We are thrilled to announce the launch of “Reflect : Rethink : Reboot” - a podcast about not just surviving, but thriving in uncertain times. 

Having our own TEDxBristol podcast has been a dream of ours for a long time now, a chance to share ideas from our amazing local community, on a medium that we love, and the launch of our 2019 theme Reflect : Rethink : Reboot seemed to provide the perfect opportunity.

As we build up to our next big event on 17th November 2019 at the Bristol Old Vic, we’re going to be releasing a series of episodes telling the stories of the people in our community who are pushing the boundaries and creating positive change. 

We’ll be showcasing breakthrough thinking, smart innovation and inspiring people, basically everything you love and expect from TEDxBristol but in a podcast that you can enjoy whenever you like! 

Our first episode

Episode 1 ‘What Makes a Man?’ is out now and we ask the question; What does it mean to be a man in 2019? 

For this first episode, I went along to Knowle West Media Centre, an organisation that is a close friend of TEDxBristol, to interview Daniel Edmund.

Daniel is a former TEDxBristol speaker, and as well as being the communications and engagement coordinator for the Knowle West Media Centre also runs Milk For Tea, an aspirational organisation that supports men in finding their true identities whilst helping to progress a more modern masculinity.

In 2018 Daniel launched a programme called The Male Room to help men further their careers in the creative sector, whilst exploring their own, and society’s relationship with masculinity. 

Daniel shared with me his experiences growing up as a young man just outside of Washington D.C. which, struggling to fit in and conform with the norms expected of him within the male community, took him on a journey which was to shape his whole future outlook on life.

"I think growing up, I found it really challenging, because I just was very different to a lot of the guys that I grew up with, I don't think I fit very neatly into people's boxes. I think anytime that people can't understand you, I think it's human nature to try and to attack you"

Hear how Daniel has ploughed those experiences in a personal mission to help men and break down barriers in order to progress masculinity and gender equality.

Listen to the podcast HERE

You can listen to the podcast on the link above, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts, you can find us on Apple Podcasts (if you’re an iPhone/iPad user), Google Podcasts (if you use an Android phone), through iTunes or Spotify. We’d love for you to subscribe, it’s free of course and you’ll get new episodes when they’re released.

"Women's rights are not just women's issues, women's rights are men's issues too. I'm inspired on a daily basis by women, we need more female role models, more women in leadership positions, more women in management...I think we just need more women in more spaces"

A huge thanks also to our sponsors Opus Talent Solutions who have supported this first episode and helped to make our podcast dreams a reality! Also many thanks to Knowle West Media Centre, Daniel Edmund and Milk for Tea and Max Hoelzle-Ferreira for contributing to our very first episode.