Cultivating PlaceStop & Listen here
I first discovered this podcast at the start of Covid Lockdown in 2020 and it has remained a firm favourite ever since. Gardens are more than collections of plants. Gardens and Gardeners are intersectional spaces and agents for positive change in our world. Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden, is a weekly public radio program & podcast is a voice for, with, and about gardeners and nature lovers of all manner around the globe, exploring how and why we garden - what we mean when we garden. These conversations celebrate how all these interconnections support the places we cultivate, nourish our bodies, and feed our spirits.
Favourite episode to date: Looking forward: The Garden life year - Sarah Statham. Simply by arrangement.
On BeingStop & Listen here
A Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett.
Every crisis of our age runs through fault lines of human hearts and well-being — pain and fear and dreams and hope. Work once imagined as “soft” is urgently pragmatic. Calming fear. Expanding imaginations. Resourcing social courage and creativity. Opening the moral questions of humanity hospitably to the seeker, the atheist, and the devoutly religious. Attending to the wholeness of every person: the life of the mind, the truth of the body, and the wild mystery of the human spirit. Through content, experiences, accompaniment, and practical tools, The On Being Project tends the human change that makes social transformation possible.
Favourite episode to date: John O’Donohue, The Inner Landscape of Beauty
Conversations of InspirationStop & Listen here
Passion, pain and perseverance: the highest highs and the lowest lows. Hear the powerfully honest conversations and life lessons of those brave enough to make the break and do what they love.
As well as gaining hard won wisdom from the nation’s favourite founders, creatives and entrepreneurs, you’ll also discover the most incredible stories behind the UK’s best loved brands — from Innocent and Boden, to The Body Coach and The Mobo Awards.
Since launching notonthehighstreet in 2006, and then Holly & Co in 2017, Holly Tucker MBE has dedicated her life to empowering small businesses and bringing colour to grey. So each episode is filled with a kaleidoscope of fascinating experiences, delivered with wit and warmth.
Favourite episode to date: How to change the world with your brand, with David Hieatt, founder of Howies, The Do Lectures and Hiut Denim
The Wintering SessionsStop & Listen here
In The Wintering Sessions, Katherine May asks guests about life in the cold: our literal and metaphorical dark seasons, and how to survive them.
In slow, thoughtful conversations, writers and performers share their wisdom on enduring difficult times. Frank, vulnerable, melancholy and redemptive, The Wintering Sessions burrows deep into the complexity of being human.
Favourite episode to date: Aimee Nezhukumatathil on nurturing wonder through nature