Today’s show mainly features small businesses talking about how they are coping with Lockdown.
I started with Tara from Talk to the Rainbow, a new psychotherapy service catering to members of marginalised communities. Understandably, they are in a lot of demand right now, but are having to learn to do therapy remotely.
Next up were Graham and Esmerelda from My Burrito, who seem to be doing OK on remote ordering, but are having a lot of trouble with Deliveroo. If you can order your food via a different delivery service then they, and many other restaurants, will be very grateful.
Finally I talked to Dan from Storysmith Books, who are finding that people’s interest in reading has not waned, and may even be increasing.
For the final segment of the show I had a chat with Kevin about this year’s Hugo finalists. We didn’t manage to cover all of the categories, but hopefully we will have generated some interest in the Awards. Plus it was a chance for me to point out how female-dominated they Hugos are these days.
You can find the show on the Ujima Listen Again service.
The playlist for today’s show was:
- Andy Allo – Superconductor
- Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
- Liane La Havas – Unstoppable
- Janelle Monáe – Tightrope (Mouche & Big Remix)
- Chic – Good Times
- Prince – Alphabet Street
- Jackie Shane – Money
- Parliament – Mothership Connection