The Bearded Tit‘s Podcast
Over Fishing of Sharks in Britain ft Matt Brierley #50

Over Fishing of Sharks in Britain ft Matt Brierley #50

January 5, 2021

In this Podcast I chat to Matt Brierley, we talk about his film Sharks: In Deep Water which explores the over fishing of sharks in British and European waters, how shark fin soup is still legal in Britain and why the demand for shark meat is rising.

Matts Twitter - https://twitter.com/mattbrierley

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Why Do People Go Bird Watching ft Indy Greene #49

Why Do People Go Bird Watching ft Indy Greene #49

December 29, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Indy Greene who is a Nottinghamshire bird watcher and young naturalist. We talk about the difference between birders and twitchers, the beareded vulture that turned up this summer and what makes birders tick.

Indys Twitter - https://twitter.com/greeneindy

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The Reality of Wildlife Sound Recording ft Gary Moore #48

The Reality of Wildlife Sound Recording ft Gary Moore #48

December 21, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Gary Moore who has worked on multiple wildlife programmes as a sound recordist. We talk about why its shunned by many wanting to work in wildlife film making and the difficulties of the job delving into Garys dyslexia and his sons interest in fishing which Gary isn't sure whether to is a good thing or not.

Garys Twitter - https://twitter.com/mooresounds

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Merry Christmas from The Bearded Tit’s Podcast

Merry Christmas from The Bearded Tit’s Podcast

December 20, 2020

A short message to everyone that tunes into the Podcast from Jack!

Beavers, Instagram & Books ft Sophie Pavelle #47

Beavers, Instagram & Books ft Sophie Pavelle #47

December 15, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Sophie Pavelle who along with being the Communications Lead for the beaver trust is also an ambassador for the wildlife trusts and general social media whizz kid. We chat about how social media effects young naturalists, her upcoming book, what species she'd most like to see and of course beavers get a mention.

News: Beavers Move To Derbyshire For The First Time in 800 Years

Sophies Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sophiepavs/?hl=en

Top 5 Autumnal Nature Spectacles 

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Wildlife Art: Zebras to Weasels ft Robert E Fuller #46

Wildlife Art: Zebras to Weasels ft Robert E Fuller #46

December 8, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Robert E Fuller who is a renowned wildlife artist well known for his elaborate garden set ups. We talk about wildlife art, tips on starting out and his famous weasels

News: Aquatic Beetle That Can Survive Being Eaten By Frogs

Roberts Website - https://www.robertefuller.com/

Top 5 Ways To Encourage Wildlife Into Your Garden

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Keeping Reptiles in UK Gardens & Bringing Lost Species Back ft Celtic Reptile & Amphibians #45

Keeping Reptiles in UK Gardens & Bringing Lost Species Back ft Celtic Reptile & Amphibians #45

December 1, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Harvey Tweets & Tom Whitehurst who together form Celtic Reptile & Amphibians. We talk about some of the lost herptiles we had in the UK and how some european species can be easily kept in UK gardens.

News: Oil Spill of Mauritius Threatens Rare Lizards

CRA Website - http://celticreptileamphibian.co.uk/

Top 5 Heprtiles To Keep Outdoors

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Plastic Pollution & Shark Bites ft Sarah Roberts #44

Plastic Pollution & Shark Bites ft Sarah Roberts #44

November 24, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Sarah Roberts who has written the book Somebodies Swallowed Stanley following the journey of a plastic bag in the ocean as well as talking about working with large predators and how a shark bit her arm!

News: Parrots Moved From Zoo For Swearing To Much

Sarahs Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarahsrealjob/

Top 5 Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Use

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Is The Loch Ness Monster Real? ft Adrian Shine #43

Is The Loch Ness Monster Real? ft Adrian Shine #43

November 17, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Adrian Shine who has dedicated his life to uncovering the mysteries of the Loch Ness Monster and other lake legends. He's also a naturalist and we speak about what could be living down there and some of the creatures that call the Loch home.

News: Orcas Attacking Boats off Spain

Adrians Website - https://www.lochnessproject.org/

Top 5 Items Every Photographer/Bird Watcher Needs in There Car

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From Punk Rock to River Champion ft Feargal Sharkey #42

From Punk Rock to River Champion ft Feargal Sharkey #42

November 10, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to punk rock legend Feargal Sharkey (The Undertones) about how he's gone from the music industry to fighting for britains chalkstreams and rivers.

News: Delayed Release of rare butterflies due to lockdown!

Feargals Twitter - https://twitter.com/Feargal_Sharkey

Top 5 Freshwater Charities 

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Saving Penguins & 11 Months in Antarctica ft Lindsay McCrae #41

Saving Penguins & 11 Months in Antarctica ft Lindsay McCrae #41

November 3, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to BAFTA awarding winning camera operator Lindsay McCrae about his start in the Natural History Unit and his 11 month stay in Antarctica for Dynasties. 

News: Pheasants wiping adders in the UK in the next 12 years.

Lindsay's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/badgerboy05/?hl=en

Top 5 Things to Have in Your Camera Bag

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Badger Cull to Finding Every UK Butterfly ft Patrick Barkham #39

Badger Cull to Finding Every UK Butterfly ft Patrick Barkham #39

October 27, 2020

In this Podcast I chat to Patrick Barkham about a whole range of subjects from finding all of the UK's butterflies to controversy of the badger cull. 

In the News I talk about why animals eat jellyfish when they have such little calorific content. 

Patricks's Twitter - https://twitter.com/patrick_barkham

Nature Reserve of the Week: RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

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The Masheer Trust ft Dr Adrian Pinder #38

The Masheer Trust ft Dr Adrian Pinder #38

October 23, 2020

This week I do a different Podcast each day to celebrate World Fish Migration Day on the 24th October with my special guest Dr Adrian Pinder of The Masheer Trust chatting about this iconic fish of Asia being one of the largest freshwater fish in the world.

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

Masheer Trusts Website - https://www.mahseertrust.org/

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Filming Freshwater Fish to Water Voles ft Jack Perks #37

Filming Freshwater Fish to Water Voles ft Jack Perks #37

October 22, 2020

In this Podcast guest host Polly Pullar chats to Jack Perks talking about how his career started, his work with freshwater fish and the other wildlife he's worked with over years being a professional wildlife photographer . In the news Polly talks about some unusual arrivals like a bearded vulture in Derbyshire and some very lost moths in the Hebrides. 

Nature Reserve of the Week: Loch Gruinart & The Mull of Oa

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Wild Trout Trust & IACGMOH ft Matthew Wright #36

Wild Trout Trust & IACGMOH ft Matthew Wright #36

October 21, 2020

This week I do a different Podcast each day to celebrate World Fish Migration Day on the 24th October with my special guest Matthew Wright a TV presenter from The Wright Stuff, This Morning and I'm a celebrity get me out of here but he's also a passionate river conservationist and vice president of The Wild Trout Trust so we have a good natter about trout.

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

Matthews Website - http://www.matthewwrightofficial.com

Why Rivers Matter ft Emily Cooper #35

Why Rivers Matter ft Emily Cooper #35

October 20, 2020

This week I do a different Podcast each day to celebrate World Fish Migration Day on the 24th October with my special guest Emily Cooper of The River Trust chatting about UK rivers, the threats they face and what can be done to help them.

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

River Trusts Website - https://www.theriverstrust.org/

Emily Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ohdeeremily/

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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)

© www.jackperksphotography.com

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