Steve Silberman is an American writer for Wired magazine and has been an editor and contributor there for 14 years. He was awarded the AAAS "Kavli Science Journalism Award for Magazine Writing."
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My guest today is Steve Silberman, the author of the New York Times best seller "Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity." The book is the winner of 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. Steve has covered science and cultural affairs for Wired and other national magazines for more than 20 years. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Nature, and Salon.
This episode of Autistic Flappy Hour is a special edition: an interview with Steve Silberman (author of Neurotribes) by Laurine and Megan (guest co-host). Special episode means special music! Sumita is a musician who is autistic, and she kindly agreed to let us use bits of her beautiful music.  They come from the album "Shapes and Ladders" - intro is from Magic Sheepskin Rug, stings are from Mr Dandylion, and the closing bit is from Shapes and Ladders. View the post for this episode on our website Read a transcript of the episode Meeting Steve Silberman Back in May, Laurine went to Norwich to watch a talk/discussion given by Steve Silberman, accompanied by autistic poet Joanne Limburg. Meeting Steve Silberman was a great experience. He is a lovely person, and - important point for Laurine - he did not reach for a handshake. Laurine always feels very weird rejecting a handshake. The Interview In this interview, we talk about differences between the US and the UK as well as public perceptions of autism. We also touch on the subject of pop culture, and wonder what Steve would do the same and differently in hindsight. We close by discussing how the book could be used as a resource for young autistics, and mention the issue of translating Neurotribes into other languages. Related links Steve Silberman's website Joanne Limburg's website A podcast of Steve and Joanne's discussion at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2016 Autreat - US retreat for autistic people previously held Autscape Wired: The Geek Syndrome Matt Savage's website Stephen Wiltshire's website Undark: The Invisibility of Black Autism All the Weight of our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism Get in touch Episode 5 will be about autistic people who work in the field of autism. We also have an interview with Jon Adams in the works. In the meantime, please rate or review us on iTunes or get in touch by leaving a comment on this post, emailing us at flappyhourcast at gmail dot com or sending a message on one of our social media accounts listed below. Our social accounts @flappyhourcast on Twitter Our Facebook page Our Tumblr account Our iTunes profile Cisco's Twitter - @AskCisco Laurine's Twitter - @lcgrmo Nat's Twitter - @quarridors
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