Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

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

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with former mayor George Ferguson, on his highs, lows, beef with Marvin and being ‘radical’ as an ex-Merchant Venturer

Bristol History Podcast

LISTEN: Telling the stories from Bristol LGBTQ people going back 300 years

Andrew Foyle from Outstories Bristol, a volunteer community history group, discusses the stories of LGBTQ people throughout Bristol’s history from the 17th century to the present day.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on if Drill music is driving knife crime with youth worker Darren Alexander

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

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: How local industry profited from the slave trade

The hidden history of how the family wealth of Edward Protheroe, famous coal industrialist in the Forest of Dean, was built on the slave trade and labour of enslaved people on sugar plantations.

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.