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The Other Stories Podcast

The Other Stories Podcast

Hosted by: Rachel Maunder

The Other Stories Podcast is a collection of honest, open and sometimes candid conversations with people from a whole range of marginalised, under-represented and unheard groups who share their stories about feeling...

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Perfect as you are

You might be surprised to hear that being highly intelligent often comes with its own challenges. Having a natural aptitude for one or  more aspects of life often means other parts of life can be hard to navigate,...
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Living on a tight rope

At the age of 18 and poised ready to embark on an engineering apprenticeship, Tom Henwood woke to find himself in a hospital bed with no memory of how he had got there. He’d actually woken up from an induced coma he’s...
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A life happy ever after

Born into a family she never felt a good fit for, and with some disabilities that made life more challenging then for most, Vie Portland is now on a mission to spread her ‘Vieness’ as widely as possible and she does...
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Looking at the world sideways

A prolific doodler and note-taker during her school days, as well as being a high achiever, Anna Rowe certainly didn’t cause anyone to even consider that she might have ADHD. Once she found out in her late 40’s that...
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Shouting isn't teaching

Already full to the brim with unprocessed childhood cultural trauma, when Nisanka was confronted with her 4 year old telling her that ‘shouting isn’t teaching’ she knew it was time to face what was happening and to...
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The Potent Power of Menopause

Did you know that menopause comes with a bonus? I certainly didn't until my conversation with Kate Usher in this week's episode. She of course outlines the torrid disadvantages of the menopause itself and how friends,...
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Dare to be You

There are those who have led a conventional life, then there are those with a hinterland and Shelley Bridgman is certainly among the latter. In this episode Shelley not only shares her personal story but we also...
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Review and reflections with host Rachel Maunder

As the podcast reaches its 20th episode, host Rachel Maunder takes a moment to review and reflect the stories shared so far. With a common theme of her guests wanting the people around them to challenge their own...
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Reaching full potential

From being a fairly ordinary kid with a fairly average future ahead of him, a life-threatening illness and life-changing surgery at the age of 15 were the worst and the best things to happen to Aaron Phipps. He has...
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Inner vision

Brought up with the message ‘at least you’re only blind’, in this episode of The Other Stories Podcast Dr. Sarah Bryan shares her story of how, despite her history of personal trauma, she has gone on to a life of...
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Here for a reason

Who even knew that being highly sensitive was a thing! Safe in the knowledge that she isn’t ‘over sensitive’ or ‘highly strung’, When Nina Khoo finally found out that she’s among the 20%+ of the population she felt...
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The Path of Hope

In this episode Stephen Whitton talks publicly for the first time about a point in his life where he chose the path of hope over the path of despair. He shares his story of how his attempts to mask uncomfortable...
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