The only way is talking - new college podcast series set for fourth season

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A college is set to record the fourth season of a podcast series that has attracted some high profile guests including reality TV stars, a professional sports star and a dean.

The third season has just been released today:

Let's Get Real Podcast 

Entitled ‘Let’s Get Real’, topics covered so far by this Eastern Education Group creation have included bullying, gender, plastic surgery and sexuality.

Guests in the latest season have included the jockey Ray Dawson, who has overcome personal issues to go and gain success in his field and Charlie King and Junaid Ahmed from The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE).

In previous seasons, Joe Hawes, the Dean of St Edmundsbury and Vicki Rees from the charity Steel Bones have guested.

Organiser of Let’s Get Real is Mike Opukah, a lecturer and wellbeing lead based at West Suffolk College. Mike said: “The latest season was all about people telling their truths and we had some interesting guests.

“The whole idea is to encourage conversation as people rarely talk about what is going on in their minds. One of my highlights was listening to Amal Fashanu (in season one) discussing her uncle (Justin Fashanu) who was one of the first footballers to be openly gay. To see and hear about the work that she is doing to make this sport more inclusive was empowering.

“Our media team have supported the production of these podcasts and we’ve had lots of people listening in. For season four, we want to talk to some important figures in business and TV to share their stories. I’m currently in discussion with a couple of big hitters including one of the stars of the TV programme called The Repair Shop.”