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Autastic: A Comedians Guide to Autism

Autism is not all gloom and doom. A weekly podcast about the lighter side of living with Autism. The Autastic Podcast is hosted by Graham Kay and Kirk Smith who are both comedians living in Los Angeles. Kirk has a teenaged son with Autism and Graham has an autistic adult brother. Together they talk about the lighter side of living with and coping with autism.
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Now displaying: 2016
Dec 25, 2016

This week Kirk interviews Emily Iland who helps train people with Autism to interact with people and Police to understand people with Autism.  

Dec 18, 2016

This week Kirk interviews Matt Omelagah who runs an organization for Autistic people who are also Ex-convits who are starting over.  This episode covers a very interesting topic that is often overlooked.

Dec 14, 2016

This week Kirk travels to Stanford University to cover the San Francisco Autism Society.  This week we talk to Jill Escher.  

Dec 8, 2016

Rosie O'Donnell calls Donald Trumps son Autistic.  Also Peter also completes his Star Wars collection.

Nov 28, 2016

JJ picks out his clothes.  The internet helps find sippy cups. Peter meets more comedians.

Nov 15, 2016

Graham and Kirk discuss one of the most famous Autism movies to date.  We talk about what we love and hate about it.

Nov 7, 2016

Channeling our buying power to Autism friendly businesses.  Also are businesses sometime guilty of taking advantage or disable people?  Support the good guys.

Oct 28, 2016


The largest Autism organization is no longer seeking a cure.  Also Graham and Peter discuss sex.

Also we talk hockey, the merits of exercise, not speaking French and Star Trek.


Oct 23, 2016

Ep 64: Kirk's daughter gets married, is there more pressure of the first kid?  And Comedian Jake Baker who has an autistic brother and stops by and talks to us about his brother's great personality. 

Oct 14, 2016

Warnings about alternative treatments with dire consequences. Also Graham goes through a breakup and Peter is there for him.  In Dallas fireman are receiving special training.

Sep 29, 2016

There are people selling snake oil to desperate people.  Is there a 7th ring of hell for for people trying to make money from desperate parents?

 
Targeting parents of autistic kids .  Monitizing someones pain.
 
And Graham is in the new Super Troopers 
Sep 16, 2016

Graham is in the new movie Super Troopers.  Peter is asking questions which is good.  

Sep 4, 2016

Graham calls in remotely we talk about ultrasounds and its dangers as it relates to Autism.

We talk about Peter needing to get out of the house.

Also we read a poem by a father with an autistic son.  And a football player connects with a student.  

 

Aug 30, 2016

This week, Kirk gives an update from the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival.  Graham is on leave.  And people have different opinions on Autism...surprise surprise.

Aug 21, 2016

We are both on the road.  Kirk Smith is at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Graham is at Yuk Yuks in Canada.  We are posting a quick clip of Graham doing standup so you can get your fix.

 

 

Aug 14, 2016

This week we get a letter from Peter and Jill Escher gives us an update from the Autism Society of America.  Also you can be involved in an Autism research project, were you have autism or not.

 
Aug 10, 2016

Pokémon was invented by an autistic man and loved by people everywhere.  We also discover that it is severing as a useful tool for some autistic people to interact with others.

Aug 3, 2016

We discuss the movie Rainman.  How does it standup after all these years?

Jul 26, 2016

Kirk's daughter looks after JJ this summer, and we talk about who's view is right on Autism?  The person diagnosed or the family?

Who speaks for the community?

Jul 18, 2016

Ep 52: Bball, Alex watching her brother JJ, and Graham paints the wrong house

Jul 11, 2016

Planting seeds in Peter's mind, then giving him time to process.  Father's day in Canada on the lake. Also we talk about Autism in Egypt, lighting up the pyramids.  

Jul 5, 2016

General Intestinal issues connected to Autism?  Also JJ breaking beds, is it time for a concrete bed?  

Also JJ figures out how to cast videos from his phone to the TV.

Also diabetes connection connection to clean houses, Finland vs Russian. 

Jun 27, 2016

We talk about a fighter with autism who fights in the MMA.  You probably shouldn't fight someone with the nickname Doomsday

 

Jun 20, 2016

This episode we honor fathers and talk to Graham's father about being a father to a child with Autism.

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