How The Media Marginalises Disability

Last month Stephen Hawking – a physicist just as well known for his contributions to cosmology as he was for being a wheelchair user – passed away aged 76. Hawking was an avowed disability activist in the public sphere, however his death has highlighted the problematic ways the media represents disability. This episode examines cultural narratives of disability and the people fighting to change them.


  • Robin Eames, student, writer, activist
  • Simon Darcy, Professor at the University of Technology Business School
  • Phineas Meere, radio and television presenter, and disability activist

Producer: Cheyne Anderson.

Thank you to El Gibbs.

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