Category Archives: Radio

Today on Ujima: The Deep, Interculture & Trans Women in Sport

That was my final Women’s Outlook show for 2019. This is what we talked about. First up I re-ran my interview with Rivers Solomon from last year. We talked mainly about The Deep, and it is published in the UK … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Feminism, Music, Radio, Sport | Leave a comment

Today on Ujima – Books, Theatre, Trans Pride & Tobias Buckell

My first guest on today’s radio show was Kate MacDonald of Handheld Press, a wonderful local publisher based in Bath. Kate will be familiar to people on the UK SF&F circuit as she was at FantasyCon and BristolCon. She doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Books, Gender, Music, Publishing, Radio, Science Fiction, Theatre | Comments Off on Today on Ujima – Books, Theatre, Trans Pride & Tobias Buckell

This Week in Bristol

I have a fairly busy week coming up. I have a radio show on Wednesday, which all of you can enjoy. That will include an interview with Kate MacDonald of Handheld Press and will look forward to Trans Pride South … Continue reading

Posted in Radio, Science Fiction, Technology | Comments Off on This Week in Bristol

Congratulations, Olivette

If you follow UK news you may have seen that my friend, Professor Olivette Otele, has a new job. She has been given a new post at the University of Bristol and has been asked specifically to investigate the city … Continue reading

Posted in History, Podcasts, Radio | Comments Off on Congratulations, Olivette

Today on Ujima – LGBT+ History, Worldcon & Women’s Cricket

I was back in the Ujima studio today, and my first guest was friend and colleague, Dr. Jamie Lawson of the University of Bristol. Jamie has written a children’s book on LGBT+ history called Rainbow Revolutions. It is published tomorrow, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Conventions, Cricket, Feminism, Gender, History, Radio, Science Fiction | Comments Off on Today on Ujima – LGBT+ History, Worldcon & Women’s Cricket

Champions!

As trailed last week, I spent the weekend in Brighton watching the Finals Day of the Kia Super League. The weather was fine, the cricket was exciting, and best of all, WE WON! Again. Western Storm are now the only … Continue reading

Posted in Cricket, Radio | Comments Off on Champions!

Today on Ujima – Mexican Food, Poetry, Fiction & Renewables

Today I was in the studio at Ujima with lots of studio guests. First up I welcomed Graham from My Burrito, a fabulous Mexican eatery in Bristol. We had a great chat about the glories of Mexican food. I was … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Environment, Food, Music, Poetry, Radio | Comments Off on Today on Ujima – Mexican Food, Poetry, Fiction & Renewables

Today on Ujima – HIV, Time Wars & Art

Today’s Women’s Outlook show was one of those where it seemed mostly calm on the surface, but it was all frantic paddling underneath. Yesterday I had one of my guests drop out, so I had a half hour to fill. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Finland, Gender, Health, Music, Radio, Science Fiction | Comments Off on Today on Ujima – HIV, Time Wars & Art

New BBC SF Audiodrama

Our local media in Bristol keeps an eye on what the local BBC offices are up to. Today they had news of a new science-fiction audiodrama. Forest 404 is a post-apocalyptic story set in a world where forests no longer … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Radio, Science Fiction | Comments Off on New BBC SF Audiodrama

Today on Ujima – Cervical Screening, Interculture, Mental Health Awareness & San Francisco

It was a busy show on Women’s Outlook today, and I didn’t cope as well as I might have done. Apologies again to Ben the Engineer for the various screw-ups which, hopefully, we managed to cover up during the show. … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, Health, Music, Radio | Comments Off on Today on Ujima – Cervical Screening, Interculture, Mental Health Awareness & San Francisco

Today on Ujima: Section 28, Masculinity, Hugos & Silence

It was a radio day for me today. I barely got the show together in time having been away over the weekend and had much of yesterday hijacked by the Hugos, but I got there in the end. In the … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Current Affairs, Feminism, Gender, Music, Radio, Science Fiction | Comments Off on Today on Ujima: Section 28, Masculinity, Hugos & Silence

Today on Ujima – Marlon, Periods, Queer Film & IWD

I began today’s show with some extracts from Marlon James’ Tolkien Lecture. You can listen to the whole thing here. The second segment was an interview with Chloe Tingle of No More Taboo, the period poverty charity. We talked about … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Feminism, Movies, Music, Radio | Comments Off on Today on Ujima – Marlon, Periods, Queer Film & IWD

Today on Ujima – #LGBTHM Special

The whole of today’s show on Ujima was devoted to LGBT History Month. I began with some interviews I made at the event in Taunton on Saturday. These were with Steven from the Taunton Gay Group Alex from Somerset Libraries, … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, History, Music, Radio | Comments Off on Today on Ujima – #LGBTHM Special

This Week’s #LGBTHM Events

The event in Taunton on Saturday went off very well, and we are now full steam ahead into LGBT History Month. Here’s a reminder of what I’m doing this week. On Wednesday I will have an LGBTHM special edition of … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Feminism, Gender, Radio, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on This Week’s #LGBTHM Events

Yesterday on Ujima – Maternity, Careers and Mental Health

Yesterday’s show was supposed to start with my interviewing fellow Ujima presenter, Sandra Gordon, about a maternity rights event taking place in Bristol soon. Unfortunately circumstances intervened and I had to spend half an hour talking about maternity all by … Continue reading

Posted in Computers, Feminism, Gender, Health, Music, Radio | Comments Off on Yesterday on Ujima – Maternity, Careers and Mental Health

Ujima Black History Month Special

I was in the studio today for a very special edition of Women’s Outlook. The entire show was co-presented by, and produced by, my good friend Olivette Otele. If you have been following my tweetage you will know that Olivette … Continue reading

Posted in History, Music, Radio | Comments Off on Ujima Black History Month Special

Today On Ujima: Students, Clothing, Theatre & Feminism

Today’s show began with two wonderful guests from the University of the West of England. Noor and Josie are part of a small group who are pioneering an organisation called Equity within the university that will help Black & Minority … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Clothes, Current Affairs, Feminism, Music, Radio, Theatre | Comments Off on Today On Ujima: Students, Clothing, Theatre & Feminism

Today on Ujima – Hugos, SF, Cricket, REWS & Aretha

Today’s show was centred around a tribute to Aretha Franklin. I played a lot of her music, and I’m sure you are familiar with much of it. I did run through the list of Hugo winners, because with several of … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Books, Cricket, Music, Radio | Comments Off on Today on Ujima – Hugos, SF, Cricket, REWS & Aretha

Yesterday on Ujima – Films, Muslim Women & Hugos

I ended up doing a bonus show yesterday. As I had to go into Bristol for the TV appearance, and I have nothing else urgent on that day, I figured I might as well spend some time in the studio. … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Books, Conventions, Cricket, Current Affairs, Gender, Movies, Music, Radio, Science Fiction | Comments Off on Yesterday on Ujima – Films, Muslim Women & Hugos

Women’s Outlook Has a Podcast

With the Listen Again system having problems, I needed to find a new way to share the Women’s Outlook show with you. Fortunately there was a recording of the August 1st show, so I asked the station managemnt for permission … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Music, Radio, Travel | Comments Off on Women’s Outlook Has a Podcast