Strangetown- the Sprout Editorial Group podcast

What is Strangetown?

Strangetown is a podcast produced in collaboration between The Sprout and our friends at Radio Platfform. Spearheaded by Edward Lee, chief researcher, the show looks at what’s going on in Cardiff, and then digs deeper- why is it like this? Does it have to be like this? We take a critical look at the things that matter to young people in our area.

Why the name?

It’s a pun on Grangetown, one of Cardiff’s best known inner city areas. Plus, if you ask me, this is a pretty strange city at times.

How can I listen to it?

As well as this page, you can check out Strangetown as part of the Radio Platfform TuneIn and iTunes feeds. You can also copy the feed URL into your favourite podcast app. Follow @radioplatfform on Instagram for news on when the shows are going out live- then you can say you listened to it before it was cool!

I really like the music- can I skip the talking?

Sure, if you want! Ed works tirelessly on these gorgeous Spotify playlists featuring the tunes from each episode (and some bonus tracks that fit the theme)- check them out here.

EPISODES:

EPISODE 1 – THE WITCHING HOUR – 08/12/2018

Hosts: Edward Lee, Tom Morris

Topics: Christmas, Modern witchcraft

EPISODE 2 – BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE – 22/12/2018

Hosts: Edward Lee, Tom Morris

Topics: Housing, the Valleys-Cardiff divide, Public Transport

EPISODE 3 – SEX EDUCATION – 28/01/2019

Hosts: Edward Lee, Carys Evans, Tom Morris

Guests: Asha Jane, Cardiff YMCA Sexual Health Outreach Team

Topics: Sex, Sex Ed, Virginity, Netflix, Acting

EPISODE 4 – PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY – 12/02/2019

Hosts: Edward Lee, Tom Morris

Topics: Urban Design, Inequality, Situationism, Suburbia, Guy Debord, Peter Finch, Grammable Cities, Independent Music Venues, Best places to live when you’re young

EPISODE 5 – GHOSTS – 11/03/2019

Hosts: Edward Lee, Declan Godfrey

Topics: Ghosts, Cardiff Castle, Spirituality

EPISODE 6 – MASCULINITY – 08/04/2019

Hosts: Edward Lee, Tom Morris

Topics: Masculinity, Grayson Perry, Childhood, Theatre, Confidence

EPISODE 7 – SHREDS: CERI JACKSON INTERVIEW – MAY 2019

Also onĀ Mixcloud.

Hosts: Edward Lee, Tom Morris

Guest: Ceri Dawn Jackson

Topics: Crime, Corruption, Cardiff Bay

EPISODE 8 – UNDERGROUND COMICS – JULY 2019

Hosts: Edward Lee, Tom Morris

Topics: Caaahmics, Comics

EPISODE 9 – TWIN CITY TALK – AUGUST 2019

Hosts: Tom Morris

Guest: Steve Knaack

Topics: Stuttgart, Twin City of Cardiff, Germany

EPISODE 10 – EDUCATION – SEP 2019 – COMING SOON

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Funding Partners

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