Ouch! Disability Talk Show

BBC  |  Podcast , ±26 min episodes every 6 days  | 
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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14
SEP

"Echoes put me off": How blind people choose a new home

Lee Kumutat is blind and moving home. So, if she can't choose what decor she likes, or the look of the building, what choices does she make and why?

From colour to audio ambience, and where friends can help, she takes us through how she's been tracking down the perfect home in Manchester, where she'll be moving next month.

With Damon Rose and Beth Rose (not related!). A transcript will appear on this page soon.

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07
SEP

The date saboteur and the make-up store terror

Going out is meant to be fun, but add in an unpredictable disability or mental health problem and you could have an unwanted challenge or serious embarrassment on your hands - especially if these real-life tales are anything to go by.

From the agoraphobic woman who took an extreme 15-hour bus journey so she didn't have to remain overnight after her best friend's wedding, to a man with Crohn's disease desperately hunting for a toilet in the unfamiliar flat of the person he spent the night with. Plus, the woman who faced a beautician's interrogation when she was trying to get to grips with depression and anxiety and just wanted to buy some soap.

Lucy Jollow, Philip Henry and Laura Lexx revealed their embarrassing encounters for BBC Ouch: Storytelling Live, a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on the theme of Going Out. Hosted by Lost Voice Guy.

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07
SEP

The date saboteur and the make-up store terror

Going out is meant to be fun, but add in an unpredictable disability or mental health problem and you could have an unwanted challenge or serious embarrassment on your hands - especially if these real-life tales are anything to go by.

From the agoraphobic woman who took an extreme 15-hour bus journey so she didn't have to remain overnight after her best friend's wedding, to a man with Crohn's disease desperately hunting for a toilet in the unfamiliar flat of the person he spent the night with. Plus, the woman who faced a beautician's interrogation when she was trying to get to grips with depression and anxiety and just wanted to buy some soap.

Lucy Jollow, Philip Henry and Laura Lexx revealed their embarrassing encounters for BBC Ouch: Storytelling Live, a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on the theme of Going Out. Hosted by Lost Voice Guy.

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A transcript will appear on this page soon.
31
AUG

Passionately kissing your 'mum' to prove a point

Going out can be fun, but add in a disability or mental health problem and it can become fraught with challenges - and embarrassment - if these real-life tales are anything to go by.

From passionately kissing your "mum" to prove a point, to suffering a wardrobe malfunction in the middle of Manchester and receiving a diagnosis of ADHD after risking everything and taking a pill in a nightclub - you're probably going to have second thoughts about ever leaving your house again after hearing these stories.

Aaron Simmonds, Fran Aitken and Jessica Donohoe revealed their embarrassing encounters for BBC Ouch: Storytelling Live, a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Hosted by Lost Voice Guy.

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22
AUG

My son jammed his leg in a wheelchair

Being a parent is hard, but when you're disabled it can come with its own unique set of challenges and advantages.

From the mum who insisted on building an accessible house extension so her husband had to do night-duties, to the visit to A&E with a child who had jammed his leg a wheelchair spoke after using it as a climbing frame.

Three disabled dads on the comedy circuit - Chris McCausland, Steve Day and Laurence Clark - take over the BBC Ouch podcast to talk parenting skills, wins and fails.

Produced by Emma Tracey.
17
AUG

OCD: It's not just about washing your hands

When we got three women with obsessive compulsive disorder round a table, the conversation ranged from the need to tic, and what that feels like, through to getting naked at the front door to minimise the spread of germs after a hospital visit.

This "takeover" podcast was recorded in Edinburgh, the contributors - three writers and one actor - all feature in the 2018 festival fringe: Lucy Danser, Lucy Burke and Kerry Fitzgerald.

Produced by Emma Tracey
03
AUG

How not to teach your girlfriend about being deaf (Repeat)

Gianluca Trombetta, who is deaf, confesses he hated it when his girlfriend talked before he was ready to listen, so he decided to teach her a lesson.

This story was recorded in March 2017 at an event held by BBC Ouch at the Backyard Comedy Club in London.

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27
JUL

The bike crash which made me forget English

Hannah Jenkins was cycling in her local park when she collided with another cyclist and fell-off her bike.

She sustained a serious head injury and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

But when she woke up, she was confused to discover no-one spoke the same language as her - and later discovered the crash had caused her brain to erase English.

Presented by Beth Rose.
17
JUL

If the shoe fits...

Shoes - it’s a hot topic amongst disabled people. Buying them and wearing them can be a nightmare, especially if it means regularly wearing them out.

Throughout the ages, shoes have been either practical or decorative but rarely both and we in the disabled community often have to adapt what’s on offer to suit our needs.

So, why do so many of us have to pick function over fashion – and does having that choice really matter?

BBC Ouch chats all things shoes to lifestyle and fashion YouTuber, Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, whose vintage style and taste for high heels often raises eyebrows in the context of her disabilities.

Actor and comedian Tim Renkow also joins us in the studio. He has Cerebral Palsy but doesn’t wear shoes because, he says, they’re just not worth the hassle.

Presented by Niamh Hughes with Beth Rose.
06
JUL

Archbishop on daughters, disability and mental health

The Archbishop of Canterbury and two of his daughters talk frankly about their experiences of disability and mental health and how the church can be more inclusive.

In her first interview, Ellie Welby chats about her learning disability and how she can feel she's on the edge of church-life and Katherine warns that offering to pray for someone could be side-stepping a more important opportunity to talk to them about their worries.

Archbishop Justin also reveals his surprising TV choices, what it was like to officiate at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and his plans for the upcoming christening of Prince Louis.

Vicar of Dibley co-writer and comedy producer Paul Mayhew-Archer joins the Welby family in the studio to talk about life with Parkinson's Disease and his new Edinburgh show about it, and published author, Frasier, who's just 10-years-old, charms everyone with his book about refugees.

Presented by Kate Monaghan and Simon Minty.
29
JUN

'Do we drown or rocket to the surface?'

Rich Osborn had the perfect summer job as a scuba diving instructor in Cyprus - but it would become a job which led to him becoming paraplegic.

On a day off, the then 21-year-old and three instructor friends decided to go for a carefully planned deep-dive.

At 40m under the ocean's surface the group ran out of air.

With nothing left in the tanks they had a decision to make - drown there and then, or rocket to the surface and risk catastrophic injuries from the benz.

Presented by Beth Rose with Rich Osborn.

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22
JUN

'My Doctor refused to treat me if I went for gold'

Ali Jawad was told the night before an operation that he should prepare his friends and family for the worst - he might not wake up again.The powerlifter, a double above-knee amputee, had fallen ill a few years before at his first Paralympic Games and was diagnosed with Chron's Disease, an illness he'd never heard of, a few weeks later.He had to get his head around the disease quickly and it came with an ultimatum - choose health or gold medals. Presented by Beth Rose with Ali Jawad.

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