Dyslexics are some of the most creative thinkers in our society. Apple, Virgin and IKEA are just some of the examples of what a dyslexic state of mind can conceive. Listen to our guests and share their stories of how right brained thinking helped them excel in a left brained world.
35 - GCHQ's Dyslexic Code Breakers Reveal All
Saturday 07 April 2018
: In this episode of The Codpast, Sean is invited to GCHQ (Government Communication Headquarters) to learn how dyslexic code breakers have...
34 - Confessions of a Poldarling
Thursday 04 May 2017
: Rowen Colman is an Award Winning New York and Sunday Times best-selling author; she’s been writing professionally for over 15 years and...
33 - The Dragon Slayer
Tuesday 04 April 2017
: Born entrepreneur Rob Manly, used school more as a business incubator than a place for gaining grades. Although he was persistent, full of...
32 - On the Write Track
Tuesday 14 March 2017
: It’s said that 50% of the prison population are dyslexic or struggle with reading and literacy. Jason Cook, a veteran member of the 50%...
31 – Rage Against the Machine
Tuesday 07 February 2017
: In this episode of The Codpast, we speak to Tina Crawford about how an incident that could have brought her life to a halt, instead became...
30 – The Best of The Codpast 2016
Tuesday 10 January 2017
: It’s the start of 2017 and as usual we like to take a look back at some of the great conversations we’ve featured throughout the last...
29 - A Dyslexic Love Affair
Monday 05 December 2016
: Like many Dyslexic entrepreneurs, Aggeliki Pappa was blessed with a set of skills and a head full of ideas that didn’t quite fit into an...
28 - Creative Currency
Wednesday 02 November 2016
: Creativity is often seen as the preserve of artists, musicians and writers, but Chris Arnold, founder of ad agency The Garage, sees...
27 - Dyspraxia and the Politician
Tuesday 11 October 2016
: As a kid, while her friends were watching TV dreaming of being the next 80’s pop star or Sunderland United pinup, Emma was watching the...
26 - Peculiar People
Tuesday 06 September 2016
: For Lauren, acting had always been the perfect outlet for her to explore her talent for turning words on a 2D page, into the 3D characters...
25 - A Different Perspective Feat. Luke Wright
Tuesday 02 August 2016
: Author, performance poet, theater maker and broadcaster Luke Wright joins us in the studio. This was an interesting one for me, as I often...
24 - The Dyslexicon
Tuesday 05 July 2016
: In this episode of The Codpast, stand up comic Michael Fabbri explains how his struggles in education and frustration in the workplace were...
23 - The Dyslexic ROI
Thursday 07 April 2016
: There are still employers that see dyslexic employees as resource hungry disruptors, rather than individuals that can bring a fresh approach...
22 - The Confidence Question
Tuesday 01 March 2016
: It’s been said that focusing on reading writing or spelling is not the best way to help dyslexics thrive. For many, confidence is the...
21 - The Professor of Poetry
Tuesday 02 February 2016
: Dub Poet Benjamin Zephaniah has some impressive strings to his bow; writer, author, musician and professor of Humanities and Arts at Brunel...
Tuesday 05 January 2016
: A look back on a great year of podcasting
19 - Marry Popins on Speed
Tuesday 01 December 2015
: It’s a well known fact that around 50% of the prison population are dyslexic or have issues with literacy. What’s lesser known, is the...
18 - The Knowledge is Power
Tuesday 03 November 2015
: They say that knowledge is power and for Gavin Malcolm, this saying has some real significance. We’ve all heard the stories of tough kids...
17 - Memory Mechanics
Tuesday 06 October 2015
: This month master of the mind Jake O’Gorman pops into the studio to dazzle us with his superior memory skills.
16 - Creative, Successful, Dyslexic
Tuesday 01 September 2015
: Mother and author, Margaret Rooke, once had the assumption that Dyslexia was something that happened to other families. Within a family that...
15 - Motorbike Madness
Tuesday 04 August 2015
: In this episode we record on location with TV motorbike adventurer and dyslexic Charley Boorman. Learn how a crazy idea he and his mate Ewan...
14 - Kick Like a Girl
Monday 06 July 2015
: When Rachel left school she had no qualifications and seemingly no hope of a bright future. The only thing she knew how to do was play...
13 - A Turning Point: Part 2
Monday 01 June 2015
: Listen to the second instalment of how Dean Stalham's cycle of crime, drugs and prision was broken when he found a love of art.
Bonus - Bookblog March 2015
Thursday 14 May 2015
: Anna Parker-Naples shares her pick of Dyslexic friendly audiobooks for May.
12 - A Turning Point: Part 1
Tuesday 05 May 2015
: This month Dean Stalham shares the story of how his cycle of crime, drugs and prision was broken when he found a love of art. A positive...