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Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their experiences of growing up in Scotland, and discuss pop-culture, current events, and everything in-between with a bit of banter on the side! @blackscotpod on your preferred socials Hosts: @suziemwanza & @_shirleymcpherson_ Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts! Get in touch at blackscotpod@gmail.com Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker alone, and may not necessarily reflect the views of their employer(s). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their experiences of growing up in Scotland, and discuss pop-culture, current events, and everything in-between with a bit of banter on the side! @blackscotpod on your preferred socials Hosts: @suziemwanza & @_shirleymcpherson_ Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts! Get in touch at blackscotpod@gmail.com Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker alone, and may not necessarily reflect the views of their employer(s). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their experiences of growing up in Scotland, and discuss pop-culture, current events, and everything in-between with a bit of banter on the side! @blackscotpod on your preferred socials Hosts: @suziemwanza & @_shirleymcpherson_ Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts! Get in touch at blackscotpod@gmail.com Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker alone, and may not necessarily reflect the views of their employer(s). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

49. Everybody's Getting Sued! Depp v Heard v Wagatha Christie

5/19/2022
We're back with a jam packed FULL-LENGTH episode this week and boy do we have a lot to talk about! This week we cover the Depp v Heard Trial and the now infamous throatgate text messages, the Wagatha Christie case (who's your money on?), the latest shootings in America and we also wade into the Transracial debate .... If you enjoyed this episode of the pod give us a cheeky wee rating! *** Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their...

Duration:00:54:41

Is There A Doctor In The House?!

5/12/2022
We're back with another fun episode of the A.V Club and this week we chat about the announcement that the 14th Doctor (as in DOCTOR WHO) is none other than our Black and Scottish fave... Ncuti Gatwa! We also chat about some of the shows that have kept us busy while we were on break: Let us know what you've been watching while we were away @blackscotpod on socials! *** Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their experiences of growing...

Duration:00:35:56

48. A Brief Catch-up!

5/5/2022
We're back... sort of! The technical issues persist, but we're back for a short catch-up episode while we sort things out. this week we talk about all the news tidbits we missed on our break- the infamous slap, Jussie Smollett's new song and we start a wee convo on the Johnny v Amber trial... We also want to say a huge thank you to all of you for your continued support of this podcast, The List magazine has written a wonderful feature on the two of us and the pod... AND we're on the front...

Duration:00:23:12

Musicals, Comfortability & Balmoral Chicken f.t The Cast of Dream Girls

4/14/2022
We're Back! and bring the AV club forward this week as we've got a very special episode featuring the wonderful stars of the West End production of DREAM GIRLS (yes, you read that right- DREAM GIRLS). Join Suzie as she chats with Nicole Raquel Dennis (Effie White) Natalie Kassanga (Deena Jones) and Paige Peddie (Lorrell Robinson). We chat about their individual journeys to the theatre, being a part of a predominantly Black cast and we get into it about what the best thing about Scotland...

Duration:00:28:40

Live Your Life Like Jimbo The Drag Clown

3/24/2022
Welcome to another AV club episode! This week we get on to: We also get into the most debated topic of all time- Damon Salvatore vs Steffan Salvatore.... *** Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their experiences of growing up in Scotland, and discuss pop-culture, current events, and everything in-between with a bit of banter on the side! @blackscotpod on your preferred socials Hosts: @suziemwanza & @_shirleymcpherson_ Find us on...

Duration:00:38:25

47. Afronaughts in Space ft. Rzning & Szning

3/17/2022
We have our first ever Scottish podcasters on the pod this week- the dynamic duo at Rzning & Szning podcast Simz and Tone! We talk about moving to Scotland from Harare and London, the rise of Amapiano and trending songs in clubs and the Afronaught program! *** NEW EPISODES ARE OUT EVERY THURSDAY! As ever, if you enjoyed this podcast, leave us a wee comment and rating on Spotify, Google and Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this pod! Get in touch at...

Duration:01:16:03

AV Club 5. Sometimes The Personality Isn't Enough!!

3/10/2022
What Stories shall We Tell can be found here on the Glasgow Film Festival site and all films will be showing on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March -so make sure to get your tickets now! Welcome back! On this episode of the AV club, we talk about the woes and wins of in-flight movies, the best streaming service, the best voice on audible... plus a rant about Kanye. This week we talk about: *** Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share...

Duration:00:36:24

46. It's The End Of The World As We Know It

2/24/2022
This week we talk about the changing covid rules in Scotland and reminisce about the early days of the pandemic, the Metaverse and how people ALWAYS ruin the internet, and how WW3 seems about to start... *** NEW EPISODES ARE OUT EVERY THURSDAY! As ever, if you enjoyed this podcast, leave us a wee comment and rating on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this pod! *** Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their experiences of...

Duration:00:49:29

45. Internet Trolls, Kimye and Zouma

2/17/2022
Welcome back! This week we talk about our experiences with racist and sexist comments on the internet, the controlling behavior being exhibited by Kanye, and the abhorrent incident with Kurt Zouma. ** P.S NEW EPISODES ARE OUT EVERY THURSDAY! As ever, if you enjoyed this podcast, leave us a wee comment and rating on Apple and Spotify or wherever you listen to this pod! You can also reach us and stay up to date on @blackscotpod on your preferred socials and @suziemwanza, @_shirleymcpherson_...

Duration:00:48:06

AV Club Minisode 4: Tinder and Life Swindlers

2/14/2022
Welcome back to the A.V. Club! It's a packed one this week as we discuss: ** NEW EPISODES ARE OUT EVERY SECOND THURSDAY! As ever, if you enjoyed this podcast, leave us a wee comment and rating on Apple, Spotify or Amazon Podcasts or wherever you listen to this pod! Thanks and see you soon! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:29:43

AV CLUB Minisode 3 : Wattpad to Film ft Dr Peggy Brunache

1/31/2022
Welcome back to the AV club! this week we have a special guest onto the pod- Dr Peggy Brunache! who also joined us on episode 43 (pls have a listen if you haven't already) we chat about and recommend: If you enjoyed this episode or the podcast do give us a 5* rating on Spotify or Apple podcast! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:16:41

44. What They Didn't Teach You At School Ft. Dr Peggy Brunache

1/27/2022
Happy New Year! We start the year off as we mean to go on with a very fabulous and knowledgeable guest to the pod- Dr. Peggy Brunache who came on to chat to us about the For The Culture Festival feating some favs like 90s Baby Show, Alfie Enoch and Dane Baptiste on This Weekend on the 28th-30th - Get your tickets now/ on the day! We also chat about the history they don't teach us in school, including; Perth Southern Fried Music Festival University of Glasgow Beniba Center For Slavery...

Duration:01:18:30

43. Jussie Smollett- WHAT WAS THE REASON?!!

12/16/2021
This week we discuss the developments in the bizarre Jussie Smollett case- once again asking the question- WHAT WAS THE REASON. We also talk about WhatsApp allowing disappearing messages, tinder, and a debate about the best accent to deliver insults in ensues... NEW EPISODES ARE OUT EVERY THURSDAY! As ever, if you enjoyed this podcast, leave us a wee comment and rating on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this pod! *** Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream...

Duration:00:57:06

AV CLUB Minisode: Checking On Your Only Black Friends

12/13/2021
Welcome back to the A.V. Club! It's a packed one this week as we discuss what the best type of mince pie is at Christmas time and the shows that have kept us entertained this week. On the pod this week: *** Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their experiences of growing up in Scotland, and discuss pop culture, current events, and everything in-between with a bit of banter on the side! @blackscotpod on your preferred socials Hosts:...

Duration:00:28:25

AV CLUB Minisode : Deceptive Christmas Films

12/6/2021
In our first ever episode of the AV Club, we talk about our favorite Christmas films (some more traumatic than others...). On the show this week: *** Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their experiences of growing up in Scotland, and discuss pop culture, current events, and everything in-between with a bit of banter on the side! @blackscotpod on your preferred socials Hosts: @suziemwanza & @_shirleymcpherson_ Find us on Apple...

Duration:00:25:32

Introducing: The Black Scot Pod AV Club!

12/2/2021
After months of saying we would do it- we did it! introducing the Black Scot Pod AV club, a place to get TV, Film, and Book recommendations from your fav Scottish podcasters, with a side of banter of course! Tune in to the feed this Monday 6th for Episode 1! See you all soon! Suzie x Shirley See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:00:41

42. Getting Your Crushes Attention on MSN

12/2/2021
This week we take a trip down memory lane to revisit the good 'ol MSN messenger days and laugh about how we used to sign in and out to get the attention of your crush, 'winks' crashing your poor family computer, and how we REALLY shouldn't have had a webcam back in the day.... its a fun one! P.S NEW EPISODES ARE OUT EVERY THURSDAY! As ever, if you enjoyed this podcast, leave us a wee comment and rating on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this pod! You can also reach us and stay up...

Duration:00:48:08

41. I Wish My Bra Was As Strong As Will Smith

11/18/2021
This week we talk about the tragedy at Astro World, Will Smith and Pet Icks.... P.S NEW EPISODES ARE OUT EVERY THURSDAY! As ever, if you enjoyed this podcast, leave us a wee comment and rating on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this pod! You can also reach us and stay up to date on @blackscotpod on your preferred socials and @suziemwanza, @_shirleymcpherson_ on Instagram! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:30:08

40. Black Teachers , Post Lockdown Clubbing, and The Sexiest Man Alive

11/11/2021
Welcome back to another exciting episode! this week we talk about the lack of black teachers growing up, pretending Sir Trevor Mcdonald was our uncle, post lockdown clubbing/nights out, and why we disagree on Paul Rudd being named the sexiest man alive! P.S NEW EPISODES ARE OUT EVERY SECOND THURSDAY! As ever, if you enjoyed this podcast, leave us a wee comment and rating on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this pod! You can also reach us and stay up to date on @blackscotpod on your...

Duration:01:13:25

39. The Importance of Choosing Yourself ft. Afua Adom

10/21/2021
This week we caught up with Afua Adom, an award-winning Glasgow-born journalist who regularly appears on ITV’s This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, the BBC, Sky, and CNN to name but a few! Afua shares her journey, from leaving Glasgow at the tender age of 17, working on T4- to becoming one of the leading voices on diversity in Britain. We also get into a chat about hair and make-up woes, Scottish people (are they friendly or is this a myth?), and being the only...

Duration:01:13:46