9 episodes

Songs To Live By celebrates Black culture through the music we love. Host Vick Hope is joined by two guests from different generations to share songs that have shaped them.

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Songs To Live By celebrates Black culture through the music we love. Host Vick Hope is joined by two guests from different generations to share songs that have shaped them.

    Yrsa Daley-Ward and Chanté Joseph

    Yrsa Daley-Ward and Chanté Joseph

    Songs To Live By is a podcast celebrating different generations of Black culture through the shared love of music. Host Vick Hope is joined by two guests, who grew up at different times, to share the songs that shaped their lives. Each guest brings two songs and each episode is a journey into their lives, our history and some great music - new and old.

    In this episode Vick is joined by poet and former model Yrsa Daley-Ward and Chanté Joseph. Yrsa is known for her debut best-selling book, Bone, and for being an "Instagram poet". Chanté Joseph is a social media creative, host and writer. She also presented Channel 4's online series 'How Not To Be Racist' which examines racism and misconceptions about race.

    • 35 min
    Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and Khadijah Mellah

    Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and Khadijah Mellah

    Songs To Live By is a podcast celebrating different generations of Black culture through the shared love of music. Host Vick Hope is joined by two guests, who grew up at different times, to share the songs that shaped their lives. Each guest brings two songs and each episode is a journey into their lives, our history and some great music - new and old.

    In this episode Vick is joined by Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and sportswoman Khadijah Mellah. In 2019 Khadijah Mellah became the first hijab-wearing jockey in a competitive British horse race. She won the Magnolia Cup. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is an activist, political commentator, author and lawyer, with qualifications from both New York and England. She is a regular speaker on women's rights and diversity.

    • 25 min
    Dane Baptiste and Sophia Thakur

    Dane Baptiste and Sophia Thakur

    Songs To Live By is a podcast celebrating different generations of Black culture through the shared love of music. Host Vick Hope is joined by two guests, who grew up at different times, to share the songs that shaped their lives. Each guest brings two songs and each episode is a journey into their lives, our history and some great music - new and old.

    In this episode Vick is joined by stand-up comedian, writer and presenter Dane Baptiste, and poet performer Sophia Thakur. Dane made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for a comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his debut stand up show Citizen Dane. Sophia Thakur has been performing since the age of 16 and has a wide reach across social media. She has presented two TEDxTalks and her debut collection of poems 'Somebody Give This Heart A Pen' was published in 2019.

    • 36 min
    Hardy Caprio and Akemnji Ndifornyen

    Hardy Caprio and Akemnji Ndifornyen

    Songs To Live By is a podcast celebrating different generations of Black culture through the shared love of music. Host Vick Hope is joined by two guests, who grew up at different times, to share the songs that shaped their lives. Each guest brings two songs and each episode is a journey into their lives, our history and some great music - new and old.

    In this episode Vick is joined by rapper Hardy Caprio and actor and writer Akemnji Ndifornyen, known for the BBC3 comedy sketch show Famalam. Hardy Caprio broke onto the UK rap scene in 2017 with the hits Unsigned and Super Soaker.

    • 29 min
    Mica Paris and Tiffany Calver

    Mica Paris and Tiffany Calver

    Songs To Live By is a podcast celebrating different generations of Black culture through the shared love of music. Host Vick Hope is joined by two guests, who grew up at different times, to share the songs that shaped their lives. Each guest brings two songs and each episode is a journey into their lives, our history and some great music - new and old.

    In this episode Vick is joined by DJ Tiffany Calver and singer Mica Paris. They pick songs by India Arie, Marvin Gaye, Tom Browne and Nas. Tiffany is a Radio 1Xtra DJ who is known for being the first female host of ‘The Rap Show’. Mica Paris is a singer, actress and presenter known for singles such as ‘My One Love’.

    • 26 min
    Zeze Millz and Doc Brown

    Zeze Millz and Doc Brown

    Songs To Live By is a podcast celebrating different generations of Black culture through the shared love of music. Host Vick Hope is joined by two guests, who grew up at different times, to share the songs that shaped their lives. Each guest brings two songs and each episode is a journey into their lives, our history and some great music - new and old.

    In this episode writer and rapper Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown) and blogger Zeze Millz chat about music, skipping church and the early days of a thing called the internet. With songs by Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and Nas.

    Doc Brown is an actor, comedian, rapper and author of children’s books. Zeze Millz is a social media influencer, known for her no nonsense approach to interviews in The Zeze Millz show. These two go back and forth on culture, growing up in Black and mixed race households, and how music can propel them to new heights. A passionate conversation from passionate people.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

cmcg28 ,

Joy and insight

Music is the portal for people to connect and share their experience of life. Vick Hope is a lovely host. Feelgood podcast. Could be longer though.

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