28 Oct 2020
24 Oct 2020
Barry Yeoman and Christopher Constantino join Peter Reitzes to discuss how to talk about Joe Biden’s stuttering. Topics include how to respond to well intentioned but ableist descriptions of Joe Biden’s stuttering, Barry Yeoman’s recent column in the Nation titled Our Stutter: Joe Biden, Brayden Harrington—and Me, policing stuttering voices, and much more.
Barry Yeoman is a journalist with more than four decades of experience who specializes in in-depth reporting that puts a human face on complex issues.
Peter Reitzes is a speech-language pathologist and President of StutterTalk.
Barry, Chris, and Peter are all people who stutter.
31 Aug 2020
John Hendrickson joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss the months after his article with Joe Biden went viral and how it impacted his stuttering journey. Hendrickson shared how these past few months have altered his relationship with his stuttering, his most memorable and challenging experiences, and his upcoming book Life On Delay.
John Hendrickson is a Senior Editor at The Atlantic, where he edits and writes stories across the entire spectrum of politics. He was previously the Politics Editor at Rolling Stone, the Digital Deputy Editor at Esquire, and an editor and reporter at The Denver Post. For the January/February 2020 issue of The Atlantic, John wrote a feature about Joe Biden’s lifelong journey with stuttering, and his own. The article has been read by over a million people and was named one of the best stories of 2019 by Longform. John is now working on a book about stuttering, Life On Delay, and is interviewing people who stutter from all over the world. If you’re interested in participating, please email him at email@example.com.
23 Jul 2020
Sam Simpson joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss Stammering Pride and Prejudice, a book that explores stuttering from the social model of disability. Sam shares how she learned about the social model in the 1990’s, and how this continues to influence her work as a speech therapist and counselor today.
15 Jun 2020
Patrick reflects on his chapter “People With Stigma: A reflection on stigma against stammering in society and the stammerer” in which he covers topics such as shame, stigma, hidden disability and loneliness, and the ultimate antidote to them: Stammering pride.
Patrick Campbell is a stammerer and doctor living in Cambridge, England. Through his personal experience, he has developed an interest in how public and self-stigma intertwine to produce disability for people who stammer and how this debilitating process can be altered through seeing positive value in stammering. Patrick has recently enjoyed editing the book Stammering Pride and Prejudice. During lock-down, he has got back into jogging.
6 Jun 2020
Dr. Kia Noelle Johnson and Dr. Darren Johnson join Chaya Goldstein to share their experience of what it’s like to be a black person in America today. Together they discuss the impact of overt and covert racism, microaggressions, and digging deep on self reflection to start making internal changes. Darren and Kia share what we can do as individuals and a community to show up in support of our black friends, and be part of the change.
Dr. Darren Johnson is a person who stutters and has been an active member of the New York City stuttering community since 2015. Outside of his involvement in the community, he is a cancer researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and enjoys exploring the city in his free-time.
Dr. Kia Kia Noelle Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston and an ASHA board certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in Fluency and Fluency Disorders with a focus on children who stutter. Her current research interest is in the examination of speech disfluencies in culturally and linguistically diverse children who do and do not stutter. She serves on the ASHA Board of Directors as the National Advisor to the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors to the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing.