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This Is Spoke

Fenn O'Meally & Big Zuu

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This Is Spoke
This Is Spoke

This Is Spoke

Fenn O'Meally & Big Zuu

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This Is Spoke. A fresh, vibrant podcast dragging the big topics straight from the timeline to your ears. From identity to heritage to sex and dating and everything in between, we create meaningful conversations with some of the most inspiring people from the world of music, art, literature and fashion.

Latest Episodes

S2 E12 - 'Community' feat. Novelist & S1

Communities are all around us, at work, college, schools and most importantly, where we live. They are the catalysts in the growth of music, culture and our identity. However, day by day, councils are making massive cuts to youth services, resulting in closed youth centres and safe spaces for many young people around the country. In this episode, Fenn and Zuu discuss the importance of community and how we can help keep them strong in trying times. Joined by music maker and producer, Novelist and Drill artist and ‘most hated’ guy, S1. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MIN1 w ago
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S2 E12 - 'Community' feat. Novelist & S1

S2 E11 - 'Happiness' feat. Chris Jammer & Mim Shaikh

According to recent data, the happiness of 16-25-year-olds is dropping compared to those of teens from previous decades. But with people constantly documenting their lives on social media, is there any wonder anxiety and depression is on the rise? In this episode, Fenn and Zuu explore whether we are an unhappy generation and the different ways we can all become happier. Joined by the CEO of Strawberries and Creem Fest and winner of Shipwrecked 2019, Chris Jammer, and Radio 1Xtra DJ and documentary filmmaker, Mim Shaikh. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

54 MIN2 w ago
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S2 E11 - 'Happiness' feat. Chris Jammer & Mim Shaikh

S2 E10 - 'The Trap' feat. Remel London & Lippy Lickshot

Trapping drugs has been glorified through music which, in turn, arguably perpetuates the cycle of young people, especially young men of colour, entering the world of dealing – often to a white middle-class clientele. In this episode, Fenn and Zuu are joined by television and radio presenter, Remel London and podcaster and cultural commentator, Lippy Lickshot as they explore the link between drugs and anti-social behaviour, and question why the UK is still yet to legalise cannabis. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

58 MIN3 w ago
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S2 E10 - 'The Trap' feat. Remel London & Lippy Lickshot

S2 E9 - 'Beauty Standards' feat. Mahaneela & Naysap

The concept of beauty has always morphed throughout time, as society's perception of what is beautiful is influenced by broader cultural factors. However, one narrative often left out of the debate are the pressures that men also face. In this episode, Fenn and Zuu are joined by stylist and photographer Naomi Richardson, aka Naysap, and photographer and director Mahaneela as they explore rigid beauty expectations for all genders, and the media's responsibility in perpetuating stereotypes of what is beautiful. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

58 MINNOV 11
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S2 E9 - 'Beauty Standards' feat. Mahaneela & Naysap

S2 E8 - 'LGBTQI+' feat. Ben Hunte & Aisha Mirza

The 1969 Stonewall Riots were a pivotal moment in LGBT history, galvanising people across the world to fight for change. Today, although there's been a dramatic improvement in the treatment of LGBTQI+ people, there still is a long way to go. In this episode, journalist and DJ Aisha Mirza and BBC presenter and journalist Ben Hunte join Fenn and Zuu to discuss what has changed in the 50 years after Stonewall, and together they delve into the experiences of LGBTQI+ people of colour and explore the safe spaces are available to this community. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

64 MINNOV 4
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S2 E8 - 'LGBTQI+' feat. Ben Hunte & Aisha Mirza

S2 E7 - 'Magic & Spirituality' feat. J Lucia & Dobby

From crystal healing methods to J Hus and Skepta referring to black magic in their tunes, young people in the UK are increasingly moving away from religious practices and towards spirituality and alternative beliefs. In this episode, Fenn and Zuu are joined by musician J Lucia and DJ and broadcaster Dobby, as they explore magic and spirituality and question why more young people are identifying as spiritual rather than religious. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

61 MINOCT 28
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S2 E7 - 'Magic & Spirituality' feat. J Lucia & Dobby

S2 E6 - 'Money' feat. Bola Sol & Amani Simpson

In this episode Fenn and Zuu talk MONEY and how you can make your money work better for you! Joined bypersonal finance guru Bola Sol and Entrepreneur Amani Simpson, the team drop some gems that can help you get savvier with your P! Everything from ISA’s, credits cards, leveraging debt, and just better talking about money with your family and friends. Solisten up and get yourself knowledgeable! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

56 MINOCT 21
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S2 E6 - 'Money' feat. Bola Sol & Amani Simpson

S2 E5 - 'Mixed Heritage' feat. Joy Crookes and Swindle

This week Fenn and Zuu explore the intricacies of coming from a mixed heritage background, staying true to your identity and navigating your way through different cultures. In the UK, people of mixed heritage are the fastest-growing ethnic group, and an exploration of race, identity and belonging is permeating conversations around the country. This is a big one, so listen in and join the conversation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MINOCT 14
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S2 E5 - 'Mixed Heritage' feat. Joy Crookes and Swindle

S2 E4 - #Merky Books Special 'Taking Up Space' feat. Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi

#Merky Books Special: On this week’s episode Big Zuu and Fenn explore what it means to be a black girl in the university system with Chelsea and Ore, the authors of Taking Up Space: A Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change. Chelsea and Ore came through to discuss the importance of #Merky Books, delve into their experiences at Cambridge and the process of creating Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change - the flagship release from #Merky Books. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MINOCT 7
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S2 E4 - #Merky Books Special 'Taking Up Space' feat. Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi

S2 E3 - 'Against the Odds' feat. Ransom FA & Bashir Aziz

This week's episode is packed full of inspiration as Big Zuu and Fenn discuss what it takes to make it when the odds are stacked against you. Joined by BBC The Rap UK star Ransom FA (@ransom_fa) and model and artist Bashir Aziz (@bxsqvi), two amazing individuals who have broken down barriers and made it in their industries. From growing up in Scotland and wanting to make it in the Grime scene, to being born with Vitiligo and making it as a model & artist, and living an extraordinary life. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

49 MINSEP 30
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S2 E3 - 'Against the Odds' feat. Ransom FA & Bashir Aziz

Latest Episodes

S2 E12 - 'Community' feat. Novelist & S1

Communities are all around us, at work, college, schools and most importantly, where we live. They are the catalysts in the growth of music, culture and our identity. However, day by day, councils are making massive cuts to youth services, resulting in closed youth centres and safe spaces for many young people around the country. In this episode, Fenn and Zuu discuss the importance of community and how we can help keep them strong in trying times. Joined by music maker and producer, Novelist and Drill artist and ‘most hated’ guy, S1. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
S2 E12 - 'Community' feat. Novelist & S1

S2 E11 - 'Happiness' feat. Chris Jammer & Mim Shaikh

According to recent data, the happiness of 16-25-year-olds is dropping compared to those of teens from previous decades. But with people constantly documenting their lives on social media, is there any wonder anxiety and depression is on the rise? In this episode, Fenn and Zuu explore whether we are an unhappy generation and the different ways we can all become happier. Joined by the CEO of Strawberries and Creem Fest and winner of Shipwrecked 2019, Chris Jammer, and Radio 1Xtra DJ and documentary filmmaker, Mim Shaikh. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

54 MIN2 w ago
Comments
S2 E11 - 'Happiness' feat. Chris Jammer & Mim Shaikh

S2 E10 - 'The Trap' feat. Remel London & Lippy Lickshot

Trapping drugs has been glorified through music which, in turn, arguably perpetuates the cycle of young people, especially young men of colour, entering the world of dealing – often to a white middle-class clientele. In this episode, Fenn and Zuu are joined by television and radio presenter, Remel London and podcaster and cultural commentator, Lippy Lickshot as they explore the link between drugs and anti-social behaviour, and question why the UK is still yet to legalise cannabis. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

58 MIN3 w ago
Comments
S2 E10 - 'The Trap' feat. Remel London & Lippy Lickshot

S2 E9 - 'Beauty Standards' feat. Mahaneela & Naysap

The concept of beauty has always morphed throughout time, as society's perception of what is beautiful is influenced by broader cultural factors. However, one narrative often left out of the debate are the pressures that men also face. In this episode, Fenn and Zuu are joined by stylist and photographer Naomi Richardson, aka Naysap, and photographer and director Mahaneela as they explore rigid beauty expectations for all genders, and the media's responsibility in perpetuating stereotypes of what is beautiful. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

58 MINNOV 11
Comments
S2 E9 - 'Beauty Standards' feat. Mahaneela & Naysap

S2 E8 - 'LGBTQI+' feat. Ben Hunte & Aisha Mirza

The 1969 Stonewall Riots were a pivotal moment in LGBT history, galvanising people across the world to fight for change. Today, although there's been a dramatic improvement in the treatment of LGBTQI+ people, there still is a long way to go. In this episode, journalist and DJ Aisha Mirza and BBC presenter and journalist Ben Hunte join Fenn and Zuu to discuss what has changed in the 50 years after Stonewall, and together they delve into the experiences of LGBTQI+ people of colour and explore the safe spaces are available to this community. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

64 MINNOV 4
Comments
S2 E8 - 'LGBTQI+' feat. Ben Hunte & Aisha Mirza

S2 E7 - 'Magic & Spirituality' feat. J Lucia & Dobby

From crystal healing methods to J Hus and Skepta referring to black magic in their tunes, young people in the UK are increasingly moving away from religious practices and towards spirituality and alternative beliefs. In this episode, Fenn and Zuu are joined by musician J Lucia and DJ and broadcaster Dobby, as they explore magic and spirituality and question why more young people are identifying as spiritual rather than religious. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

61 MINOCT 28
Comments
S2 E7 - 'Magic & Spirituality' feat. J Lucia & Dobby

S2 E6 - 'Money' feat. Bola Sol & Amani Simpson

In this episode Fenn and Zuu talk MONEY and how you can make your money work better for you! Joined bypersonal finance guru Bola Sol and Entrepreneur Amani Simpson, the team drop some gems that can help you get savvier with your P! Everything from ISA’s, credits cards, leveraging debt, and just better talking about money with your family and friends. Solisten up and get yourself knowledgeable! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

56 MINOCT 21
Comments
S2 E6 - 'Money' feat. Bola Sol & Amani Simpson

S2 E5 - 'Mixed Heritage' feat. Joy Crookes and Swindle

This week Fenn and Zuu explore the intricacies of coming from a mixed heritage background, staying true to your identity and navigating your way through different cultures. In the UK, people of mixed heritage are the fastest-growing ethnic group, and an exploration of race, identity and belonging is permeating conversations around the country. This is a big one, so listen in and join the conversation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MINOCT 14
Comments
S2 E5 - 'Mixed Heritage' feat. Joy Crookes and Swindle

S2 E4 - #Merky Books Special 'Taking Up Space' feat. Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi

#Merky Books Special: On this week’s episode Big Zuu and Fenn explore what it means to be a black girl in the university system with Chelsea and Ore, the authors of Taking Up Space: A Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change. Chelsea and Ore came through to discuss the importance of #Merky Books, delve into their experiences at Cambridge and the process of creating Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change - the flagship release from #Merky Books. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MINOCT 7
Comments
S2 E4 - #Merky Books Special 'Taking Up Space' feat. Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi

S2 E3 - 'Against the Odds' feat. Ransom FA & Bashir Aziz

This week's episode is packed full of inspiration as Big Zuu and Fenn discuss what it takes to make it when the odds are stacked against you. Joined by BBC The Rap UK star Ransom FA (@ransom_fa) and model and artist Bashir Aziz (@bxsqvi), two amazing individuals who have broken down barriers and made it in their industries. From growing up in Scotland and wanting to make it in the Grime scene, to being born with Vitiligo and making it as a model & artist, and living an extraordinary life. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

49 MINSEP 30
Comments
S2 E3 - 'Against the Odds' feat. Ransom FA & Bashir Aziz
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