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Download Ian Jentle's delicious Lemon Chicken with Tarragon recipe   (4.79 MB)

Ian Jentle's delicious Lemon Chicken with Tarragon recipe

Our blind chef Ian Jentle shares his latest delight: Chicken with a Lemon and Tarragon sauce. As always, he shares some brilliant tips for cooking whilst visually impaired!

Download Smoking can increase the risk of AMD - Henry Leonard, Association of Optometrists   (4.47 MB)

Smoking can increase the risk of AMD - Henry Leonard, Association of Optometrists

Smokers are four times more likely to develop Age Related Macular Degeneration than non smokers. Henry Leonard from the Association of Optometrists has more details.

Download Spring Skincare - Emily Davison, Blind Fashion Blogger   (10.25 MB)

Spring Skincare - Emily Davison, Blind Fashion Blogger

Our fashionista from www.fashioneyesta.com shares her top skincare tips for this spring!

Download Meat and Potato Pie Recipe - Ian Jentle, Blind Chef   (11.60 MB)

Meat and Potato Pie Recipe - Ian Jentle, Blind Chef

Another one of Ian's trademark recipes, filled with cooking tips for visually impaired people.

Download Dealing with Frozen Shoulders - Irene McGarry, Blind Complementary Therapist   (9.36 MB)

Dealing with Frozen Shoulders - Irene McGarry, Blind Complementary Therapist

Frozen shoulders? Our Irene has some great tips!

Download Blind Sculptor Branwyn Owens   (13.57 MB)

Blind Sculptor Branwyn Owens

After losing her sight Branwyn Owens thought her artistic career was over. That was until she discovered a real talent for working with clay. Since then she's found a new sense of purpose and started her company Clay of Cymru.

Download Pears Poached in Port Recipe - Ian Jentle, VI chef   (6.80 MB)

Pears Poached in Port Recipe - Ian Jentle, VI chef

Our blind chef Ian Jentle shares his latest luscious dessert: Pears Poached in Port. #recipe #delicious #RNIBConnect

Download 'I try to be my best self.' Catrin Pugh shares her inspirational survival story   (22.08 MB)

'I try to be my best self.' Catrin Pugh shares her inspirational survival story

Catrin Pugh suffered burns on 96 percent of her body, and was given a 1 in 1000 survival chance. The accident, which also contributed to her sight loss, had a deep impact on her life. But, despite all odds, she managed to fight back.

Download Venison Casserole Recipe - Ian Jentle, Blind Chef   (9.45 MB)

Venison Casserole Recipe - Ian Jentle, Blind Chef

Another brilliant recipe from Morning Mix regular contributor Ian Jentle. This week cook along with Ian as he prepares an amazing venison casserole.

Download 'I'm having your hubby's baby' - Take a Break Magazine   (8.83 MB)

'I'm having your hubby's baby' - Take a Break Magazine

Another gripping story from the brand new edition of Take a Break Magazine.

Download Nathan's journey to the Blind Football Euros alongside Guide Dog Hudson - Life story   (19.77 MB)

Nathan's journey to the Blind Football Euros alongside Guide Dog Hudson - Life story

Nathan Edge lost sight a few years ago but he's bounced back and is now on the way to his first Blind Football European Championships. His loyal Guide Dog Hudson plays an important part in his success. Nathan spoke to Jill Barkley on RNIB Connect Radio.

Download Layering fragrances - Emily Davison, fashion blogger   (11.29 MB)

Layering fragrances - Emily Davison, fashion blogger

Our talented fashionista from www.fashioneyesta.com joins us live to share her tips on how to layer different fragrances to get the perfect, personalised scent.

Download 'But she stole my hubby!' - Take a Break Magazine   (8.03 MB)

'But she stole my hubby!' - Take a Break Magazine

Another brilliant story from the latest issue of Take a Break Magazine.

Download Holding on tight as I lose my sight - Maria Johnson, Life Blogger   (13.19 MB)

Holding on tight as I lose my sight - Maria Johnson, Life Blogger

Kris Wallace talks to Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, about the mental storms she travelled through while losing her sight in the middle of a busy life. Allowing herself to sit and feel the storm's rage was easier said than done. www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Thoughts for my child who now has a blind parent - Maria Johnson, Life Blogger   (15.07 MB)

Thoughts for my child who now has a blind parent - Maria Johnson, Life Blogger

As a blind or partially sighted parent, do you allow or ask your sighted child to step in and help you if needed? Do you think that's wrong or that your child could learn some valuable life skills by doing so? www.girlgoneblind.com

Download My mom went blind and my life began to unwind - Molly & Maria Johnson, Life Story   (11.94 MB)

My mom went blind and my life began to unwind - Molly & Maria Johnson, Life Story

Jill chats with Molly Johnson, the daughter of one of our favorite bloggers, Girl Gone Blind – Maria Johnson. www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Blind artist combines painting and sound to create immersive experience - Keith Salmon, Life Story   (20.35 MB)

Blind artist combines painting and sound to create immersive experience - Keith Salmon, Life Story

create immersive experience. Share on Facebook twitter Google+ Keith Salmon is a fantastic artist. Pushing the boundaries of painting and visual art, his latest work uses sound design to create deep, immersive and inclusive experiences.

Download Tummy Bugs and how to deal with them - Irene McGarry, Complementary Therapis   (9.11 MB)

Tummy Bugs and how to deal with them - Irene McGarry, Complementary Therapis

Our health expert Irene shares her tips on how to stay away from or, if it comes down to it, how to treat tummy bugs. Irene joins us live every Monday from 12 on the Morning Mix.

Download Healthy and Delicious - Sea Bass and Vegetables recipe - Ian Jentle, chef   (6.41 MB)

Healthy and Delicious - Sea Bass and Vegetables recipe - Ian Jentle, chef

Our blind chef Ian Jentle cooks something healthy and delicious: Sea Bass fish with vegetables. As usually, he also shares some great cooking tips for visually impaired people.

Download Soaps Roundup - David Jorgensen, soaps expert   (19.23 MB)

Soaps Roundup - David Jorgensen, soaps expert

Wondering what's hot in Corrie, Emmerdale or Eastenders? Jill and David have you covered...

Download Woman who lost sight in violent attack offers vital support for her peers   (18.29 MB)

Woman who lost sight in violent attack offers vital support for her peers

Suzanne Devitt lost sight in a horrific violent attack. Some years later she's come to terms with what happened, and is determined to help and support others struggling with sight loss. #RNIBConnect

Download Social Media Roundup   (10.53 MB)

Social Media Roundup

Jill Barkeley and Kris Wallace take a tour of some trending stories on social media this past week.

Download The thrills of experiencing Audio Description for the first time - Maria Johnson, blogger   (10.02 MB)

The thrills of experiencing Audio Description for the first time - Maria Johnson, blogger

Our Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, has gone to the pictures for the first time since losing sight. Here, she speaks beautifully about the thrills of experiencing an Audio Described film. You can find Maria at www.girlgoneblind.com or on Twitter.

Download 'You can't let visual impairment interfere with your life' - Steven Sutherland, RNIB Connector   (16.00 MB)

'You can't let visual impairment interfere with your life' - Steven Sutherland, RNIB Connector

Steven Sutherland lost sight at a very early age due to a complicated heart condition. He struggled through school but managed to keep his spirits high. This young man brims with positivity!

Download Visual Impairment in children: common causes and prevention - Craig Colahan, NHS Optometrist   (9.98 MB)

Visual Impairment in children: common causes and prevention - Craig Colahan, NHS Optometrist

What is the most common cause of visual impairment in children? And what can parents do to prevent, anticipate or diagnose sight loss? NHS Optometrist Craig Colahan joins Jill Barkley on #RNIBConnect Radio to answer these questions.

Download From finance to comedy: Jamie MacDonald is That Funny Blind Guy   (17.97 MB)

From finance to comedy: Jamie MacDonald is That Funny Blind Guy

Jamie quit his job in finance to follow his dream of becoming a stand up comedian. And he is brilliant at it! Find out what he's been up to recently at www.jamie-macdonald.co.uk. Or find him on Facebook at That Funny Blind Guy. #RNIBConnect

Download Why are bike seats so hard? And some cycling tips for visually impaired people - Maria Johnson, blogger   (12.97 MB)

Why are bike seats so hard? And some cycling tips for visually impaired people - Maria Johnson, blogger

Jill Barkley went on a spin class... It didn't quite go according to plan... Luckily, our fitness expert Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, has some great cycling tips for visually impaired people. Find Maria at www.girlgoneblind.com.

Download Touching story from one of RNIB's Carehomes.   (10.13 MB)

Touching story from one of RNIB's Carehomes.

RNIB Connect Radio's Jill Barkley speaks to Wavertree House Manager Carole Porter about the life changing services that RNIB Carehomes provide. Carole also shares a heartwarming story that she encountered recently.

Download Spicy Meatballs Recipe - Ian Jentle, Chef   (8.41 MB)

Spicy Meatballs Recipe - Ian Jentle, Chef

Our blind chef Ian Jentle shares his recipe for the perfect Spicy Meatballs, topped up with cooking tips for visually impaired people.

Download A wedding, a jail cell and a happy ending - Take a Break Magazine   (9.32 MB)

A wedding, a jail cell and a happy ending - Take a Break Magazine

Another brilliant story from the brand new issue of the magazine.

Download 10 portions of fruit and veg a day - Irene McGarry, Complementary Therapist   (13.02 MB)

10 portions of fruit and veg a day - Irene McGarry, Complementary Therapist

Our VI complementary therapist Irene McGarry shares her thoughts on whether eating 10 portions of fruit and veg a day is a realistic target.

Download When sight loss brings on pressure to succeed - Maria Johnson, blogger   (14.50 MB)

When sight loss brings on pressure to succeed - Maria Johnson, blogger

When sight loss brings on pressure to succeed. savecancel 0:1315:34 Share on Facebook twitter Google+ As a blind or partially sighted person, do you put pressure on yourself to succeed? Do you compare yourself to the accomplishments of others?

Download Week's News in a poem - Linda Raskin, actor   (5.25 MB)

Week's News in a poem - Linda Raskin, actor

Linda is rounding up the week's news in a way that only she can. It rhymes and it's fun!

Download Social Media roundup - Linda Raskin, actor   (11.64 MB)

Social Media roundup - Linda Raskin, actor

Linda is taking us though this week's top social media stories, including a blind man who's proficient at golf despite not being able to see the holes.

Download Soaps roundup - David Jorgensen, soap expert   (18.26 MB)

Soaps roundup - David Jorgensen, soap expert

Our soap guru joins us after a week's absence to take a tour of what's hot in Emmerdale, Coronations Street and Eastenders.

Download More Brits are hitting the booze to snooze... - The Sleeping Council   (9.11 MB)

More Brits are hitting the booze to snooze... - The Sleeping Council

Research suggests that more and more people are relying on alcohol to be able to sleep. Jill Barkley speaks to the Sleep Council to find out the facts, and to discuss the way visually impaired people are affected by sleeping problems.

Download Sping - Summer 2017 trends - Emily Davison, fashion blogger   (13.65 MB)

Sping - Summer 2017 trends - Emily Davison, fashion blogger

Our brilliant fashionista from www.fashioneyesta.com shares her top picks of what's hot this season.

Download Indulgent Chocolate Brownies and how to bake them   (7.59 MB)

Indulgent Chocolate Brownies and how to bake them

Our visually impaired chef Ian Jentle shares another one of his trademark recipes: Chocolate Brownies. Share and enjoy!

Download Two hearts, one vow - Take a Break Magazine   (8.93 MB)

Two hearts, one vow - Take a Break Magazine

We are joined live by Hannah Watson from Take a Break Magazine with a heartbreaking and inspirational story from the brand new issue of the magazine.

Download What do blind people see in their dreams? - Maria Johnson, blogger   (11.65 MB)

What do blind people see in their dreams? - Maria Johnson, blogger

Do blind people see in their dreams? What do they see? What don't they see? Jill Barkley and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, discuss the ways sweet dreams appear to them and others in the blind community. Find Maria at www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Cellulitis - Irene McGarry, complementary therapist   (9.15 MB)

Cellulitis - Irene McGarry, complementary therapist

Our blind therapist Irene McGarry speaks about the dangers of cellulitis, how it can be avoided and what treatment is available.

Download Weekly News in a poem - Linda Raskin, actor   (5.70 MB)

Weekly News in a poem - Linda Raskin, actor

Linda rounds up the week's news in a way that only she can...

Download Weekly social media roundup - Linda Raskin, actor   (13.54 MB)

Weekly social media roundup - Linda Raskin, actor

Time for our weekly tour of what's fun and trending on Facebook and Twitter.

Download GOSH Makeup - Emily Davison, fashion blogger   (10.43 MB)

GOSH Makeup - Emily Davison, fashion blogger

Our superstar fashionista from fashioneyesta.com joins us live to speak about an exciting new line of cosmetics. Dandelion extract anyone?

Download Take a Break Magazine   (7.31 MB)

Take a Break Magazine

We are joined live by Take a Break Magazine with a touching story from their most recent issue.

Download A delicious cottage pie recipe - Ian Jentle, VI Chef   (9.07 MB)

A delicious cottage pie recipe - Ian Jentle, VI Chef

Our blind chef Ian Jentle cooks the perfect Cottage Pie. And he makes it in three different variaties, with great cooking tips for VI people.

Download If I weren't visually impaired, I wouldn't be the person I am now...   (12.96 MB)

If I weren't visually impaired, I wouldn't be the person I am now...

Born with a severe visual impairment, Ross Wilcock was never told what condition caused his sight loss. Needless to say, he's been through great hardship, but has managed to always keep a positive outlook in life, despite his young age.

Download What does your skin say about your health? Irene McGarry, Complementary Therapist   (11.41 MB)

What does your skin say about your health? Irene McGarry, Complementary Therapist

Our blind therapist Irene McGarry explains how the skin can highlight certain health conditions.

Download Weekly news in a poem - Linda Raskin, Actor   (5.43 MB)

Weekly news in a poem - Linda Raskin, Actor

The lovely Linda summarizes the week's top news. It's funny and it rhymes!

Download Have no fear, blind beauty tips are here! - Maria Johnson, GirlGoneBlind.com Blogger   (12.70 MB)

Have no fear, blind beauty tips are here! - Maria Johnson, GirlGoneBlind.com Blogger

Did you lose confidence in your ability to put on makeup when you lost your sight? Our favorite Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, admits she feels this way. But Jill Barkley comes to the rescue with some great tips!

Download Meeting fashion superstars Pixiwoo - Emily Davison, fashion blogger   (15.00 MB)

Meeting fashion superstars Pixiwoo - Emily Davison, fashion blogger

Our blind fashionista from Fashioneyesta.com met one of the most famous fashion duos on the Internet: Pixiwoo. Find out how it went.

Download Chicken Chorizo with a twist...   (5.72 MB)

Chicken Chorizo with a twist...

Our blind chef gives a modern twist to a classic dish. Find out what's the secret ingredient that makes his #recipe stand out. Chicken Chorizo, à la Chef Ian Jentle... Delicious! #RNIBConnect

Download News in poem - Linda Raskin, actor   (5.78 MB)

News in poem - Linda Raskin, actor

Linda brings her signature flair to the MIC as she rounds up the week's news in a brilliant, funny and witty poem.

Download Social Media roundup - Linda Raskin, actor   (7.88 MB)

Social Media roundup - Linda Raskin, actor

Linda and Jill take a tour of the week's funniest stories on Twitter and Facebook.

Download Soaps roundup - David Jorgensen, TV expert   (12.64 MB)

Soaps roundup - David Jorgensen, TV expert

We are joined by our soap guru David Jorgensen to see what's been happening in soapland over the last week.

Download Keeping fitness simple when you're blind is always something to keep in mind - Maria Johnson, GirlGoneBlind.com blogger   (12.26 MB)

Keeping fitness simple when you're blind is always something to keep in mind - Maria Johnson, GirlGoneBlind.com blogger

Fitting some exercise into your day is easier than you think. Just keep it simple and don't use your sight loss as an excuse! Our Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, talks to Jill about her new experience teaching fitness to blind and partially sighted people

Download Glaucoma - symptoms, diagnosis and treatment - Craig Colahan, NHS Optometrist   (9.62 MB)

Glaucoma - symptoms, diagnosis and treatment - Craig Colahan, NHS Optometrist

We are joined by NHS Optometrist Craig Colahan to speak about glacoma. What is glaucoma, how can it be diagnosed and what treatment is available? Craig and Jill Barkley speak eloquently about one of the most common conditions that causes sight loss.

Download Despite losing sight in her 20s, Alexandra remains positive and hopes her story will help others   (19.18 MB)

Despite losing sight in her 20s, Alexandra remains positive and hopes her story will help others

Alexandra Lucas doesn't know for sure what condition caused her blindness. However, she remains positive about her future prospects and hopes to help others by writing about her experience with sight loss. She speaks to RNIB's Jill Barkley.

Download The perfect Valentine's Day gift - Emily Davison, fashion blogger   (11.24 MB)

The perfect Valentine's Day gift - Emily Davison, fashion blogger

Our talented fashioneyesta and Internet star Emily Davison catches up with Jill Barkley to see what gifts are hot this Valentine's. www.fashioneyesta.com

Download The health impact of skipping breakfast   (9.44 MB)

The health impact of skipping breakfast

It seems the mad morning rush is forcing people to skip the most important meal of the day – breakfast. Kris Wallace finds out how skipping breakfast can lead to health issues and feeling hungry, tired and unsatisfied.

Download The perfect Jamaica Cake recipe - Ian Jentle, blind chef   (11.86 MB)

The perfect Jamaica Cake recipe - Ian Jentle, blind chef

Our blind chef Ian Jentle cooks a finger licking Jamaica Ginger Cake. Yum! He also uses accessible kitchenware and has some brilliant cookery hacks for visually impaired people.

Download 'That’s not a baby, that’s a banquet' - Take a Break Magazine   (8.07 MB)

'That’s not a baby, that’s a banquet' - Take a Break Magazine

Alex Grainger joined us live from Take a Break magazine to share an inspiring weight loss story from the brand new issue of the magazine.

Download Young blind woman plans to open her own bakery   (14.32 MB)

Young blind woman plans to open her own bakery

Penny Buyks is a talented young baker whose (sweet) career goals suffered a bit of a setback after losing sight. Despite the trauma, she is now back on track and plans to open her own bakery. Jill Barkley hears her inspirational story.

Download Dealing with backpain - Irene McGarry, blind complementary therapist   (10.82 MB)

Dealing with backpain - Irene McGarry, blind complementary therapist

Irene shares her top tips on how to overcome neck and back pain by relying on natural and complementary supplements.

Download Social media roundup   (12.10 MB)

Social media roundup

Time to have a laugh as Jill and Stuart look at some of the funniest tweets of the week.

Download Soap roundup - David Jorgensen   (21.76 MB)

Soap roundup - David Jorgensen

Jill and David take a tour of what's fresh in soapland.

Download Makeup tips for VI people - Emily Davison (fashioneyesta.com)   (14.08 MB)

Makeup tips for VI people - Emily Davison (fashioneyesta.com)

Our brilliant fashioneyesta Emily Davison joins Jill Barkley to offer her top tips for applying makeup as a visually impaired person. www.fashioneyesta.com

Download Simple recipe for the perfect spaghetti sauce - Blind Chef Ian Gentle   (10.96 MB)

Simple recipe for the perfect spaghetti sauce - Blind Chef Ian Gentle

Blind chef Ian Jentle shares his delicious tomato pasta sauce. This a quick, easy to make yet very rewarding dish. He also gives some great chopping tips for visually impaired cooks.

Download Comedian Tony Coffey speaks about sight loss and his upcoming shows   (16.59 MB)

Comedian Tony Coffey speaks about sight loss and his upcoming shows

Jill Barkley catches up with Tony Coffey ahead of his Glasgow Comedy Festival debut. He speaks frankly about his career, about dealing with sight loss and about… why he thinks he's a plastic owl…

Download My Big Fake Wedding - Take a Break Magazine   (8.02 MB)

My Big Fake Wedding - Take a Break Magazine

Jill is joined live by Take a Break editor Hannah Watson, here to read a brillian story from the new issue: 'My Big Fake Wedding'

Download Jonathan Green Interview - Blind man focuses all his resources into music   (18.25 MB)

Jonathan Green Interview - Blind man focuses all his resources into music

Despite being blind and having Asperger's, Jonathan Green has overcome career letdowns and depression by dedicating himself to music.

Download Oral Hygiene - Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist   (11.93 MB)

Oral Hygiene - Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist

Irene McGarry shares the secret to a natural, fresh and beautiful smile.

Download Social media roundup   (13.98 MB)

Social media roundup

Always a good laugh, here's our weekly round up of what's been trending last week on Facebook and Twitter

Download Soaps roundup - David Jorgensen   (20.10 MB)

Soaps roundup - David Jorgensen

Our brilliant David Jorgensen rounds up the hottest plot-lines in Corrie, Emmerdale and Eastenders

Download The emotional side of becoming blind - Maria Johnson, life blogger   (13.40 MB)

The emotional side of becoming blind - Maria Johnson, life blogger

Learning how to cope with the emotional feelings and fears of vision loss can make a difference in the life you lead. Jill and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, talk about their experiences in seeking appropriate support. Find maria at www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Emily Davison - The no makeup look   (9.33 MB)

Emily Davison - The no makeup look

Our fashioneyesta Emily Davison gives her top tips on how to achieve the perfect no-makeup... makeup look. www.fashioneyesta.com. Also take a look at Emily's new venture, www.fashionabilitychannel.com

Download Take a Break Magazine - 'There’s something in my wardrobe'   (8.12 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - 'There’s something in my wardrobe'

Donna Smiley brings a story from the brand new edition of Take a Break Magazine, out on shelves now.

Download David Jorgensen - Weekly Soaps Roundup   (14.57 MB)

David Jorgensen - Weekly Soaps Roundup

Our soap guru David Jorgensen is joining Kris Wallace on a tour of what's hot in Corrie, Emmerdale and Eastenders.

Download New Year Detox   (8.35 MB)

New Year Detox

Our brilliant blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry has some easy to follow detox tips for post winter holidays recovery.

Download Are you a young blind or partially sighted musician with a real passion for songwriting?   (15.05 MB)

Are you a young blind or partially sighted musician with a real passion for songwriting?

A new project run by RNIB's Nicki Kelly is looking to give eight lucky applicants the chance to spend eight weeks with professional singer songwriters with the aim to improve and showcase the talents of the young VI community. www.thevipproject.com

Download But, you don't   (11.66 MB)

But, you don't "look blind"... Maria Johnson (GirlGoneBlind.com)

Do blind or partially sighted people confuse others when they Wear makeup, look stylish, exude confidence, and don't have a guide dog or white cane in hand? Jill and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, share some of the moments when they didn't "look blind"

Download Do you dream in sound? and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person   (12.22 MB)

Do you dream in sound? and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person

Souleyman Bah is a blind runner with Team GB, a motivational speaker and community activist. He made us all laugh when he appeared in BBC Three's short video Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. He speaks to Jill Barkley on the Morning Mix.

Download Can your guide dog read bus numbers? and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person   (20.86 MB)

Can your guide dog read bus numbers? and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person

Emily Davison is a young fashion blogger, writer and weekly RNIB Connect Radio contributor. She was also chosen by BBC Three to take part in a funny yet informative video about Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. She speaks to Jill Barkley.

Download Why do you have that disabled rail card? and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person   (13.72 MB)

Why do you have that disabled rail card? and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person

Marc Powell is a Paralympian Judoka who is a great ambassador for his disability. He was therefore invited by BBC 3 to take part in a fantastic, funny and informative short video called Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. Jill Barkley spoke to Marc.

Download Giving directions to the guide dog... and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person   (14.24 MB)

Giving directions to the guide dog... and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person

Ryan Compton has set up a company to help disabled people get the support and services they need. He was also selected by BBC Three to star in a short video called Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. Jill Barkley has his story.

Download You don't look blind... and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person   (12.46 MB)

You don't look blind... and other Things Not to Say to a Blind Person

Claire Lawrence is a blind visual artist from Syston who was chosen by BBC Three to star in a fantastic, funny and informative video called Things Not to Say to a Blind Person. Here, she speaks to Jill Barkley about her life and career.

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Party Samosas Recipe   (8.19 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Party Samosas Recipe

Spice Queen Veronica Hewins cooks a brilliant party dish: easy to share Samosas

Download Take a Break Magazine - Who will save my little girl?   (8.46 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - Who will save my little girl?

Alexandra Grainger joins us with a beautiful happy ending story from the new issue of Take a Break: "Who will save my little girl?" 10 year old Evie needed a bone marrow transplant and got one just in time.

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist - Feeling Low at Winter   (9.95 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist - Feeling Low at Winter

Our blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry speaks about some of the factors that make us feel a bit low at winter, and recommends some natural supplements that may help.

Download Elin Williams uses writing as a means to regain confidence   (10.85 MB)

Elin Williams uses writing as a means to regain confidence

Elin Williams is the 18 year old behind fashion and lifestyle blog My Blurred World. In this interview with #RNIBConnect's Jill Barkley she speaks about how writing about her issues with sight loss had quite a therapeutic effect.

Download David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Soaps Roundup   (22.30 MB)

David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Soaps Roundup

Our greatest soap connoisseur David Jorgensen from Inside Soap Magazine takes us on a tour of all that's hot in soapland.

Download Maria Johnson - Do your other 4 senses become more powerful when you lose your sight? GirlGoneBlind.com   (12.66 MB)

Maria Johnson - Do your other 4 senses become more powerful when you lose your sight? GirlGoneBlind.com

"Can you hear or smell better? Jill and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, debunk the myths surrounding the power of the other 4 senses. Do they become more powerful OR do the blind and partially sighted give them more power? www.girlgoneblind.com

Download I have no regrets - Sherry Ingram Interview   (13.25 MB)

I have no regrets - Sherry Ingram Interview

Sherry Ingram instantly lost her sight in a gunshot accident. Despite that, she has found the strength to remain optimistic, move on with her life and build a family . Jill Barkley caught up with Sherry to hear her incredible life story. #howisee

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Chicken Pakoras   (6.02 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Chicken Pakoras

Our Spice Queen Veronica Hewins cooks a classic of Indian Cuisine: Chicken Pakoras

Download Take a Break Magazine - It's too late to love you   (10.29 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - It's too late to love you

Kim Gregory reads another brilliant feature from the November issue of Take a Break Magazine

Download Sheila Donnelly Interview - No matter the age, life is a learning curve   (10.41 MB)

Sheila Donnelly Interview - No matter the age, life is a learning curve

86 year old Sheila Donnelly shares her words of wisdom with Morning Mix's Jill Barkley. Despite being blind, and living alone, she brims with positivity. She believes that hardship in life must be accepted, and that, at any age, life is a learning curve.

Download Annalisa D'Innella - Writer speaks about her journey through sight loss   (12.63 MB)

Annalisa D'Innella - Writer speaks about her journey through sight loss

Annalisa is a successful TV, screen and radio writer who managed to build a successful career despite losing her sight. In this interview, she shares her life story with Morning Mix's Jill Barkley. #howisee #RNIBConnect

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Evening Fatigue   (10.22 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Evening Fatigue

Our blind complementary therapist Irene gives her top tips on how to deal with evening fatigue

Download Linda Raskin - News in Verse   (5.22 MB)

Linda Raskin - News in Verse

Linda Raskin rounds up the week's news in a fun and witty poem.

Download David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Soap Roundup   (17.77 MB)

David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Soap Roundup

Our weekly tour of what's hot in soapland is out.

Download Maria Johnson - Girl Gone Blind Blogger - You can't replace a face...   (12.60 MB)

Maria Johnson - Girl Gone Blind Blogger - You can't replace a face...

After going blind, losing the ability to see the faces of your friends and family can be quite emotional. The absence of facial expressions and nonverbal communication becomes the new normal. Kris Wallace talks with Maria Johnson. www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Blind Pianist Hears Music In Colours - Living with synesthesia   (11.71 MB)

Blind Pianist Hears Music In Colours - Living with synesthesia

Synesthesia is a rare eye condition that jumbles the senses. Blind pianist Bill Skipworth speaks to Jill Barkley about his experience of living with synesthesia and the way he experiences music through colours and textures.

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist   (9.98 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist

Our blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry speaks about the importance of digestive enzymes

Download World Diabetes Day   (10.26 MB)

World Diabetes Day

Daniel Howarth, head of Care, Policy, and Care Improvement joined us from Diabetes UK to speak about World Diabetes Day and how the condition can affect people with sight loss.

Download Maria Johnson - 5 things blind people shouldn't have to justifiy to anyone - GirlGoneBlind.com   (11.49 MB)

Maria Johnson - 5 things blind people shouldn't have to justifiy to anyone - GirlGoneBlind.com

Do you find yourself justifying your actions to others more than you'd like to? Jill talks with the insightful Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, about things they often have to explain or defend living with vision loss. Find Maria at www.GirlGoneBlind.com

Download Joe Murphy - Former Irish Military Pilot lost his sight in airplane crash   (12.93 MB)

Joe Murphy - Former Irish Military Pilot lost his sight in airplane crash

Jill Barkley speaks to Joe Murphy, a former military pilot who lost his sight in a plane crash.

Download Linda Raskin - Week's News in Poem   (6.01 MB)

Linda Raskin - Week's News in Poem

Our super talented Linda Raskin brings your weekly news fix. And it rhymes!

Download Linda Raskin - Social Media Trends   (8.60 MB)

Linda Raskin - Social Media Trends

From Toblerone to Trump, Linda takes to social media to see what's been trending this week.

Download David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine   (16.52 MB)

David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine

David joined us live from Inside Soap Magazine to take a tour of the latest twists and turns in soapland.

Download Latoya Francis Interview - Dealing with sight loss despite all odds   (23.28 MB)

Latoya Francis Interview - Dealing with sight loss despite all odds

27 year old Latoya Francis is newly blind, has been made homeless and is too ashamed to tell her family that she has lost her sight, as it is deemed shameful within her community. However, she has big plans for the future.

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Rogan Gosh Curry   (7.32 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Rogan Gosh Curry

Spice Queen Veronica Hewins shares yet another deliciously spicy curry recipe.

Download Take a Break Magazine - Psychological Abuse   (8.98 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - Psychological Abuse

An insightful real life story from Take a Break Magazine about the issue of psychological abuse in relationships.

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist - Fungal Infection   (9.74 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist - Fungal Infection

Blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry shares her tips on dealing with fungal infections.

Download Linda Raskin - News Roundup in a Poem   (5.38 MB)

Linda Raskin - News Roundup in a Poem

Our super talented actress Linda Raskin rounds up the week's news in an ever so funny and insightful poem.

Download Linda Raskin - Social Media Roundup   (14.01 MB)

Linda Raskin - Social Media Roundup

The wonderful Linda rounds up the trending stories on Facebook and Twitter. From #brexit to #halloween.

Download David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine   (18.73 MB)

David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine

It's that time of the week again when Jill and Mister Jorgensen take a tour of the most amazing stories in soapland.

Download Emily Davison - Blind Fashion Blogger (fashioneyesta.com) - Autumn Essentials   (11.89 MB)

Emily Davison - Blind Fashion Blogger (fashioneyesta.com) - Autumn Essentials

The loveley Emily joins Jill Barkley to speak about the fashion essentials this season.

Download George Redhawk Interview - Blind Artist Represents what He Sees Through Hallucinogenic Animations   (19.86 MB)

George Redhawk Interview - Blind Artist Represents what He Sees Through Hallucinogenic Animations

Going blind caused George Redhawk to hallucinate, as his brain was trying to make up for the lack of visual stimuli it received. Through sheer ingenuity, he turned to computer graphics to create an artistic representation of the way he saw the world.

Download Sarah Matthews Interview - About Being Able to Walk Her Child to School Again   (12.04 MB)

Sarah Matthews Interview - About Being Able to Walk Her Child to School Again

Sarah Matthews had a great career and a loving family. However, just a few years ago, a head injury severed the connection to her optic nerves, thus leaving her instantly blind. She speaks to Jill Barkley about how she found the strength to bounce back.

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Kofta Curry   (6.79 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Kofta Curry

Spice Queen Veronica Hewins joined us live for yet another deliciously spicy curry: Kofta

Download Take a Break Magazine - I Won't Be the Fat Twin   (9.30 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - I Won't Be the Fat Twin

Another week, another fantastic feature from Take a Break Magazine. Editor Alexandra Grainger reads the story of twins who tried to lose some weight, but took it one step too far.

Download Robin Dunford - RNIB Connector Interview   (11.70 MB)

Robin Dunford - RNIB Connector Interview

On the Morning Mix we want to hear the life stories of people from the blind and partially sighted community. In this interview, Jill Barkley speaks to RNIB Connector Robin Dunford.

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Leg Cramps   (11.12 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Leg Cramps

Our blind complementary therapist Irene has some great, quick and simple tips on how to combat leg cramps.

Download David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Soap Roundup   (14.22 MB)

David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Soap Roundup

Our bubbly soap dish David Jorgensen rounds up the week's soap action.

Download Emma Kenny - Psychologist - Winter Hibernation    (6.56 MB)

Emma Kenny - Psychologist - Winter Hibernation

Why do we never go out during winter, as opposed to summer? Psychologist Emma Kenny has the answer.

Download Linda Raskin - News in Verse   (4.83 MB)

Linda Raskin - News in Verse

Linda rounds up the week's news in a poem. It's always funny and entertaining.

Download Linda Raskin - Top Social Media Trends   (8.92 MB)

Linda Raskin - Top Social Media Trends

The wonderful Linda Raskin takes to Facebook and Twitter

Download Maria Johnson - GirlGoneBlind Blogger - The Funny Side of Blind Dining Disasters   (13.42 MB)

Maria Johnson - GirlGoneBlind Blogger - The Funny Side of Blind Dining Disasters

Our favorite Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, chats with Jill about the disastrous and delightful moments they have experienced dining out. From chewing on lemons to tackling a cheese cake... There are hidden dangers everywhere. www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Robert Mickel Interview - Remaining Positive despite Hardship   (16.44 MB)

Robert Mickel Interview - Remaining Positive despite Hardship

By the age of 20, Robert has overcome more obstacles than most people in a lifetime. Although he's lost his mother during his childhood, and althouh he's been bullied for his sight loss and sexual orientation, he managed to remain optimistic.

Download Becca Robertson Interview   (12.71 MB)

Becca Robertson Interview

Jill hears Becca's life story. She's overcome sightloss to build an impressive career and a loving family.

Download Sightloss: What We Needed to Know - Free Info Booklet - Send us Your feedback   (6.49 MB)

Sightloss: What We Needed to Know - Free Info Booklet - Send us Your feedback

A Group of sight loss charities have produced a new, free, booklet entitled ‘Sight Loss: What We Needed To Know’ and now they need YOUR feedback to inform other blind and partially sighted people in the future. Email your feedback at: research@rnib.org.uk

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Lamb Kebab Recipe   (5.92 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Lamb Kebab Recipe

Veronica, our spice queen has another finger licking recipe, this time lamb kebabs!

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Eczema   (10.91 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Eczema

Blind complementary therapist Irene has some simple and natural remedies for eczema.

Download Linda Raskin - News in Verse   (4.64 MB)

Linda Raskin - News in Verse

What better way to end your Friday than listening to Linda Raskin's round up of the week's news in verse?

Download Maria Johnson - GirlGoneBlind.com Blogger - The 4 Stages of White Cane Acceptance   (12.61 MB)

Maria Johnson - GirlGoneBlind.com Blogger - The 4 Stages of White Cane Acceptance

Being told you should use a white cane is not an easy thing to hear. Our Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, tells Jill about the 4 stages she went through to accept the cane into her life. She wishes her cane could be as cute and cuddly as Jill's guide dog!

Download Linda Raskin - Social Media Roundup   (9.17 MB)

Linda Raskin - Social Media Roundup

Our Linda rounds up the trending stories on Facebook and Twitter this week.

Download David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Weekly Soap Roundup   (18.83 MB)

David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Weekly Soap Roundup

David talks about all the crazy turns of events in Emmerdale during soap week. Always a good listen!

Download Adam Wright - Not allowed in Karaoke bar because of white cane   (10.97 MB)

Adam Wright - Not allowed in Karaoke bar because of white cane

Adam Wright speaks about how he was refused entry to a karaoke bar because he was using a white cane. The establishment in question were pursued for a right of reply but were not available.

Download Quit Smoking without Gaining Weight - #Stoptober   (9.40 MB)

Quit Smoking without Gaining Weight - #Stoptober

Nutritionist Jaqui Lavin speaks to Jill Barkley about how Public Health England teamed up with Slimming World to provide great nutritional advice for people who plan to quit smoking without gaining weight.

Download Medical Detection Dogs - Dogs Saving Lives   (19.42 MB)

Medical Detection Dogs - Dogs Saving Lives

Jill Barkley speaks to Claire Guest, CEO of UK Charity Medical Detection Dogs, about how these amazing animals can detect hypoglycemia in diabetics, and sniff out cancer, thus improving and saving the lives of many. www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

Download Emily Davison - Blind Fashion Blogger   (9.29 MB)

Emily Davison - Blind Fashion Blogger

Emily Davison is back with her top notch fashion tips. And today we're talking about the floral trends of the season. You can find Emily at www.fashioneyesta.com

Download Terri and Francesca Balon Interview   (14.02 MB)

Terri and Francesca Balon Interview

Terri and her daughter Francesca may share the same eye condition, but their experiences of sight loss have been very different. While Terri went to a school for partially sighted children, her daughter went to public school. Jill hears their story.

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Chicken Vindaloo Recipe   (6.52 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Chicken Vindaloo Recipe

Spice Queen Veronica Hewins makes a deliciously spicy Chicken Vindaloo Curry.

Download Take a Break Magazine - But I can’t get married now   (9.67 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - But I can’t get married now

Feature writer Kim Gregory joins us from Take a Break to read a story from the brand new issue of the magazine: "But I can’t get married now"

Download Maria Johnson - GirlGoneBlind Blogger - The Kindness of Strangers   (12.30 MB)

Maria Johnson - GirlGoneBlind Blogger - The Kindness of Strangers

Jill and Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson, share some funny stories of when they have encountered the kindness of strangers. From carrying your guide dog to airport awkwardness...a stranger's kind act can make your day, or wish they would just go away!

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Female Hairloss   (10.23 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Female Hairloss

In this week's podcast, Irene takes a look at some of the causes of female hair loss and gives her top tips for avoiding it.

Download The Importance of Flujabs   (5.85 MB)

The Importance of Flujabs

On behalf of Public Health England, Richard Pebety speaks about the importance of flu vaccination for certain categories of people.

Download David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine   (14.83 MB)

David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine

David takes Jill on a tour of the latest news from your favourite soaps.

Download Linda Raskin - Weekly News in Verse   (4.01 MB)

Linda Raskin - Weekly News in Verse

The lovely Linda Raskin rounds up the week's news in a poem. The highlight of every Friday.

Download Linda Raskin - Social Media Trends   (9.74 MB)

Linda Raskin - Social Media Trends

Linda and Jill take a tour of this week's social media trends. Including the comment of the week on @RNIBRadio

Download Alex Taylor Interview   (9.46 MB)

Alex Taylor Interview

Alex Taylor is visually impaired but he's not let his disability get in the way of his retail career. In this interview for the Morning Mix speaks to Jill about his Asda career ascension.

Download Paul Ryb - Multiple Visually Impaired Tennis Champion   (13.70 MB)

Paul Ryb - Multiple Visually Impaired Tennis Champion

Paul Ryb is multiple British Visually Impaired Tennis Champion, former City of London banker, and trustee for a number of sight loss charities - including RNIB and the Macular Society.

Download Emily Davison - Fashionista - Lush Haloween Range   (8.60 MB)

Emily Davison - Fashionista - Lush Haloween Range

Our blind fashion blogger Emily Davison speaks to Jill Barkley about the range of cosmetics that Lush released for this Haloween. You can read Emily's blogs at www.fashioneyesta.com

Download Storme Toolis Interview #endtheawkward   (9.72 MB)

Storme Toolis Interview #endtheawkward

Inbetweeners actor Storme Toolis speaks to Jill Barkley about representations of disability on screen, about her viral Maltesers ad which first aired during the Paralympics, and about her involvement with Scope's #endtheawkward campaign

Download Take a Break Magazine - Thanks for Cheating on Me   (8.27 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - Thanks for Cheating on Me

The new edition of Take a Break is out on shelves, and Hannah Watson joins us live to read one of the stories: Thanks for Cheating on Me

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Butter Chicken Recipe   (6.92 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Butter Chicken Recipe

This week, our spice queen Veronica Hewins cooks Jill Barkley's favourite curry: Butter Chicken.

Download Nicky Greenhill - Blind Para-Dressage Rider Interview   (12.24 MB)

Nicky Greenhill - Blind Para-Dressage Rider Interview

Jill Barkley speaks to blind para-dressage horse rider Nicky Greenhill about her sight condition, her career to date and her road to the #Tokyo2020 Paralympics. #howisee #RNIBConnect

Download Maria Johnson - What to remember when we think life will never get better   (12.13 MB)

Maria Johnson - What to remember when we think life will never get better

Remember those days when it's hard to ask for help, or you feel like a burden because you're blind? Girl Gone Blind Maria Johnson talks to Jill about the things to remember when we think life will never get better. Read Maria's blog: www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist - Rhinitis   (9.53 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist - Rhinitis

Jill Barkley was hit by allergy, but luckily Irene McGarry was on the line to give her some great tips for curing Rhinitis.

Download Linda Raskin - Week's News in Poetry   (3.51 MB)

Linda Raskin - Week's News in Poetry

The wonderful Linda Raskin rounds up this week's poetry in verse, in our weekly #fridayfeeling feature.

Download Linda Raskin - Weekly Social Media Trends   (9.40 MB)

Linda Raskin - Weekly Social Media Trends

From Kim Kardashian's adventures to RNIB's #dotsraiselots. Find out what's been trending this week on Twitter and Facebook with Jill and Linda

Download David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Soap Roundup   (18.91 MB)

David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine - Soap Roundup

Find out who won the Best Soap Award in this week's soapy tour with David Joregnsen. www.insidesoap.co.uk

Download Craig Colahan - NHS Optometrist - Refractive Error   (11.18 MB)

Craig Colahan - NHS Optometrist - Refractive Error

NHS Optometrist and RNIB Scotland Information Officer Craig Colahan speaks to Jill Barkley on the Morning Mix about Refractive Error and the importance of regular eye tests. #howisee

Download Emily Davison - Fashionista - Winter Skincare   (9.23 MB)

Emily Davison - Fashionista - Winter Skincare

Blind fashion expert Emily Davison gives Jill her top tips for skincare during the cold season. You can find Emily at www.fashioneyesta.co.uk

Download Take a Break Magazine - Taken at Six Days Old   (8.77 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - Taken at Six Days Old

Donna Smiley joins us from Take a Break Magazine to read yet another heartbreaking and insightful true story, Taken at Six Days Old. "I'd just given birth when doctors told me something shocking and a nightmare began that left our lives in pieces".

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Music Therapy   (10.56 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complimentary Therapist - Music Therapy

Music has the power to heal. Blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry speaks to Jill Barkley about the health benefits of listening to music.

Download Maria Johnson - Girl Gone Blind Blogger - Looking at What We Can't See   (13.43 MB)

Maria Johnson - Girl Gone Blind Blogger - Looking at What We Can't See

"Girl Gone Blind", Maria Johnson chats with Jill about how she misses being able to "people watch" since losing her sight. You can find all of Maria's posts at www.girlgoneblind.com or you can follow her @girl_gone_blind on Twitter

Download Emily Davison - Fashion Blogger - London Fashion Weekend   (12.34 MB)

Emily Davison - Fashion Blogger - London Fashion Weekend

Our blind fashion blogger Emily Davison from www.fashioneyesta.com speaks about her experience at London's Fashion Weekend and the latest trends out there.

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Chicken Bhuna Recipe   (7.59 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Chicken Bhuna Recipe

Spice Queen Veronica has a fantastic and healthy recipe for a Chicken Bhuna Curry

Download Take a Break Magazine - You Look Like a Different Person   (7.15 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - You Look Like a Different Person

It's time for a brand new story brought to you by Donna Smiley from Take a Break Magazine. The new edition of Take a Break is out now.

Download Complementary Therapy - Irene McGarry - Plantar Warts   (8.11 MB)

Complementary Therapy - Irene McGarry - Plantar Warts

Our blind complementary therapist Irene McGarry gives us her top alternative tips for dealing with Plantar Warts.

Download Maria Johnson - Laughter Is the Best Medicine   (12.70 MB)

Maria Johnson - Laughter Is the Best Medicine

"Girl Gone Blind" Maria Johnson shares some of her funnier experiences that have happened since losing her sight. Have a laugh as she talks with Kris Wallace about using humor to heal.

Download David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine   (14.33 MB)

David Jorgensen - Inside Soap Magazine

David and Kris take a tour of the week's soaps, in our soapiest feature of the week. Catch up with all the Corrie, Emmerdale and Eastenders action

Download Top Social Media Trends   (8.15 MB)

Top Social Media Trends

Every Friday we take a look at the week's top trending stories on Facebook and Twitter. #Brangelina was a big one this week. Kris and Yvonne have more.

Download Mickel Smithen Interview - The Blind Photographer   (9.21 MB)

Mickel Smithen Interview - The Blind Photographer

The Blind Photographer is the first book that explores the work of blind and partially sighted photographers from all over the world. Jill Barkley speaks to Mickel Smithen, one of the artists who feature in the book, available at www.theredstoneshop.com

Download Emily Davison - Fashionista- Rose Gold Makeup   (9.44 MB)

Emily Davison - Fashionista- Rose Gold Makeup

Our fashionista from fashioneyesta.com talks about rose gold makeup, the colour of the autumn.

Download Take a Break Magazine - We’re about to get married   (9.52 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - We’re about to get married

Take a Break Magazine Feature Writer Kim Gregory reads a new insightful and heartbreaking story. What could happen just before "We’re about to get married"?

Download Shaun Mynett - Radio DJ Interview   (10.05 MB)

Shaun Mynett - Radio DJ Interview

Shaun Mynett is suffering from Stargardt's. However, the condition did not get in the way of his career. In this interview he speaks about dealing with sight loss and his Brum Radio show.

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Goan Fish Curry   (6.50 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Goan Fish Curry

Spice Queen Veronica Hewins cooks a lovely fish goan curry. Give it a try!

Download Sarah Caltieri - Singer/ Songwriter Interview   (13.01 MB)

Sarah Caltieri - Singer/ Songwriter Interview

RNIB Connect's Jill Barkley talks to singer/ songwriter Sarah Caltieri in an emotional interview about music, life and sight loss. You can find Sarah at www.sarahcaltieri.com

Download Maria Johnson - Going Out With a White Cane for the First Time   (8.98 MB)

Maria Johnson - Going Out With a White Cane for the First Time

Building up the confidence to get out and about by yourself can take some time. Girl Gone Blind, Maria Johnson and Jill talk about the emotions and challenges of going beyond the blind comfort zone! Find Maria's latest blog at: www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Vegetable Biryani   (6.98 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spices and Cookery - Vegetable Biryani

Our spice queen Veronica gives us the recipe for a delicious Vegetable Biryani.

Download Take a Break Magazine - Gone in the Blink of an Eye   (7.32 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - Gone in the Blink of an Eye

Alex Grainger joins us from Take a Break Magazine and reads another heartbreaking story. One that will hopefully raise awareness about some of the perils that children face in their houses.

Download Sean Downs - See Through Sound Charitable Concert   (18.25 MB)

Sean Downs - See Through Sound Charitable Concert

Jill Barkley catches up with Sean Downs, RNIB's Celebrity Manager to talk about the upcoming See Through Sound Concert. Held Friday, 14 October at the Cadogan Halls, See Through Sound brings together some of the UK's most promising breakthrough acts.

Download Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist - Winter Vomiting Bug   (16.29 MB)

Irene McGarry - Blind Complementary Therapist - Winter Vomiting Bug

Our blind complementary therapist Irene talks about Norovirus, also known as winter vomiting bug. Find out what it is and what you can do to avoid it.

Download Linda Raskin - Top Social Media Trends & Week's News in a Poem   (29.38 MB)

Linda Raskin - Top Social Media Trends & Week's News in a Poem

Our wonderfully funny Linda Raskin rounds up the week's news in poetry, after she and Jill take on the top social media trends of the week. It's always good fun.

Download David Jørgensen - Inside Soap Magazine   (25.51 MB)

David Jørgensen - Inside Soap Magazine

Our soap expert David Jorgensen is taking Jill Barkley on a tour of what's been happenning in the soaps this week.

Download Maria Johnson - 7 Things You Should Never Assume About A Blind Person At Social Gatherings   (16.89 MB)

Maria Johnson - 7 Things You Should Never Assume About A Blind Person At Social Gatherings

Maria Johnson, our fitness instructor is also a succesful blogger. She talks to Jill about how her "Girl Gone Blind" blog got started and her latest post "7 Things You Should Never Assume About a Blind Person at Social Gatherings". www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Craig Colahan - NHS Optometrist - Diabetic Retinopathy   (15.59 MB)

Craig Colahan - NHS Optometrist - Diabetic Retinopathy

Craig Colahan, our NHS expert speaks to Jill Barkley about Diabetic Retinopathy, a condition that may lead to blindness yet can be avoided through routine retinal scans.

Download DJ Laura Jones Interview   (19.76 MB)

DJ Laura Jones Interview

Jill Barkley interviews world touring DJ Laura Jones about her latest projects, and the impact of Stargardt macular dystrophy upon a busy lifestyle.

Download Teri Stephenson - Vision Hotels Interview   (7.86 MB)

Teri Stephenson - Vision Hotels Interview

Jill Barkley speaks to Teri Stephenson from Action for Blind People about the closure of their Vision Hotels

Download Emily Davison - Fashioneyesta - Strobing   (11.46 MB)

Emily Davison - Fashioneyesta - Strobing

Our fashion expert Emily Davison from fashioneyesta.com joins us on the programme with some excellent strobing tips.

Download Take a Break Magazine - Stuff Cancer, Let's Party   (8.92 MB)

Take a Break Magazine - Stuff Cancer, Let's Party

Hannah Watson from Take a Break Magazine joins Jill Barkley on air with another inspiring story.

Download Irene McGary - Blind Complementary Therapist - Digestive Enzymes   (9.28 MB)

Irene McGary - Blind Complementary Therapist - Digestive Enzymes

Our blind complementary therapist Irene gives a few easy tips for aiding with digestion.

Download Maria Johnson - Focus on Fitness - Healthy Hydration   (15.43 MB)

Maria Johnson - Focus on Fitness - Healthy Hydration

Maria Johnson, our partially sighted fitness instructor, talks about the benefits of drinking water and staying hydrated. She gives you some ideas on ways to get more water into your days! www.girlgoneblind.com

Download Linda Raskin - News in Verse and Top Social Media Trends   (14.25 MB)

Linda Raskin - News in Verse and Top Social Media Trends

What better way to end the week than with Jill Barkley and Linda Raskin going through some of the top trends on social media this week. And if this was not enough, Linda finises the show with a roundup of the week's news in one beautiful and witty poem

Download David Jørgensen - Soap Roundup - Inside Soap Magazine   (20.75 MB)

David Jørgensen - Soap Roundup - Inside Soap Magazine

It's that time of the week! David Jørgensen and Jill Barkley have some fun rounding up this week's soaps.

Download   Diane Woodford - Author Interview   (22.86 MB)

Diane Woodford - Author Interview

JIll Barkley taks to Diane Woodford about her new book Living with Sight Loss: A Type 1 Diabetic’s Life Story. Diane is RNIB’s volunteer campaign co-ordinator for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Download Maria Johnson - Focus on Fitness - Bum Buster   (14.80 MB)

Maria Johnson - Focus on Fitness - Bum Buster

Maria Johnson, our partially sighted fitness instructor, gives you 4 floor exercises that target your behind. Your backside will feel the burn as you target, tighten, and tone those backside muscles!

Download Emily Davison - Decluterring Your Wardrobe - Fashioneyesta.com   (15.48 MB)

Emily Davison - Decluterring Your Wardrobe - Fashioneyesta.com

Jill Barkley needs a hand decluterring her wardrobe. Luckyle, our gorgeous fashionista from fashioneyesta.com has some top tips.

Download Take a Break Magazine with Donna Smiley   (10.88 MB)

Take a Break Magazine with Donna Smiley

Dirty Derek's Wife Swap is the name of our first story from the new issue of Take a Break Magazine, with feature editor Donna Smiley

Download Veronica Hewins - Spice and Cookery - Pork Vindaloo Recipe   (10.85 MB)

Veronica Hewins - Spice and Cookery - Pork Vindaloo Recipe

Our spice queen Veronica Hewins cooks up a storm in the kitchen with a mouth watering Pork Vindaloo recipe. On the Morning Mix with Jill Barkley

Download Weekly News Round Up in Verse   (12.43 MB)

Weekly News Round Up in Verse

Linda's excellent poetry sums up the week's news, and we take a look at the top trending stories on Twitter and Facebook.

Download David Jørgensen - Inside Soap Magazine   (14.65 MB)

David Jørgensen - Inside Soap Magazine

Jill and David round up the week's soaps in our short and fun Friday feature.

Download Emily Davison - Beauty and Fashion - Eyelash Beauty Hacks   (9.35 MB)

Emily Davison - Beauty and Fashion - Eyelash Beauty Hacks

Our beautiful fashionista from fashioneyesta.com gives us her top Eyelash Hacks for this summer.

Download Focus on Fitness with Maria Johnson - Rest and Rehabilitation   (10.74 MB)

Focus on Fitness with Maria Johnson - Rest and Rehabilitation

Maria Johnson, our partially sighted fitness instructor, talks about the importance of rest and rehabilitation after injury or surgery. www.girlgoneblind.com

Download The Movie Review   (13.50 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews the BFG, and Star Trek Beyond.

Download Blind Dave's Airport woes   (20.00 MB)

Blind Dave's Airport woes

Dave Heeley has been on a family holiday. So what is it like to use airports as a blind traveler?

Download The Movie Review   (15.08 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews animated sequel Finding Dory, and action thriller Jason Bourne.

Download A Little Insight - Edinburgh Festival   (5.79 MB)

A Little Insight - Edinburgh Festival

Visually impaired audio blogger Sam Little has been living and working in Edinburgh for the festival. It’s an incredibly busy time in the city. So how has she been coping with the crowds and comedy chaos?

Download How I See - Steven Scott   (6.51 MB)

How I See - Steven Scott

Partially sighted RNIB Connect Radio presenter Steven Scott tells Iain Wilson what it's like living with four eye conditions.

Download The Movie Review   (14.28 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry talks to Simon Pauley about buddy comedy Central Intelligence, plus Elvis & Nixon.

Download Ask the Pharmacist   (14.44 MB)

Ask the Pharmacist

Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick discusses the latest health headlines, with news about depression, and whether hot drinks can cause cancer.

Download Bizarre News   (10.88 MB)

Bizarre News

The latest bizarre news stories from around the world from blind journalist Paul Bryce.

Download Can getting online help you know your local community better?   (7.02 MB)

Can getting online help you know your local community better?

Some new research suggests getting online matters when it comes to knowing what’s going on where you live, and finding people with the same interests. Stephen Carroll learns more.

Download How do you download free RNIB Talking Books?   (6.53 MB)

How do you download free RNIB Talking Books?

RNIB technology expert Madleen Mann tells Simon Pauley how to use the Overdrive app to download free Talking Books.

Download Could you pay the bills if you became ill or disabled?   (8.66 MB)

Could you pay the bills if you became ill or disabled?

Many people would struggle with finances if they became ill or disabled. Simon Pauley talks to Jason Jaspal from Disabilty Rights UK and Peter Le Beau from Seven Families to learn more.

Download Bizarre News   (8.48 MB)

Bizarre News

Paul Bryce with odd stories from around the world.

Download Blind Guide Dog owner Nathan talks about being turned away from a restaurant because of his Guide Dog   (11.97 MB)

Blind Guide Dog owner Nathan talks about being turned away from a restaurant because of his Guide Dog

Nathan Edge, his girlfriend, and his Guide Dog Hudson experienced a refusal of service when they tried to dine in a Chinese restaurant. Stephen Carroll spoke to Nathan to hear what happened.

Download Blind architect Chris Downey   (21.62 MB)

Blind architect Chris Downey

Chris Downey talks to Simon Pauley about losing his sight, what that meant for his life and family, and what good design means to him now.

Download The Movie Review   (14.59 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews Mother's Day, and the Melissa McCarthy comedy The Boss.

Download Dr Pixie McKenna on Hay Fever and your eyes   (4.13 MB)

Dr Pixie McKenna on Hay Fever and your eyes

Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr Pixie McKenna talks to Stephen Carroll about Hay Fever and how it can irritate the eyes.

Download Blind Dave in San Francisco   (11.02 MB)

Blind Dave in San Francisco

Dave Heeley's all set for his Escape from Alcatraz triathlon challenge.

Download Learn about Glaucoma   (6.34 MB)

Learn about Glaucoma

Russell Young, CEO of the International Glaucoma Association, talks to Stephen Carroll about the eye condition known as "The silent thief of sight".

Download Deciding on the right telephone for you   (9.27 MB)

Deciding on the right telephone for you

RNIB gadget expert Mark tells Simon Pauley about some simple phone options available from the charity.

Download Can pets help a child's personal development?   (6.34 MB)

Can pets help a child's personal development?

Animals are used in lots of positive ways these days when it comes to therapy for adults and older people, but can a household pet improve the way a child deals with the stresses of their life? Stephen Carroll asks child psychologist Dr Angharad Rudkin.

Download Bizarre News   (10.06 MB)

Bizarre News

Blind journalist Paul Bryce bamboozles Simon Pauley with weird news stories from around the world.

Download Katie Piper on inner-strength and coping with visual impairment   (7.63 MB)

Katie Piper on inner-strength and coping with visual impairment

TV presenter Katie Piper talks to Simon Pauley about inner strength and inspiring women, something she knows a lot about. Katie's face was scarred and her eyesight damaged when acid was thrown in her face in 2008.

Download The Movie Review   (14.26 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, plus controversial disability drama Me Before You.

Download Blind Dave's been hoovering AND training for his next challenge   (11.94 MB)

Blind Dave's been hoovering AND training for his next challenge

Dave Heeley tells Simon Pauley why he's been doing some housework, and discusses training for his Escape from Alcatraz challenge.

Download Ask the Pharmacist   (12.49 MB)

Ask the Pharmacist

Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick discusses whether fat is ok to eat, superbugs, and strokes.

Download The Movie Review   (16.03 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse.

Download What you need to know about Brain Tumours   (8.85 MB)

What you need to know about Brain Tumours

Brain tumours can cause blindness, behaviour changes, and can be fatal. Stephen Carroll spoke to The Brain Tumour Charity to learn how to spot the signs of a tumour, and to find out what support is available.

Download A Little Insight - 26th May 2016   (4.62 MB)

A Little Insight - 26th May 2016

Sam Little has spent a lot of time wondering if a Guide Dog would be right for her hectic lifestyle. She works across the country, she’s a keen runner, and she likes to socialise with friends. So, Sam decided to learn more about what would be involved.

Download What computer is right for you?   (6.76 MB)

What computer is right for you?

RNIB technology expert Mohammed Atif tells Simon Pauley about the options available when it comes to picking a computer if you're blind or partially sighted.

Download The blind woman taking on Uber's discriminating drivers   (10.51 MB)

The blind woman taking on Uber's discriminating drivers

Jade Sharp is a blind Guide Dog user who has been refused service by Uber drivers because of her dog Brodie. She decided to make a stand against the discrimination she experienced and went to court. Stephen Carroll spoke to Jade.

Download The Movie Review   (12.38 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry talks to Simon Pauley about Bad Neighbours 2, and the Angry Birds movie.

Download A Little Insight - 19th May 2016   (4.64 MB)

A Little Insight - 19th May 2016

Sam joins a running club in Glasgow. How did she get on?

Download What you need to know about Strokes and how to avoid one   (8.07 MB)

What you need to know about Strokes and how to avoid one

A Stroke can be fatal, and those who survive are often left disabled, with mobility and vision problems. Simon Pauley spoke to Dr Hilary Jones, and Jim Swindells from the Stroke Association to learn how to avoid the devastation that Stroke causes.

Download Bizarre News   (7.97 MB)

Bizarre News

Blind journalist Paul Bryce tells Simon Pauley about weird news stories from around the world.

Download The Movie Review   (14.16 MB)

The Movie Review

Jay Forry reviews Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and Money Monster starring George Clooney.

Download DIY with Blind Dave   (11.62 MB)

DIY with Blind Dave

Dave Heeley's been getting to grips with some DIY in his house. How does he manage it without sight?

Download A Little Insight - 12th May 2016   (5.10 MB)

A Little Insight - 12th May 2016

Sam talks about the trials of organising a Hen weekend.

Download Ask the Pharmacist   (12.94 MB)

Ask the Pharmacist

Can Bananas help eye health, and does Omega 3 and Vitamin D enhance the effects of antidepressants? Pharmacist Elizabeth has the answers.

Download Using the BrailleNote Touch   (6.10 MB)

Using the BrailleNote Touch

RNIB technology expert Paul Porter talks to Simon Pauley about Humanware's BrailleNote Touch.

Download What you need to know about Skin Cancer   (7.25 MB)

What you need to know about Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer is on the increase in the UK. Simon Pauley learns how to avoid it, and the warning signs to look and feel for.

Download Bizarre News   (7.59 MB)

Bizarre News

Paul Bryce rounds up weird news stories from around the world.

Download The Movie Review   (15.05 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry joins Simon Pauley to review Captain America: Civil War, and the thriller Green Room.

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Emma Hillyard

Many sight conditions change over time, and this is something that happened to 24 year old Emma Hillyard who had spent her life working towards dancing and performing. Emma now works as a Pilates instructor in London.

Download Hay fever - How to cope   (7.22 MB)

Hay fever - How to cope

Stephen Carroll talks to Dr Peter Burt, an Aerobiologist at the University of Greenwich, and Boots Pharmacist Tom Kallis to learn about Hay fever and how to protect against pollens.

Download A Little Insight - 5th May 2016   (1.04 MB)

A Little Insight - 5th May 2016

Sam Little recently spent some time working in London. The bright lights and big city appealed less to her this time, than when she previously lived there.

Download Ask the Pharmacist   (17.02 MB)

Ask the Pharmacist

Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick talks about the latest health headlines, including the Zika virus, Dementia, and whether butter is bad for you.

Download Allergies and bad attitudes   (6.91 MB)

Allergies and bad attitudes

Having an allergy is bad enough, but it turns out sufferers face negative attitudes from others. Stephen Carroll speaks to Allergy UK to learn more.

Download Come Dine With Me   (5.02 MB)

Come Dine With Me

Channel 4 show Come Dine With Me is looking for contestants with a disability. Find out how to get involved.

Download Bizarre News   (9.95 MB)

Bizarre News

Blind journalist Paul Bryce rounds up the latest strange stories from around the world.

Download A Little Insight - 28th April 2016   (3.87 MB)

A Little Insight - 28th April 2016

Sam is London. How do Londoners react to a girl with a cane?

Download The Movie Review   (13.52 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry talks to Stephen Carroll about western Jane Got a Gun, and thought provoking drama Demolition.

Download Why you should change your dirty bedroom habits   (6.94 MB)

Why you should change your dirty bedroom habits

What you do in the bedroom could be harming your health. Cleaning expert Aggie MacKenzie and Dr Rob Hicks tell Stephen Carroll why cleaning in the right way will reduce the risk from dust mites.

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The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews Barber Shop The Next Cut, and The Huntsman: Winter's War.

Download Blind Dave Heeley's marathon tips   (11.40 MB)

Blind Dave Heeley's marathon tips

Dave Heeley has ran more marathons than he can remember, blind as well, that's why Simon asked him for tips for those taking on the London marathon.

Download A Little Insight - 21st April 2016   (4.21 MB)

A Little Insight - 21st April 2016

Sam Little is back in London. How has it changed since she last lived there?

Download Samsung's accessible TV   (5.15 MB)

Samsung's accessible TV

RNIB technology expert Paul Porter talks to Simon Pauley about Samsung's accessible TV.

Download The Movie Review   (16.26 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry gives Simon his thoughts on action thriller Criminal starring Kevin Costner, and the latest version of the classic The Jungle Book.

Download Blind Dave's been swimming   (12.90 MB)

Blind Dave's been swimming

Dave Heeley needs to learn to swim really well if he's to complete his next charity challenge, escaping from the island prison of Alcatraz.

Download A Little Insight 14th April 2016   (3.70 MB)

A Little Insight 14th April 2016

Our visually impaired blogger Sam Little loves running and has found it really helps her cope with her condition, Usher’s Syndrome. But every now and then, her confidence takes a knock…literally.

Download Why are elderly people in the UK so lonely?   (6.50 MB)

Why are elderly people in the UK so lonely?

We now know that loneliness can be incredibly damaging for a person’s health and is being taken a lot more seriously by the medical profession. So how are our elderly doing when it comes to that all important face-to-face interaction?

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Ask the Pharmacist

Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick discusses the benefits of Vitamin D, food labeling, and whether fresh fruit can act like statins.

Download What kind of magnifier is right for you?   (7.70 MB)

What kind of magnifier is right for you?

Simon Pauley talks to RNIB technology expert Mark Evans to learn about magnifiers for people who have some useful sight.

Download Designer Hannah Scoones talks about Band-Its   (5.26 MB)

Designer Hannah Scoones talks about Band-Its

Product designer Hannah Scoones has created a tactile solution that could really help visually impaired people around the home. Stephen Carroll has been learning about Band-Its.

Download John Power on the Musicians Against Homelessness campaign   (6.52 MB)

John Power on the Musicians Against Homelessness campaign

John Power from the band Cast talked to Stephen Carroll about the Musicians Against Homelessness campaign.

Download Bizarre News   (8.04 MB)

Bizarre News

Blind journalist Paul Bryce with a roundup of the weirdest news stories from around the world.

Download The Movie Review   (15.11 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry tells Simon what he thinks about science fiction movie Midnight Special, and highlights some potential Summer Blockbusters.

Download A Little Insight - 7th April 2016   (4.19 MB)

A Little Insight - 7th April 2016

Visually impaired audio blogger Sam Little recently got some bad news about a friend’s dog she knew and loved spending time with. But it has got her thinking about whether a Guide Dog would be right for her.

Download All dogs must be microchipped, but why?   (6.61 MB)

All dogs must be microchipped, but why?

From the 6th April 2016, dog owners in the UK face fines if their dogs aren't microchipped. Simon Pauley spoke to Bill Lambert from the Kennel Club to get all the details.

Download Are the over 60s having more fun?   (5.54 MB)

Are the over 60s having more fun?

They say age is just a number, and for many people over 60 that seems to be true. Stephen Carroll has been finding out why, with a little help from Arlene Phillips.

Download What you need to know about Bowel Cancer   (7.87 MB)

What you need to know about Bowel Cancer

Simon Pauley talks to Dr Sarah-Anne Martin about the importance of catching bowel cancer early by being aware of the symptoms, and also talks to Amy Noss from the charity Bowel and Cancer Research about their “Don’t Just Grin and Bear It” campaign.

Download The Movie Review   (16.52 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews Eddie the Eagle, and the comedy sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

Download Blind Dave's learning to swim   (10.31 MB)

Blind Dave's learning to swim

Dave Heeley has a massive charity challenge coming up, one that involves swimming from the legendary prison Alcatraz.

Download Ask the Pharmacist   (11.12 MB)

Ask the Pharmacist

This week Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick talks about diet and diabetes, paracetamol, and whether memories wiped by Alzheimer's could be revived.

Download Talking to EJ Scott   (20.69 MB)

Talking to EJ Scott

EJ Scott is a blind marathon runner and podcaster. He raises awareness of his eye condition Choroideremia by running and talking about his experiences. He's also the partner of Daredevil star Deborah Ann Woll. EJ told Stephen Carroll his story.

Download The Voice Dream Reader app   (6.68 MB)

The Voice Dream Reader app

Simon Pauley learns about an app that helps you "read with your ears".

Download Ken Reid's cycle challenge   (8.12 MB)

Ken Reid's cycle challenge

Ken Reid is a blind campaigner, and he's preparing to cycle to the UK's four capital cities this summer.

Download Daredevil is back   (15.65 MB)

Daredevil is back

The new series of the hit Netflix show Daredevil is available to watch on the streaming service. Learn about the blind superhero and why the show matters.

Download Extant: The Chairs and creative writing   (4.97 MB)

Extant: The Chairs and creative writing

A performing arts company will be putting on some creative writing workshops to coincide with performances of the play The Chairs, and if you're blind or partially sighted, you’re more than welcome to get involved.

Download Singer Kat Deal   (11.08 MB)

Singer Kat Deal

Kat Deal is an up-and-coming name in the music industry. She's also visually impaired. Stephen Carroll caught up with Kat to learn more about this rising star.

Download Guide Dog owner? Your dog is at risk from ticks   (6.30 MB)

Guide Dog owner? Your dog is at risk from ticks

There's been some worrying news for UK dog owners about Ticks. Stephen Carroll has been learning what you need to know from TV wildlife expert Chris Packham, and dog owner Hollie Wilson, whose pet dog Olive narrowly survived an encounter with a tick.

Download A Little Insight - 17th March   (3.31 MB)

A Little Insight - 17th March

Visually impaired blogger Sam Little loves running and the freedom it gives her. And she recently found inspiration from some other runners who have decided to give something back.

Download The Movie Review   (14.72 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry talks about the latest cinema releases, including the psychological thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Allegiant.

Download The UK's only blind professional storyteller   (12.49 MB)

The UK's only blind professional storyteller

Giles Abbott is a blind professional storyteller from London. Alice Glossop met up Giles to learn more about what he does.

Download What you need to know about getting a mortgage   (6.10 MB)

What you need to know about getting a mortgage

We often hear that more people are renting these days and many struggle to get on the property ladder, so just how difficult is it to get a mortgage? Stephen Carroll speaks to Mat Sanders, mortgage expert from Go Compare.

Download Blind Dave's West Brom Presentation   (13.16 MB)

Blind Dave's West Brom Presentation

West Brom fan Dave recently enjoyed a presentation on the pitch at the Hawthorns, on the day his team defeated Manchester United.

Download A Little Insight - 10th March 2016   (3.07 MB)

A Little Insight - 10th March 2016

Visually impaired blogger Sam Little is set to test her running ability again, and has also been thinking about how new employers might deal with her disability.

Download The Movie Review   (15.83 MB)

The Movie Review

Simon Pauley is joined by blind film critic Jay Forry to discuss the animation Kung Fu Panda 3, and the parody 50 Shades of Black.

Download Marie Naffah - Blindfold   (16.33 MB)

Marie Naffah - Blindfold

Singer songwriter Marie Naffah got in touch with Insight Radio to try and recruit a group of visually impaired musicians to help record her very personal song 'Blindfold'. Stephen Carroll finds out what happened next.

Download What you need to know about Glaucoma   (6.86 MB)

What you need to know about Glaucoma

Simon Pauley learns about the eye condition Glaucoma by talking to Dr Rosemary Leonard, and Optometrist Dr Rob Hogan.

Download Using the Netflix app   (6.05 MB)

Using the Netflix app

Blind gadget expert Paul Porter talks to Simon Pauley about the accessibility of the Netflix app and Audio Description on the service.

Download Ask the Pharmacist   (11.09 MB)

Ask the Pharmacist

Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick looks at the latest health headlines.

Download A Little Insight 3rd March 2016   (3.64 MB)

A Little Insight 3rd March 2016

Sam enjoys a VIP day at Aberdeen's ground Pittodrie.

Download The Movie Review   (15.53 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews Zootropolis and London has Fallen,

Download RNIB Employers Guide   (7.23 MB)

RNIB Employers Guide

Ross Hedley from RNIB tells Stephen Carroll why the charity has compiled a guide for employers, to encourage them to hire blind and partially sighted employees.

Download Living with a skin condition   (8.13 MB)

Living with a skin condition

Do people with a skin condition face prejudice? The charity Allergy UK have carried out some research in this area, and Stephen Carroll discovered what their findings were.

Download Why do we put up with pain?   (7.18 MB)

Why do we put up with pain?

Apparently many of us put up with pain on a daily basis that makes life a lot more difficult. Stephen Carroll learns more from The One Show’s Dr Sarah Jarvis.

Download The Movie Review   (13.47 MB)

The Movie Review

Stephen Carroll finds out what blind movie critic Jay Forry thinks about new releases Triple 9, and Hail Caesar!

Download A Little Insight - 25th February 2016   (3.00 MB)

A Little Insight - 25th February 2016

Sam Little has a blue badge that lets her use disabled parking spaces, but she had an experience recently that made her realise some drivers abuse what she and others are entitled to.

Download Elizabeth the Pharmacist   (12.55 MB)

Elizabeth the Pharmacist

Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick talks about statins and sight loss, brain shrinkage, and why fast food is bad for you.

Download A Little Insight - 18th February 2016   (4.36 MB)

A Little Insight - 18th February 2016

Visually impaired audio blogger Sam Little recently had a romantic weekend with her husband. But that made here think about how other people view her relationship with Mike who is sighted, and who helps her out in certain situations.

Download Blind Pianist Rachel Starrit   (7.59 MB)

Blind Pianist Rachel Starrit

Blind Pianist Rachel Starrit talks about her passion for music.

Download The Movie Review   (13.98 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews The Finest Hours, and How to be Single.

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The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews Deadpool, and comedy sequel Zoolander 2.

Download A tiny telescopic implant for AMD sufferers   (10.49 MB)

A tiny telescopic implant for AMD sufferers

AMD or Aged Related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of sight loss. Ophthalmic Surgeon Mr Ahmed El-Amir tells Stephen Carroll about the condition and one treatment that uses a tiny implanted telescope.

Download How music influences your mind and mood   (5.58 MB)

How music influences your mind and mood

How much of an influence does music have over us? Can it really make that much of a difference to our lives and relationships? Apparently it can. Stephen Carroll learns how from music and psychology expert Dr Daniel Mullensiefen.

Download Joanna Penn's Bucket List   (11.92 MB)

Joanna Penn's Bucket List

Joanna Penn is losing her sight, so she’s put together a Bucket List of things she wants to see before that time comes. Stephen Carroll finds out what’s on her list.

Download Tinnitus - What you need to know   (8.41 MB)

Tinnitus - What you need to know

Tinnitus causes sufferers to "hear" sound from within their own body, usually sounding like a whooshing or ringing in the ears. Stephen Carroll, who has the condition, spoke to Principal Scientific Audiologist Mark Williams to learn more about it.

Download Is your smartphone ruining your relationship?   (8.22 MB)

Is your smartphone ruining your relationship?

Are smartphones actually stopping us from face to face communication? Especially when it comes to relationships? Stephen Carroll asks those questions to Body Language expert Judi James.

Download The Movie Review   (12.23 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry tells Stephen Carroll what he thinks of Chilean miner drama The 33, and Concussion starring Will Smith.

Download A Little Insight - 4th February 2016   (6.01 MB)

A Little Insight - 4th February 2016

Sam loves to run, but not when she hits random objects in the street.

Download The Movie Review   (12.63 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry talks to Stephen Carroll about the comedy Ride Along 2, and the harrowing drama Spotlight.

Download Blind schoolgirl asked not to use her cane   (22.94 MB)

Blind schoolgirl asked not to use her cane

Stephen Carroll talks to Kristy Hooper, mum of 7-year-old blind schoolgirl Lily-Grace, who was asked to stop using her cane at her primary school. Kristy talks about the impact of the situation on her daughter's education.

Download Your options with Braille and technology   (8.81 MB)

Your options with Braille and technology

RNIB technology expert Paul Porter tells Stephen Carroll about the ways Braille and technology can work with each other.

Download The Movie Review   (13.71 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews two Oscar nominated films this week; The Revenant, and The Big Short.

Download Author Interview - Limmy   (10.05 MB)

Author Interview - Limmy

Comedian Brian 'Limmy' Limond talks to Robert Kirkwood about writing and recording his first book, Daft Wee Stories.

Download Orbis and the Flying Eye Hospital   (12.49 MB)

Orbis and the Flying Eye Hospital

Stephen Carroll discovers how Orbis use a jumbo jet to tackle avoidable sight loss across the world.

Download Why is Braille important?   (5.06 MB)

Why is Braille important?

Blind Braille users tell Stephen Carroll why Braille matters to them.

Download Clover the This Morning Guide Dog Puppy   (11.23 MB)

Clover the This Morning Guide Dog Puppy

Simon Pauley meets Clover the This Morning Guide Dog Puppy, as well as puppy walker Emma and Guide Dogs.

Download Attitudes to Autism   (10.37 MB)

Attitudes to Autism

Actress Jane Asher talks to Simon Pauley about her role in supporting organisations that help those with Autism.

Download Dardevil on Netflix   (5.16 MB)

Dardevil on Netflix

Blind superhero Daredevil hits the online streaming platform Netflix.

Download Blind Dave and his Guide Dog refused entry to restaurant   (7.79 MB)

Blind Dave and his Guide Dog refused entry to restaurant

Insight Radio regular Blind Dave Heeley was refused entry to a restaurant because of his Guide Dog. He shares his experience with Simon Pauley.

Download Drivers put lives at risk by avoiding eye tests   (8.81 MB)

Drivers put lives at risk by avoiding eye tests

Dr Sarah Jarvis and Optometrist Dr Rob Hogan talk to Simon Pauley about research that shows drivers avoid eye tests, and why that puts lives at risk.

Download Eddie the Eagle Edwards   (5.99 MB)

Eddie the Eagle Edwards

Eddie the Eagle Edwards talks to Stephen Carroll about the film based on his life, and why he no longer needs his trademark glasses.

Download Premier League teams letting down disabled fans   (7.69 MB)

Premier League teams letting down disabled fans

Stephen Carroll learns about a report that suggests football teams in the Premier League don't do enough to accomodate disabled supporters.

Download Honoria Branabich   (10.14 MB)

Honoria Branabich

Honoria Branabich talks to Simon Pauley about sight loss and writing a book.

Download Volunteering after retirement   (7.98 MB)

Volunteering after retirement

Gillian, a 90-year-old volunteer reader for RNIB, tells Simon Pauley about the pleasure she gets from giving her time to the charity.

Download The White Noise Show - A podcast for people with Albinism   (9.85 MB)

The White Noise Show - A podcast for people with Albinism

The White Noise Show is a podcast set up by two friends who have albinism, for people with albinism. Kristina Venning is one of the presenters, and spoke to Stephen Carroll.

Download The support that Blind Veterans UK   (7.37 MB)

The support that Blind Veterans UK

Major General Nick Caplin and Colin Williamson talks to Stephen Carroll about the 100 year history of Blind Veterans UK, and the support the charity offers.

Download The Movie Review   (12.89 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry reviews The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, and Black Mass.

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The Movie Review

Blind movie critic Jay Forry reviews Jurassic World.

Download 2015 on Twitter   (9.13 MB)

2015 on Twitter

Stephen Carroll speaks to Lewis Wiltshire, Head of Media for twitter, to discover how users of the social network reacted to events in 2015

Download Tommy Edison - Blind YouTuber   (13.33 MB)

Tommy Edison - Blind YouTuber

Tommy Edison is a YouTube sensation, with his videos being viewed millions of times. So how has a blind person conquered the most visual of social networks? Stephen Carroll finds out.

Download Musician Richard Dawson   (10.67 MB)

Musician Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson tells Stephen Carroll about the condition that makes him see the world differently, and how it influences his music.

Download Bono's commitment to tackle avoidable sight loss   (15.24 MB)

Bono's commitment to tackle avoidable sight loss

U2 front man Bono has teamed up with Revo eyewear and the Brien Holden Vision Institue to tackle avoidable sight loss. Stephen Carroll spoke to Professor Kovin Naidoo to discover how the singer's influence will help the Institute's valuable work.

Download How accessible is the Apple Watch for blind users?   (5.74 MB)

How accessible is the Apple Watch for blind users?

RNIB technology expert Paul Porter reviews the accessibility features of the Apple Watch and shares his findings with Simon Pauley.

Download Tips for playing music on your smartphone   (3.31 MB)

Tips for playing music on your smartphone

RNIB technology expert Paul Porter tells Simon Pauley about the accessible ways for blind and partially sighted people to play music on smartphones.

Download What technology do you need for RNIB's free Talking Books service?   (5.62 MB)

What technology do you need for RNIB's free Talking Books service?

RNIB technology expert Ibrahim Gucukoglu tells Simon Pauley how to use the charity's free Talking Books service.

Download Audio Description on Netflix   (4.83 MB)

Audio Description on Netflix

Accessible technology expert Paul Porter talks to Simon Pauley about the Audio Description options on Netflix.

Download The Movie Review   (13.49 MB)

The Movie Review

Blind film critic Jay Forry tells Stephen Carroll what he thinks about Mad Max: Fury Road, and musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2.

Download Mobile phone options if you're partially sighted   (4.92 MB)

Mobile phone options if you're partially sighted

Simon Pauley learns about mobile phone options for people with low vision.

Download It's never too late to volunteer   (7.98 MB)

It's never too late to volunteer

90-year-old RNIB volunteer reader Gillian tells Simon Pauley about the joys of volunteering after retirement.

Download Accessible technology in 2015   (9.15 MB)

Accessible technology in 2015

RNIB technology expert Paul Porter tells Simon Pauley about the accessible advances we'll remember from 2015

Download Why is Braille important?   (5.06 MB)

Why is Braille important?

Braille users explain why the system of raised dots is important to them.

Download The hackable gadgets in your home   (8.19 MB)

The hackable gadgets in your home

Stephen Carroll talks to security expert Raj Samani from Intel to discover the gadgets in our homes that hackers might be targeting.

Download Russia's radio station for blind listeners   (11.80 MB)

Russia's radio station for blind listeners

Stephen Carroll learns about Moscow based Radio Vos, a station aimed at blind and partially sighted Russian speakers.

Download The Smart Glasses that could help blind people see again   (13.55 MB)

The Smart Glasses that could help blind people see again

Dr Stephen Hicks tells Simon Pauley about the smart glasses he's designing that could help blind people see again.

Download The Movie Review - Best of 2015   (15.74 MB)

The Movie Review - Best of 2015

Blind movie critic Jay Forry tells Simon Pauley about his favourite films from 2015, and reviews Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.

Download Food to keep your eyes healthy   (5.29 MB)

Food to keep your eyes healthy

Simon Pauley speaks to nutritionist Helen Bond to discover the foods needed for good eye health.

Download What Is The Morning Mix?   (283.33 kB)

What Is The Morning Mix?

Find out more about Insight Radio's mid-morning show with host Simon Pauley.

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