Podcasts for Dyslexic Listeners

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Dyslexia podcast

A Podcast is a radio show that is recorded and made available on the internet for download. It can be a recording of an existing radio show or a recording made specifically for download. Podcasts has seen a re-emergence as of late. There was a time when it seems every person on the Internet was producing a podcast with bad recording equipment and even worse production quality. Since then things have improved with quality and production value. Quantity has reduced but quality has increased overall.

If you have never listened to podcasts and need help starting you have a few options. The first is to listen on the podcast’s website directly. This method is referred to as streaming. You directly stream the podcast episode from your browser. If you prefer listening on the go you can use one of the many podcast apps on your Android or iOS phone. For a good overview on how to listen to podcasts on your phone refer to this podcatcher guide for Android and iOS by digitaltrends.

Below is a list of interesting podcast dealing with Dyslexia.

UPDATE

Updated on 04/07/2017. We completely revised the list updating links and other information.

Active Podcasts

These podcasts still release episodes on a regular basis. Good to keep them around in your favorite podcast app.

The codpast

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Intelligent, funny, creative and great easy listening.

Look closely at the name of this podcast it gives you a clue on what is about to follow. Intelligent, funny, creative and great easy listening.

Starting as a podcast, codpast has since evolved into a website with useful information on Dyslexia. But the podcast is still going strong and is as good as ever.

“Sean Douglas is an internet broadcaster with a background in broadcast TV news, PR, corporate comms and podcasting. After battling through the UK education system and being launched into the world of work. Although successful, Sean always knew something was different. Finally in his late-twenties Sean was diagnosed with Dyslexia; a diagnosis that changed his life in unimaginable ways. After meeting other dyslexics who stories touched, inspired and angered him, Sean created The Codpast to share those stories with a wider audience.”

It is difficult to highlight a single episode. Our recommendation start at the first episode and binge listen all of them.

Link to the podcast page

The Dyslexia Quest

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Ttackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic

Hosted by author Elisheva Schwartz the quest podcast “Ttackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic (think: shame, struggles, advantages and joys) with a secret(shhh) backdoor agenda of empowerment, and an obvious love affair with data- driven science.”

The recent episode “Dyslexic Before It Was Cool! with Dean Bragonier” is a good example of how the skill of dyslexia should be harnessed and not supressed.

Link to the show page

Not So Active Podcasts

These podcasts have not released any new episodes in a while, but the older episodes are still relevant and interesting.

NPR unlocking dyslexia (Special series)

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Special series on Dyslexia by NPR.

A wonderful series on dyslexia in true NPR style with different hosts for each episode. We hope this can become a regular show in the future but for now listen to Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do with Gabrielle Emanuel.

Link to the show page

University of Oxford Dyslexia Podcast

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Public lectures and talks on dyslexia by various experts.

Mix and match of public lectures and talks on dyslexia then regular structured episodes. Much more academic and serious in nature. Some of the episodes may be video only.

Do not miss the podcast where Dr Silvia Paracchini talks about the influence of genetics in dyslexia.

Link to the show page

dysTalk

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Our five-word mantra for the project is “helping your child learn better.”

Structured as separate talks on a variety of topics linked to Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Handwriting, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. “dysTalk provides information on specific learning difficulties that may be undermining a child’s performance as well as learning strategies that can potentially be applied to all children of all abilities.”

Be sure not to miss The Story of a Dyslexic Parent.

In addition to the talks also investigate the other resources on the site.

Link to the show page

Your favorite

Above is mostly what the Familyzone Learning team listens to. We are always looking for a good South African produced podcast on dyslexia. If you think we have been missing out on a great dyslexia podcast let us know in the comments below and we will expand the list.

*Post image courtesy of Wesley Fryer

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