Purple Radio On Demand

Purple Radio On Demand

By Purple Radio
Purple Radio is Durham University's multi-award-winning student radio station - including a first and second at the 2019 Student Radio Awards held at the O2 Arena, London.

Host of the Student Radio Association Chart Show 2019 and home to a diverse range of podcasts including music, sport and news amongst many others.

Broadcasting 24/7 throughout Michaelmas Term.

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Megxit, Iran vs Trump & Extremist XR
First Brexit, now Megxit. Then theres the battle between Iran and Trump, the Ukrainian plane strike and Extinction Rebellion being classified an extremist organisation. We try to make light of the chaos and not get too despairing. Theres also chat about Facebook, Stormont assembly, the Labour leadership race and Jack tries to convince Ada to go to the 2022 "Festival Of Brexit
1:09:19
January 18, 2020
Videotape: The SockStar Project
Meet Lew Bedford - he's a second-year who is changing the world, one ranger at a time. Setting up The SockStar Project, he's supplying rangers with the boots and means to combat poaching in Africa and Asia. Listen in for the Christmas special of Videotape with Luca Pittalis.
20:30
December 27, 2019
4th and 1: Festive football
One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games. In this sixth episode, we discuss the fallout from the Patriots drama this week before moving on to recap last week's games and pick our plays of the week. We then preview the coming week's games before continuing the fandom knockout. Find us on Twitter at @4th1Podcast!
1:02:47
December 22, 2019
Totally Unprepared Politics
There is only 3 days to go until the General Election! Jack and Ada sit down to talk Boris, Jeremy and Jo as well as the Tories new immigration plan after Brexit and NATO laughing at Donald Trump. There is also chat about the Nuclear boy scout, Farage's post Brexit party, lofi Boriswave and Jordan Peterson's new right wing Patreon. Merry General Election! Catch the next episode after polling day!
56:18
December 12, 2019
Game Changers: Working Class Welfare Special
I'm joined by our Working Class Rep, Jack and our Head of Welfare Ewan to talk about working class identities at university. From mental health and imposter syndrome to Christmas socials and financial difficulties, we discuss practical and social barriers to working class subgroups at traditional universities. Thank you to both Ewan and Jack and see you in season two for some lighter topics and talks.
32:30
December 12, 2019
Videotape: A Change in Direction
Tom Gourley, a songwriter, musician and second-year psychologist talks to Luca Pittalis about his band Deadwall and the psychology of change: the malleability of the mind and how you may be more in control of it than you think. In this week's news feature we hear the voices of those partaking in the Durham University Hong Kong protest.
50:43
December 8, 2019
Christmas Kids
To celebrate the holidays and Durham Talent, Purple Radio have teamed up with Neville’s Cross  Primary School to create a short Christmas album. We hope these 5 classics (Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Away in a Manger, Jingle Bells, Silent Night and Merry Christmas Everyone), and the amazing vocals provided by local school kids will get you in the festive spirit!   Huge thanks for Alex, Millie, Evie and Bell, Emily Lawson, George Bone and Collingwood Tech Society.
14:30
December 8, 2019
The 'Dharmasena', a backpack and Christmas plans
Chambers, Hobbs and Waddelove leave you with a Christmas present. One more episode of Three Reds Kumar to wrap up 2019. And what a show it was. In homage to ICC umpire Kumar Dharmasena, the inspiration for the name of our podcast, Chambers talks us through a dance-move that he and his house have come up with - the 'Dharmasena' - coming to a Durham nightclub in 2020. Hobbs gives us in-depth analysis from Durham University Inter-Collegiate Christian Union Carol Service (yes we agree, they need to work on the name), as well as defending his decision to walk around with Durham University Rugby Club branded backpack (oh dear). And we always thought Waddelove was old-fashioned, confirmed by his #1 most listened to song on Spotify for 2019 being released in 2014... he also tries (and fails) to find evidence that our '2019 Wrapped' says a lot about us, our relationships and changes in our music tastes through the year.  In other news, Chambers digs himself into a hole and then an even bigger hole when quizzed why he hasn't bought his train tickets home for Christmas and Waddelove talks about how many calories he will consume on Christmas Day (do we care?). Oh and a what a year it has been for cricket. But amongst the chaos, Hobbs does himself proud in the dying seconds: '2019 - thank you to Bob Willis' We echo those words to an England cricketing legend. Rest In Peace: Bob Willis (1940-2019)
51:15
December 8, 2019
The 4th and 1: Onside kicks aplenty
One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games. In this fifth episode, we continue to analyse the results of the previous week's games while looking ahead to next week and giving our educated guesses for each game. We give an update on the playoff picture and continue the fandom knockout as we edge towards the end of the regular season.
57:46
December 4, 2019
Covfefe with Kendix
A fun and informative podcast on the deeper political issues than the headlines. This week, I was joined by Katie Smith, Rj Batkhuu and Tom Lello to discuss climate change and capital punishment.
36:50
December 4, 2019
Game Changers: Disabilities, Vulnerabilities and Diagnosis - Welfare Special
I'm joined by Emma and Emily, two disability reps from Cuth's. Both girls share the Ehlers Danlos and Dysautonomia - I want to thank them for being so open and honest discussing how to navigate coming to university; talking challenges, stereotypes and diversity. Most importantly, they offer sources of support and positive movement that we can all learn from.
24:27
December 4, 2019
Totally Unprepared Politics: Trump in the UK, Election polls & Genome Sequencing Ft. Alastair
Special guest Alastair returns to the show to chat about Donald Trumps UK Visit, Corbyn's poll rise and Matt Hancock's promise to provide genome sequencing to children across the UK. There's a mention for the Queen, UKIP and Channel 4's climate debate stunt too! Also there's some whole mad thing about Smart toilets (yes they're a thing) and whether or not they are a good idea, a gimmick or just more big data collection. It is also Activism Week for us at Totally Unprepared Politics at the moment so if you want to hear in depth interviews with a variety of activist groups head on over to our podcast feed as they will be coming your way all week!
50:25
December 3, 2019
The Knockout Podcast – Dreaming of Khabib vs Ferguson
The Knockout Podcast returns after a week off to review the last couple of weeks in combat sports. From the lacklustre UFC Fight Night in Brazil, featuring one of the worst main events of the year, to news of a potential super fight between Khabib vs Ferguson and the upcoming fights in Washington DC in a few weeks, Ben and Jack tackle all the big UFC news of the fortnight. They also recap last weekend's boxing including Deontay Wilder's vicious KO against Luis Ortiz and the controversial decision between John Ryder and Callum Smith.
1:00:39
November 28, 2019
4th and 1: ...And it's good
One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games.  In this fourth episode, we cover last week's games and discuss who got which picks right and wrong from the week's action. We then give our plays of the week, before moving on to a preview of the coming week's matchups and finishing with another segment of the fandom knockout. Tags: Sport, NFL, American Football, Football
49:22
November 28, 2019
Game Changers: Ethnic Minority Welfare Special
I'm joined by Mabrur and Hannah, two ethnic minority reps from Cuth's. We discuss how to navigate coming to university as a minority; talking challenges, assimilation, stereotypes and diversity. Most importantly, they offer sources of support and positive movement that we can all learn from.
24:52
November 28, 2019
On The Far Side Of The World: New Zealand dish out revenge on sloppy England
With the evenings getting shorter and darker, Three Reds Kumar makes its long awaited return to our airwaves with discussion of England, New Zealand, Australia and India. England may have appointed a new head coach but Purple Radio aren't afraid to make big decisions too.  We may miss Parry's granny references but did he really make enough of a contribution? Our listeners think not.  He is replaced by Will Hobbs, who it turns out is Three Reds' biggest fan. Already we feel the podcast is more focused on cricket, although perhaps a little less  philosophy next time, please. The evergreen (or ginger/blonde) partnership of Chambers and Waddelove return with some startling revelations. Chambers only started watching cricket when his Sky package arrived (circa 2009), so an expert he is most certainly not. And Waddelove was apparently born playing cricket, for those of you who have had the misfortune to watch him, then you will know he hasn't improved in the 20 years since.  Oh and as ever, if you want to listen to Hobbs and Chambers butcher a quiz or indulge in listening to criticism of England than this is the place for you.
45:17
November 28, 2019
Totally Unprepared Politics: Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative Manifestos Ft. Ed
Special guest Ed joins us on the show today as we discuss all the main political party's manifestos. There's chat on Labours Brexit Stance, The Liberal Democrats environment policies, Conservative plans for the NHS and everything else that has been revealed to us, the beleaguered public, since the announcement of the General Election. As always we stray away from politics a little to talk the return of Beavers to the UK and our views on bringing back wolves and Lynxes too. As well as discussing Fact Check UK, the leadership debates and much more...
1:12:15
November 26, 2019
Covfefe with Kendix
A fun political podcast looking beyond headlines and perceptions. This week, I discussed American socialism, the monarchy, and the House of Lords with Russian-American Peter Tkatchenko, Politics Editor at 'thedefinitearticle' Patrick Stephens, and former member of the Labour Party and US expert Charlie Oliver.
29:08
November 24, 2019
Game Changers: LGBT+ Welfare Special
In the first of a three-part welfare series, I'm joined by Rowan and Lara talking all things LGBT+ at university, from identity to how to be a good ally. Thank you so much to my guests and please remember to reach out if you're struggling.
21:13
November 22, 2019
Videotape: Diving to Darker Depths
When diving, there's always an innate desire to push things further and deeper - to journey into uncharted territory - but how to martial that drive whilst keeping safe? Join a conversation between Luca Pittalis and Ollie Jones, President of the Durham Scuba Society, as they talk about finding that 'sweet spot' between exploration and responsibility. News feature: Durham University's Climate Strike.
35:14
November 20, 2019
Game Changers: Gap Year Gossip
I'm joined by Anna and Phoebe to chat all things Gap Year. We talk about different cultures, expectations vs reality and what it's really like to come back to university. If you are interested in seeing some fantastic photography taken by Phoebe, she has an instagram @phoebejacksontravel where the highlights of her travelling can be found.
39:12
November 19, 2019
4th and 1 - The Kick is Up
One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games. In this third episode, we cover the Colin Kaepernick news before talking about an exciting week of games in the NFL and looking ahead to next week. We discuss the plays of the week, with a significant emphasis on special teams, and take the next step towards Callum and Joe deciding their favourite teams. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast are that of the presenters and do not represent the views of Purple Radio
58:15
November 19, 2019
The Knockout Podcast - UFC Moscow, KSI vs Logan Paul and UFC Sao Paulo
Ben and Jack are back for another episode of the Knockout Podcast. In this episode, the boys discuss the fallout from this weekend's UFC event in Moscow as well as the YouTube megafight between KSI and Logan Paul. We chat about Adesanya's future title bout and our thoughts on the potential return of Nick Diaz. To finish, we look forward to this weekend's fight card in Brazil, featuring an appetizing Light Heavyweight clash between Jan Błachowicz and Jacare Souza.
31:27
November 14, 2019
4th and 1 - A Good Return
One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games. In this second episode, we bypass any news discussion to get straight into Joe gloating about his predictions last week. Listen in for a discussion of our feelings on Detroit, an in depth analysis of the pronunciation of Maryland as well as plenty of NFL content and the continuation of the fandom knockouts.
51:11
November 12, 2019
Game Changers - Gymtimidation, Body Confidence and Social Media
Each week I invite a guest to discuss a variety of topics as they tell me how they've changed their game for the better. In this episode, Kim and I discuss all things fitness - from working out, body confidence, food and our most embarrassing gym moment. Kim is an English student who has a passion for powerlifting combined with a balanced, healthy and most importantly happy lifestyle.
22:21
November 11, 2019
Totally Unprepared Politics
This week Jack and Ada are joined by comedian Alastair Forbes to discuss the upcoming general election and the campaigns and mishaps of the big three parties. They also dive deep into China's plans to put all children on a watch list and ban gaming at night, find out how a Bigfoot researcher stumbled across a UFO whilst out filming chem-trails and answer just why everyone in Derbyshire is so angry that Boris Johnson was spotted in a Specsavers carrying a mop.
50:41
November 11, 2019
Covfefe with Kendix
A political podcast that looks beyond headlines and perceptions. This week, I was joined by Joe Gellman, a fellow first-year PPEist, to talk about moderation in politics and Jewish activism.
28:20
November 11, 2019
4th And 1 - The Kick Off
One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games. In this first episode, we cover some quarterback news from Carolina and Jacksonville, while we discuss the potential for a London franchise as well as some big developments on Baker Mayfield's moustache. Listen in for a recap of some of last week's games, as well as a preview of the games coming up this weekend and the beginning of the fandom knockouts.
50:45
November 10, 2019
Videotape - Planet Change
Climate change is arguably the largest threat facing the planet today - but how to stay ahead of the curve is easier said than done.  To help answer this question, Purple Radio's rising star Luca Pittalis is joined by Anton Tavitian, founder of Planet Change as they talk about an exciting new development: a project dedicated to consultancy and advice on how YOU can lower your carbon footprint.
29:00
November 9, 2019
The Knockout Podcast - UFC 244, Canelo vs Kovalev and KSI vs Logan Paul
The Knockout Podcast returns for another series and we couldn’t have picked a much better week to return. In this episode, Ben (unfortunately no Jack this week) discusses the fallout and key talking points from a brutal night of action at UFC 244 and the big Light Heavyweight boxing clash between Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev. He also previews this weekend’s fights which includes Greg Hardy’s surprising call up to fight Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night: Moscow and the YouTube super fight between KSI and Logan Paul at the STAPLES Center, Los Angeles.
53:46
November 8, 2019
Totally Unprepared Politics
Totally Unprepared Politics is a politics podcast, attempting to replace the mainstream media... The general election is happening! Twitter has banned political ads and the first phase of the Grenfell Inquiry is complete. Jack and Ada sit down to talk Nigel Farage not standing, possible coalitions and where we will be voting. As well as some mysterious space chat, the fracking ban and an argument over how dangerous advertising is in the modern age.
1:26:43
November 5, 2019
In Discussion With... Emily Ashton
Emily is Buzzfeed UK's Senior Political Correspondent and she shares about her time reporting in Brexit Britain. We recorded on 31st October (the date Britain was due to leave the EU), discussing abuse of MPs, the current political climate and Emily was asked to give a prediction of the election!
26:07
November 5, 2019
To Infinity and Beyond?
In the wake of a set of two compelling semi-finals, The Breakdown brings you a preview of the biggest game in world rugby. As the eyes of all sports fans turn to Yokohama, Ed, Will and Hugo unpack the impending drama.  With the pre-match tensions rising acutely, we ask how the game will be played, who will be the key figures and ultimately which side will prevail.   Indeed, with England as favourites and Ian Robertson’s famous Jonny Wilkinson commentary part of our current titles, will there be a new symphonic soundtrack of England World Cup ecstasy by Saturday lunchtime? Or propelled by the legacy of 1995, will Siya Kolisi lead South Africa to their third Webb Ellis Cup?  The Breakdown is the perfect place to contemplate all the important questions before the answers arrive in eighty minutes of pure sporting theatre.
54:02
November 1, 2019
Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals, Downton Abbey and Ben Stokes
In Purple Radio Sport’s first content of the year, we look forward to a set of critical semi-finals and yet another epic England-New Zealand World Cup encounter in 2019 in the making.  The level of insightful content is boosted by the introduction of new signing Will, yet infringements are always possible under pressure at the Breakdown. Indeed, as always, Adrian gives his opinion on the Welsh, new signing Will laments his benching on a trip to the Gateway to the Highlands, whilst Ed confuses a Downton Abbey star for an England International Prop forward.   The perfect companion to get you in the mood for a weekend of engrossing, early-morning rugby. And if it all fails… just bring Ben Stokes on at half-time?
47:36
October 25, 2019
In Discussion With Jimmy Conrad
This week, Purple Radio's Joshua Nichol speaks to former USA footballer Jimmy Conrad. Conrad was involved in the 2006 World Cup and Nichol asks him whether it ranks amongst one of his greatest achievements in football. Conrad also explains what it’s like to play against world champions, the evolution of MLS, and his interesting love of Newcastle United.
43:18
October 21, 2019