Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Act Now! Save The OUCH Podcast!
I beg the indulgence for readers as I forward this urgent editorial. Please register your vote. MD
'OUCH!' Podcast Must Be Saved!
by Lawrence Carter-Long
Part of the BBC disability website 'OUCH!', this cheeky podcast is hosted by my mate (and disTHIS! superstar) Mat Fraser, and the delicious Liz Carr. It is downloaded each month by thousands of disabled and non-disabled folks alike from 'round the world - as it should be, it's good! Count yours truly as one if its biggest (well, I'm not that large, but still....) fans.
Anyway, if you haven't heard it yet (or if you have, check it out again), the OUCH! podcast is irreverent, cutting edge, damn funny, and not like anything else. The podcast has been a resounding success. It fills a gaping hole in disability entertainment... Did I mention it's good?
This is our first taste of quality disability/crip/madcap radio and we need more, not less! Don't let us down, save the OUCH! podcast now!
Please take two minutes to do me a personal favor and sign the petition below. Then listen to the show (you really, really should) and encourage as many of your friends to do the same -- if Briton's can get over 70,000 people to support the return a show like Top Gear, surely we can get over 1,000 signatures of support??
Please repost this bulletin to reach as many people/groups as possible - Thanks!
Founder, Curator, Janitor
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