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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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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?

May 5, 2017

We hear Lorena's side of the story.  She tells us her side of this.

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 24, 2017

Sesame Street gets a character with Autism: Julia. We talk about Frank Campagna who writes a blog called Autism dad.

Apr 22, 2017

🎶Letters, we get letters, we get lots and lots of letters. 🎶 Leeetttttters. 🎵🎶.  We read your letters and we also we talk to Peter

Apr 17, 2017

JJ's new places great!  Talking Swedish accents.  Peter is journaling/calendaring.  Swedish accents. Dating resources for people on the spectrum. 

Apr 10, 2017

Kids not appreciating parents, Peter beats Graham at Bowling…again and again.

 

Being friends with people from different backgrounds.

 

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!

Mar 2, 2017

This week we score a short interview with Temple Grandin courtesy of Jill Escher.

Feb 23, 2017

Kirk gives an update of one man show in Australia.  Graham braves the frozen tundra of the north.  Graham and Peter go Bowling...Peter wins then chats up a girl.

Teaching Improv to people with Autism.  When JJ’s tried he’ll say, “Good day to you" and leave.Letters we get letters

 

 
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

 
Jan 19, 2017

This week JJ drives with his dad from Sweden to Germany taking the Ferry in Denmark.  Peter reviews Rouge One with Graham...And Graham remind his mom he is a grown man.

Jan 8, 2017

This week Kirk interviews Meg Fields who talks about her recreational center for adults with Autism.  Also she discusses with boys shower if there are girls around.

Jan 1, 2017

This week Kirk interviews Dana Hooper.  Dana is setting up housing in the bay area.  

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.


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