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Incredible conversations with the Mancunians - born, bred and adopted - who put the heart into Modern Manchester.

We Built This City focuses on how these extraordinary Mancunians have built something that impacts lives and the purposeful relationships that have helped steer them, the values that have driven them to do it, and the legacies they plan to leave behind.

Celebrate human grit, determination, loyalty, and diversity across culture, arts, politics, sport, music and business.

Lisa Morton interviews Mancunian icons like Andy Burnham, John Thomson, Gary Neville, Sacha Lord, Stacey Copeland, Clint Boon, Sir Richard Leese, Diane Modahl MBE, Ged King, Chris Brindley MBE, Carl Austin-Behan OBE, Karina Jadhav, Joanne Roney OBE and Sir Howard Bernstein.

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Incredible conversations with the Mancunians - born, bred and adopted - who put the heart into Modern Manchester.

We Built This City focuses on how these extraordinary Mancunians have built something that impacts lives and the purposeful relationships that have helped steer them, the values that have driven them to do it, and the legacies they plan to leave behind.

Celebrate human grit, determination, loyalty, and diversity across culture, arts, politics, sport, music and business.

Lisa Morton interviews Mancunian icons like Andy Burnham, John Thomson, Gary Neville, Sacha Lord, Stacey Copeland, Clint Boon, Sir Richard Leese, Diane Modahl MBE, Ged King, Chris Brindley MBE, Carl Austin-Behan OBE, Karina Jadhav, Joanne Roney OBE and Sir Howard Bernstein.

    * Special Episode * Sir Richard Leese - The Leader Who Built This City

    * Special Episode * Sir Richard Leese - The Leader Who Built This City

    “Cities are about the people who live in them, not the things and the buildings.” On December 1st Manchester City Council leader, Sir Richard Leese, is stepping down after 25 years. Released on the day he and his colleagues will be gathering to celebrate an incredible tenure, this special episode of We Built This City is reflecting on his career. Lisa Morton shares highlights from their first conversation back in June and hears what Sir Richard is looking forward to as they catch up in the final days of his position.

    • 38 min
    Manc 58: Geraldine Ryan - The Lawyer Who Wears The Trousers

    Manc 58: Geraldine Ryan - The Lawyer Who Wears The Trousers

    “When given an opportunity, grab with both hands and take it “ Commercial Litigator Geraldine Ryan is a born and bred Greater Mancunian (despite her scouse twang!). Having spent her career working across the north west, she’s currently a partner at the International Law firm CMS in Manchester. Geraldine’s family values have served her well in her career. You’ll hear about those, as well as some of the life lessons that emerged from some of the biggest cases that she has acted on.

    • 49 min
    Manc 57: Stanley Chow - The Normal Bloke Who Draws Pictures

    Manc 57: Stanley Chow - The Normal Bloke Who Draws Pictures

    “The harder you work the luckier you get”. Stanley Chow is a world-renowned artist from Manchester whose artwork is now commonplace with Mancunians after drawing countless icons from the city. From Liam Gallagher to Emmeline Pankhurst, you’ll see Stan’s distinctive drawings scattered around the walls of so many buildings, bars and restaurants in the city.

    • 41 min
    Manc 56: Danny Donachie - The Manc Who Was Nearly A Monk

    Manc 56: Danny Donachie - The Manc Who Was Nearly A Monk

    “Everything you need, you have.” How well do the worlds of football and yoga mix? Everton’s Head of Medicine and Transformational Coach, Danny Donachie, has been blending the two throughout his career at the club. He offers a “safe space to open up” in the midst of what could be thought of as a macho environment

    • 56 min
    Manc 55: Andy Burnham - King Of The North

    Manc 55: Andy Burnham - King Of The North

    “I look over my shoulder and feel the support” It’s a year since Greater Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham, responded so passionately to the Government’s lack of financial support, as the city region was placed under Tier 3 restrictions

    • 37 min
    Manc 54: Rowetta - The Voice With No Filter

    Manc 54: Rowetta - The Voice With No Filter

    “I’m just very, very raw, real and true, but sometimes a little bit too dark and a little bit too naughty for people. And I think that is a Mancunian thing.” Happy Mondays singer Rowetta Satchell, needs little introduction. Her voice is the synonymous sound of Manchester from the late 80’s right through to today.

    • 55 min

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