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.

Updated: monthly
Episodes available for: Indefinitely
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  • 14 Apr 24MB

    Ouch show 107: Mental vacuum

    Meet The Vacuum Cleaner, also known as artist and activist James Leadbitter. He invites you to help him design the

    Duration: 52 mins

  • 11 Mar 25MB

    Ouch show 106: The care home crusader

    The man in his 30s who lives in a care home and takes companies to task for disability discrimination. Why do some

    Duration: 53 mins

  • 12 Feb 22MB

    Ouch show 105: Biswas not Tiswas

    Our citizen journalists report on animals and cures. Meet the student whose path altered when she became disabled in the

    Duration: 48 mins

  • 16 Jan 26MB

    Ouch show 104: Purple people

    Heather Mills is out of the Winter Paralympics. Are The Undatables really undatable? What do you do when your care role

    Duration: 56 mins

  • 17 Dec 24MB

    Ouch show 103: Bah humbug

    On this month's show: Three real life Grinches, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft talks about wheelchair dancing on Strictly,

    Duration: 52 mins

  • 12 Nov 31MB

    Ouch show 102: Not The Truman Show

    Video-blogger Jonny says being open is good, the disability autobiography quiz and the future access technology that's

    Duration: 66 mins

  • 04 Oct 23MB

    Ouch show 101: Disability 'mate' crime

    The Last Leg's Alex Brooker on how he almost became a Paralympian himself. That great disability perk, queue-jumping at

    Duration: 50 mins

  • 10 Sep 20MB

    Ouch show 100: Sex and relationships special

    How does a young man go about losing his virginity when his arms and legs don't work? What's it like to be both gay and

    Duration: 42 mins

  • 01 Aug 24MB

    Ouch show 99: Hops and halos

    Ever heard of the invalid stout sold a hundred years ago to cure disability? Also, the man who says volunteering saved

    Duration: 51 mins

  • 11 Jul 26MB

    Ouch show 98: The new girl

    This month: Cerebal palsy beer brings freshness to disability awareness. Sally Gardner, dyslexic author of Maggot Moon,

    Duration: 55 mins

  • 02 May 23MB

    Ouch show 97: Can disabled people be powerful?

    This month: The online list of disabled people with influence, good and bad graduation ceremony memories, an interview

    Duration: 49 mins

  • 04 Apr 21MB

    Ouch! show 96: Sledge hockey, stick men and welfare

    We discuss how benefit cuts could affect the economy, how campaigning on social media can be unhealthy as well as

    Duration: 45 mins

  • 08 Mar 22MB

    Ouch! show 95: Things that make you go ouch!

    In this show the chat ranges from Nazi anti-disability propaganda to benefit reform and the recent "disabled children

    Duration: 47 mins

  • 07 Feb 20MB

    Ouch! show 94: Sex workers, Radio One MS reveal and Special Olympics

    Was it tough for DJ Scott Mills's sidekick, Beccy, to reveal to Radio One listeners that she has MS? Are Special

    Duration: 43 mins

  • 08 Jan 25MB

    Ouch! show 93: What cochlear implants hear...

    This month: Is it helpful when celebs reveal they have mental health difficulties? Do you find it humiliating to receive

    Duration: 53 mins

  • 13 Dec 27MB

    Ouch! talk show 92: Staying stylish, blind busking

    See England through the eyes of American Muslim comedian with cerebral palsy, Maysoon Zayid. Plus, an app created to

    Duration: 57 mins

  • 12 Nov 25MB

    Ouch! #91, 12 Nov 12: Taser, tablets, travel

    The blind man mistakenly tasered by police and superstorm Sandy are the stories under discussion. Plus, how computer

    Duration: 53 mins

  • 05 Oct 21MB

    Ouch! #90: Punk, tics and Paralympics

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson reflects on the success of the Paralympics and explains how she stays fit and flexible, now

    Duration: 46 mins

  • 22 Aug 20MB

    Ouch! disability talk show #89: Paralympics-a-go-go

    How did the Games originally start? What happens when you put 200 wheelchair athletes in a tower block with only two

    Duration: 44 mins

  • 03 Aug 27MB

    Ouch! #88: Paralympic dreams and 'Stupid people'

    'Short' comedian Imaan Hadchiti doesn't suffer fools, the Paralympic cyclist Rachel Morris injured in a car crash while

    Duration: 57 mins

  • 28 Jun 22MB

    Ouch! #87: Planning holidays, and military rehab

    A mum of two children with learning disabilities and a travel mad powerchair user tell us their holiday complexities.

    Duration: 48 mins

  • 30 May 33MB

    Ouch! #86: Becky from Glee, Paralympics president, exams

    Meet Lauren Potter who plays Becky, the Down's syndrome cheerleader in Glee. The president of the Paralympic movement

    Duration: 71 mins

  • 04 May 29MB

    Ouch! disability talk show #85: Boccia, breakdance, TV

    Is it the year of disability on TV? The intriguing rules of the little-known Paralympic sport Boccia and the breakdance

    Duration: 64 mins

  • 05 Apr 27MB

    Talk Show 84: Chocolate Dyslexic Paralympic

    Features a disabled chocolatier, two members (one male, one female) from the GB wheelchair rugby team, disability

    Duration: 58 mins

  • 21 Mar 10MB

    Ouch! podcast extra: Paralympian Lee Pearson

    An extended interview with the colourful dressage star: Earning a living can be tricky for disabled people, Lee admits

    Duration: 21 mins

  • 05 Mar 27MB

    Ouch: Talk Show 83: Revving up with Lewis Hamilton's disabled brother

    Racing driver with cerebral palsy Nic Hamilton, brother to formula one's Lewis, drops in to discuss an upcoming BBC

    Duration: 57 mins

  • 13 Feb 5MB

    Ouch! Podcast Extra: would you date a disabled person?

    What are the pros and cons of dating someone with a similar or very different impairment to your own? Can a non-disabled

    Duration: 9 mins

  • 02 Feb 25MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 82: Ruby Wax finds her people

    Comedian Ruby Wax pops by to talk about her new social networking site for people with mental health problems. Kevin

    Duration: 54 mins

  • 05 Jan 20MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 81: Gill Hicks, Francesca Martinez and Toby Mildon look forward to 2012

    What do a double amputee 7/7 survivor, a Grange Hill star turned comedian and a disabled motivational speaker / career

    Duration: 43 mins

  • 14 Dec 15MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 80: Christmas Quiz

    After Tiny Tim, who was Charles Dickens' other big disabled Christmas character and what did Wayne Rooney and IDS

    Duration: 32 mins

  • 05 Dec 24MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 79: Warwick Davis likes caravans

    We're joined by Warwick Davis currently of Life's Too Short fame. Find out about the latest paralympic controversy where

    Duration: 52 mins

  • 07 Nov 20MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 78: Did he just say 'crip'?

    When is it ok to say 'crip' or the M word that Ricky Gervais used recently, Paralympic sitting volleyballers have their

    Duration: 43 mins

  • 26 Oct 7MB

    Ouch! Podcast Extra: Mat Fraser in Japan

    Mat Fraser is live on the line from Japan. Includes disability only wrestling and how disabled people are coming

    Duration: 15 mins

  • 07 Oct 28MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 77: Japan, mental health in pictures, Paralympics

    How disabled peole are faring after the Japan disasters earlier this year, mental health illustrated, atheism versus

    Duration: 60 mins

  • 16 Sep 25MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 76: What to watch at the Paralympics, disabled twins, life changing injuries

    Wheelchair-using model Shannon Murray and recently paralysed blind adventurer Mark Pollock join hosts Mat Fraser and Liz

    Duration: 54 mins

  • 19 Aug 26MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 75: say it again... and again

    How many times can you legitimately ask someone with a speech impairment to repeat themselves? Our vegetable quiz

    Duration: 55 mins

  • 29 Jul 16MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 74: Laurence Clark is a health hazard

    "We used head pointer gadgets before you ever did", Laurence Clark's Edinburgh Fringe show and The Kids of Widney High

    Duration: 33 mins

  • 11 Jul 13MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 73: Jazz and Bev from Small Teen Bigger World

    Who should we ban from accessible loos? Plus the star of Small Teen Bigger World, Jasmine Burkitt and her mother Bev.

    Duration: 27 mins

  • 28 Jun 18MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 72: social media and what's wheelchair tennis?

    The Quadfather - aka world no. 2 quad tennis champ Peter Norfolk - joins us to explain wheelchair tennis ahead of red

    Duration: 38 mins

  • 10 Jun 16MB

    Ouch Talk Show 71: pizza champs and Glastonbury

    Dublin based social entrepreneur Caroline Casey joins us and we take a look at the disabled bands appearing at the

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 26 May 19MB

    Ouch! Talk Show #70: difficult job choices, disability documentaries, Captain Angelo

    Which job would you put your disability politics aside for if the price was right? Jono Lancaster and Sophie Morgan

    Duration: 42 mins

  • 13 May 15MB

    Ouch! Talk show 69: first dates and learning disabled radio

    Being subjected to disability abuse while on a first date. Might there be drugs in our drinking water? And, meet the

    Duration: 32 mins

  • 14 Apr 17MB

    Ouch Talk Show 68: Funny, not funny

    A fascinating and sometimes bizarre discussion between three disabled comedians speaking to us from around the world:

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 22 Mar 15MB

    Ouch Talk Show 67: going back in time, parking, music

    If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 16 year-old disabled self? Fighting for parking spaces plus music

    Duration: 33 mins

  • 08 Mar 17MB

    Ouch Talk Show 66: the young ones 8 March 2011

    It's a disabled teen takeover. Alastair Campbell gets grilled by 19-year-old Hannah. And George, 15, attends a

    Duration: 36 mins

  • 23 Feb 16MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 23 Feb 11: Sibling rivalry

    Are your parents leaving more money to you in their will because you're disabled? Plus two entrepreneurial guests and

    Duration: 33 mins

  • 08 Feb 13MB

    Talk Show 64: Twisted Valentine. 08 Feb 11

    Some bad love between our two presenters when Mat asks Liz if he can ask her 'carer' out for a date. Plus Kaliya

    Duration: 27 mins

  • 26 Jan 15MB

    Ouch Talk Show #63: are you a brown footer? 26 Jan 2011

    Mat Fraser reveals himself as a brown footer, Rob talks dating websites and musician Mike Oliver plays live in the

    Duration: 32 mins

  • 14 Jan 13MB

    Ouch Talk Show 62, January 2011: health & fitness

    Two disabled fitness experts join Liz Carr and Mat Fraser to discuss keeping fit.

    Duration: 27 mins

  • 30 Dec 16MB

    Ouch Talk Show 61, Dec 2010: Cuts, protests and predictions

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and BBC Disability Affairs correspondent Peter White review the year and look forward to

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 08 Dec 14MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 60: early Dec 2010 - Christmas lunch, games and a play

    Our Christmas lunch show features: a dodgy alphabet game, Santa Claus and the play where Tiny Tim turns bad. Plus a

    Duration: 30 mins

  • 17 Nov 16MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 59, mid Nov 2010: news, the fish police

    Rudeness, the bright side of disability and learnie band The Fish Police.

    Duration: 34 mins

  • 03 Nov 14MB

    Ouch!Talk Show 58 - early November 2010

    Garry Robson previews DadaFest, the world's biggest disability arts festival, Emma joins the presenters for the

    Duration: 30 mins

  • 18 Oct 14MB

    Ouch!: Talk Show 57, mid October 2010

    Has anyone on the team ever doubted a friend's level of disability? How can you, the listener, help the show into the

    Duration: 31 mins

  • 05 Oct 14MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 56 - 1 of 2 shows this October

    Is it easier to be a disabled man or a disabled woman? Debenham's wheelchair usin' model Shannon Murray joins us and Rob

    Duration: 30 mins

  • 03 Sep 25MB

    Ouch: Ouch! Talk Show, Sep 2010: Reasons to be cheerful

    What dodgy photo of Liz appeared on the internet? Why did Simon only get charged half price for his spray tan? An Ian

    Duration: 53 mins

  • 05 Aug 28MB

    Ouch: Ouch! Talk Show #54 - August 2010

    The Blind Football World Cup is held in Hereford this month, ahhh bet you didn't know that? Two England players join us.

    Duration: 61 mins

  • 30 Jun 27MB

    Ouch! Talk Show 53 - July 2010

    We talk to Frank Gardner, the BBC correspondent who became disabled after being shot by Al-Qaeda gunmen. And what's it

    Duration: 58 mins

  • 03 Jun 26MB

    Ouch: Ouch! Talk Show 52 - June 2010

    From laser surgery for access reasons to laughs at the expense of Paralympic mascot Mandeville, Mat Fraser and Liz Carr

    Duration: 57 mins

  • 05 May 23MB

    Ouch: Ouch! Talk Show 51 - May 2010

    Accessible kitchens gone bad, disabled Come Dine with Me, music and our Vegetable Vegetable or Vegetable parlour game.

    Duration: 50 mins

  • 08 Apr 27MB

    Ouch: Ouch! Talk Show 50 - April 2010

    It's our 50th show! WE take a trip down memory lane to see what we've been doing these past four years. YouTube star The

    Duration: 59 mins

  • 04 Mar 29MB

    Ouch: Ouch! talk show - March 2010

    Razor sharp chat which goes beyond disability and into: disabled foster parents, fat people too unfit to work (!) and

    Duration: 63 mins

  • 09 Feb 25MB

    Ouch: talk show - February 2010

    Simone Milani and Paul Jacobs, two of the contestants from BBC3's brand new disability reality show, Dancing On Wheels,

    Duration: 54 mins

  • 12 Jan 24MB

    Ouch: talk show - January 2010

    Guest interview with Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend who has an impressive list of disabilities and ailments to her

    Duration: 52 mins

  • 02 Dec 27MB

    Ouch: Talk Show - December 2009

    Join the usual Ouch taem and friends for disability childhood memories of Christmases past. Add in some freaky news, a

    Duration: 59 mins

  • 05 Nov 27MB

    Ouch: Talk Show - November 2009

    Periodically shaky comedian, Paul Betney and disabled German rapper with a conscience, Binki, join us for a chat.

    Duration: 57 mins

  • 30 Sep 30MB

    Ouch: Talk Show - October 2009

    Stereotypes and hermaphrodites dominate the conversation this month plus an interview with mental health stand up comedy

    Duration: 65 mins

  • 02 Sep 26MB

    Ouch: Podcast 43 02 Sep 09

    New wheelchair usin' EastEnder David Proud, touretting rapper Zillwood and how to assert your bad disabled self if a

    Duration: 57 mins

  • 06 Aug 28MB

    Ouch: Podcast 42 06 Aug 09

    Great discussions this month. The link you never knew was there between being disabled and being a mermaid, adjusting to

    Duration: 60 mins

  • 08 Jul 26MB

    Ouch: podcast41 08 Jul 09

    This month it's all about summer fun. Listen to our Clothes Clinic phone-in; your questions answered by blind fashion

    Duration: 55 mins

  • 04 Jun 28MB

    Ouch: Podcast 40 04 Jun 09

    How accessible is Japan? What are wristbows and snapbacks? Meet Scott Watkin, the new Learning Disability Tsar, and

    Duration: 61 mins

  • 07 May 23MB

    Ouch: Podcast 39 07 May 09

    Seaneen Molloy, a top mental health blogger, is the subject of a new Radio 4 play called Dos and Don'ts for the Mentally

    Duration: 49 mins

  • 02 Apr 28MB

    Ouch: Podcast 38 02 Apr 09

    Random thoughts on disability life from bizarre access at the post office to the harsh situation for disabled people in

    Duration: 60 mins

  • 05 Mar 27MB

    Ouch: Podcast 37 05 Mar 09

    Liz Carr and guest presenter Gary O'Donoghue discuss blind people falling onto railway lines amongst other things. Lisa

    Duration: 58 mins

  • 05 Feb 26MB

    Ouch: Podcast 36 05 Feb 09

    Hollyoaks' new star, Kelly-Marie Stewart, joins Mat and Liz to chat about making her debut in the Channel 4 soap as a

    Duration: 55 mins

  • 09 Jan 24MB

    Ouch: Podcast 35 09 Jan 09

    Thalidomider Sue Kent massages one of the team, with her feet. Rob Crossan breezes in with his slant on disability news,

    Duration: 52 mins

  • 04 Dec 27MB

    Ouch: Podcast 34 04 Dec 08

    Featuring the Christmas party quiz, Luke Hamill (that new disabled actor in Casualty), why Santa's dad was disabled,

    Duration: 58 mins

  • 06 Nov 30MB

    Ouch: Podcast 33 06 Nov 08

    Meet the 16 year-old disabled actor who plays Walter Jnr in gritty US TV drama 'Breaking Bad'. Big Brother's Mikey

    Duration: 64 mins

  • 07 Oct 29MB

    Ouch: Podcast 32 07 Oct 08

    Big Brother housemates Mikey and Darnell join Mat and Liz for October's show. What did the other contestants think of

    Duration: 62 mins

  • 11 Sep 26MB

    Ouch: Podcast 31 11 Sep 08

    Schooldays, getting stared at, guerilla parking bay wardens and dead assistance dogs. Your monthly podcast continues

    Duration: 55 mins

  • 07 Aug 28MB

    Ouch: Podcast 30 07 Aug 08

    Delicate conversation on sex and personal hygiene, an interview with stars from a new learning disability soap on the

    Duration: 59 mins

  • 03 Jul 28MB

    Ouch: Podcast 29 03 Jul 08

    Studio guests are Britain's Top Missing Model judge Lara Masters, and the first eliminated contestant, Rebecca, talking

    Duration: 60 mins

  • 05 Jun 29MB

    Ouch: Podcast 28 05 Jun 08

    Presented by Kiruna Stamell and Mat Fraser. Changing the rules of disability talk, this month Kiruna tries to work out

    Duration: 62 mins

  • 08 May 26MB

    Ouch: Podcast 27 08 May 08

    We're in New York City! Presenters Mat Fraser and Liz Carr meet the astonishingly upfront and funny How's Your News?

    Duration: 56 mins

  • 03 Apr 28MB

    Ouch: Podcast 26 03 Apr 08

    Guest host Kiruna Stamell joins Mat Fraser for April's podcast, featuring disabled UK rapper MC Wheelz talking to US

    Duration: 60 mins

  • 06 Mar 24MB

    Ouch: Podcast 25 06 Mar 08

    An Australian-themed edition, as globe-trotting host Liz Carr checks in from Sydney, with Mat Fraser and Rob Crossan

    Duration: 51 mins

  • 07 Feb 23MB

    Ouch: Podcast 24, Feb 08

    This month, joining Mat Fraser and guest host, actress Julie Fernandez, are two stars of the new comedy movie 'Special

    Duration: 49 mins

  • 10 Jan 27MB

    Ouch: Podcast 23, Jan 08

    This month's show, broadcasting across the virtual airwaves from BBC Broadcasting House in London, features wheelchair

    Duration: 58 mins

  • 10 Dec 27MB

    Ouch: Podcast 22, Dec 07

    This month's show is a very special festive extravaganza recorded in front of a live studio audience at the BBC Radio

    Duration: 57 mins

  • 01 Nov 27MB

    Ouch: Podcast 21, Nov 07

    Mat and Liz discuss the controversial case of disabled teenager Katie Thorpe, whose mother is seeking a hysterectomy for

    Duration: 58 mins

  • 01 Oct 21MB

    Ouch: Podcast 20, Oct 07

    Mat and Liz talk to blind psychic Sharon Neill, who also helps out our presenters with Vegetable, Vegetable or

    Duration: 45 mins

  • 06 Sep 27MB

    Ouch: Podcast 19, Sep 07

    Liz Carr is joined by guest presenter Laurence Clark in a show featuring Holly Lane's reports from the Liberty

    Duration: 59 mins