Hosted by Lesedi Mogoatlhe, the Radio Workshop is a podcast of the Children’s Radio Foundation. We collaborate with youth reporters and radio stations across Africa to tell stories from places that are often overlooked, in ways that reflect how young people see the continent.
Working with our youth reporters and partner radio stations, we bring you intimate and layered stories from across Africa – showcasing at a local and global level the depth and diversity of what it means to be African, as told by Africans. Whether that means digging into unemployment in South Africa, profiling LGBTQIA+ activists on the frontlines in Zimbabwe, or tracking the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria, each episode of the Radio Workshop brings you new voices and perspectives on African issues of the day. We also produce short series that allow us to dig a bit deeper into any given topic.
Aimeriez-vous accoucher dans un hôpital sans électricité? Dans cet épisode, Bob dévoile les conséquences les plus graves de l’absence d'électricité sur la vie quotidienne des Congolais. Il nous entraîne dans une maternité de Kinshasa où chaque coupure de courant peut entraîner la mort des nouveaux-nés et des jeunes mamans.
Coming out as a trans man is risky. Doing it on Youtube - incredibly risky. Especially when home is the relatively small town of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where Noks Simelane says there’s no such thing as anonymity. Yet Noks did exactly that at age 19. This is our second story about finding allyship in surprising places - and this time, the unexpected ally was the internet…
Secrets. That’s what kept “Ras That Guy” safe in Zimbabwe. At his wedding, he wore a traditional white dress to protect a secret. He found hormone injections on the black market which he could take in secret. But Ras is done with secrets. They’ve been eating him up inside. In this episode, he peels back the layers to reveal who he really is. To his surprise, he found allies in people he least expected.
Feel free to get in touch! We’re open to collaborations and story pitches.