Podcast feed

Ey Up is a weekly interview-based podcast in which I aim to learn more about, and hopefully something from, other artists and artful individuals.

Ey Up Tony Macaluso

Mick (Episode 22) recommended I get in touch with Tony, as he had recently moved over from Chicago and become co-director of Chapel FM - an arts centre and radio station based in East Leeds. With a background in journalism, theatre and radio, Tony kindly shared with me many of his experiences from how the impact of watching Tiananmen Square on television lead to starting a student theatre group in Wuhan, to starting to work at WFMT radio and developing the Studs Terkel Radio Archive - a collection of well over a thousand local radio programmes by Chicago legend Studs Terkel who interviewed many of the great characters of the 20th century. 

We discuss the medium of radio, its relationship to theatre, podcasts, and how specific local-level activity and oral histories can have equal universal appeal and power; and beginning to ask “what does it mean to not be a bystander in the city that you live in?”