Beyond the Senedd- Bethan Sayed

Beyond the Senedd- Bethan Sayed
This is about what I do as a Politician in Wales and shows what my life is like beyond the Senedd also. From food to fitness to travel to music.

Moments of the week 13/1/20
Jan 17 • 12 min
What I’ve been up to this week in the Senedd and the region. From street art to Otis Bolamu getting leave to remain in Swansea. To campaigning to save Erasmus, to the petition by Dwr y Felin to roll out Wellbeing Ambassadors across all schools in Wales.
How’s the pregnancy Going, Beth?!
Jan 12 • 12 min
Just sharing some thoughts on the wonders of pregnancy! From the comments I get from others, to taste bud changes, to experiencing kicks from the little one, to support for me at the Senedd when I’m on maternity leave and what that may or may not look…
Coercive control.
Jan 10 • 25 min
What is coercive control? What did Sally Challen and David Challen say about their experiences of their landmark campaign referencing the existence of coercive control in her relationship with her husband? How can we do more to support those who come…
I’m back! Shwmae!
Jan 10 • 1 min
I’ve been very very bad at keeping up this podcast. New year, new me. No excuses. I’m back! Listen to my podcast later today on coercive control and the event I arranged on this matter in the Senedd this week….
Moments of the week from the Senedd
Oct 18, 2019 • 10 min
A snapshot of my work as an Assembly Member this week.
Pregnancy. What’s it all about?!
Oct 14, 2019 • 17 min
My current experience of my expecting a baby for the first time.
Yr wythnos yma fe wnaeth rhywun cywiro fy iaith ar trydar. Dyma fy marn ar plismyn ieithyddol a mwy.
Sep 22, 2019 • 14 min
Sut ydym am hybu mwy o bobl i ddefnyddio’r iaith os yw rhai yn ein cywiro ac yn ceisio ein tanseilio? Sut mae ennyn pobl i fod yn ddigon hyderus ac i fyw trwy gyfrwng y gymraeg?
I was asked by someone to give my views on being a woman in politics. I’ve given it a kick start!
Aug 25, 2019 • 23 min
What’s it like being a young woman in politics? What are the challenges? Am I a role model? What about the abuse, the mansplaining?! How can we inspire other women to get involved. Here my initial thoughts and experiences. I will definitely return to the…
Smear tests. Why do some women decide not to go for a test? Here my views on the issue.
Aug 22, 2019 • 12 min
I got in to a Twitter chat recently with a journalist about why some women don’t go for smear tests and how we can encourage them to do so. It may be uncomfortable, it may be traumatic for some, but ultimately it will benefit our health. I give me views…
I travelled to Gothenburg and Oslo last week. Listen to me chat about what I did when I was there.
Aug 19, 2019 • 29 min
I love to travel. I love Nordic Noir so I always like to travel to Nordic countries to see where the programmes were filmed or where the crim novels I read were located. I went back to Sweden and Norway last week. Travel widens horizons and gives you…
Fitness saved my life when I struggled with depression. Hear about what I did and how I coped.
Jul 23, 2019 • 13 min
I had depression in my early 30s fitness and running changed my World forever. Listen to my experience of battling depression and how fitness is so important to my every day life.
Scrutiny of the Economy Minister on the decision to scrap plans for the M4 relief road.
Jul 17, 2019 • 9 min
Hear about the evidence session today that Ken Skates AM gave to the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee that I sit on in the Senedd. Why did they Welsh Government scrap the plans, what are the alternatives, how will the new South Wales East…
Some analysis of the questions asked in First Minister’s questions this week!
Jul 16, 2019 • 10 min
What are some of the main issues that AMs raise during this important scrutiny session? From family courts, to no fault evictions to a workers cooperative in the Rhondda to job losses at Ford, Bridgend. Find out more about what goes on!
I visited India twice last year. Listen to my views on Mumbai and Rajasthan.
Jul 15, 2019 • 16 min
I got married in Mumbai and then went back to India in the Summer for my honeymoon. I tell you here a bit about the food, the culture, the people, and why animals choose to sit on tarmac in the middle of motorways….
The film industry in Wales. What is happening and how can it develop?
Jul 11, 2019 • 4 min
The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee I Chair debated our report on the film industry this week. Listen to my thoughts on it and how we can support it here in Wales.
Did I mention my husband?!
Jul 10, 2019 • 3 min
An episode dedicated to telling you about the man who decided to tolerate me forever ;-)
Anxiety and my experience
Jul 9, 2019 • 7 min
I had a panic attack today. Listen to how it made me feel and how I try and deal with it in my everyday life.
My views on eating disorders services in Wales.
Jul 9, 2019 • 10 min
Views on eating disorders services following a session that I did with the European youth Parliament in Wales.
Introducing my podcast!
Jul 5, 2019 • 8 min
Intro to my work as a Politician in Wales and a bit about my background and my family, growing up in Merthyr.