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Essential listening for the broadcast production, journalism and technology communities. Practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio, journalism.
 
Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.
 
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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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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Stimulus Sounds
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Encouraging listening skills for pre-school children with fun sound discrimination games.
 
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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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Time and Tune
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Developing music skills for pupils aged 7 - 9 through songs and music activities.
 
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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 ...…
 
Accepting what you can't change later in life, and getting on with what you can change.
 
Three brothers with special needs and a huge capacity for joy and enthusiasm
 
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 co ...…
 
Needles may hurt, but treatment is still a lot less painful than it was before the NHS
 
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 th ...…
 
Steven Kynman has songs, stories and movement activities for pre-school children.
 
The stresses and the rewards of a career in the NHS
 
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 Crohn's disease, an illness he'd never heard of, a few weeks later.He had t ...…
 
Steven Kynman has songs, stories and movement activities for pre-school children.
 
More fun listening activities for the very young
 
In poetry, in jazz, or in the lasting impact of children - however young - on parents
 
After Lost Voice Guy won Britain’s Got Talent, Rosie Jones, another comedian with cerebral palsy, tells this week’s Ouch podcast how she was approached to take part in the show – and said ‘no’.Also taking part in the programme is American performer Nina G, who talks about her career as a stuttering comedian.And we meet Vanessa Boachie, Founder ...…
 
Steven Kynman has songs, stories and movement activities for pre-school children.
 
They risk their lives for those in peril at sea
 
Steven Kynman has songs, stories and movement activities for pre-school children.
 
Everyone has a story to tell and this could be your chance to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the BBC’s main stage. BBC Ouch is presenting Storytelling Live on 9 August and wants you to be part of the show.All you've got to do is tell a true story on the theme of Going Out (whatever that means to you) which relates to your disabilit ...…
 
Everyone has a story to tell and this could be your chance to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the BBC’s main stage. BBC Ouch is presenting Storytelling Live on 9 August and wants you to be part of the show.All you've got to do is tell a true story on the theme of Going Out (whatever that means to you) which relates to your disabilit ...…
 
Surviving marriage breakdown and a bombing
 
Amelia Cavallo has mastered the art of aerial performance on silks and the trapeze at great heights above the floor. As someone who is registered blind, how does she know how high up she is and where the silk or trapeze will be when she lets go as part of a trick? And how often does she end up on the crash mat? Cavallo is performing as part of ...…
 
Steven Kynman has songs, stories and movement activities for pre-school children.
 
Either during or after birth, or at primary school
 
Reading is often the first things to go when you're busy - your bag's already full and you've got your phone to play with - but could picking up a book be one simple way to help boost or maintain your mental health?It's Mental Health Awareness Week and here at BBC Ouch we're not missing out so this podcast is all about how a good book could be ...…
 
Steven Kynman has songs, stories and movement activities for pre-school children.
 
Finding the person who helps you realise your potential
 
Tatyana McFadden was born in Russia with spina bifida - a deformity of the spine - and placed in a Russian orphanage. Aged six she was adopted by an American and became one of Team USA's most successful athletes.In the second part of the interview with the McFadden's, Tatyana's adopted mother, Deborah, talks about the rare illness which tempora ...…
 
Steven Kynman has songs, stories and movement activities for pre-school children.
 
Adopting a child, letting go of religion and moving on after bankruptcy
 
Verne Troyer played Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films. Following his recent death, fellow short person Eugene Grant says the character normalised violent attacks against others with dwarfism.Plus, as exam season gets underway, what’s it doing to your mental health? We talk to campaigner Jonny Benjamin, who runs mental health workshops in schoo ...…
 
Steven Kynman has songs, stories and movement activities for pre-school children.
 
Friends and family supporting those with health issues
 
Tatyana McFadden was born in Russia with spina bifida - a deformity of the spine - and placed in Orphanage Three, Saint Petersburg.But at the age of six, a chance meeting with an American dignitary would change her life. She would discover wheelchair racing and go on to win 17 Paralympic medals and multiple marathon titles for Team USA, but the ...…
 
Gemma Hunt considers the meaning of some well-known sayings - including 'The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence'.
 
Join Gemma Hunt for the assembly series for children aged 7 - 11.
 
Join Gemma Hunt for the assembly series for children aged 7 - 11.
 
Join Gemma Hunt for the assembly series for children aged 7 - 11.
 
Join Gemma Hunt for the assembly series for children aged 7 - 11.
 
Join Gemma Hunt for the assembly series for children aged 7 - 11.
 
Join Gemma Hunt for the assembly series for children aged 7 - 11.
 
Join Gemma Hunt for the assembly series for children aged 7 - 11.
 
This podcast discusses the main issues around working with children.In it, two BBC experts offer their experience from a wide range of productions and projects. Margaret Burgin, a former BBC news journalist, is the training manager at the BBC Academy responsible for outreach to schools. Catherine McAllister is head of Safeguarding and Child Pro ...…
 
How you speak, how you look, and what you're called all affect how you are perceived
 
The game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice has won many awards and fans for its story and the way it depicts psychosis.It follows Nordic warrior, Senua, on a quest to rescue the soul of her dead lover. She hears voices, and experiences hallucinations throughout, disorientating the player. Gamers and experts rate its portrayal of the mental illness - ...…
 
The ultimate destination is death, but everyone travels a different journey
 
An exploration of the relationship at different stages of life
 
Comedian Lost Voice Guy tells Ouch that the late Stephen Hawking made it more acceptable for people like him, who speak using a voice synth. Also, should the professor's voice be used again by someone else? And the heat is getting turned up as we hear more stories from wheelchair-users like the BBC's Frank Gardner who have had their wheelchairs ...…
 
The changes over time in having a baby out of wedlock
 
It can be football, or music, or simply providing support and understanding
 
Inspirational speaking and work has long been a part of the disability landscape. But how do you inspire without sounding like a cliché? It’s a confidence boosting takeover on this week’s BBC Ouch podcast.Martyn Sibley and Amar Latif, both of whom are disabled, talk about how they try to instill positive thoughts in others, often using their ow ...…
 
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