24 episodes

Whether you’re a proper scouser or just a day tripper, listen in to hear the city’s stories. From the under-the-radar to the iconic, we cover the people, places and moments that make Liverpool such a wondrous place.

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    • Society & Culture

Whether you’re a proper scouser or just a day tripper, listen in to hear the city’s stories. From the under-the-radar to the iconic, we cover the people, places and moments that make Liverpool such a wondrous place.

    Ron's Place: an extraordinary world in an ordinary home

    Ron's Place: an extraordinary world in an ordinary home

    How, and why did Birkenhead-native Ron Gittins turn his home into a living work of art.We talk to TV director Martin Wallace, about the story behind (and ahead of) Ron's Place.

    • 29 min
    Bombed out Church: from ruin to renaissance

    Bombed out Church: from ruin to renaissance

    How a group of punk rockers saved St Luke's church.
    We talk to musician and artist, Ambrose Reynolds, about his years as caretaker and Creative Director, of this beloved Liverpool landmark.

    • 30 min
    GIRLFANS: Knowledge, passion and fashion

    GIRLFANS: Knowledge, passion and fashion

    Jock Stein once said "Football without fans is nothing". And whilst that may be true, representation amongst supporters has historically been overwhelmingly male. In recent years however, football has changed and we are now seeing more women championing the beautiful game, both on the pitch and in the terraces.
    To discuss these developments we welcome the founder of photo-zine GIRLFANS Jacqui McAssey, and the Chair of LFC Women's Supporter's Club, Jay Goodall.

    • 33 min
    Eric's: here for a good time, not a long time

    Eric's: here for a good time, not a long time

    In four short years, the Eric's club in Liverpool became legendary for its international roster, raucous punk antics and youth centric outlook.
    Eric's was an impromptu 'school of music' and key to the rise of famous Liverpool bands and figures of the late 70s and early 80s; from Echo & the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, to Pete Burns, Pete Wylie and many more.
    In this episode, co-owner Ken Testi, shares his story of how the club came to be a seedbed of fresh talent in the city, as well as host to some of the greatest acts of all time, from the Sex Pistols to the Ramones.

    • 28 min
    S3: Episode 6 - Liverpool on Film

    S3: Episode 6 - Liverpool on Film

    From Jodie Comer to Jimmy McGovern, the stars of film and TV are making Liverpool proud, continuing its remarkable history of screen writing and onscreen talent. But what is the state of the Scouse film scene today and what does the future look like?

    • 21 min
    S3: Episode 5 - Should we go to Space?

    S3: Episode 5 - Should we go to Space?

    In the past decade advancements in technology have enabled us to discover more about the universe we inhabit, but should we be delving deeper into the unknown expanses of space when our own planet has issues of its own? Dr. Jackie Bell tells us how important space exploration is for the generations that follow and how it can help us understand and even solve Earth’s Problems. Then our very own Patrick Kiernan from the Planetarium at World Museum tells us how important it is to understand the darkest depths of space so we can protect our earth from meteorites headed to eath.

    • 29 min

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