Sports & Recreation Podcasts

Welcome to the BASC podcast (The British Association for Shooting and Conservation). Each episode will include the latest news, views and content relating to the shooting world. With expert analysis of shooting-related affairs to first-class interviews, the BASC podcast will be a one-shop stop for information and advice.


United Kingdom


Welcome to the BASC podcast (The British Association for Shooting and Conservation). Each episode will include the latest news, views and content relating to the shooting world. With expert analysis of shooting-related affairs to first-class interviews, the BASC podcast will be a one-shop stop for information and advice.






EP 44: How effective shoot management leads to healthy woodland.

Tom heads to Kent to explore how thoughtful shoot management plays a big part in creating a healthy woodland. With the help of gamekeeper Adam Horn, we learn how sustainable shooting provides huge benefits to the ecosystem as a whole.


EP 43: BASC experts discuss the proposed restrictions on lead ammunition.

On this episode we focus on the move away from lead ammunition, explore the proposed restrictions and discuss whether the shooting community is embracing the change.


EP 42: BONUS EPISODE - Firearms licensing special

For this special episode, Tom travels to BASC head office to explore how the firearms team help foster and develop strong relationships with the various government agencies and how they ensure the police are working as efficiently as possible. We also hear from Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Marc Jones, who comments on the frustrations BASC members face when applying or renewing their license.


EP 41: Challenging trivia, festive game meals and the Boxing Day shoot.

Our December podcast includes The Big Christmas Countryside Quiz, how to improve your festive menu, traditions of the Boxing Day shoot and a thank you to our amazing BASC volunteers.


Ep 40: Wildfowling on the Upper Severn Estuary

Tom visits The Gloucestershire Wildfowling and Conservation Association and tries his luck on an evening flight. Plus a brief round-up of all the most important stories from BASC.


EP 39: Chef Rachel Green, clay shooting and the very latest news from BASC HQ.

All the latest news from BASC, including NRW's decision to halt plans to license the release of gamebirds in Wales. BASC food ambassador Rachel Green with some creative options for your shoot lunch, and Tom visits the clay shooting line at the game fair.


EP 38: An introduction to grouse beating in the Peak District.

Join Tom in the Peak District as he discovers how a grouse moor day is put together. Also updates on United Utilities, as well as the Hen Harriers brood management project.


EP 37: Live from the Game Fair and a firearms licensing consultation update.

Tom catches up with some colleagues at the Game Fair and discusses the ongoing Home Office firearms licensing consultation.


EP 36: Catch up with the latest news on GL43 and Scotland grouse shooting bill

The latest episode of BASC’s official podcast includes the latest news regarding Defra’s eleventh hour changes to the licensing system for releasing gamebirds on certain protected sites, and covers the Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill in detail, hearing from those who are at the centre of BASC’s work.


EP 35: Regional roadshow – Tom hears from an array of BASC staff working across the regions.

The latest BASC podcast episode has Tom speaking to various BASC staff from around the UK on their work, events and membership benefits on the ground. From planning shows, training and educational events, to firearms and membership enquiries, this episode showcases the breadth of BASC’s work and reach.


EP 34: Act Now Pt II – Hear from those that will be impacted by game shooting restrictions.

Tom speaks to businesses and individuals that will be impacted by the NRW proposals and Conor reminds listeners on how to respond to the consultation.


EP 33: Act now. The campaign against game shooting restrictions in Wales.

BASC’s Steve Griffiths and Conor O’Gorman discuss the Welsh government’s proposal to licence all gamebird releasing and the BASC Act Now campaign which is opposing the plans.


EP 32: Lyme disease special

With the warmer months fast approching, Tom talks to Julia Knight, Lyme disease campaigner, about tick bite prevention and the lack of knowledge amongst the general public and medical profession. Also BASC's deer advisor, James Sutcliffe, on dealing with ticks in the field.


Ep 31: BASC’s James Green discusses all things wildfowling

BASC’s head of wildfowling James Green looks back on an eventful season, talks about wildfowling’s conservation objectives and how to get involved.


EP 30: The highlights reel – listen back to the best of 2022.

Listen back to the best of 2022. Highlights include Countryfile's Adam Henson, a trip to the National Shooting Centre at Bisley and Bill Harriman on theThe Antiques Roadshow.


EP 29: An insight into firearms licensing with firearms licensing manager Chris Downs and BASC’s Martin Parker

Tom discusses firearms licensing with the MET's firearms licensing manager Inspector Chris Downs, as well as BASC’s Martin Parker.


EP 28: Woodcock watch – Why their season doesn’t need to be shortened.

Tom talks to Dr Marnie Lovejoy about BASC policy on woodcock shooting, Defra’s upcoming review of quarry species and why conservation listings don’t always work.


EP 27: Tales from the Antiques Roadshow: Bill Harriman talks 30 years of appearances

BASC’s Bill Harriman talks to Tom about his love of antique firearms and his best anecdotes from 30 years’ worth of appearances on Antiques Roadshow.


EP 26: Season openers – Tom discusses the start of the game seasons.

Tom discusses the start of the game seasons and attends a BASC shoot visit to understand more about the work underway across the regions.


EP 25: The future of shooing and introducing new audiences into the sport.

Tom explores how to encourage the next era of shooters into the fold, with GB Olympic Trap shooter Georgina Roberts and two-times English 10-meter Air Rifle Champion, Ruth Mwandumba.