Episodes
Published 11/25/21
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) speaks to the author of ‘Breathtaking: the UK's human story of Covid’ - Dr Rachel Clarke (https://twitter.com/doctor_oxford). They discuss why she felt the need to cover the pandemic in the early stages, how the Governments non-action has impacted the NHS, and the lasting effects the 2020 and the ongoing pandemic is having on her. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Shedding The Shackles’ by Lynne Stein, so get reading now and...
Published 11/25/21
Breathtaking: the UK's human story of Covid is written by Palliative Care Dr Rachel Clarke. Dr Clarke gives us an in-depth overview of the first four months of 2020 of the developing pandemic, where she describes the behind the scenes of NHS hospitals during that period of time. She shares how her colleagues dealt with the exponentially rising death toll, the neglect from the government and the fear many patients felt as they were taken into the intensive care unit. Former Junior Doctor,...
Published 11/04/21
Educated is a coming of age #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, which has been translated into 45 languages. Written by the author Tara Westover about growing up in a strict Mormon survivalist home. The author takes us through her peculiar upbringing detailing the many accidents, near death experiences and non-conformist practices dictated by her family and how an unexpected educational opportunity takes her away from all that she knows. International development student, Adele Walton...
Published 10/20/21
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) speaks to the author of ‘Clearing The Plains’ - James Daschuk. They discuss how it took nearly 20 years to collate all the information for the text, the most shocking thing he felt when researching the Indigenous Canadian People and what his next book will cover. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to...
Published 09/22/21
Clearing The Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life authored by James Daschuk presents an intricate examination of how European traders cleared Canada’s plains opportunistically, taking advantage of famines, disease and the loss of biodiversity wiping out Indigenous populations. Art History Student, Eduardo Da Costa and Creative Director at Broccoli Productions, Hana Walker-Brown discuss the book in depth with our host Diyora...
Published 09/08/21
As part two of Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ book club we wanted to delve further into why climate change is important for us to understand. Our host Diyora (https://twitter.com/thediyora) speaks to the host of the ‘Sounds Like A Plan’ podcast, Greg Cochrane (https://twitter.com/GregCochrane). They discuss how for Greg music and climate naturally became a key way to highlight issues, he shares which music artists had helped him understand his journey to take climate change more...
Published 08/18/21
This Changes Everything is a hard-hitting book written by Naomi Klein which explores the direct impact capitalism has on the climate and what part not only us as citizens have, but the large organisations and billionaires have on contributing to the demise of the planet. Legal and Business affairs manager Christel Kayibi (https://twitter.com/ckayibiz) and CEO of Broccoli Productions Renay Richardson (https://twitter.com/renayrich) discuss the provocative book with our host Diyora...
Published 08/04/21
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) speaks with the co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) - Ingrid Newkirk https://twitter.com/IngridNewkirk. Ingrid has been an activist for over 50 years and in that time has written over 20 books on animals, including her latest release, Animalkind. Published in 2020, Animalkind acts as a resource that teaches us about the wonders of the animal kingdom. It also delves into the ways technology has evolved to find...
Published 07/14/21
Eating Animals is a unique account from the author Jonathan Safran Foer who gives us an indepth view into the effects of eating animals in America. From factory farming to independent farms, Jonathan helps put into perspective how the excessive consumption of animals has had a global impact. Host of Creative Access Book Club Tasnim Siddiqa Amin (https://twitter.com/t_siddiqa_amin) and Production Assistant and Podcast Host Rory Boyle (https://twitter.com/MrRoryBoyle) discuss the thought...
Published 06/30/21
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) talks with one of today's most exciting Irish writers - Megan Nolan, the author of Acts of Desperation. They discuss how her background heavily influenced her journey into writing, her favourite emerging Irish writers and what she has coming up next. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice note to...
Published 06/16/21
This episode contains strong language. In The Dream House is a memoir and a diary-like account from author Carmen Maria Machado (https://twitter.com/carmenmmachado), in which she highlights her volatile experiences of a toxic relationship with an unnamed woman. Publisher Hamza Jahanzeb (https://twitter.com/hamzajahanzeb) and Creative Director at Broccoli, Hana Walker-Brown (https://twitter.com/HWalker_Brown) discuss the gripping tale with our host Diyora...
Published 06/02/21
Diyora Shadijanova (@TheDiyora) talks with Jhalak Prize winning author, Johny Pitts (@JohnyPitts). They discuss his approach to journeying through Afropea via photography and writing, the books that shaped him as an adult and how hip hop influenced his love for words. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, and speaking to author of ‘Acts of Desperation’ and one of the most exciting Irish writers of now - Megan Nolan. Get reading now and...
Published 05/19/21
Afropean sets out to explore “Black Europe from the street up.” The book is compiled of on-the ground reports detailing Jhalak Prize Winner and author Johny Pitts (@JohnyPitts) incredible journey as he backpacks through Europe and meets people from different backgrounds and communities. Also a photographer, Johny also captures photographs to accompany the stories. Buy the book here. Politics editor at Gal Dem Magazine, Moya Lothian-Mclean (@mlothianmclean) and Former CCO Tony Phillips...
Published 05/05/21
Diyora Shadijanova (@TheDiyora) talks with Dutch Historian and Author of Humankind: A Hopeful History, Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman). They dissect his theory that “most people, deep down, are pretty decent”, how perfectionism forced him to change his mind on parts of the book, and how he dealt with the backlash of recounting the story of ‘Real Lord of The Flies. Buy the book here. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Afropean: Notes from Black Europe by Johny Pitts, so get...
Published 04/14/21
Hi Broccoli Book Club listeners, here's a podcast we think you'll love; it's called Zombiemum. When writer and illustrator Laura Dockrill first became a mum, the experience was life changing - but not in the way she was expecting. She woke up on her first Mother’s Day in a psychiatric ward, without a clue where she was, separated from her newborn, with a diagnosis of postpartum psychosis. Since her experience, she’s been on a mission to uncover the psychological effects of bringing a small...
Published 04/01/21
Humankind: A Hopeful History pushes the revolutionary theory that “most people, deep down, are pretty decent”. Written by Dutch historian Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman), he takes us through centuries of historical events and challenges the beliefs of Machiavelli, Freud and Dawkins, using plenty of research to prove his point – that humans aren’t inherently selfish. Humankind gives an alternative understanding of history, and made me think that maybe, we need a new optimistic lens when looking...
Published 03/31/21
Diyora Shadijanova (@TheDiyora) talks with Taking Up Space authors Chelsea Kwayke and Ore Ogunbiyi (@OreOgunb). They discuss why Kwayke and Ogunbiyi were urged to write the black girl manifesto for change, the process of completing a degree at the same time as writing their first book and the exciting projects they have coming up off the back of their success. Buy the book here In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Humankind by Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, so get reading now and...
Published 03/18/21
Mindfck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America is a first person account from the official whistleblower of one of the biggest data crime scandals to happen in the last decade, Christopher Wylie. He details the whispers of how Trump got into office - connecting Facebook, Russian intelligence, and international hackers - as well as exposing the behind the scenes of social media manipulation on the mass.  Tristan Cross (@tristandross) and Renay Richardson (@renayrich) join the host...
Published 03/04/21
Diyora Shadijanova (@TheDiyora) talks with award winning screenwriter and editor of the anthology The Good Immigrant, Nikesh Shukla (@nikeshshukla). They discuss Nikesh’s pursuit of a failed rap career, the process he went through to select contributors, and the moment of clarity he had whilst talking to his daughter about racism and how that encouraged him to write his new memoir Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home. In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing Mindfck:Cambridge...
Published 02/18/21
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) talks with award winning screenwriter and editor of the anthology The Good Immigrant, Nikesh Shukla (https://twitter.com/nikeshshukla). They discuss Nikesh’s pursuit of a failed rap career, the process he went through to select contributors, and the moment of clarity he had whilst talking to his daughter about racism and how that encouraged him to write his new memoir Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home. In next month’s book club...
Published 02/18/21
The Good Immigrant is an anthology of twenty-one essays written by accomplished writers, comedians and actors, who share their experiences growing up in Britain, the book is edited by Nikesh Shukla and it was first published in the UK in 2016. Buy the book here Abondance Matanda (@abondance_), Poet and Writer joins host of Broccoli Book Club Diyora Shadijanova (@thediyora), and Broccoli Content Producer, Jaja Muhammad (@Jaja__Muhammad) to discuss the collection of essays on race and...
Published 02/04/21
The Good Immigrant is an anthology of twenty-one essays written by accomplished writers, comedians and actors, who share their experiences growing up in Britain, the book is edited by Nikesh Shukla and it was first published in the UK in 2016. Buy the book here (https://shorturl.at/anpL4) Abondance Matanda, Poet and Writer joins host of Broccoli Book Club Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora), and Broccoli Content Producer, Jaja Muhammad (https://twitter.com/Jaja__Muhammad) to...
Published 02/04/21
Diyora Shadijanova (@TheDiyora) talks with award winning children’s author Laura Dockrill (@LauraDockrill) about her raw and powerful memoir ‘What Have I Done’. They talk about mental health, her newly adapted process of writing and other than writing, Laura reveals her guiltiest of pleasures. Join in the conversation using our handle '@BroccoliContent' RESOURCES  Action on Postpartum Psychosis  Action on Postpartum Psychosis is the national charity for women and families affected by...
Published 01/21/21
Diyora Shadijanova (https://twitter.com/thediyora) talks with award-winning children’s author Laura Dockrill (https://twitter.com/LauraDockrill) about her raw and powerful memoir ‘What Have I Done’. They talk about mental health, her newly adapted process of writing, and other than writing, Laura reveals her guiltiest of pleasures. Join in the conversation using our handle '@BroccoliContent' RESOURCES  Action on Postpartum Psychosis  Action on Postpartum Psychosis is the national...
Published 01/21/21