21 episodes

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed podcast from George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life through a mix of storytelling, music and fiction.

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    • Drama
    • 4.7, 20 Ratings

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed podcast from George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life through a mix of storytelling, music and fiction.

    18. Concurrent Affairs

    18. Concurrent Affairs

    Following difficult conversations with Uganda and Britain, George drops a bombshell.

    Written by George The Poet.
    Produced by Benbrick & George The Poet.
    Original music by Benbrick.

    Featured songs: You Can Fly by Price Love, Think Twice by Celine Dion

    Featured guests: Anne Isger as Britain.

    Have You Heard George’s Podcast? is a George the Poet production for BBC Sounds.

    Commissioning Executive for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Jason Phipps

    • 25 min
    17. The Bag

    17. The Bag

    The Insecurity Guards hunt down ideas before they can make it onto George’s podcast.

    Written by George The Poet.
    Produced by Benbrick & George The Poet.
    Original music by Benbrick.

    Featured songs: Playa Hater by The Notorious B.I.G., St. Thomas by Sonny Rollins, Middle of the Night by The Clovers, Easy Snapping by Theophilus Beckford, Freedom Sound by The Skatalites, Simmer Down by The Wailers, My Boy Lollipop by Millie Small, Joe Liges by Delroy Wilson, I Spy (feat. Headie One & K-Trap) by Krept & Konan

    Featured guests: Jawad Ifraz, Andrew Bell, Chris Bernard, Patrin, Tasneim Zyada, Aaron Daniels, Lams, Tyra Mai, Petra

    Clips taken from the BBC Archive: Reggae – The Story of Jamaican Music (Forward March).

    Have You Heard George’s Podcast? is a George the Poet production for BBC Sounds.

    Commissioning Executive for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Jason Phipps

    • 27 min
    16. Loose Ends

    16. Loose Ends

    George’s relationships continue to fall apart as his mind descends into a battlefield.

    Written by George The Poet.
    Produced by Benbrick & George The Poet.
    Original music by Benbrick.

    Featured songs: Empire Army by Vybz Kartel, Must Be by J Hus, No Manners by Teyana Taylor, Wishing On A Star by Rose Royce

    Featured guests: Julie Adenuga as Dija, Lola, Jawad Ifraz, Andrew Bell, Chris Bernard, Stephen Boateng, Sir Martyn Lewis, Kenny Imafidon, Patrin, Tasneim Zyada, Aaron Daniels, Lams, Tyra Mai, and Vidhu Sharma

    Have You Heard George’s Podcast? is a George the Poet production for BBC Sounds.

    Commissioning Executive for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Jason Phipps

    • 26 min
    15. Who Am I?

    15. Who Am I?

    George finds himself torn between different audiences at a crossroads in his writing.

    Written by George The Poet.
    Produced by Benbrick & George The Poet.
    Original music by Benbrick.

    Featured songs: Who Am I by Beenie Man, Step Out by Busy Signal, I Really Mean It (feat. Cam’ron & Jimmy Jones) by The Diplomats, When I’m ‘Ere by Roll Deep

    Featured guests: Diggy, and Conroy.

    We read an extract from The Guardian / The Observer article Yardie Terror Grips London published on Sunday 18th July 1999, and accessible online. We took elements from DJ Target talking about Grime from the “Welcome to the World of George The Poet” live event.

    Have You Heard George’s Podcast? is a George the Poet production for BBC Sounds.

    Commissioning Executive for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Jason Phipps

    • 26 min
    14. A Hard Taskmaster

    14. A Hard Taskmaster

    The two competing parts of George’s brain - contentment and ambition - battle it out. George looks at how black creativity shapes trends through music to fashion and beyond.

    Written by George The Poet.
    Produced by Benbrick & George The Poet.
    Original music by Benbrick.

    Featured songs: Didn’t Cha Know by Erykah Badu, 1,2,1,2 by George The Poet, Scribble Paper by Little Dragon, Real N****** (feat. Cam’ron, Jimmy Jones & Juelz Santana) by The Diplomats, Ambition (feat. Meek Mill & Rick Ross) by Wale

    Featured guests: Ty Logan as Benji, Arnold Jorge as Damario, Young Talented Individuals, Hussain Manawer (presenting the Best Arts & Culture award at The British Podcast Awards 2019), Patrin, Andrew Bell, Tyra Mai, Tasneim Zyada, and Kenny Mpanga.

    Thank you to CJ Obi and everybody who attended my meeting to discuss the future of St Raph’s, Matthew Walker and Penguin for allowing us to use elements from the book Why We Sleep, Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson for writing the book Why Nations Fail, and Peter Gregson for his cello performance.

    Clips taken from the BBC Archive: BBC News October 28th 2019 Brexit delay agreed as MP’s vote again on an election & EU agrees Brexit extension to 31 January.

    Have You Heard George’s Podcast? is a George the Poet production for BBC Sounds.

    Commissioning Executive for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Jason Phipps

    • 29 min
    13. A North West Story

    13. A North West Story

    George contemplates his relationship with the audience before giving a personal account of conflict in his area.

    Written by George The Poet.
    Produced by Benbrick & George The Poet.
    Original music by Benbrick.

    Featured songs: Barbar G by Mark Kavuma, 10 Man (feat. Gappy Ranks & Big Zeeks) by Patrin, Running by Abi Ocia

    Featured guests: Diggy, Henry Stone

    Have You Heard George’s Podcast? is a George the Poet production for BBC Sounds.
    Commissioning Executive for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Jason Phipps

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

@Ashobuachalla ,

A poetic tone combined with incisive content

Have been searching for another podcast. Really enjoying the easy listening and informative episodes here

rjanem ,

Magnificent

Brilliantly-produced and hugely thought-provoking. I recommend this podcast to everyone and it’s a guaranteed hit every time. Flawless!

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