You’ve found the online home of The Chi Pod – a dedicated podcast about everything to do with Chichester in West Sussex. Welcome!

The Chi Pod is in association with the Chichester Observer. This site will give you some background to the podcast, along with links to our various social media channels. Please like, follow and share us and help spread the word. You can also get in touch via the CONTACT page if you would like to appear on the podcast, support us or get involved in some way.

You can hear the latest podcast on this website by clicking here or you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify – just search for ‘The Chi Pod’.


If you would like to support The Chi Pod then please get in touch. Perhaps you have some audio you would like considered for inclusion? Or maybe you are a local business or organisation that would like to feature on a future podcast as you have got a story to tell?

The Chi Pod is all about Chichester. If you are a business and would like to work with us in regularly promoting your enterprise on the podcast, there are limited sponsorship opportunities available.

The first thing to do? Make a connection via the CONTACT page.

“Listening is a magnetic force.” – Karl A. Menninger, American psychiatrist


The Chi Pod is Chichester’s very own podcast created by journalist and broadcaster Duncan Barkes.

Life has changed radically since Covid-19 reared its ugly head and there are many challenges going forward as we adapt and try to return to some sense of normality.

This podcast aims to highlight what’s happening in the city using the power of the spoken word. You will hear from local businesses – we must support them to ensure their survival – and we will cover news and issues facing Chichester. Topped off with anything else that can be classed as ‘local interest’, this podcast is about people, places and passion.

And it’s about Chichester; a city that we choose to live and work in because, quite simply, it is one of the best places of the UK!