Episode 039 | "Joke Ting"

Episode 039 | "Joke Ting"

By Out Of Home Podcast

The Out of Home Podcast

Wednesday, 26 August

In this week’s episode, issues of race, clout and justice are the main topics. Kicking things off the group discuss Steven’s mid-week social media strategy (9:55) and then move onto WMYS (17:45), the highlight being Kieran’s first-ever live show in Amsterdam, performing his mixtape in full, ‘Free Lowki’. The group talk about a controversial TV sketch from a BBC Three program that reinforced negative stereotypes about Jamaicans (32:33) and then touch on (52:45) a recent debate between Poet, a UK media personality and a large sports company, over claims they copied his design for a football boot. After another shooting of a black man (Jacob Blake) by a police officer in America was caught on film, police brutality is again brought up (60:17). Boris Johnson gets his knickers in a twist (68:20) about ‘British culture being wiped out’ after ‘Rule Britannia’ received criticism due to racist overtones of its lyrics, which is discussed in detail.

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