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Seasoned Sessions is a weekly discussion where two of Seasoned’s producers – Hanifah and Ada – chat about the Black news of the week. Brought to you by BuzzFeed UK, Seasoned is a channel dedicated to creating and sharing content that resonates with the Black British experience. From music and entertainment, to politics, Ada and Hanifah’s conversations delve into topics that are sometimes overlooked in media, and the Seasoned Sessions podcast will celebrate blackness in spaces where it's often uncredited.
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Welcome to a bonus episode of Seasoned Sessions! We’re joined by Natalie Narh & Nigel Atta-Mensah, co-founders of New Comma, an online platform dedicated to discovering, supporting, and providing opportunities to African and Black creatives. Find out more on new-comma.com. We’re on a short break, but you can still get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, @its_hanifahh Have a great week!
52. Happy Birthday To Us!

52. Happy Birthday To Us!

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Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week is a celebration – It’s our one year podcast anniversary!! We look back at the rollercoaster that this past year has been, discuss some of our most memorable moments, shout out some of our favourite businesses and organisations, and more! Catch some of the discussion over on BuzzFeed UK’s YouTube channel, and you can get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, or @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week we’re joined by the one and only Fleur East! We talk about her experience on the the X-Factor, the pressure Black reality stars can feel when it comes to representing the community, and her brand new prime-time gameshow The Void, which she’ll be co-hosting with Ashley Banjo. Catch some of the discussion over on BuzzFeed UK’s YouTube channel, and you can get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, or @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week we’re talking about our very own Ada being listed as one of Media Week’s 30 under 30, the backlash In The Heights is receiving for its lack of Afro-Latinx representation, Mo’Nique criticising Black women for wearing bonnets in public, and more. Catch some of the discussion over on BuzzFeed UK’s YouTube channel, and you can get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, or @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week we’re talking about the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby Lilibet, KFC pulling an advert featuring Black men in it, Hartlepool Council worrying that their monkey statue might be interpreted as being linked to “the slave trade, colonialism, and imperialism,” and more. Check out our video for this episode over on BuzzFeed UK’s YouTube channel, and you can get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, or @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week we’re talking about the one year anniversary of Blackout Tuesday and how things have changed since then, a report that found that ethnic minorities were banned from working in certain roles in Buckingham Palace, the backlash that Naomi Osaka has received since withdrawing from The French Open, and more. Check out our video for this episode over on BuzzFeed UK’s YouTube channel, and you can get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, or @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week on the anniversary of George Floyds murder we look back on the year and reflect on whether society has changed for the better, how are habits have changed during lockdown and how we're trying to be like Tessa Thompson this summer. Contact us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com or DM us @adaenechi or @its_hanifahh
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week we’re talking about Naomi Campbell becoming a first time mum and the pressures society puts on women when it comes to parenting, dating, and relationships, our thoughts on the BBC3 documentary “Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power,” European versions of “Promising Young Woman” using a male actor for the dubbing of Laverne Cox’s character, and more. Check out our video for this episode over on BuzzFeed UK’s YouTube channel, and you can get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, or @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week we’re talking about the Brit Awards, the death of at least 17 children in Palestine, The Office, and all the other TV shows that we've been bingeing lately, and more. Check out our video for this episode over on BuzzFeed UK’s YouTube channel, and you can get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, or @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week we’re talking about the death of Olisa Odukwe, the Bristol University student who went missing last week, The cop who killed Rayshard Brooks being reinstated, Will Smith opening up about his lockdown body, and more. Oh, and check out our video for this episode over on BuzzFeed UK’s YouTube channel! You can get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, or @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week we’re talking about the tragic death of Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, the 20-year-old who died after jumping into the River Thames to rescue a woman who had fallen in, Daniel Kaluuya reacting to a reporter who seemingly confused him with Leslie Odom Jr. like a total pro, and the horrors revealed in Oloni’s thread of people’s worst hygiene dating stories. You can get in touch with us at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com, @adaenechi, or @its_hanifahh. Have a great week!
Because who doesn't like talking about the Academy Awards?
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This episode is s shoutout special – full of people, organisations, and businesses that Ada and Hanifah can’t get enough of recently. If you want to reach out to us, email seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com or find us on @adaenechi and @its_hanifahh. Have a good week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! We’re finally back in the studio, and this week we’re discussing the killing of Daunte Wright, a British police officer who broke the knee of a Black man, the volcano that has erupted in St Vincent, and the suggestion from BBC’s diversity chief that Luther “doesn’t feel authentic” because he doesn’t have Black friends or eat Caribbean food. Next week, we’ll be doing a special shoutout episode, so if there are are any people, organisations, or businesses that you think deserve a spotlight, let us know at seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com , @adaenechi and @its_hanifahh. Have a good week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week, we discuss the tragic death of Richard Okorogheye, and the Metropolitan police’s handling of the case, the French senate voting to ban the hijab for muslims under the age of 18, Thandiwe Newton correcting the mispelling of her name after 30 years, and Rihanna going incognito at a Stop Asian Hate protest in NYC. If you want to reach out to us, email seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com or find us on @adaenechi and @its_hanifahh. Have a good week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week, we discuss the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer on trial for the murder of George Floyd, the recent British government race report that stated that the UK is no longer a country “where the system is deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities,” and the social media response to the video that surfaced of then-couple Quavo and Saweetie having a physical altercation. If you want to reach out to us, email seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com or find us on @adaenechi and @its_hanifahh. Have a good week and enjoy the long weekend!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week, we discuss the University of Aberdeen’s return of pillaged Benin bronze to Nigeria, question some interesting hygiene practises from British history, and try to work out if people from the past knew that they smelled. We also share a few of the weirdest school trips we went on back in the day. If you want to reach out to us, email seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com or find us on @adaenechi and @its_hanifahh. Have a good week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week, we discus the police brutality that took place at Sarah Everard’s vigil, the awful anti-Asian hate crime that took place in Georgia on Thursday, and why every fight for equality needs to be intersectional.  We also talk about the pandemic and mental health, and what we hope for our post-pandemic world. If you want to reach out to us, email seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com or find us on @adaenechi and @its_hanifahh. Have a good week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions, where we’re joined by guest hosts Michelle and Veronica from I Dunno TBH Pod. This week, we discuss the tragic disappearance of Sarah Everard, the sometimes scary realities of being a woman, and we give our thoughts on Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview and its aftermath. If you want to reach out to us, email seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com or find us on @adaenechi and @its_hanifahh. Have a good week!
Welcome back to Seasoned Sessions! This week, we discuss the ridiculous ways the press have reacted to the anticipation of Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview, and we’re joined by RAY BLK, as she opens up about quarantine growth, finding love in lockdown, and the new music she has coming our way. If you want to reach out to us, email seasonedsessions@buzzfeed.com or find us on @adaenechi and @its_hanifahh. Have a good week!
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