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Whether you seek the adventure of our outdoor spaces, the tranquility of our gardens or the history and culture of our places, our podcasts offer you a new way to experience the wonders of the National Trust.

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Cragside became Britain's first hydro-powered home in 1878

Britain's first smart home 

In the first episode from our new podcast series on sustainability called 50% Renewable we explore the exciting capabilities of hydropower. We shed light on how inventor Lord William Armstrong made his Northumberland-home Cragside into Britain's first hydro-powered home in 1878. Discover how an upgrade of the original hydro system is powering the estate into the future. This podcast was made possible thanks to the support of BMW i, the brand behind the all-electric BMW i3.

Episode 1: Britain's first smart home

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National Trust podcasts are audio programmes you can download, stream or listen to on your computer or mobile device. All our podcasts are available free of charge from Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Soundcloud, and other audio platforms. New instalments of each series can be received by subscribers automatically.

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Kirsty Wark in Parliament Square

Women and Power presented by Kirsty Wark 

In this five-part series we lift the lid on our archives to uncover the seldom-told stories of maids, mill-workers, politicians and even royalty, who fought and campaigned to help shape the world we live in today.

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