21andsensory Podcasts

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My 21andsensory Podcasts: 


Episode 1: Check in and Q&A

Released Aug 14th, 2017: Quick Check in and Sensory Q&A: feel free to ask me any questions!

Relaxation Sound: Bath Running

Released Aug 25th, 2017: ASMR-style relaxation sound of a bath running. Super soothing to listen to whilst working, on a break or before bed.

Episode 2: Sensory at Work 📚

Released Aug 27th, 2017: Quick check-in to say I will be posting my Sensory Q&A post on my blog this weekend – feel free to ask me more questions via social media! Also I discuss how I cope with my SPD in my work place 📚

Episode 3: Walking, Talking and Call-ins

Released Sep 13th, 2017: A little check in ✅ and my first Anchor call-in 📞

Episode 4: Fluorescent Jackets, Eye Tests and New Friends

Released Sep 27th, 2017: On this weeks podcast: Hey! 🙂 • Fluorescent Jackets? 🚴 • Eye tests 👀 • and making new friends 👋🏻You can find me on my blog: 21andsensory.wordpress.com and on Instagram / Twitter: @21andsensory

Episode 5: Hating change, Teeth cleaning and New Shoes

Released Oct 16th, 2017: Hey everyone 👋🏻 • Teeth brushing 😬 • The trouble with new shoes 👣 • New bathrooms / mysterious door handles 🛀🏻 • and why I blog… 💻

Episode 6: Family Events, Brushing Techniques and Documentaries

Released Nov 8th, 2017: Hey Everyone 👋🏻 • Family events 🎂 • Why I don’t feel full 🤔 • The Wilbarger Brushing Technique 🙌🏻 • Hand washing 🖐🏻💦 • My new glasses 👀 • Aspergers & Me Documentary ✅

Episode 7: What to Wear, Noise at Christmas and a New Segment!

Released Dec 3rd, 2017: Welcome to Episode 7 👋🏻 • I never know what to wear 🤷🏻‍♀️ • Noise at Christmas time 🌲 • A new segment?! 😮 • What’s in my bag? • Fidget cubes and Fidget Spinners! 💡

Episode 8: Surviving Christmas Parties, Sensory Presents and Stress!

Released Jan 11th, 2018: Happy New Year and Hello 👋🏻 • Christmas Party Updates ✅ • Work colleagues at parties? 🎈 • Fidgety Christmas present review 🎁 • Noise cancelling ear buds 👂🏻 • Sensory box and wave machine! 🌊 • Stress and mood swings 😬 • Drinking more water💧and signing off!

Episode 9: Annoying thoughts, Sensory DIY box and Urticaria?!

Released March 17th, 2018: Handling emotions and annoying thoughts 💭 • My sensory DIY box video 🎬 • My latest blog post on Urticaria 😱 • Noisy office and lunchtimes 🍽 • Work outfits for each week 👔• Finding an exercise that works for me! 🏃🏼‍♀️

Episode 10: Autism in the workplace, New environments and Blog Questions

Released April 29th, 2018 Trying out a new style of podcasting 🎤 • New and noisy environments 🥁 • Sunny weather and heat rash! ☀️ • Driving and talking 🚙 • Discussing Autism in the workplace 📚 • Answering your blog questions❓

Released June 30th, 2018: Hello 👋🏻 • Listen to the environments I’ve been in 🎧 • Chewigem Product Review ✅ • Books I’ve been reading 📚• ‘Odd Girl Out’ by Laura James book review 📕 • The Autism Show 🎤 • iPads? 📱 • Hot weather ☀️ and clothing woes 😎

Episode 12: Mental Health, Medications and Sensory boxes

Released Oct 8th, 2018: Hello again 👋🏻 • Mental health 🧠 • Walking to and from work 👣 • My sensory box and filming 📷 • Medication chat 💊 • Exercise plans🚶🏻‍♀️• Guess the noises 🎤 (the feature returns!) • Conclusion ✏️

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Episode 13: Sensory Festive Season, My fidget and stim box and a Happy New Year!

Released Dec 30th, 2018: Hello again! 👋 • I read out my latest blog posts 🗣 (you’re a limited edition🏅and you’re not a mess 😨) • Sensory Festive Season and New Illustrations? 🌲 • I was on another podcast called ‘The Sensory Matters Show’ 🎙 • My fidget and stim sensory box! 🎬 (and should I do more on YouTube or even try ASMR?!) 🔊• Emailing me and have a Happy New Year! 🎉

Episode 14: It’s May already?! Birthdays, illustrations, Q&A and lots more news! (Bumper edition)

Released May 6th, 2019: Hello to everyone and an update 👋 • A big Q&A session 💭  • Describing what a sensory hangover is😴 • ‘Guess the noise’ feature is back🎙 • The hint for the perfect noise-cancelling headphones 🎧 • I visited a zoo! 🐘 • Sharing a story for the doctors👨‍⚕️• Autism Awareness Week 1st-7th April and recording some audio for Chewigem! 🗣 • A chat including drawing more ✏️ Birthdays 🎂 Books I have read/am reading 📚 Granola Gate 🥣 and Emma Watson?!

Episode 15: A huge 2019 Round Up!

Released Jan 31st 2020: This is an absolutely jam packed episode reviewing the whole of 2019 and explaining why I’ve been absent in terms of creating podcasts for so long! • I’ve been interviewed on some podcast shows 🎙 • The classic ‘ Guess the noises’ segment 📣 • What is masking? 🎭 • Sensory Mapping at the Royal College of Arts 🎨 • Attending a wedding 💍 •  Books I’ve been reading 📚 • and lots more!

Episode 16: My Autism Diagnosis Journey!

Released Feb 29th, 2020: Welcome to Episode 16 of the 21andsensory podcast. As I promised in Episode 15 today’s podcast is all about….my Autism diagnosis! 🧠

Episode 17: Special Guest: Thomas from Aspergers Growth!

Released March 31st, 2020. I had the chance to speak to Thomas Henley in this episode (@aspergersgrowth). He is the founder of the Aspergers Growth channel, a hub for teaching others about autism.

Episode 18: Special Guest: Sophie from @curiosophie

Released April 30th, 2020. I had the chance to speak to the very lovely Sophie. Sophie tells tales of burnout recovery, life as a late diagnosed autistic & her love for video games via her Instagram account @curiosophie. She tries to give a glimpse into the the mundane side of everyday life on the spectrum, with all it’s happy, sad and boring moments. (Episode marked as explicit due to some swearing)

Episode 19: Working from home and managing life in lockdown

Released May 31st 2020.  I thought I’d do a podcast on all things working from home / working remotely. I talk about: How I have found working from home and the process from the very beginning 👀 • struggling with meltdowns, overwhelm, change and routines 🧠 • my current work set-up and how I’m coping ✏️ • the pros and cons of working remotely 👩🏻‍💻 • an advice section for those working / studying / revising / teaching / generally trying to live and survive at home during lockdown 🏠

Episode 20: Special Guest, Emily from @autie__eevee

Released June 30th 2020. In this month’s episode I had the chance to speak to the very lovely Emily (@autie__eevee on Instagram). We spoke about a whole range of things such as her self diagnosis of Autism and her journey to be formally assessed, her first year studying Fine Art at university, her special interests and hobbies and about her amazing Instagram account!

Episode 21: Special Guest, Lydia Wilkins from @journo_lydia

Released July 19th 2020. In this episode I was joined by special guest Lydia Wilkins! (@journo_lydia). Lydia is a freelance NCTJ qualified journalist, with bylines in The Independent, Readers Digest, The Metro, Refinery 29, Debut Careers, BN1 Magazine, and more. Lydia was diagnosed as being on the Autistic Spectrum in January 2015, two months shy of her sixteenth birthday.

She has a blog called mademoisellewomen.com which she started it in July 2012. We chat all things diagnosis related, her childhood and growing up, education and all about her job and online work!

Episode 22: Special Guest, Vicky from @actuallyaspling

Released July 31st 2020. In this episode I was joined by the very lovely Vicky, a neurodivergent advocate and blogger who runs @actuallyaspling on Instagram. Vicky and I chat about how we were both diagnosed autistic at the age of 25 and discuss assessments and other diagnoses. We also talk about uni experiences, blogs, daily life before and during the COVID-19 situation and lockdown. We later mention all things sensory related (and what foods we seek and avoid) as well as some special interests and fidget/stim toy collections!

Episode 23: Special Guest, Allie from @whensouthmetnorth

Released August 31st 2020. In this episode I was joined by the the super lovely Allie (@whensouthmetnorth). Allie is an autistic creative and advocate who alongside her current postgraduate study (a masters degree in Education Research at the University of Oxford) is also a research consultant for Neuropool which is a start-up for supporting neurodivergent people run by neurodivergent people. Allie has a special interest in creative writing and is a published poet. She is currently writing a novel and also drafting her first ever play script, which features an autistic protagonist.

So here’s what we chat about:

  • All things autism related…her journey to diagnosis and her autism assessment experience
  • Life throughout secondary school and university and coping in a sensory world
  • We touch on relationships with friends, family and partners
  • And…annoying noises we both can’t tolerate!

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