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.
Are white working class people are shut out of equality conversations and film industry, with Hartcliffe's award winning filmmaker Paul Holbrook
Paul Holbrook is an award winning filmmaker from Hartcliffe, south Bristol. His diverse films range from horror to comedy, and are often rooted in the experience of council estates and working class communities.
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.
Watch: WTF is the Metro Mayor and a green revolution?!
In this short documentary, the Cable unpacks what the Metro Mayor is ahead of the election and delves into the much touted 'Green Revolution'. Neil Maggs investigates on a day out in Avonmouth.
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...
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.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on the ‘war on woke’ and can patriotism be inclusive with St Pauls Carnival director, LaToyah McAllister-Jones
The government has stepped up their so-called ‘war on woke’ in the ongoing contest for Britain’s historical memory. Bristol is at the centre of the debate.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on campaigning for transparency at the council with recently retired Green councillor Clive Stevens
A self-declared thorn in the side of the mayor’s administration, Clive Stevens has just stood down as a Green Party councillor in the city, due...
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on the city's struggle to reach net-zero carbon with council cabinet lead on climate, Councillor Afzal Shah
With nine years to go until Bristol's net-zero carbon pledge, Neil and Afzal - old school mates from decades ago - discuss the successes and criticisms of the administration’s work on climate so far.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on emotions when giving Covid jabs, and ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in BAME communities, with pharmacist Ade Williams
Ade Williams is a bit of a celebrity pharmacist. Both around his pharmacy in Bedminster, South Bristol and speaking up in the media for a community minded approach to healthcare
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on staying married after gender transition and the dispute over transgender rights with Steffi Barnett
Steffi made national news with her story of transitioning gender later in life to officially becoming a woman while deciding with her wife to stay together.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on confronting dodgy landlords and why we need diverse working class solidarity, with Nick Ballard of ACORN
The community union are confrontational, successful and controversial.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with the former breakdancer helping young men to ‘man up’ and talk about feelings, Desmond Richards
It's dark, it's wet, there’s a pandemic on. It's taking its toll, particularly on mental health. So listen up, particularly men and boys.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on the crisis in special educational needs and if women are better politicians with Labour councillor Helen Godwin
Helen recently lost the Labour election to be the candidate for West of England Metro Mayor but is still a big player in local party politics.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked on being Black, conservative and proud with Tory Bristol mayoral candidate Samuel Williams
Some conservatives of colour are speaking up in rejection of what they see as the dominant ‘woke’ views in raging debate on the legacy and current effects of racial injustice