Positive Negative

Positive Negative

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Positive Negative creates discussion with a wide range of people around the same set of questions, building a picture of how a certain topic or event is affecting them.In series one we’re discussing the Coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic and …


Ep16| “The solutions need to be structural” - Dr Sara Reis, Women’s Budget Group
Jun 18 • 40 min
Josh speaks with Dr Sara Reis, Head of Research & Policy for the Women’s Budget Group (WBG). They discuss the impacts the lockdown has had, is having and will continue to have on women.Episode LinksDr Sara Reis: TwitterWomen’s Budget Group: Website…
Bonus | “It’s about the years and years and years of being stood on and stamped on” - Black Lives Matter Protest in Cardiff
Jun 8 • 22 min
Black Lives Matter is an international human rights movement which began in 2013 with the #BlackLivesMatter in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer and has been active ever since. The killing of George Floyd on May 25th sparked…
Ep15| “It’s amazing that we’re having to issue guidelines about face masks” - Melissa Lee, Aerospace Project Manager & Pole Dance Instructor
Jun 5 • 31 min
In this episode, Laurence chats to Melissa Lee, an Aerospace Project Manager and award-winning pole dancer and instructor. They discuss life in lockdown just as restrictions begin to ease, as well as adjustments Melissa has had to make by working and…
Ep14| “There’s power when we work together” - Kirsty Haigh, Social Justice Activist & Chef
Jun 1 • 30 min
Josh talks to social justice activist and chef, Kirsty Haigh. She’s currently working for Edinburgh’s Food For Good Coalition, who’ve - to date - cooked around 30,000 meals for the people of Edinburgh (the “second cash richest city in the UK”, at…
Ep13| “I feel it’s going to shape the future in a very positive way” - Godwin Josiah, The Critics Company, Nigeria
May 25 • 19 min
In today’s episode Laurence speaks with Godwin Josiah, one member of The Critics Company; a group of young filmmakers in Nigeria. Last year they gained global recognition for their work on the short film Z: The Beginning which went viral mainly due to…
Ep12| “The planet will not keep going if we don’t make changes” - Kelly Edney, Owner & Managing Director of The Dust Dolly
May 22 • 28 min
Josh speaks with Kelly Edney, Owner and Managing Director of The Dust Dolly, to find out the impact that the pandemic and lockdown has had on her as a small business owner and employee of 10. As well as the financial and administrative hoops, she also…
Ep11| “Every day I wonder, if today was the day I contracted Covid-19” - Dr Katherine Witter, NHS Psychiatrist
May 18 • 25 min
In episode 11 of Positive Negative, Laurence speaks with Dr Katherine Witter a trainee psychiatrist working in Saint Albans. Katherine is working on the front line with Covid-19 patients, they discuss this and the mental health implications for those…
Ep10| “To have all your income taken away from you is terrifying” - Andrew Walmsley, Photographer
May 15 • 25 min
In episode 10 of Positive Negative Laurence is joined by professional photographer Andrew Walmsley. They discuss his work and how, as a freelancer, he is adjusting to life in lockdown and dealing with having all his income virtually stopping overnight.
Ep9| “What kind of people do we want them to be?” - James, Secondary School PE Teacher
May 11 • 38 min
In our ninth episode, Josh speaks with his friend James, a Secondary School PE Teacher, to find out how he’s adjusting to teaching and working from home and what effect he hopes all of this will have on the direction that education will take in the future.
Ep8| “I think the whole fitness industry will change” - Vicki Landi, VLM Fitness
May 8 • 24 min
In this episode of Positive Negative, Laurence speaks with Vicki Landi from VLM fitness. They discuss the changes Vicki has had to make to her job in order to still support her clients, juggling home life while working and what impact COVID-19 will have…
Ep7| “Every day at school is about much, much more” - Penny Rabiger, Educationalist
May 4 • 44 min
In his next conversation, Josh speaks with Educationalist, Penny Rabiger who he met at a Global Citizenship conference for educators run by Highland One World in Inverness. She was the guest speaker alongside Lisa Williams of the Edinburgh Carribean…
Ep6| “We need to rethink how we’re going to interact with nature” - Cyprian Ogoti, Environmental Journalist & Activist
May 1 • 23 min
In this episode of Positive Negative Laurence speaks with Cyprian Ogoti an environmental journalist and activist from Niarobi, Kenya. Laurence met Cyprian last year at an environmental conference and wanted to catch up with him to discuss how he and his…
Ep5| “I lost an emotional connection to music” - Simon Tucker, Music Journalist & DJ
Apr 27 • 29 min
Our next guest is Music Journalist, DJ and friend, Simon Tucker. We’ve both known Si for almost 20 years since meeting at Uni in Wales. In this conversation he talks about Tangled Parrot, the independent record shop where he works, his love for radio…
Ep4| “It wouldn’t take much for the virus to get in and wipe out a whole population” - Lucy Radford, Sumatran Orungatan Society (SOS)
Apr 24 • 27 min
In Laurence’s next conversation, he speaks with friend and former collaegue Lucy Radford, Engagement Manager for the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS). She explains the impact that the pandemic has had on their work in both the UK and Indonesia -…
Ep3| “We’re seeing in real-life, in real terms, what matters” - Anna Myers, Whistleblowing International Network
Apr 20 • 39 min
For Josh’s second conversation, and our third episode, he spoke with Anna Myers, Executive Director of WIN, the Whistleblowing International Network.Recorded on Good Friday, she tells us about her career as a lawyer and in the field of whistleblowing,…
Ep2| “We’ve had to push forward” - Lee Allen, Occupational Therapist
Apr 17 • 20 min
Our second episode is a conversation between Laurence and Lee Allen, an NHS Occupational Therapist. They talk about mental health and the surprising effect the lockdown is having for some of Lee’s patients.Links for this Episode - NHS Mental health…
Ep1| “The kindness of people will always win through” - Cathi Bertin, Befrienders
Apr 13 • 20 min
In our first episode, Josh speaks to Cathi Bertin, the Projector Director for Befrienders; a voluntary organisation which has been working with children and young people and their families in Argyll and Bute since 1989.Links for this Episode Befrienders…
Trailer| 1st Episode out Easter Monday!
Apr 11 • 0 min
A trailer for our first episode coming Easter Monday 2020
Bonus| Clap for Key Workers
Apr 3 • 3 min
Our first episode is on the way shortly. While you’re waiting here’s how the Clap For Key Worker’s sounded in Glasgow, whilst out for some daily exercise, with bagpipes, horns…and even the blackbirds joined in!Positive Negative…