The North in Numbers
Welcome to The North in Numbers, the podcast that gets the human stories behind the stats. Each fortnight, The North in Numbers will be looking at the figures that particularly affect the north, whether that’s the rise in knife crime in Merseyside or the boom in restaurants seen in Newcastle. We’ll be joined by experts and those most affected to get their take on the issues facing northern communities.
The importance of local news during the pandemic, with Michael Sheen, Jen Williams and Dion Jones
Thursday 29 July 2021
: In the final episode of the series, host Annie Gouk takes a look at the importance of local journalism and why local news has been so vital...
Distilleries: The Northern ginaissance
Thursday 15 July 2021
: This episode is all about the resurgence in gin that has led to an ongoing boom in distilleries across the north. To find out more, we spoke...
House prices: High demand, low supply and a frenzied market
Thursday 01 July 2021
: This week we’re taking a look at house prices, which have been soaring during the pandemic - particularly in the north.You’ll hear from...
Below the breadline: The rising tide of child poverty gripping the North
Thursday 17 June 2021
: This episode is all about the rising tide of child poverty that has been gripping the north over the last few years, while also taking a...
Data Special: The Sensemaker project
Thursday 20 May 2021
: Each series, we dedicate an episode to looking behind the scenes of data. In this episode, we showcase the work of the data journalism...
Football: Why does the North produce so many England internationals?
Friday 07 May 2021
: When it comes to producing players for the England national team, the North has always punched above its weight.A total of 1,259 players...
Pets: The rise of puppy love in lockdown
Thursday 22 April 2021
: We take a look at the huge rise in pet ownership seen during the pandemic - and in particular the soaring number of dogs being bought and...
Pubs and bars: The heart of the community, fighting for survival
Thursday 08 April 2021
: To kick off the new series of the podcast, in this episode we’ll be exploring the state of pubs and bars in the North - from the long-term...
The North in Numbers - Series 2 Trailer
Tuesday 06 April 2021
: Welcome to Series two of The North in Numbers, a podcast that gets the human stories behind the stats. In this series we'll be looking at...
Friday 06 March 2020
: In this final episode of the series, we look at the boom in breweries across the North - part of a craft beer revolution that is sweeping...
Friday 21 February 2020
: In this episode, we explore the introduction of Universal Credit, and the impact the controversial new benefits system is having on families...
Thursday 06 February 2020
: Annie Gouk takes a break as sports data journalist David Dubas-Fisher steps in for a look at the state of football in the north. He...
Thursday 23 January 2020
: This episode takes a look at the huge rise in knife crime seen across the north, and the devastating effect it's had on communities in...
Data Special: David Ottewell and Tom Forth
Thursday 09 January 2020
: This week is a special episode, where we take a look behind the scenes with data experts David Ottewell and Tom Forth about how numbers...
Friday 20 December 2019
: This week takes a look at the effects of austerity when it comes to council spending and what that meant in terms of cuts to local services....
Thursday 05 December 2019
: This week we're looking at the boom in restaurants and cafes seen across the north of England. We met some of the chefs and entrepreneurs in...
Friday 22 November 2019
: The North of England has seen a huge rise in homelessness. This episode of The North in Numbers takes a closer look at Manchester, where the...
The North in Numbers - Trailer.
Wednesday 13 November 2019
: Here's what you can expect from The North in Numbers podcast.