Ouch disability talk show 107: Mental vacuum

Kate Monaghan and Rob Crossan with guests Mik Scarlet and the Vacuum Cleaner

On this month's show: Meet The Vacuum Cleaner, also known as artist and activist James Leadbitter. He invites you to help him design the perfect asylum and talks about the time he wrote his own mental health act then sectioned himself under it.

Also: Mik Scarlet joins us for topical chat, a quiz, and three more citizen correspondents bring you their disability news.

Rob Crossan and Kate Monaghan present.

With interviews and topical chat, Ouch loves to explore the little things in disability life. Find it on this website monthly.

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Show notes

Find out more about this month's guests and discussions with our selection of links.

- James Leadbitter AKA The Vacuum Cleaner talks about his project Mad Love. He's touring the country asking people to create their own designer asylum.

- Broadcaster, journalist and access consultant Mik Scarlet joins us.

- Our citizen journalists on the show this month are Wendy Morrell (assistance animals), Kathleen Hawkins (prosthetics) and Lisa Egan (TV).

- Music this month is from Tralala Blip. It's called Soccer in Space (click the link to watch the video). The band is from Australia and all members have learning difficulties... except Randolf.

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Producer: Damon Rose

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