Season 1

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 in their dementia, that they have that dignity right up to the end." June …

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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 this car, and being the voice of Sunderland. Big love to everyone who has been a part." …

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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, panic attacks, and lived mental health experiences. Another bumper episode, recorded at our last Speak Up Sunderland...

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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 stress, substance abuse, and mental health issues - with people who have lived mental health experience. Local inspiration...

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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 Speak Up Sunderland... It's called "Stars of Sunderland". It's all about highlighting the work of exceptional...

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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 (a.k.a. The Lake Poets). You may know Marty's song "Shipyards" as the title track on the Netflix documentary series...

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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 an episode, for you to enjoy with your "nog negg". Erm... "egg nog"! With special thanks to Sharon …

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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 , Sunderland has been voted the best city to live in the UK if you're under …

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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

#WeArExperimenting

a.k.a. Jo Howell shares her box

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Oct. 12, 2018

Supafly for a White Guy

a.k.a. Stevie Gets Lasered!

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Oct. 5, 2018

Picnic

Alreeeet! Welcome to Speak Up Sunderland! Join & for this weekly podcast, proudly made both in and about Sunderland! Today, our hosts meet Robyn & Eddie from the band Picnic - based in Sunderland, they're a seven piece...

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Sept. 26, 2018

Ryan Booth Photography

a.k.a. Suck It In!

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Sept. 19, 2018

Sunderland's Landmarks

Alreeeet! Welcome to Speak Up Sunderland! Join & Jay... I mean for this weekly podcast, proudly made both in and about Sunderland! Join us, and let us "envelop" you in the "warm, moist" sounds of this episode as our friends...

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Sept. 12, 2018

Belle of the Back Streets

Alreeeet! Welcome to Speak Up Sunderland! Join & for this weekly podcast, proudly made both in and about Sunderland! A few weeks back, writer Glenda Young got in touch with us over Twitter. She's recently signed a three-book deal with...

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Sept. 4, 2018

Northern Spire

Alreeeet! Welcome to Speak Up Sunderland! Join & for this weekly podcast, proudly made both in and about Sunderland! Last week, we visited the opening of the Northern Spire bridge; connecting the two areas of Pallion & Castletown together...

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Aug. 27, 2018

Ask Betty & Stevie

Alreeeet! Welcome to Speak Up Sunderland! Join & for this weekly podcast, proudly made both in and about Sunderland! This is our first "Q&A" style episode. Questions about the show, and about our hosts. You...

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Aug. 21, 2018

Roker Pier and Lighthouse

Alreeeet! Welcome to Speak Up Sunderland! Join & for this weekly podcast, proudly made both in and about Sunderland! Last week, for the first time ever in its history, the Roker Pier and Lighthouse opened to the public. Originally built …

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Aug. 14, 2018

National Glass Centre

Alreeeet! Welcome to Speak Up Sunderland! Join & for this weekly podcast, proudly made both in and about Sunderland! This week, Betty & Steve enjoy a free glass blowing demonstration at the National Glass Centre, based here in...

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Aug. 7, 2018

National Mackem Day

Alreeeet! Welcome to Speak Up Sunderland! Join & for this new weekly podcast - proudly made in, and about, Sunderland! This Sunday (12th August) it's National Mackem Day - why aye! To celebrate, Betty & Steve hit the streets of...

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July 31, 2018

City Hearts

A charity who support survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery

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July 24, 2018

The Sunderland International Airshow & 100 Years of the RAF

Areeeet! Welcome to ! Join & for this new weekly podcast- proudly made in Sunderland! In this very first episode, Betty & Stevie hoy themselves into Stevie's car (via KFC) to visit the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum …

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