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Ouch! Disability Talk Show

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Every month, Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present the programme you didn’t know you wanted to hear. It's disability from a fresh angle featuring interviews, discussion and the occasional quiz. The (disabled) presenters dissect and analyse recent events with interest and a good dose of healthy humour.

Every month, Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present the programme you didn’t know you wanted to hear. It's disability from a fresh angle featuring interviews, discussion and the occasional quiz. The (disabled) presenters dissect and analyse recent events with interest and a good dose of healthy humour.
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Every month, Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present the programme you didn’t know you wanted to hear. It's disability from a fresh angle featuring interviews, discussion and the occasional quiz. The (disabled) presenters dissect and analyse recent events with interest and a good dose of healthy humour.

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English


Episodes

'I pushed Kelly Fletcher off the stool'

12/17/2018
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From the young blind YouTuber whose make-up channel led her to being the poster girl for Cover Girl to the man who found out he has MS at the same time as having his first child. Why our guests all seem to have a bit of a crush on their surgeon, the buildings round the world which recently lit-up purple to show support for disabled people and Derek Paravacini our star pianist who is sometimes called an autistic savant - as well as being Ouch's good friend – performs the most Christmassy of...

Duration:00:54:22

Stories about pooing in a bag

12/5/2018
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Eye-opening stories from three people who "wear a bag" instead of being able to use the toilet naturally. Thousands of people have them in the UK and, permanent or temporary, it is as a result of ill health within the digestive system. Hear why one person likes to pop the undigested peas she finds in her bag, and about the process which leaves you with a Barbie butt. YouTube star Hannah Witton, an expert on sex and relationships, recently had her colon removed. She chats to Sam Cleasby and...

Duration:00:33:07

'Disabled people make the best entrepreneurs'

11/23/2018
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Why does self-employment often suit disabled people better than the nine to five? Three winners of this year’s Stelios Award describe their businesses, explain why they like working for themselves and give tips for future disabled business-owners. BBC Ouch's Emma Tracey meets Joshua Wintersgill, who has developed an aircraft sling for wheelchair users, chocolatier Samona Williams and Rachel Shapey who has designed a music-making app. A full transcript is available below. For more Disability...

Duration:00:27:57

“We made conversation while my daughter licked the pavement”

11/15/2018
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There She Goes, a BBC Four comedy series about raising a learning-disabled child, has just ended. In this week’s Ouch podcast, the man who wrote it, Shaun Pye, meets journalist William Kremer, who wrote about his own learning-disabled daughter for the BBC. Shaun describes some of the real life events that inspired the series – like his regular encounters with his well-meaning but hapless neighbour. “We’d make stilted conversation while my daughter licked the pavement,” he says.

Duration:00:21:27

Bake Off Briony’s kitchen hacks and Kitch the rapper

11/9/2018
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The Great British Bake Off contestant Briony Williams has a missing left hand but some viewers didn’t spot it until episode three. How did she get by in that famous tent without any help or disability adjustments? BAFTA-nominated Ruth Madeley is currently filming with Emma Thompson, but in the summer she made a Horizon documentary about her impairment, spina bifida. Ruth got to watch pioneering surgery on an unborn baby with the condition and ask how her own mum reacted when told she was...

Duration:00:49:48

What happens when the beat drops?

11/2/2018
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Beatboxing has long been associated with the hip hop world. But creating beats is not only a form of self-expression; it could help to unlock the full potential behind the human voice, especially for those with a speech impediment. We’re exploring how a music class for disabled children at The Lavelle School for the Blind in New York City uses beatboxing as an effective form of speech therapy. James Kim is the executive director of Bridging Education and Art Together (BEAT) and one of the...

Duration:00:19:12

‘Be my friend because we’re both disabled mums’

10/29/2018
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Returning to work after maternity leave can be a daunting experience - especially if you have a disability. So, with Emma Tracey back at Ouch HQ, what better time to discuss how she is getting on? Emma is joined by disability activist Kaliya Franklin. Kaliya has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and has a two-and-a-half year old son. From pregnancy to the first days or motherhood and the dreaded poppers on babygrows, Emma and Kaliya describe what it’s like to navigate motherhood from a different...

Duration:00:17:13

'Alex Jones will kill me if I tell you...'

10/26/2018
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It's been a week of triumph and celebration at the Invictus Games in Australia as 500 servicemen and women competed on the sports field. But for one competitor the memories of the battlefield returned as an overhead helicopter triggered his PTSD. Find out which song, from a popular animated film, helped get him through it. And BBC presenter, Alex Jones, learned a "mortifying" lesson at the event, according to her co-host JJ Chalmers, which he decided to spill to BBC Ouch. Presented by Beth...

Duration:00:12:01

‘How a plan to reveal my new boyfriend ended with a fractured spine’

10/19/2018
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Bethany Hickton was about to reveal her new boyfriend to a friend, when she slipped down a marble staircase and fractured her spine. She had just started her PhD in Bristol and had a busy social life, but all of that had to stop. As she slowly recovered from the physical injury, she found she had other battles to face - depression and symptoms similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Presented by Beth Rose with Niamh Hughes.

Duration:00:23:20

'You can't go there, you're disabled'

10/5/2018
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The comedian Tanyalee Davis, who recently gained attention on social media after an incident involving her mobility scooter and an unhappy train guard, believes that the rules and attitudes in the UK are way behind those in North America - and they stop disabled people from getting around. She says: "Where's your carer" and "That's against health and safety" are the kind of typical remarks she hears in the UK from people in authority. She says they block her from having the freedom she...

Duration:00:59:06

Making sign language more beautiful

9/21/2018
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Just like the spoken word, you can make sign language more meaningful by altering your moves to create something more touching or, the opposite, distressing. On this podcast we speak to Paula Garfield from Deafinitely Theatre which has recently adapted a hard-hitting play about mental health to include a strong emotionally coded visual language that all audiences can understand. 4.48 Psychosis, by playwright Sarah Kane, is at the New Diorama Theatre in London until October 13. Presented by...

Duration:00:20:57

"Echoes put me off": How blind people choose a new home

9/14/2018
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Lee Kumutat is blind and moving home. So, if she can't choose what decor she likes, or the look of the building, what choices does she make and why? From colour to audio ambience, and where friends can help, she takes us through how she's been tracking down the perfect home in Manchester, where she'll be moving next month. With Damon Rose and Beth Rose (not related!). A transcript will appear on this page soon. Subscribe to Ouch, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Like us, rate us and...

Duration:00:22:56

The date saboteur and the make-up store terror

9/7/2018
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Going out is meant to be fun, but add in an unpredictable disability or mental health problem and you could have an unwanted challenge or serious embarrassment on your hands - especially if these real-life tales are anything to go by. From the agoraphobic woman who took an extreme 15-hour bus journey so she didn't have to remain overnight after her best friend's wedding, to a man with Crohn's disease desperately hunting for a toilet in the unfamiliar flat of the person he spent the night...

Duration:00:34:48

The date saboteur and the make-up store terror

9/7/2018
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Going out is meant to be fun, but add in an unpredictable disability or mental health problem and you could have an unwanted challenge or serious embarrassment on your hands - especially if these real-life tales are anything to go by. From the agoraphobic woman who took an extreme 15-hour bus journey so she didn't have to remain overnight after her best friend's wedding, to a man with Crohn's disease desperately hunting for a toilet in the unfamiliar flat of the person he spent the night...

Duration:00:34:56

Passionately kissing your 'mum' to prove a point

8/31/2018
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Going out can be fun, but add in a disability or mental health problem and it can become fraught with challenges - and embarrassment - if these real-life tales are anything to go by. From passionately kissing your "mum" to prove a point, to suffering a wardrobe malfunction in the middle of Manchester and receiving a diagnosis of ADHD after risking everything and taking a pill in a nightclub - you're probably going to have second thoughts about ever leaving your house again after hearing...

Duration:00:35:20

My son jammed his leg in a wheelchair

8/22/2018
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Being a parent is hard, but when you're disabled it can come with its own unique set of challenges and advantages. From the mum who insisted on building an accessible house extension so her husband had to do night-duties, to the visit to A&E with a child who had jammed his leg a wheelchair spoke after using it as a climbing frame. Three disabled dads on the comedy circuit - Chris McCausland, Steve Day and Laurence Clark - take over the BBC Ouch podcast to talk parenting skills, wins and...

Duration:00:26:12

OCD: It's not just about washing your hands

8/17/2018
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When we got three women with obsessive-compulsive disorder round a table, the conversation ranged from the need to tic or twitch, and what that feels like, through to getting naked at the front door to minimise the spread of germs after a hospital visit. This "takeover" podcast was recorded in Edinburgh, the contributors - two writers and one actor - all feature in the 2018 festival Fringe: Lucy Danser, Lucy Burke and Kerry Fitzgerald. Scroll down to Related Links to find a transcript...

Duration:00:34:56

How not to teach your girlfriend about being deaf (Repeat)

8/3/2018
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Gianluca Trombetta, who is deaf, confesses he hated it when his girlfriend talked before he was ready to listen, so he decided to teach her a lesson. This story was recorded in March 2017 at an event held by BBC Ouch at the Backyard Comedy Club in London. Share this page on social media and pop over to iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from, and be sure to rate and review the Ouch podcast. Tell us what you think by emailing ouch@bbc.co.uk tweet @bbcouch or find us on Facebook.

Duration:00:09:14

The bike crash which made me forget English

7/27/2018
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Hannah Jenkins was cycling in her local park when she collided with another cyclist and fell-off her bike. She sustained a serious head injury and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. But when she woke up, she was confused to discover no-one spoke the same language as her - and later discovered the crash had caused her brain to erase English. Presented by Beth Rose. A full transcript is available below. Subscribe to Ouch or wherever you get your podcasts from. Like us, rate us and...

Duration:00:21:48

If the shoe fits...

7/17/2018
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Shoes - it’s a hot topic amongst disabled people. Buying them and wearing them can be a nightmare, especially if it means regularly wearing them out. Throughout the ages, shoes have been either practical or decorative but rarely both and we in the disabled community often have to adapt what’s on offer to suit our needs. So, why do so many of us have to pick function over fashion – and does having that choice really matter? BBC Ouch chats all things shoes to lifestyle and fashion YouTuber,...

Duration:00:20:30