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

Damon Rose Damon Rose | 11:47 UK time, Friday, 29 July 2011

"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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Mat Fraser and Liz Carr

• Liz unearths a picture of a new smart phone product which, for all the world, looks like a head wand pointer that disabled people used to use a lot. Prompting a discussion about how the mainstream market is waking up to the benefits that disability inspired gizmos can bring.

Laurence Clark

Laurence Clark's Edinburgh Fringe show 'Health Hazard' looks at how disabled people fare in the competition-driven health service in the USA and imagines a less disability friendly NHS should reforms take place here. Lots of comedy there, then? A great interview.

• The cast of Glee join us. Oh no, sorry, I mean The Kids of Widney High, all the way from Sunset Boulevard in LA. We talk to them and hear their track 'Life without the cow'.

Coming soon

An hour long summer special will hit your ears and hit your mp3 players in early August. Golf, swimming and not offending people with a speech impairment appear to be on the agenda (Rob's idea). Presented by Liz Carr and Rob Crossan.

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