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Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs brings you fascinating and challenging conversations from characters of all stripes on big topics facing the city and beyond. 
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Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs brings you fascinating and challenging conversations from characters of all stripes on big topics facing the city and beyond. 
Brought to you by the Bristol Cable, a new kind of newspaper for Bristol 100% community owned by 2,200 members. Join them for just £1 a month and own your media. 
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    Election Special Independent and Smaller Party Mayoral Candidates

    Election Special Independent and Smaller Party Mayoral Candidates

    A pub landlord, a socialist, a porn producer, an anti-lockdown advocate, and a tree lover: The five candidates from smaller parties or independents running for City Hall.
    Interviews with the smaller party or independent candidates in the running for Bristol mayor:
    Sean Donnelly, independent (01:53), Tom Baldwin, Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (20:50), John Langley (35:11), Robert Clarke, Reform UK (53:52) and Oska Shaw, independent (01:04:10)

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    Election Special with Labour Bristol Mayor candidate

    Election Special with Labour Bristol Mayor candidate

    Marvin Rees is standing for the third time as a candidate for Bristol mayor. Having lost in 2012, Rees came back to comfortably win in 2016. Now after 5 years in office, Rees has a record to promote and to defend, attracting a lot of support and criticism from diverse quarters. In this in-depth interview, Neil and Marvin get into the personal, political and policy of the current mayor.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Election Special with Lib Dem Bristol Mayor candidate

    Election Special with Lib Dem Bristol Mayor candidate

    Caroline Gooch is hoping for a dramatic improvement on the party's 2016 result of 8,000 votes to clinch the mayoralty, and then work to scrap it by referendum in three years. Neil and Caroline talk about her professional background in the pharmaceutical industry, being the only women in the running and what the Lib Dems are offering voters.
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    • 51 min
    Election Special with Green Bristol Mayor candidate

    Election Special with Green Bristol Mayor candidate

    The Greens are positioning themselves as the rightful heirs of Bristol’s green and progressive credentials. But having come fourth place in 2016, they have a hill to climb. Neil and Sandy chat about who will ‘get things done’ for the city and whether the Greens can cut through to the electorate.
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    • 49 min
    Election Special with Conservative Bristol Mayor candidate

    Election Special with Conservative Bristol Mayor candidate

    Its hard to say that the Conservatives have a strong electoral record in the city, but the businessman and former councillor Alastair Watson thinks he has a shot at unseating Marvin Rees on May 6th. Neil and Alastair chat about the recent protests and policing and what he say’s he’ll do as mayor.
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    • 49 min
    media, Meghan, racism and the Bristol History Commission facing up to the city’s past

    media, Meghan, racism and the Bristol History Commission facing up to the city’s past

    Dr Shawn Sobers has been one of the key people behind groundbreaking documentary and community media exploring race and community in Bristol for some time. Now an Associate Professor at UWE’s Film and Journalism Department, Shawn is also on Bristol’s History Commission. Set up by the mayor in the wake of the toppling of Colston, the commission has attracted some flack for its membership and seemingly opaque goings on. Neil and Shawn dig into the context around the Meghan and Oprah interview and how the commission is coming along.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Stewmcn ,

Great listen

I’m not from Bristol, not really bothered about Bristol but these are great podcasts and Neil does a great job with the guests they open up and he clearly knows his stuff and puts the effort into research. Would be great to hear him do some stuff outside Bristol aswell. Great Podcast

agent 27Z ,

Authentic

This is a great listen. Lots of interesting guests and big topics. In a year that saw the worlds media focus on Bristol over the toppling of the Colston statue, lots of local voices got drowned out amongst the noise. This podcast brings it back, and we hear some very real and raw perspectives from people who have grown up in the city, of all persuasions. Insightful, brave and funny in places. It’s seriously good.

Rose.87. ,

Real talk

Neil is brilliant at asking the questions we all are thinking and is not afraid of tackling subjects or speaking to guests some might find controversial. Bristol focused, yet the conversations are relevant to the whole country.

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