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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Carwardine. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Carwardine, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Carwardine. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Carwardine, often where they are interviewed.

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(More) Mark Carwardine: On the realities of anti-poaching patrols & his conservation heroes

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In the final of three episodes focused on Animal Conservation, David Oakes speaks again (you’ll remember him from his Narwhal-centric episode at the top of this season) to Mark Carwardine - zoologist, conservationist, broadcaster and photographer. Having been out on foot patrols upon most of the planet’s continents, Mark explains the realities of being a wildlife ranger. The risks of poachers, animals and accidents; the reality of spending weeks on end away from civilisation, safe drinking water and emergency medical support, and; the impact this places, not simply upon the individual, but also upon one’s family. Having lost a friend to this most noble and most dangerous of professions, Mark explains why anti-poaching rangers should be considered the real “heroes of conservation”.

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Sep 14 2020 · 36mins
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Mark Carwardine: "Don’t ever french-kiss a Narwhal”... and other words of wisdom

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Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, leading conservationist, broadcaster and photographer. He came to prominence through his book and BBC documentary series “Last Chance to See” which he created with Douglas Adams of “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy” fame. One of Mark’s big passions is diving - he organises whale and dolphin trips in Baja California, Mexico. In this fascinating conversation dusted with the sounds of nearby Canada geese, coots and black-headed gulls, Mark describes his most moving experience, snorkeling with humpback whales, and admiring their five meter long flippers. He talks about his childhood, rescuing animals wherever he found them, and about creating his own mini zoo. He reminisces about an unforgettable moment from his youth; cramming his idols David Attenborough, David Bellamy, David Shepherd and Peter Scott into his old Hillman Imp, which catastrophically broke down on the way to the train station. From the green woodpecker that sits on his office window sill every day, to the narwhals in the high arctic that you absolutely ‘shouldn’t french kiss’, Mark describes the endless joy that nature brings him. For more information on this podcast, including David's thoughts following this interview, head to: https://www.treesacrowd.fm/mark-carwardine/

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Jan 03 2020 · 53mins

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#59 Mark Carwardine Watching whales in Baja California

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Mark Carwardine is a conservationist, broadcaster and wildlife photographer. He is also a whale expert and leads wildlife tours around the world. I was recently on one of those tours, in Baja California. I spoke with Mark about the wildlife we saw and his conservation work.

Mark’s website can be found at

https://www.markcarwardine.com/

Whales and Dolphins seen on the whale-watching tour (in order seen):

Common Dolphin

Gray Whale

Fin Whale

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin

Blue Whale

Humpback Whale

Sperm Whale

Peruvian Beaked Whale

Dwarf Sperm Whale

Birds seen on the whale-watching tour (in order seen):

1. BROWN PELICAN

2. WESTERN GULL

3. SNOWY EGRET

4. GREAT BLUE HERON

5. GREAT EGRET

6. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

7. DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT

8. BLACK OYSTERCATCHER

9. BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER

10. PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER

11. BRANDT'S CORMORANT

12. SONG SPARROW

13. LINCOLN'S SPARROW

14. SWAINSON'S THRUSH

15. OSPREY

16. RAVEN

17. HEERMANN'S GULL

18. COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD

19. SURF SCOTER

20. TURKEY VULTURE

21. CASPIAN TERN

22. ROYAL TERN

23. REDDISH EGRET

24. POMARINE SKUA

25. WHITE IBIS

26. LONG-BILLED CURLEW

27. SANDERLING

28. RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD

29. MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD

30. BLUE-FOOTED BOOBY

31. BROWN BOOBY

32. XANTUS'S MURRELET

33. MASKED BOOBY

34. WHITE-THROATED SWIFT

35. YELLOW-FOOTED GULL

36. NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD

37. EARED GREBE

38. VERDIN

39. ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER

40. GILA WOODPECKER

41. LADDERBACKED WOODPECKER

42. WHITE-WINGED DOVE

43. NORTHERN CARDINAL

44. BLACK-THROATED SPARROW

45. HOUSE FINCH

46. CACTUS WREN

47. BLACK STORM PETREL

48. ELEGANT TERN

49. PELAGIC CORMORANT

50. HOUSE SPARROW

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Mar 25 2019 · 31mins
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Mark Carwardine on Douglas Adams

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"Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, this is an interesting world I find myself in - fits me rather neatly, don't you think?"
Douglas Noel Adams wasn't even fifty when he died in 2001, but his imagination had already roamed far. He created The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Meaning of Liff and several episodes of Doctor Who, plus the Dirk Gently character and Last Chance to See.

Nominating him is his co-writer on Last Chance to See, the zoologist Mark Carwardine. Mark's role, Adams said later, was to be the one who knew what he was talking about. "My role was to be an extremely ignorant non-zoologist to whom everything that happened would come as a complete surprise."

Joining Mark Carwardine and Matthew Parris in the bar where this was recorded is Douglas Adam's biographer, Jem Roberts.
With archive of Stephen Fry, John Lloyd, Naomi Alderman, Griff Rhys Jones and Geoffrey Perkins.

The producer in Bristol is Miles Warde.
Sep 18 2018 · 31mins
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Ep. 9: Books by Andy Weir, Tracy Hammond, Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine are discussed by comedians Matt Kirshen, Virginia Jones, and author Tracy Hammond.

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In episode nine we have a great variety of books, ranging from life with a beast, to the last of a species, to life on another planet. We open with our first cookbook, “Feed The Beast: Cooking For The Alpha Male” and author Tracy Hammond tells us what it’s like to live with an Alpha Male, and how to tame them with delicious food (And plenty of it!) Next, Virginia Jones brings us a classic of the animal conservation movement, the stunning, funny, and ultimately important
book, “Last Chance To See”, in which venerable Sci-fi author Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine travelled around the globe to document the possible “last of” a variety of endangered animals. And finally, from a classic Sci-fi author to a new Sci-fi classic, Matt Kirshen brings us the fascinating new novel by Andy Weir, “The Martian”, that has grown from a small internet fan base to become one of the most well regarded novels of the last few years.

MATT KIRSHEN - ‘The Martian’ by Andy Weir - Crown Publishing Group - ISBN
978-0-8041-3902-1

VIRGINIA JONES - ‘Last Chance To See’ by Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine - Pan Books - ISBN # 978-0-345-37198-0

TRACY HAMMOND - ‘Feed the Beast - Cooking For Your Alpha Male’ by Tracy Hammond - Volossal Publishing - ISBN # 978-0-9886262-9-4 - Audiobook soon on Audible.com

Jun 02 2015 · 1hr 2mins
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Chapter 111: The Pacific - Read by Mark Carwardine - http://mobydickbigread.com

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Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music

'I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.

Starting 16 September 2012!

For more info please go to: www.mobydickbigread.com

Jan 04 2013 · 3mins