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Episodes

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1. Listen Closer2018090520190930 (R4)

The Poet muses on the interplay between crime and music in his community.

The award-winning podcast from George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life.

2. Popcorn2018090520191007 (R4)

George explores the roles of family and formal education in the lives of marginalised young people. With more elaborate scene-setting, his lyrical stream of consciousness flows over a soundscape that is increasingly cinematic and journalistic. The Poet argues that inner city music acts as a pressure valve for voiceless young people who face systemic disadvantage. Expanding on the points of the previous episode, he advocates for youth having space to "speak their truth," and for listeners to take consideration of the problematic realities behind this art.

George explores the roles of family and formal education in the lives of young people.

The award-winning podcast from George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life.

3. A Grenfell Story2018090620191014 (R4)

A young teacher's daily struggles provide the backdrop for this harrowing reflection on the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

In a move from journalism to drama, George departs with the documentary-style narration of previous episodes to deliver a heart-wrenching story of resilience and neglect in London's inner city.

Enlisting the help of rising star Jade Alleyne, poet Sophia Thakur as well as his own brothers, Freddie, Michael and Kenny Mpanga, George introduces a small universe of characters whose witty exchanges offer insight into their respective environments.

Featured songs: Chika Dole - Touch Abi Ocia - Running Written by George the Poet Original score by Benbrick Produced by Benbrick and George The Poet

A young teacher's daily struggles reflected on the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The award-winning podcast from George the Poet delivers a fresh take on inner city life.