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Recording the Wild Isles podcast 'Beginner's guide to camping' on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour
Recording the National Trust Podcast episode 'Escape to Adventure Island' on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour | © National Trust Images/James Beck

Podcasts

Listen to episodes of the National Trust Podcast for free to discover the stories behind the gardens, collections and outdoor places in our care and learn about the houses that helped to shape and influence our history.

National Trust Podcast series

Entrance front of the Workhouse, Nottinghamshire
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National Trust Podcast: series eight 

Immerse yourself in the past or explore the natural world from your armchair in series eight of the National Trust Podcast, with new episodes every fortnight.

A beaver kit sits on the edge of a pond eating a leafy tree branch
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National Trust Podcast: series seven 

Listen to series seven of the National Trust Podcast. From the communities celebrating blossom to the Anglo-Saxon ship buried at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, discover stories filled with history and nature.

A view from the doorway of Paul McCartney's childhood bed, guitar and green chair in a small cream-coloured room.
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National Trust Podcast: series six 

From lesser known tales about Beatrix Potter, to the childhood home of Sir Paul McCartney; there are so many stories to uncover from the places in our care. Explore more of them in series six of our podcast.

Konik ponies grazing at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire
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National Trust podcast: series five 

Catch up with series five of the National Trust Podcast and discover episodes full of art, history and adventure.

Nature and the outdoors

Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland
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Nature podcasts playlist 

Wherever you are, take the UK's wildlife with you. Filled with stories of seals, butterflies, beavers and birds, explore remote beaches and mighty treetops with our nature podcast playlist.

Summer in the parterres at Westbury Court Garden, Gloucestershire
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Garden podcasts playlist 

From subtropical havens to ornate sculpture parks, the gardens in our care are steeped in history. Listen to our garden podcast episodes to find out more about their history and the people who look after them.

Walkers passing by a stream on Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains, County Down
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Walking podcasts playlist 

Join ranger Kate Martin as she rambles along routes through some of the Trust’s most beautiful landscapes, uncovering myths, legends and history along the way.

History and collections

The showcase in the Treasure Room at Hill Top, Sawrey, Cumbria, the home of Beatrix Potter
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History podcasts playlist 

Be transported through time with our history podcast playlist. From the origins of drag performance to the boys who became the Beatles, discover stories from across the ages.

Books in the collection at Florence Court, County Fermanagh
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Literary podcasts playlist 

Our literary-themed podcast episodes explore how several places we care for helped to shape the work of famous authors such as T.E. Lawrence, Agatha Christie and William Wordsworth.

A painting of the racehorse Hambletonian by George Stubbs (1724–1806), at Mount Stewart House, County Down, Northern Ireland. One man in a top hat holds the horse's bridle while another holds a cloth to rub the horse down.
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125 Treasures series 

Join actress Alison Steadman in this podcast series as she delves into the stories behind five fascinating historical objects in the National Trust collections, from tapestries to obelisks.

Mini series

The 5th Marquess of Anglesey, Henry Cyril Paget, posing on a chair in fancy costume, with winged helmet and adorned in jewels.
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LGBTQ podcast series with Clare Balding 

Listen to our podcast series with Clare Balding, exploring the lost and hidden LGBTQ stories from some of the special places in our care.

A replica of the Anglo-Saxon helmet of war at Sutton Hoo
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Bettany Hughes: Ten places, Europe and Us podcast 

Join historian Bettany Hughes in this podcast series exploring the connections of ten inspiring National Trust places to Europe and the wider world.

Kirsty Wark, wearing headphones and a multi-coloured animal-print shirt, sits in front of a microphone during the recording of the Women and Power podcast series.
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Women and Power podcast series 

Listen to the Women and Power podcast series, presented by journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark, and discover the stories behind the women's suffrage movement and how some of the special places in our care are connected.

Caryl Parry Jones stands outside Penrhyn Castle in Wales, with the National Trust podcast team in the background holding recording equipment.
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People's Landscapes series 

Join presenter John Sergeant and guests in this podcast series exploring the connection between people and landscapes through the ages.

About podcasts

Recording the National Trust Podcast at Divis & The Black Mountain, Northern Ireland
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All you need to know about podcasts 

Find out all you need to know about podcasts – both National Trust and others – covering what they are, where to find them and the difference between streaming and downloading.

Discover our magazine

Summer 2024 magazine front cover
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Listen to the latest issue 

Learn more about the places in our care in the audio version of our magazine, which covers the main articles from the latest issue and includes extra behind-the-scenes chats with our contributors.

Looking through a magnifying glass at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

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