A podcast has launched to showcase the people and organisations that make York special.
Between These Walls features interviews with York people and covers topics from business and tourism to charity, community, history and the arts.
It is being produced and presented by former local radio journalist and podcast producer Sophie Hudson.
The podcast will give listeners a chance to hear from the people who work hard to make York a great place to live, work, and visit.
Sophie said: “The podcast will hopefully give a platform to the people and organisations that do amazing things in the city, things that we generally take for granted.
“I have always been passionate about local media and local news, so Between These Walls is my way of offering up a new place to share stories and the voices of local people. Hopefully it will unearth a few surprises along the way.”
Among the first episodes launched is a behind-the-scenes conversation with Matt Evans, the head of media relations for Nestlé based at the chocolate factory on Haxby Road.
Entitled Nestlé: What it takes to produce 6-million KitKats a day, the interview delves deep into what goes on at the site, including a look at the research and development that contributes to Nestlé’s global growth.
Matt Evans said: “As a proud Yorkshireman, it was a pleasure to contribute to this podcast all about our county’s traditional capital.
“I love working in York and love my job as the guy who gets to talk about all of the great things Nestlé is doing in York and beyond.
“I enjoyed chatting with Sophie and wish her all the best with her efforts to uncover even more about this fantastic city.”
Call for guests and sponsors
Between These Walls is searching for local guests to be featured. If you know of anyone who works to make York a great place – or someone who does something surprising or unusual, you can get in touch on the email below.
The podcast is also looking for local businesses to sponsor the podcast in order to help it grow and offer up new exciting content.
In both cases, contact the team on [email protected]
Other episodes include an interview with Kit Monkman, the founder and director of Viridian FX, a film and TV special effects company based in the centre of York.
Kit said: “As a passionate supporter of York and its UNESCO City of Media Arts designation, I’m delighted to have been asked to be featured on Between These Walls.
“Sophie’s podcast and the stories she’s unearthing reflect a hugely exciting moment in York’s development.
Future episodes will be released every other week, including features on York BID, Make it York, York Archaeology, and a special International Women’s Day feature on Kyra Women’s Project.
The first episodes are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast platforms. It can also be accessed online here.