Listen: Bristol Unpacked with local militant trade unionist, the RMT’s Brendan Kelly on strikes, P&O and a leftist view on Ukraine
The Railway Maritime and Transport trade union are no strangers to controversy.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with The Bristolian magazine – The city’s smiter of the high and mighty, or unfair trolls?
The city’s longstanding and self-proclaimed satirical scandal sheet has a reputation for not holding back on attacking local politicians and the great and the good...
Power, personalities and PR: why this year could see the end of a mayor for Bristol
The role of the mayor has come up yet again as councillors clashed recently on the budget. Ahead of the mayoral referendum in May, it’s crucial we cut through the rhetoric to have a real choice.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on the struggle for autism justice in the city and Somali community, with mother, campaigner and Tory, Nura Aabe
A mother of a son with autism, Nura Aabe has been a central figure in the struggle to secure better special educational needs support in...
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the West of England metro-mayor on time in Blair’s government, plans for the region and beef with other leaders
Norris is the second in the role, following the Conservative's Tim Bowles, and brings experience and burdens as a minister in Blair's government.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Bristol Rovers new CEO on embracing the modern game while keeping true to traditions
The Gasheads have a new CEO. Tom Gorringe joined the club as commercial director in 2017 and says he is determined to drive the club...
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the new sheriff in town, Chief Constable Sarah Crew on crime, protest and if the police can be an “anti-sexist and anti-racist” force
With Bristol likely to continue to be at the forefront of protest as well as other criminal justice issues, time will tell how Crew’s “citizens in uniform” interact with the rest of the city.
‘We need public leaders and institutions to be bold with big ideas, despite the risks and bad PR’
When we face existential issues like the climate crisis, or calls for radical changes to problems that affect us all, we need public institutions and leaders to not be timid.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on a £23 million gap in the council’s budget, with Craig Cheney the councillor holding the city’s purse strings
After 12 years of central government imposed austerity, that purse is much smaller than it needs to be.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on acting in new drama Outlaws and living with real bank robbers, Longwell Record’s Ian Aitchison
What was it like acting with Christopher Walken when his previous biggest role was playing a genital wart 20 years ago? Southmead-born Ian Aitchison runs...
Revealed: Untreated sewage is being dumped into our rivers thousands of times a year. Who’s to blame and can it be stopped?
The surge in popularity of wild swimming during the pandemic has highlighted the extent to which our outdated sewage system dumps waste into rivers – including the Avon. The Cable asks why, and speaks to local campaigners pushing for change.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with former mayor George Ferguson, on his highs, lows, beef with Marvin and being ‘radical’ as an ex-Merchant Venturer
The red-trouser wearing self-described “establishment rebel” and first and former Bristol mayor George Ferguson joins the podcast this week.