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LGiU Fortnightly is almost a year old, we’ve enjoyed delivering the podcast but we want to make sure that we’re delivering something that our members (and others) find both entertaining and informative.

If you have been listening, let us know what you’ve enjoyed and what you’d like to hear more of. Are there stories you’d like us to cover? Issues you’d like us to explore? Let us know in the comments below or drop us a line by emailing [email protected] 

LGiU Fortnightly will be back next week but if you’re missing local government audio – then we have a few good listens for you.

This American Life is a well-known podcast focusing on the less-mentioned and personal aspects of life in the US. Their last edition for 2018 is a moving exploration of unexpected roles that public libraries can play in people’s lives. Listen to The Room of Requirement.

Ed Miliband’s audio adventure – Reasons to Be Cheerful  with Geoff Lloyd covers all kinds of public policy issues – but one of the most recent episodes – Born to (Park) Run – covered the benefits of running and the community phenomenon of ParkRun in (largely) local authority run public parks and why you can’t just drop one in a deprived community.

CLG dot TV provides local government panel shows for web tv. Not exactly Never Mind the Buzzcocks, but thoughtful in-depth discussions with policy thinkers and local government practitioners.  You can find the web tv shows online, but you can also subscribe to the audio versions – Talking Local Government which work remarkably well as podcasts on a range of subjects.

The next edition of LGiU Fortnightly will be out soon we’re looking forward to delivering even more exciting audio content in 2019. You can find us on iTunes or Soundcloud or search “LGiU Fortnightly” in your favourite podcast app.  Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode.