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Welcome to Walks Around Britain. We're here to get you out walking. Every month on our podcast we've got audio walks, outdoor news & views, interviews, gear & kit reviews and area walking guides - inspiration for your next walking trip right here. - sponsored by Travall (https://www.travall.co.uk/) . You'll also find us on the web, on social media, on DVD and on our television series - which is on TV channels around the world, on Amazon's Prime Video and via our own Walks Around Britain+ vid ...
 
THE Ross Edgley Podcast is dedicated to debunk every fitness or nutrition myth you’ve heard. Instead, it lives to deliver debates, insights and knowledge bombs on practised, preached & performed techniques to give you the fitness and food tools to reach any goal, anywhere, anytime. Hosted by Ross Edgley, author of The World’s Fittest Book, the current number one bestselling fitness book on Amazon, expect infectious enthusiasm, a huge dose of real knowledge & a sign up to your first 5K, Iron ...
 
Your London Legacy was born out of my love for London. I have travelled far and wide, and as much I get so much pleasure from seeing new places around the world, I always look forward to getting back home to London. I cannot think of anywhere else in the world, that has the same depth of history, the coming together of ancient and new cultures, fashions and religions and our hard-won freedom of speech. London is a global leader in banking and has the highest concentration of Universities and ...
 
Exploring the past, one skeleton at a time. --- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bonesandstuff --- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oldbonespodcast --- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oldbones_podcast/ --- Website: oldbones.co.uk
 
Welcome to Rebel Women, a podcast about the history of troublemakers in East London. This corner of Britain's capital has seen multiple waves of migration, poverty and persecution. Sometimes feared, always looked down upon, the residents have struggled. But out of these struggles rose up some of history's greatest radicals leaders - leaders of movements that have changed both the local landscape, and wider society too. Many of them were women. And most you will have never heard about, despit ...
 
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In this one-off Christmas special, a fellow archaeology student - Grace - and I chat about a few things from the history of Christmas, including the medieval and pagan origins, as well as how it would have felt at a Medieval Christmas. Next episode: The Kings of Tintagel *** Other content mentioned in the show: Modern History TV: https://modernhist…
 
As you wander round the streets of our magnificent capital city today, you’ll probably most likely be aware of all the shops and offices, albeit deserted if we are still in lockdown. What you will not see so much of are the relics of London’s glorious industrial past, unless of course, that is you know where and what to look for. From brewing giant…
 
Andrew White talks to walker Rose Hakin and writer Damian Hall about their experiences of walking the Pennine Way, and adventurer Paul Rose chats to Andrew about his BBC TV series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pennine Way. The Walks Around Britain podcast is presented by Andrew White and sponsored by Travall. For more information, visit t…
 
This month we visit Birdoswald Roman Fort to learn what happened to forts on Hadrian's Wall after the Romans abandoned them. This is a slightly different episode, in that, rather than leading with a story into archaeological evidence or capturing archaeological evidence in a story, or ditching the story altogether, this entire episode is made up of…
 
Andrew White chats to the creator of the Fiona Outdoors website - Fiona Russell - about surviving lockdown when you are an outdoors writer and blogger. And travel writer Oliver Smith discusses his experience of one of the busiest mountains in the world suddenly being closed due to Covid - Snowdon. Oliver's feature on Snowdon is here. The Walks Arou…
 
In the first of an occasional series "Behind The Lens", Andrew talks to Jon Sparks about how he got into outdoor photography, and talks us through the story behind three of his favourite photographs. The images talked about in the podcast are here... https://www.walksaroundbritain.co.uk/files/JonSparks01.jpg https://www.walksaroundbritain.co.uk/fil…
 
As the great Samuel Johnson once said, ‘when a man is tired of London he is tired of life’ and in my view this has never been more true. In these troubled unique times, finding the pleasure and joy in plain view is critical for us all, from a physical, mental and wellbeing perspective. In this brilliant episode I caught up with award winning Tom Jo…
 
Andrew White chats to the writer and broadcaster Beth Pipe - otherwise known as Cumbrian Rambler - about her writing career, her love of the outdoors and gets her favourite walks in Cumbria. And TV travel presenter Alex Outhwaite talks about walking and how she got what many would class as a dream job - travelling around the world to make TV progra…
 
The first proper episode of Season Two. Today we do a mad run through Roman Britain. Were the Romans good for Britain? Were they terrible? Let's find out. Next episode: Chieftans in the Fort *** Talk to me: oldbonespodcast@gmail.com --- Support me at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bonesandstuff --- Join the community on Facebook: https://www.face…
 
Today’s brilliant guest is responsible for what can probably be described as one of London’s absolute best secrets, The London Metropolitan Archive. Geoff Pick is Director of this amazing London based resource. Just imagine over 100km of archives jam packed full of amazing historical and contemporary material with over 1000 years to choose from. We…
 
Andrew White chats to one of the new presenters of Walks Around Britain - Vikkie Lee - to discover more about her walks and love of the great outdoors. And writer, lecturer and environmental campaigner Kate Rawles talks to Andrew about how she became an outdoor person and her views on how we can save the planet. Vikkie Lee's YouTube channel is here…
 
The Saxons are coming... And so are the British, the Picts, the Vikings, the Franks and, finally, the Normans. This is our prelude to season 2 - a high-level overview of what happens in the years between the fall of Rome and the Battle of Hastings. We talk story, theory, the problem of documents and explain how our series will be structured. Everyt…
 
When Hashi Mohamed arrived in London from Kenya as a 9-year-old, separated from his mother and still grieving the recent and tragic loss of his father, he couldn’t possibly have foreseen the incredible journey ahead. A journey of social mobility littered with hurdles and barriers, some clear and obvious and others much more subtle. Against all the …
 
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. This episode is the final instalment of our five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act. The 1960s was a decade unlike any other. Young people across the world were rising up - with opposition to the Viet…
 
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. This episode is the fourth in our five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act. As the Second World War began, women rose up once again to do their bit. They went to factories producing munitions. They bui…
 
The fear of losing your mind has to be one of the scariest things you could ever endure—and the worry that a loved one will forget who you are, or start acting in a way that is totally opposite to how they have all their lives, is too much for most to imagine. This week’s brilliant guest, Jules Montague, is a Consultant Neurologist here in London. …
 
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. This episode is the third in our five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act. The outbreak of war in 1914 cause huge disruption to the education system. As men enlisted, women stepped up to fill the sudde…
 
Did you know you have an unfair advantage in your life? Something that gives you an edge over your competition. Even if you are not aware it, today's brilliant guests Ash Ali and Hasan Kubba have devised a simple framework that allows us to find out what our unfair advantage is and how we can use it to help us succeed in life and business. Ash Ali …
 
Episode 6 The battle for Equal Pay part 2: Women War Time Workers (1900-1918) Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. This episode is the second in a five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act. On the eve of the First World War, women's lives …
 
In our third interview, we speak to Professor David Petts. He is a specialist in the Early Medieval Period of Britain. We reminisce about Binchester, talk about his latest excavations on Lindisfarne and begin to talk about the joys and frustrations about loving a period commonly called 'The Dark Ages'. Find out more about David here: https://durham…
 
This week’s amazing guest is the inspirational Brenda Birungi, aka Lady Unchained. Lady Unchained is a Poet and founder of Unchained Poetry, a platform for artists with experience of the criminal justice system. In 2008, 20-year-old Brenda got into a fight in a club whilst trying to protect her sister from being attacked. Serving 11 months of her p…
 
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. This episode is the first in a five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act. Much of this battle has taken place in the boroughs of East London, and there is a clear reason for this. People join unions whe…
 
Andrew White discovers about the history of the soon-to-be-opened England Coast Path with the writer Stephen Neale and what is it like to change your whole life and buy your own campsite to run? Andrew finds out from someone who did just that - Sioned Bannister. Stephen's book "The England Coast Path: Exploring the World's Longest Continuous Coasta…
 
Beth Gardiner is an American Journalist based in London. Her hugely important and critically acclaimed book “Choked: The age of air pollution and fight for a cleaner future’’ was one of The Guardians Best Books of 2019 and described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as ‘an urgent essential read’. Air pollution kills seven million people every year, causing …
 
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. This episode brings you an audio guided tour of Walthamstow's radical past. The tour was originally intended to be delivered in association with JoyRiders, an organisation which empowers women by introducing them to the joys of cycling. Walthamstow is mentioned in the Domesday Book as a manor …
 
London cabbies are a wonderful, rich and varied bunch and Mark Monroe is no exception. Born in Plymouth Mark moved to London as a young man and studied Musical Theatre at the Arts Ed school in Chiswick, after which he was a jobbing theatre actor to the age of 33. Realising the instability of the acting world Mark took the ‘The Knowledge’ absorbing …
 
Hackney Rebels Audio Walking Tour Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. In a change from our usual format, this week Esther Freeman is joined by Simon Cole from Hackney Tours for an audio tour of Hackney in London's East End. Once a rural idyll, the industrial revolution brought urbanisation and poverty to Hackney, leading in turn…
 
Andrew White visits the Outdoor Trade Show - not in 2020, but in 2019. With 2020's event cancelled, Andrew dips into the library to find the interviews we did from 2019's Outdoor Trade Show. The Walks Around Britain podcast is presented by Andrew White and sponsored by Travall. For more information, visit the Walks Around Britain website - www.walk…
 
As a kid, James Cook grew up with his grandparents on the streets of Jamaica, until his parents brought him to London as a 9 year old and his whole world changed. James grew up on the notorious North Peckham Housing Estate and went on to become British and European super – middleweight champion, in an era of classy boxers. But James always loved wo…
 
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. Today's episode features the formation of the Gay Liberation Front, which was inspired by the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York. Although the GLF was dominated by men, there were women involved, including several who helped write the manifesto. While Stonewall and the Gay Liberation Front launc…
 
In our second interview, we speak to Dr Ed Caswell. He is a specialist in the Bronze Age of North-Western Europe and we cover the highs and lows of archaeology and dig into what life was like in the Bronze Age. Find out more about Dr Ed here: https://durham.academia.edu/EdwardCaswell And discover some of Ben Robert's articles here: https://durham.a…
 
Without doubt—one topic that I find more fascinating than virtually any other, is the field of neuroscience. And this week, I was excited to be joined by Kris De Meyer, Neuroscientist and Research Fellow at King’s College London. One of Kris’s interests lies in the area of belief. By that he means, how our brain decides that certain ideas are ‘true…
 
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. These women chained themselves to railings, poured ink in postboxes and sometimes worse. One woman even followed Churchill on his public speaking tour, ringing a bell every time he tried to speak. They defy everything we know about Victorian ladies. They were loud and angry; and they weren't a…
 
Andrew White visiting two island communities - Jersey and the Isles of Scilly. On Jersey, Andrew talks to Derek Hairon from Jersey Walk Adventures about the Moonwalk and to Hugh Gill about the islands' wonderful history. On the Isles of Scilly, Andrew finds out more about the islands from Vickie Heaney, Rebecca Steggles from the Isles of Scilly AON…
 
Shoreditch in the East End of London has an incredibly rich and varied history. From theatre and Shakespeare in Elizabethan times, to the wealthy traders and French Huguenot silk weavers of the 17th Century to the decline of the furniture industry in the late 19th century when the area was one of the worst slums in London. The illustrated London Ne…
 
Andrew White talks about what the legacy of the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020 might be, with adventurer Jason Rawles and wildlife storyteller Lucy McRobert discusses all things nature with her book "365 Days Wild". Lucy's book "365 Days Wild" is available here. The Walks Around Britain podcast is presented by Andrew White and sponsored by Travall. For …
 
I’ve never really thought of myself as a creative type. From my days studying law, to my career as an Insurance Loss Assessor with my head in policy wordings, the arc of my story has somehow seemed rather dry. That is of course until I discovered my love of podcasting whilst flat on my back in a hospital bed some three years ago. As it was in that …
 
If you were looking back over a hundred years of your life what would you change? This is the conundrum Richard Lumsden posed his wonderfully drawn lead character, in his beautiful, yet melancholy recent novel ‘’The Six Loves of Billy Binns’’. Richard is an English actor, composer, and musician, having performed in such diverse TV shows including F…
 
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