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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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Jan 31, 2016

Graham has trouble with cars, Kirk has trouble with names and Nazis.

Jan 24, 2016

Discussing autism through art, sensory defensiveness, research before the internet, sign language and is female autism under diagnosed?

 

 

Jan 18, 2016

Letters from people, flushing entire rolls of toilet paper down the toilet and how many cookies is too many cookies (eating habits).

 
Jan 10, 2016
Eugenics (sperm banks ban autism), JJ floods the apartment on Christmas day, Graham breaks a shower and talks economics, Planning for the future and Peter leaves a voicemail.

 

Jan 2, 2016
Ep. 23: Graham’s brother Pete is not sold on the new Star War.  Would a service dog for a family member with Autism help. And Change is hard.

 

Dec 27, 2015

Ep. 22: Jennifer Belandar from the one-woman show "Mommautism"; having sex when your son with Autism is around; Dad feelings vs Mom feelings.  

 

The live comedy show, This is Crazy is back!  January 6th at 8pm, at the Westside comedy theater in Santa Monica.  Below is the link for tickets.  Hope to see you there.

http://westsidecomedy.com/event.cfm?id=429572&cart

 

 

 

Dec 21, 2015
Ep. 21: Going through a Swedish McDonalds drive thru on a scooter, SAP is hiring, and human beings untapped potential and their ability to find employment.

 

Dec 16, 2015

Ep. 20: part 2 with Chuck Waktins educator/comedian

Dec 14, 2015

Swedish Scientists study points to a link between autism and polycystic ovary syndrome ...Also Graham's car never works.

Dec 7, 2015

This week we discuss an article in the Post about violence by a young man with Autism towards his younger brother.  Also there is a new project for a College for people on the Spectrum.  

Nov 30, 2015

EP. 17: Letters from Peter and Correctly 20 year olds  

Nov 23, 2015

Canadians don't say immigrant, a Yale study and Graham’s new friend, Singer Andrea Marchant.

Nov 17, 2015

Graham Kay and Kirk Smith are two 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.

 

This week, JJ (Kirk's autistic son) rips his pants off...and the cops show up.

Nov 10, 2015

This week we cover: Facebook’s page Against the Autistic, and calling someone Autistic who is not.

 

Sep 23, 2015

Graham Kay's brother likes girls, Kirk Smith has wooden teeth...these and other important issues covered.

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.

May 11, 2015

Comedian Graham Kay and Kirk Smith both have Autism in their family. Together they guide you through what it's like and hopefully what to do if you have the same. In this Episode Kirk talks about how he deals with his son listening to 90's techno music on repeat. We also discuss The Comedy Central Night of Too Many Stars Autism Awareness program.

May 4, 2015

Kirk talks about what it's like for his daughter dealing with his autistic son and Graham talks about what it's like to deal with his autisitc borther. What happens after the parent is gone? Also we discuss a new clothing line designed specifically for autisitc people.

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