HEARTS & MINDS

HEARTS & MINDS

By Saving Grace
A show inspired by The Battle For Hearts & Minds LP & hosted by recording artist, music producer & designer Savvy alongside Fashion Designer & Artist Benaiah Matheson in which they talk to various guests aspiring & established from eclectic range of fields to vast to mention but trust us, you name it they'll be covering it.
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Boxing Day Special
This boxing day special episode was recorded while Benaiah & Savvy headed out to the Laces Out Festival in Liverpool accompanied by special guest Kano Kane owner of Studio Dais & Ryan Mustazio. They chop it up discussing a range of randomness and a few How Many sexual partners make a sociopath, Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew, Hilary Clinton, How Was your Christmas? Gumie Bears, Maximum Leverage,  The Illusion Choice, Repairing your own stuff, Flying ,  John Travolta, Hot Air Ballons, Organic fashion & the politics of economics, Kano's travels, A place called Shat, Scouse, Shawshank redemption, Robbie Fowler owns half of Liverpool, Killer robots, England's historic illicit dealings...
1:08:55
December 26, 2019
Episode 11 - Part 1
Part 1 of this episode takes place live at the Bassment & Benaiah Matheson PopUp Shop. They chat with Commercial Photographers & Videographers Tom OD & Chris Cassiel.   They talk; Macadamias, various non dairy milks & breasts, reflections, OLIVES, Savvy’s Grandma and his creative relationship with Tom OD, Homecoming - a book on Windrush and Christians documentation for the book, Don Letts, Howard Grey, connection to narrative, Ikagi, the creation of illusion, working with what you have and owning that, Goya Gumbani, Bronica vs Hassleblad and the almighty Pentax 67, Japan - WHY IS EVERYONE GOING? Instagram purges - perception is everything, Savvy’s Orchestra, T, the abstract path to acquiring dedicated ambassadors, staying creatively true to your core, Justablackguywithacamera, toxic masculinity, female photographers, strong ones, portrait of Britain, marketing budgets, slippers, HP in the house aka The Left Bank, weird txt messages, Hinge, Inadvertent R-word, misleading jail altercations, pause.
1:06:30
December 16, 2019
Episode 11 - Part 2
Part 2 of episode 11 Savvy & Benaiah chat with Denny & Jake founders of Bassment Studios about their overall experience of the collaboration, plus a few other guests also pop by namely Ben Julian & Chef Ben Wright They talk; The Insane Passion of some Football fans, Reading vs podcasts, vs audio books, Housing in the Netherlands, Savvy's edgy M.I.P.A cap, Shoutout to Kilo!, Chasing artistic validation, Hometown "love".  Weed & getting shit done don't mix, The most respectful ravers,  Bulldogs charge & the tunnel of death, Childhood Hierarchy & the nature of Boys & girls relationships, Sausage Party, Toy Story and animated films for children & adults, losing your inner child, The burden of leadership, People wanting freeshit, The illusion of the V.I.P section, Battle rapping & freestyling,  The Insane skill and or disconnection of the worlds greatest sportsmen, Recognizing your strengths & weaknesses, Being boutit!
2:00:05
December 12, 2019
Episode 10
Benaiah & Savvy return with another episode from Benaiah's studio, this time they talk to Sneakerhead & fashion buyer for sports merchandisers  Fanatics Inc Mark Cartman. Together they discuss: The recent London bridge attack, FBI conspiracy theories, the epic rise of the Esports market & the current leaders, League of Legends. The role film has played in the growth of sneaker culture. The electric DeLorean, Prince Andrew, the Epstein saga, Nasa, Space X, Tesla & The Falcon Heavy. Elon Musk probably being an alright guy, Innovation In The Industry of Fashion Buying, The Football Jerseys entrance into world of fashion,  What is the most iconic sneaker? Making a sneaker for everyone, that everyone wants.  High Fashion & Streetwear collaboration. The Laces Out Festival, Could a robot do what you do? Nigeria's 2018 Nike Home football shirt and its cultural impact,  Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles, How strong is the desire for cutting edge sneaker technology?  Everyone wants what they can't have! Von Dutch!! Fashion & Personal validation, Primal instincts & cultures effect on fashion trends, Rockports! The Ups & Downs of Burberry,  Stone Island,  Young wannabe casuals. 
2:17:54
December 2, 2019
Episode 09
On this episode the boys welcome special guest  Historian & Politics lecturer David Green BcHons, MA. They talk: Well danced around the inevitable topic of brex.. ( can’t even finish the word).  They discuss David's journey through his ongoing PhD, Heritage as an ongoing practice, Monoculturalism, A not new new word, Where teaching was & is today, Lamborghini’s vs tractors #whosballin, Our living wage, connecting with the reality of the countries social growth, Colourism, cast systems, internal imperialism & the 3rd Reich, the global impact of Wakanda and few other little tit bits to mull over...
2:46:30
November 3, 2019
Episode 08
The boys are back with another installment, this time they take it to the streets, and then to a secret location.  They talk: Pointless household designs & Middle class dreams, Privet bushes & household chores, Things your parents teach you, Roles of parents in the household & perceptions of femininity & masculinity, Spoiling your children, Yorkshire water,  Paying for clean air, Colonizing other planets,  Year 1 million,  Could you have a relationship with an alien? How much nowhere can you handle?   The adaptability of humans,  The short political attention span of humans,  Marketing and how dark it can be, How genuine was the Gillette campaign, The greatness of old spice,  The recent Formula one season,  Junior Kick start, Kabaddi on Channel 4, Scalextrics & Slot car racing,  Horseshoe crabs, bananas & creationism,  How do printed magazine collections survive in modern times,  Eurotrash & Lola Ferrari,  Feeders, Savvy's next single & video, What happened to Jez?  Master of None, Mindhunter, The OA, American Gods, Killing Eve and various other random bits & pieces.  
1:16:50
October 9, 2019
Episode 07
The boys are back with a another episode this time from a secret location ;) They talk: The Film I Am Mother, The evolution of knowledge & Intelligence,  Statistics & Facts,  The Only Time is Now,  Benaiah's work at the We Out Here Festival, Savvy's trip to the Netherlands,   Dry Stone walling,  Jay Scarlet's latest mix,  Tommy Evans & his comeback album,  Savvy's getting the Savoir~faire back together,  The Richest person the the graveyard,  The Road to Hell is paved with good intentions,  Benji B's set at At We Out Here Festival,  Working with the Huddersfield Community Gospel Choir,  The Savvy & Kanye West Sample clash,  Sweets we loved as kids,  Benaiah's childhood Benetton jumper disaster, losing the house keys as a child,  Thrones!!!,  The Boys and of course more ramdom topics.. Record of the day is: Samh - glowinglow
1:21:50
September 2, 2019
Episode 06
This episode sees Savvy & Benaiah visit  Bassment studios for a chat with Densrilla , Jake Burdass & Sarah Hutton They talk; Clever comedy,  What Dj sound would you use,  Is "Sh*t the bed" a good name for a club night, Sneakyness of Facebook and modern phone apps, Social media's effect of relationships, The Fyre Festival, Trump stuff, New age propaganda, Tribalism,  The story of how Bassment Studios began,  The marker of commitment, Why should anyone care? The future of Bassment Studios, The blurred musical lines, the pros & cons of easy access to the music, 
2:18:26
August 11, 2019
Episode 05
You join the boys down at Vinyl Tap Records they talk Touring, Savvy's #TBFHAM Clothing range, Mase, Puff Daddy & The Badboy Era of Hip Hop, The Central Park & Trump's article in the New York Times, Musical Spin Offs, Potlife, Benaiah's trip to Hertfordshire,  Floyd Mayweather, Lewis Hamilton, The formula 1 Game 7 If Nicole Scherzinger is a Ride or Die chick,  We Need a Jamie!!, Samh launch party, What did you have for dinner? The Trap Kitchen, Mrs Greens Vegan Kitchen,  Dragons Den, TetraPak, People Just Do Nothing, Skepta, Supreme & the perception of over night success, Where should they do their next episode of the podcast? And various other tangents... Record of the Day is "Quantic - Atlantic  Oscillations"  is courtesy of Rachael at Vinyl Tap Records.
1:46:08
July 29, 2019
Episode 04
This episode singer songwriter Samh pops by for a visit they talk; Wim Hof, The Brain & The Gut, Electric bikes, Extreme climbing & trapeze artists, Bacton-Shaw & Sam's mystical roadtrip trip to Norfolfk, Ethiopia, Sam's new single We Are Not Physical & his new EP glowinglow. Population Control,  The Georgia Guide Stones, Community vs The Individual & The economy,  The Huddersfield music scene, The first tape you every bought for your walkman, Nuts! Theresa Mays shotter husband, Ziplines & The darkness of Boris Johnson,  escaping social media, TV's a bit s**t nowadays,  Black Mirror, Love, Death & Robots,  Technology & Advertising, Micro-evolution, Yeast flakes, & The  Ortolan   Album of the day is “A Tribe Called Quest” – "People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm" courtesy of Steve at Vinyl Tap Records.  NOTE: Apologies for weird stuff that happens with the sound, we had technical difficulties, we'll do better next time, still a really good show so we had to post it.
1:51:30
July 15, 2019
Episode 03
Episode picks up at their usual spot at Vinyl Tap Records they discuss: Black Earth Rising, If Context was a Chocolate Bar what would its flavour be? Are people in power really held accountable? Does Theresa May cry when shes alone? Soft hands vs rough hands, Dry stone walling, Hayfever, Quality Of Content, Being Triggered, Making Political statements with fashion, Remixing, Sociopaths in Government The RnB Scumbag playlist and many more random topics.  Album of the day is “King Gizzard & The Lizzard with Mild High Club” – Sketches of Brunswick courtesy of Tom at Vinyl Tap Records.
1:51:12
July 1, 2019
Episode 02
This episode takes place at Savvy & Benaiah's  new spot at Vinyl Tap Records in Huddersfield the discuss: Prince,  Drinking Urine, words with strange spellings and people that can't say those words. Savvy's cameo role in the new star trek series, Just because everyone likes something doesn't meant its not good,  Why all the roles go to Idris Elba, Does Britain have talent or does Britain have entitlement?  How to be big in America, the New Wu Tang Documentary, Frisbee design, Great Artists are the greatest thieves, Eating Out, Eating Meat & Washing Meat, The new Samh record and various other random topics.   Album of the day is 'Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues' courtesy of Steve at Vinyl Tap Records.
1:14:24
June 11, 2019
Episode 01
The first official episode of the Hearts & Minds podcast sees Savvy joined by his Dj TheRealdemo & Fashion designer Benaiah Matheson. The show was conducted on a train ride to and from Savvy's first gig of the year at Band on The Wall ( Manchester, UK) Topics covered: British Public Transport,  Sexual Harrassment,  Savvy's new LP & The Hip Hop scene in the UK,  Stan Lee,  Megan Markle & Royal Wedding,  The Maniacal  Kardashian Empire,  Anthony Bourdain,  Putin is a Gangsta,  The End of the Castro Era,  Trump,    Mark Zuckerberg/ Facebook,   Donald Glover,  Childish Gambino,   Elon Musk,  Peeky Blinders, Opening bottles inappropriately,   The joys of Liverpool,  Funny shop names,  The hustle of Motivational speaking,  blagging trains,  Reselling website URLs, Savvy's MIPA cap, Kanye's MAGA cap & the old Kanye, Iam DDB & the Manchester Music scene,  Style over stubstance, Random Gigs out of nowhere, Is it over for Soundcloud?
1:34:14
January 14, 2019