Howard Priestley: Illuminating the Autistic Spectrum through the Lens of Music and Radio

Howard Priestley: Illuminating the Autistic Spectrum through the Lens of Music and Radio

Tony Mantor: Why Not Me the World · 2023-11-08

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Have you ever wondered how an understanding of autism can enrich the world of music?
Join us in a riveting conversation with Howard Priestley, the seasoned Music Director of Phoenix Radio, as he beautifully intertwines these two realms.
With a background in art and teaching, Howard brings a unique perspective to the table, sharing insights from his experiences working with young people with learning disabilities.
His story of resolving a disagreement between two autistic friends not only showcases his deft handling of sensitive situations but also provides a profound understanding of appreciating individual differences.

As our conversation progresses, we dive into the dynamic world of music and the significant contributions of the autistic community.
From the pioneering sounds of George Clinton to the unforgettable melodies of David Byrne's Talking Heads, we uncover how their unique perspectives have elevated the music industry.
We also share an inspiring story of an autistic presenter's innovative idea that revamped the format of a radio show.
Wrapping up, we express our admiration for the commendable work of Phoenix Radio, a platform that empowers people within the autistic community to share their stories. This episode is a testament to the importance of acceptance, understanding, and celebrating our individual talents.
You won't want to miss this inspiring and eye-opening episode!
intro/outro music bed written by T. Wild
Why Not Me the World music published by Mantor Music (BMI)

Tony Mantor: Why Not Me the World

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects millions of people worldwide.
It is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors.
Although autism is becoming more widely recognized, there is still a lack of understanding and awareness surrounding the condition.
As a result, many individuals and families affected by autism struggle to find the support and resources they need.
Why Not Me The World podcast aims to bridge that gap by providing valuable information and insights into autism, fostering empathy and understanding, and promoting acceptance and inclusion. 
Nashville based Music Producer Tony Mantor explores the remarkable impact his guests make by empowering their voices in spreading awareness about autism and helping break down the barriers of understanding. 
Join Mantor and his guests as they delve into the world of autism and explore topics such as diagnosis, treatment, research, and personal stories. 
Together, we can create a more informed and compassionate society for individuals with autism.


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