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Over The Bridge Podcast

Hey, meet Bilal, Kwaku, Patrick and Tom. 4 Black and Mixed-Race guys who became friends whilst studying at Cambridge University. Join us as we talk about life before, during and well - after 'The Bridge'. Expect chats about life, and our own experiences. email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.com Twitter: @otbpodcastuk Cast: Kwaku: @KwakuDapaah_ Patrick: @p_dinheiro Bilal: @Tweetsbybilal Tom: @TomTheEconomist SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST: https://forms.gle/RwLF9y1m3RptY2dc9

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Over The Bridge - S2 E7 - Cultural Appropriation

In this episode the guys get together to discuss cultural appropriation in light of the "Jerk Rice Gate". We touch on what cultural appropriation is, who are the gatekeepers of a culture, and what is the difference between appropriation and appreciation. Enjoy!*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8Get in touch:email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastuk

54mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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Over The Bridge - Episode 4 - Black & Bougie

In this episode we explore the intersection of the black British experience and class identity.Is there a lack of awareness and representation of black people that are middle class?*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8Get in touch: email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastuk

49mins

25 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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Over The Bridge - S2 E8 - Working While Black with Kristy Duru

In this episode we discuss what it's like navigating the world of work as a non-white person and whether or not our university experiences prepared us for that!Joined by fellow Cambridge grad Kristy Duru to share her insights working in corporate law, it's another great conversation!*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8Get in touch:email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastukInstagram: @otbpodcastuk

1hr 9mins

16 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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Over The Bridge - Episode 6 - Masculinity & Vulnerability

Join us in Episode 6 as we get together and discuss our views on masculinity, vulnerability and attempt to answer the question: what does it even mean to be a man?*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8Get in touch: email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastuk

1hr 4mins

8 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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Over The Bridge - S3 E13 - Englishness vs Britishness Part 1

What does it mean to be British for a black person in the UK? Can a black person or indeed a POC really be considered English? In a slightly different episode, Bilal and Patrick begin to unpack this discussion in front of a live audience as part of the British Podcast Awards Variety Show at the Underbelly Festival in June.*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8

16mins

29 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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Over The Bridge - S3 E11 - Financial Independence with Ken Okoroafor

In this episode we are joined by Ken Okoroafor, chartered accountant and creator of the Humble Penny Blog (https://thehumblepenny.com). We talk about how he was able to become financially independent by the age of 34, having come to the UK as a Nigerian immigrant at 14 years old. Have your pens and pads out for this one as we discuss the pillars of financial independence and Ken shares tips and advice on how to design a lifestyle that allows you to live on your own terms.We also have a special offer for our beautiful listeners. Ken has released an online course which helps people create an individualised plan and roadmap for reaching financial independence called FIRE Superpower.Follow our link and use the code 'BRIDGE' to receive £20 off the course:https://www.financialjoyacademy.com/courses/firesuperpower?ref=d18137 *JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8Email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter/Instagram: @otbpodcastuk

1hr 8mins

7 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Over The Bridge - Episode 7 - Gentrification

What do we make of gentrification? Do we welcome it? Is it a necessary evil? Is it 'classist', or even racist? Listen as the guys get into discussion with some viewpoints that might surprise you.*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8Get in touch: email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastuk

1hr 10mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Over The Bridge Episode 44 - Is There Privilege Attached To Being Environmentally Responsible?

This week the boys got together to discuss whether being environmentally friendly is really feasible for everyone. Is the onus on the everyday man and woman to make changes in order to protect the planet, or does the responsibility lie with multinational corps and governments?*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8

1hr 8mins

22 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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Over The Bridge - Episode 50 - Daughters That Raise Their Siblings with Home Girls Unite

In our 50th episode (woop woop) we are joined by Hanna and Yassin of Home Girls Unite, a platform for girls and women who are the oldest daughter in an immigrant family and have had to help raise their siblings and support their family. Hanna and Yassin speak on their own personal experiences and discuss how they want their platform to empower girls and women who share similar experiences.*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8

54mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Over The Bridge - Episode 49 - Be Good With Money with Mr Money Jar

The boys link up with personal finance expert Timi Merriman-Johnson as he shares his financial self-help platform Mr Money Jar and gives us some of his top tips to make your money go further. We talk stocks, assets, investments, ISAs and the rest so that even a novice can learn how to maximise their capital.*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8

52mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Over The Bridge - Episode 48 - Don't Celebrate Us If You Ain't Gonna Pay Us

Amidst all the panels, talks and celebrations this Black History Month, the guys got together to discuss the hypocrisy of celebrating black creatives but not remunerating them for their time and expertise. And should these BHM events go beyond simply celebrating the achievements of Black Brits, and actually challenge attendants to examine the obstacles and institutions that stand in the way of our progress?*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8

51mins

20 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Over The Bridge - S2 E4 - Black Excellence with Baker

This week has truly been one full of black excellence and this episode is a celebration of these success stories. We are joined by Baker, a young Ugandan-born East Londoner who recently met his offer, confirming his place to study medicine at Cambridge University. This one was was close to our hearts as we hear Baker's story and his advice for other aspirational young black people of his generation. We also explore how it is that Brampton Manor Academy produces so many BME students that go on to receive offers at prestigious Universities.*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8Get in touch:email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastuk

57mins

19 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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Over The Bridge - S3 E15 - The Clapback with Elijah Lawal

This week is joined in the studio by Elijah Lawal, the writer of The Clapback - your guide to clapping back against every day racism and micro-aggressions with witty retorts, factual studies and a sprinkling of humour.*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8

54mins

14 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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Over The Bridge - S2 E5 - What is in a name?

In this episode we discuss what is in a name: What do our names say about us? Do they allow us to navigate certain spaces differently?We are joined once again by our previous guest and now friend of the podcast, Baker. This one sparked some interesting conversation and we all learnt a fair bit more about each other in the process too.*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8As always, get in touch:email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastuk

1hr 9mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #14

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Over The Bridge - Episode 3 - Celeb Faves

Join us for Episode 3 where we discuss our problematic faves.In light of the recent social media backlash to comments made by Skepta and Anthony Joshua - are we expecting too much from celebrities we like to be "woke"?*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8Get in touch: email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastuk

43mins

18 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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Over The Bridge - S3 E12 - Does Cambridge Need a Slavery Inquest?

In this episode the guys come together after an extended break to discuss the recent news of Cambridge University's inquest into their historical links with the transatlantic slave trade. We unpack whether we think it is a genuine step in the right direction or a PR exercise with no tangible impact.*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8Get in touch:email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastuk

1hr 5mins

6 May 2019

Rank #16

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Over The Bridge Episode 43 - Cambridge: One year on with Baker Lubwama

We welcome past guest Baker Lubwama to catch up with him after his first year of studying medicine at Cambridge University. The former Brampton Manor student goes into detail about social life, friendships, mentorship, clubbing, oh and a bit about work, at Cambridge. And we discover how much has really changed since we started there, almost 10 years ago...*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8

1hr 22mins

15 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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Over The Bridge Episode 46 - Journalism and Taking Up Space

We are joined by @tweetsbysolomon from the award winning @tsv_org to speak about his charity 'The Student View' who have a goal to create a newsroom in every classroom!Join us as we discuss the role of a journalist, the challenges facing broadcasting more generally and the necessity for young people to be at the forefront of telling their stories.*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8

52mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Over The Bridge Episode 45 - Is There A Disconnect Between Young Black People And Politics?

We are joined by social and political commentator Busayo Twins as we examine whether young black people are disconnected from politics. Or is their disillusionment with mainstream politics specifically. And do we need to pay more attention to what's happening with Brexit?*JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8

42mins

29 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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Over The Bridge S2 E6 - Black Excellence Part 2 with Stormzy

In this episode Bilal, Kwaku, Tom & Patrick are joined by award winning Grime artist Stormzy for his debut appearance on a podcast!. In an exclusive reveal, Stormzy walks us through the motivations behind the Scholarships for black students at Cambridge University and we discuss how to use ones platform. *JOIN OUR MAILING LIST*To stay up to date with the latest OTB goings on, join our mailing list. You will get exclusive access to content, giveaways, free tickets to live shows and more!https://forms.gle/TYmvFWiutZmdcz1w8This is one episode not to miss. As always, get in touch:email: otbpodcastuk@gmail.comTwitter: @otbpodcastukInstagram: @otbpodcastuk

43mins

2 Sep 2018

Rank #20