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It’s a well known fact that around 50% of the prison population are dyslexic or have issues with literacy. What’s lesser known, is the effect tackling this problem could have on violence in prisons and the rate of reoffending.

If there’s anyone that knows how tackling this problem could revolutionise prison rehabilitation, it’s self-styled, ‘Prison Mary Poppins, ’Jackie Hewitt-Main. Through story telling, nurturing and a right brained approach to education, Jackie has achieved some mind blowing results. In some cases her methods have yielded a reoffending rate of 5.9%; the current average is 26% (ministry of justice).

In this episode Jackie tells of how she went from being a mum and business woman. To working with and changing the lives of some of the UK’s most notorious prisoners.

Direct download: 031_-The_Codpast_-_Episode_19_-_Mary_Poppins_on_Speed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am UTC

They say that knowledge is power and for Gavin Malcolm, this saying has some real significance. We’ve all heard the stories of tough kids from inner city neighborhoods finding a way out through football, boxing or making it big in the world of entertainment. However for Gavin, his way out came from behind the wheel of one of London’s iconic Black Cabs.

Direct download: 030_-_The_Codpast_-_Eps18_-_The_Knowledge_is_Power.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm UTC

This month master of the mind Jake O’Gorman pops into the studio to dazzle us with his superior memory skills.

Direct download: 029_-_The_Codpast_Episode_17_-_Memory_Mechanics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

 

Mother and author, Margaret Rooke, once had the assumption that Dyslexia was something that happened to other families. Within a family that had always done well academically and had no history of Dyslexia, Margaret was shocked to find the tell tale signs of Dyslexia in her daughters homework. This revelation was the catalyst for Margaret's latest book.

 

‘Creative, Successful, Dyslexic’ features interviews from the likes of Richard Branson, Eddie Izzard, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE and 20 more of the worlds most prominent Dyslexics .

 

Margaret pops into The Codpast studio to tell us how she got many of the worlds most famous people to contribute to her book.

 

Direct download: 028_-_The_Codpast_-_Episoe_16.mp3
Category:dyslexia -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

In this episode we record on location with TV motorbike adventurer and dyslexic Charley Boorman. Learn how a crazy idea he and his mate Ewan McGregor had, to ride 20,000 miles around the world on motorbikes, changed the course of Charleys life.

Direct download: 027_The_Codpast_-_Episode_15_-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am UTC

When Rachel left school she had no qualifications and seemingly no hope of a bright future. The only thing she knew how to do was play football. At that time, a girl playing football was an oddity and a girl making a career out of playing football…well that was just unheard off.

Fast forward to 2015 and Rachel Yanky is one of the UK’s most celebrated and decorated football players. Listen to  how she made it happen and some of the unorthodox method she used along the way.

Direct download: 026_-The_Codpast_Episode_14_-_Kick_Like_a_Girl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm UTC

Listen to the second instalment of how Dean Stalham's  cycle of crime, drugs and prision was broken when he found a love of art.

Direct download: 025_-_Episode_13_-_A_Turning_Point__Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm UTC

Anna Parker-Naples shares her pick of Dyslexic friendly audiobooks for May.

Direct download: 024_-_Bookblog_May_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm UTC

This month Dean Stalham shares the story of how his cycle of crime, drugs and prision was broken when he found a love of art. A positive story of how harnessing the creative aspects of Dyslexia can make a positive change.

Direct download: 023_-_The_Codpast_Episode_12_-_A_Turning_Point_-_Part1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46am UTC

Mandy Ward shares her pick of audiobooks for April

Direct download: Bookblog_April_2015_FC1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm UTC

This month Pamela Uddin from reality show The Aprentice pops into our studio. We get the lowdown on her new business venture, living life with a stammer and learn just what it's like to be fired by Lord Sugar.

Direct download: 021_-_The_Codpast_-_Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm UTC

Sarah Fearn shares her pick of audiobooks for March

Direct download: 020_-_Bookblog_March_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24am UTC

This month U.S. comedian Liz Miele infects our studio with her highly contagious and uber funny presence.

Direct download: 019_-_The_Codpast_-_Episode_10_-_Corrected_Comedy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59am UTC

Anna Parker-Naples shares her pick of February audiobooks just in time for Valentines Day.

Direct download: 018_-_Bookblog_Feb_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm UTC

Owner of MSFT Management, and one half of Dyspla (the Dyslexic theatre company) Lennie Varvaradies shares her views on how Dyslexia has helped shape her career, the thrill of launching her new film via kick starter, and the exciting new direction for Dyspla.

 

 

Direct download: 017_-_The_Codpast_-_Episode_9_-_An_Artistic_Endeavor.mp3
Category:dyslexia -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

Sarah Fearn shares her pick of audiobooks for the new year.

Direct download: 015_-_Audio_Book_Review_Jan_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm UTC

Brando Yelavich was going down the wrong path, until he made a pact with himself, “change my life and give myself opportunities in a way that school can’t”. This resulted in one hell of a journey.

Direct download: 014_-_The_Codpast_-_Episode_8_-_The_Wildboy.mp3
Category:dyslexia -- posted at: 6:04pm UTC

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