Apples and Snakes: The Podcast

Tune in and listen up. Join Award winning British-Nigerian writer Yomi Sode for Apples and Snakes: The Podcast.

Yomi has won critical acclaim for his works published by Penguin (Manorism), is a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship and was shortlisted for The Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021. This is a very compressed acclamation of Yomi, because we’re here to talk The Podcast!

Through conversations and performances from award-winning poets, rappers and artists such as Caleb Femi, Kat François and Eklipse, Yomi will explore what it means to be Black, British and a poet or spoken word artist.

The Podcast Series 1

Featuring: Nii Parks, Caleb Femi, Zena Edwards, Eklipse, Malika Kegode, Khadijah Ibrahim, Casey Bailey, Que, Kat Francois and Reece Williams

The episodes in series 1 gave a greater insight into the journeys of some of the UK’s most celebrated voices, talking through topics such as: 

  • The importance of owning and telling our own stories 
  • Poetry in education
  • ‘Sometimes our stories need music’

They were recorded in two parts and released this way. Each episodes will include discussion on a topic with the artists taking it in turns to read a poem from their collection.

The Podcast Series 2

Featuring: Be Manzini, Tanaka Fuego, Josephine ‘Realitie’ Rollins, Adrian B Earle, Kenny Baraka and John Bernard.

The second series is back with a banger, and will be released from the middle of November 2022 right up until the end of the year.

It will explore topics such as:

  • Wellbeing and the importance of looking after yourself as an individual rather than creating wellbeing platforms that are focused on other people.
  • What it is like to navigate this scene as a poet that has a disability
  • And also talking to those that are on the frontline when it comes to working with creatives that are traditionally referred to as ‘Hard to reach’

If you have listened to previous episodes and liked what you heard then please subscribe to find out when the next episode will drop, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app.

Listen to Apples and Snakes: The Podcast below, or click the ‘Share’ button to open in Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your preferred podcast app.

Creative team

Apples and Snakes: The Podcast was produced by Natalie Fiawoo, with audio production by Drew Horley for The Lab Studios.

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