Less dither, more do
Flavian Obiero talks about his family's move from Kenya to the UK when he was 15, settling in to life in a new country, how he got into farming, being a black man in an industry not exactly known for it's diversity, and what we can all do to help in that...
Learning to use a handbrake
A farmer who lives in London? What?! Tom Clarke's no ordinary thinker. Listen as we talk about about how he went from being a successful management consultant to taking over the family farm in Cambridgeshire after losing his father, with zero farming...
What's Liz up to today?
Over 182 podcast interviews, and this is the first to make me cry. Liz Hoggarth is a wonderful person, who's dealt with a hell of a lot. Listen as we talk about just how devastating mental health issues can really be to entire families and communities...
Roll with it
Llyr Jones talks about taking over the family farm at 19, the huge range of different enterprises he has on the farm, including sheep and cattle, renewable energy production, free range laying hens, and rape seed oil production, his many wider industry roles, and how...
Vicki Hird talks about what makes a successful campaigner, her work with Sustain, how we can make fairer food supply chains, her new book ' Re-Bugging the Planet', and lots, lots more..
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The Living Years
Gareth Edwards talks about his struggles with depression, selling the family farm, his involvement with the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and living with prostate cancer. All this, and lots more..
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A Farm with a lot of Soul
George Young is one of the most interesting people, let alone farmers, that I know. Listen as he describes how he went from banking, film, and music, to a full-on agroecological mixed farmer with BIG plans for the future of his farm. All this, and much...
Fieldwork - What Land Does to People & What People Do to Land
Bella Bathurst has written one of the best books about farmers and their relationship to land that I've ever read. Join us as we discuss 'Fieldwork - What Land Does to People & What People Do to Land', and what she...
Louise's Farm Kitchen
Louise Urquhart talks about her family farm in Aberdeenshire, challenges with soil and sheep metabolism, getting started with pigs and direct selling, Louise's Farm Kitchen, and the crowdfunding campaign she recently ran to start producing free range broiler...
Bart van de Ven is one of my favourite people to follow on social media. Listen as we talk about emigrating to New Zealand from Holland, settling in to Kiwi life, his journey along the dairy farming ladder, mental health, and the hilarious and honest videos that he...
John Cherry talks about his journey into regenerative farming, direct drilling, herbal leys, mob grazing, and of course Groundswell! This year's event takes place on 23/24th June and we hear all out the event, how it got started, and where it's going. All this, and...
Life in a vanishing landscape
If you haven't read 'Native: Life in a vanishing landscape' by Patrick Laurie yet, then what are you waiting for?
An absolute pleasure to talk about Galloway cattle, curlews and conservation, writing and farming, and all things in-between with the...
Everything I do (I do it for ewe)
Gillian Dixon talks to me about her farm in Devon where she and her husband Ian have several different traditional breeds of animals, direct sell meat and fleeces to their customers, do all kinds of brilliant environmental works, and offer training...
Shane McAuliffe farms pigs - lots of pigs! Listen as we talk about his family business in County Kerry in South West Ireland, and how it's progressed over the years since his grandfather started it, the perception vs reality debate when it comes to farming on a large...
Cheese, Wine and Bread
Journalist, YouTuber, podcaster and now book author Katie Quinn talks all about her early life working in New York, the traumatic brain injury that changed her life, how she began to look at food differently as a result of this, and how that led her on a food...
Farmer Ben Andrews
Ben Andrews talks about his organic mixed farming operation in North Herefordshire farming beef cattle, cereal crops and a range of different vegetables. We also compare notes on being tenant famers and the challenges of flooding, discuss our love/ hate...
A golden evening at the oval
The man in the pink shirt, Ian Pigott, talks about his time trading tropical oils in London, converting to organic production, regenerative agriculture and what it means to him, farm education and Open Farm Sunday, writing for Farmers Weekly, and a...
NHS porn is rubbish
Geraint Davies talks about farming with nature, farm succession, testicular cancer (NHS porn is rubbish), being a hedge addict, rural communities, and lots more..
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The Wild Places
Sally-Ann Spence LOVES Dung Beetles! Find out all about these amazing little creatures, what makes them so damn cool, and how she's helping other farmers to realise their potential to improve their grazing and soils..
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