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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

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.

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

Archbishop on daughters, disability and mental health

7/6/2018
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The Archbishop of Canterbury and two of his daughters talk frankly about their experiences of disability and mental health and how the church can be more inclusive. In her first interview, Ellie Welby chats about her learning disability and how she can feel she's on the edge of church-life and Katherine warns that offering to pray for someone could be side-stepping a more important opportunity to talk to them about their worries. Archbishop Justin also reveals his surprising TV choices,...

Duration:00:58:23

'Do we drown or rocket to the surface?'

6/29/2018
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Rich Osborn had the perfect summer job as a scuba diving instructor in Cyprus - but it would become a job which led to him becoming paraplegic. On a day off, the then 21-year-old and three instructor friends decided to go for a carefully planned deep-dive. At 40m under the ocean's surface the group ran out of air. With nothing left in the tanks they had a decision to make - drown there and then, or rocket to the surface and risk catastrophic injuries from the benz. Presented by Beth Rose...

Duration:00:23:22

'My Doctor refused to treat me if I went for gold'

6/22/2018
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Ali Jawad was told the night before an operation that he should prepare his friends and family for the worst - he might not wake up again. The powerlifter, a double above-knee amputee, had fallen ill a few years before at his first Paralympic Games and was diagnosed with Chron's Disease, an illness he'd never heard of, a few weeks later. He had to get his head around the disease quickly and it came with an ultimatum - choose health or gold medals. Presented by Beth Rose with Ali Jawad.

Duration:00:20:18

The disabled comedian who turned down Britain's Got Talent

6/15/2018
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After Lost Voice Guy won Britain’s Got Talent, Rosie Jones, another comedian with cerebral palsy, tells this week’s Ouch podcast how she was approached to take part in the show – and said ‘no’. Also taking part in the programme is American performer Nina G, who talks about her career as a stuttering comedian. And we hear from the woman who started her own mental health charity targeting black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people – because she felt the existing services weren’t equipped...

Duration:00:54:14

Tell your story at Edinburgh Fringe

6/1/2018
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Everyone has a story to tell and this could be your chance to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the BBC’s main stage. BBC Ouch is presenting Storytelling Live on 9 August and wants you to be part of the show. All you've got to do is tell a true story on the theme of Going Out (whatever that means to you) which relates to your disability or mental health challenge. It’s as simple as that, but to help you along, we’ve got some top tips from award-winning comedy producer, Ed...

Duration:00:18:41

Tell your story at Edinburgh Fringe

6/1/2018
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Everyone has a story to tell and this could be your chance to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the BBC’s main stage. BBC Ouch is presenting Storytelling Live on 9 August and wants you to be part of the show. All you've got to do is tell a true story on the theme of Going Out (whatever that means to you) which relates to your disability or mental health challenge. It’s as simple as that, but to help you along, we’ve got some top tips from award-winning comedy producer, Ed...

Duration:00:18:41

How do you learn the trapeze if you’re blind?

5/25/2018
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Amelia Cavallo has mastered the art of aerial performance on silks and the trapeze at great heights above the floor. As someone who is registered blind, how does she know how high up she is and where the silk or trapeze will be when she lets go as part of a trick? And how often does she end up on the crash mat? Cavallo is performing as part of new circus show, What Am I Worth? It’s a collaboration with disabled performers and musicians and asks society a very pertinent question. Presented...

Duration:00:17:06

Bibliotherapy: A novel take on mental health

5/18/2018
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Reading is often the first things to go when you're busy - your bag's already full and you've got your phone to play with - but could picking up a book be one simple way to help boost or maintain your mental health? It's Mental Health Awareness Week and here at BBC Ouch we're not missing out so this podcast is all about how a good book could be a good thing - and we're not talking self-help books - we're talking any and every genre. It's thought books can help you set targets and find...

Duration:00:20:08

Turning to snow to meet my mother

5/11/2018
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Tatyana McFadden was born in Russia with spina bifida - a deformity of the spine - and placed in a Russian orphanage. Aged six she was adopted by an American and became one of Team USA's most successful athletes. In the second part of the interview with the McFadden's, Tatyana's adopted mother, Deborah, talks about the rare illness which temporarily paralysed her from the neck down and Tatyana explains the snowy challenge she took on to meet up with her birth-mother. Presented by Beth Rose...

Duration:00:19:45

Life in the dark shadow of Mini-Me

5/4/2018
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Verne Troyer played Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films. Following his recent death, fellow short person Eugene Grant says the character normalised violent attacks against others with dwarfism. Plus, as exam season gets underway, what’s it doing to your mental health? Hear how your teacher could have given you maths anxiety. And meet the artist who gives her drawings away - as therapy. Presented by Kate Monaghan and Simon Minty. (Photo: Verne Troyer Credit: Reuters) Clip of Britain’s Got...

Duration:00:56:26

From Russian orphan to Team USA

4/27/2018
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Tatyana McFadden was born in Russia with spina bifida - a deformity of the spine - and placed in Orphanage Three, Saint Petersburg. But at the age of six, a chance meeting with an American dignitary would change her life. She would discover wheelchair racing and go on to win 17 Paralympic medals and multiple marathon titles for Team USA, but there would also be a high profile legal battle against the US government. Presented by Beth Rose with Tatyana McFadden and her adopted mother, Deborah.

Duration:00:21:07

Hellblade: Psychosis story ‘mirrored mine’

4/20/2018
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The game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice has won many awards and fans for its story and the way it depicts psychosis. It follows Nordic warrior, Senua, on a quest to rescue the soul of her dead lover. She hears voices, and experiences hallucinations throughout, disorientating the player. Gamers and experts rate its portrayal of the mental illness - but does it go down well with people who have psychosis in real life? Danny Bowyer first experienced psychosis in his early 20s and has played the...

Duration:00:23:59

Electronic voices: How Hawking let me talk too

4/6/2018
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Comedian Lost Voice Guy tells Ouch that the late Stephen Hawking made it more acceptable for people like him, who speak using a voice synth. Also, should the professor's voice be used again by someone else? And the heat is getting turned up as we hear more stories from wheelchair-users like the BBC's Frank Gardner who have had their wheelchairs damaged when travelling by plane. And, as we continue our programme dedicated to Stephen Hawking, we speak with Peter Beney. He is one of the team...

Duration:00:45:51

Ouch takeover: Inspirational speakers

3/23/2018
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Inspirational speaking and work has long been a part of the disability landscape. But how do you inspire without sounding like a cliché? It’s a confidence boosting takeover on this week’s BBC Ouch podcast. Martyn Sibley and Amar Latif, both of whom are disabled, talk about how they try to instil positive thoughts in others, often using their own achievements to get people into a go-ahead mode. But they are both well aware that the word 'inspiration' can be used in a less than positive way...

Duration:00:33:28

Off-piste at the Paras #9: Ghost town

3/19/2018
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Two 19 year old women brought home all seven medals for Great Britain from the Winter Paralympics. On the last day, Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jennifer Kehoe won a gold medal in the visual impairment slalom. And it was bronze for Millie Knight and guide Brett Wild as the team hit their medal target. Moments after the British flag was raised and the national anthem sung the venue was being dismantled. So what’s next for the Winter Paralympics and PyeongChang? Presented by Beth Rose...

Duration:00:18:51

Off-piste at the paras #8: Scott Meenagh: Losing my legs in Afghanistan was "a bad day at work"

3/16/2018
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Could you cover 60km on difficult terrain using just your arms? British Nordic Sit-Skier Scott Meenagh has attempted that this week in the Biathlon and Cross-Country events. He’s the first competitor Paralympics GB has had in Nordic Skiing for 20 years. Meenagh lost both legs after an explosion in Afghanistan. Beth Rose talks to her fellow presenter, JJ Chalmers, about their time in rehab together and the time Scott tested out his new prosthetics on a log-flume.

Duration:00:13:25

Off-piste at the paras #7: Ice-hockey

3/15/2018
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It’s the biggest crowd draw – the ice-hockey – and the locals came out in force to watch South Korea take on Canada. It was a match full of Mexican waves, K-pop and attempts to break the venue’s decibel record for the most amount of noise a crowd could make. With the home team playing, the stadium was packed and the players put on a show when it came to speed, crashes and smashes. Presented by Beth Rose with Chris Osborne.

Duration:00:08:03