While there are a few amateur efforts out there in spaces like Speaker and Blog Talk Radio, I don’t consider either of those to be “mainstream” in terms of podcasting. If you’re not in iTunes or I can’t find you in my Podcacher software (“Downcast”), then that’s not a “real” podcast in my estimation.
At long last I found an Asperger-related podcast actually worth listening to.
It’s called simply the AspieCast and it’s really good. Host Steve is about my age and looking back at his life, like me, and trying to come to terms with his Asperger’s diagnosis and how it has impacted his life through the years, both positively and negatively. I found myself really relating to a lot of Steve’s personal stories and I look forward to hearing more. Unfortunately for us Aspies, burnout is a very real thing, and many prominent public Aspies and Autistics whom I follow have needed to take a “break” from blogging, vlogging, etc. Steve posts his podcast about once a month and I wish him all the best, but I also understand if he too needs to take a break from his show every now and then. Readers of this blog know we certainly only update when the mood strikes us or we’ve got something especially pressing on our minds or if we’ve gained a flash of insight about life with an ASD that we feel the need to share, etc.
Anyway, Steve’s AspieCast was precisely the show I was dying to find in my immediate post diagnosis period, but it hadn’t been invented yet. We did kick around the idea of doing our own podcast, but in the end doing this blog proved to be more practical for us. Anyway, if you are newly diagnosed, I urge you to go download and listen to all of the current epsiodes of the AspieCast. You won’t regret it.