🎧 On Jimmy's Farm

🎧 On Jimmy's Farm

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🎧 On Jimmy's Farm
  • 🎧 Grow your Own Drugs

    Most drugs -including cancer drugs- are derived from plants.

    Plants are important for so many reasons and more people have to connect with plants.

    The guest today has over 500 of them -and counting!- and one of the greenest instagram feeds ever.

    James Wong, gardener, ethnobotanist, broadcas...

  • 🎧 Allotments with Emma Bailey

    What reasons drive many more people nowadays -young ones especially- to seek a green, urban β€˜haven’ to grow vegetables?

    In many British towns and cities, allotments are a fact of life. A piece of land that one rents, usually from the local council. This much everyone knows.

    We now also know t...

  • 🎧 Sustainable Farming with the Radwans

    Have you ever thought about having a complete change in lifestyle, trading in the busy city hustle for more traditional way of life on a farm? The Radwans did exactly that, but with Halal principles. This week Jimmy is joined by Ruby and Lutfi Radwan, owners of Britain's First Organic Halal Farm....

  • 🎧 Moving to the Country

    London, LA, and Suffolk, an unexpected yet homely trio for author and Broadcaster Danny Wallace. Having escaped to the country just in time for the 2020 lockdowns a mere ten minutes up the road from friend and host Jimmy, Danny talks today about how he adapted to country life, and just how good t...

  • 🎧 Farming with Tom Pemberton

    What happens when a traditional family farm gets passed down to a born YouTuber? Tom Pemberton.

    For six generations, the Pemberton family have farmed at Birks Farm in the picturesque town of Lytham, Lancashire. In 2016 Tom (the farmer’s son) uploaded his first video to Youtube about a raw milk d...

  • 🎧 History of the Countryside

    The English Countryside. An ever changing environment, or a static, preserved landscape in the service of humanity since the dawn of agriculture?

    On the latest episode we’ll find out about the historical challenges of conserving and preserving the natural environment.

    This week Jimmy is joined ...

  • 🎧 Nature's Lessons in Happiness with Charlie Corbett

    How can nature help us deal with grief? In today's day and age, it can feel like we're detactched from the natural world around us - but how do we find the way, and time, to reconnect with it?

    This week Jimmy is joined by Charlie Corbett to talk about his book '12 Birds to Save Your Life'. After...

  • 🎧 Climate Optimism with Lily Cole

    Environmental activist and model Lily Cole is On Jimmy’s Farm to discuss how we can protect the planet we love, and the healing power of nature.

    Lily started her career as an international model when she was a teenager, but she found herself on a slightly different journey into climate change ac...

  • 🎧 Gardening for Mental Health

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this month, and Jimmy will be joined by a selection of guests who will tell us how nature can have an impact our bodies and our minds.

    First up, it’s gardener and psychiatrist Sue Stuart-Smith, author of the bestselling book, The Well Gardened Mind.

    Gardening h...

  • 🎧 Superfood Myths with Kate Quilton

    Kale, Cod-liver oil, Goji-berries, Chia seeds...the list of so-called superfoods continues to grow. But how healthy are these wonder ingredients, and could they just be super-hyped?

    Jimmy is joined by his Food Unwrapped co-host, Kate Quilton, on his farm today to talk about 'healthy' food and di...

  • 🎧 Nature in Abandoned Places with Cal Flyn

    Award-winning writer Cal Flyn is On Jimmy’s Farm this week to chat about her journey around the world’s abandoned places, areas where nature has been allowed to take over again.

    Hear about the surprising ecological discoveries in different places such as Chernobyl, a ghost town in Detroit, and a...

  • 🎧 Eating & Drinking with Matt Tebbutt & Olly Smith

    Saturday Kitchen's Matt Tebbutt and Olly Smith are On Jimmy's Farm today to talk food and drink trends over the last few years.

    Fermentation, rosΓ©, Prosecco, pea shoots and avocados all come up during the chat.

    Matt and Olly also share some of the live TV fails they've experienced on Saturday ...

  • 🎧 The Moving Forest with Ben Rawlence

    If you are listening to this in the UK, the spot where you are standing was almost certainly once forest.

    Ben Rawlence joins Jimmy to talk about the Arctic treeline, and how climate change is causing our forests to creep north, and what it means for our own survival.

    We always hear about plant...

  • 🎧 Starting a Farm with Lynbreck Croft's Lynn & Sandra

    Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer left their friends, family and jobs in England to travel north to Scotland to find a small piece of land they could call their own.

    They had no money, no plan and no experience in farming. They had in mind keeping a few chickens, a kitchen garden and renting out so...

  • 🎧 Moving to the Country with Sally Coulthard

    With more and more city-dwellers deciding to up sticks and move to the countryside, author Sally Coulthard joins Jimmy on the farm to discuss what to expect when making the big move.

    Sally, who writes a column for Country Living, moved from London to a rural farm in Yorkshire fifteen years ago, ...

  • 🎧 Beekeeping with Bez from the Happy Mondays

    Bez from the Happy Mondays: dancer, rockstar and...beekeeper?!

    Bez, who has kept bees for more than seven years, shares some hilarious anecdotes about his beekeeping journey, and the lessons he's learnt along the way.

    Jimmy also speaks with chair of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), An...

  • 🎧 Wild Swimming with River Expert Angela Jones

    She joins Jimmy on the farm to talk about wild swimming; the health benefits, risks, and impact on the environment.

    Open water swimming boomed during the pandemic, with searches for the term β€œwild swimming” increasing by 94%, according the Outdoor Swimming magazine’s annual report. Many swimmers...

  • 🎧 Wellbeing in Nature with Jake Humphrey

    Jake talks to Jimmy about how the natural world has an impact on his mindset and mental wellbeing. He explains lessons he’s learnt from interviewing people like Bear Grylls and Kelly Holmes on his podcast, High Performance, and shares how he tries to live a greener life.

    Jake also chats about hi...

  • 🎧 Veganism with BOSH!

    You wouldn't think Jimmy, a livestock farmer, and bestselling vegan authors, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby (aka the BOSH! guys), would have much in common when it comes to their opinions on diet. But after having an open, judgement-free conversation... it turns out they have many similar thoughts a...

  • 🎧 Green Football with Dale Vince

    The chairman of the world’s greenest football club, Dale Vince, joins Jimmy on his farm today. Forest Green Rovers is powered by renewable energy, serves vegan food to players, and was the first ever football club to receive UN certified carbon-neutral status. The stadium, in Gloucestershire, has...

  • Jamie Oliver on Sustainable Eating & Nearly Killing Oprah

    Hear a new side to Jamie as they discuss his rise to fame and the dismissiveness he faced from other well known chefs during the early Naked Chef days. They also chat about the problems with Britain’s cooking culture, the future of the food industry, and nearly taking out Oprah Winfrey on a scoo...

  • 🎧 Ecopreneur Eshita Kabra-Davies on Green Fashion & Renting Your Wardrobe

    Did you know that the fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined? Or that most of the clothes we donate to charity end up in landfill? Ecopreneur Eshita Kabra-Davies joins Jimmy on his farm to discuss green fashion and renting our clothes. Eshita ...

  • Dr Sarah Beynon on Eating Insects & Sustainability in the Food Industry

    Around two billion people around the world already eat insects on a regular basis - so why do so many feel squeamish at the the thought of incorporating bugs into our diets? The world is facing a food crisis, and entomologist Dr Sarah Beynon believes a more sustainable future involves farming ins...

  • On Jimmy's Farm with Sir Tim Smit on The Eden Project and Making Dreams Happen

    Since the Eden Project opened its doors in 2001, more than 19 million people have visited and it’s contributed more than Β£1.9 billion to the Cornish economy. It’s now home to more than 135,000 plants of around 4,500 species.
    The founder of the Eden Project, Sir Tim Smit, joins Jimmy on the farm t...