Autistic Flappy Hour Podcast


Autistic Flappy Hour is a podcast with an Autistic Angle. It was first thought of in June 2015 by Cisco, Laurine and Nat. The first episode was released in July 2015.While there are a lot of amazing blogs written by autistic people, we noticed that there was a lack of podcasts. We like podcasts, so we decided to make our own!The aim of Autistic Flappy Hour is to offer one-hour episodes on autism-related subjects, viewed from an autistic angle as all three of us are autistic and have various opinions and lived experiences. We will be talking about major topics relating to autism and autistic life in order to share our thoughts about them.Visit our website at


  • flappyhourcast 006: Musical Connections

    flappyhourcast 006: Musical Connections

    15/09/2018 Duração: 48min

    Autistic Flappy Hour's sixth episode is about music! It was recorded in November 2017. Our guest hosts were Sumita and Ragnhild for this episode, which also features Laurine. View the post for this episode on our website Read a transcript of the episode Music featured in this episode is:  Soda Fountain Rag – I sit and wait for what Soda Fountain Rag – Turn left  Sumita Music – Jodie’s spaceship Flappy Things Ragnhild was happy about being in Bristol and being able to see Pablo easily. Sumita went to a conference which she enjoyed, and has been reading a book. Laurine was pleased to have been diagnosed with ADHD, and a couple more things. Related links Pablo (wikipedia article) Pablo (page on the BBC) How to best help an autism mum – Sharon King How autism freed me to be myself – Rosie King Autism Uncut George the poet  Kingdom of Us – Trailer (no subtitles, CN for suicide/death) Discussion – Musical Connections Our main discussion was about music. We discussed how our guests met (thanks to this podcas

  • flappyhourcast 005: Identity

    flappyhourcast 005: Identity

    12/05/2017 Duração: 01h10min

    Autistic Flappy Hour's fifth episode is all about autistic identity. We recorded it at Autscape in August 2016, so it's a very long time coming indeed, but, well, life happened a lot. Our guest hosts were Megan and John-James for this episode, which also features Laurine and Nat. Behind the scenes, Fergus worked extremely hard to edit and transcribe the episode, and Maxens helped with the transcription as well. View the post for this episode on our website Read a transcript of the episode Flappy Things John-James was simply flappy to be at Autscape for the first time. Laurine was flappy about cross-stitching the letter B from Par-la-fenetre's ABC of Stimming. Megan was excited about her trip to Disneyland Paris and how good disabled access was. As for Nat, they were happy about their recent travels to Nine Worlds. Related links Autscape 2016 Par la fenêtre – autism webcomics The ABC of Stimming PDF download by Par la fenêtre Laurine's cross-stitch of B is for Blinking Disneyland's services for disabled

  • flappyhourcast special: Interview with Steve Silberman

    flappyhourcast special: Interview with Steve Silberman

    15/07/2016 Duração: 21min

    This episode of Autistic Flappy Hour is a special edition: an interview with Steve Silberman (author of Neurotribes) by Laurine and Megan (guest co-host). Special episode means special music! Sumita is a musician who is autistic, and she kindly agreed to let us use bits of her beautiful music.  They come from the album "Shapes and Ladders" - intro is from Magic Sheepskin Rug, stings are from Mr Dandylion, and the closing bit is from Shapes and Ladders. View the post for this episode on our website Read a transcript of the episode Meeting Steve Silberman Back in May, Laurine went to Norwich to watch a talk/discussion given by Steve Silberman, accompanied by autistic poet Joanne Limburg. Meeting Steve Silberman was a great experience. He is a lovely person, and - important point for Laurine - he did not reach for a handshake. Laurine always feels very weird rejecting a handshake. The Interview In this interview, we talk about differences between the US and the UK as well as public perceptions of autism. We

  • flappyhourcast 004: Sensory Issues

    flappyhourcast 004: Sensory Issues

    12/06/2016 Duração: 01h30min

    Autistic Flappy Hour's fourth episode is all about sensory issues. We also explain why we disappeared for so long, and discuss things that have made us flappy. View the post for this episode on our website Read a transcript of the episode Flappy Things Cisco was proud of an article he wrote about Autchat, and talked about recent chainmaille orders he has carried out. Laurine spoke about local advocacy she has been doing, and the positive experiences she has had with people who work for her council. Finally, Nat talked about Neurotribes and its impact - stay tuned for our next release, which will be an interview of Steve Silberman, the author. Related links Sesame Street and Autism - See Amazing The Washington Post: Autism cases in U.S. jump to 1 in 45: Who gets the diagnosis, in 8 simple charts ASAN Statement on Autism Speaks Board Appointments Cognitive Dissonance In A Different Key, by Erin Human Cisco's article about Autchat Cisco's Etsy store Website under construction about autism advocacy in Wi

  • flappyhourcast 003: Autistic Spaces

    flappyhourcast 003: Autistic Spaces

    11/10/2015 Duração: 01h01min

    Autistic Flappy Hour's third episode explores the topic of autistic spaces, with a discussion recorded at Autscape, featuring two guests who presented at the conference. Laurine and Nat also talk about the flappy things making them happy since we last recorded. View the post for this episode on our website Read a transcript of the episode Flappy Things Both Nat and Laurine were happy because of a discussion Nat ran at Autscape focusing on autism comics and visual representation of autism. Laurine discovered new comics and read the archives of some favourites that she was reminded of by the discussion. Nat has since been inspired to start making daily art. Nat was also excited to have discovered that Meredith K Ultra, aka Ink-and-Daggers on Tumblr, has announced an upcoming online graphic novel about a queer, autistic runaway. Related links Nat's daily art for September 2015 Nat's work-in-progress comic page Comics by autistic creators: Autistic InnerSpace Comic Par la fenêtre - autism webcomics The AB

  • flappyhourcast 002: Autistic Passing

    flappyhourcast 002: Autistic Passing

    11/08/2015 Duração: 01h02min

    Welcome to Autistic Flappy Hour, a podcast with an autistic angle! For our second episode we share the 'flappy things' making us happy since we last recorded and discuss the concept of passing as it relates to autism. In short, 'passing' is the ability to appear as being neurotypical or non-autistic in some contexts. View the post for this episode on our website Read a transcript of the episode Flappy Things Laurine's flappy thing was the release of the schedule for Autscape, the UK autistic-run conference and retreat. Nat was also excited about it as both our UK co-hosts be there from the 21st to the 24th of August. Nat's flappy thing was all the nice comments we have been getting about the podcast. Thank you so much to those who took the time to send us their thoughts! Nat is also pleased to report that the communication cards they talked about in our last episode are now in stock. Cisco's flappy thing was that following a Washington Post article which he felt does not represent a full picture of neurod

  • flappyhourcast 001: Our Autism Stories

    flappyhourcast 001: Our Autism Stories

    14/07/2015 Duração: 01h14min

    Welcome to Autistic Flappy Hour, a podcast with an autistic angle! For our first episode we introduce ourselves and the podcast, share the 'flappy things' making us happy this week and tell our autism stories; describing how autism has affected our lives and we've come to be a part of the autistic community. View the post for this episode on our website Read a transcript of this episode Introduction We explain our motivations for the podcast. Nat mentions their previous podcast Bridging the Rift and explains why we decided against 'Autcast' as a name, to avoid being mixed up with Landon Bryce’s blogazine thAutcast. We also mention the Positively Autistic radio show for another source of autistic-run podcasts. Related links Bridging the Rift - Nat's former podcast about Doctor Who fandom / creativity Landon Bryce’s blogazine thAutcast Positively Autistic radio show Flappy things Laurine’s flappy thing was that the National Autistic Society has published some new research about how we should speak about a