S2E10 Evelyn Edwards

From LAX to BA1, Evelyn Edwards' journey to Somerset came via a career in music and opera, acting roles in dozens of iconic TV shows and movies, and a constant passion for photography and all things historical. Last year, she launched her very own YouTube series – Queen of the Castles, which explores at the amazing personal stories and history behind some of this country’s most beautiful castles and ruins.

Your host: Lewis Webb lives in Somerset, but was born in Cornwall and brought up in Devon. So when it comes to cream tea, he gets to choose jam or cream first depending on how he feels. He started this podcast to make connections with people in the area, and to help them tell their stories. When not out and about exploring Somerset with his family and dog, he can be found in the kitchen cooking with some of the county’s freshest ingredients, or underneath a pair of headphones, listening to all kinds of music.

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  • S2E10 Evelyn Edwards

    From LAX to BA1, Evelyn Edwards' journey to Somerset came via a career in music and opera, acting roles in dozens of iconic TV shows and movies, and a constant passion for photography and all things historical. Last year, she launched her very own YouTube series – Queen of the Castles, which explores at the amazing personal stories and history behind some of this country’s most beautiful castles and ruins.

  • S2E9 Scarlett Luxe

    Somerset Stories meets vintage inspired model and pin-up, Scarlett Luxe. After training in dance and drama, Scarlett developed a passion for the classic fashions and Hollywood chic of the 1940s and 50s. Partnering with photographers, seamstresses, and Frome's vintage fashion retailer - Deadly is the Female, Scarlett has built a profile as one of the country's top pin-up models and influencers.

  • S2E8 Lewis Matthews

    At the start of 2020, Somerset born-and-bred Lewis Matthews set off on a 3,000km run along the Te Araroa trail which runs the length of New Zealand. This week's episode is an inspiring conversation about the physical and mental journey that Lewis went through, and some of the things he learnt along the way.

  • S2E7 Mary Clare Rodwell

    Mary Clare Rodwell is the current High Sheriff of Somerset. After living in Somerset for nearly 30 years, her longstanding contribution to the community here resulted in being selected for the role, which dates back to at least the 11th century. However, days after she was officially appointed by the Queen, the country was put into lockdown, meaning that her time as Sheriff has been a truly unique opportunity to look at how the county has responded and adapted to the challenges of 2020.

  • S2E6 Christmas Special

    Somerset Stories goes festive with a Christmas Special, featuring five extra-special guests from around the county. We touch all aspects of the Christmas season, from food and drink, to decorations, music, and reindeer! Get cosy with a glass of mulled cider, and listen to a wonderful conversation with Jazz singer Marvin Muoneke, Chew Valley Distillery's Joe Kelly, Lucy Housely from The Somerset Cutting Garden, Jules Horrell at Durslade Farm Shop, and Sarah Sutton, owner of the Somerset Reindeer Ranch. Merry Christmas Somerset!

  • S2E5 Chris Bullzini

    Ladies & Gentlemen, children of all ages... Roll up! Roll up! Prepare yourselves for the amazing feats, the fantastic thrills, and the marvellous mystery of the circus. Somerset Stories meets our county's very own ropewalker extraordinaire... the one, the only, Chris Bullzini!

  • S2E4 Jo Middleton

    Jo Middleton is the creator of the blog Slummy Single Mummy. An award-winning parenting blog, known for its honest and authentic view of life as a parent. Jo grew up in Bridgwater, and has lived most of her life in the county. We spoke about Christmas shopping, teenage pregnancy, the strangest things about blogging, and the affect of the internet on being a parent. We also managed to cover off GCSE algebra problems, the 1990s TV show Gladiators, and whether or not you have to be cool to visit the lido.

  • S2E3 Simon Beck & Raed Shakman

    Simon Beck is globally recognised as the world's number one snow artist. He's created over 500 stunning giant geometrical shapes across the snow of the Alps, and the sand of Brean Beach. We chat with him, and his drone photographer Raed Shakman about their work together, Simon's process and motivation, and plans for the future.

  • S2E2 Lyn Paxman

    Snails were introduced as a food into the UK by the Romans. 2000 years later, Somerset became the home of the local delicacy - Mendip Wallfish. Having fallen out of popularity, Lyn Paxman - founder of Somerset Escargot is on a mission to revive this high protein, sustainable, and versatile food.

  • S2E1 Charlie Bigham

    Just outside Wells, in an disused quarry, chefs are preparing meals to feed families up and down the UK. Charlie Bigham's kitchen is the Somerset home of Bighams - the food business which he set up aged 28. We talk about Charlie's experience growing up, traveling the world, exploring flavours and cuisines, and the growth of his business over the last 25 years.