Episode 26

Published on:

16th Nov 2020

A Quarantini with Aisha Thomas

In the year of the pandemic, of George Floyd's murder and the toppling of slave trader Colston's statue here in Bristol, we ask Aisha Thomas, educator and mother what it means to her to be black and to teach black children.

We are deilghted to have music from Aldous Harding who is over here recording her latest album and has kindly let us play a track from one of her previous albums - Designer.

PLUS - our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....


Fixture Picture , Aldous Harding

Hot Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective - opening music

Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar

Producer: Pommy Harmar

Show artwork for The Quarantini

About the Podcast

The Quarantini
A refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus together with a dash of the unexpected..
The Quarantini is a refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus. It combines interviews, a weekly round up of exciting ideas dreamed up by people from across the globe, together with a dash of the unexpected. It will charm, excite and inform you and all served up by hosts Pommy Harmar and Melissa Chemam!

About your hosts

Pommy Harmar

Profile picture for Pommy Harmar

Melissa Chemam

Profile picture for Melissa Chemam
Journalist, reporter and writer for online/magazines/radio (BBC, CBC, DW), writer in residence at the Arnolfini gallery, Melissa also worked on films as a researcher and is a journalism lecturer. She has been based in Prague, Miami, London, Paris, Nairobi and Bristol, UK, travelled from Italy to Haiti, via Tunisia, Liberia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Niger, Turkey, Iraq... She has been working in radio since 2008 and in podcasting since 2018.