Season One – six episodes posted monthly between September 2021 and June 2022
The Art of Gutting Fish (5 of 6)
Fishwives? Fisher lasses? Herring girls? Herring lasses? Lots of them! Plus an interview with artist Penelope Payne on her herring lass works…
Lenten Stuffe (4 of 6)
Fasting, fish, Lent – all you need to know! Duhig’s Paschal Anthem, Dumas’ lost prequel, Constantine, St Augustine, von Daniken & Falstaff.
What’s in a Name? (3 of 6)
Carousel, Biggie Smalls & Angus Watson; taxonomy, racial theory & global warming: a herring tale in 8 fitts with 8 hand-crafted limericks.
Sovereign of the Seas (2 of 6)
Herrings, herring busses, sovereignty & fishing limits; Chopwell Wood & Charles I’s head; and The Herring Buss, an jig from Rob Harbron.
Of Beginnings and Fundamental Ends (1 of 6)
The Sea of Tethys to the Cold War; C10th Norway to the 1930s, curatives & cravings; herring & herripedia origins; farts & papal fumes!