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A new podcast. Three actors and creatives have their fingers on the pulse and discuss what’s really got them veXed. Sharon, Stephenson, and Vanessa explore race, culture, and identity with the help of some seriously good books. This podcast is produced with the support of Green Door Pictures.

Latest Episodes

Special Episode: Reading as activism, reading for joy

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa reunite for a special episode, chatting about what they've been reading during lockdown: reading as activism and reading for joy. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to know about new episodes and behind-the-scenes stories: bit.ly/genvexnewsletter This podcast is produced with the support of Green Door Pictures Executive Producer and Manager Naomi Morris Omori Hosted by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje, Sharon Rose, and Vanessa Fisher Music and stings by Dominic Nyarambi Edited by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje All rights reserved

60 minAUG 9
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Special Episode: Reading as activism, reading for joy

S1 E8: Being 'other' in creative industries, leadership roles, non-urban spaces.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon and Stephenson chat are joined by Hannah Chukwu. They chat about Bernardine Evaristo's book, Girl, Woman, Other and discuss women in leadership roles and sexism, as well as being a person of colour in the creative industries, and representation of people of colour in non-urban spaces in art. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo is published by Hamish Hamilton. Available at all good bookshops and online. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Faceboo...

56 min2019 DEC 29
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S1 E8: Being 'other' in creative industries, leadership roles, non-urban spaces.

S1 E7: Black British writers, immigrant experiences, writing women. Bernardine Evaristo.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa are joined by writer Bernardine Evaristo to talk about her Booker Prize-winning book, Girl, Woman, Other. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo is published by Hamish Hamilton. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to know about new episodes and behind-the-scenes stories: bit.ly/genvexnewsletter This podcast is produced with the ...

47 min2019 DEC 22
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S1 E7: Black British writers, immigrant experiences, writing women. Bernardine Evaristo.

S1 E6: Science and racism, slavery on film and "positive bias"

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa chat about Sara Collins' book, The Confessions of Frannie Langton. They talk about racial stereotypes, science and racism, and ask each other whether slave narratives can ever make enjoyable films/TV shows/books to watch/read for people of colour? The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins is published by Penguin Books. Available at all good bookshops and online. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.faceboo...

52 min2019 DEC 15
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S1 E6: Science and racism, slavery on film and "positive bias"

Bonus ep: generation veX LIVE from #Merky Books pop up

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this bonus episode, Stephenson and Vanessa are recorded live in conversation at the #Merky Books pop up at the Beats by Dr Dre residency in Shoreditch, London. They chat about the list of '100 novels that shaped our world' which BBC Arts published on 5/11/2019 and the novels which shaped them(you can read the list here: http://bit.ly/BBC100Novels). Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to know about new episodes and behi...

25 min2019 DEC 11
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Bonus ep: generation veX LIVE from #Merky Books pop up

S1 E5: Storytelling, slave narratives, gothic romance. Sara Collins

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa are joined by writer Sara Collins to talk about her new book, The Confessions of Frannie Langton. They talk about storytelling, slave narratives and gothic romance. The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins is published by Penguin. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to know about new episodes and behind-the-scenes stories...

41 min2019 DEC 8
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S1 E5: Storytelling, slave narratives, gothic romance. Sara Collins

S1 E4: Family, uni, safe spaces for Black British men.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa reflect on their conversation with writer Derek Owusu about Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, a collection of essays which he edited and contributed to, as well as his new book, That Reminds Me, an exploration of identity, belonging and mental health. They chat about family, uni and safe spaces for Black British men. Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space edited by Derek Owusu is published by Trapeze. That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu is published by #Merky Books. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episo...

53 min2019 NOV 24
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S1 E4: Family, uni, safe spaces for Black British men.

S1 E3: Black British men, self-belief, mental health. Derek Owusu.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Stephenson and Vanessa are joined by writer and poet, Derek Owusu. They talk to Derek about Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, a collection of essays which he edited and contributed to, as well as his new book, That Reminds Me, an exploration of identity, belonging and mental health. Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space edited by Derek Owusu is published by Trapeze. That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu is published by #Merky Books. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagr...

55 min2019 NOV 12
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S1 E3: Black British men, self-belief, mental health. Derek Owusu.

S1 E2: Loneliness, big cities, technology.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa are inspired by their chat in last week's episode (S1 E1) featuring Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Starling Days. They talk about themes from this novel, including loneliness, big cities and technology, dipping into a few of their personal favourite books – Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Beloved by Toni Morrison. Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is published by Sceptre. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www...

58 min2019 NOV 6
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S1 E2: Loneliness, big cities, technology.

S1 E1: Home, cultural identity, ‘otherness'. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa are joined by writer Rowan Hisayo Buchanan to talk about her new book, Starling Days. They talk about cultural identity, relationships and mental health, as well as (of course) what’s got them veXed recently. Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is published by Sceptre. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to...

32 min2019 OCT 27
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S1 E1: Home, cultural identity, ‘otherness'. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

Latest Episodes

Special Episode: Reading as activism, reading for joy

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa reunite for a special episode, chatting about what they've been reading during lockdown: reading as activism and reading for joy. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to know about new episodes and behind-the-scenes stories: bit.ly/genvexnewsletter This podcast is produced with the support of Green Door Pictures Executive Producer and Manager Naomi Morris Omori Hosted by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje, Sharon Rose, and Vanessa Fisher Music and stings by Dominic Nyarambi Edited by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje All rights reserved

60 minAUG 9
Comments
Special Episode: Reading as activism, reading for joy

S1 E8: Being 'other' in creative industries, leadership roles, non-urban spaces.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon and Stephenson chat are joined by Hannah Chukwu. They chat about Bernardine Evaristo's book, Girl, Woman, Other and discuss women in leadership roles and sexism, as well as being a person of colour in the creative industries, and representation of people of colour in non-urban spaces in art. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo is published by Hamish Hamilton. Available at all good bookshops and online. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Faceboo...

56 min2019 DEC 29
Comments
S1 E8: Being 'other' in creative industries, leadership roles, non-urban spaces.

S1 E7: Black British writers, immigrant experiences, writing women. Bernardine Evaristo.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa are joined by writer Bernardine Evaristo to talk about her Booker Prize-winning book, Girl, Woman, Other. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo is published by Hamish Hamilton. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to know about new episodes and behind-the-scenes stories: bit.ly/genvexnewsletter This podcast is produced with the ...

47 min2019 DEC 22
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S1 E7: Black British writers, immigrant experiences, writing women. Bernardine Evaristo.

S1 E6: Science and racism, slavery on film and "positive bias"

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa chat about Sara Collins' book, The Confessions of Frannie Langton. They talk about racial stereotypes, science and racism, and ask each other whether slave narratives can ever make enjoyable films/TV shows/books to watch/read for people of colour? The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins is published by Penguin Books. Available at all good bookshops and online. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.faceboo...

52 min2019 DEC 15
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S1 E6: Science and racism, slavery on film and "positive bias"

Bonus ep: generation veX LIVE from #Merky Books pop up

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this bonus episode, Stephenson and Vanessa are recorded live in conversation at the #Merky Books pop up at the Beats by Dr Dre residency in Shoreditch, London. They chat about the list of '100 novels that shaped our world' which BBC Arts published on 5/11/2019 and the novels which shaped them(you can read the list here: http://bit.ly/BBC100Novels). Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to know about new episodes and behi...

25 min2019 DEC 11
Comments
Bonus ep: generation veX LIVE from #Merky Books pop up

S1 E5: Storytelling, slave narratives, gothic romance. Sara Collins

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa are joined by writer Sara Collins to talk about her new book, The Confessions of Frannie Langton. They talk about storytelling, slave narratives and gothic romance. The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins is published by Penguin. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to know about new episodes and behind-the-scenes stories...

41 min2019 DEC 8
Comments
S1 E5: Storytelling, slave narratives, gothic romance. Sara Collins

S1 E4: Family, uni, safe spaces for Black British men.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa reflect on their conversation with writer Derek Owusu about Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, a collection of essays which he edited and contributed to, as well as his new book, That Reminds Me, an exploration of identity, belonging and mental health. They chat about family, uni and safe spaces for Black British men. Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space edited by Derek Owusu is published by Trapeze. That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu is published by #Merky Books. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episo...

53 min2019 NOV 24
Comments
S1 E4: Family, uni, safe spaces for Black British men.

S1 E3: Black British men, self-belief, mental health. Derek Owusu.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Stephenson and Vanessa are joined by writer and poet, Derek Owusu. They talk to Derek about Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, a collection of essays which he edited and contributed to, as well as his new book, That Reminds Me, an exploration of identity, belonging and mental health. Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space edited by Derek Owusu is published by Trapeze. That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu is published by #Merky Books. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www.instagr...

55 min2019 NOV 12
Comments
S1 E3: Black British men, self-belief, mental health. Derek Owusu.

S1 E2: Loneliness, big cities, technology.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa are inspired by their chat in last week's episode (S1 E1) featuring Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Starling Days. They talk about themes from this novel, including loneliness, big cities and technology, dipping into a few of their personal favourite books – Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Beloved by Toni Morrison. Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is published by Sceptre. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: www...

58 min2019 NOV 6
Comments
S1 E2: Loneliness, big cities, technology.

S1 E1: Home, cultural identity, ‘otherness'. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

EBut where are you *really* from? Three actors and creatives who have their fingers on the pulse discuss what’s really got them veXed. Join Sharon, Stephenson, Vanessa and guests on generation veX as they chat about race, culture and belonging. They attempt to navigate the confusing landscape of modern millennial identity, all with the help of some seriously good books. In this episode, Sharon, Stephenson and Vanessa are joined by writer Rowan Hisayo Buchanan to talk about her new book, Starling Days. They talk about cultural identity, relationships and mental health, as well as (of course) what’s got them veXed recently. Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is published by Sceptre. Available at all good bookshops and online. Follow @generationveX and stay tuned for new episodes. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/generationveX Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/generationveX Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/generationveX Sign up to the generation veX newsletter to be the first to...

32 min2019 OCT 27
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S1 E1: Home, cultural identity, ‘otherness'. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

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