NeuroDiving is a new philosophy podcast, radio-quality in its production, about neurodivergence.
Professor Hicks writes:
The following four episodes focus on the myth that autism is a “theory of mind deficit.” We investigate where the concept of “theory of mind” came from, how the “theory of mind deficit” view of autism has affected autistic people, what went wrong with the scientific research that was used to support this myth, and how we can improve autism research by reflecting on the values that drive scientific practice. Other guests on Season 1 include Daniel Dennett, Tobi Abubakare, Travis LaCroix, Joe Gough, Heidi Maibom, and Ryan Althaus.
She adds that the podcast “will be of interest to people who want to learn more about neurodivergence, philosophy, and the social sciences. And it might be a useful teaching resource for some of your readers.”
You can listen to a trailer for the show here.
The program is in part the product of training provided by the Marc Sanders Philosophy in the Media Initiative.