New Podcast: Stories from St Paul's

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New Podcast: Stories from St Paul's

In our new podcast series, Stories from St Paul’s, discover stories from the life, history and work of the Cathedral in a new light.

Listen to episodes below or subscribe to our podcast channel on Apple Podcasts or SoundCloud to hear future episodes. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

Episode 1: The Other Royal Wedding 

In the first episode of Stories from St Paul’s, learn about the ‘other’ Royal wedding to take place at the Cathedral and the events that followed which changed the course of English history. 

 

Episode 2: The St Paul's Watch 

Whilst many believe St Paul's emerged from the Blitz unscathed, this was not quite the case. Discover the story of the skilled and dedicated volunteers behind its survival and how their legacy continues today.

 

Episode 3: Ghosts of St Paul's

Unsurprisingly, for a place with such a long history, St Paul's Cathedral is no stranger to mysterious and unexplained sights and sounds. In this Stories from St Paul's podcast episode, discover some of the Cathedral's spectral stories and sightings.

 

Episode 4: Wren's Secret Genius

St Paul’s Cathedral is considered to be Christopher Wren’s masterpiece. But what of his lesser known genius? Discover the work of the Cathedral’s Collections team in association with the London Metropolitan Archives, who together delved into Wren’s working practices at St Paul’s with architectural historian Dr Gordon Higgott, and the ways in which Wren’s designs evolved through the hundreds of drawings he produced.

 

Episode 5: Martin Luther King's Visit to St Paul's

In 1964, Martin Luther King travelled from the USA to Norway to collect the Nobel Peace Prize – with one important stop en-route – accepting an invitation to preach at St Paul’s Cathedral by Canon John Collins. On the 6 December 1964, Dr King delivered his sermon – 'The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life' – to 4,000 people, and afterwards held a press conference at St Paul’s, where he answered questions on race relations in the UK.

 

Episode 6: St Paul's in the Movies

Of all the cathedrals in all the towns in all the world, have any been depicted as many times on the big screen as St Paul’s? Grab your tickets and popcorn and come with us to the movies for this latest podcast episode in our Stories from St Paul’s series. Excerpts from Paddington 2 courtesy of STUDIOCANAL.

 

Episode 7: England's Greatest Artist and the Final Resting Place of JMW Turner

JMW Turner’s works are etched in the national psyche, and a great number can be viewed in public collections such as Tate Britain and the National Gallery. Turner is buried in the Artist’s Corner of St Paul’s Cathedral, and a statue of the artist gazes out over the South Transept of the Cathedral floor, with palette and paintbrushes in hand. In this podcast episode, discover more about Turner’s extraordinary artistic output and enduring legacy, including paintings depicting St Paul’s itself.

 

Episode 8: Who was St Paul?

Who was St Paul? Find out more about the saint to which our iconic Cathedral is dedicated: his life, ministry and legacy, in this latest episode in our Stories from St Paul’s podcast.