Season 2

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". Yeah, right! Betty & Stevie share their experience of receiving the "little prick" - erm, vaccine, and what they're …

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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. You heard that right, Len Gibson turned 100 years old on the third of January this year. …

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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 the decades outside care home residents across the North East. As care homes across the country are losing lives to...

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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 classifying him as a "key worker", Stevie B shares his experience of deep cleaning tower …

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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 all about a couple of new projects we're launching next year: A special first listen to a …

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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. Spooky stories for Halloween, read by 6 members of , a publishing house based at the who focus on the …

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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, Stevie, and a gathering of local listeners at the in Sunderland, reflect back on the first …

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