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Episode 31: Black People Don’t Get Depressed

Episode 31: Black People Don’t Get Depressed

May 15, 2019

This week, we discuss our journeys with mental health and what it means to seek help when your culture doesn't acknowledge mental health issues.

We learn about Alex's struggles with connecting to therapists, Suhail's journals, and how coming to the UK changed Oz's views on openly talking about mental health.

This is an updated and remastered version of the second half of Episode 6 - you can still listen to the original episode online.

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If you are searching for help in the UK and need to speak to someone:

 

BAATN

BAATN is the largest community of Counsellors and Psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean Heritage in the UK.

https://www.baatn.org.uk/

 

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

 

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

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Episode 30: Afrotech Fest (Part II)

Episode 30: Afrotech Fest (Part II)

May 1, 2019

We're still at Afrotech Fest! We speak to one of the youngest people teaching people how to code globally and chat about using machine learning to help people who communicate with sign language. 

Plus we chat to Chama Kay about what it's like being a non-techie at a tech festival, working on community projects, and his plan for the perfect drink safety device.

You can contact Femi (and/or Grace) on twitter at @hackerfemo and @gowolade 

You can find Chama on twitter at @chama_kay and check out the Artistic State of Mind podcast at @ArtisticSOM

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Music by Grapes & Evan Schaeffer

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Our live event is May 30th at the Royal Institution with Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) to discuss her new book Superior

We'll be discussing the re-emergence of race science and dissecting the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism still exists today. 

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Episode 29: Afrotech Fest (Part I)

Episode 29: Afrotech Fest (Part I)

May 1, 2019

This week, we're at Afrotech Fest and chatting about Fyre Festival, what it's like to be a single parent, and how designing a product is a lot harder when nobody cares about the users.

Plus - do we really need an app for everything?

You can contact Lydia on her site and on twitter at @lydiaonlife 

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Music by Grapes & Evan Schaeffer

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Our live event is May 30th at the Royal Institution with Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) to discuss her new book Superior

We'll be discussing the re-emergence of race science and dissecting the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism still exists today. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE 

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Episode 28: Swipe Right

Episode 28: Swipe Right

April 3, 2019

This week, we're diving into the world of dating as we discuss how websites and apps have changed the dating landscape.

With social media platforms being pushed to have a legal duty of care to protect the most vulnerable, we ask if apps like Tinder, Hinge and Bumble need to safeguard their users.

Oz talks race fetishes, Suhail talks bikinis, and Alex is spending the episode trying to get everyone else into relationships.

PLUS: we share some of our listeners' worst dating stories.

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Music by Grapes & Evan Schaeffer

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Our live event is May 30th at the Royal Institution with Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) to discuss her new book Superior

We'll be discussing the re-emergence of race science and dissecting the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism still exists today. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE 

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Episode 27: The Internet Is A Repository of Evil (ft. Alex Fefegha)

Episode 27: The Internet Is A Repository of Evil (ft. Alex Fefegha)

March 20, 2019

This week, we've got Alex Fefegha in the studio to chat about how he uses emerging technology to make society better. We chat human-digital interactions, AI, and why he thinks that the internet is a "Repository of Evil".

With the rise of programs like the Met Gangs Matrix and other international initiatives, we discuss what algorithms mean for the future of policing and if we can ever code out biases.

@fxfegha on Twitter

@comuzi on Twitter

 

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Music by Grapes & Evan Schaeffer

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Our live event is May 30th at the Royal Institution with Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) to discuss her new book Superior

We'll be discussing the re-emergence of race science and dissecting the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism still exists today. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE 

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Episode 26: Viruses & Visas (ft. Furaha Asani)

Episode 26: Viruses & Visas (ft. Furaha Asani)

March 6, 2019

This week, we chat to Dr Furaha Asani about medical misinformation, drug trials, and how we can prevent people with HIV from getting other infections. 

Plus, we talk mental health (while black), how to avoid people touching your hair, and what it's like to be a Nigerian who needs a visa to go (back) to Nigeria.

 

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Music by Grapes & Evan Schaeffer

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Our live event is May 30th at the Royal Institution with Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) to discuss her new book Superior

We'll be discussing the re-emergence of race science and dissecting the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism still exists today. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE 

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Episode 25: Migration Trail Revisited (ft. Alison Killing)

Episode 25: Migration Trail Revisited (ft. Alison Killing)

February 20, 2019

We're returning to Migration Trail - the immersive web experience using maps, data and audio to chronicle the journey of migrants across Europe and beyond.

We chat to Alison Killing, the creator of Migration Trail, to find out more about the project and how they've used data visualisation to create engaging narratives. Everything from prototyping with Google Maps (kind of) and hand drawn routes, to combining open source databases with award winning writers. And what's next for storytelling like this?

You can follow Alison and Migration Trail on Twitter.

Check out the Migration Trail website and the Migration Trail podcast 

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Music by Grapes & Evan Schaeffer

Additional music and sound design by Bora Yoon.

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Our live event is May 30th at the Royal Institution with Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) to discuss her new book Superior

We'll be discussing the re-emergence of race science and dissecting the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism still exists today. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE 

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Superior at the Royal Institution

Superior at the Royal Institution

January 24, 2019

We're so excited to tell you that on May 30th, we'll be live at the Royal Institution with Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) to discuss her new book Superior.

We'll be discussing the re-emergence of race science and dissecting the political roots of race, why scientists can’t seem to look beyond it, and the dark and dangerous ways in which scientific racism still exists today.

BUY YOUR TICKETS RIGHT HERE 

Follow us on twitter at @whynotadoc and the Royal Institution at @Ri_Science to be the first to see when tickets are released.

See you there.

Episode 24: Inferior

Episode 24: Inferior

January 19, 2019

This week, we're discussing how James Watson, winner of the Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of DNA, caught heat for making comments about race, genetics, and intelligence.

For our book discussion, we're diving into Inferior by Angela Saini and looking at how science and society can feed into one another when it comes to bias. Plus, we look at Angela's upcoming book "Superior" and discuss our hopes (and fears) for it.

You can follow Angela on twitter at @angeladsaini

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Buy Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong by Angela Saini

Pre-order Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

Check out Chaotic Adequate & 'Rial Talk

Music by Grapes & Evan Schaeffer

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Episode 23: Film Facts Don’t Matter (ft. Kwasi Kwakwa)

Episode 23: Film Facts Don’t Matter (ft. Kwasi Kwakwa)

January 2, 2019

This week, we're joined by Dr Kwasi Kwakwa to talk about microscopes, physics, and why Hana thinks scientists should stop trying to ruin films. Suhail finds out that he's not the only one who watches Sharknado and we discuss how correlation doesn't mean causation.

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