Podcasts & Blogcasts(NEW)

The Whole Story Podcast is hosted by myself, Becks Smith, a farmer, vet, social entrepreneur and mother to three young girls, this is a podcast inspiring holistic sustainability in agriculture in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Season One sets the scene introducing you all to the Sustainable Development Goals with 18 episodes each highlighting one of the Goals(SDGs) by catching up with someone making progress towards this within agriculture.

Season Two is currently in production with the first episode due for release early August (WATCH THIS SPACE). This season has a slightly different style, now that you have been introduced to the goals we will be looking into different farming systems and how multiple goals can apply to farm in an integrated way.

As always we will talk about people’s funny on-farm stories, their views on the opportunities for sustainability in agriculture, and every one leaves us with a practical take-home sustainability tip!

Once a season has started The Whole Story Podcast has new episodes added weekly.

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All episodes are available at the bottom of this page, the end of each Blogcast or through the following podcast listening channels:

Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, Google Podcasts

The Whole Story Podcast has been brought to life with the support of FMG Insurance.

The Blogcast which you will find below the podcast player is a NEW addition to our content. This is catering for members of our community who prefer to read than listen. The incredible Lucy Brown, a member of The Whole Story team, has listened to, transcribed and then written in depth blog posts detailing our podcast episodes in which she captures the tone, quotes and sentiments of our guests. 

If you are a reader then you will not want to miss these, we hope you enjoy! 

 

Podcast:

28. Amanda Hasselman - Temple Peak Station
28. Amanda Hasselman - Temple Peak Stat...
In the episode Becks sits down with Amanda Hasselman from Temple Peak Station, a Toitū Certified Carbon Zero Shee...
00:38:57
October 23, 2023
27. Alexis Wadworth - Bare Hill Farming
27. Alexis Wadworth - Bare Hill Farming
In this episode Becks is joined by Alexis Wadworth, Alexis is farming with her husband Nick and 2 year old daughte...
00:41:34
October 16, 2023
THROWBACK - Julia Jones, Chief Hope Officer - Head On NZ
THROWBACK - Julia Jones, Chief Hope Off...
The employer and job title my have changed since this episode was released but the incredible insights, enthusiasm...
00:47:47
October 09, 2023
THROWBACK - Episode 1. of The Whole Story Podcast with Bridget Williams from Bead & Proceed
THROWBACK - Episode 1. of The Whole Sto...
Take a listen to a throwback episode to the FIRST ever episode of The Whole Story Podcast. We are on a two-week ...
00:35:19
October 02, 2023
26. Nick Gill - Greystone Wines & The Food Farm
26. Nick Gill - Greystone Wines & The F...
In this episode Becks is joined by Nick Gill. Nick is the General Manager at NZ's first organic, regenerative,...
00:57:25
September 25, 2023
25. John Hollows - KEEWAI (Ernslaw One)
25. John Hollows - KEEWAI (Ernslaw One)
In this episode Becks is joined by John Hollows the Aquaculture Manager from Ernslaw One. Now most people from aro...
00:30:13
September 18, 2023
24. Ben Anderson - Totara Hills Farming
24. Ben Anderson - Totara Hills Farming
In this episode Becks gets the chance to sit down with Ben Anderson, from the Central Hawkes Bay. An ex-Army Offic...
00:46:12
September 11, 2023
23. Thomas MacDonald - Spring Sheep Milk Co
23. Thomas MacDonald - Spring Sheep Mil...
In this episode Becks has the pleasure of reconnecting with Thomas MacDonald, Chief Operating Officer of Spring Sh...
00:30:53
September 04, 2023
22. Lance Gillespie - Pastured Poultry
22. Lance Gillespie - Pastured Poultry
In this episode Becks catches up with Lance Gillespie from Pastured Poultry in the Manawatu. Lance has a backgroun...
00:30:38
August 28, 2023
21. Jo Hay - Springbank Farm
21. Jo Hay - Springbank Farm
In this episode Becks catches up with Jo Hay, who alongside her husband Ross and their 3 kids farms Sheep & Be...
00:36:20
August 21, 2023
20. Andrew Darling - Adar Farming
20. Andrew Darling - Adar Farming
In this episode Becks catches up with Andrew Darling, an arable farmer who farms with his wife Amy and their three...
00:34:54
August 14, 2023
19. Myfanwy Alexander - Penmark Farms
19. Myfanwy Alexander - Penmark Farms
In this episode Becks catches up with Myfanwy Alexander, a contract milker from Duntroon as we launch into our fir...
00:39:07
August 09, 2023
18. Emma Rowe - FMG Insurance
18. Emma Rowe - FMG Insurance
In this episode Becks catches up with Emma Rowe, Sustainability Specialist from FMG Insurance. A bittersweet episo...
00:47:11
February 23, 2023
17. Andrew Morrison - Beef+Lamb NZ
17. Andrew Morrison - Beef+Lamb NZ
In this episode Becks catches up with Andrew Morrison, Chairman of Beef+Lamb New Zealand. Andrew is a true blue So...
00:47:54
February 16, 2023
16. David Norton - Native Biodiversity
16. David Norton - Native Biodiversity
In this episode Becks catches up with Emeritus Professor David Norton; a man whom having taught and researched the...
00:38:59
February 09, 2023
15. Alison Dewes - Tipu whenua
15. Alison Dewes - Tipu whenua
In this episode Becks catches up with Alison Dewes from Tipu whenua, a veterinarian, farmer, mother to 3 children ...
00:31:21
February 02, 2023
14. Cam Henderson - He Waka Eke Noa
14. Cam Henderson - He Waka Eke Noa
In this episode Becks catches up with Cam Henderson, a dairy farmer from North Canterbury, director on the Ballanc...
00:33:07
December 15, 2022
13. Tony Wilson - Agrecovery
13. Tony Wilson - Agrecovery
In this episode Becks catches up with Tony Wilson, General Manager of Agrecovery. Tony is a lifelong-learner, curr...
00:30:07
December 08, 2022
12. Gill Naylor - Rural Women New Zealand
12. Gill Naylor - Rural Women New Zeala...
In this episode Becks sits down in-person with Gill Naylor the National President of Rural Women New Zealand. Gill...
00:28:06
December 01, 2022
11. Carl Storey - Hōhepa Hawkes Bay
11. Carl Storey - Hōhepa Hawkes Bay
In this episode Becks catches up with Carl Storey, Farm and Land Enterprises Manager from Hōhepa Hawkes Bay. Carl...
00:30:42
November 24, 2022
10. Julia Jones - NZX
10. Julia Jones - NZX
In this episode Becks has the incredible opportunity to chat to Julia Jones, head of analytics at NZX where she ha...
00:47:47
November 17, 2022
9. Pita Alexander - Chartered Accountant
9. Pita Alexander - Chartered Accountan...
In this episode Becks sits down with the legendary Pita Alexander, chartered accountant and founder of Alexanders,...
00:44:23
November 10, 2022
8. Mike Casey - Forest Lodge Orchard
8. Mike Casey - Forest Lodge Orchard
In this episode Becks chats with Mike Casey, Cromwell’s new kid on the block when it comes to horticulture. With...
00:44:08
November 03, 2022
7. Keri Johnston - IrrigationNZ
7. Keri Johnston - IrrigationNZ
In this episode Becks chats to Keri Johnston, chair of the IrrigationNZ board, farming wife and mother, natur...
00:25:57
October 27, 2022
6. Lindy Nelson - Empowering Women in Agriculture
6. Lindy Nelson - Empowering Women in A...
In this episode Becks chats to Lindy Nelson, founder of the Agri-Women’s Development Trust, critical farmin...
00:38:33
October 20, 2022
5. Annabelle Subtil - Growing Future Farmers
5. Annabelle Subtil - Growing Future Fa...
In this episode Becks chats to Annabelle Subtil, high country sheep & beef farmer and director on the Growing Fut...
00:25:32
October 13, 2022
4. Kane Brisco - FarmFit
4. Kane Brisco - FarmFit
In this episode Becks chats to Kane Brisco, farmer from the ‘naki, founder of FarmFit, and newly published autho...
00:41:52
October 06, 2022
3. Wayne Langford - Meat the Need
3. Wayne Langford - Meat the Need
In this episode Becks chats to Wayne Langford; YOLO Farmer, vice-president of Federated Farmers and co-founder of ...
00:36:16
September 29, 2022
2. Prue Kane - WAI Wānaka & Jobs for Nature
2. Prue Kane - WAI Wānaka & Jobs for N...
In this episode Becks chats to Prue Kane, programme director for Jobs for Nature at WAI Wānaka.  This Episod...
00:33:03
September 22, 2022
1. Bridget Williams - Bead & Proceed
1. Bridget Williams - Bead & Proceed
In this episode Becks chats to Bridget Williams, the founder of social enterprise, Bead & Proceed, which exist...
00:35:19
September 15, 2022
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September 14, 2022

Blogcast:

Season One

Scene-setting Bridget Williams

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No Poverty With Prue Kane

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Zero Hunger with Wayne Langford

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Health & Wellbeing with Kane Brisco

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Quality Education with Annabelle Subtil

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Gender Equality with Lindy Nelson

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Water Resource Management with Keri Johnston

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Clean Energy with Mike Casey

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Economic Growth with Pita Alexander

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Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure with Julia Jones

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Reduced Inequalities with Carl Storey

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Sustainable Cities & Communities with Gill Naylor

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Responsible Consumption and Production with Tony Wilson

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Climate Action with Cam Henderson

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Life below Water with Alison Dewes

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Life on Land with David Norton

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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions with Andrew Morrison

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Partnerships for the Goals with Emma Rowe

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