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21andsensory Podcast

62 EpisodesProduced by By Emily @21andsensoryWebsite

Welcome to the 21andsensory Podcast! My name is Emily and I have Sensory Processing Disorder and I’m Autistic. I'm a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in the UK and this podcast is a mixture of me rambling about all things Sensory Processing and Autism related and chatting to some super lovely neurod… read more

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Episode 59: Special Guest, Cheryl from @_thislineismine Catch-up Episode!

July 31st, 2022


Hi everyone! On today's episode I have the very lovely Cheryl who you may know as @_thislineismine on TikTok and Instagram!

This is the second time Cheryl has been on my podcast, we last spoke in December 2020 (Episode …

Episode 58: Special Guest, Ruby Woods @rubyofmyeye

June 30th, 2022


On today's show I have a very special guest, the wonderful Ruby Woods. Ruby is an Autism activist, blogger and a disabled theatre maker who is …

Episode 57: A catch up with Emily.

May 31st, 2022


On today's episode we are having another little catch-up, so just me no guests (but keep an eye-out because I've got some exciting guests coming on soon!).

I wanted to chat through some life updates, some autism-related …

Episode 56: Special Guest, Dr James Cusack (Chief Executive at Autistica)

April 14th, 2022


On today's episode I am very excited to chat to special guest Dr James Cusack. James is the Chief Executive at Autistica which is the UK’s leading national autism research charity. He joined the charity in September …

Episode 55: Special Guests, Sensory Street project team!

March 31st, 2022


Welcome back to another 21andsensory Podcast! On this episode I'll be chatting about an Oxford University project called Sensory Street. I am very …

Episode 54: Special Guest, Dr Camilla Pang

February 8th, 2022


On today's episode I have special guest Dr Camilla Pang. Camilla holds a PhD in Biochemistry from University College London and is a Postdoctoral …

Episode 53: Special Guest...My Brother! A chat about FASD and being Autistic.

January 21st, 2022


On today's episode I have a very special brother! We chat about his FASD and Autism diagnoses and a bit about his life and growing up. We also chat about his special interests and hobbies. This episode was …

Episode 52: Special Guests, Dr Chris Papadopoulos and James Gordon from the London Autism Group Charity

January 7th, 2022


Hi everyone! Welcome to another 21andsensory Podcast. On today's episode I have Chris and James from the London Autism Group Charity!

A quick intro …

Episode 51: Special Guest, Emily Katy!

December 22nd, 2021


On today's episode I have another another fellow Emily on! Today's special guest is Emily Katy who you might know from her Twitter @ItsEmilyKaty. …

Episode 50: A 50th Episode Celebration with me!

December 14th, 2021



To celebrate episode 50 of my podcast it's just me chatting today...

Links to everything I spoke about:

Sensory Street (Oxford …

Episode 49: Special Guest, Sarah O’Brien

November 30th, 2021


On today's episode I have special guest Sarah O’Brien. Sarah is an autistic writer and engagement professional currently working within the charity sector. She is known for her witty remarks and commitment to giving …

Episode 48: Special Guest, Pete Wharmby

November 4th, 2021


On today's episode I have special guest Pete Wharmby. Pete is an Autistic writer, speaker, parent, teacher, tutor and advocate who has immersed himself in working to improve autistic awareness, acceptance and making the …

21andsensory Podcast Trailer 2021

October 21st, 2021


A new trailer for my podcast!

My 21andsensory links:

@21andsensory on Instagram: 21andsensory

@21andsensory on TikTok:

21andsensory on …

Episode 47: Special Guest, Author Abigail Balfe

October 14th, 2021


I am super excited for today's episode as I have special guest Abigail Balfe. Abigail is a Brighton-based writer, illustrator and Emmy Award winning creative producer. Abigail is an author and has just had her first …

Episode 46: with Special Guest, Ella Willis!

September 30th, 2021


On today's episode I have special guest Ella Willis. Ella is a 21 year old Newcastle-based Autism advocate who creates amazing and really informative …

Episode 45: with Special Guest, Ella from PurpleElla!

September 14th, 2021


Hi everyone! Welcome to today’s episode, I have special guest Ella Tabb, who you might all know as PurpleElla. Ella is an Autistic adult with …

Episode 44: with Special Guest, Writer and Author Sara Gibbs

August 31st, 2021


Hi everyone! Welcome to today’s episode, I have special guest Sara Gibbs. Sara is a UK-based comedy writer, author and notorious cat lady. She is a …

Episode 43: with Special Guest, Luke Poulton from @veganluke

August 11th, 2021


On today's episode I have special guest Luke Poulton who some of you may know as @veganluke across social media. Luke is (as his username suggests) …

Episode 42: Special Guest, Jane Green (Educationalist and Adviser on Autism, EDS and HSD)

July 31st, 2021


My guest on today's episode is Jane Green. Jane is an educationalist and adviser on Autism, Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility (HSD). Jane is autistic, and is a single parent of two, one with severe medical …

Episode 41: Special Guest, Author Holly Smale!

July 14th, 2021


I am super excited for today's episode as I have special guest Holly Smale on to chat! Holly is the author of Geek GirlModel Misfit, Picture Perfect

Episode 40: Special Guest, Journalist (and soon to be Author!) Lydia Wilkins

June 30th, 2021


In this episode I was joined by special guest Lydia Wilkins. This is the second time I've had Lydia on my podcast (she was the special guest on Episode 21). Lydia is back on the podcast today to chat about the new book …

Episode 39: Special Guest, Daisy Shearer from @notesfromthephysicslab

June 14th, 2021


On today's episode I have special guest Daisy Shearer. Daisy is a PhD candidate in experimental condensed matter physics at the University of …

Episode 38: Special Guest, Jake Steiner from

May 31st, 2021


Hi everyone! Welcome to another episode of the 21andsensory podcast. On today's episode I have special guest Jake Steiner. Jake established as a resource to offer people the opportunity to explore the …

Episode 37: Special Guest, Amy Chrissy from @amuwamu

May 14th, 2021


On today's episode I have special guest Amy Chrissy. Amy is a 21 year old autistic homous enthusiast (which I'll definitely be asking her more …

Episode 36: A catch-up episode with Emily

April 30th, 2021


So on today's episode it's just me! I thought I'd do a catch-up episode, I will be chatting about:

  • Feedback on my last episode with my sister
  • What …

Episode 35: Special Guest...MY SISTER!

April 15th, 2021


My special guest on today's episode sister!
We chat about:

My sisters career as primary school teacher and what Masters course she is studying

Episode 34: Special Guest, Glenn from Waltham Abbey Focus Football Team

April 1st, 2021


In this episode I speak to Glenn who is the manager of Waltham Abbey Focus which is a disability and SEN football team at the top of their game! Glenn chats about all things football-related and we discuss a documentary …

Episode 33: Special Guest, Georgia Lock, actor, presenter, poet and OCD advocate

March 18th, 2021


On today's episode I have the super lovely Georgia Lock. Georgia is an actor, presenter, poet and an OCD advocate. She is hugely creative having …

Episode 32: Special Guest, Zara Beth from @zeezee25

March 1st, 2021


On todays episode I have the lovely Zara as my special guest. Zara is 15 and lives in the UK and has Tourettes Syndrome. She raises awareness …

Episode 31: Special Guest, Author Max Toper

February 10th, 2021


On today's episode I have Max Toper on as my special guest. Max is an eighteen-year-old author from London, who has come on the podcast to chat about …

Episode 30: Special Guest, Nick Ransom

January 31st, 2021


On today’s episode, I have special guest Nick Ransom joining me! Nick works as a freelance television researcher / digital video producer.

Since 2018 he has secured a number of contracts at the BBC, working at Children …

Episode 29: Special Guest, Abi Lewis

January 17th, 2021


On today's episode I have the lovely Abi Lewis. Abi is 16 and is studying ALevels at Sixth Form College in the UK. Abi has also been a phone out …

Episode 28: Special Guest, Cheryl from @_thislineismine

December 31st, 2020


Hi everyone! On today's episode I have the very lovely and super creative Cheryl from @_thislineismine. Many of you will recognise Cheryl from the autistic videos she creates on TikTok where she has over …

Episode 27: Bonus Christmas Episode!

December 16th, 2020


Hi everyone! Welcome to a surprise Christmas Bonus Episode! It's just me chatting all about...

Christmas this year and how to deal with overwhelm and my tips with managing the festive season
A new YouTube video I filmed

Episode 26: Special Guest, Christa from @neurodivergentrebel

November 30th, 2020


Hi everyone! On today's episode I talk to the very knowledgable Christa who is an autistic self-advocate from Texas and runs the the internationally recognised neurodiversity lifestyle blog Neurodivergent Rebel and …

Episode 25: Special Guest, Lily from @shortie.autie

October 31st, 2020


Hi everyone! On today's episode I talk to the super lovely Lily! Lily runs @shortie.autie on instagram, she is autistic and is an autism advocate sharing her thoughts and experiences online through instagram posts and …

21andsensory Podcast Trailer 2020

October 15th, 2020


I've never done a Podcast Trailer before and wanted to welcome any new listeners!
My 21andsensory links:
@21andsensory on Instagram - 21andsensory
Blog - 

Episode 24: Special Guests Larrnell and Onikage (from The Autistic Delicatessen Podcast)

September 30th, 2020


So on today's episode I have not 1 but 2 (YUP TWO!) guests joining me for the first time. I'm speaking to Larrnell and Onikage from The Autistic …

Episode 23: Special Guest, Allie from @alliewrote

August 31st, 2020


In this episode I was joined by the the super lovely Allie. Allie is an autistic creative and advocate who alongside her current postgraduate study (a masters degree in Education Research at the University of Oxford) is …

Episode 22: Special Guest, Vicky from @actuallyaspling

July 31st, 2020


In this episode I was joined by the very lovely Vicky, a neurodivergent advocate and blogger who runs @actuallyaspling on Instagram. Vicky and I chat about how we were both diagnosed autistic at the age of 25 and …

Episode 21: Special Guest, Lydia Wilkins from @journo_lydia

July 19th, 2020


In this episode I was joined by special guest Lydia Wilkins! Lydia is a freelance NCTJ qualified journalist, with bylines in The Independent, Readers Digest, The Metro, Refinery 29, Debut Careers, BN1 Magazine, and …

Episode 20: Relaxation Sound: A Car Journey

June 30th, 2020


A sound recording of a motorway car journey I took. I love the calming sound of being on the road (when there isn't traffic and beeping!).

(Disclaimer in terms of safety: I was a passenger, not driving)

My 21andsensory …

Episode 19: Working from home and managing life in lockdown

May 31st, 2020


Welcome to episode 19 of the 21andsensory Podcast. Today I thought I'd do a podcast on all things working from home / working remotely. I talk about :

• How I have found working from home and the process from the very …

Episode 18: Special Guest, Sophie from @curiosophie

April 30th, 2020


I had the chance to speak to the very lovely Sophie. Sophie tells tales of burnout recovery, life as a late diagnosed autistic & her love for video games via her Instagram account @curiosophie. She tries to give a …

Episode 17: Special Guest: Thomas from Aspergers Growth!

March 31st, 2020


I had the chance to speak to Thomas Henley in this episode who …

Episode 16: My Autism Diagnosis Journey!

February 29th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 16 of the 21andsensory podcast. As I promised in Episode 15 today's podcast is all Autism diagnosis! 🧠 

My links:

My website:

Drop me an email anytime if you …

Episode 15: A huge 2019 Round Up!

January 31st, 2020


This is an absolutely jam packed episode reviewing the whole of 2019 and explaining why I've been absent in terms of creating podcasts for so long! • …

Episode 14: It's May already?! Birthdays, illustrations, Q&A and lots more news! (Bumper edition)

May 6th, 2019


Hello to everyone and an update 👋 • A big Q&A session 💭  • Describing what a sensory hangover is😴 • 'Guess the noise' feature is back🎙 • The hint for the perfect noise-cancelling headphones 🎧 • I visited a zoo! …

Episode 13: Sensory Festive Season, My fidget and stim box and a Happy New Year!

December 30th, 2018


Hello again! 👋 • I read out my latest blog posts 🗣 (you’re a limited edition🏅and you're not a mess 😨) • Sensory Festive Season and New Illustrations? 🌲 • I was on another podcast called 'The Sensory Matters Show' …

Episode 12: Mental Health, Medications and Sensory Boxes

October 8th, 2018


Hello again 👋🏻 • Mental health 🧠 • Walking to and from work 👣 • My sensory box and filming 📷 • Medication chat 💊 • Exercise plans🚶🏻‍♀️• Guess the noises 🎤 (the feature returns!) • Conclusion ✏️

My 21andsensory …

Episode 11: Chewigem, Book Reviews and The Autism Show

June 30th, 2018


Hello 👋🏻 • Listen to the environments I've been in 🎧 • Chewigem Product Review ✅ • Books I've been reading 📚• 'Odd Girl Out' by Laura James book review 📕 • The Autism Show 🎤 • iPads? 📱 • Hot weather ☀️ and …

Episode 10: Autism in the workplace, New environments and Blog Questions

May 6th, 2018


Episode 10: Trying out a new style of podcasting 🎤 • New and noisy environments 🥁 • Sunny weather and heat rash! ☀️ • Driving and talking 🚙 • Discussing Autism in the workplace 📚 • Answering your blog questions❓

My …

Episode 9: Annoying thoughts, Sensory DIY box and Urticaria?!

March 17th, 2018


Handling emotions and annoying thoughts 💭 • My sensory DIY box video 🎬 • My latest blog post on Urticaria 😱 • Noisy office and lunchtimes 🍽 • Work outfits for each week 👔 • Finding an exercise that works for me! …

Episode 8: Surviving Christmas Parties, Sensory Presents and Stress!

January 11th, 2018


Happy New Year and Hello 👋🏻 • Christmas Party Updates ✅ • Work colleagues at parties? 🎈 • Fidgety Christmas present review 🎁 • Noise cancelling …

Episode 7: What to Wear, Noise at Christmas and a New Segment!

December 3rd, 2017


Welcome to Episode 7 👋🏻 • I never know what to wear 🤷🏻‍♀️ • Noise at Christmas time 🌲 • A new segment?! 😮 • What's in my bag? • Fidget cubes …

Episode 6: Family Events, Brushing Techniques and Documentaries

November 8th, 2017


Hey Everyone 👋🏻 • Family events 🎂 • Why I don't feel full 🤔 • The Wilbarger Brushing Technique 🙌🏻 • Hand washing 🖐🏻💦 • My new glasses 👀 • …

Episode 5: Hating change, Teeth cleaning and New Shoes

October 16th, 2017


Hey everyone 👋🏻 • Teeth brushing 😬 • The trouble with new shoes 👣 • New bathrooms / mysterious door handles 🛀🏻 • and why I blog... 💻

My …

Episode 4: Fluorescent Jackets, Eye Tests and New Friends

September 27th, 2017


On this weeks podcast: Hey! 🙂 • Fluorescent Jackets? 🚴 • Eye tests 👀 • and making new friends 👋🏻

My 21andsensory links:

  • @21andsensory on …

Episode 3: Walking, Talking and Call-ins

September 13th, 2017


A little check in ✅ and my first Anchor call-in 📞

My 21andsensory links:

Episode 2: Sensory at Work 📚

August 27th, 2017


Quick check-in to say I will be posting my Sensory Q&A post on my blog this weekend - feel free to ask me more questions via social media! Also I discuss how I cope with my SPD in my work place 📚

My 21andsensory …

Relaxation Sound: Bath Running

August 25th, 2017


ASMR-style relaxation sound of a bath running. Super soothing to listen to whilst working, on a break or before bed.

My 21andsensory links:

Episode 1: Check in and Q&A

August 14th, 2017


Quick Check in and Sensory Q&A: feel free to ask me any questions!

My 21andsensory links:

  • @21andsensory on Instagram - 
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