Brexit Britain podcasts created by BBC Essex
A year after Britain voted to leave the EU, BBC Essex is launching a new series of podcasts – called Brexit Britain.
They contain no politicians and no experts, just real people in their own words, recorded on location in their everyday lives. They include a fish merchant from Brightlingsea, a Pakistani-born taxi driver from Chelmsford and a teaching assistant from Harlow.
Louise Birt, editor of BBC Essex, says, “62% of people in Essex voted to leave the EU and it’s an important issue for our audience. We’ve heard a lot from politicians and experts about what the future will look like but we were interested in personal views. The Brexit Britain podcasts are individual stories and you feel like you’re actually with them while you listen because the sounds are so evocative. Some are ‘remainers’ and others ‘brexiteers’ but all of them have strong views about Britain’s place in the world.”
The first one is now available to download from the station’s website.