The Big Miss You Podcast
Richie and Tom, Lincoln High Street
The first episode of the The Big Miss You podcast takes you to Lincoln High Street, where vendor Richie can usually be found selling the magazine outside the Marks and Spencer.
His friend Tom Bridger, an actor from Lincoln and regular weekly customer, wrote to The Big Issue to tell us about how much he was missing having the chance to sit down for a cup of tea with Richie.
In an emotional conversation, Richie tells about how much that message meant to him. “I miss all of my customers really badly,” he says. “Yeah, [The Big Issue] is just a magazine. But it's not just a magazine, it's my whole world. I just can't wait to get back to work.”
“He’s a very inspirational person, for me personally,” said Tom. “He’s always trying to help out people who are local.”
The Big Miss You Podcast comes out every Thursday. It is produced by Laura Kelly, with additional reporting by Liam Geraghty.