22 episodes

Each and every one of us has an Island Story. What’s yours?
The Island Stories Podcast uncovers the characters and personalities who’ve made the Isle of Wight - on the South-Coast of England - home. We talk to amazing Islanders about why they live here, what makes them special and find out their favourite things about this amazing Island of ours! 
Hosted by Harriet Hadfield
Produced by Alex Warren
Music by Mike & Izabella Russell from Music Radio Creative

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Island Stories Harriet Hadfield & Alex Warren

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Each and every one of us has an Island Story. What’s yours?
The Island Stories Podcast uncovers the characters and personalities who’ve made the Isle of Wight - on the South-Coast of England - home. We talk to amazing Islanders about why they live here, what makes them special and find out their favourite things about this amazing Island of ours! 
Hosted by Harriet Hadfield
Produced by Alex Warren
Music by Mike & Izabella Russell from Music Radio Creative

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    S3 Ep 5: Jo Rees - The Island's dyslexia champion

    S3 Ep 5: Jo Rees - The Island's dyslexia champion

    Our guest this week on Island Stories is dyslexia specialist Jo Rees who has built a huge following across the Island - and around the world via social media
    Born and bred in Newport, Jo now lives in St Helens with her husband Tom and their teenage three children.
    Jo is the Island’s leading expert in dyslexia, offering private assessments and support to families across the Isle of Wight via her company ‘Another Way Round’.
    Follow Jo on Tik Tok
    Thank you to Style of Wight Magazine for supporting Season 3 of the Island Stories Podcast: https://www.styleofwight.co.uk/
    Hosted by Harriet Hadfield
    Produced by Alex Warren
    Music by Mike & Izabella Russell from Music Radio Creative

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 37 min
    S3 Ep 4: Father Xavier Perrin - life as an Island monk

    S3 Ep 4: Father Xavier Perrin - life as an Island monk

    As Easter approaches, a podcast episode full of hope, spirituality and hospitality.
    Island Stories meets Father Xavier Perrin, the Abbot of Quarr Abbey - a place of worship for Roman Catholics and a popular place to visit for Islanders and tourists alike. 
    Father Xavier tells us about his Island life, a typical day-in-his-life as a monk, his work caring for the buildings and fabric of the abbey and his plans for the future.
    Thank you to Style of Wight Magazine for supporting Season 3 of the Island Stories Podcast: https://www.styleofwight.co.uk/
    Hosted by Harriet Hadfield
    Produced by Alex Warren
    Sign-up to Harriet’s weekly newsletter Island Stories
    Music by Mike & Izabella Russell from Music Radio Creative

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 36 min
    S3 Ep 3: Leighton Atchison-Warne - putting the CBD into the IOW

    S3 Ep 3: Leighton Atchison-Warne - putting the CBD into the IOW

    Our final guest of 2023 is Leighton Atchison-Warne, founder of beauty and lifestyle brand Natures Journey, based in Ryde.
    Leighton tells us his Island Story - a native from birth, he now lives in Sandown with his partner and worked at Liz Earle for many years before branching out on his own project. He talks about his pioneering use of CBD oil in beauty products and - of course - his love for the Island.
    Thank you to Style of Wight Magazine for supporting Season 3 of the Island Stories Podcast: https://www.styleofwight.co.uk/
    Hosted by Harriet Hadfield
    Produced by Alex Warren
    Sign-up to Harriet’s weekly newsletter Island Stories
    Music by Mike & Izabella Russell from Music Radio Creative

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 47 min
    S3 Ep 2: Helena Nicklin - the Island's very own wine-fluencer.

    S3 Ep 2: Helena Nicklin - the Island's very own wine-fluencer.

    Our guest this week is wine guru Helena Nicklin who is no stranger to podcasting - with her popular drinks podcast ‘Bring a Bottle’ and a starring role in three TV series of ‘The Three Drinkers’ on Amazon Prime. 
    Helena talks moving her family to the Island from London, all things booze-related including predictions for next year’s drinks trends, plus the possibilities for a breakthrough vintner on the Isle of Wight.
    Thank you to Style of Wight Magazine for supporting Season 3 of the Island Stories Podcast: https://www.styleofwight.co.uk/
    Hosted by Harriet Hadfield
    Produced by Alex Warren
    Sign-up to Harriet’s weekly newsletter 5-Stories
    Music by Mike & Izabella Russell from Music Radio Creative

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 40 min
    S3 Ep 1: Major General Sir Martin White - the Island’s highest ranked veteran.

    S3 Ep 1: Major General Sir Martin White - the Island’s highest ranked veteran.

    Born and bred on the Island, Major General Sir Martin White is our very first guest for Season 3 of the Island Stories podcast - timed to coincide with the week running up to Remembrance Sunday. 
    Sir Martin served a long and decorated career in the British Army before becoming Her Late Majesty The Queen’s representative on the Isle of Wight - welcoming royalty to our shores as our Lord Lieutenant for 14 years.
    Thank you to our supporters, including Style of Wight Magazine: https://www.styleofwight.co.uk/
    Hosted by Harriet Hadfield
    Produced by Alex Warren
    Sign-up to Harriet’s weekly newsletter 5-Stories
    Music by Mike & Izabella Russell from Music Radio Creative

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 35 min
    S2 Ep 10: Mike Christie - he's got the Island X-factor

    S2 Ep 10: Mike Christie - he's got the Island X-factor

    Our guest this week is X-Factor star Mike Christie who lives in Cowes when he's not touring the UK with his operatic 'boy-band' group G4 who've achieved enormous success since becoming runners-up on the show in 2004.
    Mike speaks of his great love for the Island, the work he does with young people here to introduce them to music and his annual event the Wight Proms.
    Hosted by Harriet Hadfield
    Produced by Alex Warren
    Sign-up to Harriet’s weekly newsletter 5-Stories
    Music by Mike & Izabella Russell from Music Radio Creative

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Gaz99er ,

Great podcasts

I was recommended Island Stories by a friend.
It’s a great little listen for anyone either from the Isle of Wight or indeed anyone interested in the background of some inspirational characters.
Thanks . Enjoyed.

kenyoga ,

A little bit of Island magic wherever you are !

If you can’t get to THE Island let the Island come to you wherever you are every Wednesday morning - fab selection of guests all feeling the lurvvve 😍

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