Gibraltar Stories podcast featured on BBC Radio 4
Gibraltar Stories, a podcast that focuses on local community stories, was featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Podcast Radio Hour on Friday morning.
The episode focused on people living in a small geographical area, and radio producers last month contacted Gibraltar-resident, Lindsay Weston, to feature a clip from her collection.
She sent in a clip where she spoke to Annette and Paul Tunbridge on the Gibraltarian identity and what it means for them.
Speaking to the Chronicle, Ms Weston said: “I was really excited to be featured on this radio show, especially as a keen podcast listener myself.”
“The producers got in touch with me last month, but I had to keep it to myself until it aired on the radio.”
“People don’t know what an interesting place Gibraltar is on so many levels and they were very positive to learn more about it.”
Before moving to Gibraltar, Ms Weston worked for BBC Local Radio for many years, and community stories were ones that caught her interest.
Now in Gibraltar, she found podcasts were the perfect way to “scratch that itch” while meeting her family commitments.
Gibraltar Stories started last year when Ms Weston decided to focus on the 50th Anniversary celebrations after the frontier closure.
This was made into a six-part series and she has continued her podcast by speaking to local well-known names such as designer Dorcas Hammond, and the dress she made for Kaiane Aldorino Lopez, when she was crowned Miss World in 2009.
As a keen listener of podcasts, Ms Weston said she likes listening to documentary and true crime podcasts, which focus on the communities and the people who make them.
Her own podcasts are available to listen to on her website - https://gibraltarstories.com/ - as well as on Apple Podcast, Spotify and SoundCloud.