Monday, 21 July 2014

Episode 6: THE GREEN BLOB, plus fish lice and... is Lucy Cooke the next Attenborough?

Welcome to the another SUPER slim-line [nature's footnote] podcast. On this week’s show…

THE GREEN BLOB! – Prehistoric hedgehogs – is Lucy Cooke the new Attenborough? - Honeybee happiness – Farmland bird declines linked to pesticides – Goodbye O-Patz! / in Truss we trust! – fish lice and other blood-sucking parasites – Sex on Earth – Review of the BBC’s Talk to the Animals – Should beavers be culled? – A Focus on Nature conference – Calpol spoons and other pond-dipping secrets!

Download it by right-clicking here. Or subscribe on Soundcloud or on iTunes. You now have no excuse not to listen to EVERY episode. (Except if you don't like the show... so...um).

We also talked about…
  • Find out about A Focus on Nature (and their conference) here
  • That great IFAW blog about wildlife crime is here.
  • Good news for honey-bees! Read about it here.
  • That petition to ensure beavers aren’t culled is here.
  • Today’s intro song was downloaded (on a Creative Commons license) from Soundcloud. It’s here.
  • AND…FISH LICE! Here’s a video of my fish louse on a Calpol spoon. ENJOY!





Thursday, 5 June 2014

Episode 5: Springwatch turns 10! Bear Grylls turns stomachs! EDNA, peacock spiders, post-coital Sam (don't ask)...

Welcome to the new SUPER slim-line [nature's footnote] podcast! 30 minutes! Now you can listen to something while your other half watches EastEnders! Imagine! (Actually don't imagine. Download it).

It’s a good episode, this...

Jules channels a shark (mid-frenzy) while discussing Bear Grylls’ new show – Sam channels Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally whilst looking at newts – How can we militarise Springwatch viewers? – Why does no-one give a funk about the EU? – tree bees please Sam – “massive mammals” re-released – EDNA (but never ever Edna) – poster-boy spiders -  "oh-my-God-ladybird-sex" - the Garden Bioblitz is just brilliant even if you haven't got a white middle-class suburban-ubar-garden...

Download it by right-clicking here. Or subscribe on Soundcloud. I think we're on iTunes too. You now have no excuse not to listen to EVERY episode. (Except if you don't like the show... so...yeah).

We also talked about…

  • For those interested in tree bees see this week's news!
  • Watch the peacock spider DANCE! DANCE!
  • Jules’s Springwatch review where he puts forward THE ARGUMENT FOR A MILITARISED SPRINGWATCH is here.
  • Here's some information on the Garden Bioblitz!
  • Sam wants everyone to see how ridiculous Bear Grylls look on Google Images. Enjoy by clicking here!

Oh, and today’s intro song was downloaded (on a Creative Commons license) from SoundCloud is here

Oh, one last OTHER thing. Sam's done an awesome newsletter thing that covers (and gives further information about) all of today's talking points. It's lovely. Download it here


Friday, 25 April 2014

Episode 4: George McGavin's beard, swimming deer, in praise of midges, Sam hates drooping nipples and red buttocks, and Packham takes on Malta.

Welcome to the new slim-line [nature's footnote] podcast! It's now clocking in at 40 minutes and includes two people with proper microphones, and one presenter that has a dog which definitely doesn't bark in the background! Yes, really. We're that showbiz...! 

Here's what's in this episode:

Jules talks Minibeasts Adventure with Jess and asks why girls hate spiders – Sam explains her furious hatred of primates - Bees, bees, bees; is it because they're furry? - Chris Packham goes off-grid against the Maltese and makes Jules cry a lil' bit - Jules and Sam are joined by special guest Tracy Roberts! - crap photos of animals that weren't there - chytridiomycosis hits Madagascar! - George McGavin and THAT moustache/beard combo (and a review of the BBC's Monkey Planet).

Download here. (Right-click and 'save as').

Don't forget: support Chris Packham's campaign to stop the massacre of Maltese birds by visiting (and spreading word about) the website, www.chrispackham.co.uk, Oh yes, and you can download today's intro song MONKEY BUSINESS by Klas Moldéus  at SoundCloud. We mentioned Friends of the Earth and their bee campaign too. 

Oh, one OTHER thing. Sam's done a fun newsletter thing that covers (and gives further information about) all of today's talking points. It's lovely. Download it here.

Here's the video of the swimming deer in Bushy Park! (Thanks again to Tracy Roberts). Give me (@juleslhoward) or Sam (@samdrawsthings) a shout if you want to record your own OB! 











Thursday, 3 April 2014

Episode 3: Sam’s mum, megafaunal extinctions, Japanese whales, bones, spiders in DA HOUSE...

It’s episode three time! Jules and Sam discuss plenty, including…

Are we natural born megafauna killers? – Sam’s mum Judy shows us all up - How exactly do you pronounce “Monbiot”? – Show us your Namibian silverfish – Jules fawns over BBC4’s Ben Garrod (Star of Secrets of Bones) – Shadow the dog fawns over the postman’s fingers – Diclofenac and vultures – Defra, hen harriers and the Catholic Church – Manta ray conservation – “Rhodies” – Sam talks about Germaine Greer’s new book – There's good / bad news about Japanese Whaling – and… DERS A SPIDER IN DA HOUSE!

You can download the episode here (right click and 'save as').

Some other things:

Oh, don’t forget the [nature’s footnote] podcast Facebook page where you can ask questions, suggest stories and pitch your OBs.


We’re on Twitter at @juleslhoward or @samdrawsthings so tell us what you think of the show and we’ll give you a shout. Oh, and don’t forget to send us your pictures of animals you didn’t see!
  •  Thanks to idaydream for use of the song “It’s ok to f*ck up’ – download it here.
  •  Thanks to Sam for rental of her mum Judy Goodlet during the OB.
  • We talked about the Society of Biology’s Spider in Da House app. It’s here.
  • More about Marine Conservation Society’s stuff here.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Episode 2: Marius, clever corvids, Attenborough's Natural Curiosities, stupid toddlers, dead animals in freezers, the frogs that weren’t there...

It’s episode two. Jules Howard and Sam Taylor discuss the latest wildlife conservation stories, as well as reviewing the latest wildlife documentaries and chewing on general zoological nonsense, including toddlers, crows and OF COURSE…giraffes that get chopped up to bits and fed to lions in front of crowds of onlookers...

IN THIS EPISODE:

Yes but is a two year old child stupider than a crow REALLY? - TV review of Sir David Attenborough’s latest, Natural Curiosities - You’re having a Marius the giraffe mate - dead animals kept in kitchen freezers - RIP Yasuni National Park - birds hitting windows - Sam doesn’t see any frogs - TV review of Chris Packham’s Inside the Animal Mind salty seadogs - Sam bigs up the badgers - Jules gets all death-obsessed about Springwatch...

Download it here. (Right click and 'Save as').

SHOW-NOTES:

So, the podcast Facebook page where you can ask questions, suggest stories and theme tunes is at www.facebook.com/naturesfootnote. 

We’re on Twitter at @juleslhoward or @samdrawsthings so tell us what you think of the show and we’ll give you an on-air air-kiss. Oh, and don’t forget to send us your pictures of animals you didn’t see!

Other things we mentioned:

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Episode 1: Squirrel sex, Project Wild Thing, Germaine Greer and Hidden Kingdoms.

Join us for the first [nature's footnote] podcast...a collector's edition! 

In this, the first episode, Jules Howard and Sam Taylor discuss the latest wildlife conservation stories, as well as reviewing the latest wildlife films and documentaries and chewing on general zoological nonsense.

IN THIS EPISODE:

Film review of Project Wild Thing - Jules speaks wistfully about river dolphin genitalia - TV review of BBC's Hidden Kingdoms - Sam pays homage to Germaine Greer - Jules slags off the whole of Australia - Sam talks magical beavers - Jules talks squirrel sex.

Download it here. (Right click and 'Save as').


ALSO! A sad admission: We have no absolutely no friends in the podcast community... so please do tweet us feedback, questions and suggestions for future reviews... or just say hello and we'll give you a shout! (Jules is on Twitter at @juleslhoward and Sam is at @samdrawsthings). Thanks!


Oh, did we mention the Pinterest scrapbook? You’ll find links to the stories we talk about in Episode 1 here, and find the podcast Facebook page, where you can ask questions, suggest stories and theme tunes at www.facebook.com/naturesfootnote. Enjoy!