Community Newsmakers

Wrong Planet founder Alex Plank interviewed on the radio

By alex on October 30, 2006

I was interviewed on Monday by Michael Boll of Autism Podcast. He asked me about, autism, and my life as a successful individual with Asperger's Syndrome. The interview is an interesting look into the person behind Wrong Planet (me).

I think we had a great interview and I really enjoyed reminiscing about my early childhood experiences, which many of you will definitely relate to. Also, we touched on what it's like to run a...

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Autism Online Radio Show: Episode 33: Kassiane’s Blog

By alex on August 18, 2006

Wrong Planet is proud to announce a partnership with which gives us the opportunity to provide you with high quality autism themed radio shows. Podcasting is a method of distributing audio programs over the Internet for playback on mobile devices (like an iPod) and personal computers.

"In Episode 33, Michael talks with Kassiane, AKA Rett Devil. She maintains a popular blog about life on the autism spectrum. In the...


Interview with Movie Producer and Actor Joey Travolta

By alex on April 26, 2006

Joey Travolta is a successful actor, director, and producer who started the critically acclaimed acting school, Actors for Autism. Most recently, Travolta served as the producer of the film Normal People Scare Me, a documentary about how autistic people see the rest of the world directed by Taylor Cross. Cross, a 17-year-old film maker, is autistic. The film features autistic people talking of their feelings about the NT world.

This week's...

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Raising up the Self: A WrongPlanet Interview with Nathaniel Branden

By alex on February 12, 2006

Nathaniel Branden is best known for, and will probably always be defined by, his relationship with Ayn Rand and his pioneering psychological work in promoting healthy self-esteem. He first wrote extensively about the importance of high self-esteem for successful psychotherapy in 1969, in his book The Psychology of Self-Esteem. Since then, he has written many other volumes on the subject, including Breaking Free, The Disowned Self, Honoring...

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Interview with Temple Grandin

By alex on January 2, 2006

I recently had the amazing opportunity of speaking to the most well-known autistic individual in the world, Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin has appeared on the Today Show, Larry King Live, 48 hours, ABC's Primetime Live, and 20/20. She has been featured in publications such as Time Magazine, People Magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and the New York Times. She is well-respected for desigining the majority of livestock facilities in...

Bram Cohen makes deal with Hollywood

By alex on November 23, 2005

"According to an AP story at Yahoo News, Hollywood studios announced an agreement with Bram Cohen, an aspie who created the popular BitTorrent file-swapping technology, that will keep him from helping users find pirated copies of movies online. The agreement requires BitTorrent to remove Web links leading to illegal content owned by the seven studios that are members of the MPAA. The agreement is a major breakthrough in MPAA's anti-piracy...


Temple Grandin Interview and Speech

By alex on November 19, 2005 will soon be exclusively posting a video of Temple Grandin's Keynote speech for FutureQuest 2005. We also have an exclusive interview with Dr. Grandin which will be posted at the same time as the speech. Please check back in a few days as it will take time to edit and compress the video for streaming over the internet! Dr. Grandin was kind enough to share a lot of insight about dealing with Autism and Asperger's syndrome.

Why Hollywood Loves BitTorrent – CNN

By alex on October 19, 2005

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Exclusive interview with Jerry Newport

By alex on June 24, 2005 is proud to announce an exclusive interview with author and movie consultant Jerry Newport. In this article, Jerry talks about life, Asperger's Syndrome, and the upcoming Motion Picture, Mozart and the Whale.

In Mozart and the Whale, Josh Hartnett plays the character based on Mr. Newport and Radha Mitchell plays the character based on Mr. Newport's romantic interest. Jerry worked as a consultant for the production, which was...

AutismOne: Jill James

By alex on June 12, 2005 reports: Friday, May 27 - 8:00-8:50am CT

The first person we heard speak at AutismOne was S. Jill James, Ph.D., director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at ACHRI and professor of pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. I think you can pretty safely cross her off the "autism quack doctor" list.

The oxidative stress diagram I posted a few entries ago came from her slides (PPT, 2.4MB). ...

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