This week Joe and Dave discuss: the wetness of Michael Gove’s mouth, if finding a big crisp is the same as buying a house, ashtrays with vaginas, and a woman giving birth to bits of rabbit. Also, we talk to Jonny Evans about his grease based toe injury.
More of us than ever want to help wildlife in our gardens but are unsure of the practical steps to take, so we call on Chris Packham – naturalist and Springwatch TV presenter – to share how he's turning his garden into a backdoor nature reserveSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mya-Rose Craig talks to BBC nature presenter Chris Packham about the magic of birdwatching, the need for diversity in nature, his Bird To Watch and the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend - the biggest citizen science project in the UK. Nature beatboxer, composer and sound artist Jason Singh - whose work has featured at the BBC Proms, on Countryfile and the V&A - explains how he started mimicking birdsong alongside drum and bass to create beautiful forestry environments with his voice alone.Find out more about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch here: rspb.org.uk/birdwatchResources to help, including a printable bird ID guide here https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/downloads/biggardenbirdwatch/2021/how-to-resources/eng_id-print_at_home--min.pdfAnd further resources https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/everything-you-need-to-know-about-big-garden-birdwatch/Discover Jason Singh's music at: http://jasonsinghthing.com/Host: Dr Mya-Rose CraigGuests: Chris Packham & Jason SinghProducer: Tom BonnettExecutive Producers: Jane Gerber & Katie DerhamProduction Manager: Cara GhoshalProduction Assistant: Louis FaceySponsors: Severn Trent Water & Swarovski OptikMusic from Jason Singh in this episode: Mystery Bird, Afternoon from Tweet Music, Awekids Collective - Sounds from the Grassland VillageMusic from Podington Bear (soundofpicture.com) in this episode: Platformer, Moonrise, DuskPodcast art by Make ProductionsFollow us:www.twitter.com/getbirdingpodwww.facebook.com/getbirdingpodwww.instagram.com/getbirdingpod Find out more about Severn Trent & biodiversity: https://www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/environment/biodiversity/Severn Trent Water is committed to providing a secure supply of clean water across the Midlands. Looking after water means looking after the environment too. As a result, the organisation unveiled ambitious plans to improve biodiversity across the Midlands as part of its Big Green Nature Boost campaign, including reviving 12,000 acres of land (an area bigger than the size of Gloucester), planting 1.3 million trees and restoring 2000km of rivers across the Severn Trent region by 2027. Find out more about Swarovski Optik: https://www.swarovskioptik.com/gb/en/birdingSwarovski Optik, headquartered in Absam, Tyrol, is part of the Swarovski group of companies. Founded in 1949, the Austrian company specialises in the development and manufacturing of long-range optical instruments of the highest precision in the premium segment of the market. The binoculars, spotting scopes and optronic instruments are products of choice for demanding users. The company’s success is based on its innovative strength, the quality and intrinsic value of its products, and their functional and esthetic design. The appreciation of nature is an essential part of its company philosophy and is reflected commendably in its environment-friendly production and its long-term commitment to selected nature conservation projects. In January, Swarovski Optik announced Dr Mya-Rose Craig as a partner opinion leader for 2021; she will aim to inspire people from all backgrounds to learn more about the benefits of enjoying nature activities. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Plant Based Podcast S3 Episode Thirteen Part 2 - Talking plant life with Chris Packham
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In this episode, Chris Packham describes the informal but deliberate planting scheme in his garden, a haven for wildlife. His garden has no lawn and wildflowers flourish, despite Sid and Nancy’s attempts to destroy the lavender patch! Chris gives listeners his top tips for attracting pollinators and birds to gardens and lets us into the secret to keeping birds in the garden year-round and setting them up to survive the winter. Ellen asks Chris whether he is a fellow tree hugger and Chris describes what trees can teach us about how to behave in our time and space. They discuss HS2 and the ways it will impact ancient woodlands and the importance of protecting the ancient woodland we have left. They talk about diets and how we should consider the foods that we eat and the impact food production has on the environment. Chris speaks about becoming a vegan, for ethical and environmental reasons. They round off the episode with the ultimate question – ‘what is your favourite plant?’. The Plant Based Podcast: www.theplantbasedpodcast.net Instagram Twitter Facebook This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Natural Grower. Launched in 2019, their award-winning liquid fertiliser and soil conditioner is made entirely from maize. Naturally rich in nitrogen, potash, phosphate and other trace elements that plants and vegetables love, it is approved by the Soil Association, Vegan Society and Organic Farmers and Growers. Visit NaturalGrower.co.uk to nurture your soil and boost your plants and veg. Enter PBP15 for a 15% discount as a Plant Based Podcast subscriber. Instagram: @natural_grower
The Plant Based Podcast S3 Episode Thirteen Part 1 - Chatting with wildlife hero Chris Packham
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Conservation hero of the year, Honorary Doctor of Science, CBE for services to wildlife and nature conservation, host of The Really Wild Show and Spring and Autumnwatch. The very special guest in this episode is, of course, Chris Packham! Michael and Ellen chat to Chris in his garden, surrounded by birds and butterflies and Chris’s dogs, Sid and Nancy. They discuss biophilia and the importance of the connection between humans and nature as well as in relation to coronavirus and how things need to change in the future. Chris talks about The Really Wild Show and having animals (including a jaguar) in the studio, describing a chaotic rabbit-related disaster episode. He tells us about some of his most memorable moments on Spring and Autumnwatch, including dreaming birds, climbing adders and other unexpected occurrences. Chris discusses his extensive charity work and his campaigning to combat harmful wildlife practices as well as raising awareness and taking legal action where needed to encourage wildlife reform. The Plant Based Podcast: www.theplantbasedpodcast.net Instagram Twitter Facebook This episode of The Plant Based Podcast is brought to you by our friends at Natural Grower. Launched in 2019, their award-winning liquid fertiliser and soil conditioner is made entirely from maize. Naturally rich in nitrogen, potash, phosphate and other trace elements that plants and vegetables love, it is approved by the Soil Association, Vegan Society and Organic Farmers and Growers. Visit NaturalGrower.co.uk to nurture your soil and boost your plants and veg. Enter PBP15 for a 15% discount as a Plant Based Podcast subscriber. Instagram: @natural_grower
Chris Packham: 'Finding the good in the bad' of Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted huge economic damage, but it has also offered the natural world a little bit of respite – room to breathe. What will come next? Will it be a return to the old ways of resource exploitation and consumption? HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Chris Packham, one of the UK’s best-known naturalists and environmental campaigners. Are we humans capable of fundamentally changing our priorities?Photo: Chris Packham Credit: BBC
If the poets of the past sat in their garrets dipping their quills in ink and waiting for inspiration to strike, our current Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has a more mundane and domestic arrangement, scratching away at a poem in the shed. As he works on The Owl and the Nightingale, any distraction is welcome, even encouraged, to talk about poetry, music, art, sheds, sherry, owls, nightingales and to throw light on some of the poem's internal themes. However, Lockdown has meant he has had to reach out to technology to find those interruptions. Wanting to know more about the owl in the poem, Simon talks to naturalist Chris Packham, isolating in his home in the New Forest. Their conversation ranges from ornithology to Asperger syndrome, from Punk music to owl pellets and from the environment to the ability to fly.The Poet Laureate has gone to his Shed is produced by Susan Roberts