Becca Wilson and Lizzie Mclaughlin set up their podcast a little over two years ago. With Becca a fifth generation Yorkshire farmer and Lizzie a self-confessed townie from Middlesborough, the girls found conversation in their differences. Wanting to combine their farming and non-farming perspectives, they decided to set up a podcast to ask the questions so their listeners don’t have to.
Becca says, “the strength of the podcast really has been in our differences. Sometimes, consumers have questions about food, farming and the countryside which they worry about asking, but we’re here to help with that!”
Aiming to showcase to the public what really goes into producing our food, the stories behind our farms and the breadth of careers that are available in agriculture, the girls have featured some very recognisable faces. Lizzie says “by speaking with well-known faces, it helps to bridge the gap with the public even more with this sense of familiarity.”
Now, back with a rebrand, the first episode of ‘Becca and Lizzie: The Podcast’ has just been released, with guest, Antony Thomas. Ant, widely known as Keeping Cows Moovin on social media channels, has nearly 750k followers on TikTok and over half a billion video views across his channels. The cattle hoof trimming videos have really captured the attention of the public and some see Ant as farming’s answer to Dr Pimple Popper! Whilst these videos are satisfying content for some, Becca says it’s more than that, “it’s about people learning about the care and attention that goes into keeping cows happy and healthy. Animal welfare really is a priority for our farmers.”
In a bid to reach an even broader audience, the girls are also releasing a second series, under the title ‘What I Know Now’. This series was created after the girls chatted about what advice they would give to their younger selves. Lizzie said “mental health is a recurring theme from our previous projects and this new series allows our guests to explore this topic even further, especially in the rural community.”
From heartbreaks to big breaks to taking breaks, this podcast features guests from all walks of life as they reflect on what they know now. With a more reflective tone, this series aims to inspire people to take a leap or simply know that they’re not the only one who’s winging it.
You can listen to both series on all the usual podcast streaming platforms. Keep up to date with the girls on Instagram: @becca.and.lizzie