CottonmouthMCR is a weekly podcast hosted by our Chief Exec, Vaughan Allen. Tune in to hear us discuss the issues affecting city centre Manchester and Salford. We’ll be looking at rough sleeping, security and transport, the history of our cities, and the rise and rise of the food and beverage sector. And we’ll be interviewing many of our major players, from cultural to business to political leaders.

New episodes every Thursday (and sometimes more often).

Download on Itunes and Acast or listen below via Soundcloud.

Episode 5: The History of King Street

King Street remains Manchester’s premier shopping destination. In this episode, we chat to Manchester historian and tour guide Jonathan Schofield about the history of the street, its ups and downs and how it might develop in the future.

Episode 4: The Restaurant Show

With the continuing growth of the F&B scene in Manchester, we talk to Thom Hetherington, CEO of the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show and Simon Binns, What’s On Editor of the Manchester Evening News about all things food. And beer. And why we need more real pubs in Manchester.

Episode 3: HOME Manchester

HOME Manchester has just celebrated its second birthday. We take the chance to chat to CEO Dave Moutrey about how HOME took shape, why they needed to move on from the Cornerhouse, and the arts and cultural scene in Manchester.

Episode 2: Rough Sleeping

We talk to Eleanor Watts of Riverside Housing, ex-rough sleeper Jo Wilson and Alex King of CityCo about the rise in rough sleeping in Manchester city centre, the impact of Spice and what people can do to help.

Episode 1: Mobike is coming!

The world’s biggest bike sharing scheme has come to Manchester. At the launch event, we chat to Steve Pyer of MobikeUK, cycling campaigner Eve Holt and Liz Clarke from Bikeright about all things cycling and cyclist in Manchester.

About our Cottonmouth MCR Podcasts

A weekly podcast hosted by Vaughan Allen, Chief Exec of CityCo and recorded live on location or by our friends at Blueprint Studios.