Episode 106: Irish Cave Bones with Ruth Carden

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5xrX8415NkeXqAIEIrRYnq?si=oZrYrdI3QQ6IJb7XIWjKIQ&dl_branch=1 Regular listeners have already heard that this episode was coming. And we’ve been planning it for a long time. Conflicting schedules, travel plans and life, in general, were always getting in the way. But boy, was it worth waiting for!  https://youtu.be/ahwgb2-aEYU And so, we sat down for a chat with Dr Ruth Carden, a … Continue reading Episode 106: Irish Cave Bones with Ruth Carden

Episode 103: Hunter-Gatherers with Graeme Warren

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5KHft1awPg6hXkwcBolMlz?si=nGpiASzvQAGQMxvQCXDmjQ&dl_branch=1 The term hunter-gatherers is often understood as a description of primitive people who live in an idyllic state of harmony with nature. In reality however, the lifestyle of hunter-gatherers is way more complex than most of us think. https://youtu.be/7A0DhbztCkQ To shed some light on this fascinating subject and to clarify some misconceptions I bring … Continue reading Episode 103: Hunter-Gatherers with Graeme Warren

Episode 97: Human-Wildlife Conflict with Amy Dickman

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1BHVSCw9b07IgwR4w8l5KZ?si=ZIwXo-nsTKCANQdBXJfLew&dl_branch=1 Dr Amy Dickman needs no introduction. She is well known and hugely respected in both academic and conservation communities. She’s a conservation biologist and works on resolving human-wildlife conflict on human-dominated landscapes. Amy is a Kaplan Senior Research Fellow in Wild Cat Conservation under Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit. She is also the … Continue reading Episode 97: Human-Wildlife Conflict with Amy Dickman

Episode 87: Irish Whale and Dolphin Group with Pádraig Whooley

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6jJ6wdvEk2gqVwLFxPGCJF?si=P3KugP5lTHuMD5KRxztmbA&dl_branch=1 I have wanted to record an episode about the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) and their work for quite a while now. Their excellent website, with a database where you can report sightings and strandings, was even mentioned in one of my vlogs. So today, it is my pleasure to bring you my … Continue reading Episode 87: Irish Whale and Dolphin Group with Pádraig Whooley

Episode 54: The National Biodiversity Data Centre with Dave Wall

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5yzsS0JnemO50WaNeIXCES?si=Ynh3IH-KTCWV2DVTgmDjZg&dl_branch=1 Many of us outdoors people like to keep records of the animal and fish species we have encountered, caught or seen during our time in the outdoors. To keep those records we use spreadsheets, databases, dedicated apps and, perhaps, a pen and paper if you’re a little old-timey chap. As it turns out, there … Continue reading Episode 54: The National Biodiversity Data Centre with Dave Wall