Two episodes of new Made in the Midlands podcast to be recorded live in the UK City of Culture - The Coventry Observer

15th Aug, 2022

Two episodes of new Made in the Midlands podcast to be recorded live in the UK City of Culture

A NEW podcast exploring the voices and identity of the Midlands is in production, and two episodes are being recorded live in Coventry, the UK City of Culture.

Made In The Midlands is being made by independent production company Loftus Media and will be fronted by well-known Midlands broadcaster Adrian Goldberg and produced by Andrew Smith, from South Derbyshire.

Presenter Adrian Goldberg said: “We are very grateful to the Coventry UK City of Culture for supporting us to get the venture off the ground.

“We have already recorded an edition with novelist Lee Child and we’re thrilled that Ken Loach and Debbie Isitt have agreed to be our first live guests.

The live recordings are part of the Coventry City of Culture Trust’s Festival of Ideas and include interviews with two hugely successful film directors from the region.

The first will take place on Wednesday, July 28 at Coventry Cathedral and will see Ken Loach interviewed in front of a live audience just six weeks after celebrating his 85th birthday.

Chenine Bhathena, creative director of Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “The Made In The Midlands podcast is a real exploration of the region, its identity and some of the voices of people have helped to put the Midlands on the map.

“We are very pleased to be supporting the podcast and that these episodes are going to be recorded live here in the UK City if Culture 2021.

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