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Fragments of Feminism: The British Library with Elliott Hudson College Students

Tue 21st Nov '23, 12:00pm

Students from Elliott Hudson College share their many discoveries about women throughout history and in classical mythology from their work with the British Library.


Leeds Palestinian Film Festival 2023 Preview Conversation

Sun 12th Nov '23, 11:00am

We are joined by Leeds Palestinian Film Festival directors Frances and Helena plus guest curator Yasmeen to share insights on presenting this year's festival.


Harehills – Compton Centre Family Festival, May 2023

Sun 4th Jun '23, 3:00pm

Stories and sounds from the festival in the heart of Harehills, Leeds in May 2023.


1001 Stories Performance Ensemble Leeds Playhouse Takeover

Fri 21st Apr '23, 9:00am

A preview of "1001 Stories: The Takeover" at Leeds Playhouse, curated by The Performance Ensemble as part of Leeds: 2023 City of Culture.


Step into Shakespeare with Leeds Playhouse and the British Library

Mon 18th Jul '22, 2:00pm

An interactive exploration of Macbeth for students and their teachers


East Leeds FM Radio – Audio Collage

Mon 6th Sep '21, 5:00pm

What is East Leeds FM community radio all about? Give a listen to this short audio collage weaving together voices, stories, sounds from the Covid pandemic years.


Yorkshire Day Concert from Leeds Town Hall

Sat 1st Aug '20, 12:00pm

Chapel FM is proud to work with Leeds Town Hall to present the first post-coronavirus lockdown performance featuring Leeds City Organist Darius Battiwalla


Dark Horse Theatre’s new lockdown radio drama “The Garden”

Fri 10th Jul '20, 5:00pm

Originally intended as a play for theatres Dark Horse Theatre is delighted to present The Garden: Lockdown Edition, an exquisite online experience...


Curiosity Cats #11: The Covid Diaries Project

Tue 2nd Jun '20, 11:00am

An inventive project to gather submissions from people in Leeds about experiences during Coronavirus lockdown. We speak with Aisling Ramshaw from CEG and Councillor Fiona Venner.


Curiosity Cats #10: Mending Ties with Wuhan

Tue 12th May '20, 8:00pm

The Chinese city of Wuhan has become known due to its role in Covid-19, but Tony Macaluso shares fantastic creations from the place, including poems, music, films and more.


Curiosity Cats #9: Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Sun 3rd May '20, 6:00pm

Chapel FM Director of Words Peter Spafford talks with Tony Macaluso about his work developing the archive of American radio legend Studs Terkel.


Curiosity Cats #8: Blind Father Blues – The Matt Rizzo Story

Sat 14th Mar '20, 5:00am

As a teenager, Matt Rizzo found himself in jail and blinded from a shotgun blast sharing a cell with a famous murderer who began to mentor him, helping him see the world anew...


Curiosity Cats #7: Community Radio in Quarantine – Radio Città del Capo in Bologna, Italy

Thu 12th Mar '20, 10:00am

Chapel FM's Next Generation Broadcasting youth group talk with one of our community radio peers in Italy, Luca Lovisetto from Radio Città del Capo, about the Corona Virus.


Curiosity Cats #6: Preview of the Knaresborough Ravens

Sun 8th Mar '20, 7:00pm

As part of East Leeds FM radio's forthcoming "Red Kite" youth podcast, we visited the Ravens of Knaresborough in March 2020. Here's a video preview.


Curiosity Cats #5: The Election: What Does it Mean to Young People from East Leeds?

Tue 3rd Dec '19, 6:30pm

Tune in for this discussion with representatives from some of the political parties campaigning for the 2019 General Elections and hear questions from young people from East Leeds


Curiosity Cats #4: The Northern Man Festival

Mon 2nd Dec '19, 6:00pm

A radio documentary about The Northern Man Festival (November 2019) - starting conversations around mental health and well-being


Curiosity Cats #3: Headingley Hive

Sun 24th Nov '19, 7:00pm

A discussion with Ruby Malik about an experimental cafe to resist social isolation during the holidays.


Curiosity Cats #2: Strike! – A Conversation About the University of Leeds Strike

Wed 20th Nov '19, 7:00pm

Gabriella Alberti and Mark Taylor-Batty from the University of Leeds / University College Union (UCU) talk with Tony Macaluso followed by Dr. Stuart Hodkinson at a Teach Out...


Curiosity Cats #1: The East Leeds Project

Sun 17th Nov '19, 7:00pm

A conversation with Claire Irving and Kerry Harker about how the East Leeds Project came to be and where it's going...

Curiosity Did Not Kill These Cats! - helpful links

The ELFM radio show, Curiosity Did Not Kill These Cats is inspired by many radio, oral history, literary and other projects and people. Here are a few favourite sources of ideas and energy…


Studs Terkel Radio Archive

The inspiration for the show’s name. Chicago’s legendary oral historian and radio host whose immense and joyful archive contains more than 5,000 conversations. Studs Terkel declared, before he died at the age of 96, that his epitaph should be: “Curiosity Did Not Kill This Cat!”


Charles Parker Archive

The great UK great inventor produced The Radio Ballads, a series of sound-art radio programmes in the late 1950s and early 1960s that changed how we think about radio.


Radio Garden

Tune into radio stations anywhere around the world!



Some of the best long and meandering conversations about reading in the podcast universe.


Open Source

A favourite podcast, hosted by Christopher Lydon, about the world and where it may be going.



A nimble way to think about writing and other inventive activities, developed by writers such as Georges Perec, Harry Mathews, Raymond Queneau and Italo Calvino. Dive in…