19 episodes

The Baltic Triangle Podcast brings you local business news from real people in the Liverpool City Region.

What is the Baltic Triangle?

Imagine an area where musicians rub shoulders with photographers, artists, fashion designers, digital agencies, architects, film-makers, young entrepreneurs, recording studios and there’s a bunch of drinking holes and eateries, nightlife venues, internationally acclaimed arts festivals and galleries to drop-by on. That’s us… Quietly, under the radar, just getting on with our stuff.

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The Baltic Triangle Podcast brings you local business news from real people in the Liverpool City Region.

What is the Baltic Triangle?

Imagine an area where musicians rub shoulders with photographers, artists, fashion designers, digital agencies, architects, film-makers, young entrepreneurs, recording studios and there’s a bunch of drinking holes and eateries, nightlife venues, internationally acclaimed arts festivals and galleries to drop-by on. That’s us… Quietly, under the radar, just getting on with our stuff.

    Episode 19 - Dr Edward Lynch Talks about the first few weeks on the COVID ward and Mental Health.

    Episode 19 - Dr Edward Lynch Talks about the first few weeks on the COVID ward and Mental Health.

    In this episode, our  Baltic Triangle hosts speak to Dr Edward Lych who has recently qualified to become a junior doctor at Whiston Hospital. Dr Lynch gives us his first-hand account of what it was like to be on the front line when the COVID outbreak first happened.
    Having become viral on Linkedin for his informative vlogs in the first week of the crisis, we hear about the hospital’s reaction to the outbreak and the fight for better PPE to protect the staff.

    There’s also some great insight into Dr Ed’s new venture, LYFE.

    LYFE is a leading social enterprise for all things in the world of wellbeing and lifestyle medicine, making verified information accessible to all. The idea comes from a multitude of life experiences that included a friends suicide and Dr Lynch wanted to ensure that there was information for mental health that separates its-self from the pretenders.

    The founders of the app wanted to provide users with medically backed information and activities in an online-sector that seems to be unregulated.

    • 39 min
    Episode 18: Simon O'Brien on Active Travel In the Liverpool City Region.

    Episode 18: Simon O'Brien on Active Travel In the Liverpool City Region.

    The tv presenter, actor and environmentalist believe there's no reason why the city can't become a world leader in traffic management. Liverpool city council is to set up a £4m fund to pay for a 65-mile network of lanes creating seven new pop-up cycling routes around the city.

    Simon's been speaking to the Baltic Triangle podcast team of Mick Ord and Mark Reason about his vision for the future as the city tries to emerge from lockdown and revive the economy."

    • 43 min
    Episode 17 - Liverpool Mayor, Joe Anderson Discusses Liverpool's pandemic recovery

    Episode 17 - Liverpool Mayor, Joe Anderson Discusses Liverpool's pandemic recovery

    Liverpool's mayor provides insight into how the city council has been working on supporting businesses with grants and advice.
    Joe Anderson also discusses the future of the Littlewoods building and Ten Streets and also how the digital, creative and hospitality sectors will be at the forefront of Liverpool's economic recovery.

    Our hosts, Mick and Mark ask Joe about the shortfall in funds from the central government and how they hope to lobby and put pressure on the Government to fulfil their promises. Read more on the Baltic Triangle Podcast Website.

    • 34 min
    Episode 16 - How will businesses in LCR cope through the COVID19 Pandemic With Professor Michael Parkinson

    Episode 16 - How will businesses in LCR cope through the COVID19 Pandemic With Professor Michael Parkinson

    Our special guest on the Baltic Triangle podcast #16 is a Baltic Podcast Regular Professor Michael Parkinson from the University of Liverpool. Micheal is one of the country's leading experts in urban regeneration and in particular the Merseyside economy.

    We first interviewed Michael last June upon the release of his book, Liverpool - Beyond the  Brink, where he analysed the triumphs and challenges of the local economy - now, of course, made considerably more acute following the coronavirus crisis.

    There is probably no academic more knowledgeable about the Merseyside business environment  and so we felt it is important to get his view on where he thinks the local economy might be headed in these troubling times.....and while many of his comments do not paint a rose-tinted picture by any means, he believes there IS light at the end of a long, dark tunnel....as he told Mick Ord and Mark Reeson."

    • 39 min
    Episode 15 - Inside Connections & Liverpool Biennial

    Episode 15 - Inside Connections & Liverpool Biennial

    In episode 15 of the Baltic Triangle podcast, our presenters Mick and Mark meet the ex-career criminal from Liverpool who's turned his life around and is now helping to rehabilitate prisoners back into society by finding them worthwhile jobs ….and we hear from the woman behind this year's planned Liverpool Biennial which kicks off in July bringing an explosion of art onto our streets and buildings.

    • 45 min
    Episode 14. What it takes to run an independent publication

    Episode 14. What it takes to run an independent publication

    We hear so much about the decline of newspapers that it comes as something of a surprise to hear about a local paper that has just INCREASED its circulation by more than 300%.

    But that's the case with The Scotty Press which is published on our doorstep...and in this month's Baltic Triangle podcast we hear from the Editor about the past, present and future of Britain's oldest community newspaper.

    And we visit the head of an amazing organisation that does fantastic work to combat loneliness and isolation in our rapidly changing city."

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

davidothomas ,

Great local podcast

There’s some really interest stuff here, and well put together too. I really enjoyed the interview Mick Ord did with the ex-criminal now helping offenders find their feet. Fascinating insight into what it’s like to come out of prison and try to get your life back on track.

ellispalmer94 ,

A really great listen from the Liverpool City Region

A really interesting listen! Great to hear from the big thinkers in the Liverpool City Region about their plans for the LCR!

Damo Griff ,

Brilliant informative Podcast!!

Great little Liverpool podcast discussing real world issues and helping the creative industry to stay connected. Give it a listen. I would highly recommend the recent episode on coping during COVID19

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