28 episodes

I am a nature writer and novelist, and I’m lucky enough to be able to walk out of my cottage straight into Suffolk’s beautiful open countryside. As spring breaks over the British Isles, and summer settles in, I’ll be documenting the wonder and richness of the natural world and bringing it into as many homes as I can.

The Stubborn Light of Things Melissa Harrison

    • Nature
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

I am a nature writer and novelist, and I’m lucky enough to be able to walk out of my cottage straight into Suffolk’s beautiful open countryside. As spring breaks over the British Isles, and summer settles in, I’ll be documenting the wonder and richness of the natural world and bringing it into as many homes as I can.

    Episode Twenty-eight: Outtakes

    Episode Twenty-eight: Outtakes

    Making a nature podcast is harder than you think... Note: Contains bad words and loud noises! Listen →

    • 3 min
    Episode Twenty-seven: Meaning

    Episode Twenty-seven: Meaning

    Join Melissa for the last time on a longer walk than usual, taking in some familiar landmarks from earlier in the series. It’s a damp and misty autumn afternoon and the air smells of wet leaves and woodsmoke. Listen →

    • 54 min
    Episode Twenty-six: Weather

    Episode Twenty-six: Weather

    Join Melissa in her cosy cottage as wind and rain lash down outside. The autumn migration is underway, and billions of birds are on the move; indoors, it’s time to light the fire. Listen →

    • 33 min
    Episode Twenty-five: Healing

    Episode Twenty-five: Healing

    Join Melissa as she cycles to an abandoned World War II airbase and explores the old runways. A sharp breeze is plucking acorns from the trees, and skylarks are feeding in the brown stubble fields. Listen →

    • 31 min
    Episode Twenty-four: Faltering

    Episode Twenty-four: Faltering

    Join Melissa and Scout as they walk down towards the village at sunset. The shadows of oaks stretch long over the stubble fields, the evening star comes out and pheasants fuss and cluck themselves to bed. Listen →

    • 28 min
    Episode Twenty-three: Encounter

    Episode Twenty-three: Encounter

    Join Melissa as the sun rises on a crisp, cool autumn day; there are deer and hares in the dawn fields, and robins sing wistfully from the hedgerows. Listen →

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

paraicodonnell ,

Utterly magical

Entrancing and beautifully made. A podcast you don’t so much look forward to as come to depend on.

JGabrielle P ,

A beautiful new podcast

I love Melissa Harrison's new podcast - it is so atmospheric and personal to her own experiences of the countryside and all that entails for her. The inclusion of poets and other voices adds to the richness of each episode.

mammo ammo ,

A delight!

This podcast is the perfect antidote to everything that’s going on in the world. It’s like being invited into a lovely dream.

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