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Alone Together has been with you since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Amongst all the fear, doom and gloom that has surrounded Covid-19, we’ve been here to bring you the positive stories of our local heroes doing their bit to help keep our communities going.

We have also brought you fact-filled interviews with experts offering tips, advice and answers to your FAQs about the pandemic.

The podcast continues to follow the coronavirus story closely, as we learn to adapt to a ‘new normal’ in life after lockdown.

Join Matt, Morven, and Dan as they speak to inspirational and educational figures across the UK, finding the positive, community stories coming out of a dark time.

Stay safe, stay positive, stay informed and stay tuned to the Alone Together podcast.

Alone Together is a Laudable production from the newsrooms of Birmingham Live, the Edinburgh Evening News, and the Manchester Evening News. It is presented and produced by Morven McIntyre, Dan McLaughlin, and Matt Millard, and it is edited by Matt Millard.

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Alone Together has been with you since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Amongst all the fear, doom and gloom that has surrounded Covid-19, we’ve been here to bring you the positive stories of our local heroes doing their bit to help keep our communities going.

We have also brought you fact-filled interviews with experts offering tips, advice and answers to your FAQs about the pandemic.

The podcast continues to follow the coronavirus story closely, as we learn to adapt to a ‘new normal’ in life after lockdown.

Join Matt, Morven, and Dan as they speak to inspirational and educational figures across the UK, finding the positive, community stories coming out of a dark time.

Stay safe, stay positive, stay informed and stay tuned to the Alone Together podcast.

Alone Together is a Laudable production from the newsrooms of Birmingham Live, the Edinburgh Evening News, and the Manchester Evening News. It is presented and produced by Morven McIntyre, Dan McLaughlin, and Matt Millard, and it is edited by Matt Millard.

    Local Heroes Special

    Local Heroes Special

    In this special episode of the Alone Together podcast, we will be celebrating the amazing work done by local heroes in their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Matt Millard speaks to the Clifton Cake Fairy, an anonymous local hero, who has been secretly delivering cakes to the front doors of those nominated by family, friends and colleagues for their good deeds.

    And while it may have been a lonely time for many, in particular those in care homes, Sheila Callaghan has been raising their spirits with performances of wartime songs at their windows. She tells Dan McLaughlin about her singing and fundraising.

    Morven McIntyre also speaks to Ruairiadh Thompson from The Big Juicy Appreciation Society, a Facebook group usually dedicated to Tennents beer, who has launched a Christmas charity appeal, delivering food parcels to children.

    Alone Together - A Coronavirus Podcast is a Laudable production from the newsrooms of Birmingham Live, the Edinburgh Evening News, and the Manchester Evening News.

    It is presented by Morven McIntyre, Dan McLaughlin, and Matt Millard. And it is also edited by Matt Millard.

    • 47 min
    Alone Together - Best Bits

    Alone Together - Best Bits

    The Alone Together podcast has been with you since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. Amongst all the fear, doom and gloom that has surrounded Covid-19, we’ve been here to bring you the positive stories of our local heroes, as well as sharing fact-filled interviews with experts offering tips, advice and answers to your FAQs about the pandemic.

    Hosts Matt Millard, Dan McLaughlin and Morven McIntyre look back over the past two series of Alone Together and share their favourite moments.

    Alone Together is a Laudable production from the newsrooms of Birmingham Live, the Edinburgh Evening News, and the Manchester Evening News.

    Written and hosted by Matt Millard, Dan McLaughlin and Morven McIntyre.
    Produced and edited by Matt Millard.

    • 50 min
    The return of universities

    The return of universities

    On this episode we take a look at the return to universities for students. What are their concerns about the new academic year? What will lectures look like under social distancing? And what do they feel needs to be done to support them?

    Matt Millard speaks with Joshua Williams, a postgraduate student at the University of Birmingham and ex-president of the students union, to get a deeper perspective on the challenges that students are facing.

    Dan McLaughlin speaks with Dr Carole O’Reilly, senior lecturer in media and cultural studies at the University of Salford, who has embraced the change and wants to avoid - in her words - ‘death by PowerPoint’.

    Dan and Matt also celebrate Journalism Matters Week, an annual campaign that highlights the important role that journalism plays in our society, as they discuss their favourite journalism moments of 2020 so far.

    Alone Together is a Laudable production from the newsrooms of Birmingham Live, the Edinburgh Evening News, and the Manchester Evening News.

    Written and hosted by Matt Millard, Dan McLaughlin and Morven McIntyre.
    Produced and edited by Matt Millard.

    This October, to mark Black History Month, Laudable has launched a new short-form audio series, Black Lives: Past, Present, and Future. To find out more about the project and how you can get involved, head to laudable.substack.com

    • 43 min
    2020: The year of the 'staycation'

    2020: The year of the 'staycation'

    In this episode Matt and Morven discuss all things holidays, as many countries close their borders in an attempt to stop the global spread of Coronavirus, and we continue to be advised to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary, it seems 2020 has become the year of the staycation.

    Morven McIntyre speaks with Senior Tourist Insights Manager for Visit Scotland, Chris Greenwood, to find out our current holiday trends, what the pandemic has meant for the UK tourist trade and where he predicts the future of the tourism industry heading.

    And in our local heroes segment, Dan McLaughlin chats with Harry Taylor, who tells us about how he balanced working night shifts at the Guardian with doing voluntary shifts at the Royal Free Hospital in North West London.

    Alone Together is a Laudable production, written and produced by Matt Millard, Morven McIntrye and Dan McLaughlin, and is edited by Matt Millard.

    • 38 min
    Are our drinking habits getting out of hand?

    Are our drinking habits getting out of hand?

    The lockdown has seen the UK population's drinking levels soar.

    This episode tackles the subject of our relationship with alcohol and how this has changed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Dan McLaughlin speaks to DrinkAware’s Jennifer Walters about the increase in 'high-risk' drinkers, offering tips and support for those who are struggling with alcohol.

    Matt Millard speaks to former journalist and business owner Richard Beech about his turbulent relationship with alcohol, which led him to go sober from January.

    Richard discusses the ill informed stereotypes of alcoholics, and offers advice to recondition your mind against drinking.

    If you or anyone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction contact DrinkAware’s helpline at 0300 123 1110 or use the online chat service.

    Alone Together is a Laudable production from the newsrooms of the Manchester Evening News, the Edinburgh Evening News, and Birmingham Live. It is presented by Morven McIntyre, Matt Millard and Dan McLaughlin, and it is produced and edited by Matt Millard.

    • 42 min
    Active travel and sustainability

    Active travel and sustainability

    In this episode we explore the ways we have had to adapt to coronavirus in order to stay safe, and if these changes have helped or hindered our progress to live more sustainably.

    Are we still on track in the UK for a carbon neutral future? Join us, as we speak to the experts to find out just that!

    Morven McIntyre speaks to Beth Gardiner, an environmental journalist and author of bestselling book ‘Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a Cleaner Future’, about the lessons that can be learned from the Covid-19 outbreak, to ensure we don’t take a backwards step when it comes to carbon emissions and sustainable living.

    And Matt Millard speaks with transport expert Tom Millard, a senior consultant and lead for Economics at PJA - an integrated transport, engineering and placemaking consultancy based in Birmingham. Tom explains how the pandemic has impacted travel demand, what the risks are if we all jump into our cars to avoid public transport and what positive things are now being done to help try and reduce the environmental impact of our new, more socially distanced journeys.

    Alone Together is a Laudable production from the newsrooms of the Manchester Evening News, the Edinburgh Evening News, and Birmingham Live. It is presented by Morven McIntyre, Matt Millard and Dan McLaughlin, and it is produced and edited by Matt Millard.

    • 42 min

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