This Foul Earth

“In the summer of 2019, the Welsh Life Institute went out in Wales and interviewed hundreds of the nation’s residents about their lives, in an attempt to capture the country’s contemporary voice and preserve it for future generations. After the project was scrapped in 2020, the interviews were interred in the National Archives of Wales, however a Freedom of Information request led to the recovery of two hours of audio.”

This Foul Earth is available wherever you get your podcasts, and available on the web via Podbean. Series one ran through February and March of 2021, and series two ran through June and July of 2021.

This Foul Earth was featured on The Guardian’s “Fifty Funny Podcasts” list of 2021, and has been featured on BBC Radio 4.


  • Written and performed by John Tucker*.
  • Title announcement by Cliff Cumber.
  • Music written and performed by John Tucker.
  • Ambient sounds recorded by John Tucker.
  • I did the lot mate

*Unless otherwise stated; S2E05, “The Frozen Woman”, performed by Samantha Alice Jones.