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We love to explore and debate stuff that affects disabled people.

    41: The Phil & Simon Show No 41 weekly Covid-19

    41: The Phil & Simon Show No 41 weekly Covid-19

    A new format for the Phil & Simon Show during the Corona Crisis, with news, voices of people affected stand up comedy.

    • 38 min
    40: Phil & Simon Show No 40 - Doc, Where’s My Car?

    40: Phil & Simon Show No 40 - Doc, Where’s My Car?

    Using the word Resilience, blue badge parking and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s disability push across government

    • 53 min
    39: Phil & Simon Show No 39 - Honours, H&S and Disability Jokes

    39: Phil & Simon Show No 39 - Honours, H&S and Disability Jokes

    This podcast includes debates about the UK honours system, can you make jokes about disability and when does health and safety go too far’.

    • 51 min
    38: Phil & Simon Show No 38 - Manifesto, Magnets & Models

    38: Phil & Simon Show No 38 - Manifesto, Magnets & Models

    Phil & Simon outline their disability manifesto, ponder International Day of Disabled People and pavement etiquette.

    • 59 min
    37: The Phil & Simon Show No 37 Career development for disabled people, are we too soft now and 'your chair is too big'.

    37: The Phil & Simon Show No 37 Career development for disabled people, are we too soft now and 'your chair is too big'.

    In this Show Phil shares his concerns about TUI Holidays who have changed the rules on the size of the wheelchairs they will carry, this could have major implications for powered wheelchair users. 
     
    Linked to the travel theme Simon describes a hotel in the US whose definition of accessibility leaves something to be desired.
     
    Simon poses the question; is our generation just too tolerant when it comes to confronting disabling barriers and are younger disabled people becoming angrier? Martin Luther King, turning the other cheek, versus Malcolm X taking direct action
     
    We have both been running personal development programmes (PDP) for disabled people for different clients for many years. In this show, we share our thoughts about the importance, relevance and impact of these programmes.
     
    We end by asking our listeners to suggest songs that would make a great playlist for the PDP courses. Queen “We are the champions” is a Phil suggestion with Simon offering Ian Drury’s “Spasticus Autisticus”. What would you choose? Send us your suggestions to the philandsimonshow@gmail.com
     
    Here's a link to the specialist holiday company Phil mentioned in our discussion Enable Holidays (http://bit.ly/2OaWZgz)  
    Transcription is available on request. 
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    • 47 min
    36: The Phil & Simon Show No 36 with Diane Lightfoot

    36: The Phil & Simon Show No 36 with Diane Lightfoot

    This month, we were lucky enough to have Diane Lightfoot. Chief Executive of the Business Disability Forum on the show. Phil and Simon have been associates, consultants, allies and critical friends of the Forum for 20 years and we mention the organisation often in our shows. It’s unique, representing business and disability voices in one place.
    Three years ago Diane Lightfoot became the chief executive and we discuss what she sees as the successes and progress made in her time, as well as what still needs to be done.
    Prior to joining the Forum, Diane was Director of Policy and Communications for United Response, a leading national disability charity and she focused on the organisation’s employment services which focused particularly on this with learning difficulties. Phil and Simon ask Diane why is the group of disabled people so often ignored and how do we get the employment and participation rates up.
    There’s an error in the show. See if you can spot it and let us know, to win..our praise. 
    Business Disability Forum https://businessdisabilityforum.org.uk
    United Response https://www.unitedresponse.org.uk

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

BBCGeoff ,

Declaration of Interest

I should declare an interest at the very beginning of this review – this is one amazing podcast, by two people who are very well known to me and who I consider to be very good friends. Mind you, lots of my friends make podcasts and very few of them get a review out of me.

Phil and Simon bring their combined years of experience in the disability field to bear on current events and debates. Sometimes the two of them chew the fat and other times they interview someone. In both instances, the result is an extremely thoughtful and an essential hour’s listening for anyone with even a passing interest in the world of disability.

If you want disability demystified, you come to the right place.

dderbydave ,

A must

Dad to a disabled boy, listening to these guys is an education and provides clarity to a lot of the issues we deal with every day.

John_Brady1 ,

Insightful, thought provoking and often funny

Phil and Simon make a great double act and talk about a range of disability topics with more than a sprinkling of humour. They sometimes disagree which makes for interesting discussions. Well worth a listen.

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