Hey, meet Bilal, Kwaku, Patrick and Tom. 4 Black and Mixed-Race guys who became friends whilst studying at Cambridge University. Join us as we talk about life before, during and well - after 'The Bridge'. Expect chats about life, and our own experiences.
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Over The Bridge - Episode 89 - A Quick Ting On with Mags Abraha
In this episode we are joined by Mags Abraha, editor of A Quick Ting On, the first ever book series on Black British culture. We discuss the growth of black voices in UK publishing and media, Black-Britishness as an identity and some of the themes covered in the upcoming anthology; including Black British music, fashion and politics.
Over The Bridge - Episode 88 - A Conversation on Conversations with Richie Brave
In this episode we are joined by our friend, Presenter/Broadcaster and Host of the Brave Conversations Podcast on BBC 1Xtra, Richie Brave. We discuss what makes a "good" conversation; reflect on our favourite Black British platforms and discuss the dangers of identity politics and singular narratives when it comes to talking about our experiences. We also touch on the benefits of podcasts as a medium vs. TV/radio, as well as the importance of cultivating environments for authenticity. Enjoy.
Over The Bridge - Episode 87 - Connecting Caribbean Minds with Dr Jerelle Joseph
In this episode we are joined by Dr Jerelle Joseph, a Research Fellow in Physical & Chemical Sciences at King's College, Cambridge and Founder of carischolar.com. We learn about her journey into the world of scientific academia from her upbringing in Dominica and discuss her comparative experience living and studying in the UK, navigating the space as a Black Caribbean woman and the fundamental importance of mentorship and guidance for students to realise their full potential academically and professionally.
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Over The Bridge - Episode 86 - MasterChef with Alexina Anatole
In this episode we are joined by Alexina Anatole, a fellow Cambridge grad and finalist in the Master Chef 2021. We talk about what inspires Alexina's love for cooking, the realities of filming on the BBC One hit show, as well as how working on the trading floor prepared her for her new journey as a chef. We also find out her top 5 cuisines and her big plans for the future. Enjoy.
Over The Bridge - Episode 85 - God is Not a White Man with Chine McDonald
In this episode we are joined by Chine McDonald, a broadcaster, Head of Community Fundraising and Public Engagement at Christian Aid, and author of book God Is Not a White Man: And Other Revelations. We discusss colonialism, development, navigating Cambridge University as a Black Woman and the conventional depictions of God as White & Male. Chine's book is available NOW to pre-order and we hope you enjoy our conversation as much as we did.
Over The Bridge - Episode 84 - Rap Therapy with Bhishma Asare
In this episode we are joined by Bhishma Asare (aka Proph), an independent artist from South London and founder of Rap Therapy. Join us as we discuss the work his team are doing in school across the UK, using rap as a therapeutic tool for young people to express their feelings. We also explore some of the flaws in the education system and how creative initiatives like Rap Therapy can positively impact children's behaviour, wellbeing and learning.
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Smart guys with underrepresented opinions. Also, bare jokes. Would recommended.
I just listen to your show with the author Diane Abbot great show and you guys are so right I’m an African-American and we have a lot to learn about the civil rights movement in Europe. I can’t wait to read her book. Thanks for the education.
Keep up the great work.