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Purple Radio is Durham's multi-award-winning radio station - including a first and second place at the 2019 Student Radio Awards. Host of the Student Radio Association Chart Show 2019 and home to a diverse range of podcasts including music, sport and news amongst many others.Check out our other acco… read more

163 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Collingwood College

September 19th, 2020

24:25

Finishing off your packing and think there’s something you’re missing? Feeling nervous and want some advice? Or simply can’t wait to join us in Durham? If you’re coming to The Wood this week, be sure to listen to our …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E29) - Hill-Waterson Recap & Covington-Woodley Preview

September 19th, 2020

50:20

Jack and Ben return after a week off for a bumper episode. They discuss the fallout from interesting main event fights including Overeem vs Sakai and Hill vs Waterson. They then preview this week's cards featuring the …

DOMAP #1 - Fly Trap Honey

September 12th, 2020

24:36

The Durham Original Music & Alumni Network proudly present the creation of a new student-produced podcast!

The podcast aims to highlight the amazing work of both current and former students, their journeys into …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E28) - Bad Fight Cards

September 4th, 2020

44:42

After a week's break, Jack and Ben are back to talk fights. Unfortunately, Covid restrictions have caught up with the UFC leaving a distinct lack of high-quality fights to review and preview. Nevertheless, the boys …

ECO DU on Purple Radio

September 2nd, 2020

36:51

Jo Wright talks to Éloïse Jenninger and Pascal Tschen - two of ECO DU’s Head Coordinators - about the past successes and future demands of this …

From D team to DU - Episode 3

August 30th, 2020

33:20

From D team to DU chronicles the journey of Ben Sharp’s transformation from D team college football striker to Durham University American Football …

From D team to DU - Episode 2

August 28th, 2020

34:47

From D team to DU chronicles the journey of Ben Sharp’s transformation from D team college football striker to Durham University American Football …

From D team to DU - Episode 1

August 27th, 2020

36:43

CW: Please note that this podcast contains discussions about weight loss and mental health.

From D Team to DU chronicles the journey of Ben Sharp's …

The DS 'T' - Radio in Lockdown Special, featuring The Marley Stones

August 25th, 2020

51:18

The DS ‘T’ is back (without one co-host) for a special on all things radio! Issy and her guests Olivia and Dragos will be chatting about producing radio theatre in lockdown, the challenges of the upcoming year and their …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E27) - Miocic trumps Cormier as Jon Jones awaits

August 21st, 2020

1:01:23

Ben and Jack are back for another episode. On this one, the guys review UFC 252 headlined by the finale to the DC-Miocic trilogy and also including an unfortunate bout between Marlon Vera and Sean O'Malley. They also …

What LGBTQ+ Students Actually Experience at Durham

August 20th, 2020

7:05

Ryan Puxley (2nd Year, Van Mildert) and Yasemin Senai (2nd Year, Hatfield) read out testimonies of homophobia, transphobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity experienced at Durham by …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E26) - UFC 252 Preview: The Heavyweight Trilogy

August 15th, 2020

55:52

Ben and Jack return for another episode of the Knockout Podcast. They discuss Derrick Lewis and his victory over Aleksei Oleinik and Chris Weidman's somewhat worrying return to action. Then, they look forward to UFC 252 …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E25) - Shahbazyan derailed & Lewis-Oleinik preview

August 7th, 2020

50:10

Following Edmund Shahbazyan's first pro loss against Derek Brunson, Ben and Jack dissect what went wrong for the young middleweight prospect. They …

Game Changers: Durham University Survivors - A Platform for Change

August 3rd, 2020

27:09

In this episode, I read out responses from the new Instagram page Durham Survivors, which aims to amplify the voices of sexual assault survivors, …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E24) - Whittaker-Till, Hardy-Dean & Shahbazyan-Brunson

August 2nd, 2020

57:54

Ben and Jack are back together to discuss the fallout from Fight Island's final installation. What is next for Whittaker and Till following their …

An Interview with Billy Lockett

August 2nd, 2020

27:15

Billy Lockett is a name to look out for. For years, he has been releasing songs powered by emotive lyrics, and in June, Billy added an instrumental album, Together at Home, to his works. In this interview with Luke …

Dead Current 1:3 – Peacebuilding and Memory Politics with Dr Olga Demetriou and Dr Stefanie Kappler

July 31st, 2020

36:49

In this episode History in Politics talk to Dr Olga Demetriou and Dr Stefanie Kappler about peacebuilding and memory politics, covering conflict in …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E23) - Whittaker vs Till & Figueiredo's the Champ

July 25th, 2020

40:14

No Jack, but Ben is here to recap all of the action over the last week. Recapping last weeks fights including a dominant victory for Figueiredo over Benavidez for the Flyweight championship. Then towards the weekend …

Dead Current 1 : 2 – Journalism and Free Speech with Dr Rory McCarthy

July 24th, 2020

40:30

In this episode History in Politics talk to Dr Rory McCarthy about the Western perception of Islamist movements, the peace process in the war in …

Sportsfeed 23/07/2020

July 23rd, 2020

1:05:38

Sportsfeed is back! Recorded on July 16, the team discuss all the sporting news, including the top and bottom of the Premier League, the Test …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E22) - Fight Island Is Here.

July 18th, 2020

1:14:55

Ben and Jack are back for a bumper Fight Island episode of the Knockout Podcast. The guys run through all the talking points from a stacked UFC 251 card, and recap Thursday morning's action featuring a key fight at …

Dead Current 1 : 1

July 17th, 2020

30:22

In the first episode History in Politics talk to Dr David Andersen about the role education has in political activism, particularly in the context of …

Yellow. #10 Hugh Ferris

July 16th, 2020

58:35

After a short hiatus, Gabriel returns to talk to Hugh Ferris, BBC Sport, World Service, Radio 2 and Manchester City FC matchday presenter and anchor. Hugh made his name in broadcast media on Manchester-based radio, …

Flow: Six- @underscorepart3 and Parks, Squares and Alleys

July 9th, 2020

43:05

In this episode Elle has two musical guests on. The first is James Wadsworth from @underscorepart3 to chat about the exciting events they have coming up with WFM, including their AAA Pass Industry Interviews on …

Flow: Five- Poets

July 8th, 2020

37:20

In this episode Elle Woods-Marshall chats to Fahad Al-Amoudi and Beth Davies, two poets from Durham University. They speak about their process, influences and the way the Durham poetry scene has shaped their time at …

The Knockout Podcast (S2E21) - UFC 251 Predictions & Poirier vs Hooker FOTY Recap

July 6th, 2020

1:06:40

The Knockout Podcast is back as fight islands looms around the corner. Ben and Jack recap last weeks card including a Fight of the Year contender between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker. We then look towards next weeks …

Purple Radio & Careers Department: Answering your questions about the current jobs market

July 3rd, 2020

1:07:00

Purple Radio's Gabriel Radus and Alex Orton moderate a Q&A session with Donna Carr and Adelle Fairclough, Careers Advisors at Durham University, and Ellen Clarke, Durham alumnus and Learning and Development Advisor …

Game Changers: 21 Things I've Learnt in 21 Years

July 2nd, 2020

23:12

Back for another solo lockdown episode, Sophie Banerji chats through some fun, deep and foodie finds from her 21 spins around the sun.
This is mainly …

Sportsfeed: 1/7/2020

July 1st, 2020

1:34:55

A packed Sportsfeed for you! Covering Liverpool's title win, horse-racing, golf, boxing and much more, Ben Sharp and Archie Hodgson, along with a …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E20) - Emmett vs Burgos bangs and Poirier & Hooker square off

June 28th, 2020

59:27

Jack and Ben return to talk through all the action from the last week including Emmett and Burgos's epic fight and Blayde's dominant display in the main event. They also look forward to a bizarre co-main featuring Mike …

Yellow. #9 Cameron Ashplant

June 27th, 2020

26:30

Cameron Ashplant, Durham University student and director and star of the new Amazon Prime documentary mini-series, The Balkans, talks to Gabriel Radus as part of the Yellow. series. Here, the two discuss Cameron's …

Gone Too VAR Interview #2

June 25th, 2020

1:04:31

Luke Power and Joshua Nichol enjoy an insightful conversation with Graham Daniels, the remarkable General Director of Christians in Sport. Daniels, …

When the Clocks Stop (S1 E1 - ft. Pat Nevin)

June 22nd, 2020

1:12:35

In this Podcast, Will Hobbs interviews ex-professional sportspeople, who discuss their careers; comparing their sporting environments to what they see in the games today. In this first episode, Chelsea legend and BBC …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E19) - Worst Main Event of the Year??

June 20th, 2020

51:10

Jack and Ben are back this week to talk through the somewhat disappointing card from last weekend, including a poor fight in the Women's Flyweight division between Jessica Eye and Cynthia Calvillo. Fortunately, the two …

Flow: Four- Dan Quinn

June 18th, 2020

37:11

This week on Flow, Elle Woods-Marshall chats to Dan Quinn about being a student musician, his latest project and his favourite artists right now. The two chat about Dan’s process as a songwriter, debate TikTok habits …

Sportsfeed- 17/06/2020

June 17th, 2020

1:16:07

Ben Sharp and Archie Hodgson host the first ever virtual Sportsfeed as sport starts to get underway again in the UK after the coronavirus pandemic saw the suspension of sport on a near global level for some 3 months. …

Yellow. #8 Mike Blair

June 15th, 2020

41:26

Archie Hodgson returns on Yellow. to speak to former international rugby union star Mike Blair. Mike studied at Durham University before being capped 85 times for Scotland's international team, the most ever for a …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E18) - UFC 250 Recap ft. Bantamweight Bangers

June 13th, 2020

51:58

Ben and Jack are back to discuss everything from UFC 250, including numerous awesome Bantamweight fights and a dominant main event performance from Amanda Nunes. They also preview a subdued card this weekend and look …

My Story: a podcast about my mental health, by Ben Sharp

June 11th, 2020

47:22

Ben Sharp talks to Ed Chambers about his battle with mental health difficulties and the songs that characterise moments in his life. 


Note to …

Yellow. #7 Alistair Bruce-Ball

June 10th, 2020

58:05

Gabriel Radus talks to Alistair Bruce-Ball, football, golf and cricket commentator for BBC 5 Live, currently presenter of BBC 5Live's flagship …

As read by a black student: experiences of students of colour at Durham University

June 6th, 2020

7:55

Accounts of students of colour at Durham University, read out by Mirabelle Otuoze, a first-year student. Read many of those read out and more in …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E17) - Welterweight contenders and Bantamweight intrigue

June 6th, 2020

55:27

Exams are over and so all attention moves back over to UFC. This episode Ben and Jack talked through the flights of last weekend and the rise of Gilbert Burns in the welterweight division. They also look forward to UFC …

In Discussion With: Mary Foy MP

June 4th, 2020

34:09

Mary Foy, MP for the City of Durham, talks to Joshua Nichol about students, her priorities for a post-COVID Durham and weighs in on the political …

The Simon And Alex Show Podcast - Spider-man 2

June 1st, 2020

56:39

In this spectacular episode, our heroes watch one of the most amazing movies (according to Simon), debate over the strongest superpower, and once …

The Simon And Alex Show Podcast - Space Jam

June 1st, 2020

39:37

Cheese thieves, pocket conspiracies, and exam woes - it's all here in this looney episode of The Simon And Alex Show!

The Simon And Alex Show Podcast - (500) Days of Summer

June 1st, 2020

35:15

Bored out of their minds, Simon and Alex find ways to keep occupied through the quarantine exam season, whilst complaining about the Rom-Com (500) Days of Summer.

Yellow. #6 Jorday

May 31st, 2020

21:03

Gabriel Radus chats to singer Jorday about his new hit singles Closer II and Do Dat, his collaboration work, what’s coming out in the coming weeks …

Newsfeed with Max Kendix - 29/05/2020

May 30th, 2020

59:42

Max Kendix is joined by a host of guests as he takes a look at the past week of news. Jack Pearce, co-chair of the Durham University Labour Club, and

Flow: Three- Giles Paley-Phillips

May 27th, 2020

31:25

In this episode Elle Woods-Marshall interviews Giles Paley-Phillips, award winning children’s book writer, musician, podcaster and prolific tweeter …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E15) - Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

May 24th, 2020

58:50

Ben and Jack give you the rundown on last week's fun card in Florida featuring plenty of discussion on the various controversial decisions. They also look forward to the fights coming up in a week's time and news of a …

The Simon And Alex Show Podcast - John Wick

May 24th, 2020

47:43

Housefires, rat plagues, and an election - all featured in this episode of The Simon And Alex Show Podcast!

Also, we watched John Wick.

The Simon And Alex Show Podcast - Blade Runner 2049

May 24th, 2020

28:28

Simon and Alex make a return to Blade Runner, where Alex actually watches the movie this time around! Alex demonstrates the dangers of what a …

Videotape: Gabby Logan

May 23rd, 2020

5:23

The future of sport: should we be optimistic? Presenter Gabby Logan talks to Luca Pittalis about recent changes made in football leagues, her …

Yellow. #5 JNR Williams

May 21st, 2020

25:32

In Yellow’s fifth episode, Gabriel Radus speaks to the humble, but brilliant JNR Williams. JNR is a singer/songwriter that has been earmarked by many in music as the UK's next music star. Already amassing millions of …

Flow: Two- Ian Woods

May 18th, 2020

44:36

Elle Woods-Marshall talks to Ian Woods, former Sky News Senior Correspondent and BBC Correspondent, about his wonderfully diverse career that has …

The Simon And Alex Show Podcast - Moana

May 17th, 2020

44:41

In the first episode of The Simon And Alex Show Podcast, we talk about Moana, discuss life in quarantine, and make monkey noises for a bit. What can we say, except "You're Welcome!"

Gone Too VAR Interview #1

May 17th, 2020

15:13

Do you think all you need to play semi-professional football is a hoarse voice and a dodgy knee? Think again. In this interview with Luke Power, goalkeeper Luke Christie discusses the work ethic and mental resilience …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E15) - Bad stoppages and emotional returns

May 15th, 2020

56:49

Ben and Jack make are back again to chat through all the weekly happenings in the UFC. The unique mid-weed UFC fight card threw up many moments to talk about - Anthony Smith's late stoppage being one of great …

Yellow. #4 Dotun Adebayo

May 15th, 2020

56:48

Gabriel Radus talks to BBC 5 Live Presenter, publicist, author and columnist Dotun Adebayo MBE about his career, from acting alongside Tennessee …

The Knockout Podcast (S2 E14) - We're back

May 13th, 2020

1:04:27

It's been a long time coming but Ben and Jack are finally back to talk about our much-beloved UFC. We cover all the fallout from an action-packed UFC 249 card before looking forward to a mid-week card with a couple of …

Flow: One- Internet Artists

May 12th, 2020

45:26

Flow is a new podcast in which Elle Woods-Marshall interviews lots of different creative people during the lockdown, from musicians and spoken word artists to journalists and writers. This episode features interviews …

A Pub Talk - Episode 10

May 11th, 2020

1:11:57

Gabriel, Archie, Charlie and Matthieu construct a European Super League in a fiery debate, with all four clashing over the delegation from the French league, Eastern European representatives, and the question of which …

The Simon and Alex Show - Blade Runner

May 10th, 2020

30:05

Featuring light banter, pointless segments, and a great deal of frustration, join us for some of the worst opinions about some of the best movies.

VE Day: 75th Anniversary Podcast

May 8th, 2020

14:36

A special one-off podcast commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe. Three students recount the stories of their relatives during the war.

Yellow. #3 Evan Davis

May 8th, 2020

57:04

Evan Davis speaks to Gabriel Radus about being a broadcaster amidst a seminal point in modern history, replacing Jeremy Paxman as the face of …

In Discussion With: Ian Lavery MP

May 7th, 2020

20:55

Ian Lavery MP discusses his time as Labour Party Chairman, which has recently come to an end with the election Keir Starmer. A lifelong Newcastle United fan, Lavery also shares his thoughts on the prospective takeover …

Videotape: Dr Bob Baxter

May 5th, 2020

14:46

Dr Bob Baxter, a senior lecturer in the Department of Biosciences at Durham, discusses the implications of COVID-19 on the earth's atmosphere, and what that might mean for the natural world and the future of research, …

Game Changers: Reflections of a Single, Working Mother

May 4th, 2020

27:20

I chat to my mum about being a single working mother, going through recovery with me and how she's coping working from home. This random ramble is emotional, funny and delirious. I'm so proud of everything she's …

Purple Pub Quiz #4

May 2nd, 2020

28:46

5 rounds of quizzing for you and your family to enjoy this weekend!

In Discussion With... Bishop Robert Byrne, CO

April 30th, 2020

18:58

On this episode of 'In Discussion With...' I chat with the Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, Bishop Robert Byrne CO, who discusses the …

Videotape: Tom Mustill

April 30th, 2020

27:01

Wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill talks to Luca Pittalis about the making of his BBC 2 documentary 'Humpback Whales: A Detective Story', his work with Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot for 'Nature Now' - a video used by …

Yellow. #2 Daniel Geey

April 28th, 2020

18:29

Archie Hodgson speaks to sports lawyer Daniel Geey, partner at Sheridans and author of the bestseller Done Deal, about a career in sports law, the legal implications surrounding football at present and what the transfer …

The Simon and Alex Show - Back to the Future

April 27th, 2020

33:27

Featuring light banter, pointless segments, and a great deal of frustration, join us for some of the worst opinions about some of the best movies.

Purple Pub Quiz #3

April 25th, 2020

40:12

6 rounds of quizzing to bring some competitive spirit to your home this weekend!

Videotape: A letter from Professor Harold Ellis CBE

April 24th, 2020

4:13

Professor Harold Ellis CBE, one of the most renowned and celebrated surgeons of the 20th century, shares his perspective on his COVID-19 with Luca …

An Interview with Winifred Robinson

April 22nd, 2020

22:55

BBC Radio 4 journalist and presenter Winifred Robinson speaks to Elle Woods-Marshall about her latest series 'The NHS Front Line' (available on BBC Sounds), which aims to give an insight into the experiences of NHS …

Purple Pub Quiz #2

April 18th, 2020

30:06

Purple Radio's second Purple Pub Quiz. 5 rounds covering a variety of topics, providing the perfect opportunity for you to pit your wits against your friends and family at home.

In Discussion With: Roberto Rojas

April 16th, 2020

35:57

Joshua Nichol chats to Roberto Rojas, a politics and sports journalist based in Connecticut, about his career, what it’s like to break a major …

Yellow. #1 Steve Crossman

April 14th, 2020

1:00:06

As part of the brand-new podcast series Yellow, Gabriel Radus talks to BBC 5 Live Presenter Steve Crossman about growing up in the North-East of England, his career in broadcasting, and his investigative work that …

Purple Pub Quiz #1

April 11th, 2020

56:46

Purple Radio's inaugural Purple Pub Quiz. 6 rounds covering a variety of topics, providing the perfect opportunity for you to pit your wits against your friends and family at home.

Timecodes for rounds:

01:44 Round 1- …

Game Changers: Life in Lockdown

April 10th, 2020

21:31

I answer your questions and chat nonsense about quarantine. All aboard isolation station! Interviews will resume ASAP just need to find my inner tech …

Videotape: Alex Morgan

April 10th, 2020

9:37

Euronews journalist Alex Morgan, broadcasting on the front line on coronavirus from BBC News to viral tiktoks, speaks to Luca Pittalis about the changing situation surrounding the crisis.

Videotape: Best Bits

March 29th, 2020

6:08

From Jeremy Vine to Dahenna Davison, mountain guides on Kilimanjaro to Peter Hitchens, here's some of Videotape's best bits with broadcaster Luca Pittalis.

Pub Talk - Episode Nine

March 25th, 2020

1:00:18

Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four.

The football this week: Gabriel Radus, Archie Hodgson, Charlie Dunn and Matthieu Rident call in to chat our European Leagues …

Pub Talk - Episode Eight

March 25th, 2020

1:14:27

Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four.  

The football this week: Gabriel Radus, Archie Hodgson and Charlie Dunn call in to chat about the implications of matches …

The DS 'T' - Tins, Dogfights and Prod Weeks

March 13th, 2020

26:40

The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been …

Videotape: Peter Hitchens

March 13th, 2020

2:19

Mail on Sunday writer, Peter Hitchens, having just published his 8th book, speaks very candidly to Luca Pittalis about the changing world of journalism.

Covfefe with Kendix - Episode 5

March 10th, 2020

36:22

A fun and informative look at politics beyond the headlines. This time, I'm joined by Durham University Conservative Association President …

The Knockout Podcast: Flyweight finale and UFC 248 Preview

March 8th, 2020

50:54

The Knockout Podcast returns for another week. On this week's episode, the boys look back on a peculiar card on the weekend and potential …

Game Changers: Term 2 Ramblings, Reflections & Roundup

March 8th, 2020

28:28

I'm joined by the lovely Poppy and Sophie. In this very unorganised episode, we reflect on 2020 so far, international women's day and how our experiences have been influenced by amazing people around us. This was a …

Game Changers: Women in STEM

March 8th, 2020

31:15

In this episode I'm joined by two very talented engineers, Maisie and Damaris. We chat about the challenging concept of women in STEM, structural inequalities and personal limitations. The gals are so open in talking …

Pub Talk - Episode Seven

March 6th, 2020

1:08:01

Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four.  

The football this week: Gabriel Radus, Archie Hodgson and Matthieu Rident, calling in from St. Petersburg, Russia, review …

The Robert Leech Gerrard Podcast

March 5th, 2020

14:45

Join Robert Leech-Gerrard as he sits down with the presidents of Instep, Durham University's dance society, to find out more about their upcoming annual showcase event, Reconnect.

JY Lim: with Cameron Ashplant

March 5th, 2020

53:49

Film, television, political journalism, theatre and more --- it's me in conversation with Cameron Ashplant, ahead of the release of his documentary …

The DS 'T': Tins, Dogfights and Prod Weeks

March 2nd, 2020

24:46

The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been …

Desert Islands Discs: Jon Bentley

March 2nd, 2020

27:19

The Gadget Show's Jon Bentley joins Emily Kilner on Desert Island Discs for discussions about new technology, the future of flying cars and of course …

Gone Too VAR

March 1st, 2020

1:04:41

Luke, Josh and Aaryaman for a European extravaganza. With the return of the Champions League, this legion of football fanatics pore over every one of …

Pub Talk - Episode Six

February 28th, 2020

1:14:38

Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four.  

The football this week: Gabriel Radus, Archie …

Videotape: Perspective

February 26th, 2020

27:47

Meet Augustine Ihm. He's a bit of a one-of-a-kind. A remarkable theology masters student at Durham - this is his virtually unedited conversation with …

The Knockout Podcast: Fury vs Wilder & UFC Auckland

February 26th, 2020

1:00:04

It's fight week and there's plenty to discuss. The biggest fight of 2020 so far in Boxing, as Tyson Fury takes on Deontay Wilder, an intriguing card down under with lightweight intrigue and news of dodgy judges in …

The Knockout Podcast: Gypsy Kings and Combat Wombats

February 26th, 2020

57:07

Fresh off a famous night for British heavyweight boxing, the boys are back to discuss everything from the last week. Ben and Jack review Tyson Fury's …

Game Changers: To Drink or Not to Drink? University and Alcohol.

February 22nd, 2020

23:52

I'm joined by Maisie and Maria to talk drinking culture. We chat about how our relationship has changed with alcohol, cultural differences and …

Farrell Fashion, Gengey Passion, Are France Here to Stay?

February 22nd, 2020

1:03:14

After a barren week the rugby's back and with it the relentless content and charisma of the Breakdown. The Welshies lick their wounds as a contented Irishman swathes into the lineup, joined by a former second-row …

Pub Talk - Episode Five

February 19th, 2020

1:11:24

Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four.  

The football this week: Archie’s bold moves in a …

Gone Too VAR

February 15th, 2020

48:05

Join Aaryaman, Luke and an overworked Ben as they navigate a week of footballing thrills and spills. 

The fascinations in this episode include: is it time Maurizio Sarri was a bit less Sarri for his own sake? What is …

The DS 'T': Return to Sender

February 15th, 2020

33:37

The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been …

The Knockout Podcast: Was Reyes robbed & what next for Jones?

February 15th, 2020

47:48

On the pod this week, Ben and Jack discuss their grievances with the main event decision at UFC 247 as well as the rest of the card. They also talk potential fights between Till and Cannonier before previewing this …

Videotape: Actor

February 14th, 2020

41:42

Theatre acting, film directing, music scores - you've come to the right place. Maire McGovern, an actor at the forefront of Durham's theatre and film scene, joins Luca Pittalis on Videotape to talk about the art of …

Pub Talk - Episode Four

February 13th, 2020

1:59:17

Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four.  

The football this week: A whopper of an episode, where Archie Hodgson and Gabriel Radus, alongside insights from Matthieu …

In Discussion With: Nick Barnes

February 10th, 2020

59:50

In this episode, we chat with local legendary football commentator, Nick Barnes.

The DS 'T': Hamilton, Clowning and #MeToo

February 10th, 2020

20:26

The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been …

The Knockout Podcast: Can Reyes defeat the GOAT?

February 8th, 2020

43:21

A quieter week in the combat world but still enough for the boys to waffle on about! We talk welterweight title news regarding Uman and Masvidal before previewing UFC 247. Can Reyes dethrone Jones, when will Shevchenko …

Biggar Skills, Hoggy Spills, England Blown Away

February 8th, 2020

1:01:07

The new instalment of the Six Nations brings some fresh-faced scavengers to the Breakdown. 

Will Hobbs is joined by debutants Grace Davies, Tom James and Sammy (the) Lion-Catchet to discuss the thrills and (the …

Gone Two VAR

February 8th, 2020

53:03

Join Luke and Aaryaman as they explore all the biggest issues in football, such as: 

how did Graeme Souness provoke the Turkish Rambo? What is the longest distance in world football that a team has to travel for a …

Videotape: Dr Owen Bennett-Jones

February 6th, 2020

13:11

He's worked as a freelance journalist, writing for The Guardian, The Financial Times and The Independent; he was relief host of 'Newshour' for BBC World; he was as a visiting professor at Princeton University and the …

Pub Talk - Episode 3

February 6th, 2020

38:57

Pub Talk- the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four.  

The football this week: A transfer podcast special looking at the big signing across the continent and the ramifications …

Heavyweight Conundrums and End of Year Predictions

February 5th, 2020

1:17:00

Ben and Jack are back for the latest episode of the Knockout Podcast. They discuss the fallout from two key fights in Raleigh, North Carolina, bring …

The DS 'T'

February 1st, 2020

40:12

The DS ‘T’ is an official collaboration between Purple Radio and Durham Student Theatre. Hosts Matthew Redmond and Issy Flower, who have both been …

4th and 1: Super Bowl Tutorial

January 31st, 2020

54:30

Want to seem vaguely knowledgeable about the NFL? Want to impress your football-loving friends at a Super Bowl party? Got 55 minutes to kill? Listen in for a haphazard description of the sport, a breakdown of the game …

JY Lim: a DUCFS Special

January 30th, 2020

54:42

Lottie Dick and Megan Jamieson from Durham University Charity Fashion Show share about the causes and creative vision behind their partnership with …

Game Changers: 2020 Confidence, Resolutions & Positive thinking

January 29th, 2020

38:38

Happy New Year! I'm joined by the wonderful Sophia to talk all things to bin from 2019 and what to bring into 2020. Apologies for the muffled …

Covfefe with Kendix

January 29th, 2020

26:31

A fun and informative podcast on the deeper political issues than the headlines. This time, an international perspective, as I'm joined by Nicolas …

Gone Too VAR

January 28th, 2020

1:03:07

Join Aaryaman, Ben, Josh and Luke as they cram into a stuffy room and explore the world of football in the first episode of Gone Too VAR. 

The content of this show includes but is by no means limited to: why did Nigel …

Pub Talk - Episode 2

January 28th, 2020

1:02:36

Pub Talk - the show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four.   

The football this week: How damaging is Atletico Madrid’s loss to cup minnows for the success of their season, are …

The Knockout Podcast: McGregor masterclass & dodgy title fights.

January 24th, 2020

59:20

Ben and Jack are back to discuss the fallout from the much-anticipated return of "the Notorious One" as well as the rest of a busy UFC 246 card. They …

Totally Unprepared Politics: Putin's Government Resigns, Trust in Huawei & Bojo vs The Cabinet

January 24th, 2020

1:01:40

Governments are in crisis! Russia's has resigned, Boris Johnsons' on their last warning and Trump is calling Huawei in the UK dangerous. Jack and Ada leap blindly into this weeks news stories hoping to catch some …

4th and 1: A Damp Squib

January 24th, 2020

43:28

One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games.

In this seventh episode, we discuss the …

Pub Talk - Episode 1

January 22nd, 2020

1:05:48

The show where four mates talk Europe’s big leagues over a continental pint or four.  

The football this week: Can Lyon hold onto star man Moussa …

Megxit, Iran vs Trump & Extremist XR

January 18th, 2020

1:09:19

First Brexit, now Megxit. Then theres the battle between Iran and Trump, the Ukrainian plane strike and Extinction Rebellion being classified an extremist organisation. We try to make light of the chaos and not get too …

Videotape: The SockStar Project

December 27th, 2019

20:30

Meet Lew Bedford - he's a second-year who is changing the world, one ranger at a time. Setting up The SockStar Project, he's supplying rangers with the boots and means to combat poaching in Africa and Asia. Listen in …

4th and 1: Festive football

December 22nd, 2019

1:02:47

One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games.

In this sixth episode, we discuss the …

Totally Unprepared Politics

December 12th, 2019

56:18

There is only 3 days to go until the General Election! Jack and Ada sit down to talk Boris, Jeremy and Jo as well as the Tories new immigration plan after Brexit and NATO laughing at Donald Trump.

There is also chat …

Game Changers: Working Class Welfare Special

December 12th, 2019

32:30

I'm joined by our Working Class Rep, Jack and our Head of Welfare Ewan to talk about working class identities at university. From mental health and …

Videotape: A Change in Direction

December 8th, 2019

50:43

Tom Gourley, a songwriter, musician and second-year psychologist talks to Luca Pittalis about his band Deadwall and the psychology of change: the …

Christmas Kids

December 8th, 2019

14:30

To celebrate the holidays and Durham Talent, Purple Radio have teamed up with Neville’s Cross  Primary School to create a short Christmas album. We …

The 'Dharmasena', a backpack and Christmas plans

December 8th, 2019

51:15

Chambers, Hobbs and Waddelove leave you with a Christmas present. One more episode of Three Reds Kumar to wrap up 2019.

And what a show it was.

In homage to ICC umpire Kumar Dharmasena, the inspiration for the name of …

The 4th and 1: Onside kicks aplenty

December 4th, 2019

57:46

One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games.

In this fifth episode, we continue to …

Covfefe with Kendix

December 4th, 2019

36:50

A fun and informative podcast on the deeper political issues than the headlines. This week, I was joined by Katie Smith, Rj Batkhuu and Tom Lello to …

Game Changers: Disabilities, Vulnerabilities and Diagnosis - Welfare Special

December 4th, 2019

24:27

I'm joined by Emma and Emily, two disability reps from Cuth's. Both girls share the Ehlers Danlos and Dysautonomia - I want to thank them for being so open and honest discussing how to navigate coming to university; …

Totally Unprepared Politics: Trump in the UK, Election polls & Genome Sequencing Ft. Alastair

December 3rd, 2019

50:25

Special guest Alastair returns to the show to chat about Donald Trumps UK Visit, Corbyn's poll rise and Matt Hancock's promise to provide genome …

The Knockout Podcast – Dreaming of Khabib vs Ferguson

November 28th, 2019

1:00:39

The Knockout Podcast returns after a week off to review the last couple of weeks in combat sports. From the lacklustre UFC Fight Night in Brazil, featuring one of the worst main events of the year, to news of a …

4th and 1: ...And it's good

November 28th, 2019

49:22

One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games. 

In this fourth episode, we cover last …

Game Changers: Ethnic Minority Welfare Special

November 28th, 2019

24:52

I'm joined by Mabrur and Hannah, two ethnic minority reps from Cuth's. We discuss how to navigate coming to university as a minority; talking challenges, assimilation, stereotypes and diversity. Most importantly, they …

On The Far Side Of The World: New Zealand dish out revenge on sloppy England

November 28th, 2019

45:17

With the evenings getting shorter and darker, Three Reds Kumar makes its long awaited return to our airwaves with discussion of England, New Zealand, Australia and India.

England may have appointed a new head coach but …

Totally Unprepared Politics: Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative Manifestos Ft. Ed

November 26th, 2019

1:12:15

Special guest Ed joins us on the show today as we discuss all the main political party's manifestos. There's chat on Labours Brexit Stance, The …

Covfefe with Kendix

November 24th, 2019

29:08

A fun political podcast looking beyond headlines and perceptions. This week, I discussed American socialism, the monarchy, and the House of Lords …

Game Changers: LGBT+ Welfare Special

November 22nd, 2019

21:13

In the first of a three-part welfare series, I'm joined by Rowan and Lara talking all things LGBT+ at university, from identity to how to be a good ally.

Thank you so much to my guests and please remember to reach out …

Videotape: Diving to Darker Depths

November 20th, 2019

35:14

When diving, there's always an innate desire to push things further and deeper - to journey into uncharted territory - but how to martial that drive whilst keeping safe? Join a conversation between Luca Pittalis and …

Game Changers: Gap Year Gossip

November 19th, 2019

39:12

I'm joined by Anna and Phoebe to chat all things Gap Year. We talk about different cultures, expectations vs reality and what it's really like to …

4th and 1 - The Kick is Up

November 19th, 2019

58:15

One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look …

The Knockout Podcast - UFC Moscow, KSI vs Logan Paul and UFC Sao Paulo

November 14th, 2019

31:27

Ben and Jack are back for another episode of the Knockout Podcast. In this episode, the boys discuss the fallout from this weekend's UFC event in …

4th and 1 - A Good Return

November 12th, 2019

51:11

One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games.

In this second episode, we bypass any news …

Game Changers - Gymtimidation, Body Confidence and Social Media

November 11th, 2019

22:21

Each week I invite a guest to discuss a variety of topics as they tell me how they've changed their game for the better.

In this episode, Kim and I discuss all things fitness - from working out, body confidence, food …

Totally Unprepared Politics

November 11th, 2019

50:41

This week Jack and Ada are joined by comedian Alastair Forbes to discuss the upcoming general election and the campaigns and mishaps of the big three parties.

They also dive deep into China's plans to put all children …

Covfefe with Kendix

November 11th, 2019

28:20

A political podcast that looks beyond headlines and perceptions. This week, I was joined by Joe Gellman, a fellow first-year PPEist, to talk about …

4th And 1 - The Kick Off

November 10th, 2019

50:45

One vaguely knowledgeable American football fan and 2 novices try their best to discuss current NFL news, review the previous week's games and look ahead to this week's games.

In this first episode, we cover some …

Videotape - Planet Change

November 9th, 2019

29:00

Climate change is arguably the largest threat facing the planet today - but how to stay ahead of the curve is easier said than done. 

To help answer this question, Purple Radio's rising star Luca Pittalis is joined by …

The Knockout Podcast - UFC 244, Canelo vs Kovalev and KSI vs Logan Paul

November 8th, 2019

53:46

The Knockout Podcast returns for another series and we couldn’t have picked a much better week to return. In this episode, Ben (unfortunately no Jack …

Totally Unprepared Politics

November 5th, 2019

1:26:43

Totally Unprepared Politics is a politics podcast, attempting to replace the mainstream media...

The general election is happening! Twitter has …

In Discussion With... Emily Ashton

November 5th, 2019

26:07

Emily is Buzzfeed UK's Senior Political Correspondent and she shares about her time reporting in Brexit Britain. We recorded on 31st October (the …

To Infinity and Beyond?

November 1st, 2019

54:02

In the wake of a set of two compelling semi-finals, The Breakdown brings you a preview of the biggest game in world rugby. As the eyes of all sports fans turn to Yokohama, Ed, Will and Hugo unpack the impending drama. 

Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals, Downton Abbey and Ben Stokes

October 25th, 2019

47:36

In Purple Radio Sport’s first content of the year, we look forward to a set of critical semi-finals and yet another epic England-New Zealand World …

In Discussion With Jimmy Conrad

October 21st, 2019

43:18

This week, Purple Radio's Joshua Nichol speaks to former USA footballer Jimmy Conrad. Conrad was involved in the 2006 World Cup and Nichol asks him …

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