Are robots creating our dinner? Can we really rely on Jeremy Clarkson for the future of farming? Can our cows single-hoofedly destroy the climate? Boots and Heels- walk in our shoes- explores the various routes into agriculture with the aim to educate, empower and show that two people from different backgrounds can both find and maintain their place in the industry.Hosted by Becca and Lizzie, this podcast dives into topical issues, exciting debates and interesting interviews. Grab a good cuppa with fresh milk and join your passionate Yorkshire and Northern Gals.
S2, E4: 'Post-COP26' with Adam Henson
Are cows single-hoofedly destroying the planet? Should we really be eating less meat? How green really is our countryside?
In episode 4, we speak with BBC’s Countryfile star, Adam Henson, about his life on the farm, the importance of nature and his thoughts on saving the planet.
From changes to his own Cotswold Farm Park, visiting schools to educate children, to using his media platform to make a difference, Adam tells us about the importance of continuing to learn.
In addition, we discuss how both farmer and non-farmer alike can make their own impact no matter their garden size.
Plus, find out if Adam prefers his boot days on the farm or ‘heels’ on TV.
S2, E3: '1st Gen Farming' with Floss Styles
What’s a first gen farmer? Can you put a lamb on your birthday list? Are Facebook followers just sheep?
Forget GenZ and make way for #FirstGen
In this episode, we speak to Floss Styles who created the First Gen Farmer Facebook group.
Her not-so-small Facebook following is, says Floss, not a following at all – it is a community.
Getting a foothold in agriculture can be really hard for those who didn’t grow up on a farm, but Floss say the internet has created so many opportunities for new entrants like her.
Find out how she got started on her farming journey and listen to her top tips for getting on that first rung.
Plus hear Lizzie’s funniest farming moment so far… and how not to get over an electric fence!
S2, E2: 'Robotics' with the Small Robot Company
Are robots creating our dinner? Does the future of food lie in artificial intelligence? Will tractors be a thing of the past?
Well, forget Sophia and the robots heading to Mars, it’s Dick and his friends that are really taking over the earth.
In this episode, we speak to Sam Watson- Jones, co-founder of the Small Robot Company. We delve into the truth behind robotics and how the concept of robot grown produce could be the next big thing.
Whether you’re an algorithm artist or you prefer a screwdriver in your hand, they’re always on the lookout for coders, engineers, AI experts and those who like the back end of a computer, not just the front interface.
We discuss their latest robots, how they’re built, what they do and how careers in this sector really are open to anyone.
Plus, we’re giving away two free tickets to New Scientist Live!
S2, E1: 'The Media' with the Yorkshire Shepherdess
Are TV shows a real representation of farming? Does the press just cement a narrow stereotype? Is social media simply a burden?
In this episode, we join Amanda Owen- The Yorkshire Shepherdess - at her home in Ravenseat- as we have an honest chat about her success, facing criticism and the answers to our first mythbuster: the media.
Sat by the fire, cuppa in hand and the dogs asleep, we delve into her latest series of Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm, her new book Celebrating the Seasons and her successful UK tour.
Further greeted by Clive and the children, with Clemmy encouraging us to take Tony the Pony in our car, Amanda continues to open up about family life, the power of hands-on education and the pressures of conforming to the expected stereotype.
Plus, find out what ingredient Clive hates, Amanda’s view on Mary Berry and her favourite recipe to cook!
S1, Bonus Episode: Femme Country
We're back with a NEW BONUS episode! Join us as we speak with Brontë Mitchell- founder of Femme Country magazine-about her journey, the people behind the brands and our feature in their summer edition.
S1, E10: In One Shot
In the final episode of series 1, we speak with Olivia Brabbs, a photographer who combines a documentary approach to her images with a feminine eye for detail. Olivia's shots relating to her Farm to Fork portfolio particularly caught our eye when we were looking for someone to work with on a new exciting photo shoot project.
Listen now, to hear a sneak peak about something NEW we have planned...
Breaking down barriers and misconceptions
Great podcast, an easy listen for anyone not necessarily from the farming industry. Fantastic topics made easy to follow and understand
My new favourite
This is a must! Easy listening and hugely informative
Podcast that’s getting better and better!