Red Kite Youth Radio Podcast

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Red Kite: Hyde Park Book Club, Studio 12 & Skateboarding Culture.

Thu 25th Apr '24, 6:00pm

Join us as we visit and discuss youth arts spaces in Leeds: Hyde Park Book Club, Studio 12 & Skateboarding culture.


Red Kite: Playbox

Thu 14th Mar '24, 6:00pm

This episode, we interview Kate on a different type of youth space: Playbox.


Red Kite: What’s the CATCH?

Thu 15th Feb '24, 8:00pm

Our young broadcasters bring us a special episode on CATCH: a youth space in Harehills! Listen in to hear all things goats, games rooms & more.


Red Kite: A Conversation With Chijioke John Ojukwu

Thu 14th Dec '23, 7:00pm

Our young broadcasters interview poet, activist and playwright, Chijioke John Ojukwu in our last Red Kite broadcast of 2023.


A Missing Red Kite

Thu 9th Nov '23, 8:00pm

What's missing? It better not be the Chapel FM Arts Centre! This show contains the different interpretations of missing including music, poetry, a quizshow and much more.


Red Kite: Missing Stories 2

Thu 12th Oct '23, 8:00pm

The experienced youth radio-makers of Next Gen Seniors preview new projects exploring what's missing in how our society thinks about teenagers, plus happy stories and live music.


Red Kite: Missing Stories 1

Thu 12th Oct '23, 6:00pm

The youth radio producers of Next Gen Foundation explore stories of missing things


Red Kite – “Missing” Trailer

Sun 8th Oct '23, 11:10am

Trailer for the upcoming episode of Redkite available on our website and all good podcasting platforms next week


Red Egg Podcast: Season Well

Fri 11th Aug '23, 4:00pm

Young people from East Leeds spend two day with Season Well learning about growing at the Chapel FM allotment, before serving up an amazing curry in the kitchen!


Red Egg Podcast: Dancing To Music You Hate

Fri 21st Jul '23, 2:00pm

Dancing To Music You Hate is a beatboxing/Celtic music/dubstep expression of gender and freedom performed by Jasmine Gardosi. Young people from East Leeds share their thoughts.


Red Egg Podcast: The Gay Chase Game Show

Fri 14th Jul '23, 12:00pm

Your host CLOCKFACE asks 3 contestants whether something is "gay" or "nah" and the authentometer will let us know if they got the score right! Created by Next Generation Seniors


Red Egg Podcast: The Culture of Expectations

Fri 14th Jul '23, 11:00am

A radio play created by the Next Generation Seniors group. Max and Lucy have two very different lives. What does pressure mean when exams are all finished?


Red Kite Live: The Next Generation end-of-term showcase!

Thu 13th Jul '23, 7:30pm

After two terms exploring culture, all the Next Generation groups are coming together to present a live radio show combining creating writing, music, story-telling and fact-finding


Red Egg Podcast: Football Freddie

Thu 8th Jun '23, 4:00pm

Young broadcasters Charley and Destiny interview actor from Fidget Theatre's show Football Freddie.


Red Egg Podcast: Preparing for the Bishop Young Academy showcase

Thu 8th Jun '23, 4:00pm

Mrs Shaw introdouces us to her music groups: Year 7s decide a band name and Year 10s share why music matters to them: "When I hear music I feel like I am in another world."


Red Egg Podcast: Exams

Tue 30th May '23, 5:00pm

Young broadcasters from East Leeds discuss what they hate about exams, and what they'd replace tests with.


Red Kite: Shewolves, elections and bangers

Thu 11th May '23, 5:45pm

Young people in East Leeds present a radio show about politics, protest, change and music!


Red Egg Podcast: “We should be the government”

Wed 10th May '23, 12:00pm

Teenagers in East Leeds discuss leadership, the Coronation, the government and what makes a good leader inspired by a workshop led by poet Natalie Davies


Red Kite: Strikes, musicals, mental health and “ridiculous” transphobic laws

Thu 20th Apr '23, 7:00pm

Young broadcasters from across East Leeds talk about issues that matter to them


Red Egg Podcast: Lord of The Flies

Mon 17th Apr '23, 12:00pm

Oliver and Amos talk to actor Jason Battersby, part of Leeds Playhouse's production of 'Lord of The Flies'


Red Egg Podcast: When Bertie and Alexandra met

Fri 24th Mar '23, 5:00pm

Two cultures collide, two people from different worlds and backgrounds in a chance encounter.


Red Egg Podcast: The Next Generation Manifesto

Fri 24th Mar '23, 4:00pm

Young people in East Leeds express a new, accessible culture they'd like to create in 5 minutes.


Red Kite: Our Cultural Poems

Thu 16th Mar '23, 6:00pm

It's really entertaining! Young broadcasters introducing food from different cultures with poems. Plus young people talk about Roald Dahl and teacher strikes


Red Egg Podcast: K-Pop For Rookies

Mon 6th Mar '23, 6:00pm

Annyeong! James takes us through the history of K-Pop - from 1960s rock to modern pop-rock and hardcore punk.


Red Egg Podcast: Yorkshire Dance Encounters Festival 2023

Thu 9th Feb '23, 8:00pm

Young broadcasters from East Leeds chat with Bakani Pick-Up, co-curator of the Encounters, a 2-day Pay As You Feel festival embracing LGBT+ History Month


Red Kite: Our Cultural Map

Thu 2nd Feb '23, 6:00pm

Join a cultural jounrey around the world! Chinese theme parks, Yorkshire waves, polish pancakes, to Ireland and South Africa (and back). Plus interview with Kakilang about arts.


Red Egg Podcast: Leeds 2023’s The Awakening

Fri 20th Jan '23, 12:00pm

Young musicians and broadcasters from East Leeds took a trip to Headingly Stadium for the grand spectacle of The Awakening!


Red Egg Podcast: Merry Quizmas!

Tue 27th Dec '22, 7:15pm

Young people from East Leeds bring you a special festive quiz!


The Secrets of Seacroft: Urban legends and ghost stories of Leeds

Fri 16th Dec '22, 12:00am

Something strange - and sinister - is happening at Chapel FM Arts Centre. Next Generation young broadcasters and musicians spill all the secrets of Seacroft


Red Egg podcast: Who speaks out for those who have no voice?

Fri 16th Dec '22, 12:00am

Who speaks out for those who have no voice? Come join the Next Gen group sharing voices and try and create some of there own too, with the power of radio.


Red Kite: Hail the snail with John Hegley

Fri 9th Dec '22, 6:00pm

Young broadcasters from East Leeds are joined by John Hegley just before his performance in Studio 3.


Red Egg Podcast: Charley and the Chocolate Factory review

Tue 6th Dec '22, 6:00pm

A group of eager reviewers from Kentemre Community Centre and Chapel FM visited Leeds Playhouse and recorded their thoughts about the new musical hitting the stage.


Red Kite: Poetry and football

Fri 25th Nov '22, 8:45pm

Young broadcasters from East Leeds are joined by poet Caitlin McKenna. We talk about the World Cup, poetry and play some good tunes.


Red Kite: What would you do on your first day as PM?

Fri 11th Nov '22, 6:00pm

Young broadcasters see the world from a bird's-eye view. What would they do as PM? Including interview with Becca, curator of the Leeds Basement music blog


Red Egg Podcast: Politics and Parliament in 15 minutes!

Wed 2nd Nov '22, 5:00pm

October 2022 teens from East Leeds visited the houses of Parliament with a tour by Richard Burgon. This is a snippet from the full show


Politics, Parliament and The Royal Crapper: East Leeds goes to Westminster

Tue 25th Oct '22, 2:45pm

October 2022 teens from East Leeds visited the houses of Parliament with a tour by Richard Burgon. This is radio broadcast documents their adventure of interviews, songs, debate


Red Egg podcast: Opera North and Orpheus interview

Fri 14th Oct '22, 7:30pm

Young musicians chat to the cast of Orpheus after seeing their fantastic dress rehearsal


Red Kite: Music, video games, TV shows and…Liz Truss?!

Fri 14th Oct '22, 6:00pm

Young people see the world from a bird's eye perspective. Music, video games, TV shows and...Liz Truss?!


Red Kite: Brave Words and Imaginary musicals

Fri 23rd Sep '22, 6:00pm

The return of the Red Kiters! Young people interview Fran Caines, Brave Words Youth Theatre director. Plus inpsirational people, nature chat and good music!


Red Egg podcast: Boggarts at the Playhouse

Sat 23rd Jul '22, 3:20pm

Young people from East Leeds are at Leeds Playhouse part of a theatre showcase called 'East Side Story'.


Red Kite: In Defence of Mitski

Fri 24th Jun '22, 5:30pm

By young people for young people. Musician Olivia Coady stops by, we talk Leeds 2023 Youth Summit and how much we love Mitski


Red Kite: Life from Lindsey at Leeds Comic Con

Fri 27th May '22, 5:30pm

For young people by young people! We chat with Lindsay from Leeds Comic Con, plus poetry, audio pieces, a radio play, discussion on LGBTQ rights and top tunes!


Red Kite: Films vs Books

Fri 13th May '22, 5:30pm

Travel stories, Poetry Corner, Films vs Books, feminism and environmentalism. All by young people living in East Leeds


Red Kite: Breakthrough Party and breaking a band

Fri 25th Mar '22, 5:00pm

Young people seeing the world from a bird's eye view. We're joined by the Leader of the Breakthrough Party, plus we talk about children's rights and all the usual banging music


Red Kite: Goats, Leeds Grand Youth Theare and Irish History Month

Fri 11th Mar '22, 5:00pm

Young people look at the word from a bird's eye view. Featuring a report from our visit to CATCH and an interview with Leeds Grand Youth Theatre. Plus tunes, chat and opinions.


Red Kite: Climate Action and romantic guestures gone wrong

Fri 11th Feb '22, 5:00pm

Join young people for a special broadcast looking at local and global climate action, featuring interviews, chat and discussions about homes from home


Red Kite: Folk from Wychbury folks

Fri 28th Jan '22, 5:00pm

Our first Red Kite of the year: featuring a live performance from folk duo Wychbury and interview with the new adminisator: Emily Moxon


Red Egg podcast: Sir Trevor Pears supporting Community Projects

Sat 27th Nov '21, 3:00pm

Youth broadcasters interview one Sir Trevor Pears of the Pears Foundation about why and how they support great community projects across the country.


Red Kite: Musicians, Peppa PigGate and Oreos

Fri 26th Nov '21, 5:00pm

Shout out to all musicians around the world! This show is a local and global look at music, plus regular features, poetry and chat.


Red Kite: Cop26 report back

Fri 12th Nov '21, 5:00pm

Our show by young people for young people! Our report back from COP26 in Glasgow, sharing beginnings, fresh starts and some new features


Red Kite: Alex Sobel (MP) and Mosa Mpetha (film buff)

Fri 22nd Oct '21, 5:00pm

Young broadcasters are joined by Alex Sobel MP discussing the climate crisis, and Mosa Mpetha from Hyde Park Picture House talks about the UK Green Film Festival.


Red Kite: July 16th

Fri 16th Jul '21, 5:00pm

Our Climate Project special! How do we save the planet?! Plus feedback from a workshop with Testament.


Red Kite: A Martian’s View of the River Aire

Sun 4th Jul '21, 8:00am

We explore the past, present and future of the River Aire in the centre of Leeds and ask "what would a visiting Martian think of it?"


Sound it Out – June Youth Radio Half-Term Special

Thu 3rd Jun '21, 2:30pm

Listen to stories, interviews, original music, poetry, sound art and more created by the 18 young people who spent the week at the newly renovated Chapel FM Arts Centre.


Red Kite: May 28th

Fri 28th May '21, 5:00pm



Red Kite: Posties and Poets

Fri 14th May '21, 5:00pm

Members of our Next Generation Music group chat about their Arts Award project, as well as talking to poet Elizaveta and postie Steve Ralph.


Red Kite: Spring Election Special

Fri 30th Apr '21, 5:00pm

Actor Tess Seddon talks about her new show about running for MP and Lauren Karstadt from Woodcraft Folk introduces the new "Rights for Children" project.


Red Kite: Easter Holiday Special

Fri 16th Apr '21, 5:00pm

Come join the next gen crew as they chat with the new Chapel FM Broadcast Worker Henry Raby and share stories about their spring half-term adventures.


Red Kite: Young Playwrights from Cast and A Covid Chronicle

Fri 9th Apr '21, 5:00pm

We're joined by Ruby, Verity and Allegra, young playwrights from Cast in Doncaster and talk with audio producer Holly Early about her audio documentary "A Covid Chronicle."


Red Kite: Kill the Bill Protest in Leeds City Centre

Thu 8th Apr '21, 5:00pm

Sounds and stories from the gathering in Leeds in April 2021 responding to the new proposed Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill


Red Kite Writing on Air Festival 2021 Special

Fri 26th Mar '21, 5:00pm

The Red Kite youth explore the theme of vision as part of the 2021 Writing on Air Festival and feature a chat with new Chapel FM Cafe Manager Vik Perrett about her vision.


Red Kite: Leeds Confronts the Climate Emergency

Fri 19th Mar '21, 5:00pm

We're joined by Paul Chatterton from the University of Leeds and Our Future Leeds to talk about the new Climate Emergency Community Action Programme.


Red Kite: Magic & Illusions, UK Census and International Women’s Day

Fri 5th Mar '21, 5:00pm

We interview magician and master of illusions Tom Cassani, talk about the upcoming UK census, preview our International Women's Day radio broadcasts and more.


Red Kite: Sounds of Our City, Talking to Buildings and Leeds Lit Fest

Fri 19th Feb '21, 5:00pm

We explore a museum exhibit about sounds of Leeds, preview the Leeds Literature Festival, do a surreal interview with the Chapel FM Arts Centre (yes, the building itself!) and more


Red Kite: Performances in Lockdown

Fri 5th Feb '21, 5:00pm

This week we're joined by dancer Mlindi Kulashe talking about missing the stage during lockdown, radio maker Verity Watts, a commentary on Capt. Sir Tom Moore and more.


Red Kite: Inauguration Special

Fri 22nd Jan '21, 5:00pm

We share reflections on the recent American Presidential Inauguration, talk about public art in East Leeds with Claire Irving and investigate some marvellous audio arts.


Red Kite: Christmas Special

Fri 18th Dec '20, 5:00pm

We end this year like no other with messages for the year 2070, stories about other people's moms, adventurous music, a visit to Grimsdyke School and more.


Red Kite: Musicathon 2020 Preview – Talking to Boy Dirt Car in the United States

Thu 10th Dec '20, 1:00pm

The young broadcasters from Red Kite are joined by musician Darren Brown of the U.S. band "Boy Dirt Car" from Minneapolis to talk about their appearance in Chapel FM's Musicathon.


Red Kite: Musicathon Preview and The Fellowship of Questions

Fri 4th Dec '20, 5:00pm

Join us for a preview of 24-hour Musicathon, a conversation about the "Fellowship of Questions," an interview with writer and performer Jimmy Andrex and more...


Hyde Park Unity Pantomime

Mon 30th Nov '20, 6:00pm

We talk with some of the creators of the Hyde Park Unity Pantomime, Ruth Lodge, Freya Linden, Felipe and Lenka about the 21st annual production, the Hyper Hyde Park Space.


Red Kite: What’s Your Quirk?

Fri 20th Nov '20, 5:00pm

Young people of East Leeds talk about "finding your quirk," share writings on the theme of water, talk with creator of the Youtube channel "Yorkshire's Hidden History," and more...


Remembrance Day 2020: A Conversation with Neil Obbard

Sun 8th Nov '20, 1:00pm

East Leeds FM talks with Neil Obbard of Missional Youth Church about his projects in Seacroft, his experiences in the military and the importance of Remembrance Day.


Red Kite: Halloween and Bonfire Night Special

Fri 30th Oct '20, 3:00pm

Join us for a special Halloween + Bonfire Night 2020 episode of Red Kite created by the young musicians, writers and broadcasters during the October half-term.


Red Kite: Talking about Democracy, Voting and the Upcoming American Election

Tue 27th Oct '20, 12:00pm

One week before a historic election across the sea, in the United States, ELFM talks with Americans abroad Judith Sullivan and Fred Sprague about what might happen...


Red Kite Bonus Episode: Love Arts Happenings

Sun 18th Oct '20, 2:00pm

We talk with Love Arts director Tom Bailey and artist Sandy Holden about the feast of arts & wellbeing events happening this month in Leeds.


Red Kite Bonus Episode: Talking about the U.S. Election

Mon 12th Oct '20, 7:00pm

Sharon Manitta from Democrats Abroad UK talks with young East Leeds FM broadcasters Kane Gapik and Sam Armitage.


Red Kite Bonus Episode: How Can Cities Change After Covid? – Leeds and Chicago

Fri 9th Oct '20, 4:00pm

Chicago architecture writer Lee Bey talks with ELFM resident urban geographer Rachael Unsworth and Chapel FM's Tony Macaluso about what connects Leeds & Chicago.


Red Kite Bonus Episode: “Sounds of Lockdown” Project from Space2

Fri 2nd Oct '20, 4:00pm

The Red Kite is joined by Michelle Scally Clarke, Carine Bosse and Kevin Hickson talking about their project to gather sounds, stories, embroidery and other lockdown creations.


Red Kite Bonus Episode: Leeds Town Hall – Live Concerts Return

Sun 13th Sep '20, 1:00pm

We speak with Leeds City Organist about the return of live music with an audience in Leeds Town Hall and the upcoming post-covid lockdown performance on September 14.


Red Kite Bonus Episode: Talking to Pigeons

Fri 4th Sep '20, 4:00pm

Enchanting encounters with pigeons around Leeds Kirkgate Market and beyond plus a conversation about making art during lockdown with the White Horse Project in Lancashire.


Red Kite Bonus Episode: Leeds West Indian Carnival 2020

Fri 28th Aug '20, 6:00pm

A preview of the 53rd annual Leeds West Indian Carnival, happening (online!) Sunday, August 30 and Monday, August 31.


Red Kite Bonus Episode – Youth Radio Theatre from Leeds Playhouse New Views

Fri 21st Aug '20, 7:45pm

Red Kite from Chapel FM Arts Centre is pleased to present a pair of radio dramas created in partnership with Leeds Playhouse's New Views youth playwriting project.


Red Kite Episode 3 Chapter 4: Young Broadcasters

Fri 21st Aug '20, 7:00pm

Stories of talking to pigeons in Kirkgate Market, travelling to Africa with a Healthy Holidays group in Holbeck and a special time travel feature to the year 2070.


Red Kite Episode 3 Chapter 3: Next Gen Musicians

Fri 21st Aug '20, 6:00pm

Explorations of music from the edges, an open mic, the otherworldly Sun Ra and more.


Red Kite Episode 3 Chapter 2: New youth broadcasters

Fri 21st Aug '20, 5:00pm

Conversations about going back to school, Deer Shed Music Festival, rap music and more.


Red Kite Episode 3 Chapter 1: Young Writers

Fri 21st Aug '20, 4:00pm

Exploring the edges of our city and the world with the young writers from Chapel FM Arts Centre.


Red Kite Episode 2 Chapter 4: Next Gen Broadcasters

Fri 14th Aug '20, 6:15pm

We talk with Claude Hendrickson from Leeds West Indian Centre, broadcasters Phil Driscoll and Paul McKendrick and present the 2nd Leeds Playhouse New Views youth radio drama.


Red Kite Episode 2 Chapter 3: Young Musicians

Fri 14th Aug '20, 5:45pm

Our young musicians explore the questions of "what is music?" and "where is the edge between music and sounds?" Black Lives Matter, Pauline Oliveros, hearing weird noises and more.


Red Kite Episode 2 Chapter 2: Next Generation Broadcasters

Fri 14th Aug '20, 4:45pm

Stories from our walk in the wild along the Wykebeck and conversations about Black Lives Matter and other youth happenings in Leeds in the summer of 2020.


Red Kite Episode 2 Chapter 1: Young Writers

Fri 14th Aug '20, 4:00pm

The Chapel FM young writers explore what's happening at the edges... of our city, of perception, of society and more.


Red Kite Episode 1 Chapter 4: Leeds Playhouse Youth Radio Theatre

Fri 7th Aug '20, 7:00pm

We finish episode 1 of Red Kite with the first of several new radio dramas written by young playwright Molly Hargreave and more interviews by Chapel FM young broadcasters.


Red Kite Episode 1 Chapter 3: Next Gen Young Musicians

Fri 7th Aug '20, 6:00pm

Stories of exploring music and finding new sources of inspiration during this year of Coronavirus Lockdown from Chapel FM's young music group.


Red Kite Episode 1 Chapter 2: Next Gen Youth Broadcasters

Fri 7th Aug '20, 5:00pm

Interviews with our "correspondent abroad" Jordan in Greece, Francesca Wood from Healthy Holidays and our youth broadcasters talk about their passion for music, festivals and more.


Red Kite Episode 1 Chapter 1: Young Writers

Fri 7th Aug '20, 4:00pm

Young writers from Leeds explore what it means to be on the edges of things. Plus a ramble in the urban wild of the Wyke Beck.


Red Kite Youth Podcast: Ravens Preview

Fri 5th Jun '20, 5:00pm

Hear a sneak preview of Chapel FM's new podcast about seeing Leeds from unexpected points of view, featuring our visit to the Knaresborough Ravens. Supported by Pears Foundation.


The Red Kite: An Urban Tail – Prelude to our new Podcast

Mon 5th Aug '19, 11:00am

The reintroduction of the Red Kite has been one of the UK’s greatest conservation success stories, Seacroft was one of the first urban areas in Yorkshire where they were spotted.