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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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Aug 9, 2017

In the news, there are scams targeting people with Autism.  Also Graham does not want to go on a romantic getaway with Peter to the Bahamas and Graham is flustered with Kirk's disroganization

 

May 20, 2017
This week we interview Andreas Forsland the inventor of Smart stones.  Also we talk about the Grey Skull cup, Peter know everyone in town.
 
 
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May 16, 2017

Global accessibility awareness dayThis week talk to Sarah Herrlinger, senior manager of global accessibility policy and initiatives at Apple. This is Part one of 3 interviews surrounding Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

 

Apple info:
Explore more about Apple accessibility and features like Guided Access at: apple.com/accessibility 
 
Explore great apps in our Autism Acceptance collection on the App Store www.appstore.com/autism, as well as iBooks and podcasts (including this one!).
 
If you have questions or feedback for Apple you can contact Apple’s accessibility support:
Phone: 877-204-3930

 

May 12, 2017

This weeks in the news we talk about Electroshock therapy.  Is this real?  What are the results like?

Apr 29, 2017

JJ's Seizures.  A new Swedish study about taking antidepressants durning pregnancy does not contribute to autism.  Also relationships with parents.

Apr 3, 2017

Kirk deals with some unexpected challenges traveling to Sweden on Short notice.  Graham extends his tour.  Continuing his adventures in Canada during pilot season.

Mar 12, 2017

Kirk’s in Saint John, Graham’s green card tour is coming to an end!

Feb 11, 2017

 

This week, new research on fecal transplants.  Peter doesn't like to be touched.  Graham fighting a pot belly. And Tweeting about Autism.

Jan 31, 2017

This week:  Looking into housing options for JJ.  Pete is taking all Grahams friends,  trying to keep Pete’s fish alive, breaking Luke Skywalker, Housing options for JJ

 
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.

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 
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.

May 23, 2016

 

Mark Twain crosses paths with Blind Thomas (Tom Wiggins) who was one of the more famous people with Autism of his day.  Also Jill Escher the president of the San Francisco Autism Speaks goes to an Autism Science conference and updates us on the latest research.

 

Sep 23, 2015

Jim Carrey has a point of view about autism...he is wrong.  Comedians Graham Kay and Kirk Smith discuss life...and Autism as it affects their family.

Sep 17, 2015

Special Edition of the Podcast Autastic. We recorded the podcast after the our live Comedy show, This is Crazy. Such a fun night with the very gifted Ian GutoskieMateen StewartGraham KayChinedu UnakaDan Prevette. Thanks for listening, liking, and sharing.

Aug 18, 2015

Today is a big show, we interview local LA comedian Josh Meyrowitz. Josh is actually autistic and was kind enough to let us into his world. Not only is he autistic but he's a funny nice engaging guy who has a lot to say. Listen up!

Jul 7, 2015

What Causes Autism? Some scientists believe they are close to figuring out the cause. When and if they discover a cause who is acountable and will they be made to pay? What ramafacations could that have on society? In this episode we get DEEP but still laugh a lot so don't worry.

Jun 24, 2015

Is autism the new retarded? An Israeli minister tried to use it in the the same context and we discuss what that means. *Hint, it means he's a real jerk.

We also discuss Kirk's ongoing struggle to find his child proper housing in the the US and Graham's brothers love of Star Wars and cognitive development into adulthood.

Jun 11, 2015

Comedian Mike Racine joins us to discuss his life with his autistic brother. Mike and Kirk have some differering views on how to handle autism and language. It made for a really interesting and fun discussion.  This is a good one folks.

May 29, 2015

What does the spectrum mean in popular culture? In this episode we discuss the changing language of culture and the online dating app for developmentally delayed people.

May 20, 2015

In this episode we talk about Kirk having to buy headphones in bulk from China, why Graham's brother would make a great boyfriend and if online dating for developmentally delayed people is a good idea.

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