53 episodes

Richie Brave hosts the biggest group chat of the week.

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    • Society & Culture

Richie Brave hosts the biggest group chat of the week.

    Covid and mental health

    Covid and mental health

    Richie and Shahlaa chat to guests about their experiences with mental health.

    • 57 min
    Loved Up Valentine's

    Loved Up Valentine's

    Richie and Shahlaa are getting their cupid on, celebrating all things love with the help of Love Island’s Priscilla Anyabu and answering your Valentine’s day dilemmas with Agony Aunty, comedian Lola Jagun.

    • 54 min
    Covid 19 Vaccine

    Covid 19 Vaccine

    Richie and Shahlaa find out why some people are unsure about taking the vaccine. Plus we're answering your questions and concerns about the jab.

    • 57 min
    Mohamud Mohammed Hassan

    Mohamud Mohammed Hassan

    Richie and Shahlaa tell the story of Mohamud. He died the day after being arrested in Cardiff. His family say he said he was assaulted in custody. They want answers.

    We hear from Mohamud's aunt about what he was like. We talk to his family's legal representative, Hilary Brown, about what they want to happen next.

    Plus we talk to activists from Black Lives Matter Cardiff & Vale about the history of racism in Cardiff, and to Baz Narbad from South Wales Police and campaigner Dr Adam Elliot Cooper about whether the relationship between the police and the black community in the city can be healed.

    • 55 min
    Small Axe

    Small Axe

    With Small Axe on our screens, we’re celebrating black British art and storytelling as a form of resistance. Richie and Shahlaa are chatting to poets, musicians, writers and actors about the way they tell their stories, and the importance of hearing from past generations.

    • 53 min
    Lockdown, shielding and me

    Lockdown, shielding and me

    Lockdown 2.0 has begun, but as we all get used to staying in again, some of us have to be extra careful. Richie and Shahlaa are chatting to people who spent the first lockdown shielding because they’re at a higher risk if they catch Covid.

    What was it like staying indoors for nearly five whole months? How did they cope? How are they feeling as we head into winter? We get some top tips from therapist Dawn Estefan, and we hear from Aviah Day, who’s been organising mutual aid networks about how we can all help each other in these tough times.

    And Richie’s been seeing some disturbing takes about Covid on his timeline: some people seem to think that it only affects old people or people who have medical conditions, so it doesn’t matter. Nubi Jones and Katouche Goll tell us how that makes them feel as people who are at high risk. Is it a sign of discrimination in favour of non-disabled people? Kamran Mallick, CEO of Disability Rights UK, tells us what he’s seeing.

    And it’s 25 years since the Disability Discrimination Act was passed. Before that, it was totally legal to discriminate against disabled people. Campaigner Simone Aspis, who back in the day chained herself to buses to demand change, tells us why the DDA was so important.

    • 54 min

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