009. The "Backwords Dude" - An Autist With A Unique Talent: John Austin
Growing up, John Sevier Austin knew he was different from other kids.
But what he didn’t know was that he had an incredible gift.
One day John accidentally played a vinyl record backwards, and discovered not only that he quite liked listening to music backwards, but that he also found it pretty easy to sing along.
This was the beginning of his long journey to becoming “Backwords Dude”, a YouTube sensation famous for being able to speak backwards - which is not the same as just spelling backwards - perfectly.
In this episode of Rob Konrad: Conversations, John tells Rob all about this journey and all the personal and social struggles it involved, and how an astonishingly late diagnosis with Asperger’s syndrome helped him to overcome feelings of worthlessness and loneliness.
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