32 episodes

Exploring 'the new normal' and how Covid-19 is changing the world around us. Hosted by Adam Clarkson.

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    • 4.3 • 13 Ratings

Exploring 'the new normal' and how Covid-19 is changing the world around us. Hosted by Adam Clarkson.

    S2 E2: Living in poverty

    S2 E2: Living in poverty

    Families and community groups react to the free school meals vote and talk about putting food on the table during difficult times.

    • 17 min
    S2 E1: Sleeping rough

    S2 E1: Sleeping rough

    Rough sleepers in Middlesbrough talk to Adam Clarkson about their lives during the pandemic. For some, coronavirus is the least of their worries.

    • 19 min
    EP10: Mental health pandemic

    EP10: Mental health pandemic

    Mental health charities have seen an increase in people needing support. People around England send voice notes with their stories.

    There's a link to help and information on www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    Hosted and produced by Adam Clarkson, BBC Radio Tees.

    • 30 min
    EP09: The new restrictions

    EP09: The new restrictions

    People from around the country send voice notes to share their reactions to the new coronavirus measures announced by the PM.

    • 13 min
    EP08: Could a seaside town survive another lockdown?

    EP08: Could a seaside town survive another lockdown?

    As coronavirus infection rates continue to rise, Adam visits Whitby, North Yorkshire, to ask if local businesses could survive if tourism is stopped due to tighter restrictions.

    • 17 min
    EP07: Sex work in lockdown

    EP07: Sex work in lockdown

    Meet the women who sell nudes online as Adam and Jess explore how the coronavirus pandemic has affected online sex work.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Ben LG 95 ,

Great perspective and a breath of fresh air

Really enjoying this podcast it offers a great variety of content with people from all different backgrounds.

Makes you realise that were all in a similar position and how we all can come through the other side even stronger.

Keep em coming

Siddy_cent ,

An honest and heartwarming guide to navigate life in lockdown Britain.

The virus-driven shut down of the country and the need for self-isolation have made daily life an obstacle course for which we’ve had no training!! To this end, Adam and Jess have a very personal and candid chat on how they’ve been coping with everyday lockdown challenges like a stressful, socially distanced food shop, striking a work-life balance whilst working from home and how lockdown is not a productivity contest! This makes the podcasts a cathartic listen especially because of how they also manage to sprinkle in a in a healthy dose of humour and life hacks. Moments where Jess and Adam often say out loud what we’ve all being silently thinking are hilarious as are pupdates about their pet dogs. They deffo add a certain je ne sais quoi to the podcast through their personalities so can’t recommend enough!

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