88 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
    • 4.9, 41 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

    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
    Pips in Space Feat. Tim Peake

    Pips in Space Feat. Tim Peake

    From small seeds grow mighty oaks. This a phrase that astronaut Tim Peake knows well. In this episode we’ll explore how nature inspired and enabled man’s (and woman’s) most epic adventures.

    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) .

    • 18 min
    Meet The Silver Surfers

    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
    Midsummer Magic and Mayhem

    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
    The Ice Shelf Garden

    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. 
     
    For more podcasts from the National Trust, visit: https://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

    • 17 min
    DAWNS and the Dawn Chorus

    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

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