93 episodes

The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks.

To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to http://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

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    • Places & Travel
    • 4.3 • 159 Ratings

The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks.

To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to http://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

    Taste Along With Wainwright

    Taste Along With Wainwright

    In our first taste along episode, Ranger Kate Martin and her mystery guest experience a Lake District walk in an intriguingly new way.

     

    If you’d like to taste along with Kate, you’ll need some fruit chews, mac & cheese, mint bubble filled chocolates and some cream soda. 

     

    We are currently planning and producing episodes for season 5 of the National Trust Podcast. To help us improve the show we’d love your feedback. So to help us shape future episodes of this podcast we’d be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to fill in our end of season survey:

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NTpodsurvey

    Extracts from this episode were taken from Alfred Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides to The Lakeland Fells.

    • 27 min
    Behind the Scenes of Reopening

    Behind the Scenes of Reopening

    After one of the most challenging years, the Trust is starting to nurture the green shoots of a new normal. Let us take you behind the scenes to witness the events and people that made our reopening possible.

    For more audio programmes from the National Trust, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust) .

    • 21 min
    Nature's Tasty Secrets

    Nature's Tasty Secrets

    Edible nettles, sweet shop flavoured berries and deadly carrots are just some of the culinary, and not so culinary delights, Ranger Kate Martin encounters when she meets Fred the Forager for a late summer stroll.

     

    This episode aims to inspire you to explore nature in a new way. And should not be used as a reference for instructions on how to forage. Fred (https://thewildsideoflife.co.uk/) is an expert with decades of experience. If you would like to experience foraging for yourself we recommend you join a reputable course and only forage under expert guidance.

     
    For more audio programmes from the National Trust, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust) .

    • 22 min
    100 Years of Mystery

    100 Years of Mystery

    While many of us are familiar with Agatha Christie’s characters, just how well do we know Agatha the person? As we celebrate 100 years of Christie publications, we take a look back at the woman behind the books, through the eye of her grandson, at her beloved Greenway House.

    Listen to more audio programmes from the National Trust at nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust) .

    • 12 min
    A Portrait of The National Trust

    A Portrait of The National Trust

    In 2017 Teleri Fielden started her National Trust shepherdess scholarship deep in the valleys of Snowdonia. We revisit her three years on to find out if the early mornings, harsh winters and constant rain have dampened her spirits or given her the drive to prove she’s got what it takes.

    Listen to more audio programmes from the National Trust at nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust) .

    • 18 min
    The Great Anthropause

    The Great Anthropause

    While we were all indoors during lockdown, stories of our wild neighbours bouncing back emerged across the globe.

     

    In this episode, podcast producer, Sean Douglas visits the Isle of Wight to investigate reports of wildlife taking over the island while humans were away. We also explore whether there will be a long-term positive impact on how we co-exist with the nature around us.

     

    Find out more about how scientists are tracking wildlife during the great 'anthropause' (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-1237-z) in Nature journal. 

     

    Listen to more audio programmes from the National Trust at nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/listen-to-podcasts-from-the-national-trust) .

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

switchthelighton ,

Reopening

Really really interesting and such informative positive well constructed podcast. Thank you

YogiLisaUK ,

Always interesting

Episodes are always so varied & interesting. Loved hearing about the care you took & the preparation needed to open again. Beautiful places to visit & lovely calling podcast to listen to especially whilst things are still so difficult.. A big thank you

Bubble@squeak ,

Very good

It's very calming to listen too

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