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Grow Bold Podcast

Uplifting conversations with people of different abilities, who are living healthy, socially connected and fulfilling lives.

The Grow Bold with Disability podcast by Feros Care is a place where we discuss the taboo, the uncomfortable and funny side of living with disability. You will hear uplifting stories of people overcoming adversity, along with educational and informative episodes about the disability sector.

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What is a podcast and how do I listen?

Podcasts are audio-recordings of discussions between people, where the host and interviewees talk about a specific topic in depth. Podcast episodes are usually free (ours sure are) and you can listen to them from any device through a free podcast app with internet connection. For iPhone users, this is commonly an app called Apple Podcasts, and Android users may use Google Podcasts. To listen on a computer, visit the podcast’s webpage and use any given option.


Pete Timbs

TV, radio and magazine journalist


Tristram Peters

Writer, editor and disability advocate

Podcast Episodes

“In this episode we meet Nat Bartsch, and award winning musician and composer and neurodivergent parent. She talks about meeting her husband, Jeremy who is also a musician and neuro-divergent and their experience of becoming preganant, then parents to their now four-year old son.”


In this episode we meet Renay Barker-Mullholland, a proud Birpi / Daingatti yinarr (woman) and leader in her community – or as she refers to herself ‘Queen of the Outcasts’. Renay lives with both physical and psychosocial disability. Hear about what it’s like growing up in a single parent household and how moving away from […]


Spoiler: What we learned from this panel was that people with autism absolutely have social skills: quite often what happens is that people, organisations, communities don’t always possess the means and understanding to effectively communicate and interact with neurodiverse people. Cody, Anndi and Emily join Pete to share their wisdom, ideas and experiences as people […]


Rachel Hosking (she/they), is the co-founder of My Lover Cindi, Adelaide’s Queer utopian nightclub. Rachel and co-founder Kate Toone (she/they) opened the bar in May 2021. They describe the space as Inclusive, intersectional and accessible. Rachel talks about opening a space that is purposely inclusive, prioritising visibility and employment of people with disability and other […]


In this episode we talk with Charles Brice about the accident that caused him to change his career from a commercial airline pilot to journalism, and what it was like to enter this competitive field as a person with disability. Charles is a journalist and digital producer for ABC News in Adelaide.


“It’s not about tearing down buildings, it’s about tearing down mindsets.” Our guests debunk the statement that people with disability don’t make good employees. Jo Lynam, Karene Gravener and Erica Hahn join Pete to share their wisdom, ideas and experiences caring for, living with and employing people with disability in a robust discussion around the value […]


In this episode we meet Chloe Hayden – speaker, actor, performer, author, influencer, content creator and disability rights activist and an advocate. Chloe was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD at the age of 13 and has created a platform where she advocates and educates about the conditions. She talks with Pete and Tristram about her […]


In this episode, meet Elly-May Barnes, singer, mother to a 6-year-old and person with Cerebral Palsy. She’s joined by rock legend Jimmy Barnes, who also happens to be her father, to talk about growing up with CP, the carer relationship and accessibility in the music industry.


In this episode, find out just what Tourette Syndrome is, how it affects those with it and what we as a society can do to help understand those with Tourettes. Our guests are the president of Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia and mother of three kids with Tourettes, Mandy Maysey and her eldest son, and […]

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