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The BBC Academy Podcast
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Essential listening for the broadcast production, journalism and technology communities. Practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio, journalism.
 
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The Listening Project
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Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.
 
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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 and goes out every week.
 
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A Christmas Carol
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The classic ghost story by Charles Dickens, abridged in 9 episodes.
 
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Playtime
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Join Andy Day for songs, stories and movement activities. Lots of fun and learning for pre-school children.
 
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Together
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Join Gemma Hunt for the assembly series for children aged 7 to 11 - including a story, a song, reflection / prayer and opportunities for discussion.
 
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Let's Move
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Movement and dance series for children aged 4 - 6, with Cat Sandion and Justin Fletcher.
 
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Stimulus Sounds
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Encouraging listening skills for pre-school children with fun sound discrimination games.
 
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Time and Tune
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Developing music skills for pupils aged 7 - 9 through songs and music activities.
 
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The Listening Project
 
Life as a young carer or with terminal cancer or just facing challenges when growing up
 
Robyn knows a lot about trumpet playing and Jamie watches hours of milling machine videos each night to wind down. They’re both autistic and love talking at length about what they call their “special interests” - that obsessive geekiness often considered a classic autism trait (just Google 'hacker' and 'Asperger' to get the gist).But while obse ...…
 
Down's Syndrome, Type 1 Diabetes and Learning Disabilities don't need to be life-limiting
 
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Ouch: Disability Talk
 
Jennifer Brea has ME, known to many as chronic fatigue syndrome, and is director of the multi-award winning documentary film Unrest. In it, she documents her personal journey by video on a smart phone - including those moments where she finds herself lying flat out on the floor. She and husband Omar spoke to the BBC's Natasha Lipman who also ha ...…
 
Trials of management, joys of foraging, rewards of longterm friendship, with Fi Glover.
 
How does America’s Got Talent star Mandy Harvey hit the correct notes and tour successfully with a live band when she can’t hear? Why did a conversation in the radio studio change bipolar comedy songster Chris Smith’s stance on having children? And who were Bristol’s Brave Poor things?The latest BBC Ouch Talk Show is presented by Kate Monaghan ...…
 
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The Listening Project
 
Redheads, football, Eastern Europe, siblings with Down's. Child's eye view with Fi Glover
 
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Ouch: Disability Talk
 
The Labour Party has suspended MP Jared O'Mara after he posted misogynistic and homophobic comments online, but who is he?BBC Ouch's Damon Rose met the MP earlier this year after O’Mara unexpectedly knocked former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg off his Sheffield Hallam seat in the general election.The 35-year-old, who was born and bred in She ...…
 
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The BBC Academy Podcast
 
It's been running continuously since 1951, comes in 12 and a half minute episodes and was originally billed as "an everyday story of country folk". It's sandwiched between bursts of the unforgettable Barwick Green theme (dum de dum de dum de dum; dum de dum de dum dum).The Archers is a national institution. BBC Birmingham, where it's produced, ...…
 
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The Listening Project
 
You can rely on your women friends - new or long-standing. Fi Glover presents.
 
Ambulances were white when Damon lost his sight over 30 years ago and Lucy’s mental image of her sister, Alice, hasn’t changed since she went blind in 2013. Having been born blind, Emma has no real interest in what colour represents.The three blind journalists take a light-hearted look at what colour does and doesn’t mean to them with the help ...…
 
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The Listening Project
 
Abuse by family or those meant to care for a child is never forgotten. Fi Glover presents
 
Is Robyn the only autistic person who doesn’t love fidget-spinners? And what's this about Jamie's T-shirt?We gave two autistic people free rein in a studio with a tin full of questions only “neurotypicals” would ask. The result is an entertaining and enlightening chat about stimming, social gatherings and sensory overload.This podcast is one of ...…
 
Sharing the stage, a faith or the experience of being an incomer
 
They're talked about a lot at the moment, but can "sex robots" help disabled people? Also, the disabled teen punk who left home to find an independent life for herself in the less-accessible 80s. And the action movie where sign language is a super-power. Presented by Kate Monaghan and Simon Minty. Subscribe to the Ouch podcast and have our prog ...…
 
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The Listening Project
 
Planning funerals and dealing with marriage where one partner falls ill
 
Vlogger Charles Michael Duke, 22, posts comedy songs and videos about life with cystic fibrosis on YouTube. People with CF shouldn’t meet face to face due to fear of cross-contamination. So they hang out online, where Charles feeds the community with his niche CF references such as having fingers like ET and potent flatulence caused by a low-fu ...…
 
Lives affected by political or religious belief or social pressure
 
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Ouch: Disability Talk
 
Being part of the male gay scene can be tricky when you “wobble and spasm like I do” says Robert Softley Gale.The actor with cerebral palsy says there is also a lack of accessibility in "queer" pubs and clubs. But for now Robert has a big enough challenge putting on tights in his new touring stage show Blanche and Butch, where he plays a drag q ...…
 
Repeated and reversioned episodes of the assembly series for ages 7-11
 
Repeated and reversioned episodes of the assembly series for ages 7-11
 
Repeated and reversioned episodes of the assembly series for ages 7-11
 
Repeated and reversioned episodes of the assembly series for ages 7-11
 
Repeated and reversioned episodes of the assembly series for ages 7-11
 
Repeated and reversioned episodes of the assembly series for ages 7-11
 
Repeated and reversioned episodes of the assembly series for ages 7-11
 
Gemma hears about the Jewish festival of Sukkot.
 
Gemma Hunt continues her exploration of the different foods eaten during festivals. On the menu today is the food of the Chinese Double Ninth festival.
 
Gemma Hunt presents the first of two programmes exploring different festival foods. Today is all about the hot and spicy foods eaten during the Hindu festival of Navratri.
 
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The Listening Project
 
Life-changing accidents, kidney donation and life as a junior doctor
 
Ria found herself in prison after she set light to her home when she was in it.She had been suffering from psychosis brought on by distress at the death of a friend. While on remand, she worked hard to make herself better. With Beth Rose and Damon RoseSubscribe to Ouch, share it on social media and be sure to review it on Apple Podcasts or wher ...…
 
Starting at uni, dealing with the empty nest, and long distance love
 
Warning: this programme contains discussion of a sexual nature. Disabled writer and performer Penny Pepper join the team this week. (see Related Links for a transcript) This is a replay of a fascinating interview from early 2016. Pepper talks openly about how she found out about the joys of sex thanks to friends at a hospital boarding school sh ...…
 
Conversations about living with disability - your own or your child's or your parent's
 
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Playtime
 
Andy Day presents a programme of songs, stories and movement activities…on the theme of socks!
 
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Playtime
 
Andy Day presents a programme of songs, stories and movement activities. Today the theme is Apple.
 
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Playtime
 
Andy Day presents a programme of songs, stories and movement activities and today we meet his cat Pink Paws.
 
Andy Day returns with another Playtime and today's song, story and movement activity is inspired by the theme Toothbrush.
 
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Playtime
 
Andy Day returns with another Playtime and today's programme is inspired by the theme Mitten.
 
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Playtime
 
Get ready for another Playtime as Andy Day returns with a story, song and movement activity inspired by the theme Button.
 
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Playtime
 
Andy Day is back with another Playtime and today he's finding out about presents.
 
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Playtime
 
Andy Day has his boots on for today's programme which includes a song, story and a simple movement activity.
 
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Playtime
 
Andy Day presents another Playtime. Today's programme is inspired by the theme Raindrop.
 
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Playtime
 
Andy Day presents the final programme of the series and today's fun is inspired by the theme Robin.
 
The playwright who experiences pain as sounds and pictures, Tourettes Hero Jess Thom on performing Beckett’s play Not I, the comedian with cerebral palsy whose slow speech is part of her act and the man whose poem OCD has 62 million YouTube hits.The sounds and images in The Shape of the Pain represent how playwright Rachel Bagshaw experiences c ...…
 
Hair, film and identity can all bring us together
 
Lost Voice Guy uses an iPad to speak and has become an expert handler of awkward questions as a result.“Can you really not talk?” and “have you ever tried to speak to see what would happen?” are just two questions put to the comedian with cerebral palsy by drunk people after gigs. His many witty comebacks, including pretending he has a side-lin ...…
 
Awkward! This week’s podcast, the first of two recorded live in Scotland, is all about a badly timed dislocation, a wheelchair user who stunned a nun by walking and the depressed man who got too good at pretending to like people. BBC Ouch recently took five listeners and two comedians to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they told awkward ta ...…
 
No doctors, no charities, no family members - just a frank conversation between two women with chronic illness, about navigating life when energy is at a premium. Faced with a box of random questions such as “do people think you’re lazy?” researcher Catherine Hale and blogger Natasha Lipman praise left-overs for dinner, extreme flexible working ...…
 
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Ouch: Disability Talk
 
With stories of running away to Skegness aged 14 and the culture-clash of going from a council estate to Cambridge University, it’s fair to say Allan Hennessy stole the show this month. He’s that visually impaired Iraqi refugee whose recent BBC video went viral after he graduated with a first class law degree.Also in the studio is autistic trum ...…
 
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