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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.

NEW to our list!

Hireup's podcast A Nation Changed with Kurt Fearnley, has been shortlisted for 3 categories in the Australian Podcast Awards in early December. Categories are in the Best Documentary, Smartest Podcast and Best Branded Podcast categories.

The podcast’s host, Kurt Fearnley, a 3-time Paralympic gold medallist and two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, has been fundamental to the success of the series. Bringing his own life experiences into the discussion of the evolution and operation of the #NDIS, Kurt has been able to unpick why the government wants to introduce independent assessments and what that may mean for participants in the scheme.

Ermha's Get Real is nominated for the Bullseye Award in the Australian Podcast Awards.

What’s it like to live with a mental health condition, or a disability, or both? How can we make life better for people who face these complex challenges in their lives?

GET REAL: Talking Mental Health and Disability presents frank and fearless conversations about mental health and disability, including people with lived experience, frontline workers in the industry, as well as policy-makers and advocates.

UNSW Disability Innovation Podcast 

Episode 1 Covers Disability Inclusion and Human Rights with Guests Graeme Innes and Rosemary Kayees.

Now and the Future By Down Syndrome Queensland

The Now And The Future podcast is an exciting way of sharing stories of Down Syndrome Queensland members, as well as opportunities, challenges and provide support and expert advice for the Down Syndrome community.

Breaking Disability

Hosted by Disability Sports Australia CEO Murray Elbourn, will feature the most well known Para athletes who will not only share their story of sport but will discuss their disability in a broader sense.

Speakers Bank

The Speakers Bank is comprised of public speakers with personal experience of disability and ageing. Harnessing the power of communication and storytelling to challenge perceptions and create change, achieving an inclusive society

ReFramed

Explores the representation of people with disability in TV and Film media.

Drive-ABLE

Introduces driving aids, vehicle modifications, the NDIS, medical guidelines and much more.

WWDA Youth

The History, goals and achievements of WWDA as told by advocates.

YDAS Podcast

Produced by disabled young people, for disabled young people. A podcast interviewing guests from the disability community, exploring pride, education, healthcare and sharing your story.

Connected Us

Is a series from Befriend. Featuring 7 episodes, it’s a series that focuses on community life, the challenges of navigating social relationships and the joy of finding real connection. Hearing from people who have had unique life experiences that have shaped how they connect and understand how fundamental our collective need to belong really is. Episode 5 “The optimist and the listener”, features a woman with an intellectual disability and autism. Her fearless view of the world empowers her to make connections wherever she goes.

Keep Rolling with Jake Briggs.

Keep Rolling is hitting all sorts of topics from music, sport, disability, aboriginality, technology, the environment, society, culture, comedy, health, reviews and more.

Enduring favourites.

I can't stand The I Can't Stand podcast is for everyone who has a question or just wondered about disability. Peta is a 30-something, single Melbourne girl living with Cerebral Palsy.

Her Cerebral Palsy means she can't stand. In her words, "But I also can't stand, that unless you live with a disability or know someone who does, there is little opportunity for you to understand the realities of living with a disability." 

The I Can't Stand podcast aims to make misunderstanding disability a thing of the past. Every Tuesday, Peta answers listeners questions about disability.

Cerebral Conversations is a new release by Cerebral Palsy Alliance to change the conversation around disability, access and inclusion for those living with a disability. Over twelve episodes, season one of the CPA podcast series will explore critical issues that impact the 20% (or 5 million) of Australians with a disability: everything from ableism, visibility and innovation in disability tech to inclusion, activism and the power of sharing your story.

CID's Visibility Podcast. A space for people with Intellectual disability to share their stories, have a voice and be heard. The podcast aims 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. In recent episodes, he’s turned his attention to COVID-19 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 that 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 blog.


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