The podcast, Autism in the Wild, was created by my tech-savvy husband, Chris, and is co-hosted by our son, Noah. Henry has been involved in creating the artwork, choosing fonts, and editing recordings.
I guess you could say it's a family affair, although Isaac and I are not directly involved. I agreed to be interviewed for an upcoming episode. We'll see how that goes. They've promised me they can edit.
As I told my husband, "I'm glad you spearheaded this project. It would have taken me three years to get a podcast up and running." True.
I'm proud of these guys for jumping into the podcast world. Chris is great at mobilizing the troops. (How does he do this? I can barely get the kids to do consistent household chores.) I was a little surprised Noah wanted to be a podcast co-host because in recent years he has not wanted me to write much about him and his autism. I understand completely and respect his privacy.
He has more control over what he shares in his own words in a podcast. The first two episodes are insightful interviews with 17-year-old Noah about autism, being on the spectrum, living with a twin brother who has autism, etc.
As with anything, there is a learning curve. Chris bought a big fancy microphone, and they are trying to play around with it to determine how it works best. Anyone who really knows me knows I'm clueless.
Don't know how to listen to a podcast? This website will be helpful: www.autisminthewild.com
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