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||Clean22: The Phil & Simon Show No 22 - 'I don't have the personality to use a wheelchair'||More informal, more personal, Phil and Simon discuss a potential divisive split in impairments, more trouble with trains, Lost Voice Guy winning a talent show and do you need a personality type if you become disabled? Two people with a disability we...||16 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: The Phil & Simon Show No 21 - Justice and Rights||On this months show, Phil and Simon grapple with some morally complex news topics. How do you decide who should get legal aid? Does this lead to more injustice? Then the heartbreaking case of the little boy Alfie and how medics, the law and parents all.||28 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: The Phil & Simon Show No 20 - Black Holes and Revelations||It’s just Phil and Simon this month and we return to our format of debate, news and humour about issues relating to disability and beyond. Are we looking at the great divide? Does the traditional concept of disability exclude many people - those see..||2 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: The Phil & Simon Show No 19 - guest Baroness Jane Campbell||Hello, everyone and welcome to our 19th show. If you're involved in disability, you will have likely heard of Baroness Jane Campbell. A hugely talented and admired person, she's a disability rights campaigner, writer and for the last ten years an in...||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: The Phil & Simon Show No 18 - guest Neil Crowther||Phil and Simon were lucky enough to have Neil Crowther as a guest on this show. Neil is an independent expert on equality, human rights and social change with a particular interest in working to secure the rights of disabled people. Phil & Simon tal...||19 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: The Phil & Simon Show No 17 - Christmas Special||Hello, everyone, this show is our 17th and the last of 2017. Simon reviews his recent trip to America spent hanging out with some Googler's. He also had a ride in the Tesla! Recent changes to Access to Work are discussed. We debate Philip Hammond...||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: The Phil & Simon Show No 16 - Working together||Phil and Simon discuss, debate with and be irreverent about the recent ruling on the law concerning Assisted Suicide, intersectionality, identity and the overlap of disability and other characteristics such as being gay. They ask if 'awareness' days or.||10 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: The Phil & Simon Show No 15 - From Canada to St Petersburg||As the Thin Lizzy song says " The Boys are back in Town" and they most definitely are! This month's Phil & Simon Show is all about travel and sport. Simon reflects on his trips to the World Dwarf Games in Guelph in Canada plus his visits to New York C..||27 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: The Phil & Simon Show No 14 - Emotion in Activism with Angela Matthews||A new voice! Phil and Simon welcome PhD researcher and Business Disability Forum consultant Angela Matthews on to the show. Angela asks Phil and Simon what role they think emotion plays in activism in terms of policy making, particularly disability...||14 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: The Phil & Simon Show No 13 - Don't mention the election, so we have!||In this packed programme we sadly reflect on the death of a much-loved disability campaigner Sophie Partridge. Simon remembers her with affection and a funny anecdote! It seems a recent BBC programme focussing on the policing in London draws praise ...||22 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: The Phil & Simon Show No 12 - From Windsor to the Nurburgring||Episode 12 of the Phil & Simon Show is ready to serve! Piping hot and sizzling with juicy issues. Our discussions include a trip round the Nürburgring Ring on an electric scooter, Motability's 40th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle, Simon's jury||7 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The Phil & Simon Show No 11 - Where Angels Fear to Tread||Show no 11 is a belter! We grapple with complex subjects which will get you thinking or even shouting at your podcast player. Phil is concerned about the increase of #non-disabled people talking on behalf of #disabled people and should people share if .||7 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: The Phil & Simon Show No 10 - Disability in documentaries||This month's podcast has a distinct media feel to it. First, we take a look at wheelchair user Frank Gardner's film about his trip to Papua New Guinea in search of Birds of Paradise. We then discuss Notes on Blindness a powerful film about Professor Jo.||25 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: The Phil & Simon Show No 9 - Planes, trains and Meryl Streep||Phil and Simon meet again to be chat about all things #disability and beyond. This month it’s planes, trains and websites… we ask why is access still hit and miss? Has campaigning lost it’s way? Are the issues of disability too broad? Did Meryl St||24 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: The Phil & Simon Show No 8 - Social model||It's one for the disability aficionados as Phil & Simon wrestle with the immovable #employmentgap of disabled compared to non-disabled people. We discuss the new report 'Ahead of the Arc' seeking to address this. (Here's the link to the report http://b.||23 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: The Phil & Simon Show No 7 - Pretend disability||Phil & Simon, good friends, differing politics keep it light discussing the current surprising voting trends, Trump, Brexit, genetic screening and if people are using a disability to cover up a character trait. And they dissect Leonard Cohen's lyrics t.||25 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: The Phil & Simon Show No 6 - Is anxiety fashionable?||Protests and protesters, Are #Anxiety and #depression becoming fashionable?, Airlines and #lithium batteries, Are TUE's just reasonable adjustments?||15 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: The Phil & Simon Show No 5 - Who can use 'our' loo?||The Daily Mail and a bald female cyclist, Simon's new hip and support worker experiences, Asda's accessible toilet sign, Eligibility for the Olympics, Schmaltzy Olympic coverage, Simon being a rowing cox||28 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: The Phil & Simon Show No 4 - Employment gap||Accessible motorhomes, Halving the unemployment gap between disabled and not disabled people, Brexit and Chilcott, hip replacement||13 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: The Phil & Simon Show No 3 - Brexit||In which we explore the accessibility of the Derby, #Brexit would disabled people be better off in or out. Dementia and Alzheimers and user research, Uber Taxis and finally leprachauns||19 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: The Phil & Simon Show No 2 - USA and UK||Phil & Simon discuss if it is better to live in the USA or the UK if you are a disabled person. Is it just about attitude? Do you tip if someone is providing a service related to your disability? Why do some disabled people not use equipment that would.||26 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Phil & Simon Show No 1 - Inspirational||Phil and Simon unpick disability and being inspirational. Air travel is also on their agenda! #inspirational #airtravel||9 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A brilliant show discussing disability related topics. Thought provoking with humorous (not humourless!!!!) anecdotes, having met Phil and Simon through work events they bring their excellent presenting style to the airwaves
Understanding UK society and disability
If you're interested in one of the most interesting ways the UK has changed over the past 30 years - policy and attitudes towards disability - listen to this show. Great hosts, and fantastic guests. It's an honour to listen in on their conversations.
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.