Muscle Owl Podcast

We’re a cheeky trio talking politics, disability and events. We provide updates and engage in discussion on topics within the neuromuscular and disabled community.

Muscle Owl Radio - Episode 9: The Labour Manifesto

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Having discussed the Conservatives election manifesto last week, we now look over the Labour manifesto. Notably, we address the ideas of reforming the care system, the pary's views on the Human Rights Act, and the plan to get people with a disability into work.

In fundraising news, we give shoutouts to an array of London Marathon runners, and with this podcast being out a little late this week, let's amend those 'Good lucks' to 'Congratulations'!

It's also worth noting that our story at the end is worth waiting around for too - some laughs for sure!

As ever, if you want to get in touch, find us on Facebook or at, especially if you have any final election topics you'd like to discuss before the big day.

Muscle Owl Radio - Episode 8: The Conservative Manifesto

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This week we continue our political series by breaking down the critical points of the Conservative Party manifesto.

What exactly are their transformative policies for getting people with a disability into work? And why do they think it's acceptable to have a 'full time unpaid carers''? We also address the issue of David Cameron speaking on his son, and question why his policies have conflicted so sharply with a compassionate health system.

In fundraising news, we talk about the charity Joining Jack, and the incredible fundraising efforts of the family fund Action4Archie.

Peter's just back from running Paris marathon for Muscular Dystrophy UK, and Sulaiman has a anecdote of getting stuck in the park, before bringing news of the Muscular Dystrophy UK's new peer support groups.

As ever, if you'd like to get in touch, email or find us on Twitter, iTunes and Facebook!


Muscle Owl Radio - Episode 7

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Michaela is out of hospital and back home to record this late night #MuscleHour!

This week we introduce our political series: Politics, Elections and Disability. We start with the physical action of voting and comment on the practicalities of accessing polling booths. Focusing on policies, we consider the future of the NHS, and discuss whether privatisation can ever be a better option.

Fundraising updates will be on our website within the next week, but for now we update with Peter's imminent Paris marathon effort, and more news from Light It Up Green.

The late night recording means it's a shorter than usual podcast, but don't worry, we'll be back next week to continue with the next episode of our Political Series.

As ever, if you would like to get in touch, we're at and for your emails.

Muscle Owl Radio - Episode 6

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Michaela is out of her hospital bed, and we are recording a podcast!

This week's hot topic is Anxiety/Depression with Neuromuscular conditions. It's something we'll be touching on again over the coming months, and so we have called it ‪#‎MindOverMuscles‬. We all discuss the APPG which was held earlier in the week on improved access to treatment.

You might hear a different sound quality than usual... The constraints of recording in a hospital and using alternate microphones made for a slightly varied ambiance!

As ever, if you would like to get in touch, we're at and for your emails.