Real Reading Podcast

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A celebration in podcast form of Reading in Berkshire. From independent businesses to the people that make the town tick, and just how long we've spent sat at the Castle Hill traffic lights. A podcast from BerkshireLive.

All Episodes

The 143rd Real Reading Podcast with Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning, discussing Cholsey & Wallingford Railway (more of which in a few weeks) and Dan Hearn from Loddon Brewery discusses his businesses transformation.

Nov 26

29 min 14 sec

When Peter Andre visited the Willink School in Burghfield. Our favourite Real Reading Podcast story as told by Hugh Fort.

Nov 19

7 min 9 sec

Join Rachel Nemeth, Tom Canning and Hugh Fort as they reunite for the latest Real Reading Podcast.

Nov 19

37 min 19 sec

The Real Reading Podcast with Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning who discuss their own past charitable efforts as they speak to Tom Crossland, the man who's run around England and Wales to raise awareness and cash to end human trafficking and modern slavery for the Tribe Foundation.Visit: https://www.runtorefuge.com/ to find out more.

Nov 17

34 min 30 sec

Real Reading Podcast 140 with Tom Canning who is joined by two of Reading's premiere music promoters in Dave Maul and Pete Wheeler. Discussions cover Down At The Abbey Festival, Are You Listening? and Reading's music scene while Pete tells us why he's so excited about Market Yard opening in the old Reading Evening Post offices.

Oct 29

31 min 19 sec

Tom Canning and Rachel Nemeth discuss village rivalries and Berkshire's lovely villages on this weeks Real Reading Podcast. As well as that we talk to Dave Stewart of Rocket Kings ukelele band who've released an album - and we have an exclusive track to play you.

Oct 22

37 min 25 sec

Tom Canning and Rachel Nemeth discuss the new Market Yard venue opening in the old Reading Evening Post office's, their old stomping ground and are joined by Clare Long who has launched a new coffee and cake van in Caversham's Albert Road recreation ground.

Oct 19

29 min 10 sec

A little catch up with Tom and Rach on the Real Reading Podcast.

Oct 5

21 min 11 sec

Episode 136 of the Real Reading Podcast focuses on reporter Sophie Drew's burger odyssey, the re-use of the Readybike and a big interview with the team getting Burghfest on at the weekend. With hosts Tom Canning and Rachel Nemeth.BerkshireLive: https://www.getreading.co.uk/Burghfest: https://burghfest.org.uk/Sophie Drew: https://getreading.co.uk/authors/sophie-drew

Sep 24

33 min 50 sec

The Real Reading Podcast returns with Hugh Fort, Paul Mann and Tom Canning here to discuss the week in Reading including a new feature: The Reading City-zen, where we ask what experiences do you need to have had to be a proper citizen of Reading.Plus, Zac Yeo joins us to talk about the Rising Sun Arts Centre's crowdfunding campaign to improve one of the town's great institutions.STORIES:Reading FC issue response to fan concerns over transfer embargo, finances and Dai Yongge: https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/reading-fc-issue-response-fan-21269156Rising Sun Arts Centre crowdfunding campaign: https://www.risingsunartscentre.org/news/weve-launched-new-crowdfunder-campaign

Aug 13

39 min 36 sec

The Real Reading Podcast returns with Hugh Fort and Tom Canning here to discuss the week in Reading including a new feature: The Reading City-zen, where we ask what experiences do you need to have had to be a proper citizen of Reading.Plus, BerkshireLive's Sophie Drew joins us to talk about her invite to Olympic hero Tom Dean's homecoming and Anne Nolan calls in to talk about brilliant Reading publisher Two Rivers Press.STORIES:Garrard Street Car Park in Reading set to be torn down: https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/station-hill-reading-garrard-street-21175246When Reading Rocked YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH2CbDdCvwksgrNxKuYtc3_elBtAkJwsa

Aug 6

34 min 32 sec

The Real Reading Podcast returns with Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning here to discuss the week in Reading including a new feature: The Reading City-zen, where we ask what experiences do you need to have had to be a proper citizen of Reading.Plus, BerkshireLive's Ollie Leitelmayer joins us to talk about the breastfeeding mum who was asked to cover up in a Reading Pret, and Dave Maul calls in to talk about events and the return of Down At The Abbey Festival.STORIES:Reading Pret row as breastfeeding mum left in tears after being asked to 'cover up': https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-pret-row-breastfeeding-mum-21167603Down At The Abbey: https://downattheabbey.co.uk/

Jul 30

41 min 48 sec

Episode 132 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

May 28

33 min 14 sec

Episode 131 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:The Reading restaurant on Deliveroo under '40 different names'https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/reading-restaurant-deliveroo-under-40-20443815 'White elephant' Island bar on the Thames in Reading could become three-bedroom homehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/white-elephant-island-bar-thames-20467390 The story of the Reading man who's dedicated his life to The King Elvis Presleyhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/story-reading-man-whos-dedicated-20462090

May 5

58 min 39 sec

Episode 130 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Reading Hollywood superstar Kate Winslet recalls heading back to delicatessen job after first film rolehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-hollywood-superstar-kate-winslet-20416586 Reading Wingstop - New chicken restaurant at The Oraclehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/gallery/reading-wingstop-new-chicken-restaurant-20411515 Local elections 2021 Reading west candidates by wardhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/local-elections-2021-reading-west-20427267

Apr 23

34 min 13 sec

Episode 129 in which Hugh Fort, Paul Mann and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Expert sends financial fair play warning amid key figures from Reading FC's 2019/20 accountshttps://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/expert-sends-financial-fair-play-20382094 Reading potholes: New JCB machine that can fix damaged roads in eight minutes being trialledhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-potholes-new-jcb-machine-20382113 Reading Toys R Us and Homebase cash will be spent on Palmer Park's hammer-throwing cage facilitieshttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-toys-r-homebase-cash-20377387

Apr 16

41 min 31 sec

Episode 128 in which Hugh Fort, Paul Mann and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading and chat to Kate Armitage from Berkshire Youth. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Reading's Cemetery Junction arch artist's impression shows how it could be transformed into arts hubhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/readings-cemetery-junction-arch-artists-20336846 Reading Borough Council says it 'won't object' to controversial Pincents Hill homes planhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/reading-borough-council-says-wont-20337836 Berkshire's best open-air cinemas and theatre shows you can book for right nowhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/berkshires-best-open-air-cinemas-20307448

Apr 9

38 min 18 sec

Episode 127 in which Rachel Nemeth, Paul Mann and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading and chat to Blue Collar Food's Glen Dinning. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:The incredible history of biscuits in Reading that the Royal family used to lovehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berkshire-history/incredible-history-biscuits-reading-royal-20240438 New Reading film studio already attracting attention from 'well-known movie franchise'https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/new-reading-film-studio-already-20278033 Reading ghosts: The spooky silent car driven by a 'red headed woman'https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-ghosts-spooky-silent-car-20274182

Apr 2

48 min 47 sec

Episode 126 in which Rachel Nemeth, Paul Mann, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Reading John Lewis store will reopen as company announces closures and job losseshttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/business/reading-john-lewis-reopen-company-20244550 Legendary captains and 106 stars among new inductees into Reading FC's Hall of Famehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/legendary-captains-106-stars-among-20243027

Mar 26

47 min 39 sec

A special episode looking back at some archive interviews from 2018.

Mar 12

36 min 12 sec

Episode 125 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Picture shows scaffolding put up outside Reading Prison before 'Banksy' artwork appearedhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/banksy-reading-prison-gaol-scaffold-19949321 Brakes put on Reading Festival 2021 as council says: 'Nothing has been agreed'https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-festival-has-not-been-19948921 New hotel could replace derelict arcade in Reading town centrehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/new-hotel-could-replace-derelict-19941692

Mar 5

43 min 47 sec

The perils of recording your podcast when there's a rolling news agenda! We'd just finished recording this weeks episode, discussing of course Banksy, when it was revealed the artist was the person behind the striking image that appeared on Reading Prison this week. So, instead of waiting until Friday, here's our discussion for you.The usual full episode will be out on Friday.Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.

Mar 4

14 min 11 sec

Episode 124 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Developers behind 15,000-home Grazeley 'garden town' plan lose key legal battlehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/developers-behind-15000-home-grazeley-19859019 Covid-19 vaccine - Reading's Madejski Stadium opens as NHS vaccination centrehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/madejski-stadium-covid-vaccination-centre-19886821 Reading Beer Festival cancelled for second year due to Covid 'uncertainties'https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/reading-beer-festival-cancelled-2021-19882643

Feb 26

45 min 17 sec

Episode 123 in which Rachel Nemeth, Paul Mann and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Reading's Prospect Park activity centre takes a step forward as more details releasedhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/timescale-prices-readings-new-activity-19857304 'Who needs Messi?' Reading FC fans delirious after Morrison's stunning strike at Bristol Cityhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/messi-reading-fc-fans-morrison-19857263 Hollywood royalty Dame Judi Dench 'very proud' Bracknell food lorry has been named after her https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/hollywood-royalty-dame-judi-dench-19851876

Feb 19

43 min 55 sec

Episode 122 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort Paul Mann and Tom Canning dissect the big headlines of the week in Reading and Hugh finds his phallic statue. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:How much Reading council tax is set to go up byhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/how-much-reading-council-tax-19803571 Reading nightclub set to be transformed into new homeshttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-nightclub-set-transformed-new-19801571 - From when Po Na Na closed https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/were-gutted--po-na-4252399 Mastermind: How to become a contestant on BBC Two quiz showhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/mastermind-how-apply-new-series-19806459

Feb 12

50 min 21 sec

Episode 121 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning disect the big headlines of the week in Reading and celebrate the IDR turning the big 5-0. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Covid-19 Reading - Strong economic recovery likely following pandemichttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/business/reading-covid-economic-recovery-pandemic-19741368 Reading bin collection dates change as waste food recycling beginshttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-bin-collection-day-change-19758833Spectacular revamp for Reading's lost Burger King revealedhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/gallery/spectacular-revamp-readings-lost-burger-19762110

Feb 5

55 min 20 sec

Episode 120 in which Paul Mann, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning disect the big headlines of the week in Reading . Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Massive Reading Broad Street Mall homes plan will add more than 400 new homes to 'brutalist' shopping centrehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/massive-reading-broad-street-mall-19649120 Oxford Road doves on Reading West Bridge set to be painted over https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/one-readings-busiest-stations-31m-19637898 Why Greene King's Black Boy pub in Shinfield needs to change its namehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/greene-kings-black-boy-pub-19657356 Iconic Reading Cemetery Junction arch put up for salehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-cemetery-junction-arch-sale-19646616

Jan 22

43 min 18 sec

Episode 119 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning disect the big headlines of the week in Reading in the first podcast of 2021. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINES discussed:Reading mum will give up food to ensure her son can eat as school meals row continues https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-mum-school-meal-row-19613830Reading Borough Council rakes in nearly half-a-million pounds from fines at ONE bus lane https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/minster-street-bus-lane-reading-196115239 of the most notoriously ugly buildings in Berkshire https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/9-most-notoriously-ugly-buildings-19534600

Jan 15

39 min 59 sec

Episode 118 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort, Paul Mann and Tom Canning attempt to bring a little Christmas cheer with some messages from people who've featured on our podcast over the last year, from Aldworth Philharmonic to Crunch Comics via Dolphin Brewery and STiR! Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Dec 2020

39 min 7 sec

Episode 117 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines which include big moves in the swimming pool saga, Bond actors as pub landlords and the chances of a white Christmas. We also chat to Elm Park Royals Paul Mann about shielding during Covid and his experiences as Reading enters Tier 3. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Dec 2020

59 min 32 sec

Episode 116 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines which include an open letter to MP Matt Rodda from Milk Bar in Merchants Place and the big hole that is looming in the High Street. As well as all that we've new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat Berkshire Vision's James Garbett. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.Check out Berkshire Vision at: https://berkshirevision.org.uk/The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:Debenhams, Arcadia and what NEXT https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/arcadia-stores-berkshire-topshop-reading-19375701 | https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/next-beauty-reading-opening-oracle-19374979Reading bar owners hit out over new Tier Two restrictions for townhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-pubs-bars-tier-two-19368344

Dec 2020

59 min 26 sec

Episode 115 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines from Covid - because of course - the pub that's been empty for three decades and even more homes for Station Hill. As well as all that we've new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat to singer/songwriter Matt Robinson. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:Slough's coronavirus infection rate drops amid predicted Tier 3 announcementhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/sloughs-coronavirus-infection-rate-drops-19339521Station Hill, Reading: Developer behind huge £500m project wants to make it even bigger https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/station-hill-reading-developer-behind-19331036The Reading pub that's been closed for 30 years but still has a leasehttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/reading-pub-thats-been-closed-19303591

Nov 2020

1 hr 9 min

Episode 114 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including how you could buy the other Tilehurst water tower, a Metal Gear Solid arm for an old friend of the show and a look at 'that' Jackson's Corner video - which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7kfy2ywrjs As well as all that we've new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat to new Berkshire food blogger Laura Finney of Berk & Bite. Our title music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:Look inside converted Victorian water tower on Rightmove for £1.25m with incredible views of Readinghttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/gallery/look-inside-converted-victorian-water-19259870 Wadworth has sold off two of its Berkshire pubshttps://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/wadworth-sold-two-berkshire-pubs-19275925 Reading man born without hand gets real-life Metal Gear Solid 'bionic' armhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/metal-gear-solid-bionic-arm-19260841

Nov 2020

58 min 46 sec

Episode 113 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including speed restrictions in Redlands, award winning fish 'n' chips and the future of the Jolly Anglers swimming pool. As well as all that we've new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat to Thames Valley Police Special Sergeant Emem Adegbola. Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:Future of a swimming pool built in Reading pub garden during lockdown is decidedhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/future-swimming-pool-built-inside-192557947 ways speeding drivers will be stopped in Readinghttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-speeding-drivers-redlands-20mph-19249761Fish and chip shops in Reading named among best in UK in Good Food Awards 2021https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/fish-chip-shops-reading-named-19235947

Nov 2020

50 min 52 sec

The full interview with Special Sergeant Emem Adegbola on the Real Reading Podcast. You can find Emem on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TVP8339

Nov 2020

26 min 55 sec

Episode 112 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including why tankers are thundering through Caversham and the volunteers looking to cook 250 meals a day for the needy. As well as all that we've a new feature - Indie Corner - where we highlight a local business every week plus we chat to Anne-Marie Beatty at the Grumpy Goat about the big move to Smelly Alley. Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.The headline stories discussed on this weeks podcast:Why Thames Water tankers have been rumbling through Cavershamhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/thames-water-tankers-been-rumbling-19208005What time does lockdown start and what are the rules?https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/what-time-lockdown-start-what-19211402Meet the charity that wants to cook 250 meals per day for the needy in Reading and beyondhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/meet-charity-wants-cook-250-19199483

Nov 2020

53 min 24 sec

Episode 111 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Paul Mann discuss the week's headlines including a new smell for Smelly Alley, the locations in dire need of improvement and which shops the team would love to see back. Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Oct 2020

54 min 35 sec

Episode 110 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Paul Mann discuss the week's headlines including the Anglo-Saxon grave discovered by metal detecrorists and a chat with James Carter about World Mental Health Day. Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

A bonus episode with Tom Canning and Rachel Nemeth explaining why there is no podcast this week!

Oct 2020

5 min 51 sec

Episode 109 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including the 10pm curfew and how it's affected some of Reading's legendary establishments, we learn there is a Patron Saint of curry and talk to Hannah Lowther, a West End star who's become a TikTok sensation. Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINESWhy you won't see Covid marshals in Reading town centre https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/how-likely-you-see-covid-19018082 Beloved Reading pub's manager blasts Government's new coronavirus curfewhttps://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/beloved-reading-pubs-manager-blasts-19002016Neil Papworth: The Reading man who sent the first-ever text message https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berkshire-history/neil-papworth-reading-man-who-18992568

Oct 2020

59 min 26 sec

Episode 108 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including the most objected to planning application in Reading's history and the Berkshire link to 'that scene' in Alien. As well as all that we speak to South Street Arts Centre's John Luther about what's next for the venue and the wider arts scene? Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINESWhy plans to build on Reading golf course have become one of most objected to in town's history https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-golf-course-plans-objections-18971003 Reading Waitrose sees stocks run low as fears raised over panic buying https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/gallery/reading-waitrose-sees-stocks-run-18976606 Ridley Scott's Alien's chestburster scene and the unlikely link with a pile of guts from Slough https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berkshire-history/alien-chestburster-scene-how-made-18958227

Sep 2020

1 hr 4 min

Episode 107 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including the removal of cladding from a residential building, mysterious lines on the road and what they mean AND would you apply to be a Covid marshall? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINESGrenfell Tower cladding used on Reading flats finally set to be removed https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/hanover-house-cladding-finally-set-18932822What life is really like on the Reading estate overrun by cat-sized rats https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/what-life-really-like-reading-18864369Apply to become Reading's first Covid Marshal https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/business/apply-become-readings-first-covid-18919360

Sep 2020

42 min 8 sec

Episode 106 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines including a multi-million pound upgrade for the Royal Berks, NHS track and trace spot checks and some great Heritage Open Days (link below). As well as all that we have Paul Mann from Elm Park Royals guest hosting AND an interview with Glen Dinning of Blue Collar Street Food. Let prattle commence! Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.HEADLINESRoyal Berkshire Hospital in Reading is set to get a multi-million pound revamp https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/royal-berkshire-hospital-reading-set-18871876Reading pubs and restaurants facing NHS Test and Trace spot checks https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-pubs-restaurants-facing-nhs-18899088Heritage Open Days in Reading: peek behind the scenes of the town's locked treasures https://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/heritage-open-days-reading-peek-18874737

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

Episode 105 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines from a Caversham's one-way u-turn to pupacino's and an announcement. Let prattle commence! Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Sep 2020

43 min 5 sec

Episode 104 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the week's headlines from Caversham's one-way troubles to guerilla potatoes and whether anyone cares if Reading is a city or not. Joining the team is Becky Steven's of Reading's Urban Indie Market on guest-hosting duties and Councillor Ashley Pearce talks to us about kids heading back to school. Let prattle commence! Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Aug 2020

1 hr 9 min

Episode 103 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the weeks headlines from horses going out on patrol to updates on swimming pool plus we speak to Reading City FC's Victoria Pyke about the community club. Let prattle commence! Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Aug 2020

55 min 49 sec

Episode 102 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss #ShopLocal week with Dave Maul, work out if there is anyway whatsoever of keeping cool and learn there might just be hope yet for a cultural hub at Reading Prison. Let prattle commence! Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Aug 2020

58 min 49 sec

Episode 101 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning are joined by guest presenter Paul Mann from Elm Park Royals. It's an unintentional swimming theme as we chat to the man behind Caversham Lakes and discuss the week in news. Plus, Hugh's written a poem. Let prattle commence! Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Aug 2020

1 hr 12 min

Episode 100 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning celebrate reaching 100 episodes. It's been a long few years, we've repeated ourselves endlessly, no doubt, but we're still here and this week we have a bumper pod of goodies including discussing the latest Reading headlines and an interview with the man behind S***ThingsInReading. As well of course a little reminiscing. Let prattle commence! Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

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Jul 2020

1 hr 16 min

Episode 99 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the big stories in Reading this week and chat with Time Trap Escape Rooms Andrew Ingle. Let prattle commence! Like our intro music? It's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk.

Jul 2020

59 min 28 sec