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There's more to life for disabled people than being called inspirational by people who just met them. We're The Inspiration™ features discussions with people with disabilities of all types, as well as people who have personal connections to them. Discover real reasons why disabled people should, or should not, be considered "inspirations".
 
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I recently reconnected with Valeria Reyes-Chian, who played for a couple years on a basketball team I coached. We talk about why she preferred tennis to basketball, what she's doing on her way to becoming a psychologist, and why she likes this podcast, but hates the name. We're The Inspiration: A Disability Podcast | Facebook We're The Inspiration:…
 
After watching more of the Paralympic Games than I've ever seen before, in this episode I talk about them with my friend Stanley Martin Jr. Subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzpCEit4LJ9ljYCQFTZhRQ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us…
 
Last time I had Nikki Guthrie on the podcast, she told me all about her son's rare condition. This time, I saw that she needed to vent about something that happened to him, and I let her do it on the show. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://disc…
 
So this was supposed to be last week's episode but it had to be recorded a second time. Meezan Ford and I talk about why she goes through a grieving process this time of year, and we talk about some movies with depictions of disabilities. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod…
 
I only heard recently that July was Disability Pride Month. Steve Ray and I talk this week with Ed Tobias, a man with multiple sclerosis who wrote an article about why we don't really need a pride month. Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join Us on Discord: https://discor…
 
My friend Brian Brately has spina bifida like I do, and he got engaged recently. This week I get to talk to him and his future wife Ellen Cinadr, about what she's learned being in a 2 year relationship with Brian. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: http…
 
My friend Ashleigh got married recently. Now she wants to adopt a baby. This week we talk a lot about why she'd rather do that than try to have her own, and why she wants it to happen right after getting married. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https…
 
Many teachers (and parents) have been on this show, explaining what's wrong with the educational system for disabled students. My friend Emily Hayes talks this week about what can be done to set it right. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://disco…
 
Bryan Johnson is a friend of mine who like me, has spina bifida. He's also a recovering alcoholic. He was gracious enough to tell me a little bit of his story as it relates to what drinking has cost him, and how he's trying to get some of it back. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We…
 
Had to do an episode sort of on the fly this week. So Greg and I pulled out our bag of tricks and decided to do a show on euphemisms, mostly ones we don't like and why you shouldn't use them, unless in some cases you're part of the disabled community. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.co…
 
Greg Pote and I examined a compiled list of things not to say to people in wheelchairs, and told some personal stories about when these have been said to us. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Sag7UCyfxJ Credit to Blues Traveler for "…
 
I met Nikki Guthrie while promoting the podcast. She's the mother of a boy with an extra Y chromosome. She talks a lot about what that means, including misconceptions about his condition, and why she decided to keep him homeschooled even after schools reopened. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.f…
 
In 1992, Cordell Jeter was a Paralympian in track. Shortly thereafter, he became my first wheelchair basketball coach. Now, he's trying to give disabled people access to things they haven't experienced in a long time, if ever. Hear about it all on this week's episode. Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like Us on Facebook: https:…
 
I got a message from Nate Schrader's mom, describing him as a filmmaker with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. We talked about which disability affects him more, but also how his disability indirectly caused him to make a transition from theater to filmmaking. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.faceboo…
 
My friend Steve Ray and I started talking about his time as a disabled actor, and ended up talking more about the (sometimes unfair) treatment of disabled performers. Like Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Sag7UCyfxJ Credit to Blues Trave…
 
James Lacerenza is a man with cerebral palsy who has done a lot of charity work for kids with an entirely different disability. Hear about why he chose to do that on this week's episode. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Sag7UCyfxJ C…
 
For my 25th episode, I let my friend Evan Braff ask me some questions about disability issues, how the show has progressed and where it's going. and some questions just about myself. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Sag7UCyfxJ Credi…
 
Mahdi Gilbert is a man who was born with no hands or feet, that went on to become a very successful magician. We go back and forth at times talking about both magic and disability on this week's episode. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://discor…
 
I like to call this episode, The One That Got Me Vaccinated, as my old friend from grade school, Ali Rogers Karpa is a nurse who got me an appointment, but she also lost one of her feet to cancer in 2017. I was very impressed by how much she's learned about living with a disability, even though she's only had to live with it for a few years. Follow…
 
Meezan Ford was recommended to me as a guest long before she was ready to be one. Find out why we're both glad that didn't happen right away, before she talks about her struggles with diabetes. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Sag7U…
 
Sam Mitchell is the first person I've had on the podcast that I don't know personally. He contacted me and said he wanted to talk about autism, which he has, and about which he has his own podcast. This was an opportunity for me to learn a few things about autism, as I talk to Sam and his mother Gina, about how Sam's autism has affected their lives…
 
Chris Young is a relatively new friend of mine, who's wanted to be on this podcast since the day I met him. We had a lot of fun with this one, but it takes a serious turn when we discuss Chris having cancer, and beating it! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Join us on Dis…
 
This week I talk to my former coach and current friend, Susie Rinaldi. It's almost as if we were interviewing each other, so it's hard to summarize what we talked about. But this was such a fun episode! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord…
 
Mark Friedrich is a friend of mine with spina bifida that I used to coach. This week I talk with him and his parents, Ron and Georgeanne, about their family life, and about Ron's extensive work in the deaf community. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: h…
 
Years ago I was a competitive powerlifter. This week, I talk with Mary Hodge, the high performance manager of USA Para Powerlifting, about our personal history through the sport, and how it's changed since I was a part of it. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Join us on D…
 
David Trincellito and I grew up together, at least in the world of wheelchair sports. Hear us talk about that how we've evolved, both as people and as athletes/coaches! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Sag7UCyfxJ…
 
I wanted to talk to my friend Joel Pool about his being a disabled Canadian living in America. But he moved to the US when he was too young to really remember living anywhere else. Find out what unfolds in our latest episode! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Join us on D…
 
This episode turned out better than I thought it would. The first attempt at more than one person on the air with me at once, my friends Brian and Greg and I tried to stay on one topic and failed miserably. But we were still happy with the result. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We…
 
This is a fairly short episode, and yet it's the longest conversation that Eric Edling and I ever had. Find out more about a disabled American living in Ireland during a pandemic Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/MJf8eYhE3F…
 
My (pre and post-COVID) coworker Dave Barnhart joins me for this week's episode to talk about being a father to three sons, two of whom were born with distinctly different disabilities Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Sag7UCyfxJ…
 
This week's inspiration is my friend/former coworker, Steve Ray! We talk about working together in radio, and on a separate podcast and (almost) this one, as well as how we became friends, and how a 2004 car accident changed his life forever. Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In…
 
"We're The Inspiration" Episode 4: A discussion with Brian Brately. This episode went of the rails at times, but that's what can happen when old friends get back together Remember to follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Join us on Discord :https://discord.gg/Sag7UCyfxJ Leave…
 
On this episode, I'm joined by "Speedy" Alex Gonzalez! we talk about our mutual love of powerlifting and dislike for euphemisms, and much more! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We.R.In.Pod Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/We_R_In_Pod Join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/MJf8eYhE3F Leave comments or ask questions on any …
 
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