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Beef And Dairy Network

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The number one podcast for those involved or just interested in the production of beef animals and dairy herds. A comedy podcast by Benjamin Partridge.

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Episode 29 - Professor Colin Plenty

33:02 | Nov 20th, 2017

Kevin Eldon joins in for this episode in which we speak to Professor Colin Plenty from the British Farming Rare Breeds Society about the recent sighting of the rare pygmy cow. 
 By Benjamin Partridge, Kevin Eldon and everyone who phoned the Beef and ...Show More

Episode 45 - Buying A Bull

34:04 | Mar 22nd

It’s MaxFunDrive! So please isit maximumfun.org/donate to support the podcast! Freya Parker and Daniel Rigby join in for this episode, which provides a guide to buying a bull. By Benjamin Partridge, Freya Parker and Daniel Rigby. Stock media provi...Show More

Episode 44 - Michael Banyan Comes Home

33:38 | Feb 17th

Henry Paker, Lucy Farrett and Mike Wozniak join in for this episode, in which we speak to Michael Banyan, who has returned to the UK after his period of exile in Spain. By Benjamin Partridge and Henry Paker Stock media provided by Setuniman/Pond5.co...Show More

Episode 43 - Bunny Stone

21:14 | Jan 20th

London Hughes joins in for this episode, in which we speak to Bunny Stone, one of the world’s most successful Instagram influencers. By Benjamin Partridge and London Hughes. Stock media provided by Setuniman/Pond5.com and Soundrangers/Pond5.com

Episode 42 - The Ballad Of Parsnip Flendercroft

38:05 | Dec 18th, 2018

Freya Parker, Mike Wozniak, Max Davis, Jenny Laville, Henry Paker, Mike Shephard, Tom Crowley and Gemma Arrowsmith join in for this special documentary about former Bovine Farmers' Union bursar Parsnip Flendercroft. Music: “Kitten” “Por Supuesto” “Mo...Show More

Episode 41 - Beefy Boy

43:02 | Nov 19th, 2018

Matt Lees and Gareth Gwynn join in for this episode, in which we visit the International Beef Library and play an original copy of the videogame Beefy Boy.   By Benjamin Partridge, Matt Lees and Gareth Gwynn.   Includes music by Ozzed (Ozzed.net) lic...Show More

Episode 40 - Beef Call

31:11 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Max Davis, Shivani Thussu, Anna Leong Brophy and Mike Wozniak join in for this episode which is an edition of Beef Call, the Network’s weekly live quiz webstream. By Max Davis, Shivani Thussu, Anna Leong Brophy and Mike Wozniak. Thanks to Tom Crowley...Show More

Episode 39 - Live At London Agrimedia Con 2018

40:36 | Sep 23rd, 2018

Dave Cribb, Mike Wozniak, Nadia Kamil and Tawny Newsome join us for this live episode, recorded at this year's London Agrimedia Con. By Benjamin Partridge, Dave Cribb, Mike Wozniak, Nadia Kamil and Tawny Newsome. Stock media provided by Setuniman/Pon...Show More

Episode 38 - Rev Hillary Block

36:16 | Aug 19th, 2018

Matthew Crosby, Gemma Arrowsmith and Tom Crowley join in for this episode in which we talk to a priest whose views about the life of Jesus threaten to turn Christianity on its head. We also hear about the seemingly unstoppable progress of the Church ...Show More

Episode 37 - Lamb Therapy

35:01 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Rachel Parris, Shivani Thussu, Tom Neenan and Nigel Crowle join in for this episode in which we react to the latest UK Meat Attitudes Survey, which shows a marked increase in the use of lamb amongst young professionals. By Benjamin Partridge, Shivani...Show More

Episode 36 - Beef Encounters

47:42 | Jun 18th, 2018

Cariad Lloyd, Mike Wozniak and Elis James join in for this episode which looks at a success story arising from Beef Encounters, our beef and dairy industry focused dating app. By Benjamin Partridge, Cariad Lloyd, Mike Wozniak and Elis James. Thanks t...Show More

Episode 35 – Professor James Harcombe

33:48 | May 20th, 2018

Episode 35 – Professor James Harcombe Mike Shephard joins in for this episode in which we speak to Professor James Harcombe, a military historian with a special interest in the contribution of cows in war. By Benjamin Partridge and Mike Shephard. Sto...Show More

Episode 34 - Lucy Bonham

24:35 | Apr 24th, 2018

Celeste Dring joins in for this episode in which we speak to Lucy Bonham, an events planner who is organizing this year’s British Beef Council Annual Dinner and Barn Dance.   By Benjamin Partridge and Celeste Dring. Thanks to Tom Crowley.   Music...Show More

Episode 33 - Redeeming Eli, Part 3

40:10 | Apr 6th, 2018

The final part of our Redeeming Eli mini-series.   "Is he talced?"   By Benjamin Partridge and Mike Bubbins. Thanks to Tom Crowley.   #maxfundrive maximumfun.org/donate   Music credit: Oh Holy Night Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Crea...Show More

Ray Moss: No Stone Unturned

33:24 | Mar 31st, 2018

A taster of a new BBC podcast mini-series from Beef and Dairy Network creator Benjamin Partridge.   To listen to more Ray Moss, subscribe to BBC Radio 1's Kench podcast: https://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/p061rg3q.rss

Episode 32 - Redeeming Eli, Part 2

40:32 | Feb 26th, 2018

The second in a new mini-series from the Beef And Dairy Network.   “Why would a man from the south of Wales in his sixties come all the way to London with nothing but a train ticket and a lump hammer to kill a perfect stranger?”   By Benjamin Par...Show More

Episode 31 - Redeeming Eli, Part 1

51:07 | Jan 21st, 2018

The first in a new mini-series from the Beef And Dairy Network. “Life is a struggle, life is dog eat dog. Right? I will eat a dog. I have eaten a dog.” By Benjamin Partridge, Mike Bubbins, Melangell Dolma, Chris Corcoran, Nadia Kamil and Rhodri Viney...Show More

Episode 30 - Phillip Mushroom

27:13 | Dec 19th, 2017

Daniel Rigby joins in for this episode in which we speak to Phillip Mushroom, one of Britain’s most well loved television actors. We’re also treated to some new music from singer-songwriter Paul Paul.   By Benjamin Partridge, Daniel Rigby and Rhodri ...Show More

Episode 28 - Roy Gluck Jr.

27:33 | Oct 22nd, 2017

Andy Daly joins in for this episode in which we speak to Roy Gluck Jr., the CEO of fast food restaurant Burgers Barrel, about the difficulties the company is having trying to open a restaurant in the UK.   By Benjamin Partridge and Andy Daly.   M...Show More

Episode 27 - Live At The British Beefmen's Luncheon

53:00 | Sep 24th, 2017

Episode 27 – Live At The British Beefman’s Luncheon   Mike Wozniak, Nadia Kamil, Henry Paker and Dave Cribb join in for this month’s episode which is an edited recording of a live show performed at the annual British Beefman’s Luncheon at the London ...Show More

Episode 26 - Michael Banyan In Exile

37:15 | Aug 20th, 2017

Henry Paker and Theresa Thorn join in for this episode, an exclusive interview with Michael Banyan, the former bovine poet laureate who mysteriously disappeared earlier this year.   By Benjamin Partridge and Henry Paker. Thanks to Theresa Thorn.   St...Show More

Episode 25 - Les Cheese's Heart

27:17 | Jul 23rd, 2017

Tom Neenan and Tom Crowley join in for this episode in which we speak to Dr Sam Archer about why the National Health Service is refusing to treat Les Cheese after his double heart attack.   By Benjamin Partridge, Tom Neenan and Tom Crowley.   Stock m...Show More

Episode 24 - Wendy Axminster

29:14 | Jun 20th, 2017

Katy Wix joins in for this episode in which we speak to Wendy Axminster who is starring a new big budget stage musical.   We also have details of a sweeping product recall from Mitchell's.   By Benjamin Partridge, Katy Wix and Dave Cribb.   Stock med...Show More

Episode 23 - 75th Anniversary Special

22:01 | May 21st, 2017

It’s the Beef And Dairy Network’s 75th birthday. To celebrate, we take a look back into our archive with the help of new B&DN archivist Alex Neon. 
 By Benjamin Partridge, Gareth Gwynn, Nadia Kamil, Tom Crowley, Molly Beth White, Tom Neenan and Sarah...Show More

Episode 22 – Michael “Frank” Franklinson

23:09 | Apr 24th, 2017

Mike Wilmot and Mike Wozniak join in for this episode which features an interview with Canadian entrepreneur Michael “Frank” Franklinson, who has invented a new way to combine beef and dairy.   By Benjamin Partridge, Mike Wilmot and Mike Wozniak. Tha...Show More

Episode 21 - The Church Of Eli

44:17 | Mar 20th, 2017

Ed Gamble, Mike Bubbins and John Rutledge join in for this episode which features an interview with Phillip Seastram, formerly of the Food Standards Agency, and Eli Roberts, who has started a new venture. By Benjamin Partridge, Ed Gamble, Mike Bubbin...Show More

Episode 20 - Lamb Investigation Special

32:02 | Feb 20th, 2017

Rose Matafeo, Tom Neenan, Jesse Thorn, Tom Crowley and Nigel Crowle join in this month for a lamb investigation documentary feature special.   By Benjamin Partridge, Rose Matafeo, Jesse Thorn, Tom Crowley and Nigel Crowle.   Music: Wedding Etude #1 b...Show More

Episode 19 - Michael Banyan

27:12 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Henry Paker joins in for this episode which features an interview with Bovine Poet Laureate, Michael Banyan. We also hear some of your letters on the topic of cows’ eyes.   By Benjamin Partridge and Henry Paker. Thanks to Beth Eyre.   Lid Licker poem...Show More

Episode 18 - Munich Special

18:34 | Dec 19th, 2016

This episode comes from Munich in Germany, where pork is king. We also pay tribute to those who have left us in 2016, including previous guest Dr David Pin.   By Benjamin Partridge. Thanks to Daniel Rigby, Jessica Ransom, Mike Wozniak and Nadia Kamil...Show More

Episode 17 - Boffo's Cow Circus

26:33 | Nov 20th, 2016

Greg Davies joins us for this month’s episode, as we bag an exclusive interview with the founder of Boffo’s Cow Circus, Boffo. By Benjamin Partridge and Greg Davies. Thanks to Tom Crowley, Max Davis, Catherine Paskell, Tom Neenan, Lloyd Langford, Eli...Show More

Episode 16 - Live At The London Agriculture Festival

33:26 | Oct 24th, 2016

Josie Long, Mike Wozniak, Tom Crowley and Martin Austwick join in for this month’s episode, which was recorded live in front of an audience at the London Agriculture Festival. By Benjamin Partridge, Mike Wozniak, Josie Long and Martin Austwick with t...Show More

Episode 15 - Eli Roberts Goes Legit

30:33 | Sep 27th, 2016

Mike Bubbins joins us for this month's episode in which we hear how Eli Roberts has started a new business.   By Benjamin Partridge and Mike Bubbins. Thanks to Sarah Morgan, Tonya Prewitt, Randall Cooper, Jamie Bradley, James Garrison, Nathaniel Metc...Show More

Episode 14 - A Matter Of Life And Death

17:13 | Aug 21st, 2016

In this month's episode we hear a strange message recieved on the Network answerphone.   By Benjamin Partridge with thanks to Gemma Arrowsmith, Mike Wozniak, Tom Crowley, Nadia Kamil.   Music: Disquiet Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed u...Show More

Episode 13 - Rio Special

24:22 | Jul 25th, 2016

Miles Jupp joins in with this month's Rio special, recorded in Rio De Janeiro ahead of the Olympic games. By Benjamin Partridge and Miles Jupp with thanks to Helen Zaltzmann, Mariana Maioline, Felipe Galvao, Vanessa Del Negri, Regina Souza, Marina De...Show More

Episode 12 - Timothy Van Lindqvist & Paul Paul

22:22 | Jun 19th, 2016

Tom Crowley joins in this month as we hear about how Timothy Van Lindqvist lost his cow. We also premiere a new track from Paul Paul to celebrate the announcement of his first major tour of the USA. By Benjamin Partridge and Tom Crowley with thanks t...Show More

Episode 11 - Cliff Trent-Roberts

19:12 | May 23rd, 2016

Mike Wozniak joins in for this month's episode in which we do some cooking with TV's “Mr Beef”, Cliff Trent-Roberts.   By Benjamin Partridge and Mike Wozniak.   Music: “Morning Mist” Brett Van Donsel   Stock media provided by Setuniman/Pond5.com and ...Show More

Episode 10 - Gina Craig

17:58 | Apr 25th, 2016

Celia Pacquola, Nadia Kamil and Tom Neenan join in for this month's episode in which we talk to Dr Sam Archer about how dangerous lamb really is before talking to Gina Craig, a resident of Boogoo Springs, South Australia, about how the world's first ...Show More

We've Joined Maximum Fun!

01:26 | Apr 18th, 2016

A little message to let you know that we've joined Maximum Fun. You can find them at maximumfun.org Beef out x

Episode 9 - Teresa Beckton

17:14 | Mar 21st, 2016

Josie Long joins in as we respond to the findings of the UK Meat Attitudes Survey by speaking to youth worker Teresa Beckton, and announce a competition in which you could win a 4GB USB Key. By Benjamin Partridge and Josie Long with thanks to Cariad ...Show More

Episode 8 - Eli Roberts Investigation

18:45 | Feb 21st, 2016

Ed Gamble and Mike Bubbins join in with this month’s episode in which we hear from Phillip Seastram of the Food Standards Agency and do some investigation at the home of Eli Roberts, formerly of Roberts Slaughterhouse. By Benjamin Partridge, Ed Gambl...Show More

Episode 7 - Yoghurt Special

17:44 | Jan 24th, 2016

Katy Wix joins in with our yoghurt special. We talk to GP Dr. Sam Archer about sell by dates and former child star Wendy Axminster about her campaign to raise awareness of the poor treatment of child actors by the dairy industry. By Benjamin Partridg...Show More

Episode 6 - The Cumberfeld Cow Disaster & Paul Paul

13:25 | Dec 22nd, 2015

In this month’s episode we look back at the Cumberfeld Cow Disaster of 2010 and also premiere the new single from singer-songwriter Paul Paul. By Benjamin Partridge with thanks to Rhodri Viney, Richard Elfyn, Katy Wix, Sara Lloyd-Gregory, Mike Woznia...Show More

Episode 5 - Dustin France

14:43 | Nov 22nd, 2015

Mike Wozniak joins in as we hear from modern comedian Dustin France, in the wake of his disastrous performance at the British Beef Council Annual Dinner and Barn Dance. We also hear the results of a poll of network members about their favourite beef ...Show More

Episode 4 - Eli Roberts

12:44 | Oct 21st, 2015

Mike Bubbins joins in this month as we hear from slaughterhouse owner Eli Roberts about how he ensures the safety of his staff and there's also news about the upcoming British Beef Council Annual Dinner and Barn Dance. By Benjamin Partridge and Mike ...Show More

Episode 3 - Gareth Belge

13:40 | Sep 24th, 2015

Henry Paker joins in this episode in which we tackle the issue of whether it's strange that we drink the milk of another species, and interview Hollywood bovine actor wrangler Gareth Belge. By Benjamin Partridge and Henry Paker.   Stock media provide...Show More

Episode 2 - A Tribute To Paul Kitesworthy

09:31 | Aug 27th, 2015

We tackle the issue of whether children know enough about where food comes from and we say goodbye to network founder Paul Kitesworthy. By Benjamin Partridge with thanks to Nadia Kamil, Mike Wozniak, Jack Bernhardt, Gareth Gwynn, Sian Harries, Henry ...Show More

Episode 1 - Dr David Pin

11:10 | Jul 22nd, 2015

Mike Wozniak joins in for this month's episode in which we interview Dr David Pin from the European Space Agency and hear your letters about getting too attached to meat beasts. By Benjamin Partridge and Mike Wozniak. Stock media provided by Setunima...Show More