Black History Month: EDC Podcast Picks.

Continuing to highlight #blackhistory month, our colleagues Jonathan Chau and Anu Walters have compiled 4 of their most compelling and educational podcasts for our team at EDC, clients and friends to listen to.
We want to encourage conversations that can be uncomfortable, to be more comfortable. These podcasts talk about a variety of topics ranging from culture and identity, personal experiences of being a person of colour in society, and recent events that have initiated the start of change.
Acknowledging, listening, and learning from the struggles and successes of people of colour is an important part of facilitating diversity and something that we believe in strongly at EDC – Engineering Design Consultants Ltd.

👉🏼 𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐑𝐚𝐜𝐞 – 𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐢 𝐄𝐝𝐝𝐨-𝐋𝐨𝐝𝐠𝐞

About Race comes from the Author behind the 2017 multi award-winning book – ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race’. This Podcast further critiques structural racism, “colourblind” thinking and features leading figures in ant-racist activism over the past few decades.

Initially, ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race’ was the title of Eddo-Lodge’s blog post in 2014. Here, she was not trying to dismiss white people from the conversation but rather an act of self-preservation. She was fed up with white people who’d never acknowledged their own race and privilege and who displayed an emotional disconnect when she expressed her experience as a black woman.

👉🏽 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 & 𝐈𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐏𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 – 𝐋𝐞𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐨𝐩, 𝐅𝐞𝐦𝐢 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐨𝐥𝐞, 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐀𝐝𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐢 𝐎𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐞.

The group speak with a variety of inspiring and noteworthy Irish people about the lives of people of colour living in Ireland.

Their exploration of culture and identity along with struggles and successes endeavoured by the black Irish community is told through all their personal stories and experiences.

This podcast really highlights the racism and microaggressions that Black people experience in Ireland. Did you know? Compared to White people Black people in Ireland are 3 times more likely to experience discrimination and 5 times more likely to experience discrimination in access to private services such as shops, banks, and housing. (IHREC, 2019).

👉🏾 𝐌𝐢𝐱𝐞𝐝-𝐔𝐩 – 𝐄𝐦𝐦𝐚 𝐒𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐄𝐝𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐎𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐧

Mixed up is hosted by creative director and sustainability consultant Emma Slade Edmondson and writer and co-founder of The Creator Union, Nicole Ocran.

The podcast speaks of race and identity and creates a space for people of mixed heritage to begin a discourse about their personal experiences. Episode topics include, white-mum’s bringing up mixed children, Asian representation and mixed stories in pop culture. The pair said, “We decided to make something we would have appreciated hearing.”

👉🏿 𝐒𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐈𝐧 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐞: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭

Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene are multi-award winning authors of Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible. The podcast is a natural evolution where the two pioneering females speak about topical news and culture from a Black female perspective. The podcast is packed with advice, stories and experiences from real women including navigating the workplace, finances, education, health and relationships.