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In season two of the National Trust podcast we'll be exploring some of the greatest gardens, walks and literary locations around the country. We’ll be delving into the stories and characters that make each place so special. We’ll tread sandy paths and the polished wooden floors of country homes, delight in birdsong and sublime views, and enjoy exceptionally good cream teas. Do join us on the journey and immerse yourself in the wonders of the National Trust. New series launches 10th August 2017 with a visit to Cliveden in Buckinghamshire.

In season two of the National Trust podcast we'll be exploring some of the greatest gardens, walks and literary locations around the country. We’ll be delving into the stories and characters that make each place so special. We’ll tread sandy paths and the polished wooden floors of country homes, delight in birdsong and sublime views, and enjoy exceptionally good cream teas. Do join us on the journey and immerse yourself in the wonders of the National Trust. New series launches 10th August 2017 with a visit to Cliveden in Buckinghamshire.
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In season two of the National Trust podcast we'll be exploring some of the greatest gardens, walks and literary locations around the country. We’ll be delving into the stories and characters that make each place so special. We’ll tread sandy paths and the polished wooden floors of country homes, delight in birdsong and sublime views, and enjoy exceptionally good cream teas. Do join us on the journey and immerse yourself in the wonders of the National Trust. New series launches 10th August 2017 with a visit to Cliveden in Buckinghamshire.

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Episodes

17: A Winter Garden in Wales

12/6/2018
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This week we’re in the foothills of Snowdonia National Park for a crisp winter stroll through the world-famous Bodnant Garden. Join us to explore dramatic waterfalls, romantic dells and towering trees, and hear from the gardeners who care for this exotic and ever-changing landscape. Find out more about this horticultural gem: nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden

Duration:00:19:53

16: SPECIAL: Women and Power, Episode One

11/29/2018
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As there are five Thursday’s in this month, this week we’re giving you a bonus episode. To fill the gap until our next regular episode on the first Thursday of next month, we thought you might like to hear the first episode of a mini series we launched earlier this year called Women and Power. Women and Power looks at the Trust’s links to the suffrage movement and is narrated by broadcaster and Journalist Kirsty Wark. To learn more about this series go to:...

Duration:00:21:14

15: Lawrence of Arabia’s Famous Friends

11/15/2018
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In this mini episode we’ll hear about the famous friends of T.E. Lawrence. From artists and writers like Thomas Hardy to fellow soldiers from the army, Lawrence welcomed an array of visitors to his rustic retreat. Learn how he entertained them, and gain a new perspective on his life from one of his relatives who helps keep his story alive today.

Duration:00:08:36

14: A Tour of Lawrence of Arabia’s Woodland Retreat

11/1/2018
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In this episode we’re at Clouds Hill, the rustic retreat of T.E. Lawrence. Nestled among pine trees in the Dorset countryside, this dilapidated cottage is where Lawrence of Arabia fled his new-found fame, following his adventures in the desert during the First World War. We’ll take you on a tour of the intimate spaces where he entertained friends, listened to music, and kept his beloved motorbike.

Duration:00:19:00

13: The konik ponies of Wicken Fen

10/18/2018
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In this mini episode we follow the wild ponies that roam Wicken Fen. Introduced to the fen 100 years ago, these hardy animals graze the land, enabling plants and wildlife to thrive. Later we investigate the smaller creatures that call this ancient landscape home, including dragonflies and water voles.

Duration:00:09:58

12: A Walk Through Ancient Wetlands

10/4/2018
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We’re at Wicken Fen in East Anglia for a walk through the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve. We’ll set off on foot, exploring the multi-use trails that allow easy access to this other-worldly landscape, before venturing down the narrow waterways on boat. Along the way, we’ll discover how a place created thousands of years ago is still providing a crucial home for thousands of animals, birds and plants today.

Duration:00:20:54

11: Memories of Glendurgan

9/20/2018
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In this mini episode we meet one of Glendurgan’s longest-serving volunteers. Sylvia describes her memories of this special place - from navigating the mind-boggling maze as a child, to sharing her love of the garden with visitors today.

Duration:00:06:43

10: A Tropical Garden at Glendurgan

9/6/2018
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In this episode we’re at Glendurgan Garden to discover its unusual microclimate, centuries-old history and fiendish maze. Join us on a journey through this tropical Cornish paradise – where lush rolling valleys meet the sea, and exotic plants grow alongside native wildflowers. We get to know the Fox family, who laid down the plans for the garden back in the 1820s, and still live in the house today.

Duration:00:19:10

9: SPECIAL: Music from the White Cliffs

8/27/2018
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In this special episode, we join composer Michael Price as he records his new classical album in some of the Trusts most unlikely places. Michael Price is best known for the scores he creates for film and popular television shows like Sherlock Holmes. For his latest album, Tender Symmetry, he’s swapped the comforts of Abbey Road studios for the varied acoustics of several Trust places. In this episode we join Michael and his team on the last day of recording at Fan Bay in Dover.

Duration:00:19:59

8: Secrets of a Design Icon: Exploring the home of William Morris

8/16/2018
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In this mini episode, we’ll discover the secret creations hidden behind a wardrobe in William Morris’s former home.

Duration:00:07:38

7: Patterns and Politics: William Morris at Red House

8/2/2018
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We’re at Red House in South East London, once home to one of Britain’s most celebrated designers of the 20th Century, William Morris. Famous for his iconic floral wallpaper designs, Morris’s prints and patterns are still in fashion today. But his story doesn’t end there – among other things, he was also a poet and a political figure - fascinated with all things medieval. Join us to explore the house where Morris’s creativity blossomed, and uncover the intriguing twists and turns in the...

Duration:00:19:45

6: Counting the Farne Island puffins

7/19/2018
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We’re hopping on a boat to the remote Farne Islands off the Northumbria coast this week to take part in a special count of one of the nation’s favourite seabirds: the puffin. We’ll hear how a hardy team of rangers conduct the five-yearly survey and find out what the future holds for these much-loved birds.

Duration:00:09:11

5: Walking with wildlife in Northumbria

7/5/2018
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We’re off to the Northumberland coast this week for a bracing and beautiful walk along Long Nanny beach. Join ranger Kate Martin as she strolls over sand dunes and past a freshwater stream, exploring the wildlife that calls this spectacular shoreline home. Learn to identify the birds that breed here each year – including ringed plovers and rare little terns - and hear from the dedicated staff who camp out under the stars to protect them.

Duration:00:21:49

4: Sheringham's Military Past

6/21/2018
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In this mini episode of the National Trust Podcast, we take a look at Sheringham Park’s military past.

Duration:00:08:43

3: Repton’s vision at Sheringham

6/7/2018
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This week we’re at Sheringham in Norfolk to discover 1,000 acres of glorious parkland, woods and clifftops. Learn about the designer who sculpted the landscape, Humphry Repton, and meet the staff and volunteers who keep his vision alive today. We’ll take you on a stroll through Sheringham’s magnificent rhododendron gardens as we unearth the colourful history of these exotic flowers – from the adventures of the plant hunter who sourced them to their starring role in the Upcher family’s...

Duration:00:25:06

2: Thinking outside the box Nostell Priory

5/17/2018
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n 2018, Nostell will hear the 300-year-old Harrison clock chime for the last time. This mini episode celebrates the ticks, tocks, and bongs of a clock made by a man who changed the world. The clock is the product of ‘out-the-box’ thinking, and suitably, it is exhibited at Nostell Priory out of it’s case with all it’s inner-workings exposed to visitors.

Duration:00:09:22

1: Chippendale at Nostell Priory

5/3/2018
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In the first episode of the new series, we’ll explore how the rich owners of Nostell used furniture, architecture and interior design to elevate their status. At the centre of the story is a local man named Thomas Chippendale, known today as "The Shakespeare of Furniture”. Through exploring his exquisite craftsmanship and the magnificent interiors that he designed and sourced - we get to know a man of talent, ambition and business nous.

Duration:00:24:06

Season 3 is almost here...

4/26/2018
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Season Three of the National Trust Podcast is almost here… We’ll be exploring some of the Trust’s most spectacular locations, from wild walks to flourishing gardens - not to mention the world class collections. We’ll be releasing a new episode on the first Thursday of each month, starting in May . And there’ll be a mini-episode being released the third Thursday of each month. So don’t forget to subscribe to the series.

Duration:00:00:44

Greenway's Literary Legacy

2/8/2018
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In this Episode, James Grasby meets Greenway's writer in residence, Roselle Angwin, and Community Involvement Officer, Carly Mays, to learn how the former holiday home of crime-writing extraordinaire, Agatha Christie, continues to inspire writers today.

Duration:00:05:03

Greenway's military past

2/1/2018
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In this episode James Grasby explores the intriguing military past of Agatha Christie's home in Greenway, Devon. A stronghold throughout history, the house and grounds feature many relics – most notably from the Second World War when the site was requisitioned for use by the 10th Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard, in the preparations for D-Day.

Duration:00:06:34