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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 Steven Kynman 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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Playtime
 
Steven is thinking about all the fun you can have pretending to be an aeroplane!
 
Ever been told “you can’t do that” in the gym because you’re disabled? Wheelchair-using gym instructor Kris Saunders-Stowe gives us the lowdown on everything you can do, including "wheelchair spinning" classes, and Bad Education star Jack Binstead talks about his love of the gym.We also talk to Becky who’s seeking a hot date on the latest serie ...…
 
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Playtime
 
Steven Kynman kicks off the new series of Playtime about bathtime.
 
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The Listening Project
 
Three exceptionally honest and revealing conversations
 
Gemma hears another traditional story - this time explaining why the sun moves slowly...
 
Gemma explores some popular stories that explain why things are the way they are...
 
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The Listening Project
 
Three conversations about the things that give life meaning
 
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The Listening Project
 
Stained glass, friends who listen, late-in-life-love, and mother-daughter closeness
 
Gemma looks forward to celebrating the festival of Easter and the end of the Spring term.
 
Gemma looks forward to celebrating Mothering Sunday and finds out about its history.
 
Gemma is looking forward to Holi and finding out what happens during the festival.
 
Gemma is cooking fudge in her kitchen and thinking about our sense of taste.
 
Gemma finds out about sound and hearing, including the story of Beethoven becoming deaf.
 
Gemma considers our sense of sight, including the inspiring story of Louis Braille.
 
Today Gemma considers how the time of day can affect our moods and feelings.
 
Gemma begins a new term and today she's thinking about animals and winter hibernation.
 
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Ouch: Disability Talk
 
In a festive first we pit BBC Washington Correspondent Gary O’Donoghue against Watchdog’s Nikki Fox and BBC Ouch’s Simon Minty in a ferocious battle over disability dilemmas. Would they disturb a couple getting close in an accessible loo if they were desperate? Would they swipe left or right on a dating app if the person in question was also di ...…
 
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The Listening Project
 
Recovery from PTSD, Addiction, and Everyday Life
 
Chris McCausland is a stand-up comedian from Liverpool and about to take on Live at the Apollo.Some of you might know him from his acting stint on the BBC1 drama series “Moving On” or from the CBeebies show “Me Too” where he plays Rudy, the market trader.Chris is also blind and he joined Ouch’s Lucy Edwards to have a chat and a laugh about come ...…
 
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The Listening Project
 
Life experience can direct our career path
 
Fanny Fust was a young learning disabled woman who was kidnapped and forced to marry a man who was after her fortune in 18th Century Bristol.Her tale has been rewritten by an organisation called Openstorytellers who support people with learning disabilities. They use true stories about disabled people not only from history but from their own li ...…
 
Identity is more than how you look or sound, or where you live
 
Chris Young describes himself as a cuddly and warm person but says that when dissociating due to borderline personality disorder nothing feels real, the world goes “seriously fuzzy” and touching his wife becomes “like handling meat”. He’s walking and talking his way around the UK to raise awareness of the condition.Also in studio are two young ...…
 
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The Listening Project
 
Whether it's ballet or contemporary dance, the joy of movement can boost self-confidence.
 
It seems that using the acronym LGBT has allowed people to talk more openly about gay community issues more easily. So, if the disabled community replaced the D-word with some letters, what would they be and would it sweep away the worries people have about using that word. First heard in February 2015. With Damon Rose, Kate Monaghan and Lee Ku ...…
 
The BBC Two drama The Boy with the Topknot was based on a true story. That made the jobs of its writer, producer and director all the more complicated as they worked with actors, commissioners and those who are represented on screen. The 90 minute film the Boy with the Topknot, shown on BBC Two, was eight years in the making. It was adapted fro ...…
 
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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
 
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