By Louise Wylie
The world of high culture can seem, well, pretty damn high for a short arses like me. If you don’t know your Puccini from your Proust, you often don’t know where to start to learn. A lot of times it can appear inaccessible for the ordinary Joe off the street, but I’m here to help.
Am Cultured Like will explain the jargon and argue exactly why it’s worthwhile giving some of the posher things in life a try.
In this first podcast I tackle opera – the art form which can too often appear boring, ridiculous or just plain weird. But don’t you worry, I’ll have you emulating Pavarotti before you know it.
By Paulette Myrie
Off The Beaten Track is a series of podcasts that brings you new and alternative music from artists and musicians in Edinburgh.
This week’s episode features Scots singer Doogie singing about miners and fishermen, then we get your feet tapping to Yoko Pweno a fiddle and electronics band.
By Becca Inglis
Living in cities means being privy to constant battles as a melting pot of people try to live alongside each other. Covering gentrification, tourism, student flats, closing music venues, and the ever present push towards property development, this podcast looks at the debates over which communities are served as cities grow. In this first episode, Becca Inglis explores the link between Airbnb and homelessness.
By Roisin Kilroy
Have you ever wondered who looked better in a toga out of Julius Caesar, Caligula or Nero? We have- frequently.
Speaking Hypothetically is a weekly podcast that plays the game kiss, marry or kill with famous figures from history. From the ridiculous to the gruesome and downright dastardly, we assess the lives and legacies of our chosen victims, and figure out if they would get lucky, put a ring on it or die by our hypothetical swords.
Join Áine, Daniel and I, this week as we look at the dashing Lord Byron, prolific Lewis Carroll and the eternally friend-zoned W.B Yeats.
Warning: this podcast contains bad language and themes of an adult nature.
By Lynn Rusk
The Secret Diary of a Supply Teacher is a podcast series about the ins and outs of what it’s really like to work as a substitute teacher in Scotland. This August there were 700 teacher vacancies in schools across Scotland just two weeks before pupils returned from their summer holidays. There has never been more of a demand for supply teachers, so why have the government not tried to improve conditions for this vital workforce?
In this episode I will take you through a typical day of a supply teacher and disclose the highs and lows of teacher life!
by Gemma Stroyan
‘The Edited Self’ is the first episode of a new podcast series exploring our responses to this digital world.
Today, everything is instantly accessible. We can have it all, faster than ever before. The next job, purchase, experience, even person is available at our fingertips. But this series will ask if we are any more satisfied with our lives being measured through likes, swipes and edited profiles…
This episode specifically looks at social media and its’ effect on our mental health. Has this oversharing culture contributed to a society with greater anxiety, causing us to be more concerned with the lives we present online than the ones we are actually living?
Speaking to several social media users, and gaining insight from Professor Rory O’Connor’s description of social perfectionism, ‘The Edited Self’ explores ways in which we can regain control of our time spent constructing our filtered selves.
With an Instagram following of over half a million, TV presenter Laura Whitmore describes the responsibilities attached to her use of social media.
Further episodes will cover different themes – from exploring online dating and how finding love has become almost transactional, to ‘choice paralyses’ and whether too many options actually decreases satisfaction levels.
By Gus Kubiak
The F1 Weekend Review takes a look back the all the action from the United States Grand Prix, and then we speak with Ben Hunt, the Formula One correspondent for The Sun about next year’s grid, what the dynamic might look like at Ferrari next year, and Liberty Media’s plans for a race in Vietnam.
By Andrea Triunfo
Serie A is one of the oldest professional football leagues in the world: founded in 1898. The league has seen many new clubs born, rise and go on to win. Let’s start with the only team in Italy who managed to win the “Treble”: National League, National Cup and Champions League in the same season. Founded in 1908 by former AC Milan members, Inter is already 110 years old and in its glorious history it never got relegated from Italian Serie A. In this episode you’ll find out about the myth of Giuseppe Meazza, the visionary Arpad Weisz, the legendary Helenio Herrera and, above all, the Special One Jose’ Mourinho.
by Alejandro Basterrechea
Edinburgh on Frame is a podcast about the photography scene in Edinburgh. Each month, I will be speaking with different photographers, their projects and the latest on the world of photography.
On the first episode, we speak with Simon Crofts on his project “Expectations”
By Carly Bell
Episode 33 of Pages of Change interviews sex worker, activist and author, Molly Smith, co-author of Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers Rights. In this episode we talk about the political atmosphere surrounding the book, the need for the sex worker rights movement to approach the topic from a position of intersectional anti-capitalist feminism, and why this book on sex work doesn’t include personal memoir.
By Morven McIntyre
‘Being Mindful’ is a podcast series looking at different practises that can improve our mental health. On episode one, Morven looks at the practise of mindfulness. This practise is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence for anxiety and depression and prescribed on the NHS. Craig Ali, who is a mindfulness consultant at the Moment is Now and owner of Total Health, discusses what mindfulness is and why he believes it can combat our destructive thoughts. Morven also talks to Fiona Perriss, a psychology graduate from the University of Edinburgh, who is more sceptical of the practise of mindfulness. In addition, Morven talks to two people who have attended mindfulness courses who share their different experiences.
Sound bites credit to the Mindfulness Association.