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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  • Ouch show 107: Mental vacuum

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Meet The Vacuum Cleaner, also known as artist and activist James Leadbitter. He invites you to help him design the perfect asylum and talks about the time he wrote his own mental health act then sectioned himself under it. Also: Mik Scarlet joins us for topical chat, a quiz, and three more citizen correspondents bring you their disability news. Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present.

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  • Ouch show 106: The care home crusader

    Tue, 11 Mar 14

    Duration:
    53 mins

    The man in his 30s who lives in a care home and takes companies to task for disability discrimination. Why do some disabled people hate being called inspirational? Also, cooking with no sight, and why might you choose an assistance monkey over a dog? Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present.

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  • Ouch show 105: Biswas not Tiswas

    Wed, 12 Feb 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

    Our citizen journalists report on animals and cures. Meet the student whose path altered when she became disabled in the first week of her Dance A-level. Also, the alternative politics of Asperger comedian Don Biswas and the pending trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present.

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  • Ouch show 104: Purple people

    Thu, 16 Jan 14

    Duration:
    56 mins

    Heather Mills is out of the Winter Paralympics. Are The Undatables really undatable? What do you do when your care role ends? And why do we say the disability pound is purple? Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present

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  • Ouch show 103: Bah humbug

    Tue, 17 Dec 13

    Duration:
    52 mins

    On this month's show: Three real life Grinches, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft talks about wheelchair dancing on Strictly, and are disabled people in need of better sex education?

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  • Ouch show 102: Not The Truman Show

    Tue, 12 Nov 13

    Duration:
    66 mins

    Video-blogger Jonny says being open is good, the disability autobiography quiz and the future access technology that's already here. With Rob Crossan.

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  • Ouch show 101: Disability 'mate' crime

    Fri, 4 Oct 13

    Duration:
    50 mins

    The Last Leg's Alex Brooker on how he almost became a Paralympian himself. That great disability perk, queue-jumping at Disney, is on the way out. And why disability hate crime experts would like official figures to rise before they hopefully fall. Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present.

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  • Ouch show 100: Sex and relationships special

    Tue, 10 Sep 13

    Duration:
    42 mins

    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 disabled? And is falling in love with your careworker ever a good thing? Disabled panelists Asta, Daryl and Kirsty take a tough conversation to the next level in our sex and relationships special. Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present.

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  • Ouch show 99: Hops and halos

    Thu, 1 Aug 13

    Duration:
    51 mins

    Ever heard of the invalid stout sold a hundred years ago to cure disability? Also, the man who says volunteering saved his life after a spell in hospital. And are disabled comedians duty bound to make light of their disabilities? With Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan.

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  • Ouch show 98: The new girl

    Thu, 11 Jul 13

    Duration:
    55 mins

    This month: Cerebal palsy beer brings freshness to disability awareness. Sally Gardner, dyslexic author of Maggot Moon, talks about how she hates the word disability. Plus sex, relationships and safety for girls on the autistic spectrum. With Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan.

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  • Ouch show 97: Can disabled people be powerful?

    Thu, 2 May 13

    Duration:
    49 mins

    This month: The online list of disabled people with influence, good and bad graduation ceremony memories, an interview with paralysed fundraiser Claire Lomas and, on Liz Carr's last show, we hear some of her best bits.

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

    Thu, 4 Apr 13

    Duration:
    45 mins

    We discuss how benefit cuts could affect the economy, how campaigning on social media can be unhealthy as well as positive and how to communicate by message cards if you fall over or don't want to talk. Also, what is Sledge Hockey? - our basic guide to the Winter Paralympics now one year away. Liz Carr and Rob Crossan present.

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

    Fri, 8 Mar 13

    Duration:
    47 mins

    In this show the chat ranges from Nazi anti-disability propaganda to benefit reform and the recent "disabled children should be put down" comments from a councillor. Features The Comedians with Disabilities Act, artist Liz Crow and Glasgow mum Laura Miller. liz Carr and Rob Crossan present.

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

    Thu, 7 Feb 13

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Was it tough for DJ Scott Mills's sidekick, Beccy, to reveal to Radio One listeners that she has MS? Are Special Olympics and Deaflympics overshadowed by Paralympic sport? And with The Sessions film and "brothel" therapy in the news, is disability and sex no longer taboo? Liz Carr and Rob Crossan present another lively show.

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

    Tue, 8 Jan 13

    Duration:
    53 mins

    This month: Is it helpful when celebs reveal they have mental health difficulties? Do you find it humiliating to receive disability benefits? And the personal story of William who had a cochlear implant fitted before Christmas and is now hearing the world in a new way. Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present.

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  • Ouch! talk show 92: Staying stylish, blind busking

    Thu, 13 Dec 12

    Duration:
    57 mins

    See England through the eyes of American Muslim comedian with cerebral palsy, Maysoon Zayid. Plus, an app created to help disabled people stay stylish, the blind man earning a living by whistling at London tube stations, and find out how much Paul Carter and Tony Garrett remember about 2012's disability news stories. Liz Carr and Rob Crossan present.

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

    Mon, 12 Nov 12

    Duration:
    53 mins

    The blind man mistakenly tasered by police and superstorm Sandy are the stories under discussion. Plus, how computer tablets are making a difference and the wheelchair-using traveller Zach Anner tells us about his new YouTube show launched since leaving Oprah's network. Liz Carr and Rob Crossan present.

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  • Ouch! #90: Punk, tics and Paralympics

    Fri, 5 Oct 12

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson reflects on the success of the Paralympics and explains how she stays fit and flexible, now that she is no longer an athlete. Jess Thom, who has Tourette's syndrome, encourages us to laugh at her more humorous vocal tics. Plus, anyone for some Finnish learning disabled punk? Rob Crossan and Liz Carr present.

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

    Wed, 22 Aug 12

    Duration:
    44 mins

    How did the Games originally start? What happens when you put 200 wheelchair athletes in a tower block with only two lifts? What does wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft have for breakfast on competition day? And how does the mum of two Paralympic swimmers feel on the eve of the big home event? Rob Crossan presents this 45 minute special.

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

    Fri, 3 Aug 12

    Duration:
    57 mins

    'Short' comedian Imaan Hadchiti doesn't suffer fools, the Paralympic cyclist Rachel Morris injured in a car crash while training plus the assistance animals that type PIN numbers ... and other stories. Rob Crossan and Julie Fernandez present.

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  • Ouch! #87: Planning holidays, and military rehab

    Thu, 28 Jun 12

    Duration:
    48 mins

    A mum of two children with learning disabilities and a travel mad powerchair user tell us their holiday complexities. Plus, Clarence Adoo and Charles Hazlewood from the Paraorchestra, and the ex-military Paralympians who use sport for their rehab. With Liz Carr and Rob Crossan.

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

    Wed, 30 May 12

    Duration:
    71 mins

    Meet Lauren Potter who plays Becky, the Down's syndrome cheerleader in Glee. The president of the Paralympic movement talks to us about the future of the Games. Fish Police are our band this month, we discuss exam extensions, and is disability about to be cured? With Liz Carr and Rob Crossan.

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

    Fri, 4 May 12

    Duration:
    64 mins

    Is it the year of disability on TV? The intriguing rules of the little-known Paralympic sport Boccia and the breakdance crew called ILL-Abilities, who want to ban 'disability' from the dictionary. With Liz Carr and Rob Crossan.

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  • Talk Show 84: Chocolate Dyslexic Paralympic

    Thu, 5 Apr 12

    Duration:
    58 mins

    Features a disabled chocolatier, two members (one male, one female) from the GB wheelchair rugby team, disability euphemisms and a fond farewell to one of our presenters. Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present.

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  • Ouch! podcast extra: Paralympian Lee Pearson

    Wed, 21 Mar 12

    Duration:
    21 mins

    An extended interview with the colourful dressage star: Earning a living can be tricky for disabled people, Lee admits he couldn't get sponsorship until he ditched the negative sell and chose to market himself as a winner. And, can you afford to live on income from paralympic sport? Download or listen now, with Tony Garrett, Rob Crossan and Liz Carr.

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

    Mon, 5 Mar 12

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Racing driver with cerebral palsy Nic Hamilton, brother to formula one's Lewis, drops in to discuss an upcoming BBC documentary he's in. Meet Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson, plus Comedian Laurence Clark and his wife Adele chat about being disabled parents.

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

    Mon, 13 Feb 12

    Duration:
    9 mins

    What are the pros and cons of dating someone with a similar or very different impairment to your own? Can a non-disabled partner ever fully understand your needs? Liz Carr and Rob Crossan discuss.

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  • Ouch! Talk Show 82: Ruby Wax finds her people

    Thu, 2 Feb 12

    Duration:
    54 mins

    Comedian Ruby Wax pops by to talk about her new social networking site for people with mental health problems. Kevin Mulhern pulls apart the latest on welfare reform and Meet Jody Cundy, top GB Paralympic cyclist. Liz Carr and Rob Crossan present.

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

    Thu, 5 Jan 12

    Duration:
    43 mins

    What do a double amputee 7/7 survivor, a Grange Hill star turned comedian and a disabled motivational speaker / career coach have to say about jobs, cuts and the 2012 Paralympics? And how has each one's extraordinary back story shaped their outlook on life for 2012? Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present.

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  • Ouch! Talk Show 80: Christmas Quiz

    Wed, 14 Dec 11

    Duration:
    32 mins

    After Tiny Tim, who was Charles Dickens' other big disabled Christmas character ... and what did Wayne Rooney and IDS have in common in 2011? Presented by quizmaster Rob Crossan, with Liz Carr, Mat Fraser and Tony Garrett.

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  • Ouch! Talk Show 79: Warwick Davis likes caravans

    Mon, 5 Dec 11

    Duration:
    52 mins

    We're joined by Warwick Davis currently of Life's Too Short fame. Find out about the latest paralympic controversy where a blind judo thrower is excluded due to having too much sight. Also, should art and craft remain firmly in the day centre? Mat Fraser presents.

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

    Mon, 7 Nov 11

    Duration:
    43 mins

    When is it ok to say 'crip' or the M word that Ricky Gervais used recently, Paralympic sitting volleyballers have their prosthetics taken away, and Bianca Nicholas, singer with cystic fibrosis enchants us all. With Mat Fraser and Liz Carr.

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  • Ouch! Podcast Extra: Mat Fraser in Japan

    Wed, 26 Oct 11

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Mat Fraser is live on the line from Japan. Includes disability only wrestling and how disabled people are coming together to support each other following the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear incident.

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

    Fri, 7 Oct 11

    Duration:
    60 mins

    How disabled peole are faring after the Japan disasters earlier this year, mental health illustrated, atheism versus autism, Paralympic fun and more. With guests: Bobby Baker, Nicky Clark, Tony Garrett, Mat Fraser, Kayla Kavanagh; Liz Carr and Rob Crossan present.

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

    Fri, 16 Sep 11

    Duration:
    54 mins

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

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

    Fri, 19 Aug 11

    Duration:
    55 mins

    How many times can you legitimately ask someone with a speech impairment to repeat themselves? Our vegetable quiz returns and we're all about disabled golf. Liz Carr and Rob Crossan present.

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

    Fri, 29 Jul 11

    Duration:
    33 mins

    "We used head pointer gadgets before you ever did", Laurence Clark's Edinburgh Fringe show and The Kids of Widney High are our unsigned musicians. Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present.

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

    Mon, 11 Jul 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

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

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

    Tue, 28 Jun 11

    Duration:
    38 mins

    The Quadfather - aka world no. 2 quad tennis champ Peter Norfolk - joins us to explain wheelchair tennis ahead of red button coverage of Wimbledon on the BBC this weekend. And we're all about social media with a roundtable discussion on how disabled people are using it. Kiruna Stamell and Rob Crossan present.

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  • Ouch Talk Show 71: pizza champs and Glastonbury

    Fri, 10 Jun 11

    Duration:
    34 mins

    Dublin based social entrepreneur Caroline Casey joins us and we take a look at the disabled bands appearing at the Glastonbury festival, plus lots of the usual chat. Rob Crossan and Kiruna Stamell present.

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

    Thu, 26 May 11

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Which job would you put your disability politics aside for if the price was right? Jono Lancaster and Sophie Morgan discuss the pros and cons of being a disability documentary star and there's music from aspie indie folk ensemble Captain Angelo.

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

    Fri, 13 May 11

    Duration:
    32 mins

    Being subjected to disability abuse while on a first date. Might there be drugs in our drinking water? And, meet the rather funny learning disabled hosts of the Shut Up and Listen radio show. Presented by Kiruna Stamell and Rob Crossan.

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  • Ouch Talk Show 68: Funny, not funny

    Thu, 14 Apr 11

    Duration:
    36 mins

    A fascinating and sometimes bizarre discussion between three disabled comedians speaking to us from around the world: Stella Young in Australia, Maysoon Zayid in San Francisco and Chris McCausland in London. Presented by Liz Carr.

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

    Tue, 22 Mar 11

    Duration:
    33 mins

    If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 16 year-old disabled self? Fighting for parking spaces plus music from blind musician JP Corwyn. Razor sharp: Liz Carr and Rob Crossan present. (Read the show notes on Ouch's blog)

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  • Ouch Talk Show 66: the young ones 8 March 2011

    Tue, 8 Mar 11

    Duration:
    36 mins

    It's a disabled teen takeover. Alastair Campbell gets grilled by 19-year-old Hannah. And George, 15, attends a Whizz-Kidz camp for tips on how to manage his personal assistant. Liz Carr presents.

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  • Ouch! Talk Show 23 Feb 11: Sibling rivalry

    Wed, 23 Feb 11

    Duration:
    33 mins

    Are your parents leaving more money to you in their will because you're disabled? Plus two entrepreneurial guests and music from the Wasted Day Collection. With Mat Fraser and Liz Carr.

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  • Talk Show 64: Twisted Valentine. 08 Feb 11

    Tue, 8 Feb 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Some bad love between our two presenters when Mat asks Liz if he can ask her 'carer' out for a date. Plus Kaliya Franklin reviews the news and our famous vegetable quiz. Don't let your mum listen.

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

    Wed, 26 Jan 11

    Duration:
    32 mins

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

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  • Ouch Talk Show 62, January 2011: health & fitness

    Fri, 14 Jan 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

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

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

    Thu, 30 Dec 10

    Duration:
    34 mins

    Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and BBC Disability Affairs correspondent Peter White review the year and look forward to 2011. Liz Carr and Mat Fraser present.

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

    Wed, 8 Dec 10

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Our Christmas lunch show features: a dodgy alphabet game, Santa Claus and the play where Tiny Tim turns bad. Plus a lovely carol. Razor sharp disability talk with Mat Fraser, Liz Carr and guests (watch out for our end of year show in late December).

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

    Wed, 17 Nov 10

    Duration:
    34 mins

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

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  • Ouch!Talk Show 58 - early November 2010

    Wed, 3 Nov 10

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Garry Robson previews DadaFest, the world's biggest disability arts festival, Emma joins the presenters for the accessible and inaccessible food debate and chopsticks at the ready for a Japanese themed Veg, Veg or Veg. Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present.

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  • Ouch!: Talk Show 57, mid October 2010

    Mon, 18 Oct 10

    Duration:
    31 mins

    Has anyone on the team ever doubted a friend's level of disability? How can you, the listener, help the show into the iTunes comedy chart? These and more burning questions answered in this, the second show for October 2010. Plus a Veg contestant from Finland and a musician with Crohns disease join Mat Fraser and Liz Carr.

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

    Tue, 5 Oct 10

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Is it easier to be a disabled man or a disabled woman? Debenham's wheelchair usin' model Shannon Murray joins us and Rob Crossan is annoyed with Stevie Wonder - huh? Mat Fraser and Liz carr present the first of two shows this month.

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

    Fri, 3 Sep 10

    Duration:
    53 mins

    What dodgy photo of Liz appeared on the internet? Why did Simon only get charged half price for his spray tan? An Ian Dury musical, Orpheus project music and more. Liz Carr and Simon Minty present.

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  • Ouch! Talk Show #54 - August 2010

    Thu, 5 Aug 10

    Duration:
    61 mins

    The Blind Football World Cup is held in Hereford this month, ahhh bet you didn't know that? Two England players join us. Plus great music from The Marianna Hollow, news man Rob's recent diagnosis and why not to get cured. Liz Carr and Gary O'Donoghue present.

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  • Ouch! Talk Show 53 - July 2010

    Wed, 30 Jun 10

    Duration:
    58 mins

    We talk to Frank Gardner, the BBC correspondent who became disabled after being shot by Al-Qaeda gunmen. And what's it like at the Little People of America annual get-together? Liz Carr and Simon Minty present.

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  • Ouch! Talk Show 52 - June 2010

    Thu, 3 Jun 10

    Duration:
    57 mins

    From laser surgery for access reasons to laughs at the expense of Paralympic mascot Mandeville, Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present a show bursting at the seams with disability splendour. Big Brother's Nikki Grahame joins them instudio for an incredibly candid conversation about living with anorexia. Hear Mat and Liz stunned into silence for once as Nikki talks openly about her years in and out of hospitals and institutions and how she managed to turn her life around before entering the Big Brother house. As if that wasn't enough, there's Veg, Veg or Veg and we play out with music by ska punk band La Rebla Fam before their appearance at Glastonbury later in the month.

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  • Ouch! Talk Show 51 - May 2010

    Wed, 5 May 10

    Duration:
    50 mins

    Accessible kitchens gone bad, disabled Come Dine with Me, music and our Vegetable Vegetable or Vegetable parlour game. Warning: Not exactly traditional disability fare. Razor sharp chat with Liz Carr and Mat Fraser.

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  • Ouch! Talk Show 50 - April 2010

    Thu, 8 Apr 10

    Duration:
    59 mins

    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 Fully Sick Rapper is on the phone from a quarantine room in a Sydney hospital and we hear the track 'Germaphobe' from his growing collection. Rob Crossan gives his quirky take on disability news, chat and our Vegetable Vegetable or Vegetable game has a very talkative contestant. Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present. (email us: ouch@bbc.co.uk)

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  • Ouch! talk show - March 2010

    Thu, 4 Mar 10

    Duration:
    63 mins

    Razor sharp chat which goes beyond disability and into: disabled foster parents, fat people too unfit to work (!) and knitted disabled chickens. Guests include the stars of Oscar nominated 'Music by Prudence' and the singers behind a new autoimmunity rock song 'What is going on'. As always, our Vegetable Vegetable or Vegetable game rears its ugly head. Email us: ouch@bbc.co.uk ... Mat Fraser and Julie Fernandez present.

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  • talk show - February 2010

    Tue, 9 Feb 10

    Duration:
    54 mins

    Simone Milani and Paul Jacobs, two of the contestants from BBC3's brand new disability reality show, Dancing On Wheels, join Mat and Liz with lots of backstage gossip from the programme. Simon Minty takes us through the news. Music is by blind teenaged jazz singer Rocco Fiorentino, who joins by phone from the US for a quick chat, fresh from his cameo appearance on legendary educational kids TV show Sesame Street.

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  • talk show - January 2010

    Tue, 12 Jan 10

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Guest interview with Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend who has an impressive list of disabilities and ailments to her name. News, chat, music and lots of razor sharp raspberry ripple sauce. With Liz Carr and Rob Crossan.

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  • Talk Show - December 2009

    Wed, 2 Dec 09

    Duration:
    59 mins

    Join the usual Ouch taem and friends for disability childhood memories of Christmases past. Add in some freaky news, a badly sung carol and a ridiculous quiz and that's apparently how we are gonna mark the end of the decade. Featuring: Mat Fraser, Liz carr, Rob Crossan, Julie Fernandez and Kiruna Stamell.

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  • Talk Show - November 2009

    Thu, 5 Nov 09

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Periodically shaky comedian, Paul Betney and disabled German rapper with a conscience, Binki, join us for a chat. Service monkeys, show-jumping dogs, socialising and sick bags dominate the discussions and there's an extra-large portion of the quiz Veg, Veg or Veg. Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present.

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  • Talk Show - October 2009

    Wed, 30 Sep 09

    Duration:
    65 mins

    Stereotypes and hermaphrodites dominate the conversation this month plus an interview with mental health stand up comedy mentor David Granirer and disability denier Rob Crossan. It's the usual mix of chat, news, questionable quiz games and an unsigned disabled artist. Presented by Liz Carr and token American guest Lawrence Carter-Long.

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  • Podcast 43 02 Sep 09

    Wed, 2 Sep 09

    Duration:
    57 mins

    New wheelchair usin' EastEnder David Proud, touretting rapper Zillwood and how to assert your bad disabled self if a drunk approaches you in the pub. Razor sharp humour and comment from Mat Fraser and Liz Carr.

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  • Podcast 42 06 Aug 09

    Thu, 6 Aug 09

    Duration:
    60 mins

    Great discussions this month. The link you never knew was there between being disabled and being a mermaid, adjusting to the needs of a new disabled partner, and blind women trained to find breast cancer lumps. All the latest features, plus unsigned artist Lady MJ Warrior and a deaf, blind and aspie panel discuss the enabling technology they drool over. With Mat Fraser and Liz Carr.

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  • podcast41 08 Jul 09

    Wed, 8 Jul 09

    Duration:
    55 mins

    This month it's all about summer fun. Listen to our Clothes Clinic phone-in; your questions answered by blind fashion columnist Claire Jennings and WheelieChix-Chic fashion house founder Louisa Summerfield. Rob Crossan attempts to thrash our presenters at a disability quiz, our Vegetable Vegetable or Vegetable game returns plus music from unsigned band Bete Noire and oodles of chat. With Mat Fraser and Liz Carr.

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  • Podcast 40 04 Jun 09

    Thu, 4 Jun 09

    Duration:
    61 mins

    How accessible is Japan? What are wristbows and snapbacks? Meet Scott Watkin, the new Learning Disability Tsar, and we've got Simon Minty with the funny peculiar side of disability news. There's also our quiz Vegetable, Vegetable or Vegetable, music from an unsigned disabled band and more chat, this month on the darker side of crippledom. Presented by Mat Fraser and Liz Carr.

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  • Podcast 39 07 May 09

    Thu, 7 May 09

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Seaneen Molloy, a top mental health blogger, is the subject of a new Radio 4 play called Dos and Don'ts for the Mentally Interesting. She's in the studio talking to hosts Mat Fraser and Kiruna Stamell. The BBC's Disability Correspondent and In Touch presenter, Peter White, breezes in to give his take on the month's news, we've got a surreal Veg, Veg or Veg, and there's music from singer-songwriter Chlay. Plus lots of chat about disability in the workplace, travelling and that favourite disability topic - staring.

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  • Podcast 38 02 Apr 09

    Thu, 2 Apr 09

    Duration:
    60 mins

    Random thoughts on disability life from bizarre access at the post office to the harsh situation for disabled people in Namibia. Our guest this month is US comedian Josh Blue - "putting the cerebral back into cerebral palsy". A quiz, unsigned artist and news lowlights, all in our razor sharp talk show. Presented by Mat Fraser and Kiruna Stamell.

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  • Podcast 37 05 Mar 09

    Thu, 5 Mar 09

    Duration:
    58 mins

    Liz Carr and guest presenter Gary O'Donoghue discuss blind people falling onto railway lines amongst other things. Lisa Lynch, who blogs about breast cancer, reviews the news. Our Vegetable Vegetable or Vegetable quiz hits new lows and the big interview is all about food, with Adrian from Carter's Caters and Dale Campbell from the 'Cooking in the dark' radio show. Plus music from an unsigned disabled artist as always.

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  • Podcast 36 05 Feb 09

    Thu, 5 Feb 09

    Duration:
    55 mins

    Hollyoaks' new star, Kelly-Marie Stewart, joins Mat and Liz to chat about making her debut in the Channel 4 soap as a very feisty disabled character; Rob Crossan has his take on the disability news stories of the past month; Veg, Veg or Veg goes bilingual; and music comes from Australian pan-disability indie band, Rudely Interrupted. Plus, discussions on everything from wheelchair servicing to hulk hands.

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  • Podcast 35 09 Jan 09

    Fri, 9 Jan 09

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Thalidomider Sue Kent massages one of the team, with her feet. Rob Crossan breezes in with his slant on disability news, plus, being a travel writer with albinism, he expresses concern about a spate of killings in Africa of people with the condition. Hosts Mat Frazer and Liz Carr dive into the new year discussing presents, resolutions, ill-fitting slippers, the New Year Honours list and the possibility that disabled people have super powers. The presenters' disability knowledge is stretched to the limit with this month's Veg, Veg or Veg. A cracking January podcast.

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  • Podcast 34 04 Dec 08

    Thu, 4 Dec 08

    Duration:
    58 mins

    Featuring the Christmas party quiz, Luke Hamill (that new disabled actor in Casualty), why Santa's dad was disabled, some far too open and honest discussion, plus a carol from the students at a blind school. Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present. Razor sharp disability chat like no one else would even want to ...

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  • Podcast 33 06 Nov 08

    Thu, 6 Nov 08

    Duration:
    64 mins

    Meet the 16 year-old disabled actor who plays Walter Jnr in gritty US TV drama 'Breaking Bad'. Big Brother's Mikey reviews the disability stories in this months' news. Krip Hop radio presenters leroy and Vivegurl join us to talk about their new internet show ... and discussions range from Halloween parties to assisted suicide and whether disabled people ever get 'chugged'. Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present.

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  • Podcast 32 07 Oct 08

    Tue, 7 Oct 08

    Duration:
    62 mins

    Big Brother housemates Mikey and Darnell join Mat and Liz for October's show. What did the other contestants think of the disabled twosome? There's pure punk magic as learning disabled band Heavy Load play live in the studio, Rob Crossan provides his unique take on this month's disability news - and you won't believe what happens during Vegetable, Vegetable or Vegetable!

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  • Podcast 31 11 Sep 08

    Thu, 11 Sep 08

    Duration:
    55 mins

    Schooldays, getting stared at, guerilla parking bay wardens and dead assistance dogs. Your monthly podcast continues with those all important daily disability themes (!) Liz Carr and Kiruna Stamell present.

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  • Podcast 30 07 Aug 08

    Thu, 7 Aug 08

    Duration:
    59 mins

    Delicate conversation on sex and personal hygiene, an interview with stars from a new learning disability soap on the web, hot disability news from Rob Crossan, and our new quiz Disability Wars pits impairment against impairment to find out who's best. Lots more too, with presenters Mat Fraser and Liz Carr.

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  • Podcast 29 03 Jul 08

    Thu, 3 Jul 08

    Duration:
    60 mins

    Studio guests are Britain's Top Missing Model judge Lara Masters, and the first eliminated contestant, Rebecca, talking about the BBC Three show featuring eight disabled women whose goal is to make it in the glamorous world of modelling. There are two visually impaired contestants on this year's Big Brother - Mat and Liz discuss this breakthrough with one of housemate Mikey's colleagues. Plus: video games, disabled voters in Zimbabwe, and inaccessible places where everyone else is having fun around you. Music, quiz and more as Liz Carr returns to present the show alongside Mat Fraser.

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  • Podcast 28 05 Jun 08

    Thu, 5 Jun 08

    Duration:
    62 mins

    Presented by Kiruna Stamell and Mat Fraser. Changing the rules of disability talk, this month Kiruna tries to work out why she was refused Disability Living Allowance by going through the forms on air for all to hear. Playwright Donna Franceschild talks about the DVD release of her '90s BBC2 drama Takin' Over the Asylum. Opinionated news from Rob Crossan and a Vegetable, Vegetable or Vegetable contestant who isn't disabled! Huh? Find out how that'll work by downloading the show now.

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  • Podcast 27 08 May 08

    Thu, 8 May 08

    Duration:
    56 mins

    We're in New York City! Presenters Mat Fraser and Liz Carr meet the astonishingly upfront and funny How's Your News? crew - a group of learning disabled road-trippers currently filming a new show for MTV - and disabled New Yorker Lawrence Carter-Long is in the studio to talk about accessible New York, the big disability protest in Washington in early May, and more. Plus, hear Mat performing in the Coney Island freak show: what does co-host Liz think of him now? Fast-paced, funny and frank this month. Give it a listen.

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  • Podcast 26 03 Apr 08

    Thu, 3 Apr 08

    Duration:
    60 mins

    Guest host Kiruna Stamell joins Mat Fraser for April's podcast, featuring disabled UK rapper MC Wheelz talking to US hip hop combo 4 Wheel City in New York. Chat includes: anaesthetic, surgery, assistance dogs, wolves and much, much more. Heck, it looks really crap written down, but trust us it's very entertaining!

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  • Podcast 25 06 Mar 08

    Thu, 6 Mar 08

    Duration:
    51 mins

    An Australian-themed edition, as globe-trotting host Liz Carr checks in from Sydney, with Mat Fraser and Rob Crossan back in London. There's a phone interview with disabled Aussie comedian Steady Eddy, Liz's guests are Danny and Sam Noonan, both blind Ouch fans from Down Under, whilst Danny also provides the closing song. Rob and Liz compare disability news stories from their opposite sides of the world, there's an Australian food taste test, plus a chance to test out the accessibility of the infamous Tim Tam Slam. Can Mat and Rob both manage to suck tea through a chocolate biscuit?

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  • Podcast 24, Feb 08

    Thu, 7 Feb 08

    Duration:
    49 mins

    This month, joining Mat Fraser and guest host, actress Julie Fernandez, are two stars of the new comedy movie 'Special People', which is going to be a highlight of the 8th Disability Film Festival, while Rob Crossan is also in the studio to discuss some juicy items of disability news. The hosts shoot the breeze about disability sport, there's a very characterful 'Vegetable, Vegetable or Vegetable' contestant, and music from singer songwriter Jayne Stevens.

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  • Podcast 23, Jan 08

    Thu, 10 Jan 08

    Duration:
    58 mins

    This month's show, broadcasting across the virtual airwaves from BBC Broadcasting House in London, features wheelchair workout queen Leanne Grose, who puts Podcast hosts Mat Fraser and Liz Carr through their exercise paces. There's an interview with 'Star Wars' and 'Harry Potter' actor Warwick Davis, another round of Vegetable, Vegetable or Vegetable, music from MC Dean of the Heart 'n Soul posse, and Liz has some very exciting news of particular interest to those of you outside the UK.

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  • Podcast 22, Dec 07

    Mon, 10 Dec 07

    Duration:
    57 mins

    This month's show is a very special festive extravaganza recorded in front of a live studio audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Liz Carr is the strict question mistress as two teams take part in a disability-themed quiz. Joining Mat Fraser on his team is deaf comedian Steve Day, and they take on Laurence Clark and actress Julie Fernandez. Plus, piano genius and 'human iPod' Derek Paravicini accompanies some carol singalongs, roving Rob Crossan meets members of the audience, and Mat gives the first ever performance of the Ouch Christmas single, 'Cripples at Christmas'.

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  • Podcast 21, Nov 07

    Thu, 1 Nov 07

    Duration:
    58 mins

    Mat and Liz discuss the controversial case of disabled teenager Katie Thorpe, whose mother is seeking a hysterectomy for her so that she won't have to suffer monthly periods; Roving Rob Crossan is at one of London's most popular tourist attractions, Madame Tussauds; studio guests are from Yarrow, a social housing project for people with learning difficulties, who have made a movie with award-winning actor Bill Nighy; Mat and Liz are 'on a train', in an experimental new feature for the Podcast; plus there's music from female acoustic duo, Bad Alice.

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  • Podcast 20, Oct 07

    Mon, 1 Oct 07

    Duration:
    45 mins

    Mat and Liz talk to blind psychic Sharon Neill, who also helps out our presenters with Vegetable, Vegetable or Vegetable. Liz chats about accessibility at funerals (it's more cheerful than it sounds, honest), and there's also a discussion about personal assistants: where do you draw the line between PA or partner? Rob Crossan goes on a date with a Podcast listener, plus there's music from Brighton punk band Heavy Load, who feature members both with and without learning disabilities.

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  • Podcast 19, Sep 07

    Thu, 6 Sep 07

    Duration:
    59 mins

    Liz Carr is joined by guest presenter Laurence Clark in a show featuring Holly Lane's reports from the Liberty disability rights festival in London's Trafalgar Square, a discussion about disability parenting with Jacqui Jackson and Yuen Har Tse, another round of the Podcast favourite Vegetable, Vegetable or Vegetable (with Laurence reading the rules very fast!), music from 'Aussie autie' Donna Williams - and Rob Crossan looking for lurve.

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