Sunday, November 29, 2015

Disability.TV: Reboot Update

I am working on the first episode of the new, shorter, rebooted Disability.TV Podcast. It will be on one of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite TV shows, The West Wing, Season 6, Episode 9, “Impact Winter.” It’s a favorite because it includes a few of the best, most truthful, complex, and triumphant senses of disability in all of television. Here’s what Netflix says:

“As Bartlett and his staff arrive in China for a critical meeting, the president is still suffering the paralyzing effects of multiple sclerosis.”

The podcast should be ready to post in mid December. Join me in exploring a President Bartlett's first full encounter with MS.

Here is a tentative podcast schedule for the first half of 2016:


The Cage / Menagerie Conundrum 
Season 1, Episode 1, “The Cage”
Season 1, Episode 11 & 12, “The Menagerie, Parts I & 2”


Chief Ironside, Peer Counselor 
Season 1, Episode 11, “Light At The End Of The Journey” 


Tyrion’s Prison Conversations 
Season 4, Episode 8, “The Mountain and The Viper” 


House’s Leg
Season 1, Episode 21, “Three Stories”


Character Profile: Mickey Abbott


Character Development Instrument
Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot” 

If you have any thoughts on these or other TV shows with disabled characters, send an email to: Or, contact me with Twitter or Facebook. I would love to include