Letters, kites and monsters in the pits | BV Podcast

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In a small switch in format, we’re moving from three to two podcasts a month, allowing for a longer and more involved format for the interviews. Let us know what you think! Just click the ‘play’ button below to listen to the first August episode:

As usual we start the month with the letter from the editor, as well as all the BV’s reader’s letters.

The red kite is a popular conservation success story, and Jenny talks to Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Adam Woolcott about his love of the birds of prey, who – despite their rising population numbers – are still at risk from poisoning.

Simon Hoare MP asks whether every town needs a town centre – he thinks it does.

Mike Chapman of the LibDems says it’s time for a change – and time for the grown ups.

Labour’s Pat Osborne condemns the governments recent decision to grant new oil and gas licences.  

Ken Huggins of the Greens talks about the good, the bad … and the downright ugly.

And in part two of Jenny’s fascinating conversation with the co-director of Bournemouth University’s Duropolis dig, Paul Cheatham, you can hear about the ‘monsters’ found in the pits – and Paul also discusses the mystery surrounding the complete lack of human remains from the Iron Age settlements.

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