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The Residents Podcast is now live!

Posted on Thu 24 Sept 2020

In this podcast series, Studio Resident Will gives listeners a backstage access pass to the Studio and its diverse residents, highlighting the vitality and difference that comes from engaging with a wide range of voices, when looking at contemporary issues.

We’re excited to announce the launch of The Residents – a series of four podcasts exploring tech, arts, economy and health through the lens of community and creativity, produced by Studio residents Will Taylor and Jo Kimber and supported by the Pervasive Media Studio.

In this podcast series, Studio Resident Will gives listeners a backstage access pass to the Studio and its diverse residents, highlighting the vitality and difference that comes from engaging with a wide range of voices, when looking at contemporary issues.

The podcast which comes out fortnightly on Thursdays was recorded entirely in lockdown and kicks off with ‘The Residents are BAME-TASTIC’ featuring Nikesh Shukla- author and screenwriter, Fozia Ismail– social anthropologist and supper-club host and Adibah Iqbal– Rife Mentor. Will and guests cover everything from lockdown, to the Black Lives Matter movement and most importantly community and hope - themes that play a huge part in the lives of residents of the Pervasive Media Studio community.

Will Taylor - Podcast host and Resident says:

“Lots of creative and innovative work comes out of the Studio but we wanted to focus on the people behind the work more and give the residents a space to share their experiences with a wider audience. We’re so pleased with the results - something that is entertaining, informative, surprising and relatable and we can’t wait to share it all with you!”

Jo Lansdowne, Executive Producer – Pervasive Media Studio says:

“In supporting The Residents podcast we hope to share some of the brilliant moments of exchange that take place at the Pervasive Media Studio with a wider audience. As we collectively reflect on the world and dream about change, the more important it becomes to pay attention to conversations that happen within our communities.

“Jo and Will are both artists and producers of extraordinary insight and care with a rare ability to put people at ease while steering their thinking towards a place of depth and authenticity. I am so pleased that they are leading this piece of work and that we have the opportunity to be a part of it. Enjoy listening!”

Read more how the podcast came to life here.

The podcast will be available to listen to on the Pervasive Media Studio website, YouTube, Spotify and iTunes every other Thursday from 7am.

Episode One – The Residents are BAME-TASTIC – listen now
Guests: Adibah Iqbal, Fozia Ismail and Nikesh Shukla.
In our first episode host Will Taylor dives straight in, getting up close and personal with our illustrious guests covering everything from lockdown to community but somehow the conversation just keeps coming back round to food.