Speak Up Sunderland is a podcast proudly produced in Sunderland.
“Gutsy, funny and compelling listen, whether you are from sunny Sunderland or not. This podcast is going places!”
The team (presenters Betty Ball & Stevie B, and producer Jay Sykes) are keen to give a platform to people and projects in the city, and share events and stories that are gripping, quirky, or important to Sunderland.
“Fantastic, informative and funny podcast. I’m a local lad and even I’m learning more about my own city!”
"Best Podcast: Arts and Culture" - Finalist - New York Radio Awards 2019.
We believe that Sunderland is a city which deserves shouting about, filled to the brim with people who are doing incredible projects in their local communities. Speak Up Sunderland is about showcasing the strengths of our city on an international scale.
“Sunderland is an amazing city, filled with everything – and that’s what Speak Up Sunderland is all about. Being part of the team is nothing more than fun. It’s very local, funny, relevant and random – which I think is a great selling point.”
- Betty Ball, presenter of Speak Up Sunderland