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This podcast features interviews and discussions with people living and working in the UK county of Bedfordshire. What quiet, humble but amazing achievements and contributions are the people of Bedfordshire making to this world? Over the course of this series I hope to find out. It should be noted that this podcast is created by a complete self-confessed amateur who is on a steep learning curve to improve. Just how do you create an informative and entertaining podcast? How do you create a podcast where the listener is not getting distracted by what's going on with the sound of the recording? This is the experiment that your host is conducting. Please wish him well. Thank you.

This podcast features interviews and discussions with people living and working in the UK county of Bedfordshire. What quiet, humble but amazing achievements and contributions are the people of Bedfordshire making to this world? Over the course of this series I hope to find out. It should be noted that this podcast is created by a complete self-confessed amateur who is on a steep learning curve to improve. Just how do you create an informative and entertaining podcast? How do you create a podcast where the listener is not getting distracted by what's going on with the sound of the recording? This is the experiment that your host is conducting. Please wish him well. Thank you.
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United States

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This podcast features interviews and discussions with people living and working in the UK county of Bedfordshire. What quiet, humble but amazing achievements and contributions are the people of Bedfordshire making to this world? Over the course of this series I hope to find out. It should be noted that this podcast is created by a complete self-confessed amateur who is on a steep learning curve to improve. Just how do you create an informative and entertaining podcast? How do you create a podcast where the listener is not getting distracted by what's going on with the sound of the recording? This is the experiment that your host is conducting. Please wish him well. Thank you.

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English


Episodes

7 - "That was a golden moment" - Interview with English GCSE tutor, Judith Lombardi

5/31/2019
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Learners and staff at Develop Bedford create a mixture of interviews, reviews, quizzes and music features. Main feature is an interview with a Bedfordshire tutor. This episode is hosted by learner, Matthew, and member of staff, Paul. Any feedback and comments gladly received: bedsblab@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page. Thank you! Credits: Main intro and outro music: Makaih Beats, Love Chances, Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0...

Duration:00:11:17

6. "Don't call me grandma" - Interview with Lydia Newman, social work student

5/1/2019
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Lydia Newman is a young social work student in the second year of her BSC social work course. In this episode, Lydia shares her experience of being on a work placement where she gets to help the lives of young people in a learning centre. Techie stuff: This interview used the same set up as episode 5 - two dynamic microphones plugged into a Zoom H4n. I used the 4CH mode on the Zoom which meant that it recorded the two mics on one track and also recorded using the Zoom's own internal mic....

Duration:00:14:22

5. "Always on your toes" - Ravi Duggal, experienced tutor, reflects on working with young people

4/20/2019
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Ravi Duggal has been working with young people for many years; whether as a team leader with the Princes Trust or his current work at Develop Bedford. In this episode of Beds Blab, we get to learn about another project Ravi is involved in, working at RAF Henlow with a youth club. What lessons has Ravi learnt about how to engage and inspire learners? Play this episode and find out. Techie stuff: This interview was recorded in the same way as episode 4; two dynamic cardioid microphones...

Duration:00:15:28

4. "Injured by a German" - Fiona Cameron-Mackintosh and Hannah Ovenden talk women's rugby in Bedfordshire

4/13/2019
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Mother and daughter, Fiona Cameron-Mackintosh and Hannah Ovenden, share their experiences of playing the sport they love; rugby. They talk about the joys and pitfalls of a a highly physical sport and also give advice on staying safe and enjoying the game. This episode was recorded in Fiona's home and was watched by one of her lovely cats. Techie stuff: This was another new step for me and something I had really wanted to experiment with; sticking a chunk of podcasting kit in a couple of...

Duration:00:20:22

3. "Attitude for gratitude" - Michelle Burton, working with and inspiring young people in Bedfordshire

4/13/2019
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In this interview we learn more about Michelle Burton, a Pastoral Support worker working on Develop’s Children in Need project. Michelle talks about what she does, her path to the job she is doing now, how she supports young learners and how the course she delivers can help young people make positive changes in their lives. The Children in Need project is a 9 session course called “Like It, Live It”. It is funded by Children in Need but is run by Develop. The course helps young people...

Duration:00:08:36

2. "Connect with themselves" - Yvonne Michele, inspirational advice from a Bedfordshire tutor and broadcaster

4/13/2019
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In this interview we get to learn more about the work done by a tutor working on Develop’s Children in Need project. The Children in Need project is a 9 session course called “Like It, Live It”. It is funded by Children in Need and is run by Develop EBP. The course helps young people develop their confidence, team working skills and mental wellbeing. Techie stuff: Just like episode one, this interview was recorded using just a Zoom H4N handy recorder. No external microphones were used; only...

Duration:00:07:35

1. "Best life chances" - Helen McHugh on being a Bedfordshire IAG advisor

4/13/2019
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In this interview we get to learn what a Bedfordshire IAG advisor does. I speak with Helen McHugh, an experienced IAG advisor. During the interview, Helen mentions the Children in Need project and Study Programme. The Children in Need project is a 9 session course called “Like It, Live It”. It is funded by Children in Need but is run by Develop. The course helps young people develop their confidence, team working skills and mental wellbeing. Study Programme is a full-time education...

Duration:00:06:46