Ouch! Disability Talk Show

BBC  |  Podcast , ±30 min episodes every 2 weeks, 5 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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The challenge of being a teacher with Tourette's

Natalie Pearson is a primary school teacher and one of a few in the world to also have Tourette's syndrome.

Tourettes causes her to swear, sometimes in class, and also jerk her body - but she says her students and colleagues have embraced it

The science teacher was diagnosed with late-onset Tourette's syndrome at the age of 21 and believes a traumatic rape at university was the trigger.

Natalie's story was originally heard on the BBC's Multi Story podcast.

Presented by Becca Bryers.

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'I realised not everyone has to be a Paralympian'

From being a working class disabled person to waiting for that brown envelope to arrive for your benefits reassessment. This show, recorded in front of a live audience, moves from one emotion to another.

Comedian Jackie Hagan describes how she went from feeling she had to prove she could still do everything and more, after having one leg amputated, to realising she didn't actually have to become a hero.

Performer Conor A has fibromyalgia, an impairment usually associated with women. He reveals how he was treated by doctors and how he learned to build access needs into his own show such as a prompter for when he goes all 'fibro fog'.

Presented by Simon Minty and Kate Monaghan at the I'm Here, Where Are You? festival in Cambridge. A transcript will be available soon.

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