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THE GRUMPY GITS
NOBODY EVER TAKES DISABILITY SERIOUSLY… WHY SHOULD WE!
The worlds most popular independent disability show. Brought to you by your four favourite Grumpy Gits’; Adam Pearson, Simon Sansome, Chris Leasmith, and Duncan Casburn.
Tune-in as we put the world to rights on a show by show basis. On each show we give you our take on topical issues affecting disability, have an occasional political moan and sometimes bring you breaking news about explosions in ‘Petits Filous’ factories. Often we bring guests onto the show to be interviewed and we are proud to have hosted Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Greg Butler (Fallen State) and Paralympic Medallists Liz Wright and Aaron Phipps.
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Your Grumpy Hosts
Chris is a proud father of two fantastic children, one being autistic. A self professed avid gamer – who endeavours to keep the real value of how much he spends on this pastime a secret from his wife (editors note: Chris – divorce is much more expensive). Chris gets a kick out of starting fights between the other three Grumpy Gits and strives to ‘put the cat amongst the pigeons’ in each show. Not only is he grumpy but is miserable at the best of times – once called by Adam Pearson ‘A right mard’y bastard‘.
Simon – Executive & award-winning film producer co-owns a film and television production company called Branded Studios. Simon is a qualified journalist & founder of Ability Access the world’s most read disability page. Simon is disabled and has spinal damage – a condition called ‘cauda equina syndrome’. He is the 51st most influential disabled person in the UK pipped to the top 50 by Adam Pearson. Sue Gray is investigating the ranking process, we’ll wait for the report to be published and promptly ignore it.
The anchorman and binding gel to the other three hosts (whether they agree or not)… Some of you may recognise Adam Pearson as the ‘Commando from Nandos‘… editors note… we mean from the television films, drama and documentaries (he’s got one of those faces). The Presenter, Actor, Campaigner and slightly above average Podcast Host who can regularly be found at one of his many nerdy hangout spots in sunny sunny Croydon, South London.
Duncan is an Australian, so you’ll have to read this bio slowly so he can keep up. Loving father to an autistic daughter & husband to a neurodivergent wife – Duncan has become an advocate for the SEND community through his Caring Role and his YouTube channel: PDA Dad UK. Duncan is also an Ambassador for The PDA Society, DIAS, Devon Carers and The Parent Carer Forum. Duncan is also a passionate musician – his neighbours state: “He’s loud, not talented”.
The FREE event of the year (2023) to celebrate all abilities, promote inclusion and offer advice on services for disability!