Faceblind

Jeff Waters

1 in 50 people live with prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize faces. Face blindness can be both frustrating and funny. Maybe proso coping skills can make you a better recognizer?

All Episodes

Ruth Dixon is a therapist with the NHS in Scarborough UK. She describes learning that she and her daughter both have prosopagnosia late in life, working as a therapist with faceblindness, and the importance of finding a therapist to deal with anxiety.

Mar 14

54 min 37 sec

Phillip Neho manages all hiring for the hospitality community at Australia's magical Uluru. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/living-blindnessface-blindness-phillip-neho/ https://dadimprovement.com/ https://phils5cents.com/

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Dec 2020

48 min 24 sec

Josh Davis is a leading researcher at the University of Greenwich into the phenomenon of Super Recognizers. These are people who are exceptionally gifted at recognizing humans by face. Josh's work is being applied as a law enforcement tool all over the world. In this fascinating discussion, we explore: What makes a super recognizer Facial recognition applications in law enforcement Differences and combination with software based facial recognition Racial bias and ethics in recognition systems Brain scans vs facial recognition testing Learn more about Josh's work... and take the test yourself: https://www.superrecognisers.com/

Nov 2020

53 min 1 sec

Chris Lipford is an Aerospace Engineer working for the US Air Force. He has an incredibly positive attitude about faceblindness that may help those of us with more anxiety around the topic. Show notes: https://faceblindpodcast.com/chris-lipford/

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Oct 2020

53 min 29 sec

A serial entrepreneur and craft sausage enthusiast grows customer facing businesses despite living with prosopagnosia. https://faceblindpodcast.com/chrissy-flanagan

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Sep 2020

59 min 17 sec

Jay and Sanders Fabares are the husband and wife creative team behind The Pale. The comic book series features a faceblind FBI agent chasing a serial killer in a Navajo nation border town. We discuss the inspiration, research, and evolution of this project... and the value of this storytelling medium. http://thepalecomic.com/ https://twitter.com/ThePaleComic  http://www.facebook.com/ThePaleComic/ https://www.instagram.com/thepalecomic/ https://ko-fi.com/jayfabares https://www.patreon.com/jayfabares

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Aug 2020

47 min 31 sec

Australian artist Michael Drewett specializes in photo-realistic portrait work... despite being faceblind. He acquired prosopagnosia well into adulthood. In this episode, he discusses the distinct life differences before and after faceblindness. See Michael's art here: Facebook.com/michaelgdrewettart Etsy.com/au/shop/michaelgdrewettart  

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Aug 2020

47 min 55 sec

Kirsty McGee is approaching two decades as a professional musician. Her music is eclectic and difficult to categorize- drawing from jazz, Americana, blues, gospel, and more. She labels the amalgam Hobopop. In this episode, Kirsty shares her struggles with prosopagnosia from the road... and gives a beautiful glimpse into her creative process. https://faceblindpodcast.com/kirsty-mcgee/ https://kirstymcgee.com/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/1KfSxrn8dyAG0BVM40LN35 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBmfqVnZd67mKvEoq4eBwA

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Aug 2020

1 hr 3 min

Joyce has lived all over the world in past diplomatic and intelligence roles for the United States. After studying Cultural Cognition, she brought the theory into practice in direct contact in several countries including China and Russia. In this fascinating discussion, Joyce explains that her ability to focus on body language probably gave her more insight than your average spy. She believes faceblindness gave her a career leg up.

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Jul 2020

1 hr 11 min

Jesse Millican overcame grim childhood odds with both parents in prison and a string of temporary homes. Now reshaping his life in New England, he's learned to embrace prosopogansosia and shrug off all stigma. https://faceblindpodcast.com/jesse-millican/

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Jul 2020

51 min 20 sec

UK lawyer Matt Johnson has been blind since birth. In this episode, we explore the strategies that blind people use for recognizing others. https://faceblindpodcast.com/matt-johnson-blind-faceblind/

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Apr 2020

43 min 56 sec

Kristie Amadio identifies as a Kiwi and helps people from all over the world recover from eating disorders. Faceblindness may have contributed to her own Body Dysmorphic Disorder. https://faceblindpodcast.com/kristie-amadio/ https://www.recoveredliving.com/

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Feb 2020

50 min 33 sec

Jason Werbeloff discusses how prosopagnosia has influenced his writing, PhD study, and life in South Africa. https://faceblindpodcast.com/jason-werbeloff/

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Jan 2020

59 min 58 sec

Ben Rosenfeld discusses navigating life as as stand-up comedian with prosopagnosia. Albums, dates, and info at Ben's website: http://www.bigbencomedy.com/ Get Ben's new album, "Don't Shake Your Miracle" here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/dont-shake-your-miracle/1494408235

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Jan 2020

1 hr

Bill Hayes is a NYC author and photographer. He was the partner of Oliver Sacks until his 2015 death. Bill shares his 1st hand observations of Sacks' prosopagnosia, and efforts to preserve his legacy. https://faceblindpodcast.com/bill-hayes-oliver-sacks/

Jan 2020

38 min 38 sec

Antonella Gismundi has developmental prosopagnosia - just like her mother! Originally from Italy, she has been living in Taiwan for 11 years, studying psychology and working as a Chinese-English translator and professional theater performer. So far, she has not mistaken her fellow actors for different characters in front of an audience.

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Jan 2020

47 min 3 sec

Jeff Waters, host of Faceblind, discusses his own history with prosopagnosia. https://faceblindpodcast.com/jeff-waters/

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Dec 2019

36 min 15 sec

Prosopagnosia (or Faceblindness) impacts up to 2% of the population. Join us to explore the condition. https://faceblindpodcast.com/introducing-faceblind-podcast

Dec 2019

6 min 33 sec