What does Season II of We Are The Voice International Podcast have to offer? Well, if you took a minute to listen to our debut episodes from “Season I” then you already know what our focus is, so here’s to whetting your appetite for more. If you are entirely new to our podcast, that’s okay, we made this for you too. Before actually highlighting what the next season brings to the table, we thought it best to first touch on what we at WATV Podcast are about, and give a quick recap of Season I. Sound good? Let’s get right to it then!
ABOUT WATV PODCAST
We at We Are The Voice International Podcast focus on using our voice to start/encourage conversations about social and political issues that arise in our society. We discuss ongoing issues and also look at past events. Our core mission is to represent “humanity in leadership”. In our podcasts under the umbrella of politics, we discuss the flaws of leaders of various facets and particularly how that is tied to us youths, and then suggest ways in which leaders could possibly lead righteously by putting their following first. Additionally, with regards to social issues, we bring to bear ongoing but seemingly neglected issues that need to be paid attention to. Society must listen to the voice of the youth and problems affecting us in particular because we hold tomorrow. Our leaders ought to listen to the people and set better examples. Ten years from now, or less, you and I would be in positions of power and influence, and so we hope that we future leaders may learn to do things better as we prepare to take on leadership roles. By making our voices heard, and causing our opinions to matter, and most importantly, being the change we wish to see manifest, tomorrow would tell a different story.
RECAP OF SEASON I
We had two episodes from last season. One focused on “Black America and Politics” and our host, Anna, spoke from an apolitical perspective. She discussed the African Americans and their rising involvement in politics and political affairs. How did the black community affect the elections in the United States of America in 2016 and then 2021? In her conversation, she delved deeper and talked about democracy and such. The fact that the masses matter. The fact that your vote or otherwise affects who ends up occupying office and the aftermath of those decisions. She spoke to these issues and hoped that the African American is filled with hope and is encouraged to do more to affect the system. Alternatively, the second episode focused on “Ghanaian Youth in Relation to Mental Health” and we had our host, Ogyam, to steer the conversation. He talked about how society seems to turn a blind eye to mental health issues and the need to discuss this subject particularly in relation to the youth. He proceeded to share some personal experience and then made mention of anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. as examples of mental illnesses. He then narrowed his conversation to one mental illness, depression, what causes it and some misconceptions about it within the Ghanaian context. At this juncture, we would entreat you (humbly) to take a listen of both episodes, as well as WATV Podcast “Special Edition” which was centered on conversations about #fixthecountry movement in Ghana among select youths living in Ghana, with Anna as host. Find links below.
SEASON II HIGHLIGHT
We have Guest Speakers! We are thrilled about this bit of news and we hope you are too. In Season I, our hosts raised some very interesting conversations and so we thought to build up on them by inviting second opinions from others, though youth much like us, but with some in-depth knowledge and understanding of the issues. You are probably itching to know the Guest Profiles but that’s for later, okay? Instead, let’s talk about what line of discussions the season brings. In “Season II”, we have Ogyam as host, again speaking to the issue of mental health but this time around, he engages a professional on the subject and they go even deeper to talk about depression within Sub-Saharan Africa. Special attention is given to Uganda (that should clue you in on his guest right?), and the youth. How is depression any different from passing grief/sadness? When is depression mild or severe? They discuss the symptoms, and how to get through it or possibly how to help a friend. Meanwhile, Anna talks about “Gen Z” and how their voices have been very instrumental in drawing attention to social injustice and affecting policy-making processes. Electorates are listening to African American voices now more than ever. The rhetorical question is how can the black community make good use of this? Is their plan able to withstand another wave of change in the political and social system? Is it sustainable? How can Africans living in the diaspora effect change in their home countries? Don’t know what “Gen Z” is? Anticipate our upcoming season!