This is our Window On North Devon podcast where we take time to chat to people in North Devon about their lives, work and their view.
Merlin Cadogan - Performer, wizard, surfer & escapologist
In this podcast we talk to North Devon’s Merlin Cadogan. He is an international performer who specialises in juggling, escapology and wizardry.
Many people will recognise Merlin from his appearance on Britain's Got Talent, where he made his way to the live semi-finals. During our chat he talks about his experience on the show and tells us the story behind of what it is like behind the scenes.
We discover how Merling got the entertain bug working at Woolacombe bay holiday park before becoming a Butlins Red Coat and finally taking his act onto Cruise Ships.
Merlin also has the best A361 story we have ever been told on the podcast.
He is currently writing his autobiography and a his 2nd book called the Wheelbarrow Boy. You can purchase his 1st book Surf Stories from the Board Rack on Amazon.
And he talks to us about performing for Tim Burton, being a world record holder, underwater juggling and freediving with Sara Campbell.
To find out more about Merlin and see where he is performing go to merlincadogan.com.
A Window On North Devon - With Peter Christie, local historian, lecturer and councillor
In this episode of a Window on North Devon we talk to Peter Christie one of North Devon's prominent historians who has written 32 books on the local area and for many years he has had a regular column in the North Devon Journal.
Peter is a local councillor who has also been the mayor of Bideford twice. Many people know him as a lecturer of Geography at Petroc/North Devon college.
During our chat, we talk to him about his time at North Devon College/Petroc and his role as a councillor and mayor of Bideford. We ask him what is his favourite part of the A361.
Peter also finds plenty of opportunities to share his in-depth knowledge of North Devon's history much of which has been discovered by reading every edition of the North Devon Journal.
Andrew Blake - Bay Fitness
Podcast with Andrew Blake, founder and head trainer at Bay Fitness.
In this podcast we talk about how staying fit is important for your overall wellness, we discover who Andrews favourite customer is and of course we chat about getting naked!
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Netti Pearson - Ilfracombe Town Councillor - A Window On North Devon
Netti Pearson is a local campaigner, Town Councilor and community activist.
She sat down with us and chatted about being a counsellor, campaigning and the work she does to make Ilfracombe a better place.
Photo Credit - Kyle Chivers