Angus O’Loughlin & Dylan Alcott host new ‘ListenABLE’ podcast
PodcastOne Australia has launched a new podcast called ListenABLE.
The podcast is hosted by radio & TV Angus O’Loughlin and paralympian & radio host Dylan Alcott, and aims to highlight and change stigmas around disabilities.
ListenABLE will see Dylan and Angus speak to people living with disabilities and those directly affected by them to ask the questions often thought as off-limits.
It’s a dream come true to create a podcast like this about disability – especially doing it with one of my best mates,” said Alcott.
“I wish there was something like this around when I was growing up to help me feel comfortable with who I was and educate the people around me.
“We can’t wait to shake up the common misconceptions people might have on what it’s really like to live with a disability and have some fun with it too!”
The podcast will tackle issues from discrimination, getting into nightclubs, employment and whether people with disability can have sex.
“We decided to create this podcast when Dylan introduced me to people within his community who faced challenges many of us aren’t aware of,” said O’Loughlin.
“This is totally different to anything else out there – just two mates having a fun conversation about some real issues to break down barriers and create a fully inclusive society.”
ListenABLE is available at PodcastOne Australia, iTunes or Spotify.
“Dylan and Angus have created a fantastic podcast series that I urge every able person to listen to,” said SCA head of podcasting – PodcastOne Australia, Grant Tothill.
“It’s an important series that will help disabled people have a voice and let an abled society grow in its understanding of what it is to be disabled.”