ArtyParti – 2015 to podcast

ArtyParti weekly radio show arts Spark Sunderland participatoryArtyParti is a weekly podcast, and live radio programme on Sunderland’s community radio station Spark, providing artists & creatives a platform to promote their projects & passions – and discuss issues that are important within Sunderland and the wider region.

“I love ArtyParti.  It’s a fantastic resource for the city and a great way for listeners to become more informed about what is happening in the cultural sector.  Long may it continue.” – Helen Green, Head of Performance for Sunderland Culture.

Rich Seams – New Writing North – 2018 to 2019

Award-winning poet Andrew McMillan takes a deeper look at the poetry of the North, as part of Rich Seams, a brand new podcast series celebrating the best of new and emerging poetry in the North of England.

Jay recorded & produced the Rich Seams series for New Writing North, commissioned by the Durham Book Festival, which is supported by Durham County Council and Durham University, and made possible by funding for the arts from Arts Council England.


Speak Up Sunderland – 2018 to present

Jay’s own podcast ‘Speak Up Sunderland‘ is a bold and ambitious podcast proudly made in Sunderland.  Always recorded in a different location, hosts Bethany and Stevie meet the people behind various projects, events and organisations in the city.

“Fantastic, informative and funny podcast.  I’m a local lad and even I’m learning more about my own city!”Ryan Booth, Photographer & Graphic Designer

Speak Up Sunderland was named “Finalist” in the “Best Podcast: Arts and Culture” category, at the New York Radio Awards 2019, and was bronze winner of “Podcast of the Year” at the New York Radio Awards.