Brent is the London Borough of Culture for 2020, and our small team at VICE is working with young people (age 16-20) from Brent to make lots of podcasts and audio documentaries over the year. First we have VENT Weekly, which is a weekly show hosted by some amazing young people from the borough. In each episode, they talk to journalists and experts about topics they care about. Check out the latest episodes:
As well as the weekly podcast, we’ll be releasing a total of 24 audio documentaries, across four series covering Politics & Identity, Love & Relationships, Youth Culture and Crime & Justice. Each documentary is hosted by a different young person from Brent, exploring a topic or idea that they’ve chosen. The first series of docs will start coming out in April 2020.
I’m lucky to be working on this for two days a week until September, alongside my job as a producer at Somethin’ Else.