23 episodes

A podcast series exploring the voices and stories from the City of Sunderland. From sport to fashion, to politics and social change this series will cover it all. It's a brand new podcast series, every episode is different, so make sure you catch them all. Coming in December 2022. Find out more at https://www.sparksunderland.com

Word on Wearside Spark

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A podcast series exploring the voices and stories from the City of Sunderland. From sport to fashion, to politics and social change this series will cover it all. It's a brand new podcast series, every episode is different, so make sure you catch them all. Coming in December 2022. Find out more at https://www.sparksunderland.com

    Sunderland v Newcastle v Middlesborough: North East Passion

    Sunderland v Newcastle v Middlesborough: North East Passion

    Other clubs can't believe or understand why Sunderland and Newcastle as footy clubs mean so much to the fans and the cities. They spur each other on as clubs and fans; a massive derby, a massive rivalry.
    Middlesborough fans are also passionate and loyal, but they're on a level below the Sunderland/Newcastle derby - which is no disgrace, given Sunderland and Newcastle have perhaps the best rivalry in the whole world.
    In this episode of Word on Wearside, join us as we explore the three teams behind this 'North East Passion'.
    The team behind this episode:
    Josh BellTom Kelly-HansfordJosh Metcalfe
    Word on Wearside is a Spark Sunderland podcast, produced by journalism students at the University of Sunderland. With teaching supervision by Lecturer in Audio, Jay Sykes.

    • 14 min
    Men's Mental Health

    Men's Mental Health

    Is men's mental health in crisis? We explore the unspoken topics and discover why men won't talk about their mental health. We are joined by Michael Chapplow, who provides expert advice and opinion on the topic from his experience as a worker at mental health charity Andy's Man Club.
    Trigger Warning: Please be aware that this episode of Word on Wearside involves discussing men's mental health and suicide.
    The team behind this episode:
    Will JeffriesJamie LeadbitterJames Young
    Word on Wearside is a Spark Sunderland podcast, produced by journalism students at the University of Sunderland. With teaching supervision by Lecturer in Audio, Jay Sykes.

    • 13 min
    Upcoming Fixtures

    Upcoming Fixtures

    With the 2024 January transfer window creeping ever closer, join Callum, Dom, Liam, and local journalist Daniel Wills, as we discuss what's ahead for the upcoming season.
    The team behind this episode:
    Callum CloseDom FrankLiam Rafferty
    Word on Wearside is a Spark Sunderland podcast, produced by journalism students at the University of Sunderland.

    • 13 min
    Newcastle's January Signings

    Newcastle's January Signings

    On this episode, Joseph Hannen, Dylan Richardson and Josh Kirtley discuss potential areas for Newcastle United to improve on in the upcoming transfer window, with an exclusive interview with up-and-coming Newcastle reporter Joel Bland. 
    In light of the ten month ban for former midfielder Sandro Tonali, who admitted to allegations of illegal gambling, this position is a priority for Newcastle to fill. But who could replace him, and how will this shift affect the lineup?
    The team behind this episode:
    Joe HannenJosh KirtleyDylan Richardson
    Word on Wearside is a Spark Sunderland podcast, produced by journalism students at the University of Sunderland. With teaching supervision by Lecturer in Audio, Jay Sykes.

    • 14 min
    The Impact of A.I. on Emerging Designers in the North East

    The Impact of A.I. on Emerging Designers in the North East

    As the use of A.I. rises, young designers are becoming more and more nervous about their jobs and their futures. Could this be even tougher for us northerners?
    We have spoken to two people in the industry to help us find out if A.I. really impacts emerging designers in the North East, and how we can future-proof ourselves in this changing industry.
    The team behind this episode:
    Lucy BakerMaddy CiaraldiMaia OlusanyaJessica Thompson
    Word on Wearside is a Spark Sunderland podcast, produced by journalism students at the University of Sunderland. With teaching supervision by Lecturer in Audio, Jay Sykes.

    • 22 min
    Euro 2024 - A Look Ahead

    Euro 2024 - A Look Ahead

    A multi-national episode, as representatives from England (Jack), Germany (Annika), and Albania (Marlind) discuss their countries' chances at the summer's Euro tournament.
    With analysis from BBC's Guy Mowbray, and The Athletic's Seb Stafford-Bloor.
    The team behind this episode:
    Jack AustwickeAnnika BöttcherMarlind Ymeri
    Word on Wearside is a Spark Sunderland podcast, produced by journalism students at the University of Sunderland. With teaching supervision by Lecturer in Audio, Jay Sykes.

    • 14 min

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