Ep.17 Bees are not just for Christmas

We're back after a 6 month break for our last ever episode! For our finale, Lynsey talks to two of those behind Cardiff's buzzing bee scene: Tamsin, owner of eco gift shop Blossom & Nectar and Liz from Pharmabees project at Cardiff University's School of Pharmacy. Discover how researchers are creating a bee friendly city … Continue reading Ep.17 Bees are not just for Christmas

Ep.15 Feeding Wales during the pandemic

Wales is rising to the challenge of feeding its people during the Coronavirus crisis. In this episode, Lynsey and Rich hear from some of the people making that happen, despite our heavy reliance on food imports and high levels of poverty. Pearl from Food Cardiff explains the nature of the challenge and how local food … Continue reading Ep.15 Feeding Wales during the pandemic

Ep.13 The Sustainable Studio

This month Rich and Lynsey visit The Sustainable Studio, to hear how sisters and business partners, Julia and Sarah have created a vibrant, creative community and co-working space in a old industrial warehouse in Cardiff. All the studios are made from reclaimed materials and all of the furniture, fixtures and fittings have had a previous life … Continue reading Ep.13 The Sustainable Studio

BONUS 5 – Profit with purpose, a chat with Heidi from Maykher

In this bonus episode, Christian chats with Heidi, who along with her husband, runs Maykher, a profit with purpose, ethical fashion company. As Heidi puts it: 'It's a small business with big goals!' and she tells us about her passion for ethical fashion, finding the right artisan makers, the difference between fast and slow fashion, and … Continue reading BONUS 5 – Profit with purpose, a chat with Heidi from Maykher

Ep.12 – Christmas 2019

In our festive episode, Rich pays a visit to an ethical Christmas market, Christian tells us about his cream and Rachel and Lynsey join them to answer questions from the Christmas hat. https://soundcloud.com/seismicwales/ep-12-christmas-2019 Expect a curious mix of responsible purchases and wine-fuelled innuendo. The first half of this episode was recorded at the Ethical Christmas … Continue reading Ep.12 – Christmas 2019

Ep.11 – Climate Emergency

In this episode, the team join thousands of people marching through the streets of Cardiff in September's #climatestrike, speaking to people (young and old) demanding action on the climate crisis.  Christian also pops along the launch of CAST (the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation based in Cardiff), and speaks to a few experts … Continue reading Ep.11 – Climate Emergency

Episode 10 – Drills & Skills with Share Cardiff

Lynsey and Rich catch up with Sally and Mike from Share Cardiff, the capital's 'online hub for social good'. Share Cardiff join people, places and projects across Cardiff who are part of the sharing movement  – sharing services, products, skills, knowledge and other stuff. We are coming together as community groups, networks and local organisations … Continue reading Episode 10 – Drills & Skills with Share Cardiff

Episode 09 – Cardiff Salad Garden

This month, Christian and Rich meet up with Sophie at Cardiff Salad Garden, a social enterprise growing fantastic high quality salad leaves in Cardiff city centre, delivered locally by bike, and bringing a wide range of people together to promote well-being. Christian also chats to David at Pettigrew Bakeries, a Cardiff based bakery to find … Continue reading Episode 09 – Cardiff Salad Garden

Episode 08 – Llandrindod Pomarium

This month Rich travels to Llandrindod in Powys to meet some of the fantastic folk who run Llandrindod Pomarium. It's a community orchard project which has transformed part of a former school playing field into a wildlife haven and source of free food. Back in Cardiff he's joined by Lynsey and Christian to talk about … Continue reading Episode 08 – Llandrindod Pomarium

BONUS 2 – A chat with Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog

In our second bonus episode, we catch up with Ceri and Selwyn from Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog. Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog is a pioneering development in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales; a network of successful community enterprises which have come together to co-operate under the banner of one overarching community company to make a difference in their local area. … Continue reading BONUS 2 – A chat with Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog

Episode 06 – Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Lynsey and Richard check out Cardiff Cycle Workshop, which aims to reduce waste, teach maintenance skills and reduce perceived barriers to cycling. They do this by recycling unwanted bikes, creating new, affordable machines! https://soundcloud.com/seismicwales/ep06-cardiff-cycle-workshop Lynsey chats to Luke, bike enthusiast and one of the many volunteers at Cardiff Cycle Workshop. We hear from organiser Jon … Continue reading Episode 06 – Cardiff Cycle Workshop

Ep.05 Beyond Veganuary

In this episode, Rachael and Lynsey catch up with Sarah Philpott, Swansea based food blogger behind 'Vegging it' and author of The Occasional Vegan. Sarah shares her love of good food, cooking and how we can all benefit from a vegan diet (and don't worry it's not about clean eating!). https://soundcloud.com/seismicwales/ep05-beyond-veganuary We'll also be chatting … Continue reading Ep.05 Beyond Veganuary

Ep.04 – It’s Christmas!

In this mince-pie fuelled bumper episode, we chat to lots of wonderful people about all things Christmas. https://soundcloud.com/seismicwales/ep04-its-christmas We hear from Matt and Jane (Cardiff's 'Hank' podcast), Natalie Rees (Cater Nature), Elen Jones (Fair Trade Wales), Hannah and Beca (Green City Events), and Lucy (Mind Cymru) talking about supporting your local high street, gifts, events, … Continue reading Ep.04 – It’s Christmas!

Bonus 07 – Fixing stuff at home with Repair Cafe Wales

Rich speaks to John McCrory from Repair Cafe Wales, which have now expanded to 25 locations from Wrexham to Fishguard. With the cafes closed due to Covid-19, they've taken the service online, running workshops to help people fix things at home - starting with bikes, furniture and jewellery. https://soundcloud.com/seismicwales/bonus-07-fixing-stuff-at-home-with-repair-cafe-wales LINKShttps://repaircafewales.org/https://www.facebook.com/repaircafewales CREDITSImage by Becky McKimmy on … Continue reading Bonus 07 – Fixing stuff at home with Repair Cafe Wales

Bonus 06 – After Storm Dennis – clearing up Bute Park in Cardiff

Storm Dennis left a trail of devastation, not only wrecking homes but also dumping rubbish across a wide area. https://soundcloud.com/seismicwales/bonus-6-after-storm-dennis-clearing-up-bute-park-in-cardiff In this bonus episode, Rich joins over 100 others involved in the community clean-up effort in Bute Park, Cardiff and hears from Dave King MBE from Cardiff Rivers Group about the incredible grassroots response. You … Continue reading Bonus 06 – After Storm Dennis – clearing up Bute Park in Cardiff