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The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

As things begin to return to a vague form of normality in our town, there’s even more to discuss, and presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey headed to the new home of the King’s Arms – the former premises of Michelin-starred restaurant JSW – to bring you a smorgasbord of delights from across the Petersphere.

Harry Marden, centre, serenaded P pod presenters Joff Lacey and Claire Vennis

John Callaghan, one of the founders of the King’s Arms, talks about its 20th anniversary and how it’s a “dream” to be moving into the new home. Young musician Harry Marden plays you two of his songs; Gallery No 30‘s Fifi Crowley explains how the business has coped during lockdown; Petersfield Museum‘s Lauren Wayland talks books and Flora Twort; and Ulrike Jager tells you how our twin town of Warendorf, in Germany, managed the pandemic.

John Callaghan, left, once gave Joff a detention in RE (allegedly!)

Plus there are our regular contributors Suzie Wilde – this week walking with fellow Petersfield Community Radio volunteer John Welsman; Martin Bamford; Helen Adams; Noni Needs – with another recipe exchange; and the Petersfield Post‘s chief reporter, Jon Walker, drops by unannounced … again.

This week Claire and Joff were assisted by contributions from Alan Cosh and John Welsman, The show, which was recorded in the courtyard at the King’s Arms on Monday 13 July, was produced and edited by Dave Bowers, who was ably assisted by Lucy Davies.