Disability, Movement, Etcetera

Disability, Movement, Etcetera

This show is not your inspiration porn...though, occasionally, it may be inspirational. In each episode, American scholar and former public school educator, Dr. Andrew Colombo-Dougovito talks with leaders in the disability rights and justice movements, journalists, disabled athletes, policymakers, and other key stakeholders about issues facing disabled people in the sporting world and beyond. Subscribe now, and visit https://media.amcd.wtf for more info.


July 11, 2023 119 mins

Whoops we forgot hit publish on this one! On today's episode, John and Andy discuss addiction and its overlap with disability, particularly as it relates to stigma and stereotypes. John interviews longtime freelance journalist, Tracey Lindeman; they discuss the deeply rooted systemic issues with the healthcare system and how we might fight back. Her book, BLEED, is now available.

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What we really think about 'allies'! On today's episode, John and Andy revisit an earlier conversation about chatGPT and accessibility, as well as discuss recent events at the US border relating to disability and a failure of "policy". Andy interviews Karlton Laster about his piece in Medium, "We need more co-conspirators, Less Allies". They discuss how marginalized groups might better support one another and how white folks can do...

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On today's show—originally, recorded on February 22—John and Andy discuss the pervasiveness of the "cure" narrative among health and wellness advice, and how many folks trying to help can inadvertently perpetuate ableist practices.

Our guest is Lissie Cox, who discusses with John the rampant fatphobia among movement or wellness spaces.

For more information, detailed show notes and transcripts can be found at blankowl.com.

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Phew—we've finally made it back in your feeds! We hit kind of a rough spot mentally these past few weeks and, well, some stuff (not this podcast) had to take priority—we're sorry and we hope you didn't miss us too badly.

On today's show—originally, recorded on February 10—John and Andy discuss entrepreneurship as a means of survival and start getting into the Paralympic spirit, maybe a little early.

Our guest for today is former Para...

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We're back! Happy new year!

On today's show, John and Andy the year ahead. John gets into "cripping up" his productivity, and Andy dismisses the moral panic of ChatGPT.

Episode sponsor: Kitcaster.

For more information, detailed show notes can be found at blankowl.com.

Disability, Movement, Etcetera is a Blank Owl Production.

This show was produced by John Loeppky and Andrew Colombo-Dougovito.

Audio recording was done by John and Andy; ed...

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December 19, 2022 94 mins

It's our last pod of the year, and it's out on a Monday! Woo!

On today's show, John and Andy discuss their end-of-the-year takeaways and what they're looking forward to in the new year. They also discussed the CDC's 180..360(?)...on masking. John interviewed Peter Torres Fremlin, creator of the Disability Debrief.

Episode sponsor: Kitcaster.

For more information, detailed show notes can be found at blankowl.com.

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December 7, 2022 113 mins

I think it's safe to acknowledge that these episodes are being published on crip time.

On today's show, Andy and John discuss yet another scandal from the Paralympics. They also cover the issues with physical activity rates among disabled people resulting from the pandemic, and they talk about disability in the World Cup. John interviewed Rachel Voss about gaming and why we need more disabled representation in games like DND.


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November 23, 2022 110 mins

We’ll eventually publish these on Monday, promise. On today's show, hosts, Andy and John discuss some of the recent coverage related to the latest midterm elections as well as new disability guidelines released by the NCAA. John interviewed Dom Kelly, a former staffer to Stacy Abrams and found of New Disabled South.

For more information, detailed show notes can be found at blankowl.com.

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November 8, 2022 99 mins

Disability, Movement, Etcetera is back for a second season...we think. On today's show, regular host, Dr. Andy, is joined by new cohost, John! After hardy introductions, John and Andy discuss mutual aid, diet ableism, inspiration porn...and a whole bunch of other stuff that is too wordy to put in the show description.

For more information, detailed show notes can be found at blankowl.com.

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November 2, 2022 57 mins

Today’s guest is Lydia X. Z. Brown. Lydia is an advocate, organizer, attorney, strategist, and writer whose work focuses on interpersonal and state violence against disabled people at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, faith, language, and nation.

This interview was recorded live on YouTube on Dec. 7, 2021.

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Host: Andrew Colombo-Dougovito

Guest: Lydia X. Z. Brown

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November 2, 2022 50 mins

Today’s guest is Elayne Otstot. Elayne is a Communications Specialist from Huntsville, AL whose work is driven by a passion for disability advocacy. Elayne is particularly dedicated to expanding public understanding of person-centered approaches and working with public agencies to make sure that support systems reflect person-centered values. Elayne is highly skilled in plain language communication, and she has deep experience in w...

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April 1, 2022 47 mins

Today’s guest is Syren Nagakryie. Syren (they/them) is an activist, writer, community organizer and outdoor enthusiast. They have become a leading advocate and expert voice in making the outdoors more inclusive and accessible for the disabled community and others that are underrepresented. Syren grew up with multiple disabilities and chronic illnesses, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. ...

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February 1, 2022 50 mins

Welcome to the first official lecture of the Disability, Movement, Etcetera series. Today’s guest is Lillie Lainoff. Lillie received her B.A. in English from Yale University, where she was a varsity fencer and one of the first physically disabled athletes to individually qualify for any NCAA Championship event. She has also won the 2019 LA Review Literary Award for Short Fiction, was a featured Rooted in Rights disability activist,...

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October 13, 2021 2 mins

Welcome to the Disability, Movement, Etcetera podcast! This show is a replay of the first series of the Disability, Movement, Etcetera live show. You can catch us each month now through December on YouTube for the live show and subscribe so you never miss an episode.

You can register for our upcoming events and our newsletter to get updates as each event approached or we add more guests.

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