Purple Radio On Demand

Purple Radio On Demand

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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. Contact: [email protected] @PurpleRadioUK on Twitter @purple_radio on Instagram


Videotape: Best Bits
Mar 29 • 6 min
From Jeremy Vine to Dahenna Davison, mountain guides on Kilimanjaro to Peter Hitchens, here’s some of Videotape’s best bits with broadcaster Luca Pittalis.
Pub Talk - Episode Nine
Mar 25 • 60 min
Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four. The football this week: Gabriel Radus, Archie Hodgson, Charlie Dunn and Matthieu Rident call in to chat our European Leagues Best XI from the current 19/20…
Pub Talk - Episode Eight
Mar 25 • 74 min
Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four. The football this week: Gabriel Radus, Archie Hodgson and Charlie Dunn call in to chat about the implications of matches postponed and clubs imploding…
The DS ‘T’ - Tins, Dogfights and Prod Weeks
Mar 13 • 26 min
The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been involved in over 15 shows at Durham, take the time to bring the latest news, opinions and jokes from the…
Videotape: Peter Hitchens
Mar 13 • 2 min
Mail on Sunday writer, Peter Hitchens, having just published his 8th book, speaks very candidly to Luca Pittalis about the changing world of journalism.
Covfefe with Kendix - Episode 5
Mar 10 • 36 min
A fun and informative look at politics beyond the headlines. This time, I’m joined by Durham University Conservative Association President Christopher Page and ‘unrepentant communist’ Abraham Leonard Keefe to talk about healthcare and education.
The Knockout Podcast: Flyweight finale and UFC 248 Preview
Mar 8 • 50 min
The Knockout Podcast returns for another week. On this week’s episode, the boys look back on a peculiar card on the weekend and potential ramifications for the men’s flyweight and women’s featherweight divisions. They also look forward to an impressive…
Game Changers: Term 2 Ramblings, Reflections & Roundup
Mar 8 • 28 min
I’m joined by the lovely Poppy and Sophie. In this very unorganised episode, we reflect on 2020 so far, international women’s day and how our experiences have been influenced by amazing people around us. This was a super fun episode to record despite my…
Game Changers: Women in STEM
Mar 8 • 31 min
In this episode I’m joined by two very talented engineers, Maisie and Damaris. We chat about the challenging concept of women in STEM, structural inequalities and personal limitations. The gals are so open in talking about confidence, changes and…
Pub Talk - Episode Seven
Mar 5 • 68 min
Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four. The football this week: Gabriel Radus, Archie Hodgson and Matthieu Rident, calling in from St. Petersburg, Russia, review crazy scenes in Bayern vs Hoffenheim,…
The Robert Leech Gerrard Podcast
Mar 5 • 14 min
Join Robert Leech-Gerrard as he sits down with the presidents of Instep, Durham University’s dance society, to find out more about their upcoming annual showcase event, Reconnect.
JY Lim: with Cameron Ashplant
Mar 5 • 53 min
Film, television, political journalism, theatre and more —- it’s me in conversation with Cameron Ashplant, ahead of the release of his documentary series “The Balkans” on Amazon Prime, and the Channel Island Festival of Filmmaking. From his outlook on…
The DS ‘T’: Tins, Dogfights and Prod Weeks
Mar 2 • 24 min
The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been involved in over 15 shows at Durham, take the time to bring the latest news, opinions and jokes from the…
Desert Islands Discs: Jon Bentley
Mar 2 • 27 min
The Gadget Show’s Jon Bentley joins Emily Kilner on Desert Island Discs for discussions about new technology, the future of flying cars and of course Jon’s top tracks.
Gone Too VAR
Mar 1 • 64 min
Luke, Josh and Aaryaman for a European extravaganza. With the return of the Champions League, this legion of football fanatics pore over every one of the knockout games. Other delightful details to expect: how did a French amateur footballer take biting…
Pub Talk - Episode Six
Feb 28 • 74 min
Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four. The football this week: Gabriel Radus, Archie Hodgson and Charlie Dunn review the Champions League Last 16 results of the past week, alongside the main…
Videotape: Perspective
Feb 26 • 27 min
Meet Augustine Ihm. He’s a bit of a one-of-a-kind. A remarkable theology masters student at Durham - this is his virtually unedited conversation with Luca Pittalis.
The Knockout Podcast: Fury vs Wilder & UFC Auckland
Feb 26 • 60 min
It’s fight week and there’s plenty to discuss. The biggest fight of 2020 so far in Boxing, as Tyson Fury takes on Deontay Wilder, an intriguing card down under with lightweight intrigue and news of dodgy judges in recent fights (what’s new?!). Ben and…
The Knockout Podcast: Gypsy Kings and Combat Wombats
Feb 26 • 57 min
Fresh off a famous night for British heavyweight boxing, the boys are back to discuss everything from the last week. Ben and Jack review Tyson Fury’s historic demolition of Deontay Wilder and a fun night of fighting down under. They also look forward to…
Game Changers: To Drink or Not to Drink? University and Alcohol.
Feb 22 • 23 min
I’m joined by Maisie and Maria to talk drinking culture. We chat about how our relationship has changed with alcohol, cultural differences and finding a balance in university. Thank you so much to the girls for being so honest - Enjoy!
Farrell Fashion, Gengey Passion, Are France Here to Stay?
Feb 22 • 63 min
After a barren week the rugby’s back and with it the relentless content and charisma of the Breakdown. The Welshies lick their wounds as a contented Irishman swathes into the lineup, joined by a former second-row pacifist (?) whose Cal Soc loyalties are…
Pub Talk - Episode Five
Feb 19 • 71 min
Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four. The football this week: Archie’s bold moves in a Parisian Scottish pub on Sunday night make the headlines. In other news, German football’s top five all win,…
Gone Too VAR
Feb 15 • 48 min
Join Aaryaman, Luke and an overworked Ben as they navigate a week of footballing thrills and spills. The fascinations in this episode include: is it time Maurizio Sarri was a bit less Sarri for his own sake? What is the secret to Getafe’s success? Why are…
The DS ‘T’: Return to Sender
Feb 15 • 33 min
The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been involved in over 15 shows at Durham, take the time to bring the latest news, opinions and jokes from the…
The Knockout Podcast: Was Reyes robbed & what next for Jones?
Feb 15 • 47 min
On the pod this week, Ben and Jack discuss their grievances with the main event decision at UFC 247 as well as the rest of the card. They also talk potential fights between Till and Cannonier before previewing this weekend’s action featuring a bizarre…
Videotape: Actor
Feb 14 • 41 min
Theatre acting, film directing, music scores - you’ve come to the right place. Maire McGovern, an actor at the forefront of Durham’s theatre and film scene, joins Luca Pittalis on Videotape to talk about the art of storytelling.
Pub Talk - Episode Four
Feb 13 • 119 min
Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four. The football this week: A whopper of an episode, where Archie Hodgson and Gabriel Radus, alongside insights from Matthieu Rident and Charlie Dunn take an…
In Discussion With: Nick Barnes
Feb 10 • 59 min
In this episode, we chat with local legendary football commentator, Nick Barnes.
The DS ‘T’: Hamilton, Clowning and #MeToo
Feb 10 • 20 min
The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been involved in over 15 shows at Durham, take the time to bring the latest news, opinions and jokes from the…
The Knockout Podcast: Can Reyes defeat the GOAT?
Feb 8 • 43 min
A quieter week in the combat world but still enough for the boys to waffle on about! We talk welterweight title news regarding Uman and Masvidal before previewing UFC 247. Can Reyes dethrone Jones, when will Shevchenko fight someone good and why on earth…
Biggar Skills, Hoggy Spills, England Blown Away
Feb 8 • 61 min
The new instalment of the Six Nations brings some fresh-faced scavengers to the Breakdown. Will Hobbs is joined by debutants Grace Davies, Tom James and Sammy (the) Lion-Catchet to discuss the thrills and (the surprising number of) spills in week 1 of…
Gone Two VAR
Feb 8 • 53 min
Join Luke and Aaryaman as they explore all the biggest issues in football, such as: how did Graeme Souness provoke the Turkish Rambo? What is the longest distance in world football that a team has to travel for a derby? What do English sailors have to do…
Videotape: Dr Owen Bennett-Jones
Feb 6 • 13 min
He’s worked as a freelance journalist, writing for The Guardian, The Financial Times and The Independent; he was relief host of ‘Newshour’ for BBC World; he was as a visiting professor at Princeton University and the University of Southern California; he…
Pub Talk - Episode 3
Feb 5 • 38 min
Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four. The football this week: A transfer podcast special looking at the big signing across the continent and the ramifications some bargains or blowouts will have on…
Heavyweight Conundrums and End of Year Predictions
Feb 5 • 77 min
Ben and Jack are back for the latest episode of the Knockout Podcast. They discuss the fallout from two key fights in Raleigh, North Carolina, bring you the latest 2019 End of Year Awards segment anywhere on the internet and look forward and predict who…
The DS ‘T’
Feb 1 • 40 min
The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been involved in over 15 shows at Durham, take the time to bring the latest news, opinions and jokes from the…
4th and 1: Super Bowl Tutorial
Jan 31 • 54 min
Want to seem vaguely knowledgeable about the NFL? Want to impress your football-loving friends at a Super Bowl party? Got 55 minutes to kill? Listen in for a haphazard description of the sport, a breakdown of the game and even some speculative betting…
JY Lim: a DUCFS Special
Jan 30 • 54 min
Lottie Dick and Megan Jamieson from Durham University Charity Fashion Show share about the causes and creative vision behind their partnership with STOP THE TRAFFIK and Fashion Revolution this year. From extensive campaign initiatives to personal…
Game Changers: 2020 Confidence, Resolutions & Positive thinking
Jan 29 • 38 min
Happy New Year! I’m joined by the wonderful Sophia to talk all things to bin from 2019 and what to bring into 2020. Apologies for the muffled recording (technology has once again been my downfall). I loved talking to Sophia about being the best version of…
Covfefe with Kendix
Jan 29 • 26 min
A fun and informative podcast on the deeper political issues than the headlines. This time, an international perspective, as I’m joined by Nicolas Mariscal, Ellie Tomlinson and Hannah Williams to talk about England’s place in the world.
Gone Too VAR
Jan 28 • 63 min
Join Aaryaman, Ben, Josh and Luke as they cram into a stuffy room and explore the world of football in the first episode of Gone Too VAR. The content of this show includes but is by no means limited to: why did Nigel Pearson almost accidentally miss out…
Pub Talk - Episode 2
Jan 28 • 62 min
Pub Talk - the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four. The football this week: How damaging is Atletico Madrid’s loss to cup minnows for the success of their season, are Toulouse the worst team in Europe’s major…
The Knockout Podcast: McGregor masterclass & dodgy title fights.
Jan 24 • 59 min
Ben and Jack are back to discuss the fallout from the much-anticipated return of “the Notorious One” as well as the rest of a busy UFC 246 card. They also discuss the peculiar title fights confirmed in the last week before previewing the key fights coming…
Totally Unprepared Politics: Putin’s Government Resigns, Trust in Huawei & Bojo vs The Cabinet
Jan 24 • 61 min
Governments are in crisis! Russia’s has resigned, Boris Johnsons’ on their last warning and Trump is calling Huawei in the UK dangerous. Jack and Ada leap blindly into this weeks news stories hoping to catch some insights on the descent! There’s also the…
4th and 1: A Damp Squib
Jan 24 • 43 min
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 seventh episode, we discuss the somewhat disappointing Divisional Round…
Pub Talk - Episode 1
Jan 22 • 65 min
The show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four. The football this week: Can Lyon hold onto star man Moussa Dembélé in the summer; is Quique Setien a step in the right direction for Barcelona, are Inter building a team…
Megxit, Iran vs Trump & Extremist XR
Jan 18 • 69 min
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…
Videotape: The SockStar Project
Dec 27, 2019 • 20 min
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…
4th and 1: Festive football
Dec 22, 2019 • 62 min
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…
Totally Unprepared Politics
Dec 12, 2019 • 56 min
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…
Game Changers: Working Class Welfare Special
Dec 12, 2019 • 32 min
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…
Videotape: A Change in Direction
Dec 8, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Christmas Kids
Dec 8, 2019 • 14 min
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…
The ‘Dharmasena’, a backpack and Christmas plans
Dec 8, 2019 • 51 min
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…
The 4th and 1: Onside kicks aplenty
Dec 4, 2019 • 57 min
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…
Covfefe with Kendix
Dec 4, 2019 • 36 min
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.
Game Changers: Disabilities, Vulnerabilities and Diagnosis - Welfare Special
Dec 4, 2019 • 24 min
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…
Totally Unprepared Politics: Trump in the UK, Election polls & Genome Sequencing Ft. Alastair
Dec 3, 2019 • 50 min
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…
The Knockout Podcast – Dreaming of Khabib vs Ferguson
Nov 28, 2019 • 60 min
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…
4th and 1: …And it’s good
Nov 28, 2019 • 49 min
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…
Game Changers: Ethnic Minority Welfare Special
Nov 28, 2019 • 24 min
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…
On The Far Side Of The World: New Zealand dish out revenge on sloppy England
Nov 28, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Totally Unprepared Politics: Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative Manifestos Ft. Ed
Nov 26, 2019 • 72 min
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…
Covfefe with Kendix
Nov 24, 2019 • 29 min
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…
Game Changers: LGBT+ Welfare Special
Nov 22, 2019 • 21 min
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.
Videotape: Diving to Darker Depths
Nov 20, 2019 • 35 min
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…
Game Changers: Gap Year Gossip
Nov 19, 2019 • 39 min
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…
4th and 1 - The Kick is Up
Nov 19, 2019 • 58 min
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…
The Knockout Podcast - UFC Moscow, KSI vs Logan Paul and UFC Sao Paulo
Nov 14, 2019 • 31 min
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…
4th and 1 - A Good Return
Nov 12, 2019 • 51 min
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…
Game Changers - Gymtimidation, Body Confidence and Social Media
Nov 11, 2019 • 22 min
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.…
Totally Unprepared Politics
Nov 11, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Covfefe with Kendix
Nov 11, 2019 • 28 min
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.
4th And 1 - The Kick Off
Nov 10, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Videotape - Planet Change
Nov 9, 2019 • 29 min
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…
The Knockout Podcast - UFC 244, Canelo vs Kovalev and KSI vs Logan Paul
Nov 8, 2019 • 53 min
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…
Totally Unprepared Politics
Nov 5, 2019 • 86 min
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…
In Discussion With… Emily Ashton
Nov 5, 2019 • 26 min
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…
To Infinity and Beyond?
Nov 1, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals, Downton Abbey and Ben Stokes
Oct 25, 2019 • 47 min
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…
In Discussion With Jimmy Conrad
Oct 21, 2019 • 43 min
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…