Today (Tuesday 31st May), BetterPod, a new podcast from The Big Issue that gives young people from marginalised backgrounds a platform to tackle the biggest issues facing our world today, launched today.
Created by The Big Issue’s Future Generations team, the weekly interview show tells stories from the worlds of politics, culture, science, design and beyond. Every episode looks at ways we can act today for a better tomorrow.
The first edition of BetterPod features Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe, who reveals how a small country is making waves around the world with their joined-up approach to secure the wellbeing of the unborn.
She was interviewed by 21-year-old Katerina Sivitanides, a Glasgow-based member of the Future Generations team, alongside Future Generations Editor Laura Kelly.
“As someone who comes from a working class background and a mixed ethnic background, there’s not many opportunities for people like me because journalism is considered an upper class job,” said Sivitanides.
“This opportunity at The Big Issue is really important to me. I came into The Big Issue with no podcasting experience, and I never expected to enjoy it as much as I do now. I’ve had great opportunities to talk to people who have really important insights and I’ve have grown more confident.”