Real Reading Podcast

Real Reading Podcast

By Reach Podcasts

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.

Episodes

Reading Santa Run, more trains and an electrical problem

Join Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning for the 144th Real Reading Podcast with special guest Graham Broadhurst discussing the 2021 Reading Santa Run.Related: https://readingsantarun.org.uk/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/21·28m 42s

Christmas on the rails and transforming Loddon Brewery

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/21·29m 15s

Bonus: Peter Andre at the Willink School

When Peter Andre visited the Willink School in Burghfield. Our favourite Real Reading Podcast story as told by Hugh Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/21·7m 9s

Microwave technician at BHS and other stories

Join Rachel Nemeth, Tom Canning and Hugh Fort as they reunite for the latest Real Reading Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/21·37m 19s

Charitable efforts and running the country

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/21·34m 30s

Reading's music scene, what to expect from Market Yard and Dave Maul v Pete Wheeler

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/21·31m 19s

Village rivalries and Rocket Kings Dave Stewart talks Space Camp

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/21·37m 25s

Party in the newsroom and Ginger Perkins cake and coffee

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/21·29m 11s

Scaffolding

A little catch up with Tom and Rach on the Real Reading Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/21·21m 11s

Burghfest, Burgers and Bikes

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/21·33m 50s

Rising Sun crowdfunder, right Royal concern and Garrard lookin' good

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/08/21·39m 36s

Two Rivers Press, Tom Dean and Garrard Street car park's demise

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/08/21·34m 32s

Being a Reading City-zen, Down At The Abbey and the breastfeeding mum told to cover up

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/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/07/21·41m 49s

Flattening the test centre, Eurovision and Great Reading Conspiricies

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/21·33m 14s

On the election trail, suspicious packages and an Archimedes screw

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/21·58m 39s

Middleton. Winslet. Fletcher - The Reading Celeb Super League

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/21·34m 13s

Pothole machines, hammer throwing and the worrying Royals accounts

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/21·41m 31s

Pincents Hill, beer boxes and the Junction Arch

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/21·38m 18s

Blue Collar, Biscuits and Berkeley Avenue spooks

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/21·48m 47s

The importance of John Lewis, Elm Park reminders and Charles Dance

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/21·47m 39s

Reading Abbey, Loddon Brewery and Richfield's Deli

A special episode looking back at some archive interviews from 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/21·36m 13s

The oddity that is Devonshire Park, Reading Festival caution and the World Cup in Reading?

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/21·43m 47s

IT'S BANKSY

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/21·14m 11s

What was Motorail, no Grazeley Garden Town and getting back to queuing

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/21·45m 17s

Prospect Park Adventure, Royals on the up and Dame Foodie Dench

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/21·43m 55s

Po No More, Council Tax rises plus Hugh and the phallic statue

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/21·50m 21s

The IDR at 50: Decking, one way systems and tunnelling under the Maiwand

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/21·55m 20s

Towers on the Broad Street Mall, Oxford Road doves and the Black Boy

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/21·43m 18s

Minster Street fines: Better signage or should motorists know better by now?

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/01/21·39m 59s

Merry Christmas everybody!

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/12/20·39m 7s

Gervais Place, swimming pools are coming and dealing with Tier 3

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/20·59m 32s

Milk Bar's open letter and Berkshire Vision's err.. 2021 vision

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/20·59m 26s

The pub that's stood empty for 30 years and even more Station Hill homes

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/20·1h 9m

The other Tilehurst water tower, Berk & Bite plus 'that' Jackson's Corner video

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/20·58m 46s

The pub with the pool, Apex fallout and the social constable

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/20·50m 52s

Bonus: The full Emem Adegbola interview

The full interview with Special Sergeant Emem Adegbola on the Real Reading Podcast. You can find Emem on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TVP8339 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/20·26m 55s

Why Apex Plaza is pink, thundering tankers and the new indie corner

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/20·53m 24s

Smelly Alley's potential, the mediocre Meadway and the shops you'd love to see again

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/20·54m 35s

World Mental Health Day, Saxon Warlords and Rach in the hotseat

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/20·1h 5m

Paternity Leave

A bonus episode with Tom Canning and Rachel Nemeth explaining why there is no podcast this week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20·5m 51s

West End star to TikTok sensation, Purple Turtle and the Patron Saint of curry

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/20·59m 26s

A future for South Street, that Alien scene and the most objections

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/20·1h 4m

Cladding, Covid marshal's and mysterious road markings

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/20·42m 8s

RBH refurbishment, Blue Collar bonanza and a missing sloth

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/20·1h 5m

Caversham u-turn, slamwiches and a drinking ban

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/20·43m 5s

One way in Caversham, back to school and guerrilla potatoes

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/20·1h 9m

Reading City's Victoria Pyke, horses on patrol and growing up

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/20·55m 49s

Meet Indie Shopper, keeping cool and hope for Reading Prison?

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/20·58m 49s

Caversham Lakes, homes for the homeless and the tale of Hetty McGetty

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/20·1h 12m

100: STiR-y Things In Reading

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/20·1h 16m

Professor Pooch's Adventure, Reading Underground and Town Centre Licensing

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/20·59m 28s

Doughnuts nice and fresh: Virtual Readipop Festival

Episode 98 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the big stories in Reading this week and chat with Readipop Festivals Pete Wheeler about the weekends virtual event. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/20·1h 3m

Doing The Beatles double: Fox & Hounds and Wings Fish Bar

Episode 97 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the big stories in Reading this week, from pubs reopening to temporary cycle lanes and news that another American fast-food outlet is set to call Reading home. As well as all that, we speak to Dom Humphries at the Allied Arms following the opening weekend for pubs and we'll tell you about The Beatles Double you'll all want to complete. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/20·47m 2s

Award winning rubbish and post Covid queuing

Episode 96 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning return to the microphones to discuss the awful events that took place in town nearly two weeks ago, award nominated rubbish dumps and just where they've been. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/20·57m 50s

The pivoting independents and Reading's biggest parks

Episode 95 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning take a look at the history of Reading's two biggest parks and chat with Explore Reading's Claire Slobodian about the efforts the towns independents are going to, to ride out the Covid-19 lockdown. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/20·45m 0s

Are You Listening? Festival moves and a bit of RBH history

Episode 94 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning take a look at the history of the Royal Berkshire Hospital and speak to Jonjo Warrick and Dave Maul, the duo behind the multi venue Are You Listening? Festival which has been postponed. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram.Further reading:Look back into the history of Royal Berkshire HospitalHow Royal Berkshire Hospital is tackling the virus to keep patients and staff safeAre You Listening? Festival - Rescheduled for Sat 10th October 2020 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/03/20·1h 8m

Making the best of it, James Carter and mental health in isolation

Episode 93 in which we find Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning in different parts of Reading, doing the sensible thing and working from home. It is a packed episode though, we speak to James Carter NHS Thames Valley and Hampshire Head of Clinical Programmes – Mental Health as well as the realities of social distancing and home schooling hit, well home. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram.Further reading:Reading Voluntary Action’s Coronavirus page and wider informationA visual guide to staying connected to social isolation“Address your Stress” Recognise your stressors and be proactive!“Being a Good Neighbour”“Social Isolation as a concept outside of Coronavirus”For those at increased risk due to job loss, relationship breakdown, addiction issues, money concerns, benefits etc; Communicare – fantastic RDGUK charity offering information, advice and support - www.communicare.org.ukSamaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/Citizens Advice - http://rcab.org.uk/Relate, Relationship counselling - https://www.relate.org.uk/find-my-nearest-relate/centre/berkshire-relate-centreGamCare – Gambling addiction helpline - https://www.gamcare.org.uk/Narcotics Anonymous - https://ukna.org/Alcoholics Anonymous - https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/Self-Care Apps – www.orcha.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/20·1h 10m

Caversham United and Sunday League Day

Episode 92 in which we find Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning in Reading and Bristol. This weeks interview highlights Sunday League Day, a charity afternoon organised by Caversham United boss Paul Gutteridge in aid of the charity Balls To Cancer while we look back at the origins of Reading FC and Hugh takes us through the transport plan. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram.Further reading:Reading FC auction at Elm Park 1998 - Fans were able to snap up parts of the iconic old ground at the sale before it was demolished.Balls to CancerCaversham United For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/20·48m 26s

Pete Wheeler and Readipop Festival 2020

Episode 91 in which Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning welcome Pete Wheeler of Readipop Festival as a guest co-host. Pete talks us through preparations for the 2020 event while Rach takes a look back at the much missed WOMAD festival that was a regular feature on the festival scene, the team also discuss the podcast awards with a special London travelogue. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram.Further reading:Looking back at an international experience at WOMAD in 1992Readipop Festival 2020 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/20·48m 20s

Reading Brick Show and a Dolls Hospital

Episode 90 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning meet Erica Grieve, one half of the organising team behind Reading Brick Festival 2020. There's also a delve in to the building of the Butts Centre, a peak at a terrifying dolls hospital and Hugh tells us more about the two potential bowling alley's that are planned for the town centre. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk / Feedback to hello@realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram.Further reading: - What is next for Reading's House of Fraser bowling alley plan - See pictures of Reading's Broad Street Mall from the past - The terrifying dolls hospital For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/20·45m 45s

Dan Hollister at Richfields - Pancakes and Holybobs

Episode 89 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss famous Reading foods, what's going on at Reading Golf Club and speak to Dan Hollister, chef at Richfield's Deli & Grill near Caversham Bridge ahead of pancake day . As well as all that, there is a possible line of merchandise in the offing: The Jere-mug. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram.Further reading: - Dismay over 'utopian and greedy' Reading homes plan - The 8 foods unique to Berkshire - Plans for UK's biggest film studios to open in Reading For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/20·56m 16s

Thirty Years Of Hurt

Episode 88 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss a big week for Reading as the winner of the famous Retreat Pickled Onion contest was announced - and the Real Reading Podcast has the exclusive first interview. As well as all that, Fact of the Week goes deep on the country's best pub - which just so happens to be in Berkshire while Hugh takes aim at the A34. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/20·51m 26s

They all know their plaice

Episode 87 in which Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning are joined by Jonathan Low with missing fish and chip shops, pickled onion judging and where you'd build a road all up for discussion. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/20·40m 24s

Pete Hefferan discusses Pete & The Pirates

Episode 86 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss Roman ruins and vomitoriums as well as the recent licensing issues experienced by two Friar Street bars. As well as all that, Pete Hefferan is our special guest. Previously of 00s indie band Pete & The Pirates and now Shed Cafe, Pete tells us what it was like making it big, dealing with criticism what happened when he washed his passport. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram.Useful Links: - Reading Yates faces losing booze licence - Ever Hazel - Pete Hefferan on Soundcloud For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/20·58m 55s

Octopush and Pickled Onions

Episode 85 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss pickled onions, new pools and former Reading Prison inmates including one who was a bit of a surprise. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/20·40m 47s

Plugging the Thames

Episode 84 is wet, very wet. In fact the whole of Reading is damp, but it's not as bad as the great flood of 1947. As well as all the water chat, Hugh has some info on the recent traffic consultation and this weeks random question is a terrifying leap of faith. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/20·36m 45s

Hi buddy!

Episode 81 of the Real Reading Podcast in which Tom Canning and Rachel Nemeth learn of the greatest story Hugh Fort has told everyone but them, about the time Peter Andre came to the Willink School, while Rach's fact of the week focuses on Hexagon history and the team receive a few new ideas for festivals. Oh and there's Hugh's general election predictions that really don't matter anymore.. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/19·1h 11m

Castle Hill roundabout beef and Phantom Brewing Co interview

Episode 80 in which Reading FC reporter Jonathan Low joins the team as Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss the Royals, and meet the team behind the town's newest brewery, Phantom Brewing Co. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/19·1h 0m

Eight. Hundred. Trees.

The Real Reading Podcast is back. Episode 79 with Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning along with special guest Nick Harborne from Reading Refugee Support Group. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk - Find us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram.Related:https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-council-blunder-sees-800-17285469 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/19·55m 14s

End Of Term

Episode 78 in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the extraordinary things to have ever happened in Reading, look back at the bombing of the town centre in the Second World War and enjoy a final random question before going off for a short recess! We'll be back in a few weeks. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFind us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram.Related:Remembering the 41 people who died on the day Reading was bombed15 of the most extraordinary things ever to happen in Reading For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/19·43m 53s

Doctor Hugh

Episode 77 of the Real Reading Podcast takes us on a time travelling adventure to the moments in the town's history we wish we'd been present for, from Royalist sieges to nights at Utopia. It's an eclectic mix. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFind us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/19·33m 36s

I think you pronounce it Maiwand

Episode 76 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss the traffic, cow's on the loose and Reading's famous statue. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFind us on social media. We're on Facebook, on Twitter and that Instagram. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/19·31m 31s

Secret Cave Army

Episode 75 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss Reading's Pop Up Swimming Pool in a bit of a late review while Rach uncovers some facts about the town's cave network. There's an explainer on the Gaol Hug and special guest is Paul Mann, the brains behind Reading FC podcast Elm Park Royals. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/19·47m 2s

Detention!

Episode 74 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning join the conversation as part of World Mental Health Day with not one, but two special guest interviews. First in the hot seat is Jordan Gooding, a qualified therapist from the Reading Councellors, a new Community Interest Company (CIC) serving the town. Second up is James Carter, a board member at Reading FC Community Trust and Men's Mental Health Advocate with the NHS. There are of course all the usual features plus, why you all need to head back to school for detention. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFurther reading:Zero Suicide Alliance Training - 20 minute training programme setting out the key elements of suicide prevention, and dispelling myths about talking about the issueReading Counsellors websiteWant to talk? James has given us an email address that anyone can contact - beingapal@gmail.comOh, and the homework again: Reading wins - The small challenges we face across our town For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/19·1h 22m

To The Trees!

Episode 73 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning cover the usual features as the podcast descends in to a critique of both Sumer Is Icumen In and Bryan Adams hit single from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves for reasons that will become clear. We hear Hugh explain all about two huge new developments in town and there is some homework for you all. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFurther reading:Homework: Reading wins - The small challenges we face across our townThe quirky and probably true facts about ReadingReading Abbey anniversary celebrations with the oldest English song For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/19·46m 26s

Party at The Oracle!

Episode 72 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning cover the usual features plus and chat with special guest Rob Callaghan from HMV Reading. We cover everything from what happened when the store shut in February, live music Thursday's and what is being done to secure the future. Also on the podcast this week, we celebrate The Oracle's 20th birthday, have a bit of another quiz and discover where our team's parents used to take them for a treat. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFurther reading:HMV Reading reopens after takeover closureLooking back at The Oracle opening as it celebrates 20 years in ReadingFamilies react to food waste collections in ReadingIn pictures: The famous faces at Reading HMVFollow HMV Reading on twitter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/19·55m 54s

The Retreat, Brian Moignard and The Ricky Whittle Fan Club

Episode 71 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning cover the usual features plus and chat with special guest Brian Moignard, the licensee of Reading's favourite backstreet boozer, The Retreat. We cover everything from a bit of history, events and of course the famous pickled onion contest. Also on the podcast this week, we have another quiz and we discover one of the team members connection to Hollyoaks (and Hollywood) hunk Ricky Whittle. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFurther reading:The excellent Retreat Pub websiteThird Thames Bridge plans hit the buffers againReading's backstreet boozer saved For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/19·47m 16s

Galumphing

Episode 70 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning indulge in a little speculation about who might do what in a possible General Election and juxtapose that with a quiz about which schools Reading celebrities went to. It all makes sense really. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/19·40m 59s

What have you got against Mick?

Episode 69 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning meet Reading's Ukulele King Dave Stewart, discuss FOMO around Down The Abbey Festival and ask the question - have you filled out the council's traffic consultation yet? It's more exciting than it sounds. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/19·58m 40s

Were you 210 or 2-TEN?

Episode 68 in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss the 2019 Reading Festival, what people have attempted to flush down festival loo's (again) and a nostalgic look back at Radio 210 which became 2-Ten FM. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFurther Reading: - Visit Barry's Radio 210 website - Reading Bedding jingles, Black Thunders and The Morning Crew - remembering 210FM - Reading Pride 2019 - Parade route, stage times, headliners and how to get there - Everything from Reading Festival 2019Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/19·52m 43s

Rhodders is off to the Edinburgh Fringe

A little treat for your Real Reading Podcast fans. We've recorded a short interview with Rhodri Buttrick, aka Rhodders the man behind Stand & Deliver Comedy Club who is off to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We asked him what it was all about!Find out more about Stand & Deliver at standanddelivercomedy.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/19·23m 28s

Shackleton was reppin' Reading

Episode 66 of the Real Reading Podcast in which the team of Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning learn that intrepid explorer Ernest Shackleton was an early influencer for the town. Whether he used #ad or not is to be confirmed. There's also talk about the RBC transport survey and a pub crawl. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFurther Reading:Reading people to have their say on how to solve traffic and air quality nightmare For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/19·38m 59s

The Battle of Caversham Bridge

Episode 65 of the Real Reading Podcast in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss the usual regular topics with Rachie's Fact of the Week and Fort Explains It All, as well as guest interviewee Jonjo and Dave from Heavy Pop Promotions who are pulling together the Down The Abbey festival at Reading Abbey. As well as all that there's the Battle of Caversham Bridge (more commonly known as the 1644 Battle of Reading) and more on Station Hill. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFurther Reading:Get Down The Abbey tickets For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/19·47m 22s

Institutionalised Swans

Episode 64 of the Real Reading Podcast in which Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning discuss the usual regular topics with Rachie's Fact of the Week and Fort Explains It All, as well as guest interviewee John Crocker, otherwise known as @dinghour on twitter. It's a busy week as usual with a bit more Readipop, Swan Upping and a lovely fact of the week that we really think GWR should pay heed to. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukFurther reading: Controversial Arthur Hill pool sale falls throughSix things you might not know about Huntley & PalmersHuntley & Palmers history takes the biscuit for Reading Year of Culture For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/19·49m 52s

A bottle of Cocks’s Reading Sauce on the table

Episode 63 in which our team of Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning introduce Reading Road of the Week, reintroduce Cock's Sauce and interview Pete Wheeler from Readipop Festival and Jonny Blake from Zoot Woman who play on day two of the festival. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukJoin the facebook group:Further reading: Last chance for Readipop Festival 2019 ticketsVictorian sauce is back on topStation Hill topic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/19·54m 18s

Bonus: The Readipop Interviews

A bonus before the weekends podcast episode. It's Readipop Weekend and thanks to friend of the pod Pete Wheeler over the last year or so we've had two fantastic guests in Steve Collazo from Odyssey and Fullee Love aka Soup from Jurassic 5. Steve and his band played Readipop 2018 and the interview was conducted in May of that year and the Fullee Love Collective will perform on Friday night at Readipop 2019. The interviews have previously been published as part of our podcast but we thought we'd have another listen ahead of a big musical weekend.Tickets for Readipop are available at www.readipop.co.uk/readipopfestival For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/19·35m 10s

A Brucey bonus

Episode 62 of the Real Reading Podcast in which Hugh Fort and Tom Canning offer up an apology - that's two in a row now (but who's counting?), there's some more Bruce Grobberlaar chat and the duo try to recall what The Oracle was like when it first opened. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/19·10m 41s

Taking penalties at Bruce Grobbelaar

Episode 61 of the Real Reading Podcast in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss Reading Borough Council's attempts to go plastic free, Hugh issues an apology to council leader Jason Brock, Rach's fact of the week is again very well researched and there is a vacancy in Reading Football Clubs match day team. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukJoin the facebook group:Further reading: Reading to become one of the first plastic free councils in the countryReading FC on the hunt for new mascot For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/19·41m 4s

Alfred, Edwin.. Theodore!

Episode 60 of the Real Reading Podcast in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss latest issues facing the After Dark Nightclub, discover the man who designed Reading Town Hall was pretty prolific and certainly left his mark as well as the sticky issue of councillors allowances. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukJoin the facebook group:Further reading: Battle starts to save Reading's After DarkReading's After Dark club banned from playing music and selling alcoholReading councillor allowances could more than doubleAlfred Waterhouse bio For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/19·35m 4s

I want to be a tomato

Episode 59 of the Real Reading Podcast in which Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning discuss the much missed Virgin Megastore in a new as yet unnamed feature, the taboo subject of Reading as a city is broached and Fort Explains It All discusses the departure of Prudential from Reading's landscape, before plummeting to the depths of late 1980's television adverts. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukRead more: Prudential 1989 advert - Arthur Weasley in a Pru ad For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/19·31m 15s

A not so random question

Episode 58 of the Real Reading Podcast is shorter than usual but features a not so random question with Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/19·12m 57s

Throwing up at Berkshire County Council

Episode 57 of the Real Reading Podcast in which the team reunite and discuss what they've been up to, from organising beer festivals to visiting literary festivals, because culture. There's a great fact of the week about a Reading made motor car and Fort Explains It All discusses the new Reading Borough Council leader Jason Brock. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/19·25m 42s

Why The Oracle is called The Oracle

Episode 56 of the Real Reading Podcast coming at you with all the big answers to questions you'd not really thought of, like why is The Oracle called The Oracle. It's actually quite interesting. Plus we discuss 'that' story about Reading being a great place for first time buyers and more! Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/19·40m 46s

What the Dickens

Episode 55 in which the team are in early to record at HQ. There's a bit of Cheese Feast chat as well as a Reading based fact and myth about Charles Dickens. In Fort Explains It All, Hugh responds to comments about voting in the local elections and why it's very very different to the national picture. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/19·35m 3s

The After Dark in a difficult situation

Episode 54 in which the team are back at Rachel's house and watching on as Reading grab a point at Norwich City. Not that that really forms any real part of the narrative. It's been a busy week with Hugh praising a neighbouring town, we learn who will take charge in the event of a nuclear event and Fort Explains It All covers the latest issues surrounding the legendary After Dark nightclub. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/19·49m 16s

Chasing Cows

Episode 53 in which Hugh gets passionate about being a journalist and how it's not all about sourcing stories off twitter as well as favourite pet stories and a podcast debut for Zachary Richard Ronnie Nemeth. Join Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning for another misty eyed chat about Reading.Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook group. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/19·47m 29s

New moo-rals coming to Cow Lane

Good morning and welcome to a very special episode of the Real Reading Podcast, we've got some exclusive breaking moos, sorry news this morning regarding our old friend Cow Lane. Strap yourselves in. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/19·9m 9s

MEGA BIKE!

Welcome to episode 52 of the Real Reading Podcast with Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning. This week the team have been up to the penultimate London Irish St Patrick's Day Party and spend a little time mourning something that we really love having in Reading. There's also a discussion around the idea of banning parents driving their kids to school and fact of the week takes a very biscuity turn! Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/19·35m 37s

Bayeuoncé, can you handle this?

The FIFTY-FIRST episode of the Real Reading Podcast is here with the the latest waffle concerning the best town in the Royal County from the last seven days with guest presenter, Pete Wheeler from Readipop Festival. Joining Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Hugh Fort, Pete talks us through the 2019 festival line up while Hugh talks through the news there will be more money to battle homelessness in town and the team discuss the visit of comedian Frank Skinner to Reading Museum. Listen on to find out more. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukShow notes and links: - Cash boost to help Reading's Homeless - Readipop Festival line up - Happy birthday Reading Elvis! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/19·34m 18s

Bar Oz and Window Wonderland

It's the FIFTIETH episode of the Real Reading Podcast. Who thought we'd get this far? Certainly not that guy on STiR who said we'd never make six. Well here we are, join Rachel Nementh, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning for all the usual features plus an interview with Donna Sibley, one of the team behind West Reading Window Wonderland. Listen on to find out more. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/19·42m 0s

Take me down to the old Reading City

49: Recording the Real Reading Podcast is an absolute joy. EXCEPT WHEN TECHNICAL GREMLINS HAPPEN. That's enough of the caps. Somehow some absolute gold about Bar Oz didn't make it through the mic to the recording thing. What did make it through was some terrific insight in to what it is to be a Reading Borough Councillor as we are joined by Ashley Pearce for a chat. This weeks Fort Explains It All is around the proposed closure of Reading's public toilet's and Tom has another list of things.There's also a Monkey Tax update from (sainthood pending) Linda Fort and we'll announce who will be our special guest for the 50th episode of the Real Reading Podcast. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukNOTES:Toilets at risk of closure: www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/readings-public-toilets-risk-closure-15867607Oxford Road toilets: www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/rose-cottage-lav-ish-makeover-oxford-8536052Things that used to be toilets: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36405414Tutu's new restaurant: www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/free-barbecue-park-celebrate-reading-15888480 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/19·40m 2s

Cow Lane-eve and South Street Arts Centre's John Luther

Hello. It's a momentous weekend for EVERYONE in Reading. It's Cow Lane-eve weekend so get the bunting out and join us for a little pomp and circumstance as West Reading's longest running traffic improvement scheme FINALLY comes to an end. We're excited. Then there's also a lovely chat with South Street Arts Centre's programme director John Luther to round things off, plus this weeks random question. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/19·45m 12s

Are You Listening? Festival with Jonjo and Dave

Episode 47 of the Real Reading includes chat around Reading's prestigious award of a Purple Flag for its night-time economy. The team discuss what it means and the online reaction. Hugh Fort, Rachel Nementh and Tom Canning also discuss the Cow Lane bridge reopening and this weeks interview is with Jonjo Warrick and Dave Maul from Are You Listening? Festival. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.Visit our new podcast website here at realreadingpodcast.co.ukUSEFUL LINKSAYL? Festival: areyoulistening.org.ukReading's Purple Flag For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/19·38m 31s

Reading's ghouls and ghosts

Episode 46 of the Real Reading Podcast with Rachel Nementh, Tom Canning and Hugh Fort is a ghouls and ghosts special with some spooky tales as well as Rach's own ghostly experience. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/19·37m 57s

Haircut angst and ostrich updates

Welcome to episode 45 of the Real Reading Podcast with Rachel Nementh, Tom Canning and Hugh Fort. This week it's the 800th (and probably final) instalment of the East Reading MRT saga as well as the sad closure of Tom's hairdresser and a week old Ostrich update..Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/19·34m 14s

Progress Theatre and fake Rachel

Well that went well. After 14 attempts to record a scratchy podcast over an internal laptop microphone due to 'someone' forgetting a very important cable, we finally gave up and recorded on Friday. Sadly that mean no Rachel this week but there's high level waffle from Hugh and Tom - albeit (and probably thankfully) briefly along with an interview with Matt Tully and John Goodman from Progress Theatre.Notes: Book tickets for Jerusalem at Progress Theatre here. Oh and don't forget to visit our new website. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/19·21m 13s

Fullee Love and an escaped Ostrich called Chris

Not connected, but the latest Real Reading Podcast features a big interview with Fullee Love (aka Soup from Jurassic 5) and an escaped Rhea (distantly related to the Ostrich) called Chris. Join Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning as they bring the latest podcast to your ears. If that wasn't exciting enough, COW LANE IS OPENING SOON (or is it) in Fort Explains It All and we chat Dry January.A few things to read while you wait on the download:Our new website, which has a Fullee Love interview reviewA rhea named ChrisFullee Love tickets | Spotify playlist For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/19·47m 47s

Waffly versatile

The first full episode of 2019 is finally here. Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning are back on the Real Reading Podcast waffling about er.. waffles, the Hexagon panto, more homes coming to Reading Town Centre and a long look ahead at some exciting events coming to the town in 2019 with our friend Claire Slobodian from Explore Reading,Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/19·42m 28s

Clingfilm on the Windows

Hello and welcome to the first Real Reading Podcast of 2019. It's just a short one this week with your hosts Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning. We discuss among other things some New Years resolutions which can be used to beat us with at the end of the year.Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/19·10m 28s

Happy New Year from the Real Reading Podcast

Join Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning a very short and sweet New Years Eve podcast. We'd like to thank everyone who has listened in since we started up in January! Have a great New Years Eve and Day!Oh and if you wanted to sign the 'Bring back Laser Quest petition', here it is!Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/12/18·11m 3s

Merry Christmas from the Real Reading Podcast

Join Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning a very short and sweet Christmas Day podcast. We'd like to thank everyone who has listened in since we started up in January! Have a great Christmas Day.Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/12/18·7m 22s

In the Grotto - A Christmas Special

Join Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning for the final full Real Reading Podcast episode of 2018. This episode was recorded 'as live' in Reading homeless charity Launchpad's Christmas Grotto with Amanda McDonnell from the charity, Explore Reading's Claire Slobodian and musician Pete Penfold.Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review!Important links:Launchpad ReadingExplore ReadingBracknell Open Mic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/12/18·34m 16s

Honest Burger and a big 'ol Steam Train

Join Rachel Nemeth, Tom Canning and Hugh Fort for the latest episode of the Real Reading Podcast with special guest Phil Eeles from Honest Burger in King Street, Reading. Also on this weeks podcast, there's the latest fact of the week, Hugh's been out to play football and Tom saw an impressive steam train while watching football in West Reading. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/18·40m 4s

Wayne's World, party on

Join Rachel Nemeth, Tom Canning and Hugh Fort for the latest episode of that features Duncan Andrews and Russell Clements from Hickies Music Store in Friar Street. There's also the latest fact of the week as well as a Fort Explains It All covering the latest on Friars Walk.Oh and chocolate! Watch the team try to break the Escape Hunt Reading code and access the bounty! Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/18·56m 51s

Double Barrelled Brewery

Reading has a brand new brewery and tap room and the Real Reading Podcast has been down to visit! Join Tom Canning and Hugh Fort for the latest episode of that features Tom figuring out the obvious pun on air as he meets Luci and Mike Clayton-Jones while Hugh walks us through the big issue surrounding Reading's swans. There's also the latest fact of the week, Tom commentates on a football match and there is the latest 'exciting' instalment from the Heath & Watkins saga. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/18·46m 14s

Angry People in Local Newspapers

Join Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning for the latest Real Reading Podcast. The team discuss the curious case of Hugh running a shop (again), Rachel feeling Christmassy and Tom has been out to a comedy night. The interview this week is with Alistair Coleman, the man behind the facebook sensation that is Angry People in Local Newspapers. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review!If you know anyone who you think would be great to interview for the podcast please do let us know. The only prerequisite is that they must live or work in the the town and most importantly love Reading! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/18·1h 1m

Handy Dan's 3D printing and Zinzan Street

Join Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning for the latest Real Reading Podcast. The team discuss Remembrance Sunday, Rachel's been to see the new Queen movie and this weeks Fort Explains It All is about discusses the idea of average speed cameras in the town centre. The interview this week is with Dan Melville from Handy Dan's 3D prints. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review!If you know anyone who you think would be great to interview for the podcast please do let us know. The only prerequisite is that they must live or work in the the town and most importantly love Reading! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/18·56m 55s

How much is that suit of armour in the window?

Jonathan Low joins Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning for the latest Real Reading Podcast. We learn where Tom has been, why Hugh isn't with us and there is an interview with Emile Belcourt from A2 Supplies - better known as the shop on Friar Street with the suit of armour in the window. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.If you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review!If you know anyone who you think would be great to interview for the podcast please do let us know. The only prerequisite is that they must live or work in the the town and most importantly love Reading! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/18·48m 5s

Rowetta and Readipop's 20th anniversary

A very special edition of the Real Reading Podcast see's Rowetta from the Happy Monday's in conversation with Tom Canning about performing at the 20th Anniversary gig for Reading music charity Readipop. Tickets for the event at South Street Arts Centre are available here. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/18·19m 7s

Reading's institutions

Join Hugh Fort, Rachel Nementh and Tom Canning for episode 32 of the Real Reading Podcast - it's one of our occasional specials that focuses on the great independent Reading institutions inclusing the Smelly Alley Fish company. Listen in to discover the others! Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/18·26m 1s

When Walkabout was cool

Join Hugh Fort, Rachel Nemeth and Tom Canning for episode 31 of the Real Reading Podcast featuring special guest Becky Stevens from Reading's Indie Urban Market, flash mobs and some radio jingles you'll hate us for reminding you of. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/18·53m 50s

Caught at the Cunning Man

Join Hugh Fort, Rachel Nementh and Tom Canning for episode 30 of the Real Reading Podcast and includes up to the minute Donald Sutherland news, finding the After Dark in the day time and more MRT chat. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/18·44m 34s

The King of Ghana

Join Hugh Fort, Rachel Nementh and Tom Canning for episode 29 of the Real Reading Podcast featuring facebook opinions, the King of Ghana and an awful bunk bed joke. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/09/18·49m 37s

How do you get a tent down a toilet?

The Real Reading Podcast is back for a second series and a new team member. Joining Hugh Fort and Tom Canning s PROPER Redingensian Rachel Nemeth. Rachel has know Tom and Hugh since they lived together in the late 2000s and will attempt to bring order to the prattling. In week one the team discuss the buzz of having Reading Festival in town, the toilets and the what Rachel loves about Reading. Don't forget our brand new Real Reading Podcast index. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review!Show notes:Reading Festival clean up: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/reading-festival-rubbish-clean-up-gets-underway/Festival toilets: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/the-extraordinary-items-stuffed-down-reading-festival-toilets/Podcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcastPodcast index: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/rrpindex/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/18·31m 29s

Real Reading Podcast - Series 2 preview

Hugh Fort, Tom Canning and newbie Rachel Nemeth return for the second series of the Real Reading Podcast, available every Friday. Don't forget our brand new Real Reading Podcast index. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/18·1m 24s

The Purple Turtle and bye bye to Jennie

It's the last episode of series 1 of the Real Reading Podcast and it's a first 'on location' pod at the legendary Purple Turtle. Join the team as they reminisce about the club and say a fitting goodbye to Jennie. The podcast will return in two or so weeks, look out for bonus content in the mean time! Music by BenSound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/18·48m 10s

Chalk pits, school trips and some bad news

This weeks Real Reading Podcast has some big news on the team front and features the Emmer Green Chalk Pits of which we have some magnificent photos and Hugh and Jennie reminisce about their old school trips and school songs. This weeks Fort Explains It All looks at how Reading Borough Council could spend the £993,743.55 Community Infrastructure Levy money. Don't forget our brand new Real Reading Podcast index. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review!Show notes:Community Infrastructure Levy: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/reading-council-asks-neighbours-how-it-should-spend-1-million/Emmer Green Chalk Pits: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/incredible-pictures-show-hidden-emmer-green-chalk-mines/Podcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcastPodcast index: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/rrpindex/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/18·29m 20s

Reading Fringe, Borislav Mikhailov and the Central Club

Zsuzsi Lindsay - Reading Fringe Festival organiser is one of two guests this week as Reading FC reporter Jonathan Low joins us in a like for like substitution with Hugh Fort. Zsuzsi chats about the festival, how it started and became home to over a 100 shows. It starts on Tuesday 24th July through to Sunday 29th July. Elsewhere Jonathan inspires us with his walk to work and attempts to justify his bizarre hatred of Reading's Railway Station while Jennie talks through the Central Club sale and Tom is delighted by Reading Buses' word of the day. Don't forget our brand new Real Reading Podcast index. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you enjoy the Real Reading Podcast, please remember to subscribe on your app and leave us a lovely review!Show notes:12 shows you should definitely see at the Fringe: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/12-shows-you-should-definitely-see-during-reading-fringe-festival-2018/Reading Fringe Festival website: https://readingfringefestival.co.uk/Central Club sale: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/reading-council-sells-central-club-for-flats-but-loses-1m-to-save-mural/New Lyndhurst Pub menu: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/reading-pub-cuts-opening-hours-and-launches-new-menu-to-tempt-diners-away-from-chain-restaurants/Inflatable obstacle course, World Yoga Festival and Shakespeare at the Abbey: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/take-on-the-worlds-longest-inflatable-obstacle-course-in-reading-and-more-things-to-do-this-weekend/Podcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcastPodcast index: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/rrpindex/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/18·54m 37s

Readipop and Ernie Morris - the fastest ticket man in the West

The perils of the pre record, we boldy chat about England and Readipop with returning guest Pete Wheeler who is a few hours away from flinging the gates open to guests at Christchurch Meadow. Aside from that there is plenty more including the possibility of Congestion Charging in Reading, a tribute to retiring Tilehurst station manager Ernie Morris and our brand new Real Reading Podcast index. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comShow notes:Readipop Festival: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/readipop-festival-shakespeare-at-abbey-ruins-and-more-fun-things-to-do-this-weekend/Readipop website: http://www.readipop.co.uk/readipop-festival/Ernie Morris: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/popular-tilehurst-train-station-manager-to-retire-after-18-years/Ernie Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e1xvyTdBZIErnie Morris Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/louise-stevensPodcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcastPodcast index: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/rrpindex/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/18·45s

Steven Colazzo, Readipop and Hosier Street masterplans

Make sure you hit subscribe as Odyssey front man Steven Colazzo is the guest on this weeks Real Reading Podcast ahead of the opening night of the Readipop Festival that the 80s soul band will headline. Tom asks about how Steven ended up in Reading, how he became involved with the festival how he's hoping to catch Reading Elvis' set. Also on the pod this week, Hugh discusses the Hosier Street masterplan and Padworth Recycling Centre while Jennie offers a big thumbs up to the University of Reading. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comNOTES:Hosier Street masterplan: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/huge-plans-revealed-for-former-reading-civic-centre-site/Reading University: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/reading-university-tells-haters-to-jog-on-over-refugee-scholarship-fund/Henley Regatta: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/henley-regatta-dress-code-start-time-and-everything-else-you-need-to-know/Padworth Recycling Centre: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/padworth-recycling-centre-expands-to-take-household-rubbish/Open for Art: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/a-huge-art-festival-is-happening-in-reading-this-week/Cow Lane: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/latest-on-cow-lane-roadworks-and-more-closures-around-reading/Podcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/07/18·44m 28s

The Nags Head and passive/aggressive parking notes

This weeks Real Reading Podcast see's us head do to what is arguably Reading's most famous pub - the Nags Head on Russell Street. Tom chats to barman Chris MacLennan about the pub, it's history and the community that makes it what is. Also on the pod this week, Hugh is explains what next for the Reading MRT after Wokingham Borough Council denied permission for the part of the project in the borough and Jennie opens up about her guilty pleasure.. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comNOTES:Nags Head: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/reading-pub-of-the-year-revealed-for-2018/Reading MRT: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/east-reading-mrt-future-uncertain-as-wokingham-rejects-plan/Love Island: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/meet-love-island-star-in-reading-this-weekend/Podcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/18·45m 22s

Suggs interview, Royal Ascot and Reading City

Suggs is our very special guest on the The Real Reading Podcast this week with a highly anticipated gig at Englefield House on 6th July and a further date at Rivermead in December. Suggs is in good form and talks about his previous visits to Reading and playing the Festival in 2011. Also on this weeks pod, Jennie's been to Royal Ascot, Hugh explains about the reasons for the coming hike in car parking charges and Tom is delighted that there's a new football team in town. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comIf you want to enter the Madness competition to win tickets, make sure you head to our facebook page: Real Reading Podcast!NOTES:Madness tour info: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/madness-announce-massive-uk-tour-stopping-in-reading/ TICKETS: buy your Madness tickets hereALL Royal Ascot info: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/royal-ascotCar Parking charges: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/car-park-charges-will-destroy-the-town-centre/Reading City FC: https://www.footballinbracknell.co.uk/features/in-depth/34321/who-are-reading-city-fc/Burghfield Boxcars and more this weekend: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/watch-box-karts-barrel-through-burghfield-and-more-fun-things-to-do-this-weekend/Podcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/18·50m 25s

Reading Driving Test Centre special *chills*

After several weeks of broken promises, the team are finally here with horror stories from the Reading Driving Test Centre. So sit back and transport yourselves back to those nervous, tense and terrifying tests where your independence was just out of reach. With hosts Hugh Fort, Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/18·30m 40s

Time Trap Escape Rooms and a Laser Quest petition

The Real Reading Podcast is back after a two week break out of nowhere, it was bound to happen at some point but Hugh Fort, Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning have reunited and gotten all a little bit nostalgic for Laser Quest in this weeks episode. Tom gets excited about the visit of the Flying Scotsman and Hugh takes us through plans for a new school in town. The interview this week is with Andrew and Katie from Time Trap Escape Rooms - thankfully Tom was returned to full size and.. well listen and find out! Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comNOTES:Time Trap Escape Rooms: www.timetrapescaperooms.comArgos plans: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/plans-revealed-to-split-former-reading-argos-into-five-new-shopsFlying Scotsman: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/where-to-see-the-flying-scotsman-as-it-travels-through-readingWoodley Carnival and events this weekend: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/woodley-carnival-arts-trail-and-seven-fun-things-to-do-in-reading-this-weekendNew school: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/new-reading-secondary-school-means-traveller-site-will-not-go-aheadPodcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/18·52m 16s

Pete Hefferan and Shed Cafe

Episode 18 of the Real Reading Podcast features Pete Hefferen from Shed Cafe discussing toasted cheese sandwiches.. As well as all that Jennie, Hugh and Tom discuss what they've liked this week, Swimming Pools in Fort Explains it all and the latest random question. Don't say we don't spoil you! Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/18·49m 23s

Stand & Deliver Comedy Club and Wilder's Folly

Episode 17 of the Real Reading Podcast features Rhodri Buttrick from Stand and Deliver Comedy Club discussing the monthly events, what it's like being a promoter and a couple of great stories. As well as all that Jennie, Hugh and Tom discuss what they've liked this week, the local elections in Fort Explains it all and the latest random question. Don't say we don't spoil you! Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comNOTES:Stand & Deliver Comedy Club: https://www.facebook.com/standanddelivercomedynight/Wilder's Folly: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/wilders-folly-as-you-have-never-seen-it-before/Podcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/18·47m 15s

Reading Beer Festival and roadwork rage

Episode 16 of the Real Reading Podcast features JD and Dave from Reading Ale & Cider Festival talking about weekends brilliant four day event at Christchruch Meadow. As well as beer, we welcome Jacob South-Klein of Bushwatch fame as our 'supply teacher' filling in for Jennie. There's very little Reading FC chat we promise but there is a good sized segment on roadworks. Don't say we don't spoil you! Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comNOTES:Reading Beer & Cider Festival: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/reading-beer-and-cider-festival/Bath Road road works: hwww.inyourarea.co.uk/news/bath-road-delays-to-continue-as-thames-water-works-overrun/Wokingham May Fayre: https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/wokingham-may-fayre-to-go-ahead-despite-elms-field-closure-and-regeneration-works/Podcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/18·1h 2m

Pete Wheeler, Readipop and the After Dark

Episode 15 of the Real Reading Podcast features Pete Wheeler talking about the forthcoming Readipop Festival, Goldie Lookin' Chain and Reading Elvis. Join Jennie, Hugh and Tom as they discuss the latest at the After Dark, #footballshirtfriday and a trip down memory lane to Utopia. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.comNOTES:After Dark planning: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/live-updates-as-tilehurst-mosque-and-after-dark-flats-plan-discussed-by-council/Jackson's Corner Syndrome: whitleypump.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/sweeney-pies-use-or-lose-our-business-heritage/Corn Stores reopening: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/plans-to-reopen-victorian-pub-in-reading-town-centre-with-a-modern-makeover/Readipop Festival: www.readipop.co.uk/readipop-festival/Driver holds up all buses: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/driver-holds-up-every-single-reading-bus-by-parking-in-the-worst-place-possible/Podcast homepage: www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/tag/real-reading-podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/18·1h 0m

Craft Theory Festival and Potholes

Episode 14 of the Real Reading Podcast looks back at a brilliant Craft Theory Festival and talks to two of the masterminds behind it. The podcast, which see's the return of Hugh Fort the team discuss the huge issue of potholes and what Reading Borough Council are doing about them and Jennie's been reminiscing about the efforts to remember the past at Thames Lido. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/18·55m 29s

Guja Bandini and the Abbey Gateway

Guja Bandini from Reading Museum is our guest this week talking about the re-opening of the Abbey Gateway, the school room and a very famous student on the Real Reading Podcast with hosts Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning. The pair discuss the excellent April Fool from WhitleyPump and another award for the Nags Head. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/18·49m 56s

The ambitious plans for Reading that never happened

It's another special this week as we look at the ambitious plans for Reading that never quite materialised - these include the M4 monorail which Hugh Fort, Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning discuss in depth. Normal service will resume on Friday 13th April. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/18·27m 16s

The Reading Easter Special

It's another special this week as Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning discuss the Easter Holidays, the weather and what to do with four days off in Reading. Normal service will resume on Friday 13th April. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/18·20m 21s

The Reading Half Marathon wrap up

Well er.. this was supposed to be a podcast celebrating a magnificent Reading Half Marathon. Snow joke. Instead join Hugh Fort, Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning on the Real Reading Podcast to talk about the race that wasn't and find out what some of last weeks heroes did instead. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com.Stay up to date with all the latest Real Reading Podcast episodes on our website. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/18·29m 3s

Reading Half Marathon special

A host of guests join Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning for the Real Reading Podcast this week to talk about running the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday, March 18. We find out what's motivated them, their stories and challenges, race tips and what's so special about the race. In roughly this order we speak to: Alan Williamson, Matt Brown, Bayley Tustin, Ben Martin-Dye, Katie Gumbrell, Marek Pruszewicz and Simon Blunden. From serious runners to fun runners and first timers to 10th timers we wanted to find out what kept people coming back to the event. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/18·1h 6m

Glen Dinning from Blue Collar Street Food

Glen Dinning from Blue Collar Street Food is our guest this week talking about why he started the Wednesday food market in Reading and what delicious treats he's got in store for the town this summer on the Real Reading Podcast with hosts Hugh Fort, Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning. The trio discuss the idea of painting the IDR to cheer us all up and Hugh reminisces about the time Danny Baker visited the Hexagon. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/18·52m 44s

Claire Slobodian from Explore Reading

Claire Slobodian from the website Explore Reading is our guest this week talking about her inspiration and absolute favourite things about our town on the Real Reading Podcast with hosts Hugh Fort, Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning. The trio discuss the forthcoming double cheese fest, their best snow days and yet more cuts to libraries. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/18·54m 48s

Adrian Lawson from Reading Bicycle Kitchen

Adrian Lawson from Reading Bicycle Kitchen is our guest this week talking about how the project started and what the future holds on the Real Reading Podcast with hosts Hugh Fort, Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning. The trio discuss the suit of armour on Friar Street, doing the ale trail wrong and the problems getting houses built. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/18·53m 58s

Jess Freeland from Reading Museum

Jess Freeland from Reading Museum is our guest this week talking about the re opening of Reading Abbey on the Real Reading Podcast with hosts Hugh Fort, Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning. The trio discuss the bombing of the town in World War 2, Reading Festival and the Council Tax rise. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/18·38m 42s

Amanda McDonnell from Launchpad

Amanda McDonnell from Launchpad Reading is our guest this week on the Real Reading Podcast with hosts Hugh Fort, Jennie Slevin and Tom Canning. The trio discuss the remarkable work of Phoebe Cusden as the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act nears, the ARK charity could be saved AND the controversy surrounding the East Reading MRT. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/18·44m 12s

Dan Hearn from Loddon Brewery

Dan Hearn from Loddon Brewery is our guest this week and we have a special guest presenter, Jennie Slevin on the Real Reading Podcast with hosts Hugh Fort and Tom Canning. The trio discuss the Ale Trail, the Reading Half Marathon AND the town's swimming pool problem. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/18·44m 4s

Dan and Suze Hollister at Richfield's Deli

Dan and Suze Hollister, the owners of Richfields Deli & Grill on Caversham Road are our guests this week on the Real Reading Podcast with hosts Hugh Fort and Tom Canning. The pair discuss also discuss the the great wolf escape of 18, MADNESS coming to town and a proposal for water fountains to be installed around the town. Let prattle commence! Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/18·31m 2s

Jacob South-Klein and Bushwatch

Jacob South-Klein, the man responsible for the Reading FC transfer deadline day phenomenon 'Bushwatch' is the first guest on the Real Reading Podcast with hosts Hugh Fort and Tom Canning. The pair discuss also discuss the exciting Urban Box Market, plans for The Arc office block which should keep local window cleaners busy and the big Reading Borough Council budget meeting. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. All music by www.bensound.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/18·46m 11s

The Real Reading Podcast preview

Hugh Fort and Tom Canning bring a preview of the Real Reading podcast which is a celebration Reading. From independent business to the people that make the town tick, and just how long we've spent sat at the Castle Hill traffic lights. The podcast music is 'Jazzy Frenchy' by www.bensound.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/18·12m 27s
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