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The Road to the Audiobook: Part 1

The Road to the Audiobook: Part 1

I am about to begin recording my audiobook edition of 'Just One More Drive: The true story of a stuttering homosexual and his race car'. I thought it would be a good idea to chronicle this adventure as it will be a totally new experience for me. As a stutterer, reading from text (even if I wrote it myself) will be a challenge and I am wondering how I will sound and perform in the studio over the 10 hours or so it will take to record.

All that being said, the dates are booked and I will post more short videos as I complete the project and launch the finished audiobook in 2023.

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Straight Talking Mental Health Podcast with Allan and Aisling

Straight Talking Mental Health Podcast with Allan and Aisling

Recently I had the opportunity to connect with psychotherapist Allan Clarke and arranged to appear on his podcast ‘Straight Talking Mental Health’, which he co-hosts with his partner Aisling. I have to say it was a challenging and confronting conversation for me, but also cathartic.

With the focus being on mental health and straight talking, Allan and I had a frank discussion around my experiences with stuttering , coming out and my failed suicide attempt. Talking about these topics was a chance for me to revisit those memories and discuss my emotions and mindset at the time. Allan was a wonderful host and despite the topics, we certainly did have a lot of craic (Irish slang for fun!).

The podcast is now live and the various links are listed below:

 

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Some Stutter Luh! – Podcast episode

Some Stutter Luh! – Podcast episode

A huge thank you to Greg O’Grady and the Some Stutter Luh! team for having me on their podcast recently. Greg and I got to chat about stuttering, homosexuality and my inspiration and experiences writing  ‘Just One More Drive’.

Some Stutter Luh! is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first podcast about  about living with communication differences. Greg and his team speak directly to people living with speech and language challenges, and others such as speech language pathologists, researchers, educators and family members. They use inclusive language and aim to rebuild confidence and hope by dismantling myths, stigma and stereotypes.

You can view our video episode below:

 

You can also listen to the podcast episode on various websites. The links are below:

Some Stutter Luh! website: https://somestutterluh.ca/2022/09/04/S03E13.html

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6dOls1a7HTqxP6AuiPjkDg

Apple Podcasts episode link: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/interview-with-robert-obrien/id1554770147?i=1000578315260

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Transcending Stuttering Podcast: The Mighty Mindset

Transcending Stuttering Podcast: The Mighty Mindset

I had the pleasure of being invited onto the Transcending Stuttering Podcast hosted by Uri Schneider. We covered a lot of material ranging from stuttering, coming out, suicide and mental health. You can listen to the full conversation by using the link below:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/76-mighty-mindset-with-robert-obrien/id1541080029?i=1000567822986&fbclid=IwAR0RwkHIH9TrPpizdnjfTQi3nWjMnqGFJbhDndd_-9iLCwTl7ccFBeLb9OA

 

 

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Just One More Drive: Live launch video

Just One More Drive: Live launch video

This is a recording of the live launch of Just One More Drive on the 29th of October 2017 in XY on Davie Street. It is just over 24 minutes long, totally unscripted and shot from one angle. But I hope it captures the spirit of the day. A huge thank you to Brent, Dad, Rory and Edward for speaking. You guys rocked.

Enjoy.

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