THIS PODCAST CONTAINS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS EPISODE ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE HOST AND GUESTS. GIGI’S FAMILY GAVE THEIR FULL PERMISSION FOR SHARING THIS INTERVIEW.
Welcome to series two of #ToppleUncaged!
Every week, The Canary will be bringing you an innovative podcast for the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple.
You’ll get my quick fire round-up of the news in Topple’s Twittering. Then, I’ll be going in on a story or campaign you may have missed, with a very special guest, on Free Flying With… After that, you get to have your say on the week’s talking points in Twitter Chirps Back. And finally, I’ll be bringing you the freshest, most banging political music in Revolutionary Bird Song.
This week’s guests? Campaigning mum Tina Rodwell on the heartbreaking story of ‘Gigi’. Plus record-breaker and global legend Usain Bolt has answered my questions about his new move into the music industry.
Listen on iTunes here.
CanaryPod: #ToppleUncaged show notes 18/8/19
Presented, produced and edited by Steve Topple.
Sound engineering by Gav Pauze.
Topple’s Twittering intro…
The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – For Consent (six part series)
But even so… given pollutants contribute directly (not thru warming) to thousands of deaths per year in the UK, it's worth doing regardless of whether other nations following our lead! https://t.co/Ie1MxNYGtq
— Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) August 16, 2019
There are 32.81 million people employed in the UK. That’s a new record.
Average weekly pay grew 3.9% in the year to June, that’s the highest over a decade.@Conservatives policies support the economy so we can pay for our great public services.
— James Cleverly MP (@JamesCleverly) August 15, 2019
I’m sure Russia, Iran and Maduro in Venezuela will be looking forward to Prime Minister Corbyn
— Mike Gapes (@MikeGapes) August 16, 2019
— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) August 15, 2019
Free Flying With… campaign details:
Follow Tina Rodwell on Twitter for updates on Gigi’s story.
Read more about this case.
Get involved with the crowd funder.
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust told The Canary:
Jehan is a priority for us and we are taking her care very seriously. We have sought advice from specialists in this field and continue to work with her family and doctors to ensure she receives the best care and treatment.
Twitter Chirps Back:
OI TWITTER 🔊⬇️
YES it's that time again 😅
YOU tell ME YOUR views on the biggest stories 😤
— Steve Topple (@MrTopple) August 16, 2019
Revolutionary Bird Song:
Olympe Rosé track listing:
Olympe Rosé intro by Usain Bolt.
Top A Di Top by Ding Dong.
Mount A Gyal by Bibi Gardner.
Dweet by Christopher Martin.
Weekend by Munga Honorable.
Big Moves by Dexta Daps.
Olympe Rosé riddim (Instrumental) by Rajah Karanja Nelson.
Olympe Rosé (Medley Mix) by all artists:
Download all the tracks on your preferred platform here.
Follow on Twitter:
Steve Topple @MrTopple; The Canary @TheCanaryUK; Tina Rodwell @TinaRodwell1; Usain Bolt @usainbolt; Treesha @Treesha_Music; Nicola Jeffery @NicolaCJeffery; Gav Pauze @PauzeRadio; Rai Star Music @rai_star113
Use the hashtags #ToppleUncaged #CanaryPod #TwitterChirpsBack
Find out more about Gav Pauze.
Topple Uncaged Theme Music: Lost Souls by Lee Wrizzle.
The Chicken Song by Spitting Image via CocacolaAddict13
Break Ya Neck by Busta Rhymes via JSPARKSFAN4LYFE1
Featured image via Steve Topple, Maurice – Wikimedia, Dionne Joseph and Usain Bolt
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