The new podcast about inspiring people that have grown up in the countryside, with Holly Gilbert & Dan Grist 🌱 Each week we interview a new guest who has grown up in a rural area and gone on to do something amazing. We talk about their upbringing and how this has helped them create who they are today! Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play.
Best of Series 1 | Christmas Special
36:20In our final episode of 2020 we get into the Christmas spirit, look back at all our guests from Series 1 and Holly plays her own 'What a Load of Old Bull'. Make sure you listen to the end to hear our big announcement!
Episode 15 | Lee Thompson
38:15For our series finale, we’re taking it back to the podcast’s roots: talking to rural people who have came through an incredible journey. Listen to pig farmer Lee Thompson’s honest and thought-provoking story of how a teammate’s tragedy on the rugby pitch impacted his mental health, inspiring him to start his own podcast with the motto “it’s not weak to speak”.
Episode 14 | Erin Fflur McNaught
30:36Episode 14 - Erin Fflur McNaught, British Sheepdog trialling champion is doing it all. Listen to the challenging journey she is on, as she takes over her family farm, whilst sitting her A levels, applying to university and of course, training and working her award winning sheepdogs!
Episode 13 | Dr James Greenwood
32:46Between practising in a small animal veterinary surgery, presenting on family television, farming a smallholding and hosting his own podcast... Dr James Greenwood managed to find time to talk to us. Hear all about his busy schedule here, in our 13th episode!
Episode 12 | Matt & Pip Smith
36:26Episode 12 sees our first duo of guests - Matt and Pip Smith. Between shearing world records and their new venison business, the pair are full of inspirational advice!
Episode 11 | Gareth Barlow
36:07Farming rare breed Hebridean sheep and reporting international news for the BBC - Gareth Barlow doesn't do things by half! Listen to hear his journey from farmer to broadcaster in episode 11.
Episode 10 | Molly Hocking
32:58From singing in a pub in St Ives, to winning the voice UK... This week we are talking to Molly Hocking! We cover growing up in Cornwall, dealing with negative comments on social media and breaking into the music industry, along with the most revealing game yet.
Episode 9 | Sophie Pavelle
36:01Focussing more on the nature-related aspects of the countryside this week, science communicator Sophie Pavelle talks to us about the importance of appreciating the British countryside and the pressures young people face in today’s job market.
Episode 8 | Oli Hill
34:50This week we chat to the man behind the articles of Farmers Weekly - Oli Hill. We talk about growing up on a Somerset Farm, moving to London to pursue a career in journalism and starting conversations about mental health and diversity within the agricultural industry.
Episode 7 | Michelle Evans-Fecci
30:25This week we’re talking to Great British Bake Off 2019 star Michelle Evans-Fecci! Listen to how growing up on a Welsh farm inspired her to bake, stories from the tent that weren’t aired on TV, and about Michelle’s passion of growing her own produce.