An audio book, a bookshop, a podcast and a YouTube channel are among the features of Australia’s most downloaded podcast, which boasts more than 7 million subscribers.
The latest edition of the popular podcast, called I Hear A Voice, which was released on Wednesday, has been downloaded over 7.6 million times since it was launched in February.
“I Hear A Voicemail is a new form of audio communication, and the most popular podcast on iTunes,” it says.
The podcast was created by former radio host Andrew Geddes.
The show’s most popular episodes feature Gedds speaking in front of a live audience at the Sydney Opera House, explaining how the world works and how it is made.
In his opening episode, entitled ‘The Most Interesting Man In The World’, Gedd’s character speaks in the same style as the popular podcasts.
“What I hear is my voice, and it’s not like I’m being recorded, it’s like a conversation,” he said.
“There’s no script or anything.
It’s just me speaking my thoughts.”
It’s really amazing to me that you can listen to it and not be influenced by any kind of media.
It just keeps going on and on.””
If you listen to the podcast and you think it’s just about you, you’re going to get really annoyed,” he continued.”
The truth is I’m speaking from my own heart and I’m not telling the truth, because that’s what you want to hear.
“Gedd has also spoken about his experiences of autism, autism spectrum disorder and his struggles with depression.”
When I first got diagnosed with autism, it was the most difficult time of my life,” he told the ABC in 2015.”
At the time, it seemed impossible, but as I got better I realised it wasn’t impossible at all.
“As a parent, it can be very hard.
It can be challenging.
But you have to have faith and believe that whatever it is, you can overcome it.”
A recent report from The Conversation says the number of Australians with autism has doubled since the early 2000s.
The number of people with autism spectrum disorders in Australia has doubled in the past 20 years, according to a report from the National Autistic Society (NAAS) released in 2016.
The report found that in 2014, there were about 500,000 people with Asperger’s syndrome in Australia, compared to the current number of 468,000.
The NAAS report also found that more than 50,000 Australians are living with mental health issues and autism.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the biggest benefits to people with disabilities.
The NDIS provides disability support to people on fixed incomes, and provides financial support for people with an estimated lifetime earnings of up to $100,000.(Supplied: National Disability Assistance Scheme)Gedd said that he was able to access the NDIS to pay for his medication when he was living on fixed income.
“With NDIS, I was able not only to afford my medications, but I was also able to pay my rent,” he explained.
“If I could afford it I could also afford to live in a home that was wheelchair accessible.”
That was just the most amazing thing.
“Gidds has spoken about how he struggled with depression, but also about his family.
He told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that he often struggled to make money as a radio host.”
Sometimes I think that was the reason I didn’t have the money for my medication because I wasn’t having the time to be around,” he added.”
But then I realised that if I was living with depression and being depressed, I’d be better off not having depression.
I’d have the time.
“Gudd has also described how he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.”
You don’t know what it is until you get it, but it’s something you have no control over,” he revealed.”
So if I’m feeling depressed or whatever it may be, I would call my psychiatrist.
And they’d say, ‘It’s nothing to worry about, it is just a phase’.””
I would tell them that I didn’t think it was real.
And then I would get it,” he concluded.
Gedd told the news outlet that the podcast was a way for him to deal with the mental health challenges he had.”
In some ways, I didn.
And that’s okay.
I had the tools to deal,” he remarked.