Hello! Welcome to my new mini podcast, Whimsy in the Woods. Join me as I record a poem from various locations incorporating moments of whimsical musing and the odd anecdote.

Think of these as a little bit of poetic sunshine!

First of all, thank you to Thom Boulton at Ptown Radio in Plymouth for asking me to do these for his Deadbeats radio show on Saturday afternoons. Also, thank you to Julie Mullen, who has repeated them on her Soundart FM radio show in Totnes, Word Cafe.

If you’d like to support what I’m doing, I’d be so grateful if you could pop something in my tip jar, it would mean a huge amount! https://ko-fi.com/robertgarnham

Episode One – A woodland walk, magpies, a poem about the summer solstice and a petrol station. https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/01/16/whimsy-in-the-woods-podcast-episode-one/

Episode Two – The woodland stroll continues. Robert ponders on a scummy pond, a glimpse of London through the trees, and performs a poem about Icarus https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/01/16/whimsy-in-the-woods-podcast-episode-two/

Episode Three – Robert goes for a stroll along the beach in Paignton and performs two poems. https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/01/23/whimsy-in-the-woods-podcast-episode-three/

Episode Four – Robert goes for a stroll on the pier surrounded by the arcade games and shove ha’pennies https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/01/30/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-four/

Episode Five – Robert catches a bus and performs a very . . Slow . . . Poem https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/02/17/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-five/

Episode Six – Robert waits for another bus and performs a poem about a house with a downstairs and an upstairs loo https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/02/24/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-six/

Episode Seven- Today’s podcast sees Robert standing in the rain in a park in Devon, performing a poem about a stroppy lock keeper https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/02/27/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-seven/

Episode Eight- Robert catches a train to London and recites a poem about a macaque dressed as a postman https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/03/06/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-eight/

Episode Nine- Today’s episode comes from the centre of London next to the Science Musuem. Robert reminisces about working in a social history museum and the philosophical questions he would ask about looking at old photos of Victorian rural workers, then performs a poem about someone called Justin Trubshaw. https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/03/13/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-nine/

Episode Ten – Robert goes for a walk in the rain in Kensington Gardens and recites a poem about his grandad’s driving https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/04/03/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-ten/

Episode Eleven – Robert goes to the viewing platform at Brixham trawler basin and recites a poem about being a tightrope walker https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/04/10/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-eleven/

Episode Twelve – Robert recites a poem about jigsaws, while waiting at Newton Abbot station for a train https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/05/28/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-12/

Episode Thirteen-Robert recites a poem about a bedside lamp, while on the platform at Birmingham New Street station https://professorofwhimsy.com/2022/06/13/whimsy-in-the-woods-episode-13/