Episode 29

Published on:

19th Jan 2021

A Quarantini with Sunita Welch in the Brecon Beacons!

How do we resolve the tensions between getting out into the countryside with managing the numbers? Given the experience of our national parks last summer, when reluctance to travel abroad and fantastic weather meant thousands more of us flocked to beauty spots, how are they beginning to plan for this spring and summer coming?

Sunita Welch, Public Engagement Manager for the Brecon Beacons gives us her views.

ALSO - we've discovered Sea Shanties and TikTok.... yes they go together and this week we bring you a TikTok sea-shanty mash-up!

PLUS - our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....


The Wellerman - TikTok Sea Shanty Mashup 2021

Hot Flu - Seb Gutiez, the Old Bones Collective - opening music

Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar

Producer: Pommy Harmar

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About the Podcast

The Quarantini
A refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus together with a dash of the unexpected..
The Quarantini is a refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus. It combines interviews, a weekly round up of exciting ideas dreamed up by people from across the globe, together with a dash of the unexpected. It will charm, excite and inform you and all served up by hosts Pommy Harmar and Melissa Chemam!

About your hosts

Pommy Harmar

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Freelance Journalist, radio producer, podcaster and walker. Pommy has been working in radio since 2013. She has produced and hosted podcasts including Sleeping with the Moon, Footprints, The Bristol Walkfest Podcast, The Quarantini, and Follow The Sun.

"It was excellent, really interesting and informative. The details and the way it was done, with three women farmers as key players, was really refreshing. I liked the voiceover and all the interviews." (Footprints, season 2 listener)

"All your topics on the Footprints podcast were relevant and fascinating to me as an older, female solo walker for the first time in the U.K." (Footprints season 1 listener)

Email: pommyharmar@yahoo.co.uk

Melissa Chemam

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Journalist, reporter and writer for online/magazines/radio (BBC, CBC, DW), writer in residence at the Arnolfini gallery, Melissa also worked on films as a researcher and is a journalism lecturer. She has been based in Prague, Miami, London, Paris, Nairobi and Bristol, UK, travelled from Italy to Haiti, via Tunisia, Liberia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Niger, Turkey, Iraq... She has been working in radio since 2008 and in podcasting since 2018.