Poor Lass Podcast

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Sinopse

Poor Lass is a podcast and zine about real life experiences from the mouths of legit working class people. Hosted by Em Ledger and Seleena Laverne Daye

Episódios

  • Episode 18: It's Our 10th Birthday!

    14/03/2022 Duração: 01h13min

    OMG we're only bloody turning 10! Can you believe it?! OK so the podcast is only 5 buuuut we've been doing Poor Lass a whole TEN big years. We started out as a collective zine and put out 7 issues that totally paved the way for everything we do and say today! In this episode we talk about our plans for our 10th birthday (we're gonna milk it for the full year btw), we reminisce, we talk about what's changed in the last 10yrs when it comes to class, what it's like to be "working class influencers" (hahaha!!) and the biggest most exciting thing... WE HAVE A MASSIVE GIVEAWAY REVEAL (1hr 7mins in) you're not even gonna believe it. Listen in to find out what's at stake and what you have to do to win, make sure you use #PoorLass10 to enter!

  • Episode 17: Live, Laugh, Love (All Things Home Decor)

    20/12/2021 Duração: 02h02min

    Just in time for xmas, here's another bumper 2hr edition banger of an episode with a theme we know you're gonna buzz off - home decor! In this episode we talk about how live laugh love is a class issue, we introduce a new segment 'is it posh or is it not,' we discuss how pot animals have been gentrified, how it's an Instagram trend to make it look like your house is half finished, what appliances make you nouveau riche, decorative plates, what working class people have on their fridge and SO MUCH MORE!

  • No Boundaries With Barnsley Civic - Episode 3: Drawn Poorly

    26/11/2021 Duração: 49min

    This is a super special episode in partnership with Barnsley Civic as part of their No Boundaries season. No Boundaries is a season of exhibitions, performances, community projects and workshops amplifying the voices and creativity of disabled artists as well as other communities under-represented in the arts and exploring the barriers that those communities face in society. For this episode, we're teaming up with the incredible Drawn Poorly zine to talk about the intersections of class with disability & illness. Drawn Poorly collates stories from people of all backgrounds and experiences and creates a safe space to tell them. We chat to Rose who is behind the zine and two contributors: Bhav & Peg. Bhav shares her experience of PCOS & endometriosis and Peg shares their experience of fibromyalgia & mental health. We talk about access to diagnosis and support, what it's like to work while in pain, benefits and the UK system (including PIP assessments) and as always, how we can all be kinder and have more empat

  • No Boundaries With Barnsley Civic - Episode 2: Sarah

    08/10/2021 Duração: 01h03min

    This is a super special episode in partnership with Barnsley Civic as part of their No Boundaries season. No Boundaries is a season of exhibitions, performances, community projects and workshops amplifying the voices and creativity of disabled artists as well as other communities under-represented in the arts and exploring the barriers that those communities face in society. For this episode, we're exploring the intersections between class and disability and have invited special guest Sarah along. Sarah talks about what it's like to be autistic and looks back on her childhood, discusses the fact women are under-diagnosed, what it's actually like to get diagnosed, how becoming a parent shifted things for how she was able to cope and where she's at now. As ever, we finish on what people can do to be kinder and how the world can be more accommodating to those with autism

  • No Boundaries With Barnsley Civic - Episode 1: Rachel

    22/09/2021 Duração: 52min

    This is a super special episode in partnership with Barnsley Civic as part of their No Boundaries season. No Boundaries is a season of exhibitions, performances, community projects and workshops amplifying the voices and creativity of disabled artists as well as other communities under-represented in the arts and exploring the barriers that those communities face in society. For this episode, we're exploring the intersections between class and disability and have invited the very excellent Rachel along. Rachel shares her experience of hearing loss and discusses what diagnosis looks like, disclosure and agency, being able to share her needs, societal and internalized shame, the politics behind identifying with the word Deaf and also disabled, barriers to work and communication, how covid-19 impacted on the Deaf and hard of hearing community and how we can all help to make their lives easier

  • Poor Lass LIVE At Southbank Centre, London: Talkin Telly (Part of Scottee's Council Culture)

    24/07/2021 Duração: 57min

    Welcome to our suuuper special episode LIVE from London's Southbank Centre! We've hit the big time guys, check us out. Em's Dad said she'll be a diva now 'like Katie Price.' Big thanks to Scottee for inviting us to take part in Council Culture, a weekend full of awesome working class legends doing their thing on the Southbank's outdoor stage. For this episode, our theme is TALKIN TELLY! We talk about our fave working class TV shows, characters and actors. We discuss who would play us in a film (dahling!), what shows we'd watch if we had to pick one forever, the set up for watching telly, big tellys being a classic way to shame the way working class folks spend their money and lot's more PETITION TO GET US ON GOGGLEBOX!

  • Working Class Pandemic Diaries - Part 2

    17/04/2021 Duração: 01h09min

    This is part two of our new series where we chat to people about their experiences of the pandemic. What have people's set ups been like, how has it affected them, what are they most looking forward to doing once it's over and the big question - if the press came up to you in the street and asked you for a quote in one sentence on how the government dealt with the pandemic - what would you say? 2 mins in..Lou - Gov worker, Mum of 3 kids 23 mins in... Sy - HR worker and Mum 40 mins in... Maryam - Early Years Teacher 53 mins in... Lowri - Legal Asst

  • Episode 16: Meet The Creative Protagonists - Young Working Class People in Manchester

    20/03/2021 Duração: 33min

    This is a super SPECIAL episode of Poor Lass Podcast where we meet 4 young people who are part of the Creative Protagonists project. Daniel, Hazel, Ed and Jevan share their experiences with us of what it's like to be a creative working-class young person in the world today. We also welcome Izzy who is part of the great work being done by Reclaim. Working in partnership with RECLAIM, Creative Protagonists is a programme of eight young working-class artists developing their skills and creating radical artistic work. The group have been exploring social issues and themes and are creating new poetry films, exhibitions, theatre pieces and an EP. These projects are now in progress and more information will be on the Contact website soon! RECLAIM’s groundbreaking programmes have enabled over 1,000 young leaders to critically explore the world around them and to implement powerful social change initiatives aimed at readdressing the status-quo of class-based inequality, wherever it occurs. Contact is the leading na

  • Working Class Pandemic Diaries - Part 1

    06/03/2021 Duração: 01h21min

    This is part one of our new series where we chat to people about their experiences of the pandemic. What have people's set ups been like, how has it affected them, what are they most looking forward to doing once it's over and the big question - if Boris knocked on your door, what would you say to him? 2 mins in... Kaz (Em's mum)- NHS Worker 18 mins 30 in... Georgie - Business Owner 38 mins in... Faith - Long Term Shielder 1hr 1 min in... Maria - Vaccine Rollout Volunteer

  • Episode 15 - It's All About The Money

    07/02/2021 Duração: 01h34min

    In this episode, we talk about that awkward subject - money! Who makes the rules on who gets paid what? The more you graft doesn't necessarily mean the more you get paid but why? We chat through how typically working class folks don't like to talk about money, how we're never sure if we're well paid or not compared to others, how getting paid by the hour differs to salaries, how you learn about pensions and insurance, the guilt if you earn good money, billionaires and 'philanthropy,' the concept of financial literacy, tipping and lots more!

  • Episode 14: Do One 2020 - A Year in Review

    30/12/2020 Duração: 01h50min

    It's been a shit year hasn't it? You can't polish a turd so here we are, a year in review - telling it like it is with some real talk but as always some laughs for you as well. We talk through the madness of quarantine, people needing to stop being such dickheads, the legend that is Marcus Rashford, working in retail during covid-19 and then the double whammy of xmas, having the heating on, christmas traditions and what people and things got us through the year

  • Episode 13: AMA - A Middle Class Person w/ Guest Kathleen

    17/10/2020 Duração: 02h04min

    Welcome to a bumper BIG BOY TWO HOUR episode of Poor Lass. This episode features special guest Kathleen who is a LEGIT middle class person. Wild eh, who'd a thought?! Kathleen is a friend of ours who we feel 'gets it' and she's always been good to chat through class stuff with. We thought it would be cool to chat through some things for an episode to highlight how chatting to family, friends, colleagues etc about class can be done respectfully and honestly and how important it is to not just stay in our own bubbles. Not gonna lie, it gets intense, it's crazy honest and shows us all how vital conversations like these are. We talk about buying houses, inheritance tax, covering up privilege for punk points, smoke and mirrors on class chats despite being politically bang on in other areas, talking about money on both sides, inter-class relationships and also parenting, posh school vs state school and SO MUCH MORE. This is a long one so get that tea brewed, get some biscuits on the go and get stuck in!

  • Episode 12: Going Back 2 Skool - Education Special

    06/09/2020 Duração: 01h37min

    It's that time of year, you're either absolutely buzzin to get back to school with your new shoes & stationery or you're devvo'd. In this episode we chat through our own education journeys, our qualifications and where they led us. We discuss how being working class affects your education, catchment area politics, period poverty, EMA (we're in our 30s OK!), the impact teachers have, free school dinners / uniforms and how having positive working class professional role models or seeing people like you succeed works wonders for aspiration

  • Episode 11: How Working Class People Speak

    09/08/2020 Duração: 01h29min

    We're back for another chat, this time on speech. We talk about the ways working class people speak, regional accents, how accents and dialect are a big part of our culture and also carrying on traditions and stories, code switching, we tackle the use of academic language especially in political spaces and how alienating it can be, we discuss the concept of ebonics and appropriation and as always chuck in a bunch of daft stories!

  • Episode 10: Working Class Foods

    19/07/2020 Duração: 01h32min

    We finally did it - we made a food episode! We've been asked for probably the whole 8yrs we've been doing Poor Lass to do a print zine issue or a podcast episode on food and we just never got round to it. We were clearly making a big mistake though as instagram went legit mad when we posted it would be the next episode. So get ready for some serious talk of Billy Bear meat, Fray Bentos pies, condiments as meal staples, how Jack uses his cutlery in Titanic, what you had in your packed lunch at school and family traditions for meal times. We also talk about what foods you and others thought of as posh - which also crosses into a discussion on the ignorance of the white working class lens eg. eating a limited palette and thinking everything is 'foreign' to what it's like to grow up in the UK when your parents aren't and the foods you eat being described as weird or posh when they really aren't! To join in the discussion on social, head to instagram.com/poorlasszine

  • Episode 9 - A Black Lives Matter Special w/ Guest Melissa

    21/06/2020 Duração: 01h20min

    For this episode we welcome our special guest Melissa who along with Seleena is part of Over Here Zine Fest which is a not-for-profit event showcasing the work of Black / Asian / BAME / POC zine makers, artists, writers and activists. We talk about feelings over the last few weeks, how it feels to be black in a world where suddenly everyone is talking on behalf of you as if you're not in the room, how racism hasn't suddenly just been discovered and is not new, the current state of social media platforms, how working class and middle class people approach things differently, what the future could look like and where to find joy in such a difficult and intense time

  • Episode 8 - Finding Your Place & Taking Up Space

    30/05/2020 Duração: 01h35min

    Episode 8 is us avin a chat about what feels like it isn't for you as a working class person. How you navigate that stuff and the idea of taking up space. We cover fitting into the art world; being present in galleries and openings and what you need to do to be a 'proper artist.' We chat about the hobbies and interests we like in our own way whether we have a degree in in or not (and hypothetical dinner party awkwardness with subject matter 'experts'). We talk about architecture, certain types of music, restaurants and hotels, the theatre / opera / ballet, using a knife and fork the right or wrong way, own brands vs brand purchases and....electric toothbrushes!

  • Episode 7 - Class & Housing / Collab with Rachael from Tenants Union UK

    18/04/2020 Duração: 58min

    Episode 7 is a special collaborative episode in conjunction with Tenants Union UK. Our special guest is Rachael who you'll remember joined us to talk about Reclaim and also appeared on Em's panel at Poor Lass LIVE! Find out more about rental unions, how to join and what they can offer. We talk all things housing intersecting with class and identity. How that bloody coronavirus is affecting housing at the moment, rent freezes, power dynamics between landlords and tenants and more. Plus the usual avin a good chat and a laugh

  • Episode 6 - Coronavirus and Unions / Guest: Holly Casio

    24/03/2020 Duração: 01h18min

    Episode Six is all about the bloody coronavirus. Mad we have this as a title but you know what, this shit is disproportionately affecting working class people so we need to say it. How can we help eachother? What's going down and how can our communities get through it? Our special guest, the excellent Holly Casio also joins us to talk about unions, how you can (should) join one, what it all means explained in a way we all understand. With the usual Poor Lass LOLZ throughout, we promise it's not all doom and gloom!

  • Poor Lass LIVE: Working Class Heroes

    07/09/2019 Duração: 49min

    Join Em & Seleena for their first ever LIVE episode recording with special guest Laura Swithenbank! The theme of this episode is - Working Class Heroes - set to a backdrop of over 100+ slides of amazing working class people we love. Recorded in front of a live audience at Federation, Manchester 17th August 2019. Features some beef on Caitlin Moran, if you were a Take That or East 17 fan, if you knew Cilla was a tory or not, which good or bad eggs are from your home town and loads more daft stuff

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