Podcasts for the Nature Lover

Podcasts for Nature Lovers
Podcasts for Nature Lovers
You'll notice I haven't posted much of late, the sad fact is I haven't managed to get out since my last post, work, illness, half term (the little lady didn't fancy going out in the poor weather) and a bad spell with my back have put a hold on my walks (I do hope to go out tomorrow no matter what).

Well in that time I have been listening a lot to the phenomena that is the Podcast, and I thought I would share a few of those that I listen to that relate to the blog (don't worry I won't tell you about the Stone Cold Steve Austin one or the Richard Herring ones I am obsessed with) so these are my Podcasts for Nature Lovers. I hope you find it useful.

What is a Podcast?

I Guess there are many of you out there who will be wondering what the hell a podcast is, well I guess it is like a radio show but one that is not on the radio but is instead downloaded to your phone or listening device (what ever you choose). Often they are weekly or bi-weekly and the majority are put out for free! The great thing is that you can often download a number of previous ones as well as the latest version.

Podcasts for the Nature Lover:

I listen to quite a few podcasts but so far have only really found the below four that cover nature or environmental issues, I've linked each to their iTunes page (the main name is a clickable link) and any websites/facebook/twitter etc that I could find, so hopefully if you like them you can find a way to play them.

Talking Naturally: This is a fortnightly podcast that discusses well to quote the show "birds, wildlife, conservation and whatever else interests us and we think will interest you". It is brilliantly presented by the soft spoken Charlie Moores, "a long-term birder with a passion for conservation and animal welfare" and generally a lovely chap, as those of us who know him will attain to for sure. It is produced by Rare Bird Alert and WildSounds & Books.

There is a lot of talk on wildlife crime, environmental issues, wildlife events and much more, usually with a British vent, but as we know much of our countries wildlife is just as affected by global issues.

Recent episodes have focussed on Turtle Doves and Culls (badger and Goose), to name but two.

Sustainababble: Their tag line is "An environmental podcast for the confused" released once a week on a Monday and presented by Ol and Dave, two environmental workers who discuss the current state of our planet, what is happening to fix things and (my favourite bit) what stupid politicians or business people are saying that is totally wrong! It is full of humour and interesting facts and is one I really look forward to each Monday.

Recent Episodes have been on America and Meat.

Website: http://sustainababble.fish/
Twitter: @thebabblewagon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sustainababble

Tweet of the Day:  BBC Radio 4 listeners will be likely familiar with this as that is where it stems from, these are short podcasts covering a single bird per episode where you hear a little about the bird and then get to familiarise yourself with their song or call.

Sadly not updated regularly and not since 13th Feb 2015, but hopefully there will be more soon as it is still going strong on Radio 4.

Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s6xyk

Natures Voice:  From the RSPB, originally a monthly podcast but changed to 8 per year in Oct 2014 and hasn't been updated since 12th October 2015, and bringing you wildlife and bird news from all over the world, discussing latest news and events as well as some celebrity guests etc and much more.

It is a very well produced podcast I just wish it was more regular.

Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/podcasts/

So there you have it, the 4 I, currently, listen to I'd love to hear from you if you listen to any of these as well, but even more so if you listen to some I don't know as I'm always looking for more. Especially as I'm still waiting on the last two to put out more content.

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