the P pod local personalities show – 3 March 2021

It’s March!  And in the P pod this week we bring you fresh ideas for local walks, cycle paths and horse trails from Tim Speller at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Shine Radio’s Kate Fairweather teases her new series ‘Dogs With Jobs’ as she meets Police Dog Didi – and watch out – Petersfield is part of her patrol patch!

The Petersfield Museum reveals another 60 Second History, Jon Walker has the latest local news and Suzie enjoys a different kind of Wilde Walk in her garden.

We end this week with music from Havant-based band Barbudo and their funky song ‘Magnolia Mansion’.

It’s all in the P pod – this week with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey

the P pod – 16 February 2021

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey are back with more joyous conversation and the cream of Petersfield’s personalities and their real human stories.

We’re continuing our February P pods with positive things you can do and as we head towards Spring it’s the perfect time to think about spending time in the garden. Steve Amos from the Adhurst Estate Allotments brings growing inspiration, whether you have an allotment, a garden or a window sill.

Acclaimed portrait photographer Michael Clement talks about a photographic documentary project he embarked on in lockdown – and it’s at a location near you!

Ryan Watts from the Petersfield Museum returns with a new 60 Second History series, Laura Sheppard finds out about last week’s NHS fundraiser, Jon Walker brings the latest local news and Suzie’s Wilde Walk starts off with a rumpus.

This week’s P pod ends with the blues as Waterlooville-based singer Hannah Reem sings her song ‘Foolish Pride’.

It’s all in this week’s edition of the P pod with Claire and Joff.

You can contact Claire and Joff at pod@theppod.uk

the P pod – 9 February 2021

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey are here with Petersfield’s weekly collection of personality interviews and great local stories.

The Dark Skies Festival starts on 12 February

This week the P pod is full of love and sparkles with Valentine-themed features and an illuminating talk with astronomer Dr John Mason about the upcoming Dark Skies Festival.

Noni Needs has your Valentine’s Day preparations covered with a recipe and floral design ideas and Laura Sheppard talks to wine expert Phill Humphries.

Jon Walker from the Petersfield Post turns Scottish as he discusses our local news with Joff, Suzie gets lost in Buriton and finds flapjack and Portsmouth-based singer-songwriter Joe Johnson ends the show with his new song ‘Promise’.

It’s all in this week’s edition of the P pod with Claire and Joff.

You can contact Claire and Joff at pod@theppod.uk

the P pod – 3 February 2021

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey are here with Petersfield’s weekly collection of personality interviews and great local stories.

It’s February and we’re shining some positivity into the P pod this month as we bring you interviews with local people who are making a positive change or helping others.

This week we meet Meg Allin and Sacha Fairweather from Generation Green with the environmental issues they care about and how we can all do our bit to help.

Artist Jan Welsman finds inspiration during the pandemic and Rosie Packham-Boyns brings some sunshine to the Petersphere.

Jon Walker from the Petersfield Post discusses our local news, Suzie braves the mud and steep slopes on her twilight Wilde Walk near The Poets Stone and Alton band SimpletonTunesmith play us out with their song Just A Question.

It’s all in this week’s edition of the P pod with Claire and Joff.

You can contact Claire and Joff at pod@theppod.uk

the P pod – 26 January 2021

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey are here with Petersfield’s weekly collection of personality interviews and great local stories.

This week Linda Kirkbride from Handmade Studios tells us more about her yarn shop, which is new to Petersfield, and her passion for sourcing independent yarn dyers.  

James Beagrie from Meon Valley Travel brings an update from the travel industry and we learn about a local gin distillery that’s based in a garage!

Jon Walker from the Petersfield Post discusses our local news, Suzie Wilde goes on a slip and a slide instead of a walk and we end with local musician Charlotte Neal and her new single ‘I Ain’t Feeling’.

You can contact Claire and Joff at pod@theppod.uk

the P pod – 20 January 2021

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey with Petersfield’s weekly selection of human stories and local personalities.

Two Fat Dogs, the new leather goods shop on Chapel Street, is the new business in town featured in this week’s P pod with Joff Lacey and Claire Vennis.  Fritha Podshies and Karen Beattie talk about how the business is doing since opening towards the end of last year.

Claire also speaks to Martha Lloyd from youth centre The Kings Arms about a new workshop for students at Alton and South Downs HSDC sixth form colleges to help those struggling during this difficult time.

Joff meets up with Jon Walker from the Petersfield Post for their weekly newsy catch up, Suzie revisits a Wilde Walk she did in the first lockdown and Steve Stidolph has more health and fitness advice.

Shine Radio presenters Noni Needs brings a quick morning pick-you-up drink and Kate Fairweather has a coffee from a horsebox.

All rounded off with music from 14 year old Portsmouth singer/songwriter Harrison Rhys with his single No Regrets.

Next week Claire and Joff try not to get into a tangle when they speak to Linda Kirkbridge from new Petersfield business Handmade Studios Yarn Shop.

You can contact Claire and Joff at pod@theppod.uk

What’s in the Ppod?

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey talk to Noni Needs on Rise and Shine, the new breakfast show about what’s on in the Ppod this week and next.

And asks how you, the Petersfield listeners can get involved.

the P pod – 12 January 2021

the P pod is our weekly show of Petersfield personalities and their stories, and it’s hosted as ever by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey

This week, we continue our look at new businesses that have opened up in Petersfield recently, with Annaliese Lubowski who has brought her South-African influence to a new jewellery store on the high street.

Steve Siddolph helps you stay positive and active through lockdown, Jon Walker previews this week’s Petersfield Post and there’s music from local band Neko Roshi.

It’s all in this week’s edition of the P pod with Claire and Joff.

You can contact Claire and Joff at pod@theppod.uk

Neko Roshi

the P pod – 6 January 2021

the P pod is Petersfield’s local podcast full of personalities and human stories from the team at Shine Radio.

As the new year starts, Claire and Joff consider some ‘gentle’ new year resolutions in the first edition of the P pod in 2021. 

With an aim to reduce plastic, they meet Victoria Primrose and Vickie Christie from the new refill shop Juniper on Lavant Street and, in a new section, health & fitness guru Steve Stidolph brings us 5 top tips to stay positive.

Campaigner Louise Brown returns to the P pod to deliver some good news for cancer patients after a breakthrough push to help the NHS treat patients safely.

Joff meets with Jon Walker from the Petersfield Post, Susie Wilde visits the Repair Shop and music is provided by local artist Hannah Clark with her new single ‘Not Worth My Time.’

You can contact Claire and Joff at pod@theppod.uk

Hannah Clark performs her song Not Worth My Time in the P pod.

the P pod – best of 2020 edition

the P pod is our weekly show of local personalities and their stories.

In this programme Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey listen back to some of their favourite and most memorable moments from the P pod during 2020.

It was the year in which the programme switched from face-to-face interviews to remote recording from Claire and Joff’s homes but, to everyone’s credit, they didn’t miss a show despite the dual challenges of a rampant virus and rural broadband.

Enjoy stories and voices of Petersfield people in this special one hour compilation show.

Music: Skip in my Step by Scott Holmes. Used under Creative Commons licence

the P pod – Christmas 2020 edition

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey celebrate the kindness of strangers in our special Christmas edition of the P pod.

Sparkly: Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey

From the Cedar Ward staff who called on the community to help them arrange a wedding for a terminally ill patient, to the foodbank and free shop teams who processed record donations from across our town, to the volunteers who helped make scrubs for the NHS with Sew Creative, this year has seen the people of Petersfield respond with kindness and deep community spirit to the challenge of living through a pandemic.

We’re direct from The Petersfield Bookshop on Chapel Street where you’ll hear how owner John Westwood helped to strengthen the business through a surprise social media event.

We also play Christmas music recorded by students at TPS and Churcher’s College, and we hear your Messages of Comfort and Joy as you say thank you to people who have helped you this year, or who may be alone this Christmas.

Jon Walker of the Petersfield Post looks back at some of the year’s biggest local stories beyond Coronavirus, and it’s a sad farewell to radio project co-founder Dave Bowers.

All in the P pod, the local personalities show from Petersfield’s Shine Radio.

John Westwood and Claire Vennis

Produced by David J Bowers.

the P pod from Rother Valley Farm – 15 December

Direct from Rother Valley Farm near Rogate, it’s Claire and Joff with Petersfield’s weekly local personalities and stories show, the P pod.

With winter woolies on we meet Shon Sprackling to find out more about this family-owned and run farm and butchery. 

We’ll also bring you a seasonal recipe as  Noni talks to Clare Boyd-Wallis about how she’s going to do Christmas this year – including an Aunt’s family recipe and catering for both vegetarians and meat eaters.

Joff meets up for his usual weekly newsy chat with Jon Walker from the Petersfield Post and Suzie’s Wilde Walk comes from Badger City.

Harrison turns-up on the farm for some reason and there’s music from local band The Farrago

All in the P pod.

Spaced-out in the barn, Claire, Shon and Joff
It’s Chriiissst – maaasss!
Claire with flowers

Produced by David J Bowers.

the P pod – 8 December

the P pod is our flagship weekly show of local personalities and their stories

A Christmassy edition of the P pod this week with behind the scenes info from the Town Council’s Kathryn Ellis-Blandford about the virtual Christmas Lights short film and Stephen Martin talks to local professional violinist Sara Deborah Timossi about her musical contribution to an online music advent calendar that you can buy for yourself and a friend.

Joff has a cheerful chat with Jon Walker from the Petersfield Post and Suzie Wilde takes Collabro’s Michael Auger for a Durleighmarsh Wilde Walk to plan for their upcoming Christmas Show.

Local music features alt-rock singer James Needs – think Frank Turner meets Billy Bragg with a bit of George Ezra and a funky selection of dungarees – with his song Lucky.

Don’t forget to record your message of comfort and joy – you may need to send one to Joff after the week he’s had!

You can contact the show by email pod@theppod.uk or call 01730 555 500.

Your presenters
Prangs for nothing – Joff’s write-off
James Needs
Raine guards the talented Michael Auger

the P pod – 2 December

This week Joff and Claire record another remote edition of the P pod.

Claire talks to Learning and Engagement Officer Ryan Watts from the Petersfield Museum about what to expect when the museum reopens next year and Joff gets tips from professional voiceover artist Abi Phillips – you may recognise her voice from Shine Radio.

Jon Walker brings news from the area, Suzie Wilde goes walking in Durford Wood and there is music from rising local musician Tash Hills with her second single First Breath.

Lots of Christmassy things to do and see in the Whats On and Harrison RB joins for a chat.

Claire and Joff in pre-Covid times

the P pod – 25 November

It’s another remotely recorded P pod this week.

We feature Shirley Leader, owner and manager of independent boutique clothes shop Velvet and Rose on Chapel Street. Find out why Shirley has turned her mannequins around to face inwards in her shop window.

Joff meets up with Jon Walker to find out the latest news in the Petersphere and Suzie goes walking at Langley.

This week’s music is from local band Mark Vennis and Different Place – that name sounds familiar! Their new album Fighting on All Fronts is out this Friday 27th November and we play House on the Corner of the Road from the album.

And Claire and Joff explain how you can leave a message of thanks or Christmas cheer from Friday in Shine Radio’s Messages of Comfort and Joy campaign.

Claire and Joff in pre-Covid times

the P pod – 18 November

Claire and Joff meet Gary Boxall of Petersfield Photographic. Jon Walker looks through the pages of this week’s Petersfield Post, Suzie Wilde walks with Abigail McKern and there’s local music from Marley Blandford.

Also, Covid-19 starts to affect life in the Lacey and Vennis households.

Once again, the programme is recorded remotely with Joff at home in Herne Farm and Claire in the wilds of Langrish, a social distance of at least 2 miles.

Claire and Joff in pre-Covid times

the P pod – 11 November

the P pod is Petersfield’s weekly show full of local personalities and human stories.

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey may be snug in their respective homes, but the P pod is very much out and about around the Petersphere once more.

Nick Rook-Blackstone at Wylds Farm

This week Claire speaks to Nick Rook-Blackstone from Wylds Farm in Liss Forest about how he plans to open up the popular Christmas Tree Farm this year and Joff catches up with the Petersfield Post’s Jon Walker after the Remembrance Service in town.

Suzie is Wilde Walking in Rooky Wood with all the colour of autumn and will continue to bring her Wilde Walks to Shine Radio and the P pod throughout this second lockdown.

This week’s local musician is Rhia T with her debut single I’m Done.  Rhia T has just turned 17 and used to go to The Petersfield School.  She currently attends the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford and I’m Done is her first official release.  Congrats!  

Next week we meet with Gary Boxall from Petersfield Photographic.

the P pod – 4 November

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey take a pre-lockdown look into The Dandy Cat.

They talk to owner Karina Swann about the stylish modern gentleman’s emporium.  Karina also mentions The Dandy Cat are in the midst of creating their own gin! Watch this space for more information, hopefully later this year.

Sarah Green from the Watoto Trust also visits the P pod to talk about the trust and their online Christmas Fair, which goes live this Saturday November 7th until November 30th.  With 47 stall holders go to  www.watototrust.org for more information.

Jon Walker brings the latest news from the Petersphere and Suzie goes a-Wilde Walking on Iping Common.  

Music this week comes from Laura Loh with her new single My Heart Knows Better.