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Dyslexics are some of the most creative thinkers in our society. Apple, Virgin and IKEA are just some of the examples of what a dyslexic state of mind can conceive. Listen to our guests and share their stories of how right brained thinking helped them excel in a left brained world.

Latest Episodes

GCHQ's Dyslexic Code Breakers Reveal All

In this episode of The Codpast, Sean is invited to GCHQ (Government Communication Headquarters) to learn how dyslexic code breakers have helped keep the British isles safe for over a 100 years.

24 min2018 APR 7
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GCHQ's Dyslexic Code Breakers Reveal All

Confessions of a Poldarling

Rowen Colman is an Award Winning New York and Sunday Times best-selling author; she’s been writing professionally for over 15 years and has published over 30 books. However, she still finds it difficult to fill in online forms and sometimes gets lost on buses. In this episode of The Codpast, Rowen talks about how despite the general consensus dyslexics make fantastic writers, she shares her advice on writing with dyslexia and explains why sometimes non-dyslexics can be ‘a bit rubbish.’

31 min2017 MAY 4
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Confessions of a Poldarling

The Dragon Slayer

Born entrepreneur Rob Manly, used school more as a business incubator than a place for gaining grades. Although he was persistent, full of drive and bursting with innovative ideas. By the age of 17, a string of failed ventures forced him into every entrepreneur’s nightmare…working for the man! In this episode of The Codpast, we hear how Rob went from being a retail assistant to making the business pitch of his life to the panel of the BBC’s Dragons Den.

27 min2017 APR 4
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The Dragon Slayer

On the Write Track

It’s said that 50% of the prison population are dyslexic or struggle with reading and literacy. Jason Cook, a veteran member of the 50% club, for the second time found himself on the wrong side of prison bars. Although he’d become hardened to the crime, drugs and violence that came with the territory, there was one thing that still filled him with dread…facing his fear of education. That was until a prison teacher helped him unlock a part of him that he never knew existed.

25 min2017 MAR 14
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On the Write Track

Rage Against the Machine

In this episode of The Codpast, we speak to Tina Crawford about how an incident that could have brought her life to a halt, instead became the starting point of her new career as one of the UK’s most unique artists.

31 min2017 FEB 7
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Rage Against the Machine

The Best of The Codpast 2016

It’s the start of 2017 and as usual we like to take a look back at some of the great conversations we’ve featured throughout the last year. We’ve interviewed some great guests who’ve shared some truly entertaining and inspirational stories. This year we’ve got some great guests and shows lined up for you. So subscribe to our podcast and blog to make sure you don’t miss any of those. Happy 2017!

28 min2017 JAN 10
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The Best of The Codpast 2016

A Dyslexic Love Affair

Like many Dyslexic entrepreneurs, Aggeliki Pappa was blessed with a set of skills and a head full of ideas that didn’t quite fit into an established job role. So like many entrepreneurs that had come before her, Aggeliki was forced to build a business, to create the perfect role, to allow her to hire herself. Not only did Aggeliki build a one of a kind business that allowed her to reach her full potential. She’s established herself as a driving force for change in her industry as a whole.

28 min2016 DEC 6
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A Dyslexic Love Affair

Creative Currency

Creativity is often seen as the preserve of artists, musicians and writers, but Chris Arnold, founder of ad agency The Garage, sees creativity as an essential aptitude needed to make it in the world of business. With dyslexia and creativity tightly linked, Chris put his money where his mouth is and courted controversy when he posted a job ad stating, ‘Only dyslexics need apply’! Find out what happened next in this episode of The Codpast.

21 min2016 NOV 3
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Creative Currency

Dyspraxia and the Politician

As a kid, while her friends were watching TV dreaming of being the next 80’s pop star or Sunderland United pinup, Emma was watching the news, dreaming of being a Westminster Politician. The problem is, the children of shipyard workers from northern industrial towns don’t become politicians. But as we all know, building the coping strategies to deal with dyspraxia or dyslexia gives us the tenacity to know, that a problem that seems impossible to some may just need some one to look at it from a slightly different point of view. In this episode of The Codpast, Emma Lewell-Buck,Labour MP for South Shields, shares how with a little dyspraxic thinking, she bucked all the trends.

27 min2016 OCT 11
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Dyspraxia and the Politician

Peculiar People

For Lauren, acting had always been the perfect outlet for her to explore her talent for turning words on a 2D page, into the 3D characters that inhabited her drama classes. When, ‘just for experience,’ she decided to audition for a top Hollywood casting director, she never imagined she’d land a role in the latest summer release buy Hollywood legend Tim Burrton. Hear how Lauren went, from stressing out about her A –Level revision to spending her gap year acting opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Dame Jud

28 min2016 SEP 6
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Peculiar People

Latest Episodes

GCHQ's Dyslexic Code Breakers Reveal All

In this episode of The Codpast, Sean is invited to GCHQ (Government Communication Headquarters) to learn how dyslexic code breakers have helped keep the British isles safe for over a 100 years.

24 min2018 APR 7
Comments
GCHQ's Dyslexic Code Breakers Reveal All

Confessions of a Poldarling

Rowen Colman is an Award Winning New York and Sunday Times best-selling author; she’s been writing professionally for over 15 years and has published over 30 books. However, she still finds it difficult to fill in online forms and sometimes gets lost on buses. In this episode of The Codpast, Rowen talks about how despite the general consensus dyslexics make fantastic writers, she shares her advice on writing with dyslexia and explains why sometimes non-dyslexics can be ‘a bit rubbish.’

31 min2017 MAY 4
Comments
Confessions of a Poldarling

The Dragon Slayer

Born entrepreneur Rob Manly, used school more as a business incubator than a place for gaining grades. Although he was persistent, full of drive and bursting with innovative ideas. By the age of 17, a string of failed ventures forced him into every entrepreneur’s nightmare…working for the man! In this episode of The Codpast, we hear how Rob went from being a retail assistant to making the business pitch of his life to the panel of the BBC’s Dragons Den.

27 min2017 APR 4
Comments
The Dragon Slayer

On the Write Track

It’s said that 50% of the prison population are dyslexic or struggle with reading and literacy. Jason Cook, a veteran member of the 50% club, for the second time found himself on the wrong side of prison bars. Although he’d become hardened to the crime, drugs and violence that came with the territory, there was one thing that still filled him with dread…facing his fear of education. That was until a prison teacher helped him unlock a part of him that he never knew existed.

25 min2017 MAR 14
Comments
On the Write Track

Rage Against the Machine

In this episode of The Codpast, we speak to Tina Crawford about how an incident that could have brought her life to a halt, instead became the starting point of her new career as one of the UK’s most unique artists.

31 min2017 FEB 7
Comments
Rage Against the Machine

The Best of The Codpast 2016

It’s the start of 2017 and as usual we like to take a look back at some of the great conversations we’ve featured throughout the last year. We’ve interviewed some great guests who’ve shared some truly entertaining and inspirational stories. This year we’ve got some great guests and shows lined up for you. So subscribe to our podcast and blog to make sure you don’t miss any of those. Happy 2017!

28 min2017 JAN 10
Comments
The Best of The Codpast 2016

A Dyslexic Love Affair

Like many Dyslexic entrepreneurs, Aggeliki Pappa was blessed with a set of skills and a head full of ideas that didn’t quite fit into an established job role. So like many entrepreneurs that had come before her, Aggeliki was forced to build a business, to create the perfect role, to allow her to hire herself. Not only did Aggeliki build a one of a kind business that allowed her to reach her full potential. She’s established herself as a driving force for change in her industry as a whole.

28 min2016 DEC 6
Comments
A Dyslexic Love Affair

Creative Currency

Creativity is often seen as the preserve of artists, musicians and writers, but Chris Arnold, founder of ad agency The Garage, sees creativity as an essential aptitude needed to make it in the world of business. With dyslexia and creativity tightly linked, Chris put his money where his mouth is and courted controversy when he posted a job ad stating, ‘Only dyslexics need apply’! Find out what happened next in this episode of The Codpast.

21 min2016 NOV 3
Comments
Creative Currency

Dyspraxia and the Politician

As a kid, while her friends were watching TV dreaming of being the next 80’s pop star or Sunderland United pinup, Emma was watching the news, dreaming of being a Westminster Politician. The problem is, the children of shipyard workers from northern industrial towns don’t become politicians. But as we all know, building the coping strategies to deal with dyspraxia or dyslexia gives us the tenacity to know, that a problem that seems impossible to some may just need some one to look at it from a slightly different point of view. In this episode of The Codpast, Emma Lewell-Buck,Labour MP for South Shields, shares how with a little dyspraxic thinking, she bucked all the trends.

27 min2016 OCT 11
Comments
Dyspraxia and the Politician

Peculiar People

For Lauren, acting had always been the perfect outlet for her to explore her talent for turning words on a 2D page, into the 3D characters that inhabited her drama classes. When, ‘just for experience,’ she decided to audition for a top Hollywood casting director, she never imagined she’d land a role in the latest summer release buy Hollywood legend Tim Burrton. Hear how Lauren went, from stressing out about her A –Level revision to spending her gap year acting opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Dame Jud

28 min2016 SEP 6
Comments
Peculiar People
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