15 episodes

We all want to be part of changing the world, right? Join hosts Fisayo and Mona as they meet an array of people who have dedicated themselves to doing just that. Using open, honest conversations they explore what change really looks like and how we can all play our part in it. Whether you’ve held a placard at every protest or have just learnt the term ‘ally’, this is the place for you!

To discuss what you’ve heard or to see more from Untelevised between episodes, head to our instagram/twitter @untelevised_tv or write to talk2untelevised@gmail.com

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We all want to be part of changing the world, right? Join hosts Fisayo and Mona as they meet an array of people who have dedicated themselves to doing just that. Using open, honest conversations they explore what change really looks like and how we can all play our part in it. Whether you’ve held a placard at every protest or have just learnt the term ‘ally’, this is the place for you!

To discuss what you’ve heard or to see more from Untelevised between episodes, head to our instagram/twitter @untelevised_tv or write to talk2untelevised@gmail.com

    14. So, can WORKPLACES ever be democratic?

    14. So, can WORKPLACES ever be democratic?

    Last episode we explored democracy, as the 'ordinary' persons opportunity to contribute to the conversations that govern our societies. We took a deep dive into the theory of the concept and discovered that it has reach far beyond the ballot box. This week we are taking it from theory into practice by looking at how democratic principles might be applied to a work environment.

    To do this we’re exploring two different democratic working structures - Workers Cooperatives and Employee Owned Businesses. 

    Learn - what are democratic workplaces? (4 mins)

    Discuss - Riverford, Employee Owned Business (18 mins) find them on Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter/ YouTube; Suma, Workers Cooperative (51 mins) find them on Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter/ LinkedIn 

    Share - what can we all do? (1 hour 25 mins)

    Things we mentioned:

    Democracy Episode; Workers' Rights Episode; Socialism Episode; Capitalism Episode; Ethical Consumption Episode; Ethical Consumer Magazine; Ethical Consumer Framework for Measuring Ethics; Ethical Consumer Framework Explained Further; Cooperatives UK; Cooperatives UK "The Hive"; Employee Ownership Association

    To discuss what you’ve listened to or to see more from Untelevised between episodes, head to our website, twitter or instagram  @untelevised_tv or write to talk2untelevised@gmail.com

    Untelevised: The Podcast is produced by Untelevised, a joint platform between Filmanthropy and May Project Gardens.

    Our Hosts are Fisayo Fadahunsi and Mona Bani

    Our Researcher is Katja Rackin

    Our Editor is Olivia Melkonian

    Our Soundtrack is ‘Ground is a Cloud’ by Child of Chief

    • 1 hr 41 min
    13. So, what do we mean by DEMOCRACY?

    13. So, what do we mean by DEMOCRACY?

    Politics shouldn't be separate from everyday life. The decisions that are made by an elite group in Central London. Because politics inform everything we do and we feel the impact of political decisions constantly. 

    Democracy is promoted globally as the answer to this. The 'ordinary' persons opportunity to contribute to the conversations that govern our societies. But what does participating in democracy actually mean? Have we taken it so for granted that we seldom stop to reflect and assess how it is working?

    This episode we are doing exactly that. Exploring what democracy should ideally look like, what it currently does looks like and why there is a gap between the two. 

    Learn - what is democracy? (7 mins)

    Discuss - Oliver Sidorczuk, Social Justice Campaigner (14 mins 25 secs) find him on Linkedin/ Twitter; Anjan Sundaram, Journalist (48 mins) find him on Wikipedia/ Facebook/ Twitter/ Website/ TED Talk

    Share - what can we all do? (1 hr 22 mins)

    Things we mentioned:

    Register to vote in the UK; Upcoming elections in the UK; Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill; Full Fact Fact Checker.

    To discuss what you’ve listened to or to see more from Untelevised between episodes, head to our website (www.untelevised.co.uk), twitter or instagram  (@untelevised_tv) or write to talk2untelevised@gmail.com

    Untelevised: The Podcast is produced by Untelevised, a joint platform between Filmanthropy and May Project Gardens.

    Our Hosts are Fisayo Fadahunsi and Mona Bani

    Our Researcher is Katja Rackin

    Our Editors are Olivia Melkonian and Fisayo Fadahunsi

    Our Soundtrack is ‘Ground is a Cloud’ by Child of Chief

    • 1 hr 46 min
    12. So, what might an alternative society look like? STADSNOMADEN

    12. So, what might an alternative society look like? STADSNOMADEN

    Last episode we explored socialism, as an increasingly popular alternative to our current capitalist system. We took a deep dive into the theory of the ideology; exploring its origins and principles. This week we want to take this theory into practice and look at what an alternative society might look like in a 21st century context.

    To do this we’re chatting to some of the residents of Stadsnomaden (or City Nomads). An alternative community in Nijmegen, the city that's been named the 'communist city of the Netherlands'.

    Learn - What is Stadsnomaden? (6 mins)

    Discuss -  Bruna, Max and Willemijn, find Stadsnomaden on Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter/ YouTube/ Website/ Worldpackers; (13 mins 45 secs)

    Share - What can we all do? (43 mins)

    Things we mentioned:

    Community Land Trust, Community Food Growers Network, Community Food Growers Network Film, Chav Solidarity Book, The Tyranny of Structurelessness Essay

    Don’t forget to check out our brand new website www.untelevised.co.uk! As always, to discuss what you’ve listened to or to see more from Untelevised between episodes, head to our twitter or instagram  @untelevised_tv or write to talk2untelevised@gmail.com

    Untelevised: The Podcast is produced by Untelevised, a joint platform between Filmanthropy and May Project Gardens.

    Our Hosts are Fisayo Fadahunsi and Mona Bani

    Our Researcher is Katja Rackin

    Our Editors are Olivia Melkonian and Fisayo Fadahunsi

    Our Soundtrack is ‘Ground is a Cloud’ by Child of Chief

    • 1 hr 1 min
    11. So, what do we mean by SOCIALISM?

    11. So, what do we mean by SOCIALISM?

    The term ‘socialism’ is becoming more and more mainstream. As people grow increasingly disillusioned by capitalism and seek alternatives to it, political figures like Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have helped to propel the ideology into popular conscience. Support is especially high amongst younger generations with the majority of Brits under 60 favouring socialism and 70% of American Millennials saying they prefer socialist candidates.

    But things haven’t always been this way. The idea of socialism has existed for centuries and for much of that existence it has faced heavy criticism. So what has changed? Is it our collective consciousness or has the meaning of the word evolved? 

    We're taking a deep dive into this. Asking what does socialism really mean? What might it look and feel like? How might we get there? And, most importantly, does it present a real alternative to Capitalism? 



    Learn - what is Socialism? (3 mins 10 secs)

    Discuss - Azar Majedi, find them on Wikipedia/ Facebook/ Instagram/ Twitter/ YouTube (9 mins 15 secs)

    Share - what can we all do? (49 mins)



    Things we mentioned:

    There are lots of Free versions of the Communist Manifesto available online, here are just a few different options PDF 1 (Free), PDF 2 (Free), PDF 3 (Free), Kindle (Free)



    If you would like a physical copy, the cheapest we’ve found (at the time of publishing) is at WHSmith (£1.25) and there are lots of copies available on ethical book websites World Books and  E Books.

     

    To discuss what you’ve listened to or to see more from Untelevised between episodes, head to our Twitter or Instagram  (both @untelevised_tv) or write to talk2untelevised@gmail.com



    Untelevised: The Podcast is produced by Untelevised, a joint platform between Filmanthropy and May Project Gardens.



    Our Hosts are Fisayo Fadahunsi and Mona Bani

    Our Researcher is Katja Rackin

    Our Editors are Olivia Melkonian/ Fisayo Fadahunsi

    Our Soundtrack is ‘Ground is a Cloud’ by Child of Chief

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Bonus: So, what has 2020 taught us?

    Bonus: So, what has 2020 taught us?

    Untelevised is all about exploring social change and no year in recent history has brought more change than 2020. For our wrap up episode, we’re reflecting on what that change looked like and all of the things that we learnt, discussed and shared in the year.

    And this episode our special guest is you! From nurses, to bus drivers, to lawyers, to youth workers and even parents turned teachers… we hear your reflections on the year that's passed and hopes for the year to come.

    To discuss what you’ve listened to or to see more from Untelevised between episodes, head to our twitter/instagram @untelevised_tv or write to talk2untelevised@gmail.com

    Untelevised: The Podcast is produced by Untelevised, a joint platform between Filmanthropy and May Project Gardens.

    The soundtrack is ‘Ground is a Cloud’ by Child of Chief

    Our Researcher is Katja Rackin

    Our Editor is Olivia Melkonian

    • 36 min
    10. So, what are WORKERS' RIGHTS?

    10. So, what are WORKERS' RIGHTS?

    Many of us take our rights for granted, but people have fought for decades to get us the rights we have and are still fighting to preserve and improve them. This year, the global onslaught of COVID-19 made us all realise how precarious working life can be and showed the inequalities between the privileges of many desk-based jobs versus frontline or manual jobs. Brexit will also inevitably affect our working rights, but how?

    This episode explores the history of unions and workers movements, gives practical tips for what all workers can do and our guests really inspire us with their optimism and wealth of knowledge.

    Learn - What are Workers' Rights? (4 mins)

    Discuss - Gareth Lowe, Regional Officer of trade union Unite @GarethLowe3 (10 mins); Dave Smith, author of Blacklisted @DaveBlacklist (25 mins)

    Share - What can we all do? (1 hour)

    To discuss what you’ve listened to or to see more from Untelevised between episodes, head to our Instagram @untelevised_tv or write to talk2untelevised@gmail.com

    Untelevised: The Podcast is produced by Untelevised, a joint platform between Filmanthropy and May Project Gardens.

    The soundtrack is ‘Ground is a Cloud’ by Child of Chief

    Our Researcher is Katja Rackin

    Our Editor is Olivia Melkonian

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Claire De R ,

Informative, inspiring and easy to digest

Untelevised has managed to do what so many have failed at: making political and ethical issues digestible and relatable. The hosts and their guests explore complex topics in a way that is engaging and inspiring, with humanity and without a hint of judgement.
I recommend this podcast to anyone who has any interest in bettering the world around them in any way. I look forward to each episode!

MsLibra ,

Definitely sub and listen

Very informative and needed to encourage lasting change. The interviewees are very inspiring and spurs you to do more.
I also like the learn section, interesting to see what they choose to teach in each episode.

childofchief ,

Entertaining & educational

Really good good platform for learning about social issues in an accessible and nonjudgmental way. The hosts are natural and passionate about their work which shines through. Highly recommended

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