Getting Better Acquainted
About This Show
A weekly podcast: Join Dave Pickering on his journey to get better acquainted with the people he knows. There are lots of shows about famous people. This is a show about the rest of us. Part interview show, part oral history project and part autobiography through conversation.
The show was nominated for a 2012 Radio Production Award, aired for 3 seasons on Resonance 104.4 FM and was featured on BBC Radio 4's In Pod We Trust, BBC Radio 5 Live’s Helen and Olly's Required Listening and has been recommended by The Guardian, Time Out and the Financial Times.
Most Recent Episode
GBA 290 - Hamja Ahsan
7 days ago
In GBA 290 we get better acquainted with Hamja Ahsan. He talks about his forthcoming book Shy Radicals, the zine festival DIY Cultures that he curates for, the successful campaign to free his brother Talha Ahsan, society as a teen movie, being bullied at school, mental health issues, male suicide, the history of state crimes, imprisonment, extradition and internment and so much more.
Content note: Mental Health Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Suicide, Mania, Bullying, Incarceration
DIY Cultures - 14th May:
DIY Knowledge - 3rd May - 2ndJune:
Shy Radicals - published by bookworks and out any time now!
The Family Tree: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/
Voting for GBA or The Family Tree for the British Podcast Awards Listener's Choice Award: https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote/
Talha Ahsan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syed_Talha_Ahsan
Hamja Ahsan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamja_Ahsan
Liberty Award: https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/news/press-releases/liberty-honours-human-rights-heroes-annual-awards-ceremony
Hillsborough Justice Campaign: http://www.contrast.org/hillsborough/
Sheila Coleman: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/sep/16/kevin-sampson-hillsborough
Guildford Four: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guildford_Four_and_Maguire_Seven
Birmingham Six: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Six
Through The Wind and the Rain: http://www.contrast.org/hillsborough/issue17.shtm
Red All Over the Land: http://redallovertheland.com/
Riot Grrrl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_grrrl
Hamja on Hillsborough Voices - Media Diversified: https://mediadiversified.org/2016/12/08/political-book-of-the-year-hillsborough-voices-the-real-story-told-by-the-people-themselves/
Black Panthers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party
Tolpuddle Martyrs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolpuddle_Martyrs
Malcolm X: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X