Prick up your ears and turn up the volume. We’ve compiled some of our favourite podcasts about disability and travel, made by incredible people committed to making our communities more accessible.
ListenABLE, with Dylan Alcott and Angus O’Loughlin
Radio host and paralympian Dylan Alcott and radio and TV personality Angus O’Loughlin happen to be best mates, which is evident with their easy rapport. Their podcast is relaxed and seeks to challenge perceptions about what it means to live with a disability. ListenABLE features well-known guests and is not afraid to talk about the tricky stuff.
Learn more and listen to ListenABLE here.
Wheelchair Travel, with John Morris
John Morris has been sharing travel stories and advice for wheelchair users on his blog Wheelchair Travel for years. Recently, he also launched an eponymous podcast. “My goal is to connect disabled travellers with the industry and also the reverse – connect the industry with experiences of disabled travellers,” says John.
Learn more about Wheelchair Travel here.
A Different Way of Travelling, with Lois Strachan
Lois teamed up with friend and founder of Accessible South Africa, Deirdre Gower, to deliver this travel-based podcast. Lois interviews guests with disabilities about their travel tips and highlights, and shares information about accessible service providers.
“I love what I’m doing with the podcast because it is giving me such a great opportunity to talk to people about something that I’m passionate about,” says Lois.
Learn more and listen to A Different Way of Travelling here.
Tiny Island, with Kurt Fearnley
Host Kurt Fearnley has claimed three Paralympic gold medals, won more than 30 marathons and crawled the length of the Kokoda Track. His appearances at all-abilities sports camps must provide good training! His podcast hosts influential and prominent Aussies for a chat about what it means to be alive and what it means to be Australian. You can expect Kurt to spin a yarn with sporting greats like Adam Goodes and Layne Beachley, pop culture icons like Osher Gunsberg and The Wiggles and politicians such as Bill Shorten and Gladys Berejiklian.
Learn more and listen to Tiny Island here.
Too Peas in a Podcast, with Mandy Hose and Kate Jones
You will laugh and you will cry alongside co-hosts Mandy and Kate, two unapologetic mums who love a chuckle, as they talk about parenting children with additional needs. Too Peas in a Podcast had been running for less than a year when it was recognised by Leigh Sales and Annabel Crabb from Chat 10 Looks 3 and Mia Freedman from Mamamia Out Loud.
Learn more and listen to Too Peas in a Podcast here.
This listening guide first appeared in Travel Without Limits magazine. You can subscribe here.