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Conversations on the Countryside: Past, Present and Future

Conversations on the Countryside: Past, Present and Future

By Countryside Alliance
In this new podcast series, we're speaking to a host of different guests about what they love most about our beautiful countryside as well as how they see the future of country sports developing.
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Episode 3 - Robin Page: The revolting peasant
Tim Bonner, Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, talks to writer, presenter, conservationist and controversialist about his seminal book 'Decline of an English Village' 40 years after its original publication. Subjects from Countryfile to rewilding come under Robin's sharp scrutiny and his views are as trenchant as ever. 
July 08, 2020
Episode 2 - The Hunting Horn: one of the most recognisable sounds of the countryside
Polly Portwin, the Countryside Alliance's Head of Hunting, talks to former professional huntsman Patrick Martin and joint-master Andrew Sallis who offer their tips on blowing the hunting horn while discussing the history, its significance on the hunting field and how the horn has influenced music.
June 01, 2020
Episode 1 - Charles Jardine on the lockdown and the philosophy of fishing
Sam Carlisle, Manager of the Campaign for Shooting, talks to eminent fly fisherman and Director of our Fishing for Schools programme, Charles Jardine, about how he's coping during lockdown without fishing, what makes fly fishing such a special sport, and about Charles' charity work for Fishing for Schools.
May 13, 2020