AUTISTIC NICK GETS INVITED ONTO A PODCAST
I love listening to a podcast, and I’ve always thought that perhaps one day one of those podcasters from one of those podcasts that I listen to would invite me onto talk about movies or whatever the podcast was about.
Alas, sadly this wasn’t to be and as upset as I was, I plodded on with life.
I started to take it personally but again I crossed my fingers that the day would come when someone would think Nick would be a great podcast guest, we should get him onto our podcast.
And I would have said yes and been there in a heartbeat!
Just in case any podcasters are wondering what my response would have been should they have asked me!
Which they didn’t and I’m not bitter in anyway, shape or form!
I have been asked to contribute to a podcast I should just point that out.
The Retro Cinema asked me to write something for their Rain Man podcast which I did which you can listen to here http://theretrocinema.com/?s=Rain+Man&submit=Search
I also did an interview with the two hosts of the Retro Cinema podcast which you can read here https://autisticnick.com/2018/02/16/a-retro-interview/
You can read my blog post on Rain Man here https://autisticnick.com/2019/03/18/rain-man-and-savant-syndrome/
But appearing on a podcast hadn’t been on offer to me until now!
You know who you are!
So, imagine my surprise when I got an email from the ListenAble podcast team asking me to go onto to their podcast.
But I hear you asking me what is the ListenAble podcast all about Nick?
Well, I’ll tell you!
ABOUT THE LISTENABLE PODCAST
Challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability.
Hosts Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin speak to people living with disabilities about their lives and ask them the questions you thought were off-limits.
You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll learn something. This is a podcast for everyone – disabled or abled, and hopes to break down stigmas, change perceptions, and to challenge what you think it’s like to live with disability.
HOW IT HAPPENED
A follower of my blog www.autisticnick.com had nominated me and they were very interested/keen to have me on to chat about my life as an Autistic person.
Admittedly I am nervous but if I can talk on ABC Perth radio for 20 mins to the lovely Gillian O’Shaughnessy during Autism Awareness Month then I think I can handle talking for 45-minutes on a podcast.
Fun Fact I wasn’t prepared for talking to Gillian that day I just did it on the fly- I wonder if she ever knew that? Well, she does now!
Today Monday the 9th of May I did a sound test which went well.
On Thursday the 12th of May I am doing the recording!
Again, I must reiterate that I am nervous as hell, but I think that this only works in my favour.
If I wasn’t nervous, then I could come across as being too cocky or as a bit of a tosser.
BEING PREPARED IN ADVANCE
During the sound test I was told which subjects they wanted to cover and so that means at least I am not going into this blindly!
I can now make notes on those topics which I can refer to during the recording of the podcast in case I get stuck/forget I have something to look down at as a prompt to whatever it is they ask me.
I’m glad that I did a sound check today and that I was given an idea of what areas of my life they wanted to cover/talk about in advance which saves me from panicking/worrying about going live and getting anxious and then panicking which wouldn’t be helpful!
THURSDAY THE 12TH OF MAY 2022!! THE BIG DAY!!
Thursday the 12th of May I will be staring down into a camera from my home in Perth to a camera in Melbourne and I will be talking/laughing/crying/ etc telling the two hosts and then the wider ListenAble audience about my life as an Autistic person and single gay man.
I would like to thank Erin who nominated me, if you read this, please know that I am humbled that you chose me to nominate to the ListenAble guys.
Once the episode has been recorded and I have a release date I’ll be sure to let you all know about it so be prepared for a media spam day!
CARRY ON THE CONVERSATION
Thank you for reading and I will see you next time for more thoughts from across the spectrum.