The Sam Willis Podcast

Fresh off the acclaimed 3-part documentary series for the BBC - 'The Silk Road', Sam Willis takes us behind the scenes, interviewing the people that make the TV programmes on and gives us an insight into the life of a TV historian. Dr Sam Willis is an archaeologist and broadcaster. He is one of the world's leading authorities on maritime and naval history, he also plays the guitar rather well. Follow Sam on Twitter: @DrSamWillis Producer: @DanMorelle
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Nov 28, 2016

I talk to photographer Chris Chapman about a fascinating mystery that links churches on Dartmoor with 7th-century China, all along the Silk Road.

Oct 7, 2016

Jim Causley is a folk singer and musician from Devon who specializes in the traditional songs and music of the West Country. Hailing from the village of Whimple in East Devon, Causley was born in Exeter and is a relative of the Cornish poet Charles Causley.

Sep 9, 2016

Jon Morrice is the Producer and Director of Handmade on the Silk Road, a 3-part documentary and companion piece to the Silk Road series that was released earlier this year on BBC Four. Each episode follows a day in the life of a master craftsman. You can watch clips taken from the episodes right here.

Jul 29, 2016

Director Tim Niel and I chat over Skype about some of the unusual experiences we had making the recent TV series, The Silk Road for BBC Four. Hear about the 'tunnel of death', some of the weird and wonderful food we ate, scavenging for car parts from abandoned vehicles in the remotest of places, and other the improvisations we had to make whilst filming. Follow me on Twitter and let me know what you thought of the show, I'd love to hear from you!

Jun 15, 2016

Welcome to my podcast! In this inaugural episode I interview Jamie Whyte, an amazing artist who collaborated with me on the recent BBC Four Series, The Silk Road.