Podcast Brunch Club Focuses on Disability this January

The Podcast Brunch Club (PBD) is a community of engaged podcast listeners. Every month, PBD posts anywhere between one and five hours of podcast listening. It works kind of like a book club, and participants are encouraged to meet in face-to-face PBD chapters. 

In January of 2019, the Podcast Brunch Club has selected podcasts that fit the topic: “Community Responses to Disability”. The listening list was curated by Sarah from the Baltimore chapter of the Podcast Brunch Club.

It is estimated that one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. Over the years, there has been some progress in recognizing the importance of accessibility and inclusion, but our governments and workplaces and communities still have much to do to embrace and empower people with disabilities.

The podcast selections are:

The Memory Palace– Outliers (9 minutes long – from March of 2018)

99% Invisible– Curb Cuts (45 minutes long – from May of 2018)

Joyriding in Autismland– Andrew Solomon (21 minutes long – from February of 2014)

She and Her– Disability is Her Beast (15 minutes – from June 2018)

Visit the Podcast Brunch Club website for more information about each of these episodes and to find out where to get them. 

Join the Podcast Brunch Club

Podcast Brunch ClubThe Podcast Brunch Club (PBC) was started by Adela. It is a community of podcast listeners. Every month, anywhere from 1-5 hours of podcast listening is posted for members to listen to and discuss.

It’s like a book club – but for podcasts!

The Podcast Brunch Club started in March of 2015. Since then, a new theme has been selected for each and every month. Specific podcast episodes that relate to the theme are linked to on the PBC blog. That makes it easy for everyone to find the episodes and listen to them.

The current theme, for July 2016, is “Happy Birthday, America!” The selection of podcast episodes includes one from Radio Diaries, one from In Theory, and another one from Stride & Saunter.

There are two ways to join the Podcast Brunch Club. You can join in person by filing out an inquiry form on the website. There are Podcast Brunch Clubs in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., Sydney, Australia, and Geneva Switzerland.

The Chicago Chapter meets for brunch on the last Sunday of every month. Want to start a Podcast Brunch Club in your city? Let them know on the inquiry form.

The other way to join the Podcast Brunch Club is online. The best way to do that is by signing up for the PBC newsletter. You can also follow the PBC on Twitter, friend it on Facebook, and bookmark the blog. Their blog and Facebook group are where PBC members can add comments and have conversations about the episodes of the month.

The Podcast Brunch Club was started when it occurred to Adela how solitary podcast listening is. That experience reminded her of when you read a great book and want to share your thoughts about it with someone else. Those who participle in PBC can share their thoughts about specific podcast episodes each month with a group of people who have also listened to those same episodes.