Ouch: Disability TalkAuthor: BBC Radio
13 Nov 2018

Ouch: Disability Talk

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Interviews and discussion with a personal and often humorous touch. With guest presenters plus Kate Monaghan and the Ouch blog team. Ouch is available exclusively online.

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    Bake Off Briony’s kitchen hacks and Kitch the rapper

    The Great British Bake Off contestant Briony Williams has a missing left hand but some viewers didn’t spot it until episode three. How did she get by in that famous tent without any help or disability adjustments? BAFTA-nominated Ruth Madeley is currently filming with Emma Thompson, but in the summer she made a Horizon documentary about her impairment, spina bifida. Ruth got to watch pioneering surgery on an unborn baby with the condition and ask how her own mum reacted when told she was carrying a disabled daughter. Kitch, the rapper with a stammer and a great back story, performs at the end of the show. Presented by Simon Minty and Shannon Murray. A full transcript will be available soon. For more Disability News, follow BBC Ouch on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to the weekly podcast on BBC Sounds or wherever you get your podcasts from.

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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    What happens when the beat drops?

    Beatboxing has long been associated with the hip hop world. But creating beats is not only a form of self-expression; it could help to unlock the full potential behind the human voice, especially for those with a speech impediment. We’re exploring how a music class for disabled children at The Lavelle School for the Blind in New York City uses beatboxing as an effective form of speech therapy. James Kim is the executive director of Bridging Education and Art Together (BEAT) and one of the masterminds behind Beat Rockers, a beatboxing and self-expression programme aimed at young people in New York City. Joining James is a professor of cognitive neuroscience, Sophie Scott who has studied the ways beatboxing challenges what we know about the human voice to examine just how helpful it can be. Presented by Niamh Hughes. A full transcript is available below. (Photo: Rapper and microphone/Credit: Getty Images)

  • Posted on 02 Nov 2018

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    ‘Be my friend because we’re both disabled mums’

    Returning to work after maternity leave can be a daunting experience - especially if you have a disability. So, with Emma Tracey back at Ouch HQ, what better time to discuss how she is getting on? Emma is joined by disability activist Kaliya Franklin. Kaliya has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and has a two-and-a-half year old son. From pregnancy to the first days or motherhood and the dreaded poppers on babygrows, Emma and Kaliya describe what it’s like to navigate motherhood from a different perspective. Presented by Emma Tracey.

  • Posted on 29 Oct 2018

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    'Alex Jones will kill me if I tell you...'

    It's been a week of triumph and celebration at the Invictus Games in Australia as 500 servicemen and women competed on the sports field. But for one competitor the memories of the battlefield returned as an overhead helicopter triggered his PTSD. Find out which song, from a popular animated film, helped get him through it. And BBC presenter, Alex Jones, learned a "mortifying" lesson at the event, according to her co-host JJ Chalmers, which he decided to spill to BBC Ouch. Presented by Beth Rose with JJ in Australia.

  • Posted on 26 Oct 2018

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    ‘How a plan to reveal my new boyfriend ended with a fractured spine’

    Bethany Hickton was about to reveal her new boyfriend to a friend, when she slipped down a marble staircase and fractured her spine. She had just started her PhD in Bristol and had a busy social life, but all of that had to stop. As she slowly recovered from the physical injury, she found she had other battles to face - depression and symptoms similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Presented by Beth Rose with Niamh Hughes.

  • Posted on 19 Oct 2018

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