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Have You Heard George's Podcast? is the mind-boggling new audio-series from George the Poet. This fusion of music and storytelling acts like a secret door into the mind, painting pictures that come to life behind closed eyelids. On his mission to bring the streets and the intelligentsia to the same table, George takes a dive into the experiences behind the lyrics, swimming through memories, news clips and interviews to deliver a fresh take on London's inner city life. #HYHGP

Have You Heard George's Podcast? is the mind-boggling new audio-series from George the Poet. This fusion of music and storytelling acts like a secret door into the mind, painting pictures that come to life behind closed eyelids. On his mission to bring the streets and the intelligentsia to the same table, George takes a dive into the experiences behind the lyrics, swimming through memories, news clips and interviews to deliver a fresh take on London's inner city life. #HYHGP
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Have You Heard George's Podcast? is the mind-boggling new audio-series from George the Poet. This fusion of music and storytelling acts like a secret door into the mind, painting pictures that come to life behind closed eyelids. On his mission to bring the streets and the intelligentsia to the same table, George takes a dive into the experiences behind the lyrics, swimming through memories, news clips and interviews to deliver a fresh take on London's inner city life. #HYHGP

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English


Episodes

Sanyu's World

12/21/2018
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The season finale sees a return to the inside of George's Mind. Episode 6 introduced Sanyu, a young idea on a mission to break out of the Poet's overcrowded headspace and reach his audience with her most meaningful contribution. After escaping the "Research and Development" faculty of George's Mind, Sanyu participated in a version of Episode 8 that simply wasn't all that, by her standards. Determined to deliver unprecedented value to the audience, Sanyu decides to "save" Episode 8 from...

Duration:00:38:46

The Journey Pt 2

11/4/2018
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On a mission to find the best use of his platform, George casts his gaze 2000 miles across the Mediterranean Sea to explore the modern Libyan slave trade. Ugly truths about corruption, accountability and the rule of law force him to consider Ugandan politics in comparison to the last years of Gaddafi's Libya. Eventually, he finds hope in an unexpected message from an old friend. Featured songs: Mega - Chariot Written by George the Poet Original score by Benbrick Produced by Benbrick and...

Duration:00:26:48

The Journey Pt 1

10/2/2018
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A stroll down memory lane takes George to the beginning of his journey with poetry, before a call from a friend reminds him how far he still has to go. Asking about an idea George had previously shared, (“Sanyu”), the friend complains that George is overthinking, hoarding his potential and ultimately shortchanging the world. What follows is a Disney-style dive into the life of an idea in George’s mind. From the clubs of Kampala, to the corners of the imagination, to the frontline of Ugandan...

Duration:00:30:11

Press Play

9/5/2018
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Have you ever wished you could teleport? Or mind-read? Or travel time? All of these are easier than you think. Every time you press play you step into another world and open yourself up to someone else's experience. This might not sound like a groundbreaking discovery in an era of constant verbal and visual bombardment, but the potential of this truth is limitless. In his own wildly unconventional way, George the Poet uses music from his environment to convey this point. All you have to do...

Duration:00:19:49

It's on Us

9/5/2018
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Following a highly publicised run-in with the police, George looks at the fraught relationship between his community and law enforcers. With poignant contributions from family and friends, the Poet tells the story of the historic and ongoing tensions that contributed to the England riots of 2011. Featured songs: Mucky - It's On Me Ghetts - Menace Written by George the Poet Original score by Benbrick Produced by Benbrick and George The Poet #HYHGP

Duration:00:24:16

A Grenfell Story

9/5/2018
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A young teacher's daily struggles provide the backdrop for this harrowing reflection on the Grenfell Tower tragedy. In a move from journalism to drama, George departs with the documentary-style narration of previous episodes to deliver a heart-wrenching story of resilience and neglect in London's inner city. Enlisting the help of rising star Jade Alleyne, poet Sophia Thakur as well as his own brothers, Freddie, Michael and Kenny Mpanga, George introduces a small universe of characters whose...

Duration:00:26:53

Popcorn

9/5/2018
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George explores the roles of family and formal education in the lives of marginalised young people. With more elaborate scene-setting, his lyrical stream of consciousness flows over a soundscape that is increasingly cinematic and journalistic. The Poet argues that inner city music acts as a pressure valve for voiceless young people who face systemic disadvantage. Expanding on the points of the previous episode, he advocates for youth having space to "speak their truth", and for listeners to...

Duration:00:20:40

Listen Closer

9/5/2018
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In the series debut George invites his listeners to step into the speakers and join him on a meandering ride aboard his own train of thought. The Poet muses on the interplay between crime and music in his community, painting an audio-portrait that is in equal parts complex and compelling. Featured songs: Dun D - Ooh Wee Ambush - 1xtra Freestyle for Kenny Allstar Jorja Smith - Blue Lights Written by George The Poet Original score by Benbrick Produced by Benbrick and George The...

Duration:00:19:48