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 - Ep77: Limb Girdle Awareness Day 2016 (OwlTalks#14)

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With Limb Girdle Day fast approaching, here is last year's episode from 2016, featuring Peter Zoe and Michaela.

Muscle Owl Radio - Ep76: Motability for Disabled People in the UK?! (OwlTalks#44)

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In the UK, the latest changes to Personal Independence Payments mean many disabled people are having their motability cars taken away from them. A large amount of these people have conditions such as becker muscular dystrophy, and may struggle to walk even short distances. Here's our update from earlier in 2017.

Muscle Owl Radio - Ep75: EHRC Disability Report UK 2017 (OwlTalks#47)

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In May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched their 2017 Disability Report, which covered six key areas of life. It concluded progress towards real equality for disabled people over the past twenty years is insufficient and littered with missed opportunities and failures. Here are our views and response.

Tune in to our episode on the report as we investigated its findings and gave our thoughts.

Muscle Owl Radio - Ep74: No Wheelchair on the First Day of School!? (OwlTalks#59)

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Today is World Duchenne Awareness Day. It was also 4 year old Fraser's first day of school! However Fraser - who unlike many with DMD, has never been able to walk - has been refused a motorised wheelchair by the NHS in England, and has been left with no autonomy in his manual chair.

We discuss the situation with Fraser's mother, our good friend, Shelley. And we raise the very concerning normalisation of people having to fund their own wheelchairs.

Muscle Owl Radio - Ep73: World Duchenne Awareness Day with Jon Hastie - Dreams & Aspirations! (OwlTalks#68)

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Tune in to the first of our two special episodes for World Duchenne Awareness Day! We are joined by our friend and regular guest Jon Hastie, who is 36 and has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

This year's theme is DREAMS, so we discuss how young people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy can overcome any obstacles, plan out, and effectively accomplish their dreams! Jon himself has a Phd and runs his own charity DMD Pathfinders!