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Presenter: Neil Maggs

Audio producer: Rosa Eaton

Executive producer: Adam Cantwell-Corn

Illustration: Jazz Thompson

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with cricketing legend David ‘Syd’ Lawrence, the first Black president of a county club who’s had bananas thrown at him on the field

Fast bowls, nightclubs and bodybuilding – Syd Lawrence is an outspoken local sporting icon who's been around the block in Bristol.

Listen: Why Reach PLC’s Bristol Live journalists are striking, with National Union of Journalists’ Paul Breeden

A thousand journalists are taking strike action across the country at Reach PLC, one of the big three conglomerates that dominate the regional news market and who own Bristol Live.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on stopping the ‘school to prison pipeline’, and why teachers may be on the picket lines soon, with educator Lana Crosbie

Lana Crosbie is a senior school leader, race specialist and equality campaigner with over 20 years’ experience teaching in schools.

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

The women's Euros are heating up with higher attendances and broadcast figures than ever before. Bristol City's Aimee Palmer talks about growing interest in the women's game and the challenges along the way.

Striking care workers at St Monica’s, with trade union organiser Josh Connor

At a time where each day brings new stories of industrial action, Neil Maggs speaks to Josh Connor, a Unison staffer standing with care workers on the picket line.

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.

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

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

Bristol Unpacked Nicola Bowden-Jones, the ex-Labour councillor who says the mayoral system is 'sexist and anti-democratic'

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

Bristol Unpacked 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.

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