Host / Writer

 (c) Kevin Morosky

(c) Kevin Morosky

RENI EDDO-LODGE is a London-based, award-winning journalist. She has written for the New York Times, the Voice, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Stylist, the Pool, Dazed and Confused and the New Humanist. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race is her first book. It was chosen as Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year and Blackwell’s Non-Fiction Book of the Year, longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize and Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Non-Fiction.


Producer

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Renay is a London based podcast producer and consultant.  After over a decade in the film and television industry she found her passion for audio and worked at some of the biggest podcasting companies in the world before going it alone.

You can view more of Renay's work here.

About working on the podcast...I've always wanted to make a very honest show focussing on the conversations around race rather than focussing on who will listen.   I had followed Reni's work for a while and knew that she would be the perfect person to team up with to make this podcast a reality.


Researcher

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Rez Marino is a London-based Researcher who creates content rooted in; history, the arts and current affairs. 

About working on the podcast...I joined this project because I, like many others, wanted to carry on the conversation of the book, “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race”.


Research Assistant

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Isis started out working in several casting and talent agencies and also as a filmmaking teacher amongst children and young people. Her films are often of a personal and humorous nature, her 2007 film WHAT IF I TOLD YOU I LOVED YOU, broached the topic of confronting old flames. Her 2012 Short film PLAYGROUND LOVE for Ch4's Random Acts strand also looked at the subject of love though the eyes of two 16year olds. Isis' NFTS Graduation film THIS FILM IS MEANT TO BE ABOUT STOKELY CARMICHEAL, a personal comedic film about race and sex in 21st century Britain, screened at several European Film Festivals, is being distributed by Soda pictures on DVD with BLACK POWER MIXTAPE. Isis co-directed her first feature THE REAL SOCIAL NETWORK in 2011. Isis completed PRECIOUS METAL in 2016 a film about the female activists of Marikana, South Africa the town where 34 striking miners were gunned down by police. Isis had worked on several TV and commercial productions and has worked on various BBC Radio 4 productions as both presenter and producer including MY NAME IS ISIS and WELCOME TO WAKALIWOOD.

About working on the podcast...I'd read Reni's book and had never felt such an overwhelming feeling of relief, someone was so clearly feeling all the things I felt. The urgency, frustration and compulsion to write this book was evident on every page and when I heard that Reni was looking for a researcher I absolutely had to be involved in bringing these ideas to a new platform. I'm very proud to be involved and think we have a podcast that will get people talking and more importantly actively making changes. This is a very exciting time. 


Composer

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Matshidiso (pronounced Mat-sea-dee-so) is a half South African (the origin of her name comes from the Sotho tribe, meaning blessing or consolation) half
Jamaican musician, born and raised in London.

A classically trained pianist, she is also a composer, arranger and singer-songwriter. With a background in human rights law, Matshidiso’s passion is to use music and creativity to promote human rights and justice-based projects.

She has 2 EP’s Nursery Rhymes for Grown Folks (2012) and Fragile (Spring 2016) along with 2 singles, The Water and Running. She is currently working on her debut album.

About working on the podcast...My mother is an academic whose work has an emphasis on race, class and pedagogy, my father is a South African who spent many years in exile in the UK so issues around race and critical thinking were central to my upbringing.  To write the music for the podcast was a great opportunity to contextualise some of these ideas within a musical framework. 


Creative Director

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As a creative, film director and photographer, Morosky's commercial work includes:  the MINI #mininotnormal nationwide billboard campaign,  Beats by Dre World Cup activation, plus digital campaigns for CONVERSE, the WOMEN'S EQUALITY PARTY and TVCs for SAMSUNG and HUAWEI. 

He has shot Jessie Ware, Lianne La Havas, and Will heard, amongst others. 

His work has been featured in i-D, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, Vice, NYLON, Wonderland, The Fader and Time Out New York.  

His most recent film work includes shorts for Samsung and the four-part documentary series Wool, in collaboration with Lush.