Podcasts have been growing in popularity for years since the medium’s inception in the early 2000s. In 2006, 22% of adults in the U.S. were aware of podcasting. Today, that percentage has climbed to 78%. If you can think of a topic, there is likely a podcast (or several) that covers it — and podcasts for aphasia are no exception.
For individuals with aphasia or caregivers, some podcasts that discuss aphasia can provide inspiration, education, and even entertainment. To make your search easier, we’ve compiled five aphasia podcasts that you can listen to today.
The Slow Road to Better
Produced by members of the Stroke Comeback Center, The Slow Road To Better podcast approaches post-stroke and brain injury recovery with a human touch. Topics including communicating with aphasia, personal identity, dating, and much more. This podcast recently celebrated its 100th episode, and holds a 4.8 rating on Apple Podcasts.
Aphasia Access Conversations
This aphasia-centric podcast provides insightful interviews with speech-language professionals to provide the latest in aphasia resources, tips, and more. On Aphasia Access Conversations, Hear about cutting-edge strategies and life participation methods from passionate leaders. This insightful aphasia podcast holds a 4.7 rating on Apple Podcasts.
For aphasia caregivers, the Caregiver Dave podcast is a popular resource. They discuss the common challenges we know many caregivers face — such as burnout, stress, and grief — and provide insight into how one can deal with those things. This helpful podcast has a 4.4 rating on Apple Podcasts.
For those looking to gain a more technical understanding of the brain and neuroscience, look no further than Brain Science. In this podcast, real neuroscientists and brain professionals discuss fascinating topics related to the brain such as consciousness, language, and emotion. This enlightening podcast has a 4.6 rating on Apple Podcasts.
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day
It’s never too late to learn a new word. In each episode of Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day, the popular dictionary shares a word, its definition, and an example sentence. This brief podcast with a 4.4 rating is updated daily, and is a great routine for those looking to practice language and learn new words.
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