Black Scot Pod

Black Scot Pod

Launched due to a lack of Black Scottish voices in mainstream media, Suzie and Shirley share their experiences of growing up in Scotland, and discuss pop-culture, current events, and everything in-between with a bit of banter on the side! @blackscotpod on your preferred socials Hosts: @suziemwanza & @_shirleymcpherson_

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41. I Wish My Bra Was As Strong As Will Smith40. Black Teachers , Post Lockdown Clubbing, and The Sexiest Man Alive39. The Importance of Choosing Yourself ft. Afua Adom38. Nicki Minaj, Main Character Vibes and Doppelgängers37. Disaster Tourism & The Plight of a Nation36. Hair Drama, The Olympics and Rightful Cancellations35. Double Standards, Awkward Guests and The New Space Age34.  Hooliganism, Sun down Towns and Hair Bonnets33. Bride Price, Exes and Timothée Chalamet x  Lakeith Stanfield32. Dolly Shoes, Baby Guinness Shots & The End of Kimye31. From Overdraft to a Million-Dollar Book Deal /w  Faridah Abike-Iyimide
We sat down with the super talented author behind 'Ace of Spades', a hotly anticipated Young Adult novel that deals with institutional racism, homophobia, and bullying. Faridah chats to us about her experience studying in Scotland, Ace of Spades, the publishing industry, and how she got that million-dollar book deal! it's an inspirational episode!The novel is described as “a love letter to queer Black teenagers who feel powerless and alone finally finding their voices. I hope readers see that Black people belong in stories like Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars and that above everything else we deserve happy endings.” Her debut novel ACE OF SPADES is published by Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan in the US (OUT NOW) and by Usborne in the UK (10th June 2021). Make sure to check it out!Author Shout outs of the episode: Dean Atta, author of 'Black Flamingo'Angie Thomas, 'The Hate You Give' Dan Brown, Digital Fortress' Patrick Ness, 'The Knife of Never Letting Go'Garth Nix, 'Sabriel' and the Old Kindom Trilogy You can find Farida on socials @Faridahlikestea on instagram and twitter and at faridahabikeiyimide.com where you can find details on her mentorship program!As ever, if you enjoyed this podcast, leave us a wee comment and rating on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this pod! You can also reach us and stay up to date on @blackscotpod on your preferred socials and @suziemwanza, @_shirleymcpherson_ on Instagram!P.S EPISODES ARE OUT EVERY WEDNESDAY! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 mins
30.  The Friends Reunion, Blue Therapy and UFOs29. The Sexiest Scottish Accent28.  Catfishing, Ingenuity and The End of Lockdown27. Everyone Has A Dog Chase Story26. Black Scottish Rap, BLM and Anime Ft Chef25.  Everyone Needs a Fake Twitter Account24. International Womens Month 202123. Where Are All The Black Scottish Films?!22. Earth to Mars,  is anyone out there?