the P pod – 19 May, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly magazine show, with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

Please do not approach these people in the street …

This week, inbetween visits to garden centres and playing golf, Petersfield’s very own Little and Large introduce interviews with 12-year-old WWF ambassador, Will Lall, a Churcher’s College pupil who hosted a live online webinar broadcast across the world, and, in the week that should have seen the start of the Chelsea Flower Show, Charles Dedman, of East Tisted-based outdoor furniture specialist Gaze Burvill.

Richard Marks returns with some good news on the weather front; Suzie Wilde takes us round her garden, and Martin Bamford stays on top of financial matters, while the Petersfield Post‘s Jon Walker likes big birds and he cannot lie …

This week’s P pod was recorded on Monday, 18 May, while the presenters were angling and playing basketball at the correct physical distance. It was produced by Joff Lacey and edited by Alice Payne – both of whom stayed alert throughout.

the P pod in lockdown – 12 May, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly magazine show, with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

Honestly officer, we were just out for a bit of exercise …

This week our less-than-dynamic duo are joined by members of the Liss children’s choir that has taken Britain’s Got Talent by storm. We’re also lucky enough to hear the track which made some of the judges cry … in a good way, that is – not like the Cheeky Girls did.

Our regular contributors are there too, except for Richard Marks, whose deerstalker hat, ‘haz mat’ suit and gauges were worn, instead, for verisimilitude, by Stephen Martin.

This week’s P pod was recorded remotely by two people from different households who met in a park at a safe distance. It was produced by Joff Lacey and edited by Alice Payne, who both stayed alert throughout.

the P pod in lockdown – 5 May, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly magazine show, with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

So near, but yet so far apart …

Yes, the P pod is 30. They’re still in lockdown, but Claire has managed to get a longer piece of string and some bigger tins to ensure she drags Langrish kicking and screaming into the 20th century … no, the 20th. And, just in time for the 30th edition!

This week, our radio hams are joined by Katie Maria, who runs a language school in Petersfield, and our own Petersfield Community Radio co-founder, Stephen Martin, discusses a record month for the project.

There is a also a musical birthday tribute to Captain Tom, from the Hampshire Music Service – which includes many people from across the Petersphere – plus another satisfying stroll with Suzie, and some manic money with Martin.

The P pod was recorded on the evening of Monday, 4 May, and produced and edited by 17-yearold (!!) Harrison RB. If you’re good enough, you’re old enough at Petersfield Community Radio. Come join us …

the P pod in lockdown – 28 April, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly magazine show, with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

Joff and Claire experience life as Cold War broadcasters

This week, Joff is at home in Herne Farm, while Claire is seemingly channelling mid-1970s’ BBC sports broadcasts from behind the Iron Curtain … all that’s missing is Bryon Butler.

They speak with Ramsdean’s award-winning baker, Sarah Raisbeck, who is now operating a ‘pick-up shop’ from her home and Sarah supplies us with an easy-to-make bread recipe – see below.

Plus there are contributions from Suzie Wilde, Martin Bamford and Richard Marks, and music from Mark Handley and the Bone Idles, who pay tribute to our NHS heroes.

This week’s P pod was recorded on Monday, 27 April, 1975, in Leipzig, via a series of anonymous drops and an underground network held together by fuse wire and sticking plasters. Production and editing were by Dave Bowers, who has subsequently been fired.

RECIPE

This is enough for two loaves:

800g bread flour (I’d go for 50:50, white and wholemeal)

560g water

30g olive oil (or whatever you have / prefer)

16g salt

1 sachet yeast (or 7g from tin, or 14g fresh).

Dissolve the yeast into the water, add and then mix all ingredients to a shaggy mess (everything’s incorporated but no form) and cover with a shower cap.

After 20 minutes lightly fold the dough over, rotating the bowl as you go and form into a ball. Repeat this after another 20 minutes covering up each time, then leave to rise until more or less doubled in size.

Gently plop the dough onto the counter, divide into two, form into balls and leave to rest (it relaxes the dough before you put it into the tins). Meanwhile butter and lightly flour the tins.

Flip one of the balls over onto a lightly floured work top so the smooth side is at the bottom; fold in half with your hand and place seam side down in the tin.

Repeat with the other loaf. Cover the tins (I use a shower cap for this as well) and leave to double or so in size.

Preheat the oven to 220, ideally without the fan.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Once out, tip onto a cooling rack and leave to cool. I put these in plastic bags to keep them soft, and they freeze really well.

This recipe is taken from a baker on Instagram called Richard Caddick.

the P pod in lockdown – 21 April, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and local personalities – all complying with social distancing regulations – with Claire Vennis, in Langrish, and Joff Lacey, on Herne Farm … or is it the other way round?

Unsocial distancing: Joff, left, and Claire, right … our presenters are confused

This week, our distancing duo are joined, remotely, of course, by Sheet’s Nicole Small: costumier to Hollywood A listers, hood wrangler for Meryl Streep, and now producing scrubs for a guy who may be pricking your boil in a couple of months …

Nicole Small ‘fancy dresses’ as Catherine Bordey, the mayor of Saint Marie, in BBC’s Death in Paradise

Plus all the usual *BAFTA-entry material: Jon Walker looks at this week’s Petersfield Post, Martin Bamford peruses the financial news, Richard Marks measures the mercury, and Suzie Wilde breaks social distancing rules with a hitch-hiking hymenoptera.

Meanwhile, Dave Bowers scrabbles around looking for some news that doesn’t relate to Covid-19. Will he succeed? Find out by pressing play, above.

The P pod was recorded on Monday, 20 April, while under constant attack from BT broadband, with production, editing and cursing carried out by Petersfield Community Radio volunteer Dave Bowers.

*Yes, we know BAFTA doesn’t deal with radio, but have you heard of the ARIAS?

the P pod in lockdown – 14 April, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and local personalities – all complying with social distancing regulations – with Claire Vennis, in Langrish, and Joff Lacey, on Herne Farm.

Gov will tear us apart again …

This week, our distancing duo are joined, remotely, of course, by Sew Creative’s Jo Watts, who is spearheading a drive to produce clinical gowns for local GPs.

Jo Watts at a previous P pod recording

Joff has his weekly ‘bromance’ call with the Petersfield Post‘s chief reporter, Jon Walker; Suzie Wilde tees up a walk from home; Martin Bamford has your financial news; we hear from Dr Penny Mileham, from the Grange Surgery, in conversation with Petersfield Community Radio volunteer John Welsman; and Richard Marks heralds the end of summery conditions in East Hampshire … just don’t shoot the messenger!

The P pod was recorded on Monday, 13 April, across a bespoke, technical system involving levers, pulleys, cans and string; production and editing was carried out, at great personal expense, by Petersfield Community Radio hostage Dave “Please send food parcels” Bowers.

*To help fund Sew Creative’s clinical gown production, visit the GoFundMe page here.

the P pod in lockdown – 7 April 2020

Social distancing in action on the P pod

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and local personalities with Claire Vennis, in Langrish, and Joff Lacey, on Herne Farm.

Petersfield's Joe Truman wins gold in the men's sprint. Picture: Alex Broadway/SWpix
Petersfield’s Joe Truman wins gold in the men’s sprint. Picture: Alex Broadway/SWpix

They’re joined by international cyclist Joe Truman, the current British National Track Keirin champion and former TPS pupil, and Marcus Fellowes, from Barbershop Botanicals.

Also, in this week’s edition, you can enjoy all the regular features: Jon Walker’s preview of this week’s Petersfield Post; Suzie Wilde’s Wilde Walk; Martin Mamford’s Money Moment; and Richard Marks’ weather information.

Only the crumbliest, flakiest broadband connections were used to make this programme. See if you can tell.

Contact the team on 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk.

Recorded as live from various locations around Petersfield and the wider Petersphere.

Audio production and editing by Alice Payne.

the P pod in lockdown – 1 April 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and local personalities with Claire Vennis in Langrish and Joff Lacey in Herne Farm.

Award-winning garden designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell joins us for outdoor inspiration, Suzie Wilde and labrador Raine take their daily exercise close to home, Jon Walker looks through highlights from this week’s Petersfield Post, John and Jan Welsman encounter some surprising birdlife, Martin Bamford rounds-up the recent changes in monetary policy that could affect you and Bryony Alford has her legs up the wall. It’s a wellbeing tip.

Only the crumbliest, flakiest broadband connections were used to make this programme. See if you can tell.

Contact the team on 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

Recorded as live from various locations around Petersfield and the wider Petersphere.

Audio production by Alice Payne.

What we see

the P pod is “remotely interesting” – 24 March 2020

Claire Vennis presents from home in Langrish

It’s very interesting, and it’s recorded remotely. Yes, it’s remotely interesting this week as Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey come face-to-face in a virtual radioland that’s compliant with Government advice.

We hear from two business owners who are affected by the Coronavirus shutdown, Carina Neeson of the Dandy Cat and Natural Food Deli owner James Brunner.

Dave Bowers is here with the news too, John Walker previews what’s in the Petersfield Post, Richard Marks has your weather, Suzie Wilde takes a calming Wilde Walk and the team chats about life in isolation with home schooling children all around them.

Contact the team on 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

Recorded live from various locations around Petersfield and the wider Petersphere.

Audio production by Alice Payne.

the P pod direct from Elsted – 16 March 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, comes to you this week from The Elsted Inn in Elsted Marsh.

Charlie, Thaïs, Claire and Joff at the Elsted Inn

This week in the P pod…  Running a local pub during the Coronavirus outbreak – we’re in Elsted to find out what the health crisis means here.

Also – details of a forthcoming Dementia Festival in Petersfield, how YOU can get all Shakespearean, and if music be the food of love we have a rich dessert course from rising Petersfield singer-songwriter Daniel Hudson.

Daniel Hudson flanked by Joff and Claire

All that plus this week’s Petersfield news, sport, weather, money and what’s on and off news and another wellbeing tip from Bryony Alford. Bryony’s tips are sponsored by Beautiful Health and Beauty Services at the Taro Centre.

The P pod is presented by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey with Dave Bowers, Suzie Wilde and James Robbins. Audio production by Stephen Martin.

Recorded at The Elsted Inn on Monday 16 March 2020.

the P pod – 10 March 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, comes to you this week from Gallery No 30, in the High Street.

Gallery No30’s Fifi Crowley, centre, generously provided liquid refreshment for the hard-working P pod presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey

It’s all quite arty in this edition as we meet the proprietor of the art café Gallery No 30, Fifi Crowley; and tattoo artist Geoff Richardson; welcome Bryony Alford, of Beautiful Health and Beauty Services, with the first of a new series of regular beauty tips; and meet one of last week’s Town Meeting award winners, Petersfield Community Radio’s very own Beth Svarovska.

This week’s P pod was recorded on Monday, March 9, at Gallery No 30 in the High Street and was created by Petersfield Community Radio volunteers Lucy Davies, Martin Bamford, Stephen Martin, Shelley McCarthy, James Robbins, John Welsman, Richard Wilde, and Suzie Wilde, with regular special guest Jon Walker, of the Petersfield Post. Audio production was by Dave Bowers.

the P pod from Petersfield’s Annual Town Meeting

A special edition of Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews show with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

This week we’re direct from the Annual Meeting of the Town to meet representatives of local organisations that will benefit from community grants from Petersfield Town Council.

Guests include Trevor Copping of Petersfield Lions Club, PCSO Patricia Gibbs from Shopwatch Petersfield, Petersfield Youth Theatre’s Jane Ace, Nicola Winter of HomeStart Butser, Captain Linda Read of the Salvation Army and Joy Ward from Headway.

We also learn the latest on progress at The Heath from Steph Knights, project manager at contractors Five Rivers and meet the young winner of the Daniel Day Lewis prize, Tilly Mae Padley from TPS.

Also includes the voices of Petersfield Mayor Lesley Farrow and Steve Field of Petersfield Town Council.

This week’s P pod was recorded on Monday, 2 March at Petersfield Festival Hall and was produced by Petersfield Community Radio volunteers who include Kate Green, Dave Bowers, Alastair Stewart, Suzie Wilde, Beth Svarovska, James Robbins, Martin Bamford, Shelley McCarthy, Richard Marks. Audio production by Stephen Martin.

Pictures of awarded organisations

Photographs courtesy of Petersfield Town Council

Nominees and winner Tilly Mae Padley (second left) of the Daniel Day Lewis Award

Steph Knights and the Five Rivers team

Steph Knights of Five Rivers
First steps on the new boardwalk. Video courtesy of P pod listener Stuart Hill

Credit

Music bed for volunteers “One and Only” by Ryan Andersen. Used under Creative Commons licence.

the P pod – 25 February, 2020

Claire and Joff consider their holiday options at Meon Valley Travel
(Spoiler: Joff will be going to Swanage … Joff always goes to Swanage)

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, comes to you this week from Meon Valley Travel, in the High Street (and they provided tea and biscuits!).

Claire and Joff are joined by Roamy Hunt, who is organising an event for expectant parents, and Nicki Lahiri and Pippa Peters, from Meon Valley Travel, who offer advice to concerned travellers in the wake of the Coronavirus.

Bringing on young and emerging talent we welcome Pepe Lacey to read the sports news, while, free from any contagions, Jon Walker gives you an inside view of this week’s Petersfield Post. Plus, regulars Martin Bamford, Richard Marks and Suzie Wilde each pop up with their popular contributions.

This week’s P pod was recorded on Monday, February 24, at Meon Valley Travel, in the High Street, and was produced and edited by Dave Bowers, with help from Petersfield Community Radio volunteers Lucy Davies, Stephen Martin and Harrison Randall-Brown. Other volunteers are available …

the P pod – 18 February, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, comes to you this week from the Petersfield Space on Lavant Street.

Proprietor Katie Jacobs tells you all about the Petersfield Space … and how YOU could use it. We also meet Helen Davies and Penny Blois, from the Petersfield branch of Save the Children, ahead of the Big Sale, in April. Plus, Claire, Joff and the usual panoply of hangers-on talk storms, walks, Valentine’s Day and much, much more.

This edition of the P pod was produced and edited by Dave Bowers, and featured Petersfield Community Radio volunteers Martin Bamford, Lucy Davies, Richard Marks, Stephen Martin, Harrison Randall-Brown, James Robbins, Alastair Stewart, Beth Svarovska, and Suzie Wilde, plus regular VIP guest, Jon Walker, the chief reporter of the Petersfield Post.

No crisps were harmed during the making of this podcast.

the P pod – 11 February, 2020

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, comes to you from Fez, in Bakery Lane … just like that!

On this edition you’ll hear poignant testimony from holocaust survivor Mala Tribich MBE, Claire and Joff report from the Meon Valley Travel Holiday Show, you can learn about Butser Ancient Farm, enjoy yoga in audio form, and hear Good Morning Britain‘s chief correspondent, Richard Gaisford, cooking dinner by candlelight. This podcast is certainly eclectic …

This week’s edition was recorded at Fez restaurant, in Bakery Lane, Petersfield, and was produced and edited by Dave Bowers. It features Petersfield Community Radio volunteers Martin Bamford, Dawn Clare, Lucy Davies, Richard Gaisford, Richard Marks, James Robbins, Beth Svarovska, Suzie Wilde, and the Petersfield Post‘s Jon Walker.

Please note: Petersfield Community Radio takes no responsibility for Joff Lacey’s appalling Valentine’s Day-inspired attempt at a seductive, Barry White-style voice. This incident will never be spoken of again …

the P pod from Petersfield Bookshop – 4 February, 2020

Direct from the bookshop at the centre of a global social media frenzy, it’s your weekly treat of news, views and interviews from around the Petersphere.

This week Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey meet the owner of the Petersfield Bookshop John Westwood, hear how Suzie Wilde got stuck in the mud en route to Hawkley, catch-up on the latest progress with Rosa Malone’s choir for women and bring you up to date with all the local events happening in our area.

All that, plus the gun in the lake, a new troop of tree wardens and your regular round-up of Petersfield news, weather and sport.

Also featuring Dave Bowers, James Robbins, Alan Cosh, Beth Svarovska, Martin Bamford and John Walker.

Direct from your place

If you’d like the P pod to record an edition of the podcast from your business, contact the team on 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

Voice artist is Petersfield’s Abi Phillips, recording by Dave Bowers, audio production by Stephen Martin.

the P pod – 28 January, 2020

The crafty team comes to you this week from Sew Creative, in Lavant Street, a real community hub for those with a creative bent …

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

Joff and Claire speak with Sew Creative owners Jo and Steven Watts, and Petersfield-based international portrait photographer Michael Clement.

There are also contributions from the P pod regulars Martin Bamford, Dave Bowers, Richard Marks, James Robbins, Jon Walker, and Suzie Wilde.

Recorded at Sew Creative on Monday, 27 January, 2020.

Next week we’re recording the P pod at the Petersfield Bookshop, where we’ll be finding out if the orders are still coming in after THAT tweet. To contact the P pod, call Petersfield 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk

the P pod – 21 January, 2020

The team is at the Petersfield Physic Garden this week to find out exactly what happens in a physic garden.

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

John Welsman speaks with Cllr Sean Woodward regarding the possibility of reduced hours at the library, Stephen Martin goes wassailing, and Robert Sansom gives you the inside story of Petersfield Bookshop’s brush with international fame.

Presented by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey, with Dave Bowers, James Robbins, Suzie Wilde, Martin Bamford, Jon Walker, and special guest Jenny Hill, from the Physic Garden.

Recorded at Petersfield’s Physic Garden on Monday 20 January, 2020.

Next week we’re at Sew Creative on Lavant Street. Just get in touch for details. To contact the P pod, call Petersfield 01730 555 500 or email pod@theppod.uk