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Anglotopia Podcast

The Anglotopia Podcast is your deep dive into the rich and diverse world of British culture, hosted by Jonathan and Jacqueline Thomas, publishers of and Each episode takes you on a journey through iconic British television, captivating historical events, and essential travel tips, ensuring you experience the very best of the British Isles. Our engaging discussions feature important British guests and authors, covering everything from the latest trends and timeless traditions to hidden gems and popular landmarks. Whether you're a passionate Anglophile or simply curious about the UK, our podcast offers a delightful mix of insights and entertainment. Join us as we celebrate the charm, heritage, and unique allure of Britain, making every episode a must-listen for anyone who loves all things British.

Feb 1, 2019

This week in the Anglotopia Podcast, we tell two inter-related stories - why I'm so obsessed with Gold Hill in Shaftesbury Dorset and how that led to the creation of Anglotopia. The story starts in the late '90s and goes until 2011 and it has many interesting twists and turns. If you've ever wondered why Anglotopia exists and what our hopes and dreams with it are - this podcast is for you. And apologies - it goes over 1 hour.

For reference - here is the actual poster I talk about in the Podcast. I still have it after all these years, despite having hundreds of my own pictures of Gold Hill now.

Show Notes

Dreams of Britain: My Love Affair with Shaftesbury Dorset Finally Explained

History of Anglotopia (this is woefully out of date).

British Airways Face of Opportunity Trip Diaries

Updown Cottage Website

Video Tour of Updown Cottage

Christmas on Gold Hill

Jonathan's 2011 Royal Wedding Coverage