Casey House’s podcast Positively Speaking gives voice to people living with HIV by sharing their diverse and compelling stories.
It was inspired by Ear Hustle, which shares the experience of San Quentin prison through the voices of those incarcerated. With the help of a client advisory group and collaborative brainstorming sessions possible themes were identified. Client votes determined the episode topics for the first season: HIV and long-term survivors, relationships, mental health, housing, isolation and living positively. We hope the conversations both inspire and provoke.
Episode 1- HIV and long-term survivors The premier episode tells the stories of long-term survivors, people who have been living with HIV for over 25 years. Guests Allan, John, Rod, Murray and Muluba tell us about the early days of the epidemic, early and current medications, loss and hopes for the future.
Hosted by Casey House social worker Liz Creal with peer program manager Andre Ceranto, Positively Speaking is written by Amanda Crawford, Andre Ceranto and Liz Creal, Casey House and produced by the RTA School of Media, Ryerson University.