Jorgy & Cheech return to the airwaves for two hours of hip hop, rappering and irreverent chat. Joining them in the studio for a live session and catch up this time round is upcoming artist, Grief School.

Grief School spat bars that blew us away, preparing us for their upcoming album out on the 13th of October.

Check out the full session on YouTube and listen back to the full show below.


Seasonal Mail Sorter – Royal Mail

Rolling recruitment, link here

These roles are based in the following 2 locations:

  • Manchester Mail Centre, 77 Oldham Road, Manchester, M4 5AA 
  • Manchester Distribution, 77 Oldham Road, Manchester, M4 5AA 

Pay and shift patterns

Most sites offer a range of shifts, so finding one that suits you should be simple. Typical shift patterns include:

  • Lates: 14:00 – 22:00 (£13.63 p/h) Manchester Mail Centre Only
  • Nights: 22:00 – 06:00 (£14.81 p/h)
  • Earlies: 06:00 – 14:00 (£12.29 p/h) Manchester Mail Centre Only
  • Please only apply for a Seasonal role at one location. You may be considered for other sites in your local area, but multiple applications will be deleted
  • On your application, you’ll be asked which hours you’d prefer to work – This allows your application to be processed effectively. Please ensure that you choose one of the shift patterns above (if you’re under 18, you can’t legally work night shifts). Shifts are offered on a first come, first serve basis. And whilst we try to be accommodating, flexibility is a must during the busiest time of year
Opportunity Volunteering Opportunity

Trustee Role – Young Identity

Rolling recruitment – link here

Young Identity is always looking for new trustees to join their diverse board, currently made up of an economist, lawyer, psychologist, education specialist, counsellor, young people’s arts producer, community engagement manager and creative business development expert. The Young Identity board brings a wealth of knowledge, both specialist and general, as well as invaluable perspectives and lived experience ranging from the local, national and international.


Click the link above to download and read the trustee pack and submit your CV and a cover letter of no more than 500 words, outlining why you want to be a Trustee at Young Identity to If you prefer, you can send a video of up to 2 minutes instead of the accompanying letter.

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For the past two weeks, we’ve had a group of participants completing our Podcasting Course in the space, from learning how to script write, all the way to hosting their own live show on Reform Radio which showcased their five minute podcast pieces. You can listen back to the full show below.

We caught up with participants, Tagan and Huma, to hear about their experiences on the project and to hear what they’ll be taking from it moving forward.

What are your names, pronouns, and what you’re getting up to at the moment outside the course?

H: I’m Huma, my pronouns are she/her, and I work for a charity which supports victims of domestic abuse.

T: My name is Tagan, my pronouns are he/him, and I’m currently exploring new hobbies in my free time and trying to get more creative.

Describe yourself in 3 words

H: Kind, empathetic, and a good listener

T: Compassionate, determined and loving

If you had to recommend a podcast to someone who’s never listened to a podcast before, what would it be and why?

H: I would recommend a podcast to people in relationships who are questioning whether their relationship is healthy. The podcast is called ‘I’m Not In An Abusive Relationship’, and it’s about the early signs of abuse and neglect. It’s informative and could be really important to people who are unsure of the signs.

T: I would recommend the ‘Inspired Unemployed’ podcast. It’s a bunch of lads having fun behind the mic and creating content and it’s just good fun.

What prompted you to get involved with the Podcasting Course?

H: For me, I attended to simply explore. I wasn’t a massive podcast fan before taking on the course but I came just to give it a go.

T: I was in a similar place, I didn’t have a major expectation of the course. However, I tried the taster session and was instantly drawn into it and knew I needed to complete the rest of it.

What’s become your favourite thing about podcasting and audio through completing the course?

H: I’ve really enjoyed the thought process of writing a script. I can’t say I enjoyed the editing aspect too much, however, and listening to myself back! But the process of writing was so creative and it made me really consider the layout of podcasting.

T: For me I just loved the whole creative aspect to audio, and achieving things I didn’t think I was capable of. Being in the studio was also great as it pushed me out my comfort zone and taught me loads of new skills.

Let’s throw it back to your first day at Reform versus now, tell me a bit about your first impressions/emotions in comparison to how you feel now. What has changed? 

H: My impressions have changed hugely. I didn’t know anything about Reform Radio at all and was quite apprehensive about what we were going to experience and do on the course. But I ended up looking forward to it every morning and feeling so motivated to come along.

T: I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did and I didn’t think I’d be as committed as I have been about turning up everyday. I’m really grateful for the opportunity which Reform has given me to meet such a collective of kind people who support you by setting high standards and supporting your work. I think the main thing I’ll take with me is the confidence I’ve grown in developing audio and media skills, but also generally within life.

What will you take from the podcasting course moving forward & what are your plans from here onwards? 

H: I think I definitely feel more open to getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things in life. It’s taught me to go for things I wouldn’t usually try. I would love to continue building the podcast idea I formulated through the course and create a larger series. I feel like creating this podcast will support my work with victims and survivors of domestic abuse.

T: I will definitely take new-found confidence from the Podcasting Course, I feel like it’s really built my self-esteem. I will be taking a lot of new friendships with like-minded creatives from the course, also.

If you could have anyone on your own podcast as a guest, who would it be and why?

H: For me, it would Yasmin Mogahed, a specialist in spirituality, psychology, and personal development.

T: I don’t have anyone specific I’d ask. It would be fun to have someone totally random to discuss random subject like conspiracy theories or psychology to hear a unique point of view.

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