Podcasts

One of the main strands of the Avon Stories project is a weekly podcast.  This is a series of interviews with people who are connected to the rivers and water in Bristol, whether directly or via a more tenuous link.

The subjects are deliberately eclectic, covering the physical river, history connected to it, art and artists who have made work about or alongside it, and about places connected to the river and people who work in them.

You can find the most recent podcasts here, and go back in chronological order, or find some under some very broad topics:

Some of the podcasts fall into multiple categories, so don’t be surprised to see them popping up in different places.  And while the walking category is specifically for podcasts recorded on walks, there are walking routes, maps and photos in the posts for many of the other podcasts too.

You can sign up for automatic podcast updates via the Avon Stories RSS and subscribe on iTunes or Soundcloud to make sure you hear all the future stories.

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History podcasts from earliest times to modern

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The physical rivers and people who work on them – about the structure of the rivers and the water in them

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Art and artists – whose work may connect to the water directly or indirectly
  • Nikki Pugh makes work that combines sculpture and GPS technologies to make objects used to explore and interact with our surroundings, and told me about it on a walk down the Avon
  • Poet, writer, performer and so much more, Edson Burton, talked about his creative life, and read one of his poems by the Harbour
  • Walking artist Richard White on his work, including his Sweet Waters project exploring the legacies of TransAtlantic slavery on the Avon

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Podcasts recorded on walks – with maps and photographs (or ones that have maps with them)

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Miscellaneous – which may end up under categories of their own
  • Pete Insole told me about the Know Your Place website, a fantastic resource to explore the history of Bristol through maps, photos, art-works, and more, using a wealth of different categories