Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Second British GENES monthly podcast now available

The second edition of my new monthly British GENES podcast is now available, and I've tried to step things up a wee bit!

In this month's edition, loosely themed on the topic of co-operation and collaboration, I'm running with the following - there are two interviews recorded in Portugal at the second Genealogy in the Sunshine event, with Peter Calver of Lost Cousins (, and Else Churchill of the Society of Genealogists (; information on the Scottish Genealogy Network; and why you should use family history societies, and where to find them.

Oh, and of course, most importantly, my congratulations to Ireland for winning the Six Nations (apologies - includes my really bad bodhrán playing)!

This podcast, at just over 30 minutes in length, is presented below:

It can also be directly accessed at, where you can listen to it or download it to your device.

As well as being hosted on Soundcloud, the British GENES podcasts are also now available on iTunes, again, free of charge. Simply search for British GENES and it should be found in the podcasts category - or you can subscribe directly with the following RSS feed -

Enjoy, and please do let me know what you think!


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  1. I enjoyed your first podcast which I listened to whilst at my computer and was going to download your second, as my preferred method of listening to podcasts is on my mp3 player whilst out running. However the .wav format for the downloaded is very large at around 300Mb, a 30min podcast in mp3 format should only be about 13Mb. My mp3 player would fill up pretty quickly if they were all in .wav format! Hopefully it is something you can take in to account for future podcasts. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks for that, will certainly look into it, still getting to grips with it all! Don't forget that it is also available from iTunes :)