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September 2006

Podcast 50 Show Notes

By Heather 13 years ago

Show 50 - September 25, 2006
This week's summary

Featuring part two of Richard's report from the 2006 EM Festa and Conference. Richard meets Percy Schmeiser, the man who played David against the Monsanto Corporation's Goliath. Of course, this is real life so Monsanto won... but beating up on a softly spoken 73 year-old Canadian farmer was never going to be more than a Pyrrhic victory. Or so we hope.
Plus Phil is visited by the Boys in Blue (well, one of them was a girl) and Alison has some tips on getting ready for the hedge planting season.


0.00 geek.farm.life shout out
0.28 The team celebrate The Wiggly Podcasts' first Birthday.
2.36 Richard at the EM Festa talks to Percy Schmeiser about GM and his court battle, and the affects that GMO's have had in Canada already. He explains exactly how there can be no co-existance with GMO's and conventional or organic farming.
14.29 The Boys discuss GM.
22.06 The latest iTunes review on the Wiggly Podcast.
23.45 The Boys and Girls in Blue come round for Farmer Phil.
27.66 Alison explains how to prepare for planting a native hedge
35.57 Outtakes..........


Catch up on any editions you may have missed in our Podcast Archive at http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/podcasts/archive.lasso
Contact us - website www.wigglywigglers.co.uk, telephone +44 1981 500391, email us on heather@wigglywigglers.co.uk or richard@wigglywigglers.co.uk and have your say by adding comments here at the Wiggly Blog at wigglywigglers.blogspot.com. You can also contact Farmer Phil on pwg@lowerblakemere.co.uk

WW make the San Francisco Chronicle

By Heather 13 years ago

If ever you needed convincing the Podcasting reaches the parts other communication can't reach - HERE IS THE PROOF. Amy Stewart - the US author and writer visited Wiggly Wigglers last month and has put out various Blog Posts This one will give you lots of information on Mealworms by the way. But now she has written an article in the San Francisco Chronicle(!) entitled: Wiggly Wigglers podcasts dish the dirt on gardening She says "Listening to the Wiggly podcast is like eavesdropping on an animated conversation between passionate gardeners." and "It's in the English countryside, that's where. From a small farm in Herefordshire, 150 miles west of London, comes what may be the world's best gardening podcast." Thank you Amy. I'm not sure if we are the World's best but we are certainly have a set of corking iTunes reviews - 17 on the UK site and 3 on the US site makes 20 5 star reviews.
And here is Michaels growth of the podcast chart based on bandwidth. Depending on which colour line you choose will depend on how much more gigawotsits he thinks we will need......


If you know of corking gardening, farming podcasts please let me know them. I love tuning into geek.farm.life in Indiana for starters but we'll put up a top ten if you tune into other corkers.

Podcast 49 Show Notes

By Heather 13 years ago

Show 49 - September 18, 2006
This week's summary

Episode 49, in which Richard wangles a jolly to Bavaria but gets lost at the airport and has to study lots of blondes (both the female and beer varieties). Originally intended to be a special report from the 2006 EM Festa and Conference (held on the island of Fraueninsel in lake Chiemsee) the show gets out of hand and so becomes the first of a two-parter. Richard finally meets Dr Usmani and learns about her revolutionary post-operative treatments for breast cancer using EMs. Monty wraps things up with a worm fact that's not about a worm!
PS Surely this isn't the first podcast ever to feature a performance on the Alphorn? (Alphorn played by Arkady Shilkloper.)


0.00 A listener complaint from Anna Farmery of The Engaging Brand Podcast
1.17 Heather on the Wiggly Piano - don't worry its only 14 seconds long
2.10 Farmer Phil talks about Horstine Farmery. By the way listen to The Engaging Brand Podcast with Heather's interview to find out Heather's 8 word legacy - the clue is it ends with "is dead!"
4.15 Heather, Rich and Farmer Phil talk about the Mark Eccleston photo showing Farmer Phil talking to a sunflower..........
7.36 The Team discuss Valerie Elliot's article in The Times about Trichomoniasis in Finches
11.00 Richard talks about the EM Festa in Germany
18.57 The Alpine Horn
20.01 Dr Khalida Usmani from Pakistan
23.35 Monty's Wormcast
The End

Catch up on any editions you may have missed in our Podcast Archive at http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/podcasts/archive.lasso
Contact us - website www.wigglywigglers.co.uk, telephone +44 1981 500391, email us on heather@wigglywigglers.co.uk or richard@wigglywigglers.co.uk and have your say by adding comments here at the Wiggly Blog at wigglywigglers.blogspot.com. You can also contact Farmer Phil on pwg@lowerblakemere.co.uk

iTunes Wiggly Podcast Review 17

By Heather 13 years ago



Finally the reviews get as strange as the show!! Yippee, have a read of this from Anon:

"Listen to this podcast and close your eyes. Well at first I had visions of a group of eccentric country bumpkins stood in gum boots dripping with mud on the best carpet. All stood around a tattered sofa while Heather aka a mad old bat wittered on about milka chocolate and Phil fidgeted with a .410 in the kitchen accidentally talking lumps out of the ceiling.

Well nothing could be further from the truth. The podcast is well produced, entertaining, and a visit to the website shows that these people are committed (rather than needing to be) to their cause of making Britain that little bit better to live in. Heather looks nothing like Professor Sprout from Hogwarts and this really is a "milka" of a podcast."

I know this is probably a mistake to post this review as I am quite sure that there will be some of you that would like to argue with "Anon's" opinion that I look nothing like Professor Sprout!

Our One Four Star Podcast Review

By Heather 13 years ago

The Wiggly Wigglers Podcast did have 16 reviews on the UK iTunes, and 15 of those were 5 Stars - all Milka Ratings, and one of them was a 4 star, because John of ClanRoberts had a job to hear the sound of our podcasts. Anyway I am pleased as punch today because good ol chap that he must be he has upped his rating to a Five Starrer! Thank you John. Here it is:

This used to be the 4 star review, until I discovered a setting on iTunes to improve the volume. So again settle yourself down into the sitting room of Wiggly Wigglers, join the team to learn more about life running a business, a farm in Herefordshire and how to live and enjoy the wildlife around you. Settle back listen and learn.
P.S Once you have listened you will understand that this should now be rated as Milka!
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Podcast Number 48 - Show Notes

By Heather 13 years ago

Show 48 - September 11, 2006
This week's summary

Phil and Heather have a quick chat about the Hedgerow Row in the office and then discuss all things ploughing, including that great English tradition The Ploughing Match. We move up to the house where Richard is hosting a Wild(life) Night. It's a warm, late-summer evening in the Wiggly Garden and Mike Coleman, Herefordshire's leading expert on native bats, brings along a machine that lets humans listen in to bat sounds! And, although it's after his bedtime, Monty wraps things up with another worm fact.


2:09 Farmer Phil explains ploughing
6.05 In the garden with Richard at Wiggly "Wild" (life) night and Mike Coleman from Hereford Mammal Society listening out for Bats.
14.43 Mike Coleman turns the Bat Detector on and listens to the Common Pippestrelle and talks about bats.
19.40 Noctual Bat sounds from 300ft up in the air.
21.43 Richard and the guests walk up the farm track
22.26 The latest review on the Wiggly Podcast from Guppy's random ramblings
23.14 Monty's Weekly Wormcast
23.35 Its a wrap
23.48 The extremely funny outtakes!!

Catch up on any editions you may have missed in our Podcast Archive at http://www.wigglywigglers.co.uk/podcasts/archive.lasso
Contact us - website www.wigglywigglers.co.uk, telephone +44 1981 500391, email us on heather@wigglywigglers.co.uk or richard@wigglywigglers.co.uk and have your say by adding comments here at the Wiggly Blog at wigglywigglers.blogspot.com. You can also contact Farmer Phil on pwg@lowerblakemere.co.uk