April 11, 2021

Little Pricks

Feels like it's been AGES since Betty & Stevie properly caught up. It must be, because apparently Betty "misses Stevie's face". Y…

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Nov. 12, 2020


World War One Sunderland on Film with Filmmaker Prof. Esther Johnson

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Nov. 7, 2020

Len Gibson and the Sunderland Remembrance Service

This is Len Gibson, BEM. He’s reading from his collection of poetry, which he’s compiled over the past hundred years of his life.…

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Aug. 12, 2020

Number One Fan

"I'm Getting Wet!" and Other Stories

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April 18, 2020

Wor Vera - Singing for Care Home Residents

Meet "Wor Vera", a.k.a. singer Deborah Taylor-Smith, who's donating her time and her voice by performing songs from throughout th…

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March 22, 2020

Lockdown Edition - Coronavirus Deep Cleaning

Our hosts Betty Ball and Stevie B get together for a call after a really intense week. Now with his job as a deep cleaner classif…

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Dec. 28, 2019

Happy New Year from Betty & Stevie

Happy New Year from Betty and Stevie at Speak Up Sunderland! Together we chat festive memories, play a stupid game, and tell you …

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Nov. 18, 2019

Sunderland Samaritans

Meet the volunteers on the other end of the phone

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Oct. 30, 2019

Spooky Stories with Spectral Visions Press

Red Riding Blood.  Witches put to trial.  The monsters behind the screen.  This is the Speak Up Sunderland Halloween Special. Spo…

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Oct. 23, 2019

The Auditorium - Sunderland's New Music & Arts Venue

with Rebecca Ball, Creative Director of Sunderland Culture

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Oct. 5, 2019

Across the Atlantic in a Rowing Boat

Atlantic Guardsmen on the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge

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Sept. 21, 2019

Little Podcast in the Big Apple

Cut the cake, put on a "cheap and nasty tat" foam hat, and celebrate our first birthday with us! ONE YEAR OLD, BABY! Betty, Stevi…

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May 31, 2019

Stars of Sunderland 3 - June Ainsley

"Every patient is a person, an individual, a human being. And we've got to make sure, no matter what age and how far on they are …

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May 27, 2019

The Road to BBC Newcastle

"We've done something that the BBC have noticed. That's a pretty big statement, isn't it?" - "I'm proud to be getting out of thi…

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May 18, 2019

Mental Health - Speak Up Sunderland LIVE #3

This episode of the Speak Up Sunderland podcast carries a trigger warning:  Our guests talk about attempted suicide, depression, …

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April 26, 2019

Stars of Sunderland 2 - Paige Hunter

This episode of the Speak Up Sunderland podcast carries a trigger warning:  We talk about attempted suicide, post traumatic stres…

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March 29, 2019

Stars of Sunderland 1 - Kate Townsend

Meet the Sunderland woman who's working to put herself out of a job... Alreeet! We're proud to launch a new project as part of Sp…

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March 1, 2019

Marty Longstaff - Speak Up Sunderland LIVE #2

Alreet! We're back, live from in Sunderland city centre on Wednesday, with Sunderland-based singer & songwriter Marty Longstaff …

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Jan. 11, 2019

Addiction and Homelessness

with the Sunderland Connect Network and the Salvation Army

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Dec. 23, 2018

Holiday Special 2018

Happy Holidays from us at Speak Up Sunderland! As a present for you, we've made an extra-special, bumped stuffed selection box of…

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Dec. 21, 2018

Best Place to Live in the UK

We might be biased.  We think Sunderland is the best place to live in the UK.  But, apparently, we're not alone. According to a ,…

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Nov. 29, 2018

Cash 4 Calendars

a.k.a. when Betty raised over £1.6k for the Sunderland Foodbank

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Nov. 17, 2018


a.k.a. Jo Howell shares her box

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