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.
Former mayor George Ferguson, on his highs, lows, beef with Marvin and being ‘radical’ as a former Merchant Venturer
The red-trouser wearing self-described “establishment rebel” and first and former Bristol mayor George Ferguson joins the podcast this week.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with new Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer on taking the fight to Labour and if the Greens are a party of government as well as protest
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with actor Joe Sims on making it in the industry, and learning to be proud as a big, bald Bristolian
Joe Sims is a well known actor from Bristol. Having made it through the ranks of a notoriously elitist industry with a working class background, Joe has a lot to say on and off screen.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the city's 'night Tzar' Carly Heath on sexual entertainment, drugs on the dancefloor and the recovery of a bruised sector
After a long stint working in Bristol's nightlife, in March Carly Heath was appointed by the council as Bristol's first ever Night-time Economy Advisor.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Tory Police and Crime commissioner Mark Shelford, on crime, riots and institutional racism in policing
The new PCC on the Police and Crime Bill, the riot and protests in Bristol and how policing can be just and effective.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Bristol South MP Karin Smyth on 'undemocratic' mayoral system, Labour's past failings, and why the Merchant Venturers must go
The Labour MP for Bristol South Karin Smyth talks about her background and her eventful six years in parliament.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with campaigning parent and councillor for Hartcliffe Kerry Bailes on the Special Educational Needs crisis
Kerry Bailes is a longstanding campaigner for Hartcliffe and a leading voice among parents seeking a solution to the Special Educational Needs and Disability provision crisis in the city.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with 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.