Sport and the Feels

Paralympic Feels: Tanni Grey-Thompson

Episode Summary

Baroness Grey-Thompson on the inclusivity challenge, hoodies in The House and taking on "The Rock".

Episode Notes

A heavyweight  alliance of some of the UK's most familiar sporting voices arrives at Series Two; Paralympic Feels.  John Inverdale, Lee McKenzie, Sonja McLaughlan, Jonathan Overend and Andy Stevenson - all presenters at Paralympic Games for either TV and Radio - are your hosts for a series of incredible stories, running through 'what-would-have-been' the 2020 Paralympics.  The team reflect on remarkable achievements they've witnessed, from the track and the pool to the blind football pitch.  This is elite sport we're talking about, after all.   Guesting on Episode One is probably the UK's most recognisable Paralympian; Tanni Grey-Thompson. Baroness Grey-Thompson, winner of 11 Paralympic Gold Medals, is a cross bench Life Peer in the House of Lords with many positions of responsibility within British society.   Her frustrations with the treatment of disabled people, particularly in the workplace, become clear when she draws Covid-comparisons with "non-disabled" workers.   She's acutely aware of the issues within disability sport which threaten future Paralympics.  How can the classification system be improved?  A thought-provoking conversation with hosts Jonathan Overend, John Inverdale and Sonja McLaughlan.   Plus House of Lords dress codes, Zoom mix-ups and tackling "The Rock" Who wins?!