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Backlash Against the Bland: a brand new series of podcasts brought to you by Free Radical, a part of the Beatfreeks Collective - a community of young people, spoken word poets, facilitators, researchers and artists daring people to use creativity for good. This series of podcasts brings the core of this community together with relevant experts (think Criminology Academics to Aerial performers) to probe the awkward questions that, as far we can make out, don’t have any easy answers. This series is a pilot, but instead of dipping our toe in the water we’ve done a bomb in the shallow end. We’ve decided to focus on some of the issues which make us spill coffee on ourselves and trip over our words in meetings. It’s the hits: how do you shake off the emerging label? does art play a role in your mental health? Isn’t it about time we got a proper job? Backlash Against the Bland - asked by you; answered by experts, artists and activists. Backlash Against the Bland is supported by The Space and Arts Council England through National Lottery funding.

Backlash Against the Bland: a brand new series of podcasts brought to you by Free Radical, a part of the Beatfreeks Collective - a community of young people, spoken word poets, facilitators, researchers and artists daring people to use creativity for good. This series of podcasts brings the core of this community together with relevant experts (think Criminology Academics to Aerial performers) to probe the awkward questions that, as far we can make out, don’t have any easy answers. This series is a pilot, but instead of dipping our toe in the water we’ve done a bomb in the shallow end. We’ve decided to focus on some of the issues which make us spill coffee on ourselves and trip over our words in meetings. It’s the hits: how do you shake off the emerging label? does art play a role in your mental health? Isn’t it about time we got a proper job? Backlash Against the Bland - asked by you; answered by experts, artists and activists. Backlash Against the Bland is supported by The Space and Arts Council England through National Lottery funding.
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Backlash Against the Bland: a brand new series of podcasts brought to you by Free Radical, a part of the Beatfreeks Collective - a community of young people, spoken word poets, facilitators, researchers and artists daring people to use creativity for good. This series of podcasts brings the core of this community together with relevant experts (think Criminology Academics to Aerial performers) to probe the awkward questions that, as far we can make out, don’t have any easy answers. This series is a pilot, but instead of dipping our toe in the water we’ve done a bomb in the shallow end. We’ve decided to focus on some of the issues which make us spill coffee on ourselves and trip over our words in meetings. It’s the hits: how do you shake off the emerging label? does art play a role in your mental health? Isn’t it about time we got a proper job? Backlash Against the Bland - asked by you; answered by experts, artists and activists. Backlash Against the Bland is supported by The Space and Arts Council England through National Lottery funding.

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Episodes

Is Online Activism Effective?

12/10/2018
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Are we speaking AT each other and not WITH each other? In a generation of signing petitions, scrolling, retweeting, scrolling, speaking out and moving on with your day; how effective is social media in the fight for social change? Does the impact of social media create long-lasting impact or is it just a substitute for action? In this episode, we're discussing all of this and more as we ask 'Is Online Activism an Effective Substitute for Physical Action?'; taking audio clips live from an...

Duration:00:16:36

Get a Real Job?

11/26/2018
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Let's pick up these artists and let them shout proud about what they do for work. The arts is an industry of talented, passionate and dedicated professionals, but isn't it about time other industries started treating us as that? Isn't it about time a creative career in the arts is given the respect its due? Isn't it about time we started shouting about our real jobs? In this episode, we're discussing all of this and more as we chat about getting a 'real job' with a young artist and one of...

Duration:00:19:41

Who Runs Brum?

11/12/2018
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Say it for the people at the BACK. Who runs Brum? This is a city full of dreamers, artists, and optimists, but... they're leaving us for London. What are the people in power doing to support young people in the city and what do young people think about Brum? It's time to get chatting. In this episode, we're discussing all of this and more as we explore "Who Runs Brum?"; recorded in the studio, hosted by activist and artist, Bethany Slinn. We're joined by Sideman Allday (Comedian and...

Duration:00:18:11

Does Art Endanger Your Mental Health?

10/29/2018
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Mental health and wellbeing is hot on the agenda of news and media, but how do we engage with the issue in a meaningful way, and not just let it sit on the shelf? In this episode we're discussing all of this and more as we explore "Does Art Endanger Your Mental Health?"; recorded LIVE, hosted by activist and artist, Bethany Slinn. We're joined by Kiz Bangerh (founder of Dubgasm) Caroline Horton (Theatre Maker), Shazia Gulzar (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) and Martin Glynn (Academic...

Duration:00:30:18

What Has Changed for Black Women In Music?

10/15/2018
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In a world of saturated social media feeds, unwarranted comparisons and beef, there is a support system and potential of a black sisterhood in music. In this episode we're discussing all of this and more as we explore "What Has Changed for Black Women In Music?"; recorded in the STUDIO, introduced by activist and artist, Bethany Slinn. We're joined by Tia Cham, (radio presenter, episode host), who is in conversation with conscious rapper Lady Sanity. We want to hear you join the...

Duration:00:28:08

How Do You Shake Off the Emerging Label?

10/8/2018
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Who decides when an artist is emerging or established? When does your development end? And should you even let people label you in the first place? In this episode we're discussing all of this and more as we explore "How Do You Shake Off the Emerging Label?"; recorded LIVE, hosted by activist and artist, Bethany Slinn. We're joined by Sebbie Mudhai (founder of YAP Collective), Shirley May (founder of Young Identity), Chloe Deakin (filmmaker, founder of Herculean Visuals), Ben Norris...

Duration:00:27:26