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Disability Podcasts and Podcasters

Updated/Revised Date: 2022-08-26
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)
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Synopsis: Disabled World list of podcasts on a range of disability topics including issues in society today, inclusion aspects, accessibility problems and other podcasting series. Podcasts are similar to radio programs in form, but they exist as audio files that can be played at a listener's convenience anytime or anywhere. Once a podcast is downloaded to your computer, tablet, or mobile device or subscribed to through RSS or iTunes, you can listen to it using your preferred media player.

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Definition

Podcast

A podcast is a program made available in digital format for download over the Internet. For example, an episodic series of digital audio or video files that a user can download to a personal device to listen to at a time of their choosing. A podcast series usually features one or more recurring hosts engaged in a discussion about a particular topic or current event. Discussion and content within a podcast can range from carefully scripted to completely improvised. Podcasts vary in style, format, and topical content. Podcasts are partially patterned on previous media genres but depart from them systematically in certain computationally observable stylistic respects. The conventions and constraints which govern that variation are emerging and vary over time and markets; podcast listeners have various preferences of styles, but conventions to address them and communicate about them are still unformed.

Main Document

Podcasting has become a recognized medium for distributing audio content for corporate or personal use. Podcasts are similar to radio programs in form, but they exist as audio files that can be played at a listener's convenience anytime or anywhere. Various forms of podcasting formats include:

This section also includes an additional 7 publications relating to Disability Podcasts including:

Once a podcast is downloaded to your computer, tablet, or mobile device or subscribed to through RSS or iTunes, you can listen to it using your preferred media player. By subscribing to podcasts, you can often automatically receive new episodes as soon as they are released online.

In this area of Disabled World, we will be focusing only on podcasts related to disability, including inclusion and accessibility issues - and many other sub-topics, as well as general medical and health topics.

A black cordless set of Bluetooth headphones lays on top of an open MacBook Pro computer.
A black cordless set of Bluetooth headphones lays on top of an open MacBook Pro computer.

Tom Walker

Tom Walker, a Liverpool-based freelance radio producer, reporter, presenter, podcaster, media relations specialist, and media trainer, has recorded nearly 100 podcasts - mostly with visually impaired people - who all have a fascinating tale to tell.

You can listen to all Tom's podcasts at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcSyeFmZGq_6b5n8c01K-TA/videos

Frances Ryan

Cathy chats to award-winning journalist and campaigner Frances Ryan about austerity, benefits, and representation of disabled people in the media. Audiobook of 'Crippled: Austerity and the demonization of disabled people'. All the PodCasts can be accessed at https://the-disability-download.simplecast.com/episodes

Statistics Canada Covid-19 Podcast

This timely disability and Covid-19 episode from Statistics Canada is a heartfelt discussion on disability in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The podcast discusses the realities of people living with disabilities, their challenges, and all the changes that the pandemic has brought to their daily lives. The podcast can also be heard at:

Apple | Spotify | Google Podcast | Amazon Music & Audible | Player FM

Interested in Starting Your Disability Podcast(s)?

Podcast listenership continues to grow tremendously every year. You don't need to be very technical, and it does not require a lot of money to start your podcast. To begin at the entry-level of podcasting, you can start with a microphone, headphones, and recording and editing software. It is even possible to earn an income from podcasting. However, that generally requires a decent size audience base to attract potential podcast advertisers and sponsorships.

If you find you enjoy podcasting, the next step would be to invest in more "professional" equipment. As we intend to list podcasts relating to disabilities and the disabled at this stage, we won't go into the full details of creating your podcast(s)as many websites cover that topic and provide a lot more detailed information on beginning podcasting, for example; https://www.podcastinsights.com/start-a-podcast/ is a good website to begin learning the art of podcasting.

View further disability podcast topics.

If you know of podcasts pertaining to disability and health topics you think we should list, please get in touch.

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