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Eel Mafia, Mysteries & Migration ft Andrew Kerr #34

Eel Mafia, Mysteries & Migration ft Andrew Kerr #34

October 19, 2020

This week I do a different Podcast each day to celebrate World Fish Migration Day on the 24th October with my special guest Andrew Kerr of the Sustainable Eel Group as we delve into the mysterious world of the European eel!

WFMD Website - https://www.worldfishmigrationday.com/

SEG Website - https://www.sustainableeelgroup.org/

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Aesculapian Snakes in London ft Will Atkins #33

Aesculapian Snakes in London ft Will Atkins #33

October 13, 2020

I take a look back at my archive to a visit to regents park looking for the UK's only non native snake, the aesculapian snake and chat to will atkins about them.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Walthamstow Wetlands 

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Dealing With Internet Trolls (Outdoor Podcast) #32

Dealing With Internet Trolls (Outdoor Podcast) #32

October 6, 2020

Slightly different in this weeks podcast as I venture outdoors and breath in the spring air during a trip to the peak district and take the opportunity to talk about internet trolls and how to beat them.

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Urban Biriding ft David Lindo #32

Urban Biriding ft David Lindo #32

September 29, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to David Lindo AKA The Urban Birder who has featured on multiple wildlife programmes as well as organising the national bird vote. He's international known for his work engaging the public with wildlife in cities. In the news I look at the giant Asian Hornet AKA murder hornets and if they are coming to Britain.

David's Website - https://theurbanbirder.com/

Nature Reserve of the Week: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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Personal Projects in Wildlife Filmmaking & Bloody Big Jellyfish! ft Lizzie Daly #31

Personal Projects in Wildlife Filmmaking & Bloody Big Jellyfish! ft Lizzie Daly #31

September 22, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Lizzie Daly a wildlife broadcaster and wildlife biologist based in Wales. We talk about if she always wanted to be a TV presenter, how its good to work on personal projects and her encounter with a huge barrel jellyfish among other topics. In the news I look at rising numbers of endangered black rhinos

Nature Reserve of the Week: Cors Caron National Nature Reserve

Lizzies Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lizziedalywild/

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Connecting The Masses With British Nature ft Lucy Hodson #30

Connecting The Masses With British Nature ft Lucy Hodson #30

September 15, 2020

This week I'm joined by Lucy Hodson who works for the RSPB as a communcaitons officer while also doing lots of work in her personal time to connect people with nature. In the News I talk about a new species of snake named after a harry potter character! 

Nature Reserve of the Week - RSPB Sandwell

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Wildlife Stock Photography: Can You Still Make Money From it? ft Ben Andrew #29

Wildlife Stock Photography: Can You Still Make Money From it? ft Ben Andrew #29

September 8, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Ben Andrew who works for the RSPB Picture Library about the current state of stock photography, what a photo stock agency is looking for and how it's changed. In the news I talk about the white storks that have bred in the UK, the first since the 1400s.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Chanonry Point

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Being a All Round Filmmaker ft Nina Constable #28

Being a All Round Filmmaker ft Nina Constable #28

September 1, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Nina Constable about her career and how she takes on multiple roles in filmmaking. In the news I look at the raw sewage thats been allowed to flow into the olympic wildlife haven.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Stanage Edge

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British Bluefin Tuna ft Tom Horton #27

British Bluefin Tuna ft Tom Horton #27

August 25, 2020

This week I'm joined by Tom Horton a PHD student at the University of Exeter who is working on Thunnas UK a project to study bluefin tuna of the british coastline. In the News I talk about the rise in global seas and rivers is spelling doom for over 700 fish species.

Nature Reserve of the Week - AK Wildlife Cruises 

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Marine Mammals & Camera Trapping ft Billy Heaney #26

Marine Mammals & Camera Trapping ft Billy Heaney #26

August 18, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Billy Heaney a wildlife broadcaster and zoologist with love for seals and cetaceans. We talk about studying at Exeter University (even though its at Falmouth) and his experiances using camera traps for conservation. In the news I talk about Boris's bullshit about the "Newt Crisis"

Nature Reserve of the Week: Bass Rock

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Cats Are C*nts - How To Keep Cats Out Your Garden - BONUS PODCAST

Cats Are C*nts - How To Keep Cats Out Your Garden - BONUS PODCAST

August 16, 2020

In this podcast I have a slight rant about cats that enjoy a crap in my garden and kill anything that moves! 

 

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Big Cats on The Loose in Britain ft Rick Minter #25

Big Cats on The Loose in Britain ft Rick Minter #25

August 11, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Rick Minter of Big Cat Conversations about the sitings and evidence behind big cats on the loose in Britain.

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Photography Hides & Baiting Wildlife ft Alan McFayden #24

Photography Hides & Baiting Wildlife ft Alan McFayden #24

August 4, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Alan McFayden, owner of scottish photography hides as we chat about baiting wildlife, trying to get images that stand out in hides and where it all started for him. In the news I talk about the huge numbers of elvers to the river severn.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Alans Photo Hides

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Do You Have To Have a Degree to Succeed in Wildlife Photography? ft David McMahon #23

Do You Have To Have a Degree to Succeed in Wildlife Photography? ft David McMahon #23

July 28, 2020

I'm joined by David McMahon the director of photography on the MSC Biological Photography & Imaging course at the University of Nottingham as we discuss the masters degree and what it entails but also is it necessary for people to have a degree to make it as a wildlife photographer.

News - Badger cull update

Nature reserve of the week - Highfields Park (University of Nottingham)

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Why British Dragonflies Are Awesome ft Fiona McKenna #22

Why British Dragonflies Are Awesome ft Fiona McKenna #22

July 21, 2020

This week I'm joined by Fiona McKenna of the British Dragonfly Society as we talk all things damsel & dragon. In the News I talk about the rise in rod license sales which is a boost for rivers.

Nature Reserve of the Week - Whisby Nature Park

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From Macro Photos to Mental Health ft Matt Doogue #21

From Macro Photos to Mental Health ft Matt Doogue #21

July 14, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Matt Doogue who is a incredibly talented macro photographer but also has struggled with mental health over the years and explains how photography can be the perfect tonic to combat inner demons. In the news I look at the how lockdown has resulted in multiple birds of prey being illegally shot.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Red Hill Coronation Meadow

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Gamekeepers vs Conservationists: The Conflict & Basking Sharks! ft Isla Hodgson #20

Gamekeepers vs Conservationists: The Conflict & Basking Sharks! ft Isla Hodgson #20

July 6, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Isla Hodgson who has a PHD in Wildlife Conflict having worked with both sides of the game shooting and conservationist groups. She also works for basking shark Scotland so get to mention those a the end. In the news I look at the Spinosarus and how a new fossil find has changed the way we look at these dinosaurs.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Rutland Water

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Pine Martens, Living with Red Squirrels & Being a Wildlife Rehabilitator ft Polly Pullar #19

Pine Martens, Living with Red Squirrels & Being a Wildlife Rehabilitator ft Polly Pullar #19

June 30, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Polly Pullar who is a nature writer, conservationist and wildlife rehabilitator to name a few. We talk about her passion for pine martens and red squirrels. I leave out the news in this episode and talk about my set up for podcasts.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Lochindorb

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Urban Wildlife Ponds: An Oasis in Miniature ft David Fielding #18

Urban Wildlife Ponds: An Oasis in Miniature ft David Fielding #18

June 24, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to David Fielding who is a enthusiastic amateur pond fancier. He's created sereral ponds in his south london garden which are brimming with wildlife he shares how he's done it and whats turned up. In the news I talk about the recent extinction of the Chinese paddlefish a 7 metre behemoth. 

Nature Reserve of the Week: Idle Valley Nature Reserve

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Angling in TV & Becoming a BBC TV Presenter ft Will Millard #17

Angling in TV & Becoming a BBC TV Presenter ft Will Millard #17

June 16, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Will Millard who is a BBC Presenter having featured on My Year With The Tribe, Hideen Wales, Hunters of The South Seas & Go Fish. We talk about his passion for angling and how to get into being a TV presenter. In the news I talk look at the recent influx of basking sharks to Cornwall and how they travel in family groups.

Nature Reserve of the Week: Skomer Island

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