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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our sixteenth and final episode of this series, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation.

    We held a Zoom discussion with Muhsin and Lottie, lead by our reporter Sofie, about how apps change the way we communicate. Talking about pre lockdown, post lockdown and the future of communication. We also look at Muhsin’s app that he has created ‘Al-Ihsan Marriage’, designed to help Muslims meet their future partners. 

    Then Tapiwa and Eva share their thoughts about life after lockdown; their hopes of what life will be like, based on what they’ve learned about themselves, about others and about the world.

    We want to hear from you and your thoughts on life after lockdown. Follow this link to find out how you can get involved: https://wearencs.com/blog/life-after-lockdown

    This is the final episode of this series as we’ll be taking a short break before returning, please subscribe to the podcast and keep an eye on our socials for updates. 

     

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

    Presenter – Elena 

    Presenter – Muhsin

    Researcher - Lottie

    Reporter – Tapiwa

    Reporter – Eva 

    Reporter – Sofie 

    Editor – Paige 

    Editor – Marcel

     

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  • Youth Rising is a podcast made by young people for young people, with stories from across England. We’ve strictly adhered to the government’s lockdown rules and this episode was recorded entirely remotely.

    For our 15th episode we’re discussing homelessness. We’ve got a jam-packed episode with interviews ranging from what is homelessness and how we can help, to period poverty and how the situation has changed since the pandemic.

    Firstly Callen speaks with Jonners Baker from Revive Cafe. The cafe is part of Restore in Sheffield, which looks after vulnerable people in the area from shelters to soup kitchens, they’re supporting the homeless. Pubudika chats to Anita Kerwin-Nye from the Youth Hostel Association, about how they’ve transformed their hostels into emergency accommodation; and Katherine from The Bloody Box Project speaks to Sofie about their campaign against period poverty. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got the Lockdown Lowdown, and it’s all about acts of kindness.

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind the episode is: 

    Presenter – Elena

    Researcher – Abraham

    Reporter - Callen

    Reporter - Pubudika

    Reporter - Sofie

    Editor - Solly

    Editor - Joe

     

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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our 14th episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation. 

     

    Firstly we look at communities, the groups that have continued to grow and new groups that have formed in the lockdown. Our reporter’s Llewelyn, Eva and Samuel held a discussion with Pinewood Judo Club’s Head Coach Mark Fricker and Tom Ottway the founder of ‘From Home’ 

    In this week’s isolation diaries we challenged Caitlin to learn Spanish and Samuel to play the guitar. And if you’re stuck for some new games to play The Lockdown Lowdown is all about games and gaming. 

     

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind the episode is: 

    Presenter – Muhsin

    Researcher – Caitlin

    Reporter - Eva

    Reporter - Llewelyn

    Reporter - Samuel

    Editor - Opeyemi

     

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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our 13th episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation. 

    Firstly we look at coming out stories, focusing on ethnic minority families. Our reporters Lottie and Chloe talk to their friends who still haven’t told their families that they are gay and talk about how they are coping in lockdown.

    We challenged some of the team to upscale items in their wardrobe for our isolation diaries. And if you’re stuck for something to listen to The Lockdown Lowdown is all about Music and Podcasts

     

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

     

    Presenter – Muhsin

    Researcher/Reporter - Lottie

    Reporter – Tapiwa

    Reporter – Chloe

    Editor – Sofie

    Editor – Paige 

    Editor – Marcel

     

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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our twelfth episode, we are sticking to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you youth driven stories from young people across England in isolation.

    Firstly our reporter Pubudika is finding out what it’s like as a young carer and how that’s changed since lockdown. 

    Inspired by last week’s interview episode about keeping fit, some of the team take on the Joe Wicks PE challenge for the isolation diaries, and finally - after all that exercise, we’re off to the kitchen for the Lockdown Lowdown: Cooking Edition. 

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is: 

    Host – Elena

    Researcher – Abraham

    Reporter – Pubudika

    Reporter – Callen

    Reporter – Sofie

    Editor – Abbie

    Editor - Solly

     

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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our 11th episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation.

    In this episode we speak to Manchester City and England footballer Jill Scott. Jill has been inspiring everyone with daily football drills on social media encouraging us to stay active and help improve our footballing technique. 

    We also hear how the lockdown has effected the daily routines of Eva and Llewelyn during the Easter Break. Plus we bring you our Lockdown Lowdown: Talking about all the things we’ve done to stay active during this time. 

     

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

    Presenter - Elena 

    Researcher – Caitlin

    Researcher – Lottie

    Reporter - Chloe

    Reporter - Eve

    Reporter - Llywelyn

    Editor - Opeyemi

    Editor - Samuel

     

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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our tenth episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation.

    In the first section we held a zoom discussion lead by our reporter Tapiwa on the effect’s Covid-19 has had on Education. Then we hear how the lockdown has effected the daily routines of Chloe and Marcel. We also bring you our Lockdown Lowdown: Talking about all the interesting things we’ve done during this time. 

     

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

    Presenter – Muhsin

    Researcher - Lottie

    Reporter – Tapiwa

    Reporter – Chloe

    Editor – Paige 

    Editor – Marcel

     

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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England speaking about Youth Driven Stories.

    For our ninth episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from young people across England in isolation. Firstly Sofie, Callen and Abraham share how their week has changed in their isolation diaries, then Abbie and Pubudika discuss what the impact of the school closures may have on their futures. We also bring you our Lockdown Lowdown: Streaming Edition where the Youth Rising team recommend the best things to watch during lockdown.

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

    Presenter - Elena

    Reporter - Sofie

    Reporter - Callen

    Reporter - Abraham

    Reporter - Abbie

    Reporter - Pubudika

    Editor - Joe

     

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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England speaking about Youth Driven Stories. In our eighth episode we look at the effects the music industry has on mental health. Singer, Songwriter and Musical Theatre star Joe McElderry lifts the lid on his career from winning X Factor at 18 to recently celebrating 10 years in the industry and talking about the impact the music industry has had on his mental health.

     

    In our second story, we held a round table discussion led by reporter Chloe Taylor focusing on Non-Binary awareness and the challenges the North, South divide has on raising awareness. Chloe is joined by our group editor Paige and makeup artist, writer and model Umber Ghauri. 

     

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

     

    Presenter - Muhsin

    Researcher – Caitlin

    Researcher – Lottie

    Reporter - Chloe

    Reporter - Eva

    Reporter - Llywelyn 

    Editor - Opeyemi

    Editor - Samuel 

    Editor - Paige

    Editor - Marcel 

     

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  • Youth Rising by NCS is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community. In this seventh episode we look at the story which is turning the world upside-down, the coronavirus. Steph, our reporter, talks to two people who have been socially and economically impacted since news of the virus broke in January. Firstly we hear from Yajing, who talks about the increase in racist abuse both she and her family have experienced in the last few months. Then Joshy, the general manager of La Yuan restaurant in Newcastle, explains how news of the coronavirus has been affecting his restaurant since the start of the new year. 

    Since recording this episode, things may have changed, so please head to gov.uk or nhs.ukfor all the latest information, and if you are worried about your mental health, visit mind.org.uk for some helpful advice.

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

    Presenter – Elena

    Researcher – Abraham

    Reporter – Steph

    Reporter – Andrew

    Editor – Joe

    Editor - Abbie

     

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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories. In our sixth episode we lift the lid on Knife Crime. Amani Simpson, social entrepreneur and founder of AVIARD Inspires shares his story. Amani was set upon by a gang of 20 people and stabbed 7 times after intervening in a burglary in 2011, he was stabbed in the chest, arms and legs. Now he’s a motivational speaker and has made a short film about his attack called ‘Amani’.

    In our second story, reporter Tapiwa talks to Shanea, who is a youth campaigner and activist doing amazing things in her community, she is the founder of the Your Life More Life, a project that's determined to make Newham a safer place. In this episode they talk about the pre-conceptions, route cause and solutions of knife crime. 

     

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

    Presenter – Muhsin

    Researcher - Lottie

    Reporter – Tapiwa

    Reporter – Chloe

    Editor – Paige 

    Editor – Marcel

     

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  • Youth Rising by NCS is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community. In our fifth episode we take out the magnifying glass on Veganism. Firstly, our reporter Callen goes to Warwick University to interview Will Gildea, a vegan writer and researcher to chat about how animal rights plays into making the decision to go vegan. We then have presenters Elena and Muhsin and reporter Pubudika round the table to taste and compare some vegan and non-vegan foods in a game of 'VeGan You Believe It?'. 

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is: 

    Presenter – Elena

    Researcher – Sidje

    Reporter – Callen

    Reporter – Pubudika

    Editor – Sofie

    Editor - Solomon

     

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  • Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community. In our fourth episode we’re looking at diversity in football and loneliness. Our presenter Muhsin dives into the story of diversity in football focusing on Bangladeshi footballers, speaking with Aneel Javed the Inclusion Manager for the England Football League. For the second story our reporter Eva talks to Toni Finnimore founder of The Social Society an events organisation and Baroness Diana Barran The Minister for Civil Society and DCMS about the pressures of loneliness and what is being done to combat it.

     

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind the episode is:

    Presenter – Muhsin 

    Researcher - Leonnie 

    Reporter - Eva 

    Reporter - Llywelyn 

    Editor - Opeyemi 

    Editor - Samuel 

     

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  • Youth Rising by NCS is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community.

    In this episode the roundtable discussion on Prison Reform is led by our reporter Stephanie. She's joined by Alex from Prison Reform Trust, Callum from Prisoner's Education Trust and Elena our presenter for this podcast. For the second story Elena speaks with Laura Bartlett from House of Coco about the pressures of social media, and how she was affected, following on from her appearance on Dragons Den.

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

    Presenter - Elena

    Researcher - Abraham

    Reporter - Stephanie

    Editor - Abbie

    Editor - Joe

     

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  • Youth Rising by NCS is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community. In our second episode we’re looking at men’s mental health and feminism. Our reporter Chloe is joined by Dean Overson as he talks about his experiences with mental health and the effects his time on Love Island had. Our second story is a panel discussion on Feminism lead by our reporter Tapiwa. She’s joined by Salma Haidrani an award winning writer and journalist, Bethal from Girl up and Muhsin, the presenter for this podcast.

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

    Presenter – Muhsin

    Researcher - Lottie

    Reporter – Tapiwa

    Reporter – Chloe

    Editor – Paige 

    Editor – Marcel

     

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  • Youth Rising is youth-driven stories from right across England about the issues that matter to young people right now. For our first ever episode of Youth Rising by NCS, we're diving head-first into the topics of meme culture and fast fashion.

    The roundtable discussion on meme culture is led by our reporter Callen. He's joined by Khalid Layaida a social media manager, Layla Haidrani an award winning journalist and writer, also Elena and Muhsin our presenter for this podcast. The second story is led by our reporter Pubudika. She went to the sustainable fashion event Saved From Waste, where she spoke with event organisers, the women behind Fast Fashion Therapies and attendees of the event.

    This podcast is created by a group of young content creators and the team behind this episode is:

    Presenter - Elena

    Researcher - Sidje

    Reporter - Callen

    Southern - Pubudika

    Editor - Sofie

    Editor - Solomon

     

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  • Youth Rising by NCS - is a podcast for young people, made by young people. Each episode tackles important issues that matter to young people right now. Youth-led, youth-driven, this is Youth Rising. 

    A Somethin' Else production.

     

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