Cover image of Sarah Kurchak

Sarah Kurchak

12 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 Oct 2022 | Updated Daily

Episode artwork

Kick Out (2.99) #5 - DDT Factions with Sarah Kurchak

Kick Out (2.99)

We are back this week with a very exciting double episode! This is the first in our series on factions in puroresu promotions, and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring you a deep dive on the history of faction warfare in DDT followed by a special interview with Sarah Kurchak, author of I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder and DDT super fan. Sarah walks us through Tetsuya Endo's progression through factions during his time in DDT, which you definitely do not want to miss. Follow us at @kickout299 on Twitter, email us with questions and feedback at kickoutat299@gmail.com, and check out at e-zine at kickout299.wordpress.com. We are looking for contributors across all mediums - please get in touch. As always, please rate and follow/subscribe to us on Spotify and Apple. Thank you so much for your support!

1hr 57mins

8 Feb 2022

Episode artwork

Sarah Kurchak, Author and Autistic Self Advocate


In her collection of essays, "I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder", Sarah Kurchak shares her experiences growing up autistic, undiagnosed until adulthood, loved by two parents who were doing their best, and her career as a professional pillow fighter.  She also offers insightful perspective on the importance of expanding our culture's understanding of what it looks like to be autistic.  In this conversation, Jessica and Sarah talk about (among other things):If there really is a tension between non-autistic parents and #actuallyautistic adults?Self diagnosis and "official" diagnosis and why they are both valid and necessaryHow masking is deeply complicated and built from a space of self protection and how we would all benefit from doing it lessAlcohol and drug use amongst the neurodivergentWhat it means to be "autistic enough"Buy Sarah's book here:https://bookshop.org/books/i-overcame-my-autism-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-anxiety-disorder-a-memoir/9781771622462Learn more about Sarah and her work:https://sarahkurchak.carrd.co/https://twitter.com/fodderfigureSupport Neuroversityhttps://www.patreon.com/neuroversity


15 Oct 2021

Similar People

Episode artwork

Evergreen Author Chat with Sarah Kurchak, author of "I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder"

Callander Public Library Podcast

Recorded Live on June 3rd, 2021. Sarah Kurchak joins us to discuss her book, I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder. Transcript available here: https://9095fa0d-a2b1-4b72-8858-e7f36dfd6510.filesusr.com/ugd/032bca_6c675f90932f4e75a351df6c1d314e62.pdf Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

1hr 4mins

18 Sep 2021

Episode artwork

Sarah Kurchak


Aut-Hour is a limited-series podcast interviewing autistic authors about their life and work, hosted by Sara Gibbs, author of Drama Queen.Today’s guest was Sarah Kurchak, whose book, I Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder, is out now - order it here or at any good bookshop. You can find Sarah on Twitter @fodderfigure.Special thanks to Graeme Rawson who composed the Aut-Hour theme, Graeme Watson who designed the Aut-Hour logo and John Gibbs who edited this episode. Photo in the logo is by Juliet McKee. If you like what you’ve heard, please hit subscribe, leave a review & follow us on Instagram and Twitter @AutHourPod.A full transcript of this episode is available here in text format.Sara’s book, Drama Queen, One Autistic Woman and a Life of Unhelpful Labels is out now. Find out more at saragibbs.com

1hr 6mins

23 Aug 2021

Most Popular

Episode artwork

Season 1, Episode 6: Sarah Kurchak

The Art of Autism Podcast

On this episode of the Art of Autism Podcast, Andy Boyd talks with Sarah Kurchak, author of the new book I Overcame My Autism and All I got Was this Lousy Anxiety Disorder. Sarah's memoir is a welcome addition to the growing canon of works on autism written by autistics. It's funny, nerdy, insightful, and moving, often on the same page. In this conversation we discuss diagnosis barriers, Ingmar Bergman, and Canadian indie rock.


24 Feb 2021

Episode artwork

08 Neurodiversity and The Ever-Changing Brain Featuring Sarah Kurchak and David Eagleman

Writers Festival Radio

Is there anything more mysterious and more fundamental to our lives than the human brain? But do any of us really understand how our brains work, where consciousness comes from or how best to deal with our unique quirks of perception?This episode features Stephen Brockwell in conversation with neuroscientist David Eagleman and Nina Jane Drystek in conversation with autistic self advocate and essayist Sarah Kurchak. Sarah Kurchak is autistic. She hasn’t let that get in the way of pursuing her dream to become a writer, or to find love, but she has let it get in the way of being in the same room with someone chewing food loudly, and of cleaning her bathroom sink. In I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder, Kurchak examines the Byzantine steps she took to become “an autistic success story,” how the process almost ruined her life and how she is now trying to recover.In his new bestseller, Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain, best-selling author and neuroscientist, David Eagleman, takes us on a thrilling journey of discovery. The brain is often portrayed as an organ with different regions dedicated to specific tasks. But that textbook model is wrong. The brain is a dynamic system, constantly modifying its own circuitry to match the demands of the environment and the body in which it finds itself.The Ottawa International Writers Festival is supported by generous individuals like you. Please consider subscribing to our newsletter and making a donation to support our programming and children’s literacy initiatives.


25 Sep 2020

Episode artwork

Episode 91 - Fitting In With Autism, with Sarah Kurchak

Spectrumly Speaking

In this episode, hosts Haley Moss and Dr. Lori Butts welcome Sarah Kurchak. Sarah is a writer and autistic advocate living in Toronto. Her work has appeared in Hazlitt, Catapult, the Guardian, CBC, Vox and Electric Literature. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, and her first book I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was this Lousy Anxiety Disorder was published in Canada in April of this year and will come out in the USA and Internationally in September.For more about Sarah: https://twitter.com/fodderfigure https://medium.com/@sarahkurchak-----------------Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Every other week, join our hosts Haley Moss (an autism self-advocate, attorney, artist, and author) and Dr. Lori Butts (a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and licensed attorney) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community. Follow Different Brains on social media:https://twitter.com/diffbrains https://www.facebook.com/different.brains/ http://differentbrains.org/category/spectrumlyspeaking/


18 May 2020

Episode artwork

Sarah Kurchak on Writing, Pillow Fighting, Wrestling and More

Dirty White Belt Radio

Sarah Kurchak is one of the most interesting writers about fight culture. Her introduction to this world came when she competed in a professional pillow fighting league -- and you’ll learn what black belt world champion ALSO competed in that league. We also talk about Sarah’s entry into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and muay thai, what she thinks is the most vital storytelling currently happening -- professional wrestling -- and her advice for autistic people who train jiu-jitsu, and for their training partners.Thanks as always to our sponsors, US Grappling, Toro BJJ, and Cageside MMA -- and welcome to our latest sponsor, Gold BJJ! To get a discount on anything at GoldBJJ.com, just enter DirtyWhiteBelt10 at checkout or follow this link and it will be directly applied: goldbjj.com/discount/DirtyWhiteBelt10Register online at usgrappling.com to compete on July 28 in Richmond, Virginia, or for Submission Only Philadelphia Aug. 11 -- and if you need gi or nogi gear to compete, find the best products at cageside.com! If you want access to bonus content, you can support us at patreon.com/dirtywhitebelt, as Cody Maltais, Karl Krebs, Chris Holmes and Betty Broadhurst did this month -- thanks, y'all!

1hr 4mins

22 Jul 2018

Episode artwork

EP 813 Pete Johansson, Sarah Kurchak, Katelyn Wells, Adi Shankar, Frank Spadone, Bruce Linton and Peter Jackson

The Todd Shapiro Show

What is the best movie at TIFF this year? How will cannabis change years after legalization? What goes into producing a movie? Comedian Pete Johansson Co-Hosts and is joined by Film Critic Sarah Kurchak, Actress Katelyn Wells, Film Producer Adi Shankar, Comedian Frank Spadone, Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton and Musician Peter Jackson.

12 Sep 2017

Episode artwork

Episode 42: Glee S05E18 & A Cry From Within (2014) (/w Sarah Kurchak)

Eric Roberts is the Man

This episode of Eric Roberts is the Man is DIVERSE as hell! Not only do we have (returning) guest Sarah Kurchak back with us to lend her expertise on MMA and Robert Vaughn, but we're covering an episode of the TV show GLEE, as well as the 2014 star-studded spook story A CRY FROM WITHIN. We're without regular co-host in blood Liam O'Donnell, so things are bound to fly off the rails even more than usual. SO MUCH ERIC ROBERTS, but is it too much? Listen and find out! The post Episode 42: Glee S05E18 & A Cry From Within (2014) (/w Sarah Kurchak) appeared first on Eric Roberts is the Man.

1hr 6mins

7 Feb 2017