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The Cov Pod

The Cov Pod

By The Cov Pod
Hosted by Aaron Ashmore, The Cov Pod is a celebration of the city of Coventry and an honest and transparent look at some of the issues being faced by the city, such as homelessness and climate change.

We will also be inviting people close to the city to share their Coventry story, what they love about the city and their hopes for the future. In partnership with Coventry City Council.
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1: Homelessness

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3: Climate Change
It is more apparent than ever how important it is to take meaningful action to address climate change and this episode takes a closer look at what work is taking place in the city to help combat it.  We speak to Cllr Jim O’Boyle who tells us about the range of projects underway in the city to work towards a greener, sustainable future. This is followed by an interview with Nicola Small from Coventry City Council who talks about the Very Light Rail project which looks to bring a tram system to Coventry.  Host: Aaron Ashmore Aaron's Twitter Intro music: Heal in Time by The Institutes Outro music: We Are The City Of Spires by David Goody In partnership with Coventry City Council.
November 11, 2021
2. A Coventry conversation with...Pete Chambers
Episode 2 of The Cov Pod is an interview with the brilliant Pete Chambers; the oracle of Coventry music and mastermind behind The Coventry Music Museum! The interview takes a look at the impact The Specials and 2 Tone made on the city, what the Coventry music scene was like in the 70s and 80s and we even find out how the famous Ghost Town car made its way to the upstairs to the first floor of the Music Museum. Enjoy! In partnership with Coventry City Council. Host: Aaron Ashmore  Intro music: Heal in Time by The Institutes Outro music: Journey into the Night by Jay Tennant
October 28, 2021
1: Homelessness
To time with World Homeless Day, the first episode of The Cov Pod takes a look at homelessness and rough sleeping with interviews in the city with Coventry City Council representatives, Louise from The ARC; a drug and alcohol outreach support who support people to achieve a better quality of life, and finally a chat with John who has a history of rough-sleeping in the city who now has permanent housing. Host: Aaron Ashmore Aaron's Twitter Intro music: Heal in Time by The Institutes Outro music: Out Upon The Ocean by Stylusboy 
October 11, 2021
Trailer: An introduction to The Cov Pod
The trailer for a brand new Coventry podcast, hosted by Aaron Ashmore in partnership with Coventry City Council. In The Cov Pod, we will be taking a look at some topics related to the city and interviewing notable figures about their Coventry story. Keep an eye out for episodes releasing in the next few weeks. Host: Aaron Ashmore Aaron's Twitter Music: Intro and outro music by The Institutes The Institutes' Twitter
September 21, 2021