Off the Spectrum

Off the Spectrum

Madonna Kilpatrick is a comedian, anthropologist, and explorer. She is also autistic, and lives with non-verbal learning disorder, which can affect speech processing and motor skill coordination. These are not disabilities, however, but rather lenses through which Madonna observes the world, offering angles and viewpoints otherwise unseen by neurotypical audiences.


April 11, 2021 13 mins
Spring is here, classes have begun, and I'm already distracted! Plus, another exciting episode of Off the Spectrum Theatre, with Split Second Radio!
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Catching up on past projects and future research, and another exciting episode of Off the Spectrum Theatre, with Split Second Radio!
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January 9, 2021 14 mins
Expectations and Reality come face to face, and we debut Off the Spectrum Theater, with Split Second Radio!
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October 14, 2020 14 mins
In this episode, we run down Sports and Entertainment highlights, including (of course) the latest Star Wars news, and try to make sense of all of these new routines we have to develop, now that the old ones are problematic at best. Also, Standby for an All-Call for Weirdos!
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In this episode, we examine the rigors of isolation and the coping mechanisms that are getting us through. Then join us for a sneak peek of Off The Spectrum Theatre, featuring Split Second Improv!
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This week, we're talking Star Wars with Max and Calen! We discuss the role it's played in our lives, the intricacy of the storytelling, and its impact on our shared cultural heritage, while Max experiences his first, chilling, commercial break. SPOILERS! THERE ARE SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!!!

Find more at SearchForSigns.Wordpress.Com, and follow us on twitter at @MadonnaOTS
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This month, our themes are Star Wars, Transition, Maturity, and Agency. We examine Star Wars, the role it has played in our lives and in our development as people, and what lessons we can take away as the door closes on an important part of our shared cultural heritage. Find more at SearchForSigns.Wordpress.Com, and follow us on twitter at @MadonnaOTS
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October 15, 2019 27 mins
We have the chance to talk with Jason and Natasha at the Museum of Popular Culture about the Sensory Friendly program that they have been developing, as well as their ongoing outreach to communities and educational programs throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Be sure to listen for details on how to get two free passes to MoPop!
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August 31, 2019 42 mins
We talk with Dr. Mark Goulston about the increasingly interesting journey we find ourselves on as I continue to flourish under his mentorship. We also talk about the nature of communication, how we say what we say, and how it is heard.
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July 4, 2019 30 mins
For our inaugural episode, we sit down with Kristin Sunanta Walker, patient advocate, public speaker, and CEO of the Mental Health News Radio Network, for a talk about autism, mental health, and my overall strangeness.
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