AT Banter Episode 265 – Ableism Part 1

This week Rob, Ryan, Steve and Lis welcome Amy Amantea, artist, actor and advocate for a rousing round table discussion about ableism. They talk about its definitions, the concept of micro aggressions and the importance of avoiding ableist language – and much much more. It’s an episode so full of thought provoking conversation and learning that there was no chance of packing into one episode, so stay tuned for additional parts in the weeks ahead!

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/at-banter-podcast-episode-265-ableism-part-1.pdf

Show Notes

Meet Amy Amantea
https://www.ami.ca/Amy-Amantea-bio

AT Banter Episode 264 – Lainey Feingold

Rob, Ryan and Steve sit down this week and talk with renowned Disability Rights Lawyer and Author of the book, “Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits” Lainey Feingold. They discuss accessibility lawsuits and the ADA, negotiation techniques, and how sitting down and discussing accessibility with companies can bear more fruit than actual lawsuits.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/at-banter-podcast-episode-264-lainey-feingold.pdf

Show Notes

Lainey Feingold Online
https://www.lflegal.com/

Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits
https://www.amazon.com/Structured-Negotiation-Winning-Alternative-Lawsuits/dp/0578310457

AT Banter Episode 263 – Ken Brandt

Rob, Ryan and Steve once again welcome Lis Malone to help co-host as they sit down and talk to Ken Brandt, author of the book “Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight”. They discuss the origins of the book and the importance of having a positive attitude and sense of adventure. Also, we learn why you always want to cross your legs when parachuting into a forest.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/at-banter-podcast-episode-263-ken-brandt.pdf

Show Notes

Ken Brandt Online
https://www.kenbrandt.com/

Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight
https://www.amazon.ca/Positive-Vision-Enjoying-Adventures-Advantages/dp/0648762521/

AT Banter Episode 262 – Dr. Anna Lembke

We are back after a break of a couple weeks (blame Rob) and Ryan, Steve, and Rob welcome back guest co-host Lis Malone for a very special episode of the show. This week the gang talks to Dr. Anna Lembke, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and author of the book “Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence” about addiction, how many seemingly innocuous things are being “drug-ified”, and why it’s important to find a balance in our everyday lives.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/at-banter-podcast-episode-262-dr.-anna-lembke.pdf

Show Notes

Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
https://www.amazon.ca/Dopamine-Nation-Finding-Balance-Indulgence/dp/152474672X

Dr. Anna Lembke Online
https://www.annalembke.com/

AT Banter Episode 261 – Bring on the Halloweenies

The pumpkins are all out on the porches and the trees are adorned with toilet paper, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for the AT Banter annual Halloween episode! This year we’ve got a full house, as Rob, Ryan, and Steve welcome special guest Rick Chant from Chaos Technical Services and Lis Malone, from the Breaking Dishes Podcast to help celebrate the season as only these Halloweenies can!

AT Banter Episode 260 – Dr. Dave Grimes

It’s Blindness Awareness Month and Rob, Ryan and Steve talk about its mandate and why Blindness Awareness is important globally before welcoming on Dr. Dave Grimes to talk about his work done with the Children’s Low Vision Project and the work done overseas with Medical Ministry International.

Show Notes

Medical Ministry International
https://www.mmi.org/

Image of a hiking trail with one able bodies person and one person in an adapted wheelchair hiking through a lush green set of trees.

AT Banter Episode 259 – Community Recreation Initiatives Society

Moose, rabbits, bears, oh my! This week Steve, Ryan and Rob are heading into the Great Outdoors to talk with Laura McEwan, Manager of Program Delivery for Accessible Wilderness Expeditions, an organization based in Kelowna, BC that offers all manner of adapted outings and adventures.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/at-banter-podcast-episode-259-cris.pdf

Show Notes

Community Recreational Initiatives Society
http://crisadaptive.ca/

Adaptive Adventures
http://adaptiveadventures.ca/

Accessible Wilderness Expeditions
https://www.accesswilderness.ca/

AT Banter Episode 258 – Kiesha Mastrodimos

Rob, Ryan and Steve get a lesson in foreign foot fetishes (inside joke, you’ll have to listen to the episode to get it) and welcome disability advocate, motivational speaker, social media star Kiesha Mastrodimos to the show to discuss the documentary “Kiesha’s Story: A Path to Wellness”.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/10/at-banter-podcast-episode-258-keisha-mastrodimos.pdf

Show Notes

Kiesha’s Story: A Path to Wellness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVW1ZcsFCsg

Kiesha on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/wheelsxo

Kiesha on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChbEgWyPACFalmuSIwej3xA

AT Banter Episode 257 – Jillian Gillis

Mental health and the notion of self-care and self-love can be something many of us overlook in our busy, everyday lives. This week the boys are excited to welcome Jillian Gillis to the show to talk about her new(ish) podcast called Self Love is Blind, a show that discusses these concepts through the lens of disability.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/at-banter-episode-268-jillian-gillis.pdf

Show Notes

Self Love Is Blind
https://selfloveisblind.com/

AT Banter Episode 256 – Kelly Goto Returns

It’s another exciting week for the boys at AT Banter as they welcome back long time friend of the show Kelly Goto, founder and principal at gotomedia and gotoresearch to talk about the state of digital accessibility and how corporations are beginning to embrace inclusivity and accessible policies.

Show Transcript: https://atbanter.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/at-banter-podcast-episode-256-kelly-goto-returns.pdf

Show Notes

Kelly Goto on the web
https://www.kellygoto.com/

gotomedia
https://www.gotomedia.com/

gotoresearch
https://www.gotoresearch.com/