010: Pathfinder Presents The Town That Didn't Stare

This week Pathfinder is featuring Nick Hilton's new show from Podot, The Town That Didn't Stare. There is a town in southern England, nestled between the ancient Ashdown Forest and the untamed beauty of the High Weald, called East Grinstead. Locals refer to it as "the town that didn't stare"; a place where you are not judged by what you look like or how you live your life. It's no surprise then, perhaps, that it's the the nexus of Britain's alternative religious scene: from the Scientologists to the Mormons, Opus Dei to Paganism, East Grinstead has it all.

This week we take to the wings to spotlight Nick Hilton's new series, The Town Who Didn't Stare. You can subscribe to the show by searching in your favourite podcast client or by clicking here https://audioboom.com/posts/7623781-the-land-of-the-south-saxons.

We'll be back next week with an episode featuring Pixar, Jude Law and an inspiring grocery store line.

Shownotes for The Town Who Didn't Stare: Part 1 The Land of the South Saxons
From the early humans of the Middle Pleistocene era through to the Norman conquest, the history of Sussex is a tale for the ages. East Grinstead, the town that didn't stare, is nestled in this landscape, but what do we know of the thousands of years before the bricks, houses and churches of the town sprang up? What do we know of this wild land where rhinoceros once roamed free? What emerged from the malaria filled marshland of the Sussex coast?

The Town That Didn’t Stare is written, produced and presented by Nick Hilton.
 
Intro and incidental music by George Jennings.
End credits music by Matt Payne and Ollie Lloyd at Shipyard Audio.
Podcast artwork by Tom Humberstone.

The interviewees on this episode were: Mark Roberts, Miles Russell, Damh the Bard, Christopher Hewitt, Caroline Metcalf and Jon Ronson.

Thank you for listening to Pathfinder. You can find out the video version and more information about this show at https://pathfinder.show/

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