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.
Bristol History Podcast: The Mystery of Princess Caraboo
On Thursday 3 April 1817, in the village of Almondsbury just outside of Bristol, a strangely dressed young woman began attracting the attention of local...
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
Listen: What makes a 'Bristolian', and racism against East Asian communities after Covid-19 with musician Makala Cheung
The born and raised Knowle Wester is a musician and creative director of the Filwood Centre in the South Bristol heartland.
Listen: Hartcliffe born Green Party activist Tony Dyer on south Bristol, class politics and never joining Labour
The Hartcliffe raised activist cannot attract the usual stereotypes associated to the party
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Trinity Centre CEO on fighting for arts and grassroots culture in the time of Covid
Emma is at the forefront of the struggle to defend and champion the sector as a whole, and stick up for grassroots community culture.
Bristol History Podcast: The Pneumatic Institute in Hotwells
At the end of the eighteenth century, ‘pneumatic’ (gas) chemistry was at the forefront of scientific knowledge. In 1799 the remarkable physician Thomas Beddoes opened...
Listen: Bristol Unpacked, with Zakiya McKenzie on Black in the green movement and why people shouldn't be so polite
As a leader of Bristol’s Black and Green project, Zakiya is bringing a background in broadcasting and research to connect the inner city with the...
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with poet Lawrence Hoo, on decolonising education, and if he's now in the establishment
As part of the Cable's Black History Month coverage, Neil and Lawrence talk about the renaming of Colston Hall to Bristol Beacon, how education and the arts are key to building positive paths for young people and the role a poet plays in the political process of the city.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Extinction Rebellion activist Chloe Naldrett, on getting arrested and where next for XR
Chloe's recent arrest has helped put XR back in the headlines, but how can the movement sustain itself in rebellion against climate catastrophe?
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Paul Smith, the council's housing boss, and how a socialist can be ‘credible’ with developers
The famously humorous Hartcliffe local was a city councillor in the 1990s, and then getting re-elected in 2016, bringing professional experience to the role of...
Bristol History Podcast: Centuries of slavery and the city, and how enslaved people helped abolish the trade
Bristol's long involvement in trading enslaved human beings, and the overlooked history of how it was brought down.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Sam Williamson, head teacher on education in one of the UK's most deprived areas
Children's futures almost stolen, inequality made worse by algorithm and education in the time of COVID-19 in some of the UK's most deprived neighbourhoods.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Krazy, the local hip-hop heavyweight who punched a racist
As a white man he has been accused of cultural appropriation, despite growing up in the scene.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with David Goldblatt, on how sport can help save us from climate change
Local football clubs are gonna need gondolas to get supporters to flooded pitches and sports fans are untapped climate change champions, says the leading voice on sport and society.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Jimmy Galvin, the artist who hadn't read a book at 20
Growing up in poverty on north Bristol council estate Lawrence Weston, Jimmy didn’t read a book until he was 20. His life changed when his girlfriend took him to the Tate gallery in London.
Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Marti Burgess, the first Black Merchant Venturer
Marti is the first Black person to join the Merchant Venturers, the 500 year old club of slave trader Edward Colston.
Bristol History Podcast: The Bristol Bus Boycott
This week I met with Professor Madge Dresser to discuss the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963. The boycott against the Bristol Omnibus Company over its racist employment policy was the first black-led protest against racial discrimination in post-war Britain. We explored race relations in Bristol aroun...