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Hackney Social Audio

An intergenerational podcast celebrating art, heritage and the vibrancy of the diverse community of Hackney.

About Hackney Social Audio

HSA is a new monthly podcast, bringing different generations and communities together to talk, create and deepen understanding. The hour-long show will be released on the 1st of every month, and a bonus shorts selection will be live on the 15th of every month.

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If you have a story or an audio piece connected to Hackney, we’d love to hear from you! Or if you’d like to find out more and get involved with our production club or podcast courses, please get in touch:

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Latest Episode - 1st July 2022

In the newest episode of our new podcast series, we hear from Norman Levinson and Shirley Murgraff about being evacuated during World War II. We also learn about a new oral history project from Tyssen House, and find out ways we can help refugees. We’ll also be going to Nine Night at the Tower Theatre, visiting our Youth Theatre and going to the Charity Awards. 


Listen to June’s Episodes!

1st June

For the first episode of our new podcast series, we’ll be finding out the history of that East London favourite, Pie & Mash. We’ll be talking to Odd Eyes Theatre Director, Emilia Teglia about their production of Nine Night by Natasha Gordon at Tower Theatre, and we’ll be hearing from our Youth Theatre about their trip to the Royal Court Theatre. We’ll also be chatting to residents about their favourite places to eat in Hackney and enjoying a chat with Atique Choudhary, from Yum Yum Thai Restaurant.

15th June: Behind the Scenes - The Making of a Podcast

We’re back with some bonus content from June’s podcast in our first ‘Shorts Selection’. Production Assistant Leo Dunlop takes us behind the scenes of our main episode feature about Pie & Mash. Never having made a podcast before, Leo invites us along on his audio journey. 


Free Audio Training

Learn how to make podcasts with Hackney Social Audio!

Take part in our free 6-week course where you will learn how to plan, record and edit a podcast. The workshops are open to all, from ages 16 - 99! Develop a great new skill, and possibly get paid to make content for our show!

Current programme:

We are not currently running these sessions. Check back for future updates!