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The series comes to a close with hosts Boni, Amanda, Femi and Leon discussing some fascinating historical figures who have helped influence and shape Black and Irish history.
Dr Ebun Joseph and Claudia Hoareau join Femi and Leon for an interesting discussion on what exactly systemic racism is and what steps need to be taken to address it.
Join hosts Leon and Femi as they chat to teachers Emer O’Neill and Briana Fitzsimons about Racism in schools - what to look out for, how to deal with it and how to stop it.
Leon and Femi are joined by FG Councillor Yemi Adenuga and political coordinator for Black and Irish Eric Ehigie to explore and chat about the opportunities/challenges of getting involved in Irish Politics if you are part of the Black and Irish Community
Alicia Raye and Sello join Boni and Amanda to examine the Black Irish music scene, from accents to the struggles of establishing as an artist, as well as giving their take on some of the best artists around today.
Femi and Amanda are joined by spoken word artist Felispeaks and Irish language activist/broadcaster Ola Majekodunmi to chat about their own journeys and experiences of working in the Arts .
Amanda and Boni are joined by “Pints of Malt" Hosts Kenny and Femi in this episode which dives into the Subculture lived by Africans here in Ireland as they explore the influences particularly in their humour, music and food.
Boni’s Dad Albert Odoemene and Amanda’s "Aunty" Tonye Benson Olatunde join the podcast as they chat about the challenges of bringing up a family in Ireland, raising teenagers in a traditional African Home and balancing African and Irish Culture.
Join Boni and Amanda as they explore the African Culture with Leadership Consultant Toluwani Akaehomen. Discover the reasons behind certain traditions and why all Elders are referred to as “Uncle” and “Aunty”.
Series 2 kicks off with an exploration of the Black & Irish identity. Featuring hosts Leon Diop, Femi Bankole, Amanda Ade and Boni Odoemene
Series 2 - Coming Soon

Series 2 - Coming Soon


The Black & Irish Podcast is back. New episodes coming soon.
In the final episode of the series, Amanda talks to sociologist Dr Lucy Michael, an expert on Racism and Integration about her work with INAR and the setting up of iReport an online platform where you can report incidences of Racism in Ireland , how Allyship needs to be developed and engaged and understanding the importance of unconscious bias.
Leon Diop, Femi Bankole, Amanda Ade, and Boni Odoemene get together via Zoom for a festive catch-up, discussing the impact that 2020 has had on their own lives, and the lives of the Black & Irish Community. They also discuss the importance of staying connected, plus they reveal their own families' Christmas traditions.
Femi Bankole chats with Timi about how he forged his career, media representation and his hopes for his son.
Episode 7: Emma Dabiri

Episode 7: Emma Dabiri


Amanda chats with writer, academic, and broadcaster Emma Dabiri about her renowned book 'Don't Touch My Hair', the importance of representation, and what it truly means to be Irish.
Episode 6: Jade Jordan

Episode 6: Jade Jordan


Actress Jade Jordan chats with Leon Diop about her path to working in London, the importance of returning home to Dublin and she tells of how capturing her grandmother's story has inspired her.
Episode 5: Paul Olima

Episode 5: Paul Olima


Join Boni Odoemene as he chats to fitness influencer Paul Olima about growing up in Dublin, gaining respect through sport and the differences between living in Dublin and London.
Dr Monica Peres : Join Femi Bankole as he speaks to GP Dr Monica Peres about coming to Ireland at the age of sixteen , the challenges of accessing education, going to the Gaeltacht in Donegal and her passion for doing a job she loves.
Episode 3: Ben Butler

Episode 3: Ben Butler


Join Boni as he chats to Ben Butler, a mixed race father of two from Dublin . Ben speaks of feeling resentment towards people who looked like him and how he can now play his part in making Ireland far more welcoming and hospitable for all.
Join Amanda Ade as she speaks with Sophie Okpara about her experience of being a minority student, her feelings on completing the first Black Studies module at an Irish university, the importance of her faith, and how education is essential to bring about change.
Comments (2)

Adam Banahan

Ireland is not racist, what a joke of a podcast.

Sep 29th

Duana Tuite

Brilliant! looking forward to listening!

Oct 30th
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