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BBC Countryfile Magazine brings you The Plodcast - a weekly escape to the British countryside with fascinating guests and the wonders of the great outdoors. Enjoy a new escape into the countryside every Tuesday and wind down with our Sound Escapes on a Friday. Find out more about us at Subscribe to the print version of BBC Countryfile Magazine at https://www.buysubscrip... more

PublishesTwice weeklyEpisodes447Founded10 years ago
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A new rewilding project has been announced in Somerset. Created by the charity Heal, the project aims to transform several hundred acres of farmland into wildlife-rich habitat that offers huge benefits for people, too. more

37 hours ago

After a healing night in a cabin beside a stream, you awake to a cup of tea and a glorious serenade from a song thrush. Wild garlic sweeps along the banks, the tang fresh and invigorating in the early morning. more

6 days ago

Plodcast host Fergus heads to deepest Herefordshire to meet Alice Sainsbury, who is championing greater access to the countryside for people with visible and invisible disabilities. Her own story is deeply moving – and offers powerful insight into th... more

9 days ago

Hidden under the canopy of a Cumbrian forest, you sit, listening to the creaking of branches and snapping of twigs. Tiny closed-cup mushrooms are scattered across the brown-ish ground, shimmering in a gentle wash of rain. The dense evening fog descen... more

13 days ago


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4.4 out of 5 stars from 459 ratings
  • A wonderful gem

    As someone who’s looking to emigrate to Britain from America in the not too distant future with my Scottish wife, I have been really pleased to learn more about the British countryside. I absolutely love the Plodcast, and I hope you bring back the Plodcast chats at the end (I absolutely love those bits and especially the corny jokes).

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    United States2 months ago
  • Nature Nutrition for the senses.

    Beautiful audio, let the themes, sounds and words take your mind into nature. Soul food

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    United Kingdom4 months ago
  • Adverts

    The beauty of the landscapes is marred by the adverts. Obviously I understand the need for adverts, but they spoil the content.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom4 months ago
  • Nigh Jars

    Thank you Fergus for lifting my heavy sad heart with your wonderful Podcasts. You are thoughtful in your deliverance and your knowledge is incredible and you have some brilliant quests too.It really helps me. The episode in the Night Jars was brilliant I’ve learnt a lot, looked them up and can now see how truly wonderful they are . Will listen to it again today. Keep up the good work Fergus never want to run out of your episodes.

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    The Walker of miles , Jane
    United Kingdom5 months ago
  • A Wonderful Programme!

    I’m an avid podcast listener- and I must say that the Countryfile series is one of the very best I’ve ever heard. How rare it is to hear a show like this amid the daily clamour of social media offerings that screech at us through the airways... Fergus Collins and his team do an absolutely amazing job of transporting the listener to another place and time with fascinating programmes about the British countryside and rural issues. If you find solace in nature and love walking in the woods or liste... more

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    United States5 months ago

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