Speechless with Carly Fleischmann, a new talk show started by 21-year-old Carly Fleischmann started with a bang when she had Channing Tatum on as her first guest. Their interview shortly after it was posted online went viral and has now reached over 2 million views on YouTube. Carly who has autism and is completely nonverbal is the first talk show host to be nonverbal and on the autism spectrum.
With her success we’ve been asking ourselves who would be an awesome guest for her next episode. Here are a few names that came to mind…
Holly Robinson Peete
Famous for her work on 21 Jump Street, Peete has had an amazing career as an autism advocate. Now she has a new show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) called For Peete’s Sake. Peete who’s son RJ is on the autism spectrum would be a perfect guest star to discuss today’s autism community with Carly.
— Autism Speaks (@autismspeaks) February 16, 2016
There may not be a bigger name out there in music today than Taylor Swift. Besides from her music career though she’s been a huge contributor to philanthropy work helping several people in the special needs community. For example, earlier this year Swift gave a $50,000 donation so a child with autism could receive a service dog. An interview with Carly could be very interesting to talk more about that.
— Autism Speaks (@autismspeaks) February 9, 2015
Country star Luke Bryan has a very similar track record to Swift. He was grand marshal at an Autism Speaks NASCAR Race a few years ago and would be a very entertaining interview.
NBC talk show host Ellen DeGeneres would be another amazing choice. Ellen in 2010 read a donation letter from Carly on her show. Now that both of them are talk show hosts we could see that dialogue being very engaging. (Katy Perry would be a great guest too!)
Channing Tatum (Follow-up interview?)
— Kerry Magro (@Kerrymagro) May 6, 2016
After the viral success of their first interview, to see both Carly and Tatum team up again to discuss the impact their first episode had would be great. Their chemistry was incredible.
Who would you like to see Carly interview next? Tell us in the comments!
In 2015 I signed on to become of the first talk show hosts with autism in the country when I joined the “Different is Beautiful Show.” This show has given us an opportunity to highlight people who have overcome adversity in their local communities. It now airs every Wednesday at 7 PM on Comcast Channel 52 in Jersey City and streams live at DifferentIsBeautifulShow.com