Oxfordshire News Podcast

JACKfm

The JACKfm news team is digging a little deeper into the stories that matter to Oxfordshire. Stay up-to-date with the county's big conversations - hit download to get your fix!

All Episodes

COP26 will see officials from almost every country arrive in Glasgow to witness what’s being described as the last chance to save our planet. The news team have been finding out from a bunch of professors, campaigners, businesses and charities in Oxfordshire, what they think needs to be prioritised at the summit. Plus, what could we all be doing more of in our everyday lives, to help tackle climate change? Find out in the latest episode of the Oxfordshire News Podcast.

Nov 1

50 min 34 sec

We investigate why some men have a harder time talking about mental illness. We’re challenging the stigma that stops many of them from seeking help when they need it most. Figures show men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives. Only 36% of referrals to NHS talking therapies are for men, even though they're just as likely to suffer. This episode features some of Oxfordshire's men who have 'lived experience' of things like depression and anxiety, plus local mental health charities and experts. Talking about your feelings isn't a sign of weakness! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 6

31 min 59 sec

In the latest episode of the Oxfordshire news podcast, Health workers in Oxford are raising awareness about a very rare cancer. Our reporter Emma Kirwan has been finding out more about sarcoma, which has been described as the "forgotten cancer". Stream the Oxfordshire News Podcast now, or your usual podcast place.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

16 min 34 sec

From nightclubs to care homes, self-isolation to working from home, a lot of changes are incoming and we cover them all in this episode of the award-nominated Oxfordshire News Podcast. Boris Johnson has confirmed that England's so-called "Freedom Day" will likely go ahead on July 19th. But, some people in Oxfordshire have been telling us why they WON'T be ditching all of the restrictions just yet ... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 9

29 min 53 sec

In this episode you will hear from an Oxford University Bursar who has been suffering from 'long covid' symptoms for over a year, plus experts from the post covid clinic in Oxford, a GP and an MP in Oxford who is calling for the Government to set up a 'long covid' compensation scheme for frontline workers.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 1

41 min 28 sec

Should you travel to an amber-list country? What if your holiday destination doesn't 'go green' in time? The news team has been speaking to a bunch of local experts, including David Gambier from Great Experience Travel, Georgina Staines from Travel Counsellors and Rachel Tredwell from Not Just travel. You can hear them in the latest episode of The Oxfordshire News Podcast – which also features interviews with local people who’re jetting off on their holidays this week! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 27

29 min 43 sec

Pupils return to schools in Oxfordshire this week as the roadmap out of lockdown gets under way. Parents have apparently spent 13 hours a week teaching their children ... and this podcast hosted by JACK's News Editor Jo Summerbell is celebrating all of the teachers, kids, mums and dads that have survived home-schooling and a year of disruption. Download The Oxfordshire News Podcast by JACKfm now! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 8

41 min 42 sec

Our Senior Broadcast Journalist Emma Kirwan and Broadcast Journalist Laoishe McCanna explore the impact of coronavirus on Oxfordshire's Football Clubs. This Episode highlights the positive things coming out of the pandemic - like Oxford City FC delivering food health boxes - but also how much the fans are missing attending the matches and the uncertainty with playing football at the moment.  Download The Oxfordshire News Podcast by JACKfm now!     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 11

30 min 57 sec

It's been a really difficult year for many, especially those who live alone or in care homes. In this podcast we talk about loneliness and how it's not just elderly people who are suffering. Plus, how a bit of exercise and plenty of culture could be the perfect cure! Download The Oxfordshire News Podcast by JACKfm now! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

44 min 19 sec

The latest episode of JACK's Oxfordshire News Podcast is a special one mark Remembrance Day. We take a look back at last year's parade in Oxford (before coronavirus) and explore how Oxfordshire is commemorating our servicemen and women as England is locked down again.  Plus you'll hear why it's more important than EVER to support the Poppy Appeal. The Oxfordshire News Podcast by JACKfm...Download it now! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

31 min 5 sec

How are Oxfordshire's wedding businesses and suppliers navigating their way through cancellations, lost income and suddenly having to be 'Covid secure.' And how are Oxfordshire's happy couples dealing with the stress of having to postpone, uninvite guests, or possibly even wear masks on their big day? Find out in the latest episode of The Oxfordshire News Podcast by JACKfm. Download it now! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2020

41 min 13 sec

Find out about an investment plan to drive Oxfordshire's economy, how Oxford's two universities are preparing for students to return and why Oxford scientists are investigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on school-life.These stories and more in the latest 'VIRAL' podcast from the news team at JACK, download it now...  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

24 min 48 sec

In this week’s pod: Oxford’s Mayor, an LGBTQ+ bar, local charities, someone talking about cats and dogs as well as genuine Rockstar Alex James. All that and more in the latest 'VIRAL' podcast from the news team at JACK, download it now... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

32 min 22 sec

A local Vice Principal joins us to try and make sense of all the GCSE and A-Level grading drama this week. Even more of Oxford is going 'al-fresco' so we chat to some of the restaurants and cafes on George Street moving outdoors. Plus, we take a look at how cricket in Oxfordshire is bouncing back from lockdown. All that and more in the latest 'VIRAL' podcast from the news team at JACK, download it now ...   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

28 min 33 sec

Our journalist Alex Meakin gets his results after being tested for coronavirus antibodies in South Oxfordshire and we find out how Oxfordshire County Council is planning to save £16m after overspending because of the pandemic. These stories and more feature in the latest episode of JACK's 'VIRAL' podcast, download it now ...  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

31 min 48 sec

In this episode lockdown mental health is under the microscope, along with research being done in a City at the forefront of the fight against Covid 19.  We'll also be talking business and find out why Cornmarket, St.Michaels and some of the City Centre's other streets may look a little different at the moment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

32 min 10 sec

New Covid-19 antibody testing, more free schools meals and less travelling abroad - that's what an Oxford University Professor recommends anyway. Bike repair vouchers, the transition back to school and another Oxford museum is re-opening this week. All that and more in the latest 'VIRAL' podcast from the news team at JACK, download it now ... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2020

31 min 35 sec

Hopefully you had your face covering on when you entered the iTunes store - or wherever you download your podcasts from. It's all about masks, gyms and answering the question everyone's asking us: What will become of Oxford's ice hockey team? It's all in JACKfm's semi-regular podcast, plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

33 min 35 sec

Results from Oxford Uni vaccine trials, how a domestic abuse charity has adapted in lockdown, and a book shop's genius plans to open. It's all in JACKfm's semi-regular podcast, plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

27 min 35 sec

Outdoor swimming is legal again from Saturday - it's not news, just a fair warning in case you spot Trev skinny-dipping. Also in this week's podcast, the beauty salons opening, the struggling performing arts freelancers, the local economic impac of COVID-19 and the lengths one Wallingford pub landlord is going! It's all in JACKfm's semi-regular podcast, plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

34 min 45 sec

Landlords, hospitals, the arts and lockdown hair. If it happened in Oxfordshire (and is in some way related to COVID-19's effects) then you can bet your bottom it's all in JACKfm's semi-regular podcast! Plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2020

36 min 36 sec

Hibernation comes to an end, what is and isn't opening, and the Ashmolean's rules for a safe and happy visit! It's all in JACKfm's semi-regular podcast, plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

34 min 51 sec

Oxfordshire's been a world-leader this week as our scientists found "the only drug that's so far shown to reduce mortality - and it reduces it significantly". Get the local angle on this and other coronavirus stuff in JACK's Viral Podcast. Please keep two metres away from it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

25 min 12 sec

Lockdown support bubbles, primary school pupils in class, 14 day post-holiday quarantine - zoos are opening - non-essential shopping. It's JACKfm's semi-regular podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

32 min 2 sec

Chatting with local anti-racism groups on standing up to racism in Oxford, Oxfordshire County Council on improving safety during the school run, and the JR staff looked after by real life cabin crew! It's JACKfm's semi-regular podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

26 min 52 sec

Conspiracy theories, sleep remedies, returning classrooms and how Oxfordshire's space sector is coping with Covid-19. It's JACKfm's semi-regular podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

36 min 19 sec

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week, Oxfordshire's teachers, and an operation in Bicester to deliver one million meals to the NHS. It's JACKfm's semi-regular podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

32 min 44 sec

The volunteers, the Blenheim and the travel around Oxfordshire. It's JACKfm's semi-regular podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

35 min 58 sec

VE Day in Oxfordshire - like no year before it. It's JACKfm's semi-regular podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

22 min 57 sec

Somewhere over the rainbow, it's JACKfm's Viral Podcast! This episode is looking at May Morning in Oxfordshire - or what would have been, what has been and what will be - as well as plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

24 min 22 sec

Scientists, pubs and vaccines! It's JACKfm's semi-regular podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

33 min 44 sec

A brand new podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. Featuring Operation Recuperation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

35 min 9 sec

A brand new podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

20 min 48 sec

Politicians, students, charities and cocktails - plus students against corona - it's JACK's brand new podcast! Plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. If you have been affected by any of the discussions in this podcast or if you think you may be a victim of domestic abuse or , and need emotional and practical support, you can get hold of the Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service on 0800 731 0055 with more information online at https://livewell.oxfordshire.gov.uk/Services/560/Oxfordshire-Domestic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

31 min 58 sec

A brand new podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2020

29 min 26 sec

A brand new podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

28 min 21 sec

A brand new podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

24 min 6 sec

A brand new podcast plucking out some of the local stories that have come out from the coronavirus pandemic across Oxfordshire. Please wash your hands before downloading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2020

30 min 13 sec