The Bido Lito! Arts + Culture Podcast focuses on some of the more interesting stories that lurk just below the surface of Liverpool's vibrant art, music and culture scene. Hosted by writer and critic Laura Brown and Bido Lito! Editor-in-Chief Christopher Torpey, the monthly show will use mini-features to unpick some narratives that maybe haven’t been widely heard, and offer some alternative viewpoints from invited guests.
Digging The Archives #1
Lockdown has prevented us from going to galleries and museums in person - but it hasn't stopped us from accessing culture online. In a new series, Laura and Christopher pick out some forms of digital culture archives that have been keeping them entertained while remaining socially distanced. The first episode in this series features queer zine archive QZAP, and the University of Liverpool's interactive Viking Age In The North West app.
BONUS: What Is Activism?
Following on from our previous podcast on community media with Dr Paddy Hoey, we have an extra bonus episode for you. This is based on a conversation Laura had in 2019 with Paddy about activism in the digital age, based around the book he'd just written about Irish republican media activism.
What Is Community Media?
For the third episode of Season 2, we speak with Dr Paddy Hoey, journalist and senior lecturer in Media, Film and Television at Edge Hill University. On the table is a discussion about the role that community media plays today, when digital means have caused our communities to become divergent and moved away from the mass public spheres we have long been accustomed to.
You know that feeling when you discover a fictional world and it just feels like you've always known it? And the characters, plots and setting fit perfectly, like your favourite jacket, one that you never tire of wearing.
That's what this episode is about, as Laura persuades Neil Atkinson to turn his attention away from The Anfield Wrap, and talk about their shared love of the world of Inspector Morse: both the novels of Colin Dexter, and the TV world led by John Thaw.
What's In A Biennial?
For the first episode of Season 2, we speak with Liverpool Biennial's new Artistic Director, Fatoş Üstek, about how an art biennial relates to its location.
God Save The Florrie
The Florrie in Liverpool 8 celebrates its 130th birthday in 2019. We tell the story of how the building was saved, and how its bricks and mortar weren't the only thing restored.
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An exciting insightful and inspiring first episode. I can’t wait to hear more about Liverpool’s cultural past, present and future
Great first episode
A great start to what promises to be a really fascinating look at some of Liverpool’s cultural highlights and DIY culture