I mentioned yesterday, I think it was yesterday. Anyway, I mentioned that there were some things that I was really excited about but wanted to save it for a followup post and here it is.
So, I’m officially recording again and I’m really excited about this new series of interviews.
I’ve been talking to all kinds of experts during the first three seasons because I wanted to provide valuable information that could improve the lives of families, especially autism families. I’ll still continue to bring valuable info but I want to do something a little different.
What I’m doing now is recording conversations I have with other autism or special needs parents. These are raw, unfiltered conversations so you can expect colorful language and interesting insights into someone else’s life.
I began doing this today.
One of the things that I really want to do is produce something that’s incredibly relatable. I want people to listen and walk away feeling better because they’ve connected with my guests on a personal level.
This is very informal but professionally done. The idea is to be real, raw and honest. This means that there may be interruptions by our kids and those will be part of the show because it’s real life. So many of us are struggling with working from home, remote learning and a shitload of other challenges brought on by COVID. It’s important to be honest about these challenges because so many of us are experiencing these things and feel very much alone.
Hearing someone else talk about living out of a laundry basket, unpaid bills, dirty dishes, sleepless nights, meltdowns, or struggling to help their kids with online school is oddly comforting because it reminds us that we’re not as alone as we may feel.
You may not agree with what you hear but what you will hear is someone else’s truth. Everyone’s experiences are different and we need to remember that.
I recorded my first Parent to Parent episode today and it will drop in about two weeks. Something to keep in mind is that the audio isn’t going to be perfect because not everyone has the right equipment available. You may hear kids in the background and that’s okay. The whole point is to be real and our kids are very much a part of our lives.
Recording today was so much fun because it was literally getting to know someone, learning about their life and discovering things we have in common. It’s a really powerful experience. Selfishly, I feel like I’m making new friends. It’s kinda hard to have a conversation like this and then not stay in touch. I truly hope to continue this trend going forward.
I’m not sure if I’ll split off from The Autism Dad podcast and create a second show dedicated to these conversations, but for now, the branding isn’t as important and the content. I’m really excited to bring this to you guys.
If anyone is interested in being a guest, please shoot me an email via the form below. Provide some basic info and I’ll be in touch.