National Trust Podcast: series six
Explore series six of the National Trust Podcast. From the beginnings of pop music to adventures on the water, there are plenty of stories to uncover.
Episode 114: Deserts, Deception and Decay
A covert and secretive wilderness lies just off the Suffolk coast. Endangered plants and animals make their home alongside eerie abandoned buildings. Rumours of strange goings-on have shrouded this place for years. Uncover the truth about the dangers lurking beneath the surface at Orford Ness, one of the most unusual places in our care.Listen on mobile
Episode 113: The Tale of Beatrix Potter
Many of us grew up reading about Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggywinkle, but how much do you know about the woman behind the stories? In this episode we’re exploring the lesser-known sides of Beatrix Potter, from her love of natural science to how her ‘little books’ helped to protect the Lake District.Listen on mobile
Episode 112: Dust Detectives
Just beneath our feet lies a hidden world of ancient curiosities and undiscovered treasures, but sorting the rarities from the rubbish requires some special sleuthing skills. An archaeological adventure awaits in the story of the Dust Detectives.Listen on mobile
Episode 111: A wild night out
There’s a midnight party happening deep in the woods at Cragside in Northumberland. Meet the ravers, movers and shakers as they emerge from slumber to rule nature’s nightclub.Listen on mobile
Episode 110: The inventor's playground
Buckle up for a safari through a landscape where nothing is at it seems, and uncover the story of an audacious Victorian inventor known as the Magician of the North.Listen on mobile
Episode 109: The treasure on the wall
If historic houses are the treasure boxes that keep the objects within them safe, what happens when unusual activity starts to affect the box? Find out how one precious item was almost left hanging when the walls around it began to crumble, until conservators devised a rescue plan.Listen on mobile
Episode 108: A beginner's guide to paddleboarding
Hiking, running and cycling can be great ways to get from A to B for the environmentally conscious traveller, but for a truly alternative mode of transport why not embrace the power of the paddle?Listen on mobile
Episode 107: Cartref y cyfieithydd (Welsh version)
Mae'r Gymraeg yn un o ieithoedd byw hynaf Ewrop, ond pa ran chwaraeodd ffermdy bychan ger Penmachno yng ngoroesiad yr iaith hyd heddiw? Ymunwch a Betsan Powys wrth iddi fynd ar siwrne i Dŷ Mawr Wybrnant i ddysgu mwy am Esgob William Morgan, un o gewri'r genedl sy'n cael ei adnabod gan lawer fel gwaredwr yr iaith Gymraeg.Gwrandewch ar ffôn symudol
Episode 106: Not lost in translation (English version)
Welsh is one of Europe's oldest living languages, but if it wasn’t for one man and one very special book, this key element of Wales’ cultural heritage could have been lost forever. In this episode, join presenter Lowri Morgan as she travels to the small farmhouse of Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant in North Wales to hear the full story.Listen on mobile
Episode 105: On the fringe of extinction
Wandering through the house at Knole in Kent, you probably wouldn’t realise that there’s an endangered species lurking amid the antique furniture. In this episode, find out how Knole’s house team are doing all they can to ensure the survival of this centuries-old rarity.Listen on mobile
Episode 104: Wales' seaside butterflies (revisited)
After 5 years of climate change and fluctuating weather, we're heading back to Beddgelert in North Wales to find out how the local team are getting on with their project to conserve seaside butterflies.Listen on mobile
Episode 103: The Beatles' beginning
If you stumble upon 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool without knowing its history, you may assume it’s an unremarkable house, on an unremarkable suburban street. But when you meet its former resident, you'll realise there’s much to this house than meets the eye.Listen on mobile
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