The Other Side examines autism and its abundance in the anime fandom.

Episode Title: Activating Your Aspergers
Episode Count: 
79
Run Time: 
1:45:15
Host(s): 
Cody Baier, Alex Schmidt, Sandro Kaiser
Executive Producer: Sean Russell
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Opening: “Getcha Life Right” by Krizz Kaliko

SUMMARY:
In the anime fandom, it seems like autism is everywhere. It permeates the fandom, it swarms the internet, and it even drives the creation of many, many anime that we know and… well we know of them. So what IS autism? Why has it led to so much strife within fandom? Why are so many people jumping on the bandwagon to self-diagnose themselves? Why is autism the new geek chic? To find out, Cody gave his usual co-hosts the boot, and sat down with two well-adjusted autistic folk to discuss what autism is, why it’s so prevalent in fandom, and the difference between what someone with autism can become if they try, and what they become if they use it as a crutch.

LINKS:
View Past Episodes of The Other Side
Read Cody’s Original Web Comic, Cloud Scratcher

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