Some Stutter, Luh!

by The Communication Collaborative

Join host, Greg O'Grady, and his guests for a weekly dose of speech, language and what it's like to live with a communication impairment. Some Stutter, Luh! is Newfoundland and Labrador's first podcast about living with communication differences. We speak directly to people living with speech and language challenges, and others such as speech language pathologists, researchers, educators and family members. We use inclusive language and themes to help rebuild confidence and hope by dismantling myths, stigma, stereotypes and barriers.

4 July 2021

Interview with Dan Rossi
S01E17

Notes

On today’s episode, Greg and Katelyn chat with fellow podcaster Dan Rossi!

Dan Rossi is a digital marketer and cartoonist living in Toronto, Canada. He is the host of the long-standing “Stuttering is Cool” podcast and author of the book “Stuttering is Cool” (which you can find for sale on Etsy)! Throughout the episode, Dan talks about his book and the creation of the character Franky Banky, a fox who stutters. In addition to sharing about his book, Dan talks about his own experiences as a person who stutters, discussing the concept of a confident stutter and how he become comfortable to stutter openly and accept his stutter. The group chats about toxic positivity, and how to look for the positives in a situation without invalidating others’ negative experiences and emotions. Dan shares what he feels might be some of the advantages of having a stutter and also details some of the most rewarding parts of his work. Finally, all three chat a little about podcasting and Dan asks what “luh” means in the name “Some Stutter, Luh!”.

Music: Luca Dinu. Production Team: Dr. Paul De Decker, Luca Dinu, Katelyn Mayo, Emily Murphy, Melanie Crane, Greg O’Grady. Check out Dan’s work at his website “Stuttering is Cool”