Podcasts from PLANED

The Echoes Podcast

As we all know, Pembrokeshire is a county with a rich, diverse history. The untouched landscape reveals layers of occupation from the Stone Age all the way to the present day, and throughout this time Pembrokeshire’s importance to the wider world has always been easily identifiable. So, whether we think about the Preseli Hills as being the birthplace of Stonehenge, or if we want to consider Pembroke Dock as being the largest flying boat station in the world during the Second World War, this county’s heritage has an importance that resonates well beyond its borders.

It is these stories that we are currently attempting to tell in a new series of podcasts being produced by PLANED and funded by Arwain Sir Benfro. The Echoes podcast will see 25- to 30-minute episodes released monthly, with each one telling a different story about a different part of the county and a different point in time.

Each episode will feature a presenter whose work has been devoted to that month’s subject, with a view that communities can now use this as a platform to tell some of their heritage stories.

The first episode was released in September, and featured Mark Lewis, the curator of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, talking about the artist Augustus John and his links to Tenby. The second episode, released in mid-October, features the author and historian John Evans discussing Pembroke Dock’s aviation heritage, with future episodes in development due to feature communities such as Fishguard and Saundersfoot as well as a look at some of the Preselis’ prehistoric links.

Anybody with an Apple phone or any other Smartphone will probably already have the means to listen to a podcast, but it can also be done online using a laptop or desktop computer, or through smart speakers such as Amazon’s range of Alexa devices.

Mark Lewis

Developments in technologies used in cars also means that podcasts are increasingly listened to in transit, as people connect their mobile phones to their car’s audio system.

The Echoes Podcast has been published through the Anchor FM podcasting platform, and is now available on all major podcasting software including those by Apple, Google and Spotify as well as through other apps such as Pocketcasts.

Our team currently have a number of episodes in development, but we are keen to tell as many stories as we can and so would welcome any input from communities who want to talk about their community heritage.

For more details or if you have something to contribute, please contact: stuart.berry@planed.org.uk

The Echoes Podcast can be found here: https://anchor.fm/pembs-echoes

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for pembrokeshire.online, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says "Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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