The So SO Show

The So SO Show

The Podcast for Southampton by Simon Clarke and Zoe Hanson

All Episodes

Welcome to The So SO Show with Visit Southampton - make it a Christmas to remember in Southampton. It’s a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke This week we discover a new place for cocktail lovers and something fun in the fresh air for families to do. Plus we’re top of the table for potholes and what to with the St Mary’s gas works. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Dec 2

23 min 58 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show with Visit Southampton - make it a Christmas to remember in Southampton. It’s a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke This week find out how you can level up your Christmas craft skills and where to go to get Christmas party ready. Plus free chocolate and the PM visits Peppa Pig World. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Nov 25

34 min 18 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show with Visit Southampton - make it a Christmas to remember in Southampton. It’s a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke If you went clubbing in Southampton at the start of the decade there’s an event coming soon you’ll want to be at and we meet the man behind a new stage adaptation of an inspirational new book which had its world premiere in the city. Plus we congratulate an award winning local venue, Simon is suffering from the early onset of “Christmas dread” and Zoe won a prize. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Nov 18

22 min 2 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show with Visit Southampton - light up your social life! It’s a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke This week we talk Southampton City Of Culture bid with Satvir Kaur and discover a local organic, vegan friendly skincare range which is getting international attention. Plus Southampton gets festive and we get excited about a new play making its world premiere in the city. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Nov 11

36 min 17 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show with Visit Southampton - light up your social life! It’s a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. There’s a bit of a difference this week and a guest co-host! We speak to the Southampton community that are all about sharing and meet one of the City’s most colourful characters! Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Nov 4

27 min 13 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show with Visit Southampton - light up your social life! It’s a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we discover there is so much more to Metricks than just coffee and why Southampton needs a BID. Plus lots of Halloween chat and we have an eye on bonfire night with our what’s ons. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Oct 28

26 min 13 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show with Visit Southampton - light up your social life! It’s a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke This week it’s a West Quay special. You can find out what’s new and discover some fun things to do.  Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Oct 21

37 min 13 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show with Visit Southampton - light up your social life! It’s a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke This week we explore a new way of working nd get ready for Halloween at Sunnyfields Farm. Plus Southampton makes the next stage of City Of Culture for 2025 and we celebrate the retirement of a local legend. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Oct 14

23 min 58 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show with Visit Southampton - light up your social life! It’s a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke An international phenomenon comes to the city, musical Pandas at the MAST Theatre and Zoe falls for the oldest trick in the book Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed please click subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Oct 7

30 min 35 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly look at life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we tell you about a city event which could help take your new idea to the next level and Craig Revel Horwood shares his love of Panto. Plus nobody has any fuel, good news for film fans and there are birthdays galore! Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Sep 30

34 min 23 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly look at life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week you can find out more about this weekends reclaim factory and chocolate lovers can enjoy a new place to buy it in West Quay. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Sep 23

24 min 49 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly look at life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we have a conversation about mens health which could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Plus Zoe champions a 2 local businesses who've joined forces to offer their services to customers simultaneously.  Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Sep 16

25 min 39 sec

The So SO Show is Southamptons podcast looking at life, news and events in the city.  After bursting with pride at everyone running in the city last weekend, this week we meet a man who has just completed 100 marathons. And if you like spicy food there's a competition coming up which you might fancy. Thanks for listening and please tell a friend! Zoe & Simon xx

Sep 9

25 min 31 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly dose of news and life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we uncover a family day out where you can stay all day and look ahead to a weekend of sporting action in the city. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Sep 2

26 min 7 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly dose of news and life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we discover the new arts space in Southampton where they’re making shows which will put the city on the map. Plus happy Birthday Peppa Pig World, nicknames for strangers we see every day and we’ve got the largest one in the country and it’s 24 hours… but what is it? Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Aug 19

26 min

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly dose of news and life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we celebrate Southampton Pride and find out more about it’s history locally and there’s a big name speaker coming to this years Hampshire Business Show. Plus random conversations with traffic wardens, a pet sitting mishap and Zoe has a local day out her daughter said was “like Disneyland Paris”. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Aug 12

28 min 32 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly dose of news and life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we meet the brains (and tastebuds) behind Southampton Eats, and Zoe invents a new fun game for the whole family. Plus we’ve got lots of ideas on things to do, places to go and a loooong list of places where the kids can eat free this summer. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Zoe and Simon xx

Aug 5

27 min 43 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly dose of news and life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we catch up with star of stage and screen Darren Day and find out how women’s international football is coming to Southampton. And it turns out no every Southampton parent has been following the rules of self isolation with their kids. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Also find us on Facebook for a HUGE list of things you can do during the summer holidays to keep the kids busy Zoe and Simon xx

Jul 29

33 min 28 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly dose of news and life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week - we talk about cyclings rising popularity and clubs are open again. Plus top tips on how to deal with the heat and Zoe makes a big announcement. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends. Also find us on Facebook for a HUGE list of things you can do during the summer holidays to keep the kids busy Zoe and Simon xx

Jul 22

28 min 7 sec

Welcome to The So SO Show! It’s a weekly dose of news and life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. Would you like to win £25,000? We’ll tell you how you can whilst supporting local good causes and you can hear how Zoe got on during Southampton Sailing Week. Plus we talk about things to do for the summer holidays Zoe’s daughter takes matters into her own hands with mummy’s diet! Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Jul 15

24 min 46 sec

The So SO Show is a weekly look at life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we tell you what to expect when the Mayflower Theatre re-opens fully and catch up with Southampton Councils new leader. Plus a new bar with a difference in Oxford Street, Simon's mixed loyalties in the football and Zoe needs advice on what to wear to go sailing. Thanks for listening and keep us posted with anything happening in your part of the city. if you enjoy our chat please subscribe and don't forget to tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Jul 8

28 min 36 sec

The So SO Show is a weekly look at life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we visit a local golf centre keen to break down the barriers and make the sport more inclusive. You can hear how we got on when they let us loose on the driving range. Plus Southampton celebrates the Euro 2020 win over Germany, how getting the kids ready to go back to school just got easier and do you do this when you hear a rumble of thunder?! Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Jul 1

28 min 23 sec

It’s all about Southampton! The So SO Show is a weekly look at life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. As we edge closer to restrictions lifting its the perfect time to think about a new look or make-over and we’ll tell you where to find one. And find out where to go in Southampton to feel like an England football star. We get excited for Let’s Rock on the Common, Wimbledon and Love Island. Plus Zoe has a top tip fo smuggling drink into events and Simon had a rather unusual request for fathers day from his kids. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Jun 24

29 min 19 sec

The So SO Show is a weekly look at life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. It’s wellbeing week and we’re talking about THE ONE! Plus Hampshire Cricket is on a mission to become more accessible, Zoe goes on a scooter training course and gets excited about Oxford Street. And whatever happened to Dolly Part’em? Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Jun 17

32 min 56 sec

It’s all about Southampton! The So SO Show is a weekly look at life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week the sun is out and we’re all getting ourselves ready for summer and we'll hear about a sponsored walk with a difference to keep an essential service running. Plus we're getting excited about the Euros and we've reached another milestone and its all down to YOU. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Jun 10

28 min 24 sec

The So SO Show is a weekly look at life in Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week - if you love a discount we’ve got exciting news! Plus Zoe’s daughter gets stuck (again) and Simon shocks Zoe with a confession. Oh and see if you can work out what’s special about this weeks edition. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Jun 3

25 min 17 sec

It’s all about Southampton! The So So Show is a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we welcome the return of cruising to the city and report back from our team trip to The High Score Arcade. Plus more celeb spotting and where would you visit with a friend staycationing in the city? Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

May 27

24 min 56 sec

It’s all about Southampton! The So So Show is a weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. In 30 minutes we’ll tell you about a great new place the whole family can enjoy (especially kids who are into gaming) and we have inspiration for anyone in Southampton thinking of taking up running. Plus hugs are back, there's another celeb spotted in M&S Hedge End and Zoe looses her car. Thanks for listening, don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

May 20

31 min 16 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! A weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we find out how something relatively small can make a big difference to the lives of women in the city and find out more about an event designed to help small businesses get noticed online. Plus a celebrity opening, we discover Southampton has a “strip” and Zoe gets a Deliveroo delivery with a difference. Thanks for listening, click subscribe and please tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

May 13

27 min 1 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! A weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we get an exclusive look inside a new place to have fun which is going to be A-MAZING and we celebrate our first birthday! Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

May 6

27 min 16 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! A weekly look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we get national exposure TWICE and meet another city lockdown entrepreneur. Plus our E-Scooters survey, the latest big name brand to open in West Quay and what does a monkey fart smell like? Thanks for listening and don’t forget to please subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Apr 29

28 min 8 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! A lighthearted look at life in the city hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week the doors reopen at one of Southamptons big family big attractions, Zoe prepares to go out out and Simon makes a discovery about the best way to make tea if you live in the city.  Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and please tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Apr 22

25 min 29 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! A week look at life in the city of Southampton hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we’re taking about the latest lifting of lockdown restrictions, Zoe FINALLY has a go on the new Scooter trial in the city and Simons prediction about George The Hamster comes true. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and please tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Apr 15

29 min 22 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! A weekly look at Southampton life hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we’ll tell you about an exciting opportunity for any ladies looking for a fun way to get fit and feel part of something after lockdown. Plus Zoe gets excited about the E-Scooter scheme in the city and you can find our how to name a new feature in the city which thousands of people will use. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Apr 8

25 min

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! A weekly look at Southampton life hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we’re very excited about the lifting of restrictions, the change in the weather and lots of events to look forward to. The Southampton Boat show is back and it has an exciting new look plus something Southhampton is home to which you won’t find anywhere else in the south. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Apr 1

30 min 13 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Dropping a lighthearted look at Southampton life into your downloads every week with Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we’re revisiting the #MyGivingThanks project and chat to Paralympian Arron Phipps. Plus free donuts, the return of the boat show and “will you marry me Rachel?” Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Mar 25

27 min 33 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Bringing the taste of the city into your downloads every week hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we have an update on one of this summers big local live music events and we meet Debra from Bitterne who’ll be throwing shapes for charity. Plus lots of exciting new things to look forward to in the city.  Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Mar 18

29 min 58 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Bringing the taste of the city into your downloads every week hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we meet a man who can help your children with any learning they might have missed during lockdown. Plus we talk travel hub plans and celebrate the kids going back to school. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Mar 11

22 min 52 sec

It's ALL about Southampton - the So So Show! Southamptons podcast brings a taste of the city into your downloads every week hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we solve the Mr Men Mosaic Mystery! Who’s been putting them up around the city and why? Plus we talk about the new E-Scooter trial coming to Southampton later this month and in get excited about the end of home schooling and coffee in the park with friends.  Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Mar 4

26 min 52 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Bringing the taste of the city into your downloads every week hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week : 5 essential tips for new puppy owners and the new way 6 local charities are collaborating to raise funds. Plus Zoe celebrates the end of homeschooling and Simon is worrying if he can take the pace if life returns to normal from the end of June. And it only took 10 weeks for George The Hamster to get loose and go on the rampage. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends!

Feb 25

31 min 51 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Bringing the taste of the city into your downloads every week with Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. While we wait for the lockdown to end we get home hair dressing tips from a Shirley barber and find out how you can do a Southampton ghost walk without going out. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Feb 18

24 min 2 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Bringing the taste of the city into your downloads every week hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we get an update on the Southampton Marathon and meet the chef who’s turned her hand to something new. Plus more home schooling chat and which song title can define your 2021. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Feb 11

24 min 46 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Bringing the taste of the city into your downloads every week hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week : What to do if your hamster gets stuck in a wall cavity, Zoe and Simon get competitive and you can win FREE COCKTAILS delivered to your door. Plus if you’re missing Sunday roasts from the pub we’ll tell you how you can get one delivered and find out where to go for advice if you’re worried about money. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Feb 4

29 min 9 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Bringing the taste of the city into your downloads every week hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. This week we’ll tell you about somewhere new for you to go if you got on your bike during lockdown and how you can get a taste of a night out delivered to your door. Plus home schooling continues for Zoe and Simon reveals why you should never task him to look after your hamster. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe and tell your friends! Zoe and Simon xx

Jan 28

30 min 46 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Bringing the taste of the city into your downloads every week hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke. As the longest EVER January continues we discover a new Lyndhurst eco friendly beverage and a Bitterne estate agent is helping home schoolers. Meanwhile Zoe’s daughter Lois makes a guest appearance to discuss her mums teaching ability and someone in Eastleigh wins Facebay with the cheekiest sale item ever. Thanks for listening. If you’ve enjoyed our chat please subscribe and tell a friend! Have a good week, Zoe & Simon xx

Jan 21

26 min 45 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! Bringing the taste of the city into your downloads every week hosted by Zoe Hanson and Simon Clarke This week we’ll meet the dance academy determined to not let lockdown get in the way of the fun and we’ll share a new way you can get fit and fundraise for family respite care at Naomi House. Plus Zoe makes an effort for her trip out and Simon discovers the joy of virtual parents evenings. We know January usually sucks and his year it sucks big time so reach out via our socials if you need to chat. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy please subscribe! Zoe and Simon xx

Jan 14

30 min 17 sec

Welcome to Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! It’s our first episode of 2021 and while we’ll always try and bring you entertainment and local news, there isn’t a lot going on as we enter lockdown 3. So we’re just going to do our best to be POSITIVE. This week we’ll meet the lady from Bitterne Park who wants to help over 30 ladies get fitter in 2021. Plus “she was stuck there for 5 minutes….” - turns out the apple didn’t fall very far from the tree when it comes to Zoe’s daughter and funny stories. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy it please subscribe and tell a friend! Zoe and Simon xx

Jan 7

25 min 15 sec

A Christmas message from Zoe and Simon xx

Dec 2020

4 min 31 sec

Welcome to another episode of Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! It's entertainment, news and interviews with a unique Southampton flavour hosted by Zoe Hanson Simon Clarke. This week we meet the man behind the 30 minute Santa flights where your kids can enjoy the experience of meeting Father Christmas in less than half an hour. And you’ll never look at Keith Harris and Orville The Duck the same way again :-)  Thanks for listening and if you enjoy it please subscribe! Zoe and Simon xx

Dec 2020

22 min 37 sec

Welcome to another episode of Southamptons Podcast - the So So Show! We’ve got entertainment, news and interviews with a unique Southampton flavour hosted by Zoe Hanson Simon Clarke. This week we’ll tell you where you can get crafty this Christmas and how to have your say in how to make the city healthier and greener. Plus snow at West Quay, exciting news about Southampton Airport and a survey lists the city as one of the least festive places in the UK. REALLY? We’ll see about that……. As ever thanks for listening, don’t forget to click “subscribe” and stay in touch by following us on our Social Media too! Zoe and Simon

Dec 2020

23 min 52 sec