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A celebration in podcast form of Reading in Berkshire. From independent businesses to the people that make the town tick, and just how long we've spent sat at the Castle Hill traffic lights. A podcast from Get Reading.

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

A celebration in podcast form of Reading in Berkshire. From independent businesses to the people that make the town tick, and just how long we've spent sat at the Castle Hill traffic lights. A podcast from Get Reading.

    The other Tilehurst water tower, Berk & Bite plus 'that' Jackson's Corner video

    The other Tilehurst water tower, Berk & Bite plus 'that' Jackson's Corner video

    Episode 114 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including how you could buy the other Tilehurst water tower, a Metal Gear Solid arm for an old friend of the show and a look at 'that' Jackson's Corner video - which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7kfy2ywrjs

    As well as all that we've new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat to new Berkshire food blogger Laura Finney of Berk & Bite. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:

    Look inside converted Victorian water tower on Rightmove for £1.25m with incredible views of Reading
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/gallery/look-inside-converted-victorian-water-19259870

    Wadworth has sold off two of its Berkshire pubs
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/wadworth-sold-two-berkshire-pubs-19275925

    Reading man born without hand gets real-life Metal Gear Solid 'bionic' arm
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/metal-gear-solid-bionic-arm-19260841

    • 58 min
    The pub with the pool, Apex fallout and the social constable

    The pub with the pool, Apex fallout and the social constable

    Episode 113 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including speed restrictions in Redlands, award winning fish 'n' chips and the future of the Jolly Anglers swimming pool.

    As well as all that we've new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat to Thames Valley Police Special Sergeant Emem Adegbola. Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:

    Future of a swimming pool built in Reading pub garden during lockdown is decided
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/future-swimming-pool-built-inside-19255794

    7 ways speeding drivers will be stopped in Reading
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-speeding-drivers-redlands-20mph-19249761

    Fish and chip shops in Reading named among best in UK in Good Food Awards 2021
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/fish-chip-shops-reading-named-19235947

    • 50 min
    Bonus: The full Emem Adegbola interview

    Bonus: The full Emem Adegbola interview

    The full interview with Special Sergeant Emem Adegbola on the Real Reading Podcast. You can find Emem on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TVP8339

    • 26 min
    Why Apex Plaza is pink, thundering tankers and the new indie corner

    Why Apex Plaza is pink, thundering tankers and the new indie corner

    Episode 112 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including why tankers are thundering through Caversham and the volunteers looking to cook 250 meals a day for the needy.

    As well as all that we've a new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat to Anne-Marie Beatty at the Grumpy Goat about the big move to Smelly Alley. Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:

    Why Thames Water tankers have been rumbling through Caversham
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/thames-water-tankers-been-rumbling-19208005

    What time does lockdown start and what are the rules?
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/what-time-lockdown-start-what-19211402

    Meet the charity that wants to cook 250 meals per day for the needy in Reading and beyond
    https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/meet-charity-wants-cook-250-19199483

    • 53 min
    Smelly Alley's potential, the mediocre Meadway and the shops you'd love to see again

    Smelly Alley's potential, the mediocre Meadway and the shops you'd love to see again

    Episode 111 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Paul Mann discuss the week's headlines including a new smell for Smelly Alley, the locations in dire need of improvement and which shops the team would love to see back. Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    • 54 min
    World Mental Health Day, Saxon Warlords and Rach in the hotseat

    World Mental Health Day, Saxon Warlords and Rach in the hotseat

    Episode 110 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Paul Mann discuss the week's headlines including the Anglo-Saxon grave discovered by metal detecrorists and a chat with James Carter about World Mental Health Day. Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

    Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

mark c 1979 ,

Real Reading Podcast

Great informative Reading podcast on local news and events with interviews featuring local businesses and charities.

Matweat ,

Interesting to hear what is happening in Reading

Could be better to have a few short episodes instead of hour long ones

Qgdhfbirhenwlchgms ,

A great podcast for Reading residents

I've lived in Reading for nearly 25 years and this podcast is a great way to find out about local people, events and news. I've listened to every episode while driving around Reading or at work and the team are getting slicker week by week; although I quite enjoy the meandering conversations when they occasionally go off script (fly-tipping discussion anyone).
I'm building up a list of eating places I need to go to having heard about them on this podcast. I am looking forward to the re-opening of Reading Abbey. I even like the council activity updates - which let's face it would be dull if you read them on the web.
Overall a great source of information about Reading and an improving level of production value.

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