 - Being an Actor with Disability and navigating TV sets 26:35 - 32:16 - Bowl of UncomfortableSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32:07

EP87 - S1

3 Sep 23

James Parr (Model & Amputee) | #86

After having his leg amputated due to cancer, James Parr had to first cope with his own internalised ableism before changing the perceptions of his friends and his ever-expanding social communities. This included a recent Instagram post involving being asked to travel to Paris to meet a person with a fetish for amputees. James challenged those who responded to the post "Gross" as they weren't saying the offer was but that someone finding his disability sexy were. When you're not finding him walking the runways around the country or being the face of brands like Calvin Klein you can find James writing disability advocacy pieces for Harpers Bazaar he's found in studio with us - Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin. "Lights, Camera, ACTION" Follow James' instagram https://www.instagram.com/_jamesparr/ Get in contact with him: https://jamesparr.com.au/ https://au.linkedin.com/in/james-parr-0a6095180 Check out this episode on our YouTube (captioned)  https://youtu.be/1N5f3AV7A1U Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

James Parr (Model & Amputee) | #86

After having his leg amputated due to cancer, James Parr had to first cope with his own internalised ableism before changing the perceptions of his friends and his ever-expanding social communities. This included a recent Instagram post involving being asked to travel to Paris to meet a person with a fetish for amputees. James challenged those who responded to the post "Gross" as they weren't saying the offer was but that someone finding his disability sexy were. When you're not finding him walking the runways around the country or being the face of brands like Calvin Klein you can find James writing disability advocacy pieces for Harpers Bazaar he's found in studio with us - Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin. "Lights, Camera, ACTION" Follow James' instagram https://www.instagram.com/_jamesparr/ Get in contact with him: https://jamesparr.com.au/ https://au.linkedin.com/in/james-parr-0a6095180 Check out this episode on our YouTube (captioned)  https://youtu.be/1N5f3AV7A1U Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:36

EP86 - S1

20 Aug 23

ListenABLE Kids - Hosted by Emily Prior | #85

Welcome to our second 'ListenABLE Kids' a space for like minded and aged young adults to have conversations about the lived experience of their disabilities. We started these episodes as a way for Dylan and Angus to exit the conversation and allow natural language and conversation to flow from individuals with similar experiences. How can Dylan and Angus know what it's like to have an iPhone at school when they were playing snake on their Nokia's. Guests: Daniel O'Brien is an international Powerchair Hockey superstar playing in Switzerland for the world Championship in 2022. Daniel has Muscular Dystrophy meaning he uses a Power Wheelchair and can walk for very short distances at a time. Passionate about his sports Powerchair Hockey and Soccer, he talks about how sport breaks down the barriers when it comes to the stigma around disability but also his personal confidence hoping to inspire others to do the same.  Josh Brass is an up and coming tennis star and Entrepreneur. His disability is Sacral Agenesis, in which Josh explains, "it mean’s I have no knee caps and limited movement in my legs". With already a jam packed schedule nothing is holding Josh back from achieve his goals as he believes his disability gives him the power to overcome all obstacles, even if it means rolling your wheelchair down a hill full speed once or twice. Follow Josh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josh_brass/?hl=en Watch this episode captioned on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/NCzCeBJ0uiA Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ListenABLE Kids - Hosted by Emily Prior | #85

Welcome to our second 'ListenABLE Kids' a space for like minded and aged young adults to have conversations about the lived experience of their disabilities. We started these episodes as a way for Dylan and Angus to exit the conversation and allow natural language and conversation to flow from individuals with similar experiences. How can Dylan and Angus know what it's like to have an iPhone at school when they were playing snake on their Nokia's. Guests: Daniel O'Brien is an international Powerchair Hockey superstar playing in Switzerland for the world Championship in 2022. Daniel has Muscular Dystrophy meaning he uses a Power Wheelchair and can walk for very short distances at a time. Passionate about his sports Powerchair Hockey and Soccer, he talks about how sport breaks down the barriers when it comes to the stigma around disability but also his personal confidence hoping to inspire others to do the same.  Josh Brass is an up and coming tennis star and Entrepreneur. His disability is Sacral Agenesis, in which Josh explains, "it mean’s I have no knee caps and limited movement in my legs". With already a jam packed schedule nothing is holding Josh back from achieve his goals as he believes his disability gives him the power to overcome all obstacles, even if it means rolling your wheelchair down a hill full speed once or twice. Follow Josh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josh_brass/?hl=en Watch this episode captioned on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/NCzCeBJ0uiA Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

25:51

EP85 - S1

30 Jul 23

Emily Prior (Host of ListenABLE Kids) | #84

REVEALING OUR NEXT HOST OF ListenABLE Kids! Emily Prior Disability Advocate, Model, Actress and Influencer Emily Prior isn’t wasting any time when it comes to Disability Representation for young Australians. She is using her platform to educate and inform her young audience about her lived experience with Cerebral Palsy. Dylan and Angus have been warned as Emily could be a threat to their jobs... Make sure you're subscribed to hear Emily interview two young adults with disability on the next episode of ListenABLE   Contact and follow Emily here: https://linktr.ee/emilyjprior_ Watch this captioned video on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/wb6bbfac_Jk Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Emily Prior (Host of ListenABLE Kids) | #84

REVEALING OUR NEXT HOST OF ListenABLE Kids! Emily Prior Disability Advocate, Model, Actress and Influencer Emily Prior isn’t wasting any time when it comes to Disability Representation for young Australians. She is using her platform to educate and inform her young audience about her lived experience with Cerebral Palsy. Dylan and Angus have been warned as Emily could be a threat to their jobs... Make sure you're subscribed to hear Emily interview two young adults with disability on the next episode of ListenABLE   Contact and follow Emily here: https://linktr.ee/emilyjprior_ Watch this captioned video on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/wb6bbfac_Jk Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13:00

EP84 - S1

23 Jul 23

Jaycob Campbell AKA 'Gonketa' (Deaf Artist) | #83

"I think we are a long way to the hearing world fully embracing myself and other deaf artists" A picture paints a thousand words but Gonketa’s art pieces share his identity through his first language ‘Auslan' in hopes to excite and inspire his audience to learn to sign. In this episode Jaycob Campbell a.k.a Gonketa (an onomatopoeia of a ball in a spray can) tells his story of identity and inclusion when it comes to the hearing art world and why he is so passionate about the next generation of Deaf artists. Jaycob talks about his initial resistance going into the art world and confrontation of attending a University that made accessibility difficult. Jaycob talks about his personal experience with his Deaf Identity and his connection/exposure to Deaf Culture from a young age. Join us for our conversation with Jaycob as he teaches us secrets of the Deaf community including how to avoid being arrested by the police. Follow Jaycob's instagram https://www.instagram.com/gonketa_/?hl=en Get in contact with him: [email protected] Check out his art and story on his website: https://www.gonketa.com/ Watch this video with captions and AUSLAN https://youtu.be/awBf5leogFQ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jaycob Campbell AKA 'Gonketa' (Deaf Artist) | #83

"I think we are a long way to the hearing world fully embracing myself and other deaf artists" A picture paints a thousand words but Gonketa’s art pieces share his identity through his first language ‘Auslan' in hopes to excite and inspire his audience to learn to sign. In this episode Jaycob Campbell a.k.a Gonketa (an onomatopoeia of a ball in a spray can) tells his story of identity and inclusion when it comes to the hearing art world and why he is so passionate about the next generation of Deaf artists. Jaycob talks about his initial resistance going into the art world and confrontation of attending a University that made accessibility difficult. Jaycob talks about his personal experience with his Deaf Identity and his connection/exposure to Deaf Culture from a young age. Join us for our conversation with Jaycob as he teaches us secrets of the Deaf community including how to avoid being arrested by the police. Follow Jaycob's instagram https://www.instagram.com/gonketa_/?hl=en Get in contact with him: [email protected] Check out his art and story on his website: https://www.gonketa.com/ Watch this video with captions and AUSLAN https://youtu.be/awBf5leogFQ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24:51

EP83 - S1

9 Jul 23

Emma Booth (Para-Equestrian) | #82

Is this the most expensive sport?? At a young age Emma Booth was lucky enough to win free horse riding lessons for a year and never looked back, putting her heart and soul into the sport. In 2013 on the way back from a competition Emma's car was hit by a truck on the Melba Highway which caused spinal injury and would change the trajectory of her life but also lead to her representing her country. Emma embarked on a new goal of becoming a Paralympian in time for the 2016 Rio Games travelling all over the world to find the perfect horse, Emma’s long journey of finding the perfect 4 legged partner resulted in a trip ten minutes down the dirt road at home. Today on track for the Paris 2024 Games, Emma shares the highs and lows participating in the sport not only physically but mentally, the criticism of her sport on social media and the financial investment of her chosen career. Find Emma here: https://www.instagram.com/emmabooth_paraequestrian/?hl=en Watch this fully captioned episode here: https://youtu.be/S72bGQS3soc Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Emma Booth (Para-Equestrian) | #82

Is this the most expensive sport?? At a young age Emma Booth was lucky enough to win free horse riding lessons for a year and never looked back, putting her heart and soul into the sport. In 2013 on the way back from a competition Emma's car was hit by a truck on the Melba Highway which caused spinal injury and would change the trajectory of her life but also lead to her representing her country. Emma embarked on a new goal of becoming a Paralympian in time for the 2016 Rio Games travelling all over the world to find the perfect horse, Emma’s long journey of finding the perfect 4 legged partner resulted in a trip ten minutes down the dirt road at home. Today on track for the Paris 2024 Games, Emma shares the highs and lows participating in the sport not only physically but mentally, the criticism of her sport on social media and the financial investment of her chosen career. Find Emma here: https://www.instagram.com/emmabooth_paraequestrian/?hl=en Watch this fully captioned episode here: https://youtu.be/S72bGQS3soc Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:12

EP82 - S1

12 Jun 23

Nikki Hind (Australia’s First Legally Blind Fashion Designer) | #81

How do you design clothes when you're visually impaired? Is what you "see" conveyed to the customer?  Nikki Hind has made it her mission to change what fashion represents all over the world by creating a conversation through fabrics. Having a stroke during her first pregnancy, Nikki lost majority of her eyesight and on this episode of ListenABLE discusses taking on a career that traditionally relies on visual aesthetic and a vision for minuet perfection. Her goal remains of achieving success as a "good designer" without the tokenistic narrative that can be easily placed on disability "not just a good blind designer". Get an insight into the future of fashion through Nikki’s eyes and watch her break down the barriers of 'prestige' in an elite society by making fashion not just accessible to people with disability but accessible to every body. Find Nikki here: Website: https://www.blindgrit.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikki_hind/ Check out this video on YouTube fully captioned: https://youtu.be/ZVqKecpPFGU Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nikki Hind (Australia’s First Legally Blind Fashion Designer) | #81

How do you design clothes when you're visually impaired? Is what you "see" conveyed to the customer?  Nikki Hind has made it her mission to change what fashion represents all over the world by creating a conversation through fabrics. Having a stroke during her first pregnancy, Nikki lost majority of her eyesight and on this episode of ListenABLE discusses taking on a career that traditionally relies on visual aesthetic and a vision for minuet perfection. Her goal remains of achieving success as a "good designer" without the tokenistic narrative that can be easily placed on disability "not just a good blind designer". Get an insight into the future of fashion through Nikki’s eyes and watch her break down the barriers of 'prestige' in an elite society by making fashion not just accessible to people with disability but accessible to every body. Find Nikki here: Website: https://www.blindgrit.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikki_hind/ Check out this video on YouTube fully captioned: https://youtu.be/ZVqKecpPFGU Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37:51

EP81 - S1

28 May 23

Brad Smeele - (Quadriplegic Wakeboarder and Author) | #80

Brad Smeele wrote 500,000 words for his book 'Owning It' USING HIS MOUTH AND A STYLUS! If that isn't a story worth telling then we don't know what is! 9 years after his accident on the water Brad stands 6ft 2 inches, this joke will make sense in the episode, tall today after learning to love himself for who he is. Make sure you stick around to see the AI generated image of Brad after he gives us a very boastful description of how he physically describes himself today. Brad's socials: https://www.instagram.com/bradsmeele/?hl=en Book Brad to speak at your events: https://essentialtalent.co.nz/talent/brad-smeele Buy his book "Owning It" https://www.booktopia.com.au/owning-it-brad-smeele/book/9781988547275.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpPKiBhDvARIsACn-gzBkNgcwvsWmWYq-NusOeaEwu_0_j8C29TePyrkxQThqebMimmEnJdkaAmuHEALw_wcB Read a 5min water safety information that could save yours or someone else life! https://royallifesavingwa.com.au/your-community/your-safety/first-aid/suspected-spinal-injury-in-water Check out this video on YouTube fully captioned: https://youtu.be/pusJaAAw_PE Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Brad Smeele - (Quadriplegic Wakeboarder and Author) | #80

Brad Smeele wrote 500,000 words for his book 'Owning It' USING HIS MOUTH AND A STYLUS! If that isn't a story worth telling then we don't know what is! 9 years after his accident on the water Brad stands 6ft 2 inches, this joke will make sense in the episode, tall today after learning to love himself for who he is. Make sure you stick around to see the AI generated image of Brad after he gives us a very boastful description of how he physically describes himself today. Brad's socials: https://www.instagram.com/bradsmeele/?hl=en Book Brad to speak at your events: https://essentialtalent.co.nz/talent/brad-smeele Buy his book "Owning It" https://www.booktopia.com.au/owning-it-brad-smeele/book/9781988547275.html?source=pla&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpPKiBhDvARIsACn-gzBkNgcwvsWmWYq-NusOeaEwu_0_j8C29TePyrkxQThqebMimmEnJdkaAmuHEALw_wcB Read a 5min water safety information that could save yours or someone else life! https://royallifesavingwa.com.au/your-community/your-safety/first-aid/suspected-spinal-injury-in-water Check out this video on YouTube fully captioned: https://youtu.be/pusJaAAw_PE Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:02

EP80 - S1

14 May 23

Dean Clifford - (Epidermolysis bullosa aka Butterfly Skin Disease) | #79

Dean Clifford has defied the odds and overcome numerous challenges to become one of the world's best weightlifters. Dean was born with epidermolysis bullosa, a rare genetic condition that causes his skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. Despite this, Dean has managed to double his life expectancy and has become an inspiration to many and a wonder to the medical community. He talks about the challenges he has faced growing up with skin difference, including being unable to play many sports due to the fragility of his skin. Dean's story is one of resilience, determination, and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. He talks about his journey and how he has managed to achieve so much despite his condition. Dean socials: https://www.instagram.com/itsdeanclifford/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-clifford-4820ab32?originalSubdomain=au Check out this video on YouTube fully captioned: https://youtu.be/jHbxfLarcAU Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dean Clifford - (Epidermolysis bullosa aka Butterfly Skin Disease) | #79

Dean Clifford has defied the odds and overcome numerous challenges to become one of the world's best weightlifters. Dean was born with epidermolysis bullosa, a rare genetic condition that causes his skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. Despite this, Dean has managed to double his life expectancy and has become an inspiration to many and a wonder to the medical community. He talks about the challenges he has faced growing up with skin difference, including being unable to play many sports due to the fragility of his skin. Dean's story is one of resilience, determination, and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. He talks about his journey and how he has managed to achieve so much despite his condition. Dean socials: https://www.instagram.com/itsdeanclifford/?hl=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-clifford-4820ab32?originalSubdomain=au Check out this video on YouTube fully captioned: https://youtu.be/jHbxfLarcAU Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27:25

EP79 - S1

23 Apr 23

Barney Koneferenisi - (Amputee and Entrepreneur) | #78

Rushed to hospital as a child Barney Koneferenisi's parents were told doctors had to immediately amputate his limbs to save his life, not even having time to have an anaesthetist put him under. "I left the room fully intact and when I came back I literally only had a stump and a couple of fingers". After 100 different surgeries and a decade of being in and out of hospital he sat down with Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin to talk about life as a Pacific Island disabled person and the cultural implications of being made to feel a "burden or a curse" to his family, the hilarious call he received to become a Tokyo Paralympian and how being left on the side of the road was the inspiration behind his new Start Up 'Safe Rides'. Kia Ora What? You want to watch this episode fully captioned? https://youtu.be/hNcwXaA9cTU Barney's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsbaaarneey/ Safe Rides Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safe_rides_nz/?hl=en Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Barney Koneferenisi - (Amputee and Entrepreneur) | #78

Rushed to hospital as a child Barney Koneferenisi's parents were told doctors had to immediately amputate his limbs to save his life, not even having time to have an anaesthetist put him under. "I left the room fully intact and when I came back I literally only had a stump and a couple of fingers". After 100 different surgeries and a decade of being in and out of hospital he sat down with Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin to talk about life as a Pacific Island disabled person and the cultural implications of being made to feel a "burden or a curse" to his family, the hilarious call he received to become a Tokyo Paralympian and how being left on the side of the road was the inspiration behind his new Start Up 'Safe Rides'. Kia Ora What? You want to watch this episode fully captioned? https://youtu.be/hNcwXaA9cTU Barney's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsbaaarneey/ Safe Rides Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/safe_rides_nz/?hl=en Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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9 Apr 23

Christina Vithoulkas - (Paralysed Drift Car Driver ) | #77

Christina Vithoulkas' life changed dramatically when she was involved in a serious motorbike accident in 2017. The accident left her with a spinal cord injury and unable to walk. Well she technically broke her back TWICE but we will get to that! In this episode, Christina shares her story of resilience and recovery. She talks about the challenges she faced in the aftermath of her accident, including the emotional toll of adjusting to life with disability while also watching her identical twin live an able-bodied one. But she wouldn't take back the day at the track and in fact would do it the exact same way as she shares the triumphs and joys of rediscovering herself and finding new passions and opportunities. Join us in this enthralling conversation with Christina, as she shares her story of strength and determination, a message of hope and possibility plus an unfiltered look into life behind the bedroom door. What? You want to watch this episode fully captioned? Sure https://youtu.be/hLusMDfUAJ8 Christina's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christina_vithoulkas/?hl=en Check out Dylan's new company and our sponsor 'The Field' https://www.thefield.jobs/Register/JobSeekerRegistration?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=ListenAbleMarch23&utm_id=ListenAblePodcast  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Christina Vithoulkas - (Paralysed Drift Car Driver ) | #77

Christina Vithoulkas' life changed dramatically when she was involved in a serious motorbike accident in 2017. The accident left her with a spinal cord injury and unable to walk. Well she technically broke her back TWICE but we will get to that! In this episode, Christina shares her story of resilience and recovery. She talks about the challenges she faced in the aftermath of her accident, including the emotional toll of adjusting to life with disability while also watching her identical twin live an able-bodied one. But she wouldn't take back the day at the track and in fact would do it the exact same way as she shares the triumphs and joys of rediscovering herself and finding new passions and opportunities. Join us in this enthralling conversation with Christina, as she shares her story of strength and determination, a message of hope and possibility plus an unfiltered look into life behind the bedroom door. What? You want to watch this episode fully captioned? Sure https://youtu.be/hLusMDfUAJ8 Christina's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christina_vithoulkas/?hl=en Check out Dylan's new company and our sponsor 'The Field' https://www.thefield.jobs/Register/JobSeekerRegistration?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=ListenAbleMarch23&utm_id=ListenAblePodcast  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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26 Mar 23

Chloe Hayden - (Heartbreak High Actor and Autistic) | #76

"Ironically by pretending to be someone else I was able to feel more like myself" Chloe Hayden is what happens when talent meets accessibility. The star of the #1 Netflix programme in the world, "Heartbreak High," portraying Quinni, a neurodiverse character, shone both in her representation and support of performers with disabilities portraying those with disabilities. She explains being her own worst enemy, growing up an outcast of a society not willing to accept a young person who didn't fit it's tiny box and being mobbed in the streets. In this episode we talk: Growing up in a small community without disability representation Chloe's world after her diagnosis of Autism and ADHD Being 'Selectively Mute' Acting and Heartbreak High (obvs) Accessibility on TV & Movie sets Finding love online and planning her wedding Why she HATES fancy food Grab her Book 'Different Not Less' on her website here: https://www.chloehayden.com.au/ Chloe's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chloeshayden/ Check out Dylan's new company and our sponsor 'The Field' https://www.thefield.jobs/Register/JobSeekerRegistration?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=ListenAbleMarch23&utm_id=ListenAblePodcast Check out our YouTube Channel where this episode is captioned: https://youtu.be/eBVAV1YDsxw Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4b9RoU8Um1Tn57t2dL6NNW Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chloe Hayden - (Heartbreak High Actor and Autistic) | #76

"Ironically by pretending to be someone else I was able to feel more like myself" Chloe Hayden is what happens when talent meets accessibility. The star of the #1 Netflix programme in the world, "Heartbreak High," portraying Quinni, a neurodiverse character, shone both in her representation and support of performers with disabilities portraying those with disabilities. She explains being her own worst enemy, growing up an outcast of a society not willing to accept a young person who didn't fit it's tiny box and being mobbed in the streets. In this episode we talk: Growing up in a small community without disability representation Chloe's world after her diagnosis of Autism and ADHD Being 'Selectively Mute' Acting and Heartbreak High (obvs) Accessibility on TV & Movie sets Finding love online and planning her wedding Why she HATES fancy food Grab her Book 'Different Not Less' on her website here: https://www.chloehayden.com.au/ Chloe's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chloeshayden/ Check out Dylan's new company and our sponsor 'The Field' https://www.thefield.jobs/Register/JobSeekerRegistration?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=ListenAbleMarch23&utm_id=ListenAblePodcast Check out our YouTube Channel where this episode is captioned: https://youtu.be/eBVAV1YDsxw Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4b9RoU8Um1Tn57t2dL6NNW Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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12 Mar 23

Debra Keenahan - (Artist and Mother with Dwarfism) | #75

"Do I regret being me? No Do I wish and want things to be different in society? Yes!" - D.K Dylan Alcott thought growing up in the 90's with disability was tough he can't even IMAGINE what the 60's was like! Debra Keenahan was the only child of her family born with achondroplasia, the most common cause of dwarfism, and in this episode we talk about her decision to become a mother and the challenges the medical community presented on her path to parenthood while giving birth to a daughter with the same diagnosis as her. Plus Angus gets VERY uncomfortable when bringing his own question out of 'The Bowl' at the end of the episode! Follow Debra on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/debrakeenahan/ Debra's Website: https://debrakeenahan.com.au/ Watch this interview fully captioned on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/SSLi3c0Jmxw Check out our new ListenABLE Podcast Partner The Field Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Debra Keenahan - (Artist and Mother with Dwarfism) | #75

"Do I regret being me? No Do I wish and want things to be different in society? Yes!" - D.K Dylan Alcott thought growing up in the 90's with disability was tough he can't even IMAGINE what the 60's was like! Debra Keenahan was the only child of her family born with achondroplasia, the most common cause of dwarfism, and in this episode we talk about her decision to become a mother and the challenges the medical community presented on her path to parenthood while giving birth to a daughter with the same diagnosis as her. Plus Angus gets VERY uncomfortable when bringing his own question out of 'The Bowl' at the end of the episode! Follow Debra on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/debrakeenahan/ Debra's Website: https://debrakeenahan.com.au/ Watch this interview fully captioned on our YouTube: https://youtu.be/SSLi3c0Jmxw Check out our new ListenABLE Podcast Partner The Field Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenable_podcast/ Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46:32

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26 Feb 23

Hannah Diviney - (Actor with Cerebral Palsy) | #74

Imagine sending a tweet from your phone and watching the whole world react! It read: "Hey @lizzo - My disability Cerebral Palsy is literally classified as Spastic Diplegia (where spasticity refers to unending painful tightness in my legs) your new song makes me pretty angry + sad. ‘Spaz’ doesn’t mean freaked out or crazy. It’s an ableist slur. It’s 2022. Do better." What happens next changed the music heard around the globe. It wasn't just Lizzo who changed her tune, literally, Beyoncé felt the wrath of this incredible disability activist and she's just getting started! Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Follow Hannah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahthewildflower/?hl=en Watch Latecomers on SBS On Demand: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/tv-series/latecomers Check out Hannah's incredible website: https://www.missingperspectives.com/ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenablE_podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket: https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hannah Diviney - (Actor with Cerebral Palsy) | #74

Imagine sending a tweet from your phone and watching the whole world react! It read: "Hey @lizzo - My disability Cerebral Palsy is literally classified as Spastic Diplegia (where spasticity refers to unending painful tightness in my legs) your new song makes me pretty angry + sad. ‘Spaz’ doesn’t mean freaked out or crazy. It’s an ableist slur. It’s 2022. Do better." What happens next changed the music heard around the globe. It wasn't just Lizzo who changed her tune, literally, Beyoncé felt the wrath of this incredible disability activist and she's just getting started! Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Follow Hannah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahthewildflower/?hl=en Watch Latecomers on SBS On Demand: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/tv-series/latecomers Check out Hannah's incredible website: https://www.missingperspectives.com/ Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast https://www.instagram.com/listenablE_podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket: https://fromyourpocket.com.au/work/listenable/merch    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:58

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12 Feb 23

Brittany Long - (Wheelchair user and Music Festival Photographer) | #73

Brittany Long has a medical condition that baffles doctors, psychologists and even herself! Still undiagnosed 4 years on from a virus that left her mute and unable to feed herself, she walked onto our podcast stage to tell her story to the bewilderment of the crowd as she then sat in her wheelchair. She now travels the country taking photographs of her favourite artists but will never forget the time one act called her "a f***ing miracle".   This podcast was recorded at Beyond The Valley music festival on 29th December, 2022.  Follow Britt on Instagram  Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Brittany Long - (Wheelchair user and Music Festival Photographer) | #73

Brittany Long has a medical condition that baffles doctors, psychologists and even herself! Still undiagnosed 4 years on from a virus that left her mute and unable to feed herself, she walked onto our podcast stage to tell her story to the bewilderment of the crowd as she then sat in her wheelchair. She now travels the country taking photographs of her favourite artists but will never forget the time one act called her "a f***ing miracle".   This podcast was recorded at Beyond The Valley music festival on 29th December, 2022.  Follow Britt on Instagram  Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24:38

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22 Jan 23

Lenny Redrose - (Paraplegic and recovering drug addict) | #72

Lenny Redrose would like to be known as "The Smiling Cripple," but it does not mean that he wants you to refer to other people with disability in the same way. An ex-addict turned Army soldier seeking sobriety in October 2016 Lenny walked into surgery for back surgery and came out the other side with spinal cord damage from the chest down.  This story is one of redemption, and when it comes to his journey so far "I wouldn't change it". Lenny is currently sober, engaged to his beautiful fiancée, and dominating various sports at an elite level. Follow Lenny on Instagram  Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lenny Redrose - (Paraplegic and recovering drug addict) | #72

Lenny Redrose would like to be known as "The Smiling Cripple," but it does not mean that he wants you to refer to other people with disability in the same way. An ex-addict turned Army soldier seeking sobriety in October 2016 Lenny walked into surgery for back surgery and came out the other side with spinal cord damage from the chest down.  This story is one of redemption, and when it comes to his journey so far "I wouldn't change it". Lenny is currently sober, engaged to his beautiful fiancée, and dominating various sports at an elite level. Follow Lenny on Instagram  Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29:20

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4 Dec 22

Drisana Levitzke-Gray - (Deaf activist and native signer of Auslan) | #70

Zoom has a 'Speaker' setting which records the person 'talking' during your conversation. Drisana Levitzke-Gray was speaking using Auslan however the end file never showed her demonstrating her use of language and instead focused on her interpreter. That was our mistake. 2 years later we get to right that wrong and showcase our former Young Australian Of The Year award winner sharing her lived experience as a fifth generation proud deaf advocate. Book Drisana for keynotes, motivational speaking, Auslan and Accessibility Consultant plus much more here: www.drisanalg.com Follow Drisana on Twitter here  Want to learn more about 'Deaf Gain' watch the visual podcast explanation here: Deaf Gain: the benefits of being Deaf Watch this interview captioned and in full on our Youtube page here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Drisana Levitzke-Gray - (Deaf activist and native signer of Auslan) | #70

Zoom has a 'Speaker' setting which records the person 'talking' during your conversation. Drisana Levitzke-Gray was speaking using Auslan however the end file never showed her demonstrating her use of language and instead focused on her interpreter. That was our mistake. 2 years later we get to right that wrong and showcase our former Young Australian Of The Year award winner sharing her lived experience as a fifth generation proud deaf advocate. Book Drisana for keynotes, motivational speaking, Auslan and Accessibility Consultant plus much more here: www.drisanalg.com Follow Drisana on Twitter here  Want to learn more about 'Deaf Gain' watch the visual podcast explanation here: Deaf Gain: the benefits of being Deaf Watch this interview captioned and in full on our Youtube page here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32:25

EP71 - S1

20 Nov 22

Tim Ferguson - (TV Host with Multiple Sclerosis) | #70

Every Tuesday night, millions of people watched as comedian and TV host Tim Ferguson ran up and down the stairs among the crowd of "Don't Forget Your Toothbrush," with no one ever suspecting that he was hiding a disability. Tim was told he had a condition before the show began, but he chose not to disclose it for fear of hurting his chances of landing the hosting gig. "If you look at old tapes, you can tell my eyes are fairly visibly crossed," Tim said. We discuss leaving television, making jokes about disability, and Dylan shares the moment he first saw Tim walking down the street and the friend's remark that set a path to ultimately Dylan becoming the advocate his is today. Check out Tim's artistry and Instagram page here Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tim Ferguson - (TV Host with Multiple Sclerosis) | #70

Every Tuesday night, millions of people watched as comedian and TV host Tim Ferguson ran up and down the stairs among the crowd of "Don't Forget Your Toothbrush," with no one ever suspecting that he was hiding a disability. Tim was told he had a condition before the show began, but he chose not to disclose it for fear of hurting his chances of landing the hosting gig. "If you look at old tapes, you can tell my eyes are fairly visibly crossed," Tim said. We discuss leaving television, making jokes about disability, and Dylan shares the moment he first saw Tim walking down the street and the friend's remark that set a path to ultimately Dylan becoming the advocate his is today. Check out Tim's artistry and Instagram page here Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29:32

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6 Nov 22

Bianca Bassett - (Amputee and Author) | #69

Bianca Bassett is a rarity - one of twelve in the world in fact! Diagnosed with an extremely rare blood disease Bianca had regular transfusions all the way into adulthood where an infection that caused the loss of her leg also created a mysterious side effect. This story is about parenting through grief, the power of community and the perseverance in finding employment. Find Bianca's book, social links and how to get in contact at: www.biancabassett.com.au Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bianca Bassett - (Amputee and Author) | #69

Bianca Bassett is a rarity - one of twelve in the world in fact! Diagnosed with an extremely rare blood disease Bianca had regular transfusions all the way into adulthood where an infection that caused the loss of her leg also created a mysterious side effect. This story is about parenting through grief, the power of community and the perseverance in finding employment. Find Bianca's book, social links and how to get in contact at: www.biancabassett.com.au Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27:48

EP69 - S1

23 Oct 22

Jimmy Jan - (Paraplegic TikTok SUPERSTAR) | #68

"It took me 28 years to want to do that, it's impressive!" - Dylan Alcott Just over a year after his skiing accident, Jimmy Jan is not only at ease speaking on our podcast about disability stories, but he has also amassed his own social media audience of more than 700,000 people who are interested in his new life as a paraplegic. In this podcast we discuss the one story he's yet to share online, the societal influence of TikTok especially on young creators, and how he summoned the bravery to go back to the accident site less than a year after it happened. Jimmy Jan Socials: Instagram and TikTok Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Check out the Working Women's Centre Merch Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jimmy Jan - (Paraplegic TikTok SUPERSTAR) | #68

"It took me 28 years to want to do that, it's impressive!" - Dylan Alcott Just over a year after his skiing accident, Jimmy Jan is not only at ease speaking on our podcast about disability stories, but he has also amassed his own social media audience of more than 700,000 people who are interested in his new life as a paraplegic. In this podcast we discuss the one story he's yet to share online, the societal influence of TikTok especially on young creators, and how he summoned the bravery to go back to the accident site less than a year after it happened. Jimmy Jan Socials: Instagram and TikTok Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Check out the Working Women's Centre Merch Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:39

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9 Oct 22

Alex The Astronaut - (Musician with Autism) | #67

"I think there's a disconnect with humanity in the stories of sexuality or disability"  Why did Alex The Astronaut make music their full-time job if strobe lights and loud music can be autistic triggers? After turning to cognitive therapy, sleep psychologists and a misdiagnosis of anxiety, Alex describes the moment when a diagnosis they received later in life provided all the answers they had been seeking their entire lives. We also ask why do radio hosts and interviewers hesitate to bring up sexuality yet are comfortable bringing up disabilities? Angus, a former radio announcer, acknowledges that he would have erred in the same way. Alex The Astronaut - Youtube  - Apple Music   - Spotify   - Website  Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Alex The Astronaut - (Musician with Autism) | #67

"I think there's a disconnect with humanity in the stories of sexuality or disability"  Why did Alex The Astronaut make music their full-time job if strobe lights and loud music can be autistic triggers? After turning to cognitive therapy, sleep psychologists and a misdiagnosis of anxiety, Alex describes the moment when a diagnosis they received later in life provided all the answers they had been seeking their entire lives. We also ask why do radio hosts and interviewers hesitate to bring up sexuality yet are comfortable bringing up disabilities? Angus, a former radio announcer, acknowledges that he would have erred in the same way. Alex The Astronaut - Youtube  - Apple Music   - Spotify   - Website  Watch this interview captioned and in full here  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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25 Sep 22

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  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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  Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP66 - S1

4 Sep 22

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 PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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 PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:30

EP65 - S1

21 Aug 22

Tim McCallum (Opera Singer with C4 Spinal Cord Injury) | #64

Tim McCallum and his classmates celebrated his acceptance into Western Australia's esteemed "Academy of Performing Arts" (WAAPA) by jumping into the ocean at Scarborough Beach head first. The next thing Tim remembers is that the hands in front of him were motionless and not reaching out to save him, they were his own. A world class singer Tim has since taken to the stage on TV's 'The Voice' being teamed with Ricky Martin and sang the national anthem at the AFL Grand Final in front of an audience of millions. Stay around till the end for a very special performance! Follow Tim's instagram here Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tim McCallum (Opera Singer with C4 Spinal Cord Injury) | #64

Tim McCallum and his classmates celebrated his acceptance into Western Australia's esteemed "Academy of Performing Arts" (WAAPA) by jumping into the ocean at Scarborough Beach head first. The next thing Tim remembers is that the hands in front of him were motionless and not reaching out to save him, they were his own. A world class singer Tim has since taken to the stage on TV's 'The Voice' being teamed with Ricky Martin and sang the national anthem at the AFL Grand Final in front of an audience of millions. Stay around till the end for a very special performance! Follow Tim's instagram here Join the 10,000+ legends on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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7 Aug 22

DJ Hookie (Quad amputee from Meningococcal) | #63

One of the top DJs in Australia is armless! Tom Nash, aka DJ Hookie, lost all of his limbs due to meningococcal disease 20 years ago and claims that living as a "pirate" since has required throwing yourself into the deep end. Choosing legitimate hooks for prosthetic hands Hookie has welcomed children's inquisitiveness, shunned support networks, and carved himself an unique path in the music industry—even relearning the guitar. With humour and humility, this episode illustrates what the world has to offer anyone who's willing to put their hooks up! Follow: @DjHookie and check out www.tomnash.com DJ Hookies Ted Talk Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

DJ Hookie (Quad amputee from Meningococcal) | #63

One of the top DJs in Australia is armless! Tom Nash, aka DJ Hookie, lost all of his limbs due to meningococcal disease 20 years ago and claims that living as a "pirate" since has required throwing yourself into the deep end. Choosing legitimate hooks for prosthetic hands Hookie has welcomed children's inquisitiveness, shunned support networks, and carved himself an unique path in the music industry—even relearning the guitar. With humour and humility, this episode illustrates what the world has to offer anyone who's willing to put their hooks up! Follow: @DjHookie and check out www.tomnash.com DJ Hookies Ted Talk Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41:34

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24 Jul 22

Rhiannon Tracey (Incomplete Quadriplegic after accident in Bali) | #62

When someone says they were injured in Bali you immediately think... scooter! For Rhiannon Tracey that's not the case but what happened to her could happen to any of us, minus the earthquake while in hospital that's just mean. We talk losing friends, gaining perspective and how her new outlook on life is changing the lives of others in similar circumstances. Website: Rhiannon Tracey Her business: The Next Step Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rhiannon Tracey (Incomplete Quadriplegic after accident in Bali) | #62

When someone says they were injured in Bali you immediately think... scooter! For Rhiannon Tracey that's not the case but what happened to her could happen to any of us, minus the earthquake while in hospital that's just mean. We talk losing friends, gaining perspective and how her new outlook on life is changing the lives of others in similar circumstances. Website: Rhiannon Tracey Her business: The Next Step Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29:09

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10 Jul 22

Steffan Nero (World Record Holding Blind Cricket Player) | #61

Talk about an overachiever! Steffan Nero is in his third year studying criminal law, Guiness World Record holder and opening batsman for the Australian Blind Cricket Team. How do you play blind cricket? How does he spectate blind cricket? What sound does the ball make? You'll be an expert after pressing play on this episode of ListenABLE  Click here for the video or Steffan's world recording breaking innings  Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Steffan Nero (World Record Holding Blind Cricket Player) | #61

Talk about an overachiever! Steffan Nero is in his third year studying criminal law, Guiness World Record holder and opening batsman for the Australian Blind Cricket Team. How do you play blind cricket? How does he spectate blind cricket? What sound does the ball make? You'll be an expert after pressing play on this episode of ListenABLE  Click here for the video or Steffan's world recording breaking innings  Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29:05

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26 Jun 22

Seb Steel (Amputee after recent work accident) | #60

They say you shouldn't meet your heroes and for once it's Angus copping the praise from 19 year-old Seb Steel from South Australia who laced up his footy boots alongside Angus a few years ago. Seb was involved in a forklift accident at his fathers business that saw him only 6 weeks before recording this interview decide to amputate his leg for a "better quality of life". This interview is raw, fresh and also talks about mental health and suicide at the 33 minute mark. Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention ... call 13 11 14 To follow his story check out his instagram @Seb_Steel Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Seb Steel (Amputee after recent work accident) | #60

They say you shouldn't meet your heroes and for once it's Angus copping the praise from 19 year-old Seb Steel from South Australia who laced up his footy boots alongside Angus a few years ago. Seb was involved in a forklift accident at his fathers business that saw him only 6 weeks before recording this interview decide to amputate his leg for a "better quality of life". This interview is raw, fresh and also talks about mental health and suicide at the 33 minute mark. Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention ... call 13 11 14 To follow his story check out his instagram @Seb_Steel Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37:31

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12 Jun 22

Jude Antony (T12 Paraplegic Bodybuilder) | #59

We love an episode that completely catches us unaware and Jude's story of becoming a Paraplegic in the Sri Lankan civil war was just that! Talking about accessibility and cultural differences between Australia and his home country show's we truly do live in a 'lucky country' and his mindset towards living a healthy, active life is inspirational. Did we also mention he broke his back AGAIN when hit by a car while crossing the road?!?! To continue to follow Jude's story his instagram is @Judeland_27 ListenABLE guests with Tourettes: Jade O'Connell  Ryan Stevens Victorian Wheelchair Football League Facebook Group Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jude Antony (T12 Paraplegic Bodybuilder) | #59

We love an episode that completely catches us unaware and Jude's story of becoming a Paraplegic in the Sri Lankan civil war was just that! Talking about accessibility and cultural differences between Australia and his home country show's we truly do live in a 'lucky country' and his mindset towards living a healthy, active life is inspirational. Did we also mention he broke his back AGAIN when hit by a car while crossing the road?!?! To continue to follow Jude's story his instagram is @Judeland_27 ListenABLE guests with Tourettes: Jade O'Connell  Ryan Stevens Victorian Wheelchair Football League Facebook Group Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:32

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29 May 22

Nick McAllister (Autistic) | #58

As you'll quickly learn from this episode Nick doesn't need anyone else to do his introductions so he wrote his own: "I spent forty years of my life knowing something was different. I spent many times blaming myself, thinking it was ‘my fault’ or that I was doing something wrong. Getting that diagnosis had changed my life completely. It felt like a fog had finally been lifted. Everything from there on started to ‘make sense’. I’m now at the age of 46 and I am still finding my feet as a newbie within the Autism community. I’m learning more and more about what it means to be Autistic and I feel extremely blessed that I can now utilise all of the fantastic supports out there for people living on the Spectrum." From early days camouflaging his disability on the school grounds to his terror at being involved in a Fire Alarm test this episode is a joyous and educational look behind the eyes of an Autistic Person Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube  Twitter: @AutisticNickAU Website: www.autisticnick.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nick McAllister (Autistic) | #58

As you'll quickly learn from this episode Nick doesn't need anyone else to do his introductions so he wrote his own: "I spent forty years of my life knowing something was different. I spent many times blaming myself, thinking it was ‘my fault’ or that I was doing something wrong. Getting that diagnosis had changed my life completely. It felt like a fog had finally been lifted. Everything from there on started to ‘make sense’. I’m now at the age of 46 and I am still finding my feet as a newbie within the Autism community. I’m learning more and more about what it means to be Autistic and I feel extremely blessed that I can now utilise all of the fantastic supports out there for people living on the Spectrum." From early days camouflaging his disability on the school grounds to his terror at being involved in a Fire Alarm test this episode is a joyous and educational look behind the eyes of an Autistic Person Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube  Twitter: @AutisticNickAU Website: www.autisticnick.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37:33

EP58 - S1

15 May 22

Elle Steele (Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita AMC) | #57

I’m Elle. Business Success Coach, Paralympian & Intuitive Healer. But Elle is so much more than that. A teacher, community builder, a business woman, a sister, a friend and an all around good human. Did we also mention she's psychic? Dylan and Angus agree to leave their bias at the door as the welcome Elle to the podcast and get a psychic intuitive reading each. Why did Dylan enjoy his results and Angus was left changing his diet?  Press PLAY on this episode of ListenABLE  Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Elle Steele (Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita AMC) | #57

I’m Elle. Business Success Coach, Paralympian & Intuitive Healer. But Elle is so much more than that. A teacher, community builder, a business woman, a sister, a friend and an all around good human. Did we also mention she's psychic? Dylan and Angus agree to leave their bias at the door as the welcome Elle to the podcast and get a psychic intuitive reading each. Why did Dylan enjoy his results and Angus was left changing his diet?  Press PLAY on this episode of ListenABLE  Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37:30

EP57 - S1

1 May 22

Aaron King (Able-Bodied father of twins - one with disability) | #56

Aaron King identifies as Able-Bodied however after his twins were born he started to realize differences in the progression of his daughter Aria. 4 years on he still admits to not knowing what to expect of a child with disability whether it be education, discipline, medical decisions they made on her behalf, sharing attention amongst his 3 kids equally or even her thoughts on him speaking on about her in this podcast. Maybe in 14 years Aria might join us on the show to tell her side of the story. Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aaron King (Able-Bodied father of twins - one with disability) | #56

Aaron King identifies as Able-Bodied however after his twins were born he started to realize differences in the progression of his daughter Aria. 4 years on he still admits to not knowing what to expect of a child with disability whether it be education, discipline, medical decisions they made on her behalf, sharing attention amongst his 3 kids equally or even her thoughts on him speaking on about her in this podcast. Maybe in 14 years Aria might join us on the show to tell her side of the story. Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30:22

EP56 - S1

17 Apr 22

Joel Sardi (Disabled veteran who went viral on social media) | #55

Joel Sardi made a one-minute video on Facebook to tell his small audience about his experience with discrimination at a local restaurant. When he woke up it had been shared and viewed by millions! In this episode of ListenABLE, Joel recounts the whole incident, and we call the restaurant again to see whether they'd learnt anything from the experience. What happened when they picked up the phone? To find out, simply press the 'PLAY' button! Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Joel Sardi (Disabled veteran who went viral on social media) | #55

Joel Sardi made a one-minute video on Facebook to tell his small audience about his experience with discrimination at a local restaurant. When he woke up it had been shared and viewed by millions! In this episode of ListenABLE, Joel recounts the whole incident, and we call the restaurant again to see whether they'd learnt anything from the experience. What happened when they picked up the phone? To find out, simply press the 'PLAY' button! Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:03

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3 Apr 22

Lauren Parker (Paralympian injured in road cycle accident) | #54

This episode will crush your heart only to put it back together again! Lauren Parker hasn't accepted her disability; in fact, she despises it and would give anything to return to her previous life with a fresh perspective. Having been a professional triathlete for most of her life Lauren was on pace to become a World Champion when a freak accident put her on new wheels, this time more permanent. What's it mean to become a Paralympian? What's the drive to succeed beyond Tokyo 2020? Lauren is one to watch and for the next 30mins one to hear as well! Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lauren Parker (Paralympian injured in road cycle accident) | #54

This episode will crush your heart only to put it back together again! Lauren Parker hasn't accepted her disability; in fact, she despises it and would give anything to return to her previous life with a fresh perspective. Having been a professional triathlete for most of her life Lauren was on pace to become a World Champion when a freak accident put her on new wheels, this time more permanent. What's it mean to become a Paralympian? What's the drive to succeed beyond Tokyo 2020? Lauren is one to watch and for the next 30mins one to hear as well! Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:10

EP54 - S1

20 Mar 22

Eliza Hull (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease) | #53

Love the ListenABLE theme music? Then you appreciate one of the many talents of Eliza Hull! The mother, musician, disability advocate and now author extraordinaire blessed us with her presence on this episode to talk about her experience as raising children while having disability. The ableism she faced from medical professionals and what other parents can do to raise their kids with knowledge around inclusion. It's also the most provocative 'Bowl Of Uncomfortable' question yet! Buy your copy of 'We've Got This'  Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Eliza Hull (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease) | #53

Love the ListenABLE theme music? Then you appreciate one of the many talents of Eliza Hull! The mother, musician, disability advocate and now author extraordinaire blessed us with her presence on this episode to talk about her experience as raising children while having disability. The ableism she faced from medical professionals and what other parents can do to raise their kids with knowledge around inclusion. It's also the most provocative 'Bowl Of Uncomfortable' question yet! Buy your copy of 'We've Got This'  Grab our first merch release at our website From Your Pocket Follow us on Instagram: @ListenABLE_ Podcast Watch this full interview with captions on our Youtube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40:53

EP53 - S1

6 Mar 22

Noah Callan (Nonverbal & Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegia) | #52

"Although I'm nonverbal I have plenty to say"  We knew we were in for a treat the instant Noah Callan answered our first question and he seemed pretty happy with it himself. He describes himself as "funny, smart, and an all-round good bloke" despite his parents' belief that he speaks too much s***. How do you board a 150kg wheelchair or even travel? How does he get out of bed in the morning? How can you exploit Morgan Freeman for millions of dollars? All explained in this episode of ListenABLE. Sign Noah's petition here: Change.org Buy your ListenABLE merch here: From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Noah Callan (Nonverbal & Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegia) | #52

"Although I'm nonverbal I have plenty to say"  We knew we were in for a treat the instant Noah Callan answered our first question and he seemed pretty happy with it himself. He describes himself as "funny, smart, and an all-round good bloke" despite his parents' belief that he speaks too much s***. How do you board a 150kg wheelchair or even travel? How does he get out of bed in the morning? How can you exploit Morgan Freeman for millions of dollars? All explained in this episode of ListenABLE. Sign Noah's petition here: Change.org Buy your ListenABLE merch here: From Your PocketSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:25

EP52 - S1

20 Feb 22

Dylan Alcott (Australian Of The Year) | #51 -

We thought it would be interesting to see how our host Dylan Alcott's life has changed in the last 24 months, two years after our first interview. We also have first hand accounts from him on what it was like to win 'Australian of the Year' and what the Prime Minister gave Dylan that the cameras missed.      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dylan Alcott (Australian Of The Year) | #51 -

We thought it would be interesting to see how our host Dylan Alcott's life has changed in the last 24 months, two years after our first interview. We also have first hand accounts from him on what it was like to win 'Australian of the Year' and what the Prime Minister gave Dylan that the cameras missed.      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:00

EP51 - S1

6 Feb 22

Chris Blowes (Shark Attack Amputee) | #50

Chris Blowes should not have survived the great white shark attack in 2015 that took his leg. He lost so much blood that he was in cardiac arrest by the time he got to hospital, and stayed in a coma for the next 10 days. In this chat with Angus O’Loughlin and Dylan Alcott he tells the harrowing story of the attack, the power of friendship and his miraculous survival, plus his later battle with the SA government to keep the shark tooth that almost took his life. You don’t want to miss our final episode of 2021, it is an absolute ripper!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chris Blowes (Shark Attack Amputee) | #50

Chris Blowes should not have survived the great white shark attack in 2015 that took his leg. He lost so much blood that he was in cardiac arrest by the time he got to hospital, and stayed in a coma for the next 10 days. In this chat with Angus O’Loughlin and Dylan Alcott he tells the harrowing story of the attack, the power of friendship and his miraculous survival, plus his later battle with the SA government to keep the shark tooth that almost took his life. You don’t want to miss our final episode of 2021, it is an absolute ripper!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:20

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12 Dec 21

Tayla Clement (The Girl Who Can't Smile) | #49

This episode contains discussions about mental illness and suicide. Please listen with care, and if you’re struggling call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Despite her bubbly personality, Tayla Clement can’t smile. She was born with an incredibly rare condition called Moebius syndrome, that gave her facial paralysis and club feet. Tayla has overcome severe bullying and depression to achieve amazing things, including becoming world number 1 in her classification for shot-put. She tells Dylan and Angus why she describes her disability as ‘free botox’, why she decided to walk away from sport, and how she developed the confidence to show off her version of a smile every day on her popular Instagram account. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tayla Clement (The Girl Who Can't Smile) | #49

This episode contains discussions about mental illness and suicide. Please listen with care, and if you’re struggling call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Despite her bubbly personality, Tayla Clement can’t smile. She was born with an incredibly rare condition called Moebius syndrome, that gave her facial paralysis and club feet. Tayla has overcome severe bullying and depression to achieve amazing things, including becoming world number 1 in her classification for shot-put. She tells Dylan and Angus why she describes her disability as ‘free botox’, why she decided to walk away from sport, and how she developed the confidence to show off her version of a smile every day on her popular Instagram account. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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28 Nov 21

Anja Christoffersen (VACTERL) | #48

Imagine living with a disability so rare no one has heard of it. Anja Christoffersen was born with VACTERL Association, an acronym that stands for vertebral, anal, cardiac, tracheal, oesophageal, renal and limb. It’s a collection of birth defects that have caused Anja to have over 35 surgeries and 150 hospital admissions in her life, including emergency surgery on her food and air pipes, bowel and bladder when she was only an infant. In this eye opening chat Anja explains what it’s like being a young woman with bowel incontinence, why she was determined to break into the exclusive world of modelling, plus she gives Angus an important lesson on the female anatomy, much to Dylan’s amusement.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Anja Christoffersen (VACTERL) | #48

Imagine living with a disability so rare no one has heard of it. Anja Christoffersen was born with VACTERL Association, an acronym that stands for vertebral, anal, cardiac, tracheal, oesophageal, renal and limb. It’s a collection of birth defects that have caused Anja to have over 35 surgeries and 150 hospital admissions in her life, including emergency surgery on her food and air pipes, bowel and bladder when she was only an infant. In this eye opening chat Anja explains what it’s like being a young woman with bowel incontinence, why she was determined to break into the exclusive world of modelling, plus she gives Angus an important lesson on the female anatomy, much to Dylan’s amusement.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:05

EP48 - S1

14 Nov 21

Nathan Basha and Matt O'Neil (Down Syndrome) | #47

In this episode we have not one, but TWO amazing guests with Down syndrome. First up is Nathan Basha whose parents were given three choices when he was born - they could ‘institutionalise’ him, adopt him out or take him home. Thankfully they chose to take him home, and Nathan has flourished into an articulate young man passionate about teaching others how great living with Down syndrome can be. Next up is Matt O’Neil, who chats to Dylan and Angus about his love of hip hop dancing and working out at the gym, what his ideal first date looks like, and why it’s important to give people with Down syndrome employment opportunities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nathan Basha and Matt O'Neil (Down Syndrome) | #47

In this episode we have not one, but TWO amazing guests with Down syndrome. First up is Nathan Basha whose parents were given three choices when he was born - they could ‘institutionalise’ him, adopt him out or take him home. Thankfully they chose to take him home, and Nathan has flourished into an articulate young man passionate about teaching others how great living with Down syndrome can be. Next up is Matt O’Neil, who chats to Dylan and Angus about his love of hip hop dancing and working out at the gym, what his ideal first date looks like, and why it’s important to give people with Down syndrome employment opportunities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31:57

EP47 - S1

31 Oct 21

Alex Noble (Quadriplegia from Football accident) | #46

Alex Noble became a quadriplegic at just 16 when he was badly injured in a rugby tackle. Before the accident he was a rising sports star, training with the Under-17 NSW Rugby Sevens youth selection squad and fighting for a NRL future. Now Alex fights to regain small amounts of movement in his arms and legs. But if you ask him which version of himself he likes better, his answer might surprise you.  Instagram @IFightYouFightSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Alex Noble (Quadriplegia from Football accident) | #46

Alex Noble became a quadriplegic at just 16 when he was badly injured in a rugby tackle. Before the accident he was a rising sports star, training with the Under-17 NSW Rugby Sevens youth selection squad and fighting for a NRL future. Now Alex fights to regain small amounts of movement in his arms and legs. But if you ask him which version of himself he likes better, his answer might surprise you.  Instagram @IFightYouFightSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:04

EP46 - S1

17 Oct 21

Lauren McDonough (Attempt on her own life) | #45

This episode contains discussions about mental illness, PTSD, suicidal thoughts and a suicide attempt. Please listen with care, and if you’re struggling call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Bilateral below-knee amputee Lauren McDonough is learning to love herself and her body, but it hasn’t been easy. She’s struggled with treatment-resistant depression and PTSD since she was a teenager, and in May 2017 Lauren lost both her legs below the knee in a suicide attempt. Through her physical and mental recovery Lauren has learnt so much about herself and she’s now passionate about helping others struggling with mental health. We can’t thank Lauren enough for the bravery in telling her story, and the struggles she’s overcome, and we hope this conversation is helpful to anyone in our community struggling with similar issues. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lauren McDonough (Attempt on her own life) | #45

This episode contains discussions about mental illness, PTSD, suicidal thoughts and a suicide attempt. Please listen with care, and if you’re struggling call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Bilateral below-knee amputee Lauren McDonough is learning to love herself and her body, but it hasn’t been easy. She’s struggled with treatment-resistant depression and PTSD since she was a teenager, and in May 2017 Lauren lost both her legs below the knee in a suicide attempt. Through her physical and mental recovery Lauren has learnt so much about herself and she’s now passionate about helping others struggling with mental health. We can’t thank Lauren enough for the bravery in telling her story, and the struggles she’s overcome, and we hope this conversation is helpful to anyone in our community struggling with similar issues. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29:15

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3 Oct 21

Nathan Borg (Deaf with Cochlear Implant) | #44

When Nathan Borg became frustrated with the lack of characters on television who accurately portrayed his disability, he called Channel 10 and suggested a completely new character. Nathan, who is deaf and uses a cochlear implant, now plays Curtis on 'Neighbours,' Australia's longest-running soap opera. Nathan tells Dylan and Angus about being warned to give up acting when he was younger, how he can regulate what and how he hears with a high-tech app, and how the three create a master scheme to cheat on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire using Nathan's cochlear implant.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nathan Borg (Deaf with Cochlear Implant) | #44

When Nathan Borg became frustrated with the lack of characters on television who accurately portrayed his disability, he called Channel 10 and suggested a completely new character. Nathan, who is deaf and uses a cochlear implant, now plays Curtis on 'Neighbours,' Australia's longest-running soap opera. Nathan tells Dylan and Angus about being warned to give up acting when he was younger, how he can regulate what and how he hears with a high-tech app, and how the three create a master scheme to cheat on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire using Nathan's cochlear implant.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:04

EP44 - S1

19 Sep 21

Jaryd Clifford (Vision Impaired Paralympic World Record Holder) | #43

Vision-impaired runner Jaryd Clifford boarded the plane home from the Tokyo Paralympics with not one, not two, but three medals around his neck, including silver in the 5000 metres and the marathon. Jaryd ran so hard he collapsed after two of his races, and made headlines when he made a teary post-run shout out to his Dad, who passed away earlier this year. Angus and Dylan were lucky enough to sit down with Jarryd a week before Tokyo to chat about why he took up running as a kid, what it’s like running with a guide and why winning a Paralympic medal is just as good as winning an Olympic one. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jaryd Clifford (Vision Impaired Paralympic World Record Holder) | #43

Vision-impaired runner Jaryd Clifford boarded the plane home from the Tokyo Paralympics with not one, not two, but three medals around his neck, including silver in the 5000 metres and the marathon. Jaryd ran so hard he collapsed after two of his races, and made headlines when he made a teary post-run shout out to his Dad, who passed away earlier this year. Angus and Dylan were lucky enough to sit down with Jarryd a week before Tokyo to chat about why he took up running as a kid, what it’s like running with a guide and why winning a Paralympic medal is just as good as winning an Olympic one. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:26

EP43 - S1

8 Sep 21

Madison De Rozario (Australian Paralympic athlete and wheelchair racer) | #42

Wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario has won every kind of Paralympic medal except for gold, but she’ll be fighting to change that at the Tokyo games. She first took the international track circuits by storm when she won silver at the 2008 Beijing games at just 14 years old, before moving from sprinting to distance and soon winning the 2018 London Marathon. In this chat she tells Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin why she has to win medals to pay her Sydney rent, what it was like having a Barbie made in her image, and why she isn't defined by her disability. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Madison De Rozario (Australian Paralympic athlete and wheelchair racer) | #42

Wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario has won every kind of Paralympic medal except for gold, but she’ll be fighting to change that at the Tokyo games. She first took the international track circuits by storm when she won silver at the 2008 Beijing games at just 14 years old, before moving from sprinting to distance and soon winning the 2018 London Marathon. In this chat she tells Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin why she has to win medals to pay her Sydney rent, what it was like having a Barbie made in her image, and why she isn't defined by her disability. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP42 - S1

22 Aug 21

Jaimen Hudson (Quadriplegic Aerial photographer) | #41

Before his accident at 17, Jaimen Hudson’s greatest love in life was diving and surfing in the ocean. But when he became a quadriplegic in a dirt bike crash in 2008, he thought he’d never be able to go in the water again. Years later in a chance meeting Jaimen was introduced to drone photography and videography and since has taken beautiful images of the ocean and its animals from above seen by hundreds of millions of people. But he still dreamed of one day going in the water again, and in this chat Jaimen tells us about his audacious attempt to do just that, despite being unable to swim.  You can find out more about his story in the documentary Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea. Instagram: @jaimenhudson  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jaimen Hudson (Quadriplegic Aerial photographer) | #41

Before his accident at 17, Jaimen Hudson’s greatest love in life was diving and surfing in the ocean. But when he became a quadriplegic in a dirt bike crash in 2008, he thought he’d never be able to go in the water again. Years later in a chance meeting Jaimen was introduced to drone photography and videography and since has taken beautiful images of the ocean and its animals from above seen by hundreds of millions of people. But he still dreamed of one day going in the water again, and in this chat Jaimen tells us about his audacious attempt to do just that, despite being unable to swim.  You can find out more about his story in the documentary Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea. Instagram: @jaimenhudson  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:41

EP41 - S1

8 Aug 21

Abigail Vidler (Upper Limb Deficiency) | #40

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.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Abigail Vidler (Upper Limb Deficiency) | #40

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.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45:33

EP40 - S1

25 Jul 21

RJ Mitte (Walter White Jnr in Breaking Bad) | #39

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. Instagram: rjmitteSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RJ Mitte (Walter White Jnr in Breaking Bad) | #39

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. Instagram: rjmitteSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41:40

EP39 - S1

11 Jul 21

Mandy McCracken (Quadruple Amputee to Sepsis) | #38

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: @InspireMandySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mandy McCracken (Quadruple Amputee to Sepsis) | #38

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: @InspireMandySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:40

EP38 - S1

27 Jun 21

Beth O'Brien (Diastrophic Dysplasia Dwarfism) | #37

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Beth O'Brien (Diastrophic Dysplasia Dwarfism) | #37

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:52

EP37 - S1

13 Jun 21

Michael and Kassandra (Love on the Spectrum) | #36

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.  Michael's instagram: mr_a_plus_michael Kassandra's instagram: glutenfreejellyfish_cosplaySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Michael and Kassandra (Love on the Spectrum) | #36

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.  Michael's instagram: mr_a_plus_michael Kassandra's instagram: glutenfreejellyfish_cosplaySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37:31

EP36 - S1

30 May 21

10 Cent Tom (Recycle King with Intellectual Impairment) | #35

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. Instagram: 10ctomSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10 Cent Tom (Recycle King with Intellectual Impairment) | #35

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. Instagram: 10ctomSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP35 - S1

16 May 21

Ashlee Dolby (Friedreich's ataxia) | #34

When Ashlee Dolby was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia, her specialist told her the only thing worse would be a brain tumour diagnosis. But she hasn't let the rare neurological condition hold her back. Ashlee also answers all your questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, bringing her extensive knowledge both as a funding recipient and from working with NDIS clients.  Instagram: ashdolbySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ashlee Dolby (Friedreich's ataxia) | #34

When Ashlee Dolby was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia, her specialist told her the only thing worse would be a brain tumour diagnosis. But she hasn't let the rare neurological condition hold her back. Ashlee also answers all your questions about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, bringing her extensive knowledge both as a funding recipient and from working with NDIS clients.  Instagram: ashdolbySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:40

EP34 - S1

2 May 21

Jess Quinn (Rotationplasty) | #33

How did Jessica Quinn go from losing her leg at 9-years-old to becoming an international model and disability advocate? In this candid episode Jess takes Dylan and Angus behind the scenes of life as a model with a disability, and why she's focusing less on walking the runway and more on learning to run.  Instagram: jessicaemilyquinn  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jess Quinn (Rotationplasty) | #33

How did Jessica Quinn go from losing her leg at 9-years-old to becoming an international model and disability advocate? In this candid episode Jess takes Dylan and Angus behind the scenes of life as a model with a disability, and why she's focusing less on walking the runway and more on learning to run.  Instagram: jessicaemilyquinn  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP33 - S1

18 Apr 21

Rhiannon Anderson (Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy) | #32

Imagine learning you’re only expected to live another six years… and you’re just 12 years old. Welcome to the life of Rhiannon Anderson. She has Ullrich Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that usually leaves people wheelchair bound by their twenties. 22-year-old Rhiannon has other plans, including her first five-kilometre walk. We’re following in her footsteps…except for Dylan obviously. Instagram: livingabledblogSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rhiannon Anderson (Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy) | #32

Imagine learning you’re only expected to live another six years… and you’re just 12 years old. Welcome to the life of Rhiannon Anderson. She has Ullrich Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that usually leaves people wheelchair bound by their twenties. 22-year-old Rhiannon has other plans, including her first five-kilometre walk. We’re following in her footsteps…except for Dylan obviously. Instagram: livingabledblogSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40:09

EP32 - S1

4 Apr 21

Spencer West (Amputee after being born with sacral agenesis) | #31

“The first three questions I get asked: What happened to your legs? Do you drive a car? How do you go to the bathroom?” Imagine not being asked your name first before getting asked if you had a penis! Welcome to the world of Spencer West and we are just glad to be a part of it. Spencer is an American motivational speaker and disability advocate who became an amputee after being born with sacral agenesis. Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk about overcoming adversity and how Spencer uses social media to advocate for the disability justice movement and the LGBT community. Instagram: spencer2thewestSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Spencer West (Amputee after being born with sacral agenesis) | #31

“The first three questions I get asked: What happened to your legs? Do you drive a car? How do you go to the bathroom?” Imagine not being asked your name first before getting asked if you had a penis! Welcome to the world of Spencer West and we are just glad to be a part of it. Spencer is an American motivational speaker and disability advocate who became an amputee after being born with sacral agenesis. Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk about overcoming adversity and how Spencer uses social media to advocate for the disability justice movement and the LGBT community. Instagram: spencer2thewestSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46:46

EP31 - S1

21 Mar 21

Nas Campanella (Blind Triple J newsreader) | #30

When you listen to the radio, watch the TV or even listen to certain podcasts everyday you’ll hear the term “newsreader”. You would think a prerequisite would be the ability to 'see' the news you're reading? And for many years Nas Campanella, who lost her vision as a child, did just that but in her own unique way. She “read” by listening. You may know Nas from her time at Triple J and with the help of incredible tech support she was the first in the world to “read" the News by relaying her scripts through an automated speech reader all while panelling the studio, timing her news to the second and occasionally dealing with tech issues while live to air. This episode Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin ask about her new role as the ABC’s National Disability Affairs Reporter and they test out her news-reading technique themselves, which goes exactly how you think it would...  Nas will make you think twice about how you can be a “Newsreader Instagram: nascampanellaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nas Campanella (Blind Triple J newsreader) | #30

When you listen to the radio, watch the TV or even listen to certain podcasts everyday you’ll hear the term “newsreader”. You would think a prerequisite would be the ability to 'see' the news you're reading? And for many years Nas Campanella, who lost her vision as a child, did just that but in her own unique way. She “read” by listening. You may know Nas from her time at Triple J and with the help of incredible tech support she was the first in the world to “read" the News by relaying her scripts through an automated speech reader all while panelling the studio, timing her news to the second and occasionally dealing with tech issues while live to air. This episode Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin ask about her new role as the ABC’s National Disability Affairs Reporter and they test out her news-reading technique themselves, which goes exactly how you think it would...  Nas will make you think twice about how you can be a “Newsreader Instagram: nascampanellaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53:18

EP30 - S1

7 Mar 21

Em Carey ('The girl who fell from the sky') | #29

This episode Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk to Em Carey aka ’The Girl That Fell From The Sky’ here’s a tiny piece of her story with disability:"Isn’t it crazy how life is one thing and then in a single moment it becomes something entirely different. That’s how it happened for me anyway. Here I was, Emma, the girl who loves to run and travel the world and whose biggest worry is what I was having for dinner that night, and then in an instant… everything is changed. A freak skydiving accident is what did it for me. I was falling to what I presumed would be my death but instead I landed to the realisation that I was completely paralysed from the waist down."How can she have the same diagnosis as Dylan but live two completely different physical lives? It’s all explained in this episode of ListenABLE Instagram: em_careySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Em Carey ('The girl who fell from the sky') | #29

This episode Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk to Em Carey aka ’The Girl That Fell From The Sky’ here’s a tiny piece of her story with disability:"Isn’t it crazy how life is one thing and then in a single moment it becomes something entirely different. That’s how it happened for me anyway. Here I was, Emma, the girl who loves to run and travel the world and whose biggest worry is what I was having for dinner that night, and then in an instant… everything is changed. A freak skydiving accident is what did it for me. I was falling to what I presumed would be my death but instead I landed to the realisation that I was completely paralysed from the waist down."How can she have the same diagnosis as Dylan but live two completely different physical lives? It’s all explained in this episode of ListenABLE Instagram: em_careySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53:30

EP29 - S1

21 Feb 21

Heath Davidson (Paralympic Gold Medal Wheelchair Tennis Player) | #28

Heath Davidson is the current ranked #6 Quad Wheelchair Tennis player in the world, he’s also Dylan Alcott’s tennis doubles partner and best mate. Together they have travelled the world competing and have a Paralympic Gold Medal to their names but this success didn't come so easy. Heath left the sport and wasn’t seen by Dylan for 8 years. From the age of 14 Heath live alone, comforted by drugs and alcohol, neglecting the family and friends who would one day fill the seats in the arenas he competed in. What was the moment that turned his life around? Enjoy the latest episode ahead of Heaths next attempt at tennis glory at the Australian Open 2021 We also touch on the controversy surrounding the new movie "Music", by Sia, and the fact she had a neuro-typical person play someone atypical. Sia speaks with Sarah Wilson in her new podcast Wild, available at LiSTNRaustralia.com.au or wherever you get your podcasts. Instagram: heathdavidson13See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Heath Davidson (Paralympic Gold Medal Wheelchair Tennis Player) | #28

Heath Davidson is the current ranked #6 Quad Wheelchair Tennis player in the world, he’s also Dylan Alcott’s tennis doubles partner and best mate. Together they have travelled the world competing and have a Paralympic Gold Medal to their names but this success didn't come so easy. Heath left the sport and wasn’t seen by Dylan for 8 years. From the age of 14 Heath live alone, comforted by drugs and alcohol, neglecting the family and friends who would one day fill the seats in the arenas he competed in. What was the moment that turned his life around? Enjoy the latest episode ahead of Heaths next attempt at tennis glory at the Australian Open 2021 We also touch on the controversy surrounding the new movie "Music", by Sia, and the fact she had a neuro-typical person play someone atypical. Sia speaks with Sarah Wilson in her new podcast Wild, available at LiSTNRaustralia.com.au or wherever you get your podcasts. Instagram: heathdavidson13See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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EP28 - S1

7 Feb 21

Sam Willoughby (BMX Olympian and Tetraplegic) | #27

On the 9th of September 2016, Sam Willoughby was an able-bodied Olympic Silver medallist at the top of his BMX game. On the 10th of September 2016, he was being airlifted to a hospital for emergency surgery to repair the damage to his spinal cord after an accident on the track he had ridden a million times. Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk to Sam about his life pre and post-accident and discover the story of Sam meeting the person who would change his life forever in the most unexpected of places. From never breaking a bone, to never walking again, Sam’s story is one still being written and we feel very lucky to be a small part of it.  Instagram: swilloughby91_See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sam Willoughby (BMX Olympian and Tetraplegic) | #27

On the 9th of September 2016, Sam Willoughby was an able-bodied Olympic Silver medallist at the top of his BMX game. On the 10th of September 2016, he was being airlifted to a hospital for emergency surgery to repair the damage to his spinal cord after an accident on the track he had ridden a million times. Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk to Sam about his life pre and post-accident and discover the story of Sam meeting the person who would change his life forever in the most unexpected of places. From never breaking a bone, to never walking again, Sam’s story is one still being written and we feel very lucky to be a small part of it.  Instagram: swilloughby91_See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50:33

EP27 - S1

24 Jan 21

Davina Knight (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) | #26

Imagine growing up where a simple hug can break your back, where a handshake can leave you in a cast and where your dream of being a nurse is squashed because of your physical limitations. Davina Knight has not only overcome all these obstacles but pursued a life beyond her disability. She chats with hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin about what's its like to become a mother to a child with a disability and how she’s worked in the space she always dreamed of. Her incredibly positive outcome will leave you with a huge smile on your face, just not as big as the one she wears when describing her daughter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Davina Knight (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) | #26

Imagine growing up where a simple hug can break your back, where a handshake can leave you in a cast and where your dream of being a nurse is squashed because of your physical limitations. Davina Knight has not only overcome all these obstacles but pursued a life beyond her disability. She chats with hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin about what's its like to become a mother to a child with a disability and how she’s worked in the space she always dreamed of. Her incredibly positive outcome will leave you with a huge smile on your face, just not as big as the one she wears when describing her daughter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:39

EP26 - S1

10 Jan 21

Simon Darcy (C4 Spinal Cord Injury Surfing Accident) | #25

Get your notes ready, this episode isn’t just a ‘school of thought’, but a whole EDUCATION on disability. This week’s guest on ListenABLE with Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin is Simon Darcy; a Professor at the UTS Business School & University of Technology Sydney. A surfing accident in the 80’s left Simon with a high-level spinal cord injury and with the physical change to his body a career path was discovered that didn’t stop his ambitious attitude to educate and inspire. Simon is the co-author of: "Benchmark Games: Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games; Accessible Tourism: Concepts and Issues" & "Best Practice in Accessible Tourism: Inclusion, Disability, Ageing Population and Tourism; and Managing the Paralympics". This is what a podcast sounds like when you’ve had 30 years in the seat, literally! Twitter: @simon_darcySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Simon Darcy (C4 Spinal Cord Injury Surfing Accident) | #25

Get your notes ready, this episode isn’t just a ‘school of thought’, but a whole EDUCATION on disability. This week’s guest on ListenABLE with Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin is Simon Darcy; a Professor at the UTS Business School & University of Technology Sydney. A surfing accident in the 80’s left Simon with a high-level spinal cord injury and with the physical change to his body a career path was discovered that didn’t stop his ambitious attitude to educate and inspire. Simon is the co-author of: "Benchmark Games: Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games; Accessible Tourism: Concepts and Issues" & "Best Practice in Accessible Tourism: Inclusion, Disability, Ageing Population and Tourism; and Managing the Paralympics". This is what a podcast sounds like when you’ve had 30 years in the seat, literally! Twitter: @simon_darcySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:51

EP25 - S1

6 Dec 20

Jade O’Connell (Tourettes) | #24

When Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin read the headline: “Airline rejects passenger with Tourette’s from flight” - we immediately knew we had to talk to the person involved, and find out what happened, and how they felt about their disability making headlines around the world. Who we discovered was the hilarious and authentic Jade O’Connell, a young woman with a social media following of millions! Jade has embraced her disability, and shares her life with Tourette's in a glass half full, inclusive and hilarious way! She may not physically be able to fly at the moment due to a current legal issue, but that won’t stop her star soaring to new heights. Disclaimer: This episode gives Jade her authentic voice and isn’t censored so some people may find some of the language a little too colourful for their taste.  Instagram: jade.oconnellSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jade O’Connell (Tourettes) | #24

When Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin read the headline: “Airline rejects passenger with Tourette’s from flight” - we immediately knew we had to talk to the person involved, and find out what happened, and how they felt about their disability making headlines around the world. Who we discovered was the hilarious and authentic Jade O’Connell, a young woman with a social media following of millions! Jade has embraced her disability, and shares her life with Tourette's in a glass half full, inclusive and hilarious way! She may not physically be able to fly at the moment due to a current legal issue, but that won’t stop her star soaring to new heights. Disclaimer: This episode gives Jade her authentic voice and isn’t censored so some people may find some of the language a little too colourful for their taste.  Instagram: jade.oconnellSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31:38

EP24 - S1

22 Nov 20

Jess Van Zeil (Ocular Cancer resulting in the removal of eye) | #23

At 21, Jess Van Zeil felt invincible. From Bungee Jumping to SCUBA diving in South Africa, Jess was fulfilling her dreams as a mad adventurer; her future crammed with plans as a loving daughter, passionate sportswomen and student.  Then Jess was diagnosed with Conjunctival Ocular Melanoma; a very rare and aggressive form of cancer.  She was told “We’re going to have to take the eye.”  It seemed unthinkable, but the alternative was death in five years.  This week on ListenABLE with Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin Jess takes us through her story of losing her eye which was only the beginning of the unforgiving emotional and physical battles Jess would face.  Defying all odds, Jess emerged having discovered the simple yet incredibly powerful principles that not only guided her through the fear, loneliness and anger that threatened to overwhelm her, but revolutionised her mindset to became powerfully positive and ridiculously resilient.  Listen now to how she did it on her own terms—and with the most dazzling collection of eye-patches in the world!  Instagram: jessvanzeilSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jess Van Zeil (Ocular Cancer resulting in the removal of eye) | #23

At 21, Jess Van Zeil felt invincible. From Bungee Jumping to SCUBA diving in South Africa, Jess was fulfilling her dreams as a mad adventurer; her future crammed with plans as a loving daughter, passionate sportswomen and student.  Then Jess was diagnosed with Conjunctival Ocular Melanoma; a very rare and aggressive form of cancer.  She was told “We’re going to have to take the eye.”  It seemed unthinkable, but the alternative was death in five years.  This week on ListenABLE with Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin Jess takes us through her story of losing her eye which was only the beginning of the unforgiving emotional and physical battles Jess would face.  Defying all odds, Jess emerged having discovered the simple yet incredibly powerful principles that not only guided her through the fear, loneliness and anger that threatened to overwhelm her, but revolutionised her mindset to became powerfully positive and ridiculously resilient.  Listen now to how she did it on her own terms—and with the most dazzling collection of eye-patches in the world!  Instagram: jessvanzeilSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:23

EP23 - S1

8 Nov 20

Mike Rolls (Double Amputee from Meningococcal Septicemia) | #22

In September 2001, at the age of 18, Mike’s life changed forever. He contracted one of the deadliest diseases on the planet, Meningococcal Septicemia while on an end of season Football trip.  Mike’s chances of survival were as little as 5%. His family were told to say goodbye on more than one occasion as he fought for his life. He spent the next 6 months in hospital where he was given the sobering news that it could take years to achieve even the most basic tasks, such as walking and driving, as well as the devastating realisation that sport may not be a possibility.  This week on ListenABLE Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk to Mike Rolls about his journey back to health, an adaptive mindset and a conscious decision to embrace challenge and change. His determination to live a happy, fulfilling life is evident in his accomplishments as a double amputee, like running again after many years, representing Australia in golf, climbing one of Australia’s tallest buildings and passionately advocating and supporting other amputees who experience similar circumstances Instagram: mikerolls6See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mike Rolls (Double Amputee from Meningococcal Septicemia) | #22

In September 2001, at the age of 18, Mike’s life changed forever. He contracted one of the deadliest diseases on the planet, Meningococcal Septicemia while on an end of season Football trip.  Mike’s chances of survival were as little as 5%. His family were told to say goodbye on more than one occasion as he fought for his life. He spent the next 6 months in hospital where he was given the sobering news that it could take years to achieve even the most basic tasks, such as walking and driving, as well as the devastating realisation that sport may not be a possibility.  This week on ListenABLE Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk to Mike Rolls about his journey back to health, an adaptive mindset and a conscious decision to embrace challenge and change. His determination to live a happy, fulfilling life is evident in his accomplishments as a double amputee, like running again after many years, representing Australia in golf, climbing one of Australia’s tallest buildings and passionately advocating and supporting other amputees who experience similar circumstances Instagram: mikerolls6See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56:09

EP22 - S1

25 Oct 20

Madeleine Stewart (Limb Deficient Comedian) | #21

This weeks episode of ListenABLE proves looks can be deceiving as award-winning comedian Madeleine Stewart charms us with a sweet demeanour, veiling razor-sharp wit. Living with a “limb deficiency”, a term herself she find humour in, her ground-breaking and hilarious comedy routine takes us on an exploration of disability and social norms. Practicing what she preaches, Madeleine won the Tomorrowmaker award for her production of inclusive, accessible comedy shows - specifically Crips & Creeps. With shows at the Sydney Fringe and Sydney Comedy Festival, Madeleine is rising fast, with no sign of slowing down. This episode keeps Angus O’Loughlin and Dylan Alcott on their toes, if only Dylan could feel them boom tish Instagram: cripsandcreepsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Madeleine Stewart (Limb Deficient Comedian) | #21

This weeks episode of ListenABLE proves looks can be deceiving as award-winning comedian Madeleine Stewart charms us with a sweet demeanour, veiling razor-sharp wit. Living with a “limb deficiency”, a term herself she find humour in, her ground-breaking and hilarious comedy routine takes us on an exploration of disability and social norms. Practicing what she preaches, Madeleine won the Tomorrowmaker award for her production of inclusive, accessible comedy shows - specifically Crips & Creeps. With shows at the Sydney Fringe and Sydney Comedy Festival, Madeleine is rising fast, with no sign of slowing down. This episode keeps Angus O’Loughlin and Dylan Alcott on their toes, if only Dylan could feel them boom tish Instagram: cripsandcreepsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30:35

EP21 - S1

11 Oct 20

Danielle Spokes & Julie Jones (Lawyer and founder of 'Travel Without Limits') | #20

This episode of ListenABLE with Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin isn’t just one guest… its TWO!  Danielle Spokes - described as a "Lioness Mum" who has fought against the systems naming the prices on lifesaving medication. Having a son with a rare medical condition she uses her law degree to fight and advocate for a broken system that without warning can change the PBS medication list and name their price. Our quick chat will have you thinking “Can you put a price on a life”. Julie Jones - The founder of 'Travel without Limits’ which is striving to make travel possible for people of all abilities and needs. Their magazine shares stories from people with lived experience to inspire and show you ways others with disability can travel too. In this episode we talk about making what you’ve dreamt about possible, finding ideas, inspiration and tips shared by others with a disability. Instagram (Julie): havewheelchairwilltravelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Danielle Spokes & Julie Jones (Lawyer and founder of 'Travel Without Limits') | #20

This episode of ListenABLE with Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin isn’t just one guest… its TWO!  Danielle Spokes - described as a "Lioness Mum" who has fought against the systems naming the prices on lifesaving medication. Having a son with a rare medical condition she uses her law degree to fight and advocate for a broken system that without warning can change the PBS medication list and name their price. Our quick chat will have you thinking “Can you put a price on a life”. Julie Jones - The founder of 'Travel without Limits’ which is striving to make travel possible for people of all abilities and needs. Their magazine shares stories from people with lived experience to inspire and show you ways others with disability can travel too. In this episode we talk about making what you’ve dreamt about possible, finding ideas, inspiration and tips shared by others with a disability. Instagram (Julie): havewheelchairwilltravelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:48

EP20 - S1

27 Sep 20

Dinesh Palipana (Doctor with Spinal Cord Injury) | #19

Dinesh Palipana OAM is an Australian doctor, legal professional and disability advocate. He is the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland, Australia. He is the second person with quadriplegia to graduate as a doctor in Australia and the first with spinal cord injury. I's his struggles to be at the top of his profession that you don't know!  This week Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin join you in disbelief at who tried to leave his skills with him at his accident. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dinesh Palipana (Doctor with Spinal Cord Injury) | #19

Dinesh Palipana OAM is an Australian doctor, legal professional and disability advocate. He is the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland, Australia. He is the second person with quadriplegia to graduate as a doctor in Australia and the first with spinal cord injury. I's his struggles to be at the top of his profession that you don't know!  This week Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin join you in disbelief at who tried to leave his skills with him at his accident. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:56

EP19 - S1

13 Sep 20

Emmah Money (Cystic Fibrosis) | #18

Where do we draw the line between disease and disability? Who makes that distinction and why? This week we talk invisible illness and let you make up your own mind!  In this weeks episode of ListenABLE Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk to Emmah Money who is living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). When she was born she was not expected to live beyond her fifth birthday and doctors suggested the lung disease caused by CF would progress quickly and soon take her life.  But Emmah has proven from an early age that she was going to be someone who would defy the odds against her – a valuable lesson she learnt from her adoptive parent’s right from the moment they brought Emmah home and into their family.  Over the years Emmah has lost many of her close friends to the devastating effects of this disease, but this has not diminished her absolute resolve to be part of the cure that she hopes will one day improve and save her life, and the lives of so many others in the community.  And now, Emmah has an even greater reason to work toward that goal – her two beautiful children, Ayvah, meaning "breath of life", and little Logan.  Emmah is very aware that the average life expectancy for someone living with cystic fibrosis is just 38 years, less than ten years from her current age. But for someone who has proven they are anything but average, she is doing everything she can to beat these odds as well. Instagram: cfmummySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Emmah Money (Cystic Fibrosis) | #18

Where do we draw the line between disease and disability? Who makes that distinction and why? This week we talk invisible illness and let you make up your own mind!  In this weeks episode of ListenABLE Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin talk to Emmah Money who is living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). When she was born she was not expected to live beyond her fifth birthday and doctors suggested the lung disease caused by CF would progress quickly and soon take her life.  But Emmah has proven from an early age that she was going to be someone who would defy the odds against her – a valuable lesson she learnt from her adoptive parent’s right from the moment they brought Emmah home and into their family.  Over the years Emmah has lost many of her close friends to the devastating effects of this disease, but this has not diminished her absolute resolve to be part of the cure that she hopes will one day improve and save her life, and the lives of so many others in the community.  And now, Emmah has an even greater reason to work toward that goal – her two beautiful children, Ayvah, meaning "breath of life", and little Logan.  Emmah is very aware that the average life expectancy for someone living with cystic fibrosis is just 38 years, less than ten years from her current age. But for someone who has proven they are anything but average, she is doing everything she can to beat these odds as well. Instagram: cfmummySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41:07

EP18 - S1

30 Aug 20

Natalie Wade (Muscular Myopathy & Founder 'Equality Lawyers') | #17

Living with a disability can be tough at the best of times, but for people with a high level disability, it can be even harder! How do they get dressed? Shower? Get into bed each night? And you won't believe how long all of these tasks can take! On this episode of ListenABLE, Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin speak to Natalie Wade, a proud South Australian who has never let her high level disability get in her way. She founded her own law firm, and is leading the charge to protect the human right of people with a disability across the country. She also wants you to know she's a proud poodle Mum.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Natalie Wade (Muscular Myopathy & Founder 'Equality Lawyers') | #17

Living with a disability can be tough at the best of times, but for people with a high level disability, it can be even harder! How do they get dressed? Shower? Get into bed each night? And you won't believe how long all of these tasks can take! On this episode of ListenABLE, Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin speak to Natalie Wade, a proud South Australian who has never let her high level disability get in her way. She founded her own law firm, and is leading the charge to protect the human right of people with a disability across the country. She also wants you to know she's a proud poodle Mum.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45:29

EP17 - S1

16 Aug 20

Kelly Cartwright (Paralympian, cancer survivor and amputee) | #16

Losing a limb is tough at the best of times, but imagine it happening during your formidable teenage years. Body image issues, a lack of confidence. That’s what happened to today’s guest Kelly Cartwright - but it didn’t stop her becoming one of the worlds best Paralympic athletes. Hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Kelly about her life, her Paralympic journey, dominating Dancing with the Stars and her biggest challenge yet but also her most proudest - being a mum. Instagram: kellycartwright kellycartwright.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kelly Cartwright (Paralympian, cancer survivor and amputee) | #16

Losing a limb is tough at the best of times, but imagine it happening during your formidable teenage years. Body image issues, a lack of confidence. That’s what happened to today’s guest Kelly Cartwright - but it didn’t stop her becoming one of the worlds best Paralympic athletes. Hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Kelly about her life, her Paralympic journey, dominating Dancing with the Stars and her biggest challenge yet but also her most proudest - being a mum. Instagram: kellycartwright kellycartwright.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51:08

EP16 - S1

3 Aug 20

Ryan Stevens (Tourettes) | #15

Have you ever had that feeling when you have an inappropriate thought in your head. A thought you keep to yourself and wonder why that crept into your brain?Imagine NOT being able to control it. That’s what it’s like to have the disability Tourette’s. This week, Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Ryan Stevens, who gives us an in depth (and unedited - language warning) look of what it’s like to live with Tourette’s. Is it just like the movies portray? And what’s the WORST thing he has ever said? You’ll have to listen to find out! Twitter: ryancolin1995See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ryan Stevens (Tourettes) | #15

Have you ever had that feeling when you have an inappropriate thought in your head. A thought you keep to yourself and wonder why that crept into your brain?Imagine NOT being able to control it. That’s what it’s like to have the disability Tourette’s. This week, Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Ryan Stevens, who gives us an in depth (and unedited - language warning) look of what it’s like to live with Tourette’s. Is it just like the movies portray? And what’s the WORST thing he has ever said? You’ll have to listen to find out! Twitter: ryancolin1995See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40:12

EP15 - S1

19 Jul 20

Too Peas In A Podcast (Mothers of children with disability) | #14

Ever wondered what’s it’s like to be a parent of a child with a disability? Do you find out before birth? And if you do - would you keep the baby or not? Or is there a manual to teach you all the tricks and tips to help you bring up your disabled child? This week, Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Mandy and Kate from Too Peas in a Podcast, who both have disabled children and are very proud of it. This ep is a tear jerker in some spots, and a must for anyone with or wanting children. Instagram: toopeaspod toopeasinapodcast.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Too Peas In A Podcast (Mothers of children with disability) | #14

Ever wondered what’s it’s like to be a parent of a child with a disability? Do you find out before birth? And if you do - would you keep the baby or not? Or is there a manual to teach you all the tricks and tips to help you bring up your disabled child? This week, Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Mandy and Kate from Too Peas in a Podcast, who both have disabled children and are very proud of it. This ep is a tear jerker in some spots, and a must for anyone with or wanting children. Instagram: toopeaspod toopeasinapodcast.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

52:16

EP14 - S1

5 Jul 20

Eliza Green (Cerebral Palsy) | #13

People with a disability have been punching above for years, but Eliza Green takes it to another level. Born with Cerebral Palsy, has never let her disability get in the way of what she wants to achieve, most evidently through her chosen sport of boxing, where she competes against able bodied competitors. This week Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin dive into Eliza’s story, her upbringing, and why on earth she chose boxing. Let’s get ready to rumble!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Eliza Green (Cerebral Palsy) | #13

People with a disability have been punching above for years, but Eliza Green takes it to another level. Born with Cerebral Palsy, has never let her disability get in the way of what she wants to achieve, most evidently through her chosen sport of boxing, where she competes against able bodied competitors. This week Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin dive into Eliza’s story, her upbringing, and why on earth she chose boxing. Let’s get ready to rumble!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38:43

EP13 - S1

21 Jun 20

Adam Hills (Comedian & TV Host) | #12

Adam Hills is one of Australia’s greatest exports - dominating the world on comedy and TV for two decades. He also happens to have a disability. On this episode, Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Adam about growing up as an amputee, the impact he has had on helping disability crack the mainstream, and just how much he dominates the rugby league pitch! Instagram: adamhillscomedySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Adam Hills (Comedian & TV Host) | #12

Adam Hills is one of Australia’s greatest exports - dominating the world on comedy and TV for two decades. He also happens to have a disability. On this episode, Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Adam about growing up as an amputee, the impact he has had on helping disability crack the mainstream, and just how much he dominates the rugby league pitch! Instagram: adamhillscomedySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50:01

EP12 - S1

8 Jun 20

Ashlee Morton (Mother with paraplegia) | #11

The hardest job is being a mother but what about being a mother in a wheelchair with able bodied children? In this episode of ListenABLE, Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin talk to Ashlee about the judgement that society places upon her and the glass ceilings she has well and truly smashed. Instagram: _ashlee_ashleeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ashlee Morton (Mother with paraplegia) | #11

The hardest job is being a mother but what about being a mother in a wheelchair with able bodied children? In this episode of ListenABLE, Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin talk to Ashlee about the judgement that society places upon her and the glass ceilings she has well and truly smashed. Instagram: _ashlee_ashleeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36:12

EP11 - S1

25 May 20

Moana & Vinny Hope (Sisters, Carer and Moebius Syndrome) | #10

Moana and Vinny Hope have taken Australia by storm, becoming two of the most popular people of 2020. Mo is one of Australia's leading AFLW players and second runner up in Australian Survivor All Stars - yet neither of these things are her proudest achievements. It's her relationship with disabled sister Vinny that means most to her. In this episode of ListenABLE, Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin talk about their relationship, the importance of family and just how big of a social media superstar Vinny has become! Instagram: moanahope // vinspirationfoundationSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Moana & Vinny Hope (Sisters, Carer and Moebius Syndrome) | #10

Moana and Vinny Hope have taken Australia by storm, becoming two of the most popular people of 2020. Mo is one of Australia's leading AFLW players and second runner up in Australian Survivor All Stars - yet neither of these things are her proudest achievements. It's her relationship with disabled sister Vinny that means most to her. In this episode of ListenABLE, Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin talk about their relationship, the importance of family and just how big of a social media superstar Vinny has become! Instagram: moanahope // vinspirationfoundationSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:40

EP10 - S1

10 May 20

Steph Agnew (Blind with Cone-rod dystrophy) | #9

If knew you were going to eventually go blind, how would you spend your final years with sight? And if you knew you were going to pass your condition on to your kids, would you still have them? This week Dylan Alcott and Angus O’loughlin are joined by Steph Agnew, who lost her sight after being diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition. This episode explores a mothers guilt, how Guide Dog‘s work, finding love in the dark and you’ll be introduced to a wedding that you’d wished you were invited to. Instagram: steph.agnewSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Steph Agnew (Blind with Cone-rod dystrophy) | #9

If knew you were going to eventually go blind, how would you spend your final years with sight? And if you knew you were going to pass your condition on to your kids, would you still have them? This week Dylan Alcott and Angus O’loughlin are joined by Steph Agnew, who lost her sight after being diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition. This episode explores a mothers guilt, how Guide Dog‘s work, finding love in the dark and you’ll be introduced to a wedding that you’d wished you were invited to. Instagram: steph.agnewSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34:45

EP09 - S1

26 Apr 20

Chantelle Otten (Sexologist and Dylan Alcott's partner) | #8

Ever wondered if people with disability can have sex? And if so, how? In this episode Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Australia’s leading Psychosexologist Chantelle Otten, who dives deep into the world of sex and disability. We talk about her own experience growing up with a disabled sister, what her work means and how she helps people with disability live out their erotic dreams. Oh, and she also happens to be Dylan’s partner, and she’ll tell you what happens in their bedroom. @chantelle_otten_sexologist / / www.chantelleotten.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Chantelle Otten (Sexologist and Dylan Alcott's partner) | #8

Ever wondered if people with disability can have sex? And if so, how? In this episode Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin chat to Australia’s leading Psychosexologist Chantelle Otten, who dives deep into the world of sex and disability. We talk about her own experience growing up with a disabled sister, what her work means and how she helps people with disability live out their erotic dreams. Oh, and she also happens to be Dylan’s partner, and she’ll tell you what happens in their bedroom. @chantelle_otten_sexologist / / www.chantelleotten.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:28

EP08 - S1

12 Apr 20

Carly Findlay (Ichthyosis and appearance activist) | #7

Carly Findlay OAM is proud of the person that she is. The Australian author, speaker and fashionista isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in and to tell you what she thinks.  Born with a disability called ichthyosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects her skin and hair, she has defied ableism and discrimination her whole life to become a strong voice in our community. In this episode you’ll learn the importance of ‘saying hello’, how she found love, her journey to becoming a role model for young people, and how much better her fashion is than yours. Instagram: carlyfindlaySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Carly Findlay (Ichthyosis and appearance activist) | #7

Carly Findlay OAM is proud of the person that she is. The Australian author, speaker and fashionista isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in and to tell you what she thinks.  Born with a disability called ichthyosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects her skin and hair, she has defied ableism and discrimination her whole life to become a strong voice in our community. In this episode you’ll learn the importance of ‘saying hello’, how she found love, her journey to becoming a role model for young people, and how much better her fashion is than yours. Instagram: carlyfindlaySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:38

EP07 - S1

29 Mar 20

Cherie Louise (Amputee) | #6

Have you ever been bullied online because of how you look?  Cherie Louise lost her leg to cancer and experienced online trolling when she revealed on Twitter that she was an amputee. Cherie speaks to hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin about what is was like to be told at 6 years old that she was going to lose her leg, her experiences online with people who fetishize because she is an amputee and what it's like to feel 'phantom pain' in a limb that's no longer there. A keen disability advocate, Cherie is putting her story out there to prevent it from happening to others. Instagram: cherie.louiseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cherie Louise (Amputee) | #6

Have you ever been bullied online because of how you look?  Cherie Louise lost her leg to cancer and experienced online trolling when she revealed on Twitter that she was an amputee. Cherie speaks to hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin about what is was like to be told at 6 years old that she was going to lose her leg, her experiences online with people who fetishize because she is an amputee and what it's like to feel 'phantom pain' in a limb that's no longer there. A keen disability advocate, Cherie is putting her story out there to prevent it from happening to others. Instagram: cherie.louiseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33:16

EP06 - S1

8 Mar 20

Oliver Hunter (Comedian with Cerebral Palsy) | #5

Stand-up comedy is not just for people who can stand and aspiring comedian Ollie, who is in a wheelchair, is on a mission to prove this. Ollie speaks to hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin about how he navigates life as a person with cerebral palsy, what it's like to go dating when you're in a wheelchair and why he wants to his comedy to challenge perceptions of what it’s like to live with disability. At the end Dylan and Angus put the spotlight on Ollie and challenge him to perform 10 minutes of his best gear...and it’s wheely funny. Instagram: oliverhunter_95See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oliver Hunter (Comedian with Cerebral Palsy) | #5

Stand-up comedy is not just for people who can stand and aspiring comedian Ollie, who is in a wheelchair, is on a mission to prove this. Ollie speaks to hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin about how he navigates life as a person with cerebral palsy, what it's like to go dating when you're in a wheelchair and why he wants to his comedy to challenge perceptions of what it’s like to live with disability. At the end Dylan and Angus put the spotlight on Ollie and challenge him to perform 10 minutes of his best gear...and it’s wheely funny. Instagram: oliverhunter_95See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31:10

EP05 - S1

7 Mar 20

Prue Stevenson (An autistic person) | #4

You hear the words ‘on the autistic spectrum’ a lot - but what does it actually mean? Meet Prue Stevenson - an artist, an advocate for people with disabilities and an autistic person. Prue gives hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin an insight into her world and her brain, with the help of a glass bowl and some coins. She explains what it feels to experience sensory overload, why we should celebrate neurodiversity in people and why you should say what you mean and mean what you say. Instagram: prue_stevensonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Prue Stevenson (An autistic person) | #4

You hear the words ‘on the autistic spectrum’ a lot - but what does it actually mean? Meet Prue Stevenson - an artist, an advocate for people with disabilities and an autistic person. Prue gives hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin an insight into her world and her brain, with the help of a glass bowl and some coins. She explains what it feels to experience sensory overload, why we should celebrate neurodiversity in people and why you should say what you mean and mean what you say. Instagram: prue_stevensonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35:16

EP04 - S1

6 Mar 20

Curtis McGrath (Double amputee injured in conflict) | #3

While serving in Afghanistan with the Australian Army force, Curtis McGrath OAM stepped on a landmine and lost both his legs. Australian paracanoeist Curtis explains to hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin what stepping on a landmine feels like, why one of his legs cost $200k and how he channelled all his energy into achieving sporting goals. This is one of best stories you’ll ever hear, follow along as Curtis triumphs from the battlefield to the sporting field. Instagram: curtmcgrathSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Curtis McGrath (Double amputee injured in conflict) | #3

While serving in Afghanistan with the Australian Army force, Curtis McGrath OAM stepped on a landmine and lost both his legs. Australian paracanoeist Curtis explains to hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin what stepping on a landmine feels like, why one of his legs cost $200k and how he channelled all his energy into achieving sporting goals. This is one of best stories you’ll ever hear, follow along as Curtis triumphs from the battlefield to the sporting field. Instagram: curtmcgrathSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:32

EP03 - S1

5 Mar 20

Ben Pettingill (Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy) | #2

Ever wondered what it’s like to be blind? Ben Pettingill is the fastest man ever on water skis, has tracked Kokoda twice, is a motivational speaker and is blind. Ben speaks to hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin about the moment he lost his vision, what being blind actually looks like and how relying on Siri can be a blind person's best friend or worst enemy. Instagram: BenpettingillSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ben Pettingill (Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy) | #2

Ever wondered what it’s like to be blind? Ben Pettingill is the fastest man ever on water skis, has tracked Kokoda twice, is a motivational speaker and is blind. Ben speaks to hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O'Loughlin about the moment he lost his vision, what being blind actually looks like and how relying on Siri can be a blind person's best friend or worst enemy. Instagram: BenpettingillSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:40

EP02 - S1

4 Mar 20

Dylan Alcott (Wheelchair Tennis Player & Disability Advocate) | #1

Dylan Alcott, you might know the name, the chair, and his successes as an athlete but in this episode of ListenABLE Dylan speaks to his podcast co-host and best mate Angus O'Loughlin about what life was like for him growing up, why his parents thought twice that they would lose him before his first birthday and about his experience of a nightclub owner saying that he wasn't a person he was  “a f***ing fire hazard?" Find out why Dylan’s story is more than his wheelchair and the gold medals around his neck. Instagram: dylanalcottSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dylan Alcott (Wheelchair Tennis Player & Disability Advocate) | #1

Dylan Alcott, you might know the name, the chair, and his successes as an athlete but in this episode of ListenABLE Dylan speaks to his podcast co-host and best mate Angus O'Loughlin about what life was like for him growing up, why his parents thought twice that they would lose him before his first birthday and about his experience of a nightclub owner saying that he wasn't a person he was  “a f***ing fire hazard?" Find out why Dylan’s story is more than his wheelchair and the gold medals around his neck. Instagram: dylanalcottSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39:10

EP01 - S1

3 Mar 20

ListenABLE Trailer - Podcast about people living with disability

Challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability.  Hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin speak to people living with disability 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.  @Angus_OL & @DylanAlcottSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

ListenABLE Trailer - Podcast about people living with disability

Challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability.  Hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin speak to people living with disability 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.  @Angus_OL & @DylanAlcottSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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26 Feb 20


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