Welcome to Black Earth! Launched in February 2023, Black Earth are an interview podcast celebrating nature and inspiring black women leaders in the environmental movement.
Rooted in science and the black experience, they create informed, inspiring and authentic conversations on what it means to care for our planet. To find out more, check out their Linktree. The first season will focus on how nature affects our health and how we affect nature’s health. A new episode will be published every Wednesday.
Spotify launched Sound Up to find, train and develop the next generation of diverse creators. How it works is simple. You tell us your great idea for a podcast. We’ll supply you with the tools, training and connections to make it happen. There’s year-round support to help you build a career too.
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Launched in 2018, Sound Up has grown from a local initiative into a global program - reaching hundreds of aspiring creators around the world. Four years on and we’re still expanding and improving, continuously reshaping the program to suit the needs of storytellers in each new location.
We invite up to ten aspiring creators to join each program event. Over six months, you’ll immerse yourself in the art of podcast creation through a mix of in-person training and virtual workshops. From ideation and storytelling to interviewing, editing and producing, our experts will share their knowledge on what it takes to make great content.
Our program is open to storytellers who have historically not had access to the resources and opportunities present in the growing audio and podcasting space. Here in the UK, we’re looking to meet aspiring creators who identify as female across following intersectionalities.
Minority Ethnic Woman
Women of Colour
Get to know the experts you'll be working with that partner with Sound Up.
Bernard is the co-founder of Unedited and an eight-time Radio Academy award-winning audio storytelling producer with fifteen years of experience working across BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Radio 2 and Radio 4. His specialisms include Music, True Crime, Culture, Religion, Morality and Ethics. Bernard worked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and produced some of its most memorable moments.
Andrew is the co-founder of Unedited. He has been presenter and producer on local and national radio for 13 years under the pseudonym of 3Style, Andrew started on Galaxy FM in 2000 producing and presenting his own play-listed mid-morning and afternoon shows. He also produced and presented two specialist RnB and Hip-Hop radio shows, broadcasted nationally across the UK on the Galaxy Network.
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Before you hit apply there are a few things we’d like to share.
To apply you must live in the United Kingdom or Ireland and be over the age of 18.
We are looking for storytellers from underrepresented backgrounds.
The program is free and you don’t need your own kit - we’ll take care of it.
We’ll cover any expenses related to travel and housing for the duration of the program.
No experience is needed. We’ve built this program to find and elevate new creators.