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Step into England’s story with our new weekly podcast. Join presenter Charles Rowe as we bring the history of our sites to life with news, views and expert interviews.

You can listen to our latest episodes below or scroll down for details of how to subscribe.

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Episode 43 - Spring watch: how we prepare our historic gardens for the new season

We’ve managed to convince English Heritage head gardener John Watkins to down tools and join us for a one-to-one gardeners’ question time to talk us through what goes into maintaining our historic gardens. Discover how our gardening teams are busy preparing for spring, the key jobs they can be found doing over the winter period and the sites where you can eat the produce from our historic kitchen gardens.

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Episode 42 - The final frontier: what life was like for the Romans on Hadrian’s Wall

This week we’re joined in the studio by two experts on Roman history – English Heritage properties historian Andrew Roberts and curator for the north east Rachel Wilkinson – to reveal what life would have been like for the Roman soldiers stationed and living along Hadrian’s Wall. Discover what garrison life would have been like, how the soldiers coped with the harsh British winters and the artefacts that offers clues to their daily life in our museums today.  

Click here to find out more about Hadrian’s Wall or plan a visit to any of the English Heritage sites along it. 


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Episode 41 - New year, new skills: behind the scenes with the Stonehenge volunteers

If you’re inspired to try something new in 2020 then volunteering with English Heritage might just be what you’ve been looking for. We head behind the scenes at Stonehenge to meet three volunteers with very different roles to find out what a day in their volunteering life is like – and we reveal the other opportunities available to get involved across the country.

To find out more about volunteering with English Heritage click here.

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