Ouch! Disability Talk Show

Ouch! Disability Talk Show

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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Recent episodes (10)

  • Who can use accessible loos?

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

    14 mins

    They’re in the news this week but what are disabled people’s biggest toilet-related gripes? And should others be cut some slack for nipping in when the facility is free? With Damon, Emma and Kathleen, otherwise known as the Ouch team.

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  • Oscars, acting and singing on the tube

    Thu, 5 Feb 15

    55 mins

    Is it really like "blacking up" if a non-disabled actor plays a disabled role? Plus the monthly quiz, music and the man with mental health difficulties filmed singing on the tube who became a viral hit on YouTube.

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  • Blind fashion, role models and jobs

    Fri, 9 Jan 15

    55 mins

    This month: blind people and fashion, guerrilla ways to get a job and disabled role models with guests academic Tom Shakespeare, disability recruitment advisor Tracey Abbott and blogger Emily Davison. With Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan.

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  • Ouch talk show 114: Christmas quiz

    Tue, 9 Dec 14

    54 mins

    On this month's show - comedian Chris McCausland, filmmaker Dolly Sen and broadcaster Mik Scarlet join Kate and Rob in the studio for the seasonal disability quiz. With Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan.

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  • Ouch show 113: Did you say ‘inspiration porn’?

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

    54 mins

    On this month's show - comedian Stella Young doesn't want to be considered an inspiration just for being disabled, and Bad Education star Jack Binstead on setting up his own YouTube channel. Also, a 43 year-old husband and father with cystic fibrosis on how he stays positive with a shorter life expectancy. And our citizen correspondent on being cautious about reports of scientific breakthroughs. With Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan

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  • Ouch show 112: Green juice vs bacon rolls

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

    53 mins

    On this month's show: The nutriciously popular blogger who swapped medication for a plant-based diet and how social media can help people with mental health difficulties. Also: After the recent disability pride parade in Belfast, we ask can you be "proud" of being disabled? And a look at what's in Ouch's diary for the coming month. Kate Monaghan and Rob Crossan present.

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  • Ouch show 111: Religion and politics

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    55 mins

    We look at Guide Gods, a show about how different faiths think about disability. And, with the Scottish referendum nearly on us, we ask two disabled Scots, one in the yes camp, one in the no, how independence might affect disabled people. Also: Would you prefer a drug-dispensing microchip or a drug-dispensing testicle? Does the Ice Bucket Challenge bring awareness to Motor Neurone Disease as originally intended? Plus the monthly news quiz, music and plenty of disability talk.

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  • Ouch show 110: Being mean

    Thu, 17 Jul 14

    53 mins

    Have you ever got mad with someone trying to help you? Comedian Laurence Clark has, his latest show is all about those moments of instant regret disabled people sometimes have. Also: Jess Thom - aka Tourettes Hero - talks about tics and theatre traumas, a blind man with a gun licence and a martial arts expert discuss self-defence for disabled people, and what problems arise when wheelchair users try to use the toilets on planes? With Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan.

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  • Ouch show 109: Tetra belly

    Thu, 19 Jun 14

    50 mins

    Do disabled people have a ready-made excuse not to diet or exercise if they have limited movement? We talk to a mobility impaired woman who has lost 4 stone after changing her lifestyle. Also: Mental health made funny at London's Anxiety Festival, and the disabled woman behind the eagle story that went viral. Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present.

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  • Ouch show 108: Adopt an activist

    Fri, 23 May 14

    58 mins

    The disability protest group Direct Action Network (DAN) is 25 years old. One of its founders talks to us about the campaigns which brought it fame - and notoriety - in the 1990s. Plus, we meet the single disabled woman who, despite relying on personal assistants herself, has recently adopted a 15-month-old disabled child. Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present.

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