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A podcast covering the city centre of Manchester and Salford. Dealing with the serious and the less serious stuff that's happening.

A podcast covering the city centre of Manchester and Salford. Dealing with the serious and the less serious stuff that's happening.
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A podcast covering the city centre of Manchester and Salford. Dealing with the serious and the less serious stuff that's happening.




My Favourite Object 01

In the first of a series of brief interviews, Nick Merriman tells us about his favourite object in Manchester Museum and why it matters. With digressions into taxidermy and the role of toilet capacity in visitor numbers.

Duration: 00:11:27

Episode 23--City Of Trees

Talking to Jess Thompson of the City of Trees project about plans to plant a tree for every individual in the city, what trees do for us and what you can do to help.

Duration: 00:31:53

Episode 22--LGBT Foundation

In the first of a two-parter, talking to Paul Martin, founder of the LGBT Foundation, about it history, its current work and its plans for the future. Featuring some side-visits into the history of the Village which we'll explore further in part two.

Duration: 00:41:54

Episode 21---Beer

Talking to Jonathan Heyes of Common, Port Street Been and IndyManBeerCon and Marko Husak of Bundobust about the craft beer explosion, building an empire and whether a £5 pint is ever justified.

Duration: 00:43:39

Episode 20--Northern Quarter History

Talking to Hayley Flynn, tour guide and owner of the Skyliner blog about the history of the Northern Quarter, the art of selling monkeys, the importance of street art, how to make a place distinctive and what's coming next.

Duration: 00:38:23

Episode 19 - Jonathan Schofield

Chatting to Jonathan Schofield of Manchester Confidential about his recent article on how the city centre needs to improve. Arguing about litter, wayfinding and historical awareness. And agreeing vociferously about the need for human helpers.

Duration: 00:36:03

Episode 18 -- Spice

Talking to Oliver Sutcliffe and Rob Ralphs from Manchester Met University about Spice---what is it, where does it come from, why has the problem become so prevalent, and what's coming next.

Duration: 00:37:06

Episode 17 -- Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

Talking to Sally MacDonald, Director of the museum, about its history, what it collects, how to appeal to families, the corporate event market and running a museum in the 21st Century.

Duration: 00:32:47

Episode 16 -- Street Support

Second in our new series on rough sleeping, we talk to Viv Slack of Street Support about the genesis of the app, how it's evolved and continues to grow and how tech can help solve social problems.

Duration: 00:35:09

Episode 15-- Rough Sleeping 2

In our second look at rough sleeping, we talk to Ivan Lewis MP and Cllr Beth Knowles, the leads on Mayor Andy Burnham's homelessness team about how the situation is changing, whether it's getting worse, and what the Mayor can do about it.

Duration: 00:35:29

Episode 14---Michael Taylor

We interview Michael Taylor, External Affairs Advisor at Manchester Met university about how the University is changing, the future for Oxford Road and his 'other' life as blogger MarpleLeaf.

Duration: 00:36:35

Episode 13--Mary-Ellen McTeague

We interview chef Mary-Ellen McTeague about the Manchester Art Gallery cafe, the change from fine dining, why kids can pay what their parents want, and what the future holds.

Duration: 00:35:46

Episode 12--Manchester Museum

Nick Merriman, DIrector of the Manchester Museum, talks about its history, the importance of University museums, what the next developments are, the role of museums in society, and lots more.

Duration: 00:42:33

Episode 11--Salford City Mayor

Episode 11--Salford City Mayor. Paul Dennett has been City Mayor of Salford for just over a year. Here he talks about what he does, the inspiration he finds in the people of Salford, his role in Andy Burnham's cabinet, the issue of homelessness and the need for developers and companies investing in the city to give back.

Duration: 00:47:32

Episode 10--Barney Ibbotson and Stan Chow

Episode 10--Barney Ibbotson and Stan Chow. Barney and Stan met in school, and have pursued parallel paths since then as illustrators and designers. They talk about being creative entrepeneurs, not being paid, negotiating fees, what the scene is like in Manchester, and the frustrations and pleasures of their careers.

Duration: 00:31:24

Episode 09---City Centre Retail

Talking to Paul Hales of Costa and Lisa Kay of Kiehls, alongside Phil Schulze of the Manchester Business Improvement District about retail in Manchester city centre--what's new, how to get good staff, how to keep your brand fresh, and what happens when there's a Costa on every corner.

Duration: 00:38:02

Episode 08--St Ann's

We talk to Roger Ward of Mr Tom's Chophouse and Revd Nigel Ashworth of St Ann's Church about the history of St Ann's Manchester. Church and pub, the development of the city, the first oil boom and the importance of memorials...

Duration: 00:39:44

Episode 07---Lou Cordwell

We talk to Lou Cordwell, founder and MD of MagneticNorth, one of the country’s leading digital agencies, about starting the company, navigating the dotcom crash, the Manchester digital scene and how her management style has changed over the years. Also, lots of tips about being an entrepreneur.

Duration: 00:34:20

Episode 06--Mayfield

Mayfield is one of the biggest development sites in the city centre. We talk to Guy Illingworth, Operations Director of developer U+I about the history of the site and how they’re approaching the next ten years of work. It also features thoughts on public consultation, the importance of greenery and lots of plugs for the Star and Garter pub. More info about Mayfield at or on twitter @mayfieldMCR

Duration: 00:31:43

Episode 05--King Street

King Street remains Manchester's premier shopping destination. In this episode, we chat to Manchester historian and tour guide Jonathan Schofield about the history of the street, its ups and downs and how it might develop in the future.

Duration: 00:32:54

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