It’s a new web series called “Speechless with Carly Fleischmann,” and so long as you’re a fan of witty conversation mixed with good jokes & awkward questions, then this may just be your favourite YouTube channel!

Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of 2 which included oral motor condition that kept her from speaking. At that time, doctors were worried that Carly may never develop further than that of a child. But at the age of 10, she typed “HELP TEETH HURT” on a laptop, this was through the help of therapists. From then on, she could communicate.

In her interviews, Fleischmann types out questions on her iPad, and they are read aloud by Siri.




Around 1 in 68 children live with autism, and 40% of them are nonverbal. With this web series, Fleischmann is helping provide some much-needed representation & giving people suffering with autism a positive push.

And she is really funny!

“He has been a stripper, a police officer, a secret agent, a reporter, a boyfriend to many and soon he will dump his wife to be with me. I welcome Channing Tatum.”

“Speechless” is helping redefine what a celebrity interview looks like by proving that you don’t need be able to speak in order to host a talk show. Fleischmann isn’t just pursuing her dream by hosting the show, she’s also facing one of her greatest fears.


Of course, she crushed the interview, and Channing Tatum was an excellent first guest. Here’s hoping the next are just as awesome. With Carly behind the iPad, they’re bound to be.


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