We are excited to announce the launch of General Talk, a monthly podcast featuring interviews with figures from the British Army and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. A new episode will be available to listen to on the first Friday of every month.

The podcast series, hosted by Harry Bucknall, will give you a greater insight into the ever-changing role of the military in the modern world and the way in which we, as the Army’s national charity, safeguard the welfare of our soldiers, veterans and their families.

Our first episode kicks off with our charity’s outgoing President and former Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Mike Jackson. Tune in to hear him talk Kosovo, James Blunt, comradeship and gardening.

Listen to our first episode

About podcast host, Harry Bucknall

After Harrow, Sandhurst and twelve years’ service in the Coldstream Guards, Harry worked in the oil and mining industry and as a consultant in the Middle East. He has also produced theatre on the London Fringe, sat on the Olivier Awards Panel and acted as reviewer for Arts Council, London and several West End publications.

Harry is a patron of the Pluscarden Abbey Pilgrimage, popular podcaster, speaker and interviewer at literary festivals and events. He has also appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding, Radio 4’s Saturday Live and Excess Baggage with John McCarthy.  He has written variously for, amongst others, The Sunday Telegraph, The Spectator, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Scotsman, Irish Independent, Country Life, The Lady and Dorset Life.

He also runs Gamekeeper PR, an arts & culture communications agency.