Karen Dunbar launches new podcast searching for Glasgow’s good deeds

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Karen Dunbar launches new podcast searching for Glasgow’s good deeds
Karen Dunbar launches new podcast searching for Glasgow’s good deeds

Karen Dunbar is launching a new podcast to shine a spotlight on Glaswegians carrying out good deeds in the city.

The iconic comedian will appear as a video host for Good in Glasgow which will see her meet communities tackling social inequalities.

She was left "mind-blown" and "inspired" by the touching projects that make people's lives easier everyday.

Glasgow Times: Karen Dunbar in 2016
Glasgow Times: Karen Dunbar in 2016

Karen Dunbar in 2016

Karen said: “It’s been mind-blowing to hear the stories of some of the amazing people helping to make life in Glasgow that wee bit easier.

“Hearing about the work that’s being done to tackle poverty and other social inequalities, as well as helping people who are in crisis, is inspiring.

“At a time when there’s so much hardship in the world it’s great to be able to shine the spotlight on some of the positive things that are happening in Glasgow to help people.

“I was born in the city, and the people have played a huge part in my career, so it’s a place that will always be close to my heart.”

Glasgow Times:  Karen teamed up with Glasgow Girls Club
Glasgow Times: Karen teamed up with Glasgow Girls Club

Karen teamed up with Glasgow Girls Club

As well as being shown on YouTube and Vimeo, an audio version will also be available on podcast streaming channels.

The first episode drops tomorrow (Friday) and will see Karen chat to the founder of Refuweegee, Selina Hales, as she works to support individuals and families seeking asylum.

Future episodes will star organisations including Healing for the Heart, a community-based mental health service, and Royston Youth Action.

Glasgow Times: Karen is excited for her latest project
Glasgow Times: Karen is excited for her latest project

Karen is excited for her latest project

Each episode includes details about how members of the public can help to support the people and organisations featured in the series.

The video podcast is part of a wider Good in Glasgow platform being launched by Glasgow Girls Club.

Amy Rew, founder of Glasgow Girls Club, added: “Every day, there are amazing things going on in our city and now we have a new platform to shout about the Good in Glasgow.

“The platform not only highlights the needs that are being addressed but also spotlights the hard work that’s happening to make people’s lives better.

“The video podcast is ideal for when you’re sitting on a bus or train, or you’ve got a few minutes to put your feet up with a cuppa, while the audio version means you can take it out on a run or listen to it while you’re doing the housework.

“I can’t wait to share more of these incredible stories about the good that’s going on in Glasgow.”

Glasgow Girls Club helps to empower girls and young women who face adversity and connect them to networks and opportunities so that they can build brighter futures.