S2E2: B is for…

December 12, 2018

It's time to open up the kids A-Z book of animals & see what beautiful (yet predictable) animal has been chosen.

This week Simon & Ryan are joined by comedian Sarah Bennetto (@sarahbenntto) as they open up the kids A-Z book of animals on letter B.

From the Bandicoot, to Badgers & the Barbarossa, join Ryan, Simon & Sarah as they work to "sell" their selected animal with the aim to get it in Into The Wild's A-Z Book of Animals.

Follow our hosts Simon & Ryan on twitter to see news of their upcoming work:

Ryan Dalton: @mrryanjdalton

Simon Watt: @simondwatt

S2E1: A is for…..

November 8, 2018

Welcome to the first episode of the NEW Into The Wild.

Into The Wild has had a revamp & as a result has gained a new co-host, science presenter & biologist, Simon Watt.

Each Episode, Simon & Ryan will be opening up the kids A-Z book of animals, with the aim of replacing each letter's animal with a new, more exciting or lesser known one.

With the help of a guest, they will all battle it out to decide what the new animal should crowned the alphabet winner for Into The Wild's A-Z Book of Animals!

This episode is the pilot & features Ryan & Simon opening the book on letter A.

S1E7: Snakes, Snails & Sharks with Maisie Adam

October 8, 2018

It's been an entire 6 weeks since the Edinburgh Fringe festival which means Into The Wild is back with brand new episodes!

From how big snakes actually get & to why we need snails, all the way to how sharks can detect their prey, this is Ep7 of Into The Wild.

This week we are talking all about snakes, snails & sharks with stand up comedian Maisie Adam (@maisieadam). Recorded from the Edinburgh Fringe, Ryan & Maisie chat about their love (& sometimes their lack of love) for these 3 animals.

To learn more about these animals & find out what you can do to help them, click the links below: 

Snakes: https://www.arc-trust.org/Pages/Category/snakes

Snails (Mitchell's Rainforest Snail): https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/threatenedSpeciesApp/profile.aspx?id=10801

Sharks: https://www.sharktrust.org/


Bonus Episode: Ryan’s Favourite O’s

July 16, 2018

Welcome to the very first bonus episode of Into The Wild. These shorter shows will appear every so often, where we talk about specific topics or animals in a bit more detail. 

The first of our bonus episodes is titled, Ryan's Favourite O's. I have selected two of my favourite animals beginning with the letter O to talk about. 

So sit back, strap yourself in & get ready to dive into the wild. 


To learn about how you can reduce your palm oil intake, check out the link below:


S1E6: Kangeroos, Kakapos & Komodo Dragons with Archie Maddocks & Damian Clark

July 2, 2018

From how fast Kangeroos can hop, to how often Kakapos breed & all the way to how often Komodo Dragons eat, this is episode 6 of Into The Wild!


This week we are jumping into the world of Kangeroos, Kakapos & Komodo Dragons. Join me & my guests, comedians Archie Maddocks (@archiemaddocks) & Damian Clark (@damianclark) as we learn all about these three very different but very interesting animals.


To learn more about these animals & find out what you can do to help them, click the links below: 

Kangeroos (Tree Kangeroos): http://www.waza.org/en/site/conservation/waza-conservation-projects/overview/tree-kangaroo-conservation-programme

Kakapos: https://www.doc.govt.nz/our-work/kakapo-recovery/

Komodo Dragons: http://komododragon.org/


S1E5: Eagles, Eels & Elephants with Eric Lalor & Ruth Fitzpatrick

June 19, 2018

What defines an Eagle? How big do Eels get? Why do Elephants have big ears?

These are all questions we ask ourselves on a daily basis & this is why Into The Wild is here. 

Episode 5 is all about Eagels, Eels and Elephants. Joining me as we glide through the sky, dive into the sea & trek across the savanna is stand up comedian & actor, Eric Lalor (@ericlalor) & animal expert Ruth Fitzpatrick (@RuthieFizz). 


If you'd like to learn more about these animals or what you can do to help them, follow the links below: 

Eagles (White Tailed Eagle): https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/white-tailed-eagle/

Eels (Eurpoean Eel): https://www.zsl.org/conservation/regions/uk-europe/eel-conservation

Elephants: https://elephantconservation.org/


S1E4: Giraffes, Geckos & Gorillas with Niamh Marron & Rich Wilson.

June 4, 2018

Q) What do you get when you cross a Giraffe, Gecko & Gorilla? 

A) Episode 4 of Into The Wild, of course!


Welcome back to another hour of animal chat. Joining me this week is a double whamy of comedians. Niamh Marron (@niamhmarron1) & Rich Wilson (@IamRichWilson). 

From discussing the true height of a Giraffe to why Gecko's loose their tails, this epsiode is all about the uniqueness of these 3 species. 

To learn more about each animal or see what you can do to help their survival, visit:

Giraffes: https://giraffeconservation.org/

Geckso: https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/reptiles-and-frogs/lizards/geckos/

Gorillas: https://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/mountain-gorilla


S1E3: Rays, Rats & Rhinos with Vix Meldrew & Abigoliah Schamaun

May 21, 2018


Welcome back to Into The Wild. Episode 3 is all about Ray, Rats & Rhinos. 

Joining me as I dive into the ocean, sewers & savanah is blogger Vix Meldrew (@VixMeldrew) & stand up comedian Abigoliah Schamaun (@abigoliah). 


Come take a listen how Rays can still breath even when submerged under the sand, how Rats became the 2nd most succesfull mammal & how Rhinos desperately need our help!


To learn more about these animals & what you can do to help them, visit:

Rays: https://www.mantatrust.org/

Rats: https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/why-we-do-it/arguments-against-animal-testing

Rhinos: https://www.savetherhino.org/


S1E2: Badgers, Bears & Binturongs with Kelly Convey & Arielle Free

May 2, 2018

Welcome to the relaunch of Into The Wild, a podcast that brings you chat about nature, wildlife and animals of all kinds.

On this episode we are joined by stand up comedian Kelly Convey (@kelly_convey) and TV Presenter/DJ, Arielle Free (@ariellefree). This show was all about Badgers, Bears & Binturongs.

If you'd like to learn about ways to help these animals follow the links below:

Badgers: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/badger-cull

Bears: http://www.bearconservation.org.uk/

Binturongs: http://en.abconservation.org/

S1E1: Tigers, Tarantulas & Tilikum - with Simon Lynn & Bec Hill

April 26, 2017

Welcome to Episode 1 of Into The Wild. 

This series has been a while in the making, however I am extremely excited to present to you the first ever episode. On this episode we will be talking about Tigers, celebrating their good news of 2016, Tarantulas, the animal a vast majority fear and finally Tilikum, the animal and inspiration behind the film Blackfish. 

My two guests are, ex zoo manager Simon Lynn. Simon has had a solid career in the animal industry, from working on farms and zoo's to now working at a dogs and cats home in Bath. Simon has great experience working with a vast variety of animals and he clearly has a passion for working with them and working to save them. 

My second guest is stand up comedian and "pun-master" Bec Hill. Australian-born and now London-based, Bec has gained a cult following in Australia, the UK and Ireland thanks to her award winning solo shows, Twitter presence and popular YouTube videos. She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines, creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style that she calls “paper-puppetry”. 

A huge thanks for stopping by and checking out this new series. I hope you learn and laugh along with us as we prepare to venture Into The Wild. 

Help Tigers: https://goo.gl/ciZI4Q

Learn more about Tarantulas: https://goo.gl/S37Z8a

Save marine mammals: https://goo.gl/0EpaBr

Hosted by: Ryan Dalton - @mrryanjdalton

Logo Design by: Ryan Stevens

Music by: Laila Woozeer - https://soundcloud.com/lailawoozeer