Will AI free us from drudgery – or reduce us to robots?
Artificial intelligence already helps employers treat workers like robots – and the fear is that it could also take their jobs. Its huge potential benefits will only be shared if unions get to have their say.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked, with local political fixer Kelvin Blake taking a peek inside the city’s Labour party machine
Former councillor, now Labour campaign manager Kelvin Blake offers an inside perspective on the workings of power in our city.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on raising the next generation through a nursery crisis, with local head teacher Sam Williams
Nurseries are key to children's development, but the sector is facing a protracted crisis of funding and stability. Neil asks head teacher Sam Williams how to give kids the best start.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Labour’s Nicola Beech on whether developers or the public are getting the best deal out of our city
Why does it sometimes feel like developers are giving the council the runaround? Neil chats to councillor Nicola Beech about the crucial but complex world of city planning.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Bristol City’s James Edwards on football, community and politics
Neil chats to James, who helps lead Bristol City's charity arm the Robins Foundation, about the role of football in the community and the furore over Gary Lineker’s criticisms of government asylum policy.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with new Green leader Emma Edwards on being the biggest political force in these parts
The Greens are now the council's biggest party, but given their limited experience of being in power, how will they work with others under the new committee system, including their antagonists on the Labour benches?
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Paul Simmons, armed robber turned TikTok addiction mentor
After more than 20 years in prison, Paul has turned to TikTok to work through his own trauma and regrets, and help others along the way.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the doctor prescribing ketamine to assist therapy
We chat to Dr Ben Sessa, co-founder of Awakn, a company leading the burgeoning movement offering therapy assisted by psychedelic drugs.