Word on Wearside

Other clubs can’t believe or understand why Sunderland and Newcastle as footy clubs mean so much to the fans and the cities. They spur each other on as clubs and fans; a massive derby, a massive rivalry. Middlesborough fans are also passionate and loyal, but they’re on a level below the Sunderland/Newcastle derby – which […]
Is men’s mental health in crisis? We explore the unspoken topics and discover why men won’t talk about their mental health. We are joined by Michael Chapplow, who provides expert advice and opinion on the topic from his experience as a worker at mental health charity Andy’s Man Club. Trigger Warning: Please be aware that […]
With the 2024 January transfer window creeping ever closer, join Callum, Dom, Liam, and local journalist Daniel Wills, as we discuss what’s ahead for the upcoming season. The team behind this episode: Callum Close Dom Frank Liam Rafferty Word on Wearside is a Spark Sunderland podcast, produced by journalism students at the University of Sunderland.
On this episode, Joseph Hannen, Dylan Richardson and Josh Kirtley discuss potential areas for Newcastle United to improve on in the upcoming transfer window, with an exclusive interview with up-and-coming Newcastle reporter Joel Bland.  In light of the ten month ban for former midfielder Sandro Tonali, who admitted to allegations of illegal gambling, this position […]
As the use of A.I. rises, young designers are becoming more and more nervous about their jobs and their futures. Could this be even tougher for us northerners? We have spoken to two people in the industry to help us find out if A.I. really impacts emerging designers in the North East, and how we […]
A multi-national episode, as representatives from England (Jack), Germany (Annika), and Albania (Marlind) discuss their countries’ chances at the summer’s Euro tournament. With analysis from BBC’s Guy Mowbray, and The Athletic’s Seb Stafford-Bloor. The team behind this episode: Jack Austwicke Annika Böttcher Marlind Ymeri Word on Wearside is a Spark Sunderland podcast, produced by journalism students at […]
Whether it’s a gory slasher, or a suspenseful thriller, the world of horror is as varied as it is terrifying.  And, with a constant stream of films produced, it can be difficult to find the choicest cuts. There are podcasts out there showcasing the highest quality horror, as well as new releases; they’re well-made, well-informed […]
Racism has always been a problem in football, however in recent years there has been a rise in racially motivated incidents. In this episode of Word on Wearside, we speak about the problem, the impact it has, and the Sunderland based charity Show Racism the Red Card, who are fighting to put an end to […]
Ever heard of Pickleball? Join us, Ryan & Tom, in ‘Pickles and Paddles’, a short and dynamic episode of Word on Wearside as well delve into the exciting world of Pickleball, a fast-growing sport captivating the North East of England. We take you behind the scenes, sharing firsthand experiences from our interviews with the vibrant […]
Today on Word on Wearside, we will be discussing the current cost of living crisis, the origin of the ‘North-South divide’, and asking the public in Sunderland how they’ve been affected by it. The team behind this episode: Adam Beresford Liam Caffry Matthew McKenry Word on Wearside is a Spark Sunderland podcast, produced by journalism students at […]
The rise of South Shields has been nothing short of meteoric in recent years, but little is known about how the Mariners got where they are. We spoke with South Shields F.C.‘s Head of Media and Communications Dan Prince, and players John Lufudu and Lirak Hasani, to find out more. The team behind this episode: […]
Please be aware that this episode contains frequent reference to unhealthy eating habits, diet culture, and eating disorders throughout. Listener discretion is advised, and listeners who are particularly affected by these topics are advised to take precaution. There has been recent heightened attention surrounding body image and diet culture on social media. By discussing celebrities […]
Join Christian, Ben, and Adam, as they discuss the Newcastle Takeover by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, and whether the club’s success has been earned or bought. This spirited debate looks into the varied reactions from fans and supporters. The Team Christian Casey, Ben Pescod, Adam Scorer With teaching supervision by Richard Berry, Jay […]
In today’s episode we’ll be talking about how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting students in the North-east. Featuring interviews with Oladimeji Adepoju (Prince), the President of Wellbeing with the University of Sunderland Students’ Union, and members of Sunderland’s student population. The Team: Caitlin Anderson Charlotte Burdon Gina Carr Chloe Gudgin With teaching supervision by Richard […]

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