Episodes
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our sixteenth and final episode of this series, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation. We held a Zoom discussion with Muhsin and Lottie, lead by our reporter Sofie, about how apps change the way we communicate. Talking about pre lockdown, post lockdown and the future of communication. We also look at Muhsin’s app that he has created ‘Al-Ihsan...
Published 05/22/20
Published 05/22/20
Youth Rising is a podcast made by young people for young people, with stories from across England. We’ve strictly adhered to the government’s lockdown rules and this episode was recorded entirely remotely. For our 15th episode we’re discussing homelessness. We’ve got a jam-packed episode with interviews ranging from what is homelessness and how we can help, to period poverty and how the situation has changed since the pandemic. Firstly Callen speaks with Jonners Baker from Revive Cafe....
Published 05/15/20
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our 14th episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation.    Firstly we look at communities, the groups that have continued to grow and new groups that have formed in the lockdown. Our reporter’s Llewelyn, Eva and Samuel held a discussion with Pinewood Judo Club’s Head Coach Mark Fricker and Tom Ottway the founder of ‘From Home’  In this week’s...
Published 05/08/20
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our 13th episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation.  Firstly we look at coming out stories, focusing on ethnic minority families. Our reporters Lottie and Chloe talk to their friends who still haven’t told their families that they are gay and talk about how they are coping in lockdown. We challenged some of the team to upscale items in their...
Published 05/01/20
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our twelfth episode, we are sticking to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you youth driven stories from young people across England in isolation. Firstly our reporter Pubudika is finding out what it’s like as a young carer and how that’s changed since lockdown.  Inspired by last week’s interview episode about keeping fit, some of the team take on the Joe Wicks PE challenge for the isolation...
Published 04/24/20
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our 11th episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation. In this episode we speak to Manchester City and England footballer Jill Scott. Jill has been inspiring everyone with daily football drills on social media encouraging us to stay active and help improve our footballing technique.  We also hear how the lockdown has effected the daily routines...
Published 04/17/20
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England. For our tenth episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from isolation. In the first section we held a zoom discussion lead by our reporter Tapiwa on the effect’s Covid-19 has had on Education. Then we hear how the lockdown has effected the daily routines of Chloe and Marcel. We also bring you our Lockdown Lowdown: Talking about all the interesting things we’ve...
Published 04/10/20
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England speaking about Youth Driven Stories. For our ninth episode, we have strictly adhered to the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules, recording remotely to bring you stories from young people across England in isolation. Firstly Sofie, Callen and Abraham share how their week has changed in their isolation diaries, then Abbie and Pubudika discuss what the impact of the school closures may have on their futures. We also bring you our Lockdown...
Published 04/03/20
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England speaking about Youth Driven Stories. In our eighth episode we look at the effects the music industry has on mental health. Singer, Songwriter and Musical Theatre star Joe McElderry lifts the lid on his career from winning X Factor at 18 to recently celebrating 10 years in the industry and talking about the impact the music industry has had on his mental health.   In our second story, we held a round table discussion led by reporter...
Published 03/27/20
Youth Rising by NCS is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community. In this seventh episode we look at the story which is turning the world upside-down, the coronavirus. Steph, our reporter, talks to two people who have been socially and economically impacted since news of the virus broke in January. Firstly we hear from Yajing, who talks about the increase in racist abuse both she and her...
Published 03/20/20
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories. In our sixth episode we lift the lid on Knife Crime. Amani Simpson, social entrepreneur and founder of AVIARD Inspires shares his story. Amani was set upon by a gang of 20 people and stabbed 7 times after intervening in a burglary in 2011, he was stabbed in the chest, arms and legs. Now he’s a motivational speaker and has made a short film about his attack called ‘Amani’. In our second story,...
Published 03/13/20
Youth Rising by NCS is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community. In our fifth episode we take out the magnifying glass on Veganism. Firstly, our reporter Callen goes to Warwick University to interview Will Gildea, a vegan writer and researcher to chat about how animal rights plays into making the decision to go vegan. We then have presenters Elena and Muhsin and reporter Pubudika round the...
Published 03/06/20
Youth Rising is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community. In our fourth episode we’re looking at diversity in football and loneliness. Our presenter Muhsin dives into the story of diversity in football focusing on Bangladeshi footballers, speaking with Aneel Javed the Inclusion Manager for the England Football League. For the second story our reporter Eva talks to Toni Finnimore founder of...
Published 02/28/20
Youth Rising by NCS is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community. In this episode the roundtable discussion on Prison Reform is led by our reporter Stephanie. She's joined by Alex from Prison Reform Trust, Callum from Prisoner's Education Trust and Elena our presenter for this podcast. For the second story Elena speaks with Laura Bartlett from House of Coco about the pressures of social...
Published 02/21/20
Youth Rising by NCS is made by young people from all over England speaking about youth driven stories and showcasing campaigners doing amazing things in their community. In our second episode we’re looking at men’s mental health and feminism. Our reporter Chloe is joined by Dean Overson as he talks about his experiences with mental health and the effects his time on Love Island had. Our second story is a panel discussion on Feminism lead by our reporter Tapiwa. She’s joined by Salma Haidrani...
Published 02/14/20
Youth Rising is youth-driven stories from right across England about the issues that matter to young people right now. For our first ever episode of Youth Rising by NCS, we're diving head-first into the topics of meme culture and fast fashion. The roundtable discussion on meme culture is led by our reporter Callen. He's joined by Khalid Layaida a social media manager, Layla Haidrani an award winning journalist and writer, also Elena and Muhsin our presenter for this podcast. The second...
Published 02/07/20
Youth Rising by NCS - is a podcast for young people, made by young people. Each episode tackles important issues that matter to young people right now. Youth-led, youth-driven, this is Youth Rising.  A Somethin' Else production.
Published 01/28/20