Episode #12: I want to live like common people
It’s a big show this month: fantastic guests, smart conversation and our usual silliness. Baroness Jane Campbell, a crossbench Member of the House of Lords and journalist Paul Carter, talk with Steve and Simon about the ‘world's best’ card magician who is also blind, forgetting how to dress properly, and mistaking a very famous person as a waiter. Robin Christopherson tells us about some apps to keep you fit and speak foreign languages, Shannon Murray has spotted therapy ponies in Los Angeles, and Helen White tell us what Barclays are up to for their disabled customers.
We discuss some of life's pivotal moments - hanging out with other disabled people for the first time, discovering the social model (and its limitations), making your maiden speech in the House of Lords or your first stand-up gig. And how being out of your comfort zone can lead to greater things.
Links of things discussed this month:
Steve's Moment of the Month, magician Richard Turner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11R-jy8DZt8
Liam sketch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl8cuV_ilfQ
Baroness Campbell on BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01lh96q
Paul Carter tries stand up for the first time in ‘Half Man Standing’: https://vimeo.com/96895213
Skype Translate: http://www.skype.com/en/translator-preview/
Abilities Expo in Los Angeles :http://www.abilities.com/losangeles/
Helen White blog: http://www.thewhitepariah.com
Barclays Beacons: http://www.barclays.co.uk/P1321095471165
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