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Dave Barry

Playing Favorites host Dashiell Meier welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author, humor columnist and amateur musician Dave Barry to the show. The two talk about Dave’s start as a writer, getting his first book published, creating the wildly popular “Peter and the Starcatchers” series with co-author Ridley Pearson, and what his favorite books were growing up. Dave even agrees to invest in a business based on one of Dashiell’s (as yet unrealized) inventions!

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About Dashiell

19-year-old Dashiell Meier is the first talk show host with Down syndrome. He is a filmmaker, actor and disability advocate who hopes work for Disney/Pixar making films featuring characters with Down syndrome and other disabilities. As a self-advocate, Dashiell works with several local and national disability organizations including Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society and Yo! Disabled and Proud. In his spare time, Dashiell plays soccer with Down Syndrome Sports of America.