BBC Radio 1Xtra launches ‘1Xtra Talks Presents… Brave Conversations’ podcast

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Richie Brave has teamed up with 1Xtra for a new six part podcast series which has now launched on BBC Sounds.

1Xtra has a long history of reflecting its audience as well as providing a platform for cultural discussion and 1Xtra Talks Presents… Brave Conversations will explore and discuss the many different aspects of the Black experience through weekly episodes. In each instalment Richie, alongside a host of special guests and experts, will hold discussions on the nuances of the Black British experience from what it means to be Black and British, understanding the Black female experience and looking at what the future holds for the next generation of Black people in the UK.

The new podcast series will follow on from the 1Xtra Talks Black Lives Matter Special last month which was hosted by 1Xtra’s Ace and Seani B. Their candid on air conversation sparked heartfelt responses from listeners and special guests, who joined to share how they felt about the current climate of racial injustice around the world.

Richie is a presenter, writer and broadcaster who has previously appeared on Channel 4 and BET.

Richie Brave says: “I couldn’t be more happy to front a podcast that amplifies the voices of the British Black community.”

“Whilst there are many things that shape and create a very individual experience like ethnicity; our colloquialisms, music, communities and love is something that bonds us all together. Whilst I recognise we have been here for centuries, we cannot discount that for the most part much of what we’ve seen has been shaped in the past 60 - 70 years. Everything we have created has been done in the face of Anti-Black racism, from ‘no Blacks, no Dogs, no Irish’ - to the tragic murder of Stephen Lawrence. We live and embody resistance, everything from the very beginning right up until now, is a true testament to our greatness. This podcast is a journey in to that very legacy and I’m honoured to be able to do it.”

July 21, 2020 12:40pm ET by Pressparty  

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