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Podcasts can be a great way to get information. You can listen when it suits you and, while you exercise, do chores or just chill out.

Here's a great range of Australian and New Zealand podcasts or episodes that focus on disability for you to check out.

Newly launched, is CID's Visibility Podcast. A space for people with Intellectual disability to share their stories, have a voice and be heard. The aim of the podcast is to build a more understanding and inclusive society in Australia. Series 1 is about relationships.

The Disability Download (UK) with current topics, shared stories and open conversations about disability. This one came to our attention through Episode 16 The journey to inclusive travel interviewing New Zealander Jezza Williams.

Adaptdefy meets people who defy what they, and those around them, thought was possible. It talks about tools and equipment, mindsets, and is a podcast to strengthen the adaptive community and increase freedom.

Chronically Fully Sick is a podcast by Chloe Sargeant and Joanna Nilson who describe their show as “a podcast about chronic illness, the wondrous joys of unrelenting pain, and all sorts of generally silly and straight-up rude garbage”. 

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 in their podcast ListenABLE

One in 5 produced by Melbourne Disability Institute, gives voice to people with disability and asks about their experiences with employment, housing, the law, supporting families and early intervention.

Yarning with Our Mob from Positive Partnerships features Maria Watson-Trudgett of the Wiradjuri people, yarning with parents, carers and service providers who share their stories and challenges about autism in Indigenous communities.

The VALID Podcast provides regular commentary and updates on VALID’s work, and chats with people who share their stories about disability.

Former South Australian MP, and now Access and Inclusion Coordinator for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe, Kelly Vincent is interviewed for a City of Adelaide podcast.

Dr George Taleporas from the Summer Foundation hosts the podcast Reasonable and Necessary: Making Sense of the NDIS. He’s turned his attention to COVID19 in recent episodes and speaks to people with a disability and Every Australian Counts about key issues.

Blind Citizens Australia make a few different podcasts, covering personal stories, mental health and diversity.

Advocacy for Inclusion cover issues like mental health, the Disability Royal Commission and staying safe during COVID-19 in their podcast Staying Connected.

The latest podcasts from the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability cover everything from being heard, to being connected, being healthy and safe, and taking action. 

The Grow Bold with Disability podcast by Feros Care is a place where they discuss the taboo, the uncomfortable and funny side of living with disability. Hosted by writer, editor and disability advocate Tristram Peters and journalist Pete Timbs.

Helping children with Autism through COVID19 is a special podcast from the Association for Children and Adolescent Mental Health. 

We’ve Got This: Parenting with a disability. Produced by Eliza Hull for ABC Life Matters, this series explores the complexities that parenting with a disability brings, whilst also challenging the stigmas and stereotypes.

The Future is Inclusive is a 10 part podcast the explores the experiences of people with disability, their family and allies. Its aim is to positively build empathy and understanding amongst people wishing to be allies.

The Purple Orange Podcast is a mix of first-person stories, discussions and explorations of issues relevant to the disability community.

The CDERP podcast series is all about sharing information, ideas and educating the community about Disability Employment. 

Disability Done Different conversations that happen when passionate people aren't afraid to speak their mind.


You can view more Podcasts under our Resources section plus Podcasts for Positivity

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