The Argus features The Brighton Paradox


The Argus has shared news of The Brighton Paradox with its readers. Plus Episode One: THE EDGE has been released today.

always possible’s Richard Freeman, who has written and presents the podcast, said:

“This has been a labour of love, but one of open-mindedness and curiosity. This is a city of many identities, and sometimes none, so my aim has been to find out what the city really stands for in 2022 and beyond.

“We are lucky enough to have some exceptional guests and curators appearing beside me on the podcast and I am excited to be sharing it with the Brighton population.”

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Episode One: THE EDGE In this episode, we look at how the city of individual creativity, spirit, otherness and personal missions – is also the city of collectives, co-operatives, networks and community cells. And we try to answer the following questions:
  • Why did Brighton & Hove want to be a city?
  • Was 1995 – 2008 really a ‘golden age’ for Brighton?
  • Why did Brighton AND Hove happen?
  • Where is the city centre?
  • Brighton or Bristol?
  • What sort of person landed in Brighton in the 90s/00s?
Episode contributors and credits
Featured contributors:
Useful links:
An always possible podcast (
In collaboration with Lo Fi Arts (
and Plus X Innovation Hubs (
Supported by Brighton & Hove Albion FC (
Written and presented by:
Richard Freeman
Produced and edited by:
Chris Thorpe Tracey
Production support by:
Ian Lauder
Project management by:
Stephanie Danvers, Molly Boyer, Annie-Marie Page and the always possible team
Podcast artwork by:
Meg Fenn
Project partners:
The University of Brighton’s Help To Grow Management programme (
Silicon Brighton (
Media and communications by:
Sussex Business Times (
Original music by:
Chris Thorpe Tracey (
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