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Ella McSweeney's recent posts to audioboom.com

    Brussels Attacks - RTE's Liveline

    Brussels Attacks - RTE's Liveline

    #brussels #parisattacks #refugeecrisis #refugees #brusselsattacks #Molenbeek

    • 10 min
    Refugees in Brussels

    Refugees in Brussels

    #brussels #parisattacks #afghanistan #refugeecrisis #refugees

    • 6 min
    Wendell Berry reads RS Thomas

    Wendell Berry reads RS Thomas

    Wendell Berry reads part of Welsh poet RS Thomas' poem "Lore"
    #wendellberry #rsthomas #ellamcsweeney #farming #poetry #poems #wales

    • 12 sec
    THE PEACE OF WILD THINGS, read by Wendell Berry

    THE PEACE OF WILD THINGS, read by Wendell Berry

    Wendell Berry reads his poem "The Peace of Wild Things" while sitting in his house in Henry County, Kentucky. Recorded as part of BBC Radio 4 doc on Berry for The Food Programe - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b066tk2c
    #wendellberry #kentucky #poetry #poems #farming #food #ellamcsweeney #bbc #bbcradio4 #fooodprogramme

    • 46 sec
    BBC Food Programme - Ella meets Wendell

    BBC Food Programme - Ella meets Wendell

    Wendell Berry has been described as 'An American Hero' but his work and teaching have inspired and influenced leaders, writers and campaigners around the world. Ella McSweeney had no hesitation in choosing him as her 'Food Hero' and travels to meet him at his farm in Kentucky. She explains why his work affected her so profoundly, even thousands of miles away in Ireland.
    As a leading and respected farmer, writer, campaigner, philosopher and poet, he wrote that "Eating is an agricultural act" yet argues we have become disconnected from the land by the industrialisation of the food chain, that the growth of agribusiness has driven many small farms out of business with a loss of their 'moral fibre and wisdom' and is destroying rural communities. He argues we must acknowledge the impact of agriculture to society.
    Yet despite his widespread influence he lives at a different pace to the majority - using horses to work the land and refusing to get a computer.
    For those unfamiliar with his work Ella will explain just how significant he's been on politicians and game-changers and, for those who know him already, a chance to hear his thoughts on how to feed ourselves without destroying the land and plant we have.
    Ella also visits the city of Louisville to see how people are putting his thoughts into action in projects that provide access to fresh food and but also unite communities otherwise divided.
    Presented by Ella McSweeney
    Produced by Anne-Marie Bullock.
    #bbc #bbcradio4 #ellamcsweeney #wendellberry #farming #food #louisville #america #foodpolitics #foodpolicy #kentucky

    • 27 min
    Ballina Mart

    Ballina Mart

    sound of weanling sale at ballina mart, co. mayo

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Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

saperlo ,

Treasure Trove

This podcast is wonderful. It manages to be informative but also to convey the life of farming very well.
There are recordings of wildlife and livestock which fill the day on a farm and so are the backdrop soundscape of farming.
I am an artist and an listening to these as I work is an absolute joy.
Thank you Ella

Victoria Ross Patti ,

Blacksmither's Yeah!

Love episode #71 on the blacksmither's Ella interviewed, super cool.

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