Podcast Interviews of Well Known Black British People

Further to our review of podcast series created by black British people, we've also spent a lot of time listening to podcasts from other people & organisations. There have been some open and honest conversations about

  • Race
  • Class
  • Politics
  • Diversity
  • Governments
  • Brexit
  • Music
  • Representation
  • Sport
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Success
  • Fame
  • Social injustice

As we keep saying, as black British people we absolutely have some shared experiences. But we are most definitely not a monolith. Our experiences and therefore our perceptions of the world are shaped by so many things. So we think it's just as important to hear the voices of those who are more like us, as much as those who are less like us. We're not saying we understand the details of everyone's experience as that would be untrue and impossible. We're here to support various sectors of the community that have a shared goal to ensure that we all are represented in our true light and in a positive way.

This list is by no means complete. We've still got quite a few more interviews to add to it but we haven't got around to categorising them. So we'll add more to it as we go along. Given the number of interviews that we have listened to so far, we think that's plenty to get things going. If you think there are others that are worth adding then let us know.

  • Akala
    • Race & Class In The Ruins of Empire
    • James O’Brien’s Unfiltered Podcast
  • Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Windrush, anarchism and his time in North Korea
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy
  • David Lammy
    • On social justice, Brexit and not being a Corbynista
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy
  • David McQueen
    • David discusses Thriving vs. Surviving and what it means to him and the importance of legacy 
    • Jerry Colonna’s The Reboot Podcast
  • George The Poet
    • Youth violence, representation, and limitations of government
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy
  • Ghetts
    • Ghetts on black British artists, gang violence and the evolution of grime
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy
  • Gina Miller
    • Post-Brexit world, death threats and rethinking capitalism
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy
  • Idris Elba
    • Being the best and never fearing failure
    • James O’Brien’s Unfiltered Podcast hosted by David Lammy
  • Jamal Edwards
    • From Media Student To Multimillionaire
    • Steven Barlett’s Diary of a CEO podcast
  • John Amaechi
    • Race, breaking the NBA and homosexuality in sport
    • James O’Brien’s Unfiltered Podcast
  • June Sarpong
    • Talks diversity and the British class system
    • James O’Brien’s Unfiltered Podcast
  • Malorie Blackman
    • On her new 'Noughts and Crosses' book, her struggle to get published and anti-immigrant feeling in the UK
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy
  • Michaela Cole
    • On falling out of love with Christianity, Chewing Gum and avoiding stardom
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy
  • Munroe Bergdorf
    • Racism, trans activism and acceptance
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge
    • Race, social injustice and quotas
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy
  • Ric Lewis
    • Raising up underprivileged children, being the 'most influential' black Briton and life as a 6'10 business man
    • Channel 4’s Ways To Change The World Podcast with Krishnan Gurumurthy