Overheard in the Studio is back again with another delightful dose of eavesdropping. This column pulls out the weird, wonderful and entertaining things we overhear while in the Content is Queen studio. Lockdown 3.0 put a spanner in the works, and the recording of podcasts has gone quiet. However, we have been lucky enough to help out with many productions behind the scenes, so our listening pile has been ever-growing! We can’t wait to share with you the great things we’ve been listening to, so make some room in your schedule to listen to these podcasts.
“You’ve suddenly got a revolution on your doorstep…it’s mayhem, it’s chaos!” – Osman Ahmed, Shade
Shade is back with Season 4, reflecting on the power of the image within the civil rights movement and focusing on the Black Lives Matter 2020 uprisings. This intriguing quote came up in conversation between host Lou Mensah and ID Magazines fashion features director Osman Ahmed, as they discuss fashion’s response to the uprisings as a whole. Osman discusses how the fashion industry is built on change, trends, and short attention spans. But overnight, people have demanded more, and these fashion magazines have been shocked into dealing with significant issues of representation on a constitutional level, as they still uphold old 1920’s values.
“I think about the white allies that I do have. They feel what I’m saying. So I don’t have to explain feelings to them.” – Cheryl Thompson, Don’t Call Me Resilient
Don’t Call Me Resilient is a mini-series about the culture of race and racism. Academic Dr Cheryl Thompson opens the episode by discussing the lasting legacy of Uncle Tom and strongly asserts that we should all retire using the n-word. It’s a controversial debate and is bound to ruffle a few feathers, particularly with those that believe in reclaiming the n-word.
Listen to Episode One of Don’t Call Me Resilient ‘What’s in a word? How to confront 150 years of racial stereotypes’
“Nature abhors a vacuum and pharma abhors an empty facility” – Anne More, The Conversation Weekly
The Conversation Weekly has quickly become our go-to source for reliable and accurate news. They launched this new weekly podcast to highlight both the latest research and the academics behind some of society’s most pressing questions. This quote came from Anne More, a Senior Lecturer of Biochemistry at and Cell Biology at University College York, in their latest episode on the international intellectual property battle over Covid vaccines.
Listen to The Conversation Weekly ‘Coronavirus vaccines: what’s getting in the way of the global rollout?’
“Probably before a game, I’m more nervous about doing the matchday playlist!”
– Leah Williamson, Positively England
The Positively England host, Saunders CB, spoke to footballer Leah Williamson on behalf of the FA’s 21 days of positivity campaign. During the episode, they talked about her journey to becoming a professional footballer with many trials and tribulations. Discussing a major injury after debuting at Arsenal caused her to sit out for two seasons and balance her life to keep her mentally positive. But apart from being a phenomenal football player, we discover that she has a secret DJ talent and understands the importance of the matchday playlist. Leah knows how to please her teammates with various genres, to get them geared up for a match. And if England’s women’s team wins a game, just know the Spice Girls are at the top of the playlist!
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