Pods Up North

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Pods Up North: Speakers by Podcasts – Part 1

Speaker: Craig Parkinson

Podcast: Two Shot Pod

When I first got in to podcasts my favourite pod was “Here’s The Thing” by Alec Baldwin. There was something about the career and life he had had that made his interviews more enlightening than I had heard before. Craig Parkinson has nailed this Brit Style. He interviews actors, presenters and poets and gets into the heart of a deep chat that lasts just about the right length. It’s always enlightening, and always insightful, and as time goes on you piece together Craig’s story too. Craig regularly talks of learning how to interview people on the job and after 2 and a half years, he has got very good at it. So when he is at Pods Up North that’s where we will start…

Craig regularly talks of learning how to interview people on the job and after 2 and a half years, he has got very good at it.

Speakers: James Barr & Dan Hudson

Podcast: Gay and A Non Gay

Gosh these boys are good. This is one of those podcasts where when you listen you have lightening bolt moments of understanding. The juxtaposition of what it is to be a straight boy vs what it is to be a gay boy in 21st Century Britain creates delightful material that will make you laugh out loud, cover your mouth in horror just plain simply say “Ooooooohhhhhh”… These guys really put themselves at the centre of the LGBTQ+ community and their tribe are the most important thing to them – you can hear this in nearly every episode. Their live show has become integral to their podcast with a stint at the Edinburgh Festival, and they will be at the Manchester Podcast Festival on 16th November (tickets here). At Pods Up North hear the story of how they cherish their tribe and how their live show plays in to the podcast.

Speakers: Kat Harbourne and Jenny Eells

Podcast: The Naked Podcast

Kat and Jen are award winning podcasters – this concept is one that has I think revolutionised local radio (it also appears on BBC Radio Sheffield) and the way we think of vulnerability. The podcast is well formatted in that there is a format, but you don’t know it’s there. Guests are asked to remove their clothes with the hosts and all of a sudden the line of questioning and the answers become instinctively delicate and vulnerable. Initially we were going to talk about booking guests and how they did it but Kat said “People seem to want to come on to our podcast, we have a list. I think it’s scary enough that people see it as a challenge but not too scary”. So we decided that creating a format would make for a more interesting story, and I asked if I could be on the list.

Speaker: Katy Leeson & Producer Dodds

Podcast: Katy Leeson’s ‘I Shouldn’t Say This But’

Social Chain’s Managing Director did a blog post about Imposter Syndrome. It received such a huge response she and her team decided that she should do a podcast. She really didn’t feel comfortable speaking in public in any way, so this was a big decision. With Doddz by her side and the power of the Social Chain expertise in personal branding and content marketing behind her, she has built an honest, diverse and fascinating podcast about social media, culture and leadership. At Pods Up North the pair will be sharing what they have learned about. Podcasting for the reluctant podcaster.

She has built an honest, diverse and fascinating podcast about social media, culture and leadership.
1st November 2019