Youth Rising Podcast: Season Two
The latest episode of Youth Rising - our podcast made for you, by you - has dropped! Each episode tackles important issues that have an impact on you and your communities, breaking stereotypes around youth culture.
Watch the latest episodes below or listen now wherever you get your podcasts!
In our final episode of the season, the Youth Rising team talk about finding your people - from friendships to relationships, and everyone in between. Love Island winner and influencer, Finley Tapp, talks about breaking out of his comfort zone, gathering the right people around him, finding romance, and why first impressions aren’t always to be trusted.. Winner of The Circle, Alex Hobern, and his girlfriend Millie discuss making true connections with people you meet online. And Celebs Go Dating relationship expert, Anna Williamson, answers your questions about dating and relationships. And the team interview their own family about what friendship means to them. Cute! For all this and more, hit play on Episode Ten.
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Episode Nine: This week the team get sporty! They take on big discussions around sport and how it affects our mental health - both positively and negatively. Olympic diver, Jack Laugher, speaks up on how he overcame anxiety, and why his bronze Olympic medal means more than his silver and gold. Sports journalist, Charlie Webster, chats about the importance of pushing ourselves and taking well needed rest days. And Paralympian, Kadeena Cox, sits down with Runoh to discuss how she handled the shift in her sports career after being diagnosed with MS.. For all this and more, hit play and start listening to Episode Nine!
Episode Eight: This week we have a very special episode, with two thirds of The Receipts podcast - Audrey Indome and Milena Sanchez. Interviewed by die-hard fan Sidje, our podcasting big sisters answer your burning questions on all things adulting, squeeze in a quick-fire round of Never Have I Ever and give their advice on navigating friendships and dating inspiration, like how to make the first move. Throw in some life hacks to help you get through your to-do-lists, and a chat about job interviews and hustle culture, and you’ll be ready to take on all parts of your life!
And on top of all that, we’ve got a Q&A on money management, with Nick Smith-Patel from MyBnk. Hit play for a jam-packed episode!
Episode Seven: In this week’s episode the team discuss privacy. Has it become a luxury? How do we navigate being online and still retain a sense of our private lives? And are we able to be on social media and not feel exposed?
Special guests, Jake and Hannah Graf MBE, talk about their decision to share their relationship and parenting journey on social media.
Plus, the Youth Rising team discuss consent when it comes to parents sharing images of their children online, and Kate Edwards from the NSPCC talks us through some practical ways to stay safe online and where to turn to for support.
Episode Six: This week the team look at what’s next for the anti-racism movement. Hear from activist, influencer and model, Munroe Bergdorf, about challenging internalised racism, the reality of social media ‘trends’ and what young people can do to support each other moving forward. Activist and Everyone Versus Racism author, Patrick Hutchinson, shares his experience of being dubbed a hero after carrying a counter protestor to safety, and how he responds to negativity. And comedian and creator of BBC Three’s Muzlamic, Aatif Nawaz, discusses challenging racism in the media and comedy as a way to broach social issues. Tune in to episode 6 now!
Episode Five: This week the team explore gender - what this means and the expectations society places on it. They are joined by YouTubers, couple, and childhood best friends - Jamie Raines and Shaaba Lotun - to talk about the stages of transition, the dysphoria that can surround it and family support. Life coach, model and activist, Harnaam Kaur, discusses body hair, society's pressure around gender and finding your own expression. And contributing editor, Paige, shares their experience identifying as non binary and with being labelled. Hit play on Episode Five!
If you feel affected by any of the issues raised in this episode, you can find free support and advice at Stonewall.org.uk.
Episode Four: This week, the team tackle climate change, and pose the question ‘whose job is it to save the planet?’ Lottie speaks to Amy and Ella - the sisters behind Kids Against Plastic - about how everyone can take individual action to help the climate crisis. Haleem discusses the power of storytelling with Nicola Brown, the Digital Producer for BBC’s Blue Planet II. And Muhsin delves into the importance of birds in our ecosystem, how racism intersects with conservation work and why we need to get back to nature, with Dr Mya-Rose Craig, aka Bird Girl UK. For all this and more, hit play and get Episode Four in your ears!
Episode Three: This week, the team look at how to be a better ally to the disabled community. They chat to journalist, influencer and Pantene UK ambassador, Lucy Edwards about being a blind content creator. They talk about roles in TV for actors with disabilities, with BAFTA award winning actor Tim Renkow. Then it’s over to the community, where Kiera talks about bridging social divides and Haleem and Paige discuss Paige’s experience with autism and how everyone can be more aware. And finally, influencer and Makaton vlogger, Isabella Evans - aka Isabella Signs - talks about the importance of communication. For all this and more, just hit play on Episode Three!
Episode Two: This week, the team talk about sex baybee…the ins, the outs, the ups and downs. They take on topics such as consent, STIs and queer sex, and are joined by best selling author, Florence Given, who chats about boundaries and pleasure, and sex health influencer, Tiffany Sequeira - aka Gynae Girl - who answers some burning questions the team have. Plus, activist and founder of Free Periods, Amika George, gives her tips on how to give back to your communities and help raise awareness for your favourite charities. And we hear from the team behind Brighton Period Project, who were inspired by Amika to raise awareness and make an impact where they live. For all this and more, just hit play or listen on Apple Podcasts - Spotify - Acast!
The content in this episode relates to questions asked by young people about sex education and is intended for those aged 16 and over. If you feel affected by any of the issues raised, the incredible people at Brook.org.uk and Stonewall.org.uk offer free advice and support.
Episode One: This week the team discuss self-love - how do we do it and are we doing it enough? They are joined by special guests - author and influencer, Megan Jayne Crabbe, A&E doctor and comedian, Maddy Lucy Dann, and singer songwriter, Emma Cannon to discuss everything from social media pressures to self confidence and worth, and setting boundaries to slowing down through meditation. Plus, hear from Kai, who tackled low self confidence at school and is now committed to a career giving back to young people, and join in with the #YouthRisingSelfCare challenge, inspired by Jay Shetty. Watch the episode below or listen on Apple Podcasts - Spotify - Acast