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The Politics of Being Political: 5 Part Series

EP1: The Politics of Being a Woman

To celebrate 100 years of the women’s vote, this explores topics such as strength, resilience, breaking steroetypes, gender pay gaps, and policy, through spoken word, music and debate.

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EP2: The Politics of Being Homeless

There are so many factors that can lead to a person becoming homeless, and in these times of austerity so many people find themselves sleeping on the streets or sofa surfing.

In this episode Lily and Jonah from Love For the Streets were invited to talk about the issues of homelessness. Expect also discussions on some of the main causes of homelessness, a conversation with a women with first hand experience and an investigation what is being done at a policy level.

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EP3: The Politics of Being a Voter

The #womanchester statue of Emmeline Pankhurst being unveiled in December inspired this episode to focus on the history of the Suffragettes who fought to get the women’s vote.

Episode 3 takes the listener out onto the streets to find out if people are using their rights to vote and why. The episode also introduces some of the key players and their manifestos, before heading to the Chamber of Secrets to understand a bit more about the voting process.

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EP4: The Politics of Being in Brexit

The Politics of BeingPolitical group traveled down south to visit the Houses of Parliament, to investigate all things related to Brexit. The team interviewed protesters for leave and remain, and women to discuss how they will be impacted if Britain leaves the EU.

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EP5: The Politics of Being Healthy

Whether it’s looking at your diet or thinking about your mental health, we all want to start 2019 with a fresh outlook.

The final episode of The Politics fo Being Political delves into physical and mental health, support services available and as always going to the Chamber of Secrets to find out what’s going on at policy level.

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