Apples and Snakes: The Podcast

Join Jerwood Compton Poetry fellow, poet and playwright Yomi Sode as he hosts the first season of Apples and Snakes: 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.

Each episode – released in two parts – will give 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’ 

Apples and Snakes: The Podcast launched on 2 August 2021. Why is Apples and Snakes launching a podcast about the experience of Black British poets? Hear from series producer Natalie Fiawoo, and host Yomi Sode in Episode 0.

It’s not long now until we launch season 2 of The Podcast – coming in November 2022.

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

“This was such an important project to work on because there are so many complicated nuances to being Black or Mixed Black and a creative in the UK. There’s so much judgement and, in some ways, the things that are a part of our cultures are diminished as being not polished or “proper” enough.” – Natalie Fiawoo

Apples and Snakes: The Podcast was produced by Natalie Fiawoo, with audio production by Drew Horley for The Lab Studios. The Podcast will be available to listen to and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms. 


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