10 top podcasts and audiobooks starring Suffolk’s people and places

PUBLISHED: 11:37 15 April 2020 | UPDATED: 11:37 15 April 2020

Oulton Broad (c) John Fielding, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Oulton Broad (c) John Fielding, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


Suffolk’s collection of interesting individuals and beautiful locations have provided rich veins of material for podcasters and authors over the years. Here are 10 great podcasts and audiobooks based in our county

BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk

New music from around the county is showcased in this podcast from BBC Radio Suffolk. Every Wednesday between 7pm and 9pm the show is also live on 95.5FM, 104.6FM and digital services.

Click here to listen.

‘Unnatural Causes’ by PD James

This is the third in James’ series of detective novels featuring Adam Dalgliesh and this time he is drawn into a murder investigation on the Suffolk coast when all he really wants is a peaceful holiday near Dunwich.

Click here to listen.

Suffolk Now

Reporters from the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star take an in-depth look at some of Suffolk’s biggest political issues including local elections, new infrastructure developments and much more.

Click here to listen.

‘We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea’ by Arthur Ransome

This installment of Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series sees the Walker family staying at Pin Mill on the River Orwell. Their sailing holiday goes incredibly wrong, however, after a number of mistakes means their ship accidentally floats out into the North Sea.

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Broads Podcast Project

As we can’t fully enjoy everything the Broads have to offer right now, this podcast is perfect for anyone missing the area. Various wildlife experts from the region discuss the Broads’ birdlife, walks in the area and other activities.

Click here to listen.

EADT Daily

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The county’s biggest headlines will be looked over in this frequent podcast from the EADT. The latest episodes feature a big quiz all about the people and places of Suffolk.

Click here to listen.

‘Pulled by Horses: A Memoir of Metfield, Suffolk in the 1930s’ by Evelyn Whiting

Be transported nearly a century back into our county’s history for this recollection of what countryside living was like in Metfield during the years before WWII. Written by Evelyn Whiting, it is a fascinating reminder of how our grandparents grew up.

Click here to listen.

‘Notes on The Broads and Rivers of Norfolk and Suffolk’ by Harry Brittain

Our time to explore Suffolk’s riverside and waterside areas is understandably limited at the moment so this audiobook of the 1887 handbook is the vivid description of our county from 150 years ago that we all need.

Click here to listen.

‘Mr Mac and Me’ by Esther Freud

When a mysterious Scotsman arrives on the Suffolk coast with his wife, the pair become a source of great artistic fascination for the son of two Walberswick innkeepers.

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Kings of Anglia

In the absence of any live sport get your football fix with this podcast focusing solely on the fortunes of Ipswich Town. As well as the club’s latest goings on, many former players and club legends appear on the show to chat all things Tractor Boys.

Click here to listen.


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