Every week or so, Joshua Weston and Isaac Banks get together to discuss their lives and experiences as two men living with disabilities on the podcast, Man vs. Wheelchair. The two good friends met years ago at a camp for kids with muscular dystrophy and have stayed in touch despite moving thousands of miles away from each other and going their separate ways. Banks is married and has three kids, and Weston is single. They guess that they haven’t gotten together in person in almost 10 years, but every time they settle down in front of their respective computers to record their show, the time and distance disappear, and they quickly find themselves in the middle of interesting, often passionate discussions of life with a disability. Their podcast is a shining example of the potential that the recent democratization of podcasting could offer for people with disabilities, both for would-be content creators and the rapidly growing numbers of listeners.
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