Zaatari Radio Podcast Series

Zaatari Radio 06: Jasper Kirton x Wired Radio

As our Kickstarter Campaign has hit full swing, and our send-off date in June edges ever nearer, we bring you a Podcast from the Zaatari Radio archives...

Earlier this year, we were invited onto Jasper Kirton's Wired Radio show to discuss all things Zaatari Radio. It's a good opportunity to have a listen to a podcast more focused on our work, and get to know more about the project.

Jasper is one mind behind the esteemed Dance for Refuge, who put on parties with funding towards humanitarian projects. He drops some clues about their forthcoming events so well worth a listen for that. Beyond this, Jasper hosts radio shows across The Capital, can be found spinning records at nights such as You're A Melody, and also produces top-quality tracks himself. His varied talents are reflected in his choice of music, tune in for the talk and stay for the music... Jasper handpicked some top quality Middle Eastern jams for you all.


Zaatari Radio 05: Poltergeist Theatre

Zaatari Radio 05 is with Poltergeist Theatre! 

Poltergeist Theatre are an emerging theatre company catching lot of attention at the moment, and winning all sorts of awards with their play Lights Over Tesco Carpark. They are a New Diorama Emerging Theatre Company, travelling around the UK at the moment with their play, eventually taking it to The Fringe this August, 2018.

Their accolades speak for themselves, and we’re very honoured to have been given the chance to speak with an incredibly talented emerging theatre company. Asides from their current play, and the forthcoming Fringe, it was very interesting to hear about their experiences in establishing a theatre company at a young age.


                                   Zaatari Radio 04: Lady Bird

For Zaatari Radio 04 we sat down with one of the most sought after bands in the UK: Lady Bird. Having recently signed to Girl Fight Records, released their debut EP Social Potions, and featured as BBC Introducing Tack of The Week, Lady Bird's are at the forefront of British emerging artists.

We spoke about the role of local music venues in supporting new talent, signing to Girl Fight Records, and the support they've received from radio stations. If you're a fan of Lady Bird it's a great listen to hear more about these genuine and lovely punk rockers, or if you're new to the band it's a great opportunity to hear what they are about.


                                      Zaatari Radio 03: DUF Space

Our third podcast is with DUF Space. We’ve got some incredible sounds to accompany the podcast too: recordings from a refugee choir within the Eritrean Church at The Jungle, and radios playing between two refugee cafes in Greece.

We explore the most innovative debates in humanitarian work that are shaping the future of responses to refugee crisis. DUF Space are pioneers in shaping how we respond to war-affected people in Europe and beyond, and it was a pleasure to be able to sit down and talk about their work. A big thanks to them and Goldsmiths Uni for being so accommodating to the project as a whole. Hope you enjoy!
 


                                           Zaatari Radio 02: Will Joseph Cook

Our second guest for the podcast series is Will Joseph Cook, and what a lovely guy he is.

He had a whole host of interesting things to share with us including revealing more details about his own podcast series Bad Hotel, where he is drawing unexpected influences from, and some good and bad experiences on tour. There also features some hand picked music from the man himself. 

We really enjoyed recording this one, and highly reccommend giving it a listen! 


Zaatari Radio 01: Simkin

 

For our first podcast I sat down with radio host, Dj and Open Access Zone member Simkin to discuss the state of radio in London at the moment, his DJ collective and their most recent booking Eris Drew.

 

Some really interesting points were raised about the role of radio in supporting emerging artists, as well as giving a voice to marginalised communities. This is followed by a Simkin mix: tinges of techno, house and UKG, accumulating to an hour of that unique Open Access Zone sound.

Make sure to sign-up to the mailing list to get our next podcast as soon as its live: I sat down for an extended chat with Will Joseph Cook to talk about breaking down the barrier with fans, creating content that engages with the people he works with, and his unlikely sources of inspiration.