Bristol History Podcast

Listen: The Bristolian poet prodigy Thomas Chatterton who died at 17

Born in Redcliffe in 1752, Chatterton produced a great body of poems, plays and prose works before his death as a teenager.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with captain of Bristol City Women’s Aimee Palmer

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on striking care workers at St Monica’s, with trade union organiser Josh Connor

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Tom Morris, artistic director of Bristol Old Vic

Neil Maggs kicks off a new podcast series with a chat on theatre, who ‘the arts’ are for and what role the Kings Street institution plays in the city.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Paul Hassan, the community sector leader who says a mayor is best for the city and the vote is ‘self-indulgent’

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Nicola Bowden-Jones, the ex-Labour councillor who says the mayoral system is ‘sexist and anti-democratic’

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Ellie King, the Labour councillor coming out to bat for the mayoral system and take on critics

Part two of four episodes in a mini-series dedicated to understanding what’s at stake in Bristol’s upcoming mayoral referendum on 5 May.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Alex Hartley, the Lib Dem councillor that forced the vote on the future of Bristol’s political set-up

Part one of four episodes in a mini-series dedicated to understanding what's at stake in Bristol's upcoming mayoral referendum on 5 May.

Listen: Ann Yearsley, the working class Bristol poet who took on the slave trade

Brycchan Carey, Professor of English at Northumbria University, talks about the life and work of 18th century Bristolian poet and milkwoman, Ann Yearsley.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with comedian Jayde Adams, one of Bristol’s funniest

The born-and-bred Bristolian has just starred in a heartfelt BBC documentary about the return to her hometown.

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...