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Get tuned in to the latest podcasts on disability sport and Tokyo 2020

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As podcasts continue to surge in popularity, coverage of this year’s Paralympics is no longer limited to TV. With this in mind, and following some keen digital digging, we come to you today with the most interesting listens to get clued up on Tokyo 2020.

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Paralympic podcasts to wrap your ears around 

The Guardian’s ‘Today in focus’  

In this ‘A Paralympians long road to Tokyo’ episode, Paralympic wheelchair basketball player Sophie Carrigill tells all about the life-changing accident she experienced as a teenager and how this led to her finding her sporting passion. 

Dope Black Disabled 

In episode 5 of Dope Black Disabled, the team look forward to the Paralympics alongside discussing Disability Pride Month and fatphobia. 

RNIB ‘See sport differently’ 

London 2012 Paralympic Adaptive Rowing Gold medal winner, Naomi Richie MBE speaks in this short podcast about her hopes for Tokyo 2020 and thoughts on how visually impaired athletes will fare. 

The ‘A winning mindset’ series from the International Paralympic Committee 

This series talks with a variety of Paralympians from Johnny Peacock to Ellen Keane, getting the lowdown on life with impairments, motivation and the drive to be an elite athlete.   

LABLEd Podcast 

In this Paralympics special, the multi-talented Paralympic Medallist, Liz Wright chats with Lucy and Alice about Para sport, mental health and representation.

Burn It All Down 

The hosts of this feminist sports podcast get down to the nitty gritty in their latest episode covering: the major storylines around the games, including fights for equity for disabled athletes, who is "inspiration" for?, and how the Paralympics show disparities between nation-states. 

Over to you:
  • Have we missed any podcasts that you’re hooked on? 
  • Do you enjoy podcasts and what kind do you normally listen to? 
  • What topics about disability sports do you want to hear talked about? 
Tell us in the comments below. 
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