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New York Radio Awards 2019

In June 2019, Speak Up Sunderland was named a finalist as “Podcast of the Year: Arts & Culture”, in the New York Radio Awards 2019.

Speak Up Sunderland aspires to be a mouthpiece for Sunderland; helping to rebuild the city’s reputation, discuss important and challenging issues, and shine the light for a city with great promise.

Diverse, interesting range of topics and issues explored in the local area of Sunderland. It’s a fantastic podcast to listen to in the car, out walking, on an evening or weekend.
— Katie Baggott

About Us

Speak Up Sunderland is a podcast proudly produced in Sunderland, for Sunderland.
We’re all about giving the people & projects of Sunderland a voice on a global scale.

Join Betty Ball and Stevie B as they meet the people of this brilliant little British city by the sea.

We host “open mic” events at The Peacock each month in-front of a live audience,
and we record with charities & partners across the city to share their latest projects.

Our latest episode:

Excellent podcast. Local content and covering real local issues. The live events are best, where the public can interact with the guests.
— James Barker
Gutsy, funny and compelling listen, whether you are from sunny Sunderland or not. This podcast is going places – listen to this space!
— Caroline Mitchell
Absolutely love the live events at the peacock, it’s fun, friendly and fantastic topics with some great speakers. Keep up the good work guys.
— Alison B
Great range of diverse topics covered with humour and sympathy.
— Lisa Ball
Fantastic, informative and funny podcast. I’m a local lad and even I’m learning more about my own city!
— Ryan Booth