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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

The Curious Case of Miss Fanny Fust

12/8/2017
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Fanny Fust was a young learning disabled woman who was kidnapped and forced to marry a man who was after her fortune in 18th Century Bristol. Her tale has been rewritten by an organisation called Openstorytellers who support people with learning disabilities. They use true stories about disabled people not only from history but from their own lives as well. Openstorytellers Clemma Fleat and Nicola Grove chatted to Ouch’s Emma Tracey. If you have an idea for a future programme, email...

Duration: 00:13:01


Nothing feels real a third of the time

12/1/2017
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Chris Young describes himself as a cuddly and warm person but says that when dissociating due to borderline personality disorder nothing feels real, the world goes “seriously fuzzy” and touching his wife becomes “like handling meat”. He’s walking and talking his way around the UK to raise awareness of the condition. Also in studio are two young stroke survivors who fell in love, and US disability rights advocate Lawrence Carter-Long on why for him, the word disabled trumps differently...

Duration: 00:54:16


Let's replace disability with letters like LGBT (repeat)

11/23/2017
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It seems that using the acronym LGBT has allowed people to talk more openly about gay community issues more easily. So, if the disabled community replaced the D-word with some letters, what would they be and would it sweep away the worries people have about using that word. First heard in February 2015. With Damon Rose, Kate Monaghan and Lee Kumutat Please tell your friends about us. Like and share Ouch on social media, and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts from.

Duration: 00:18:58


The Robyn, Jamie and Lion Show: Obsession

11/17/2017
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Robyn knows a lot about trumpet playing and Jamie watches hours of milling machine videos each night to wind down. They’re both autistic and love talking at length about what they call their “special interests” - that obsessive geekiness often considered a classic autism trait (just Google 'hacker' and 'Asperger' to get the gist). But while obsessing and learning can bring deep knowledge, its intensity can have a less positive side. This is the first in a three-part series of the Robyn...

Duration: 00:20:07


ME - the movie

11/8/2017
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Jennifer Brea has ME, known to many as chronic fatigue syndrome, and is director of the multi-award winning documentary film Unrest. In it, she documents her personal journey by video on a smart phone - including those moments where she finds herself lying flat out on the floor. She and husband Omar spoke to the BBC's Natasha Lipman who also has the condition.

Duration: 00:18:56


'I knew that going deaf would kill me'

11/3/2017
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How does America’s Got Talent star Mandy Harvey hit the correct notes and tour successfully with a live band when she can’t hear? Why did a conversation in the radio studio change bipolar comedy songster Chris Smith’s stance on having children? And who were Bristol’s Brave Poor things? The latest BBC Ouch Talk Show is presented by Kate Monaghan and weather presenter Lucy Martin. Produced by Emma Tracey. A full transcript will be available shortly.

Duration: 00:51:31


Who is Jared O'Mara?

10/25/2017
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The Labour Party has suspended MP Jared O'Mara after he posted misogynistic and homophobic comments online, but who is he? BBC Ouch's Damon Rose met the MP earlier this year after O’Mara unexpectedly knocked former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg off his Sheffield Hallam seat in the general election. The 35-year-old, who was born and bred in Sheffield, has cerebral palsy and, for accessibility reasons, is the only MP to be allowed to wear a t-shirt in the House of Commons.

Duration: 00:20:38


Do blind people care about colour?

10/18/2017
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Ambulances were white when Damon lost his sight over 30 years ago and Lucy’s mental image of her sister, Alice, hasn’t changed since she went blind in 2013. Having been born blind, Emma has no real interest in what colour represents. The three blind journalists take a light-hearted look at what colour does and doesn’t mean to them with the help of token sighted person Beth. If you have an idea for a future programme, email ouch@bbc.co.uk. Subscribe to Ouch as a weekly podcast and, if you...

Duration: 00:22:24


'I'm wearing a tight T-shirt so I know where I end'

10/12/2017
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Is Robyn the only autistic person who doesn’t love fidget-spinners? And what's this about Jamie's T-shirt? We gave two autistic people free rein in a studio with a tin full of questions only “neurotypicals” would ask. The result is an entertaining and enlightening chat about stimming, social gatherings and sensory overload. This podcast is one of a series of takeovers, produced by Damon Rose and Emma Tracey. If you have an idea for a future programme, email ouch@bbc.co.uk. Subscribe to...

Duration: 00:14:40


Can 'sex robots' help disabled people?

10/6/2017
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They're talked about a lot at the moment, but can "sex robots" help disabled people? Also, the disabled teen punk who left home to find an independent life for herself in the less-accessible 80s. And the action movie where sign language is a super-power. Presented by Kate Monaghan and Simon Minty. Subscribe to the Ouch podcast and have our programmes delivered to your device every week. And please like, review and share Ouch so that others can find it more easily.

Duration: 00:52:01


Why I shouldn't meet others with cystic fibrosis

9/29/2017
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Vlogger Charles Michael Duke, 22, posts comedy songs and videos about life with cystic fibrosis on YouTube. People with CF shouldn’t meet face to face due to fear of cross-contamination. So they hang out online, where Charles feeds the community with his niche CF references such as having fingers like ET and potent flatulence caused by a low-functioning pancreas. The Southampton-based actor has been waiting two and a half years for a double lung transplant and is working hard to stay well...

Duration: 00:18:51


Gay and disabled

9/22/2017
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Being part of the male gay scene can be tricky when you “wobble and spasm like I do” says Robert Softley Gale. The actor with cerebral palsy says there is also a lack of accessibility in "queer" pubs and clubs. But for now Robert has a big enough challenge putting on tights in his new touring stage show Blanche and Butch, where he plays a drag queen. Interview by Emma Tracey. Subscribe to Ouch, share it on social media and be sure to review it on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your...

Duration: 00:13:09


Behind bars with a mental illness

9/15/2017
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Ria found herself in prison after she set light to her home when she was in it. She had been suffering from psychosis brought on by distress at the death of a friend. While on remand, she worked hard to make herself better. With Beth Rose and Damon Rose Subscribe to Ouch, share it on social media and be sure to review it on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts from so that others who are interested in disability and mental health can find us more easily.

Duration: 00:24:11


Love, sex and cotton buds (replay)

9/8/2017
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Warning: this programme contains discussion of a sexual nature. Disabled writer and performer Penny Pepper join the team this week. (see Related Links for a transcript) This is a replay of a fascinating interview from early 2016. Pepper talks openly about how she found out about the joys of sex thanks to friends at a hospital boarding school she was at in the 1970s. Though the interview is full of humour and tips, Pepper has some serious messages for disabled people about intimacy with...

Duration: 00:21:29


The woman who experiences pain as red and rectangular

9/1/2017
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The playwright who experiences pain as sounds and pictures, Tourettes Hero Jess Thom on performing Beckett’s play Not I, the comedian with cerebral palsy whose slow speech is part of her act and the man whose poem OCD has 62 million YouTube hits. The sounds and images in The Shape of the Pain represent how playwright Rachel Bagshaw experiences chronic pain so accurately, that watching her own show makes it worse. Rosie Jones’ slow talking speed is a feature of her stand-up comedy routine....

Duration: 00:52:14


Drunk people ask the most awkward questions

8/25/2017
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Lost Voice Guy uses an iPad to speak and has become an expert handler of awkward questions as a result. “Can you really not talk?” and “have you ever tried to speak to see what would happen?” are just two questions put to the comedian with cerebral palsy by drunk people after gigs. His many witty comebacks, including pretending he has a side-line as a satellite navigation system, are revealed in the 2nd of our podcasts from the BBC Ouch storytelling night at this year’s Edinburgh Festival....

Duration: 00:29:08


Storytelling Live: Tails of the Misunderstood

8/18/2017
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Awkward! This week’s podcast, the first of two recorded live in Scotland, is all about a badly timed dislocation, a wheelchair user who stunned a nun by walking and the depressed man who got too good at pretending to like people. BBC Ouch recently took five listeners and two comedians to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they told awkward tales relating to their disability or mental health difficulty to a live audience. It happened to Abi Brown when she stunned a praying Parisian nun by...

Duration: 00:33:08


Rationing energy - and other chronic illness life hacks

8/11/2017
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No doctors, no charities, no family members - just a frank conversation between two women with chronic illness, about navigating life when energy is at a premium. Faced with a box of random questions such as “do people think you’re lazy?” researcher Catherine Hale and blogger Natasha Lipman praise left-overs for dinner, extreme flexible working and the online chronic illness community. Ironing, and suggestions like “have you ever tried telling it to just go away?” get short shrift. This...

Duration: 00:25:09


Gin, sushi and disability

8/4/2017
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With stories of running away to Skegness aged 14 and the culture-clash of going from a council estate to Cambridge University, it’s fair to say Allan Hennessy stole the show this month. He’s that visually impaired Iraqi refugee whose recent BBC video went viral after he graduated with a first class law degree. Also in the studio is autistic trumpeter Robyn Steward who sparked a lively debate on the language of disability. And playwright Jackie Hagan recalls the weeks after her leg...

Duration: 00:54:49


“I saw you on stage, you’re definitely bipolar”

7/28/2017
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Comedian John Scott was labelled schizophrenic for five years before he ended up in crisis in hospital and face-to-face with the psychologists who had gone to his show. During their night out the medics had decided the performer they were watching was definitely bipolar. The chance encounter meant the second time they met - in hospital - John was correctly diagnosed and treated. John has experienced psychotic delusions, but he doesn’t think they are talked about widely enough, so he’s made...

Duration: 00:22:34

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