Youth Rising Podcast: Looking Back On Season One
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Last year, we launched Youth Rising - a podcast designed for you, by you!
Made entirely by a group of young people, and hosted by Elena and Muhsin, each episode tackles important issues that matter to you and have an impact on you and your communities, breaking stereotypes around youth culture. This is something which has really resonated with listeners:
“I really enjoyed listening to this podcast as it gives a voice to a wide range of young people discussing issues that affect them. It's fascinating to hear articulate passionate young people talking in this way”
The sixteen episodes of Season One covered topics from justice to the environment, mental health to equality and diversity. The podcast team spoke up about real stories that affect young people, and took the opportunity to showcase campaigners who are making a difference and creating real change.
“Great podcast so far guys. Just listened to my third episode and, as a woman in sport, can’t wait for this week’s. Such important topics, really good insights and smart presenting. I’ll be staying tuned”
“This podcast made my day, it is the best. They really give young people a chance to voice our opinion.”
As Season Two is just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our favourite episodes from Season One…
Men’s Health and Feminism
Reporter Chloe is joined by Dean Overson as he talks about his experiences with mental health and his time on Love Island. Then, a panel discussion on feminism with Salma Haidrani, an award winning writer and journalist, and Bethal from Girl Up.
Prison Reform and Pressures of Social Media
Reporter Stephanie is joined by Alex from Prison Reform Trust, Callum from Prisoner's Education Trust and presenter Elena. Then Elena speaks with Laura Bartlett from House of Coco about the pressures of social media.
Diversity in Football and Loneliness
Presenter Muhsin dives into the story of diversity in football, focusing on Bangladeshi footballers. Then, reporter Eva talks to Toni Finnimore, founder of events organisation, The Social Society, and more about the pressures of loneliness.
Reporter Pubudika finds out what it’s like as a young carer and how that changed during lockdown. Then, some of the team take on the Joe Wicks PE challenge for the isolation diaries.
How Apps Change the Way We Interact and Life After Lockdown
In the final episode of Season One, Muhsin, Lottie, and Sofie got together remotely to discuss how apps change the way we communicate - looking at pre-lockdown, post-lockdown and the future of communication.
Don’t forget to subscribe to Youth Rising wherever you get your podcasts and keep your eyes and ears peeled for Season Two!