Wildlife and the Oceans

Planet Pod WED Special: From Wild Lynx to Human Swan

Planet Pod World Environment Day Special talking to “Human Swan” Sacha Dench and David Hetherington, Cairngorms National Park Authority ecology advisor and author of “The Lynx and Us”, about how they are encouraging us all to look differently at the way rewilding can provide solutions to climate change.

Planet Pod goes walkabout with The Ramblers and the Western Front Way

Planet Pod gets out of the studio goes walkabout with Tompion Platt, Director of Advocacy and Engagement at The Ramblers and Rory Forsyth, CEO of the Western Front Way

Planet Pod goes North (well – North East, actually….)

Planet Pod goes North – well to the North East anyway! Amanda is the guest of Climate Action North who act as her guide visiting the RSPB’s Saltholme Nature Reserve, a Pollinator Park in the middle of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) in Sunderland and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s Washington Wetland Centre.

Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day at Somerset House with visual artist Justin Brice Guariglia, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and curator Karishma Rafferty

Earth Day 2019 at Somerset House – Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day by chatting with some of the artists who have created special installations and art pieces to highlight the loss of species. Hear how Justin Brice Guariglia, visual artist, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and Karishma Rafferty who has curated the season have responded.

Planet Pod talks to arctic explorer Pen Hadow about the urgent need to protect the floating ice reef ecosystem of the arctic

In this special Planet Pod episode Amanda catches up with renowned arctic explorer, advocate and visionary Pen Hadow who talks about what inspired him to push the boundaries of exploration in the arctic region.

“Plastic: The End of the Affair?” – Planet Pod talks to Laure Cucuron of TerraCycle and Hubbub’s Saskia Restorick

Is our long term love affair with plastic finally over? Have we woken up as a country to the damage plastic does to our lives, our homes, our planet and our health …… or are we still in this toxic love affair with the single use water bottle?

Recycling Unravelled by Ben Beagley from Bywaters

Amanda talks to waste and recycling expert Ben Beagley, Client Relationship Manager at Bywaters’ Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Bow, London who unravels some of the mysteries around recycling.

Planet Pod goes on safari at Knepp Estate and talks with Isabella Tree

Join us as we take a safari through the 3500 acres of wild Sussex countryside at Knepp Estate – one of the largest rewilding projects in lowland Europe. With our guide Tom Forward we encounter longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs and even some airborne White Storks! Isabella Tree who – along with her husband Charlie Burrell – owns and runs Knepp, shares her passion and vision and tells us the story of their extraordinary journey over the last 18 years.

How wild is our law? Planet Pod in conversation with the UKELA special interest group on Wild Law

Join us for a wide ranging discussion with guests Shehana Gomez, Emma Bean, Natasha Bradshaw, Colin Robertson and Ronan Kennedy in which we explore the tricky and sometimes controversial topic of earth’s jurisprudence – do mountains and rivers have rights? We discuss the Universal Declaration of Mother Earth and how it applies here in the UK and ask: Is the law doing enough to protect and safeguard our rivers, our foreshore and our wild places? If not, what can and should we do?

Planet Pod visits the Cairngorm Reindeer with Emily and Alex Smith

During Planet Pod’s summer break we visited Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland. As well as getting up close and personal to these magnificent creatures and experiencing some of their natural habitat, we talked to Emily and Alex Smith from Cairngorm Reindeer about the origin of the herd and the benefits and challenges of introducing a species such as reindeer to the Highlands.