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Our Earth

Our Earth shares research stories, ongoing work and environmental conversations with you. Time to hear perspectives from the researchers, scientists and people working with our environment about life on earth.

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Episode 11 - Rosie Walker

Rosie is a conservationist working with FrogLife, a charity looking at conserving amphibians and reptiles. We chat about following passions, how you can make a home for wildlife whether you have a window box or a garden, how volunteering can help the environment and people and more!  Rosie is so passionate about sharing her love of the outdoors for the benefit of the environment and people. There's so many wellbeing and health benefits to being outside and working with nature. Come join in the conversation and learn something new about conserving wildlife!

50mins

22 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 10 - Miriam Kellock

Welcome to the world of biofuels and biotechnology. Join in the conversation and gain an insight in to how we can use wood waste products as a fuel. That's right, a waste product could help fuel long distance travel. We talk about research and parenthood, chemical and engineering advances in biofuels. Research like this plays a major role in  our journey away form fossil fuels!

50mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 9 - Freija Mendrik

Freija is a marine biologist, science communicator, ocean advodate and a PhD researcher. We chat about her previous work with corals, current microplastics research in the Mekong River and her future research project with NatGeo. Freija is an avid science communicator, passionate about sharing the highs, lows and twists of research! We chat about her journey, hopes from COP26 and lots more. Come and join in the conversation, I hope you learn something new, find some environmental curiosity and hope, and perhaps take something away from the quick fire questions!

1hr 4mins

8 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 8 - Rosie Baillie

From forensic science, to Formula 1 to human-wildlife interactions. Come join in the conversation! Are you willing to take the leap and follow your passions? Have you experienced something that's encouraged you to switch career paths? We cover a lot, from social media to lockdown thoughts & impacts, to wildlife tourism. All journeys to science and fulfilment are different, we're all learning as we go.

1hr 23mins

1 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 7 - Rachel Steenson

I speak to ecologist and PhD researcher Rachel Steenson. From Tanzania to Scotland, rabies to bird populations, we are talking about it. Rachel has such passion and curiosity, I am sure you will learn a little, laugh a little and hopefully become a little more curious about the interactions in nature happening all around us! 

1hr 18mins

24 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 6 - Francois Beyers - Car Y Mor

A conversation with Francois from Car Y Mor, a sustainable shellfish and seaweed farming community benefit society. There is so much passion behind this project, it is not just a job but a lifestyle which stems from a deep love and connection with the ocean. We chat about biomimicry, zero input ocean farming, seaweed, sunrise surfing and lots more! I hope you enjoy hearing about some sustainable fishing practices, let us know what you think!

50mins

20 May 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 5 - Adam Fell

I chat to Adam Fell, a PhD researcher, who has dedicated the last few years to exploring animal behaviour and ecology around the world. We discuss how climate change and human actions can influence bird populations, the integral role birds play in our landscapes and the ongoing research that's trying to help achieve a better balance.

55mins

6 May 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 4 - Emily Annand - Kind Candles

I speak to Emily Annand, owner of Kind Candles. This glorious small business encourages us to be kind to ourselves and the Earth. I hope you enjoy hearing about the incredible thought and passion that is woven from top to toe of Kind Candles. We touch upon contributing to a circular economy, re-useable product choices, creating a wonderful community and future eco-dreams!

36mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 3 - Sarah Kate Read

This weeks guest, Sarah Kate Read, is an algae enthusiast! In her research, she uses living algae to remove metals from waste waters. This research helps determine more sustainable, effective and accessible systems for waste water treatment, that could be used globally. We chat about algae, history, how everything comes back in to fashion, science communication and lots more!

1hr 3mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 2 - Saz Reed

I talk to Sarah Reed, Arctic Technician and Ships Operational Manager at SAMS. Saz has worked pole to pole, turned her science in to real world action and is very passionate about science communication. We talk about Antarctic adventures, microplastics research, biotechnology, the power of good communication and lots more! This woman is a science and adventure queen.

54mins

15 Apr 2021

Rank #10