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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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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

    80: Meet The Silver Surfers

    80: Meet The Silver Surfers

    Zoom, Whatsapp, Instagram and TikTok are no longer just Millennial buzzwords. For many senior citizens social media has become a part of daily life.

     

    Negotiating our new world over the past few months has meant many of those who may have traditionally shunned technology are learning new skills. In this episode, over-60s share how their lives have been transformed by tech, from keeping in touch with loved ones to adventuring to far-flung parts of the world. 😊 💪🌈

     

    Advice on coping with lockdown, including using technology and the internet, can be found at Age UK (https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/work-learning/technology-internet/) .

    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
    79: Midsummer Magic and Mayhem

    79: Midsummer Magic and Mayhem

    For millennia, midsummer has been steeped in tales of mystery and magic. It inspired the construction of great temples, the lighting of bonfires and was even said to have caused people to act in strange and surprising ways.

     

    In this episode, we explore the meaning behind the legends of the longest day of the year. And we discover why so many people feel a mystical connection to this time of year.

     

    This year to limit the speared of COVID-19, Stonehenge and Avebury will be closed for solstice and we’d respectfully ask that you stay away from these sites and the surrounding areas on that day. 

     

    You can watch a live stream of the solstice on English Heritage’s social media channels (https://www.facebook.com/StonehengeEH/) . And if you’d like to experience the solstice in nature, please watch from your garden or from a viewpoint local to your home.

     

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

    • 19 min
    78: The Ice Shelf Garden

    78: The Ice Shelf Garden

    In this episode we’re bringing you another story to inspire you during lockdown. 
     
    Paul Zabel, an engineer and novice gardener, was sent to work in his first greenhouse in one of the most extreme locations on Earth. 
     
    At the end of his isolation, as Paul eased his way back into society, he realised he had discovered some valuable life lessons which we could learn from as we go through the same motions. 
     
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    • 17 min
    77: DAWNS and the Dawn Chorus

    77: DAWNS and the Dawn Chorus

    In this episode we continue to bring you ideas and advice on how to keep in tune with nature during lockdown. This time Andy Beer, author of Every Day Nature, gives us his top tips on how to grow a deeper understanding of the dawn chorus and to get better acquainted with your favourite feathered neighbourhood songstress. 
     
    You’ll also learn how to get involved with DAWNS, one of the Trust’s most ambitious musical mass participation events happening in the early hours of 16 May. To sign up go to DAWNS to https://dawns.live/
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    • 14 min
    76: How Gardens Heal

    76: How Gardens Heal

    When faced with heartache, music journalist Alice Vincent found a surprising remedy in her tiny balcony garden at her London flat.
     
    A complete gardening novice, Alice made the most of the little space and resources she had. What started as a distraction became an obsession and Alice slowly built a small urban sanctuary teeming with greenery and heady blooms. 
     
    She quickly came to realise the almost magical healing power of planting and growing. A new and life-changing kind of love story blossomed…
     
    In this episode, Alice explains how even the most unlikely spaces – from concrete yards to windowsills - can be transformed into beautiful ‘micro-gardens’. And she shares her personal experience of the positive effect of gardening on our wellbeing.
    You can follow Alice on Instagram @noughticulture  (https://www.instagram.com/noughticulture/)
     
    To read Alice’s top tips for gardening in small spaces, go to: 
    nationaltrust.org.uk/balconygardens     
     
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    • 18 min
    75: Things That Go Click in The Night

    75: Things That Go Click in The Night

    In this episode, presenter Jo Dyson heads to the Lake District for a night of camping and stargazing. But unfortunately for Jo things don’t quite go to plan.
     
    Jo swaps her tent for a tripod to try her hand at some astrophotography on a night time stroll. Jo turns to astrophotographer, Steven Hanna for a masterclass in photography. Listen to discover how you can use your camera to shed light on the secrets of the night. 
     
    Please note, this episode was recorded before UK restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus. Please check current guidance before planning any activities.
     
    For more podcasts from the National Trust, visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts
     

    • 18 min

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