The Master of the Merchant Venturers, on whether they are an all powerful elite club, or just charitable business people
The Society of Merchant Venturers is often talked about in conspiratorial tones.
undercover police spying on activists with anarchist and investigator Chris Brian
For years, the officers immersed themselves with the activists, got stuck into direct actions and even had long term relationships and parented children under false...
Listen: Bristol Unpacked Pride special on all things LGBTQ+ with Ivan Jackson
Ivan Jackson is a gay broadcaster on BCFM'S One Love Breakfast Show and is a big part of ShoutOut, an LGBTQ+ show that has been running for 7 years and is syndicated on 12 stations - from the local to the international.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on kneeling at the Euros, and nurturing diverse football talent with leading local sports coach Rayan Wilson
Season 4 of Bristol Unpacked kicks off with a conversation with local sport coach Rayan Wilson, who has been involved in training amateur and elite athletes.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with independent and smaller party Bristol Mayor candidates
A pub landlord, a socialist, a porn producer, an anti-lockdown advocate, and a tree lover: The five candidates from smaller parties or independents running for City Hall.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Labour Bristol Mayor candidate Marvin Rees, on his record, style and politics
In this robust interview Neil and Marvin discuss his successes and criticisms and what is the driving and guiding the Labour candidate.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Lib Dem Bristol Mayor candidate Dr Caroline Gooch, on scrapping the mayor and winning from the centre
Caroline Gooch is hoping for a dramatic improvement on the party’s 2016 result of 8,000 votes to clinch the mayoralty, and then work to scrap...
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Green Party Bristol Mayor candidate Sandy Hore-Ruthven on the battle for the city's progressive voters
Sandy says he is the candidate to ‘get things done’ in the race for city hall’s top job
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Conservative Bristol Mayor candidate Alastair Watson on law, order and scrapping the mayoral system
Its hard to say that the Conservatives have a strong electoral record in the city, but the businessman and former councillor Alastair Watson thinks he...
How Bristol politicians and election candidates have responded to Friday’s Police and Crime Bill protest
Statements by the parties and candidates on protests and policing in the lead up to May’s local elections.
Watch: Police forcefully break up Police and Crime Bill sit-down protest followed by major clashes
Around 1,000 defied Covid-19 restrictions to attend the third protest against the Police and Crime Bill in the space of a week.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on media, Meghan, racism and the Bristol History Commission facing up to the city’s past with Dr Shawn Sobers
Shawn has been at the forefront on conversations on history, race and media in the city.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on ageism and intergenerational divides with Bristol Older People’s Forum lead Ian Quaife
Ian is organising 3,000 of Bristol's older people to fight for their rights, but there's also some tension between the generations.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on Bristol City FC and the highs and lows of the beautiful game with football journalist Gregor MacGregor
Big appointments, fan dissent and the trials and tribulations of covering Bristol City FC with Bristol Live’s dedicated club reporter, Gregor MacGregor.
Watch: Viral - What's causing mistrust in the Covid-19 vaccine?
Marcus Smith delves into why so many people of different stripes are distrustful of the vaccine in this Cable short documentary
'Fossil fuelled public sector pensions reveal deep political faultlines on climate crisis action'
Over 100,000 local public-sector pensions are invested in firms that threaten our future. The reasons why are complex – but the situation is not compatible with Bristol’s zero-carbon pledges, says Adam Cantwell-Corn