PODCASTS

Listen in... for all of these I am the producer, presenter and primary researcher.

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THE FINAL BIG MISS YOU PODCAST: VENDORS RETURN TO THE UK STREETS

2 July 2020

In this special final edition of The Big Miss You Podcast, we hear from lots of our vendors – from all over the country – about what they’ve missed whilst they’ve been unable to sell the magazine... and what they're looking forward to.

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THE BIG MISS YOU PODCAST: JIM AND SAMANTHA IN SALISBURY, WILTSHIRE

25 June 2020

We take a trip to the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury. Normally, that’s where you’d find Jim listening to violin music,  selling The Big Issue. Samantha looks forward to visiting him for a chat every time she’s in the town.

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THE BIG MISS YOU PODCAST: NICK AND SALLY IN TRURO, CORNWALL

18 June 2020

Animal-lover Nick normally sells The Big Issue in Truro, frequently accompanied by his dog Bryony. His regular customer Sally wanted to tell us how important Nick is to the community, and how kind he is.

THE BIG MISS YOU PODCAST: TWO JANES IN WIMBLEDON, LONDON

11 June 2020

For this edition, we're taking you to Wimbledon, in London. Local Big Issue seller Jane Burns is something of a local celebrity. She has a loyal group of regular customers, and has even appeared in The Times newspaper.

THE BIG MISS YOU PODCAST: COLIN, JANE AND VIC IN THE SEASIDE TOWN OF BROADSTAIRS

4 June 2020

This week we're taking a virtual trip to the seaside - to Broadstairs, on the Kent coast. Usually, you’d find Big Issue seller Colin there, offering a supportive ear and a cheerful smile to his fellow members of the community.

THE BIG MISS YOU PODCAST: KENNY AND MAE IN STOCKBRIDGE, EDINBURGH

28 May 2020

Our audio journey takes us to Stockbridge in Edinburgh this week. Local vendor Kenny has been selling the magazine there since last year. Kenny is much-loved by the tight-knit community in Stockbridge.

THE BIG MISS YOU PODCAST: SIMON, MARY AND ROBIN INCE IN FRIENDLY NORWICH

21 May 2020

For our main feature this week, we’re heading to Norwich where Simon sells The Big Issue outside Top Shop. A fixture of the city, known for his flamboyant jester’s hat, he often cheers up his customer, Mary, with his hearty laugh. 

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THE BIG ISSUE'S MANAGING EDITOR: VICKY CARROLL

19 May 2020

For the last podcast in this first series of Magazine Stories, we're joined by The Big Issue's Managing Editor, Vicky Carroll. We discuss what the magazine has done to keep going in these tough times, as well as taking a trip through her 30 years in journalism.

THE BIG MISS YOU PODCAST: RICHIE AND TOM, LINCOLN HIGH STREET

14 May 2020

The first episode of the The Big Miss You podcast takes you to Lincoln High Street, where vendor Richie can usually be found selling the magazine outside the Marks and Spencer.

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THE SKINNY'S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: ROSAMUND WEST

12 May 2020

Rosamund West has been the Editor of The Skinny for more than 10 years. She took over the magazine with a clear goal of establishing its reputation as a leading cultural voice in Scotland, and for the penultimate episode of this series of Magazine Stories she tells us how she went about doing that.

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PPA'S OUTGOING CHIEF EXECUTIVE: BARRY MCILHENEY

5 May 2020

For this edition of Magazine Stories, we were very lucky to get some time with PPA’s Chief Executive, Barry McIlheney, in the last week of his ten-year stint in that role. He explains how the PPA has been supporting the magazine industry over the last decade, and particularly in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

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THINK'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: JOHN INNES

28 April 2020

Currently the acclaimed Executive Director of Think, John Innes has been publishing magazines since primary school. His incredibly varied career runs the gamut from Sunday School publications to launching the controversial and risqué Bizarre magazine.

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HOLYROOD COMMUNICATIONS' MD: MANDY RHODES

21 April 2020

For this edition we’re very lucky to be joined by multiple award-winning Mandy Rhodes, the managing director of Holyrood Communications and the editor of its flagship title Holyrood magazine.

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DC THOMSON MEDIA'S HEAD OF PODCASTING: CHRIS PHIN

14 April 2020

Appropriately for our first podcast edition of Magazine Stories, we travelled to Dundee (before the lockdown) to speak to one of the leading figures driving publishers' pivot to audio.

 
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