Dover Calling



A podcast for the historic English town of Dover.


  • After the Party with Simon Costin and Mellany Robinson.

    27/05/2020 Duration: 52min

    Join hosts Peter Cocks and John Orchard for a locked down chat with the Museum of British Folklore's Simon Costin and Mellany Robinson reliving the events of Dover's remarkable 'Waking the Giant' festival at Fort Burgoyne.

  • Waking the Giant with Matt Rowe.

    26/01/2020 Duration: 57min

    Peter and John meet Fort Burgoyne’s Artist in Residence Matt Rowe and talk to him about the upcoming ‘Waking the Giant’ event; a celebration of Making, Craft and Folklore. There will be local craftspeople, weavers, potters, blacksmith and knitters running demonstrations and workshops for all to enjoy. The free event will take place on Saturday 29 February 2020 at Fort Burgoyne, Guston Rd, Dover. 

  • Simon Costin's Museum of British Folklore.

    19/09/2019 Duration: 40min

    Peter and John pay a visit to the Dover house of British fashion legend Simon Costin, founder of The Museum of British Folklore. With Simon we meet the Museum's Director Mellany Robinson and hear why Folklore is finding favour with a younger audience. Simon also updates us on the restoration of his historic Dover house and why he chose to live there.

  • The Marlowe Kit with Cat Buffrey.

    12/09/2019 Duration: 43min

    A chance to visit the 'The Kit' in Canterbury with the Marlowe Theatre's Cat Buffrey, Pioneering Canterbury's Project Producer. Peter and John visit another Pioneering Places East Kent Project to learn lessons and see how a completed project might look and feel.This episode is sponsored by Pioneering Places East Kent, a project jointly funded by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund. With special thanks to The Marlowe Theatre and owners of Fort Burgoyne, The Land Trust.

  • The Lone Ranger - Paul Sampson.

    11/07/2019 Duration: 55min

    John and Peter bring you up to date with the latest news from Dover's Fort Burgoyne and introduce you to Paul Sampson, the White Cliffs Countryside Ranger. We also get a chance to hear about the on going archaeological dig at Fort Burgoyne and meet Fi, one of the Fort Burgoyne volunteer team. 

  • Man of Fort Burgoyne - Chris Valdus.

    02/06/2019 Duration: 44min

    Peter Cocks and John Orchard meet the man who runs Dover's hidden gem, Fort Burgoyne and learn bit about his plans for the Fort in the future. Music by the Cocos Lovers on Smugglers Records.

  • The Explorers - Charles Holland & Joanna Jones.

    02/05/2019 Duration: 01h15s

    A chance to meet the creators of 'The Explorers' series of walks, Artist Joanna Jones of DAD and Architect Charles Holland. Peter and John ask the duo about their careers, what brought the project and what they most love about Dover.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • Fort Burgoyne - Fort of Dover.

    15/03/2019 Duration: 31min

    A chance to meet the podcast's co-hosts Peter Cocks and John Orchard. Here they talk about how they met, why they love Dover and how they both ended up being involved with the same Dover project; the re-invention of Dover's hidden gem, Fort Burgoyne.