‘Adventures in Dowsing’ is the Internet’s original dowsing podcast dating from 2008, produced for The British Society of Dowsers  by (then) BSD President Grahame Gardner. The podcast quickly grew to become the premier dowsing podcast on the internet with listeners all over the world and syndication in the United States. In 2011, it was one of the Top Ten podcasts in the European Podcast Awards.

Podcast episodes were originally hosted on the BSD website, but some problems developed in maintaining the original iTunes feed for existing subscribers when the website was upgraded. This mirror site was set up to retain the iTunes feed and also allow improved listener interaction through episode comments.

Grahame stood down as BSD President in 2014 after serving the maximum two 3-year terms. He now hosts this site personally and still creates new episodes as time permits. The podcast is now completely independent and the British Society of Dowsers accepts no responsibility for any content on this website.

Music Links

All music used in the podcasts is used with full permission of the providers.

Original theme and incidental music: Hilary Brooks

Marble Machine song (current theme) and Provence by Wintergatan

Other incidental music: Not For Pussies

‘The News’ sting by Ian Pegler.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://adventuresindowsing.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you use the contact form to get in touch, your name, email address and website (optional) details will be sent to the webmaster and may also be stored on the website to facilitate communication with you.


If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We don’t intentionally share your data with anyone. However, Google, WordPress and other third parties may retain some basic information about you to facilitate the running of this website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

Contact Grahame via the contact form.

Additional information

This website is wholly owned, paid for and managed by me, Grahame Gardner, and is provided as a service to the global dowsing community. If you enjoy listening to the podcast and would like to show your appreciation by contributing to the web hosting and upkeep of the site, I’d be grateful if you could throw the price of a cup of coffee my way occasionally by CLICKING HERE. Your karma will be greatly enhanced by this action.

Please donate to support this podcast.

This podcast and website is entirely self-funded. Your donations help me to keep it ad-free, pay hosting fees and continue to provide new episodes.