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Regenesis with George Monbiot

Regenesis with George Monbiot

May 30, 2022

Before I sit & type the blurb to the show, I need to tell you that this episode is the last show until July. Ryan & Oscar are taking 4 weeks off to work on Into The Wild's big project, Beyond The Project.  Speak to you in a month!!

Farming. A global activity. For some people it is more than a job, it's a culture, a life, a family history but for the planet, could it be one of the most ecologically damaging? On our last episode before our mid year break, I speak with environmentalist & environmental journalist George Monbiot about his new book, Regenesis.

In this book, George is stunned by the life he starts seeing in the soil under his feet. This lead him on to wondering about the global farming systems & what it might be doing to life on this planet. I chat to George about what it took researching this book, what he learnt & how he feels about the potential backlash from farmers who dedicate their life, to producing food for people.

If you'd like to keep up to date with George, you can follow him on social media @GeorgeMonbiot

George's book is available here

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This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Music: Into The Wild by Laurence Owen 
   VHS Dreams by Shane Ivers

   

Into The Foliage: Where The Wild Flowers Grow with Leif Bersweden

Into The Foliage: Where The Wild Flowers Grow with Leif Bersweden

May 23, 2022

With it being the month of #NoMowMay & many people celebrating letting grasses & flowers grow in their gardens, Jan & Ryan thought it would be perfect to invite botanist & author back onto the show to talk about his upcoming new book, Where The Wild Flowers Grow.

Leif tells us what we can expect from this new & exciting new book & what aims he has for the reader to take away.  Leif unpacks the journey he went on to find rare wildflowers around the UK & Ireland during the challenging pandemic years & share a tale of how one flower, almost ended with his arrest on New Years Day.

You can pre-order Leif's book here.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Leif, then you can follow him on social media @Leifbersweden

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Jan on @janetgarnercomedy or Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Foliage is your monthly plant podcast series part of Into The Wild, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of leafy topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Right to Roam with Nadia Shaikh & Nick Hayes

Right to Roam with Nadia Shaikh & Nick Hayes

May 16, 2022

We bang on about connecting with nature & the importance to get outside & see. We CONSTANTLY say "people won't protect what they don't know about or love". So when you learn that in England, we (the public) only have access to 8% of the land......makes you a little bit concerned eh?

Two people that think this is bonkers & are doing something I love (actually doing something about it) are Right to Roam campaigners Nadia Shaikh & Nick Hayes. Nadia & Nick explain all from why this means so much to them & what the real situation is out there regarding access to this place we call England. However, it's not just as simple as access, Nadia also explains the barriers that exist for black, Asian & minority ethnic people who want to or worse, don't even consider, that areas of the countryside is for them. 

If you'd like to keep up to date with Nadia & Nick then you can follow them on social media @BlackBirdBute / @NickHayesIllustration 

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Sky Dancer Day & Writing for the Youth with Gill Lewis

Sky Dancer Day & Writing for the Youth with Gill Lewis

May 9, 2022

One thing it's easy to forget to do is actually stop & celebrate wildlife. Learn about it & go find it sure, but simply celebrate it or a majestic moment is easy to forget. On this week's episode we are making sure we absolutely do not forget to do that as we sit back & talk with vet, author & fan of the wildlife world, Gill Lewis about the upcoming Sky Dancer Day.

Gill shares all about what this celebration is all about & what can be expected from this years event & also a bit more about another day later in the year, Hen Harrier Day. 

We also get a chance to discuss Gill's books & how writing for the youth & encouraging them to be creative too, can help them engage more with the natural world.

Sky Dancer Day takes place May 14th 2022 with more info here

If you'd like to keep up to date with Gill then you can follow her on social media @Gill_Lewis

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

The State of Nature with Dr George McGavin

The State of Nature with Dr George McGavin

May 3, 2022

I often think to myself, "nature was in such a better way when I was a kid", which is likely not untrue however, was it great? Was it healthy? Was it rich? Or was it just better than it is now? All these questions fill my head so on today's episode, I decided to talk about just that with my guest, entomologist, zoologist & presenter, Dr George McGavin.

George has a wealth of knowledge & experience in natural science & is also a man that could answer the very questions I have been pondering over about the state of nature in the UK for a while. Moments of heavy in this episode but we get down to where we think we have gone wrong & gone right for restoring nature & protecting this wonderful planet for future generations.

If you'd like to keep up to date with George then you can follow him on social media @GeorgeMcGavin

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Into The Foliage: Ryan & Jan Catch Up

Into The Foliage: Ryan & Jan Catch Up

April 25, 2022

It's come to that time when Jan & Ryan need to have a good old garden natter on Into The Foliage. No guest, just a good old chat about how Jan's allotment is going & the process with Ryan's community garden.

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Jan on @janetgarnercomedy or Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Foliage is your monthly plant podcast series part of Into The Wild, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of leafy topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Exploring Rockpools with Ben & Christophe from The Rockpool Project

Exploring Rockpools with Ben & Christophe from The Rockpool Project

April 19, 2022

Speaking personally, going exploring rockpools on the British coastline filled my childhood holidays & even now as a 32 year old man, I still get the same enjoyment out of lifting a rock to find a shore crab or admiring the many colours of anemones & seaweed.

This week's episode is all about rockpools & joining me to go exploring is Ben Holt & Christophe Patterson from The Rockpool Project in Falmouth, UK. Chris & Ben share their combined knowledge to tell us all about what a rockpool is, what life we can find there & how The Rock Pool Project is working to connect people closer to marine wildlife on their doorstep.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Chris, Ben & The Rockpool Project, then you can follow them on social media @Christophe_Patt / @HamletBen / @RockPoolProject

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

  

Sea Turtles & MISS Elasmo with Carlee Jackson

Sea Turtles & MISS Elasmo with Carlee Jackson

April 11, 2022

Be honest with yourself, you LOVED Crush from Finding Nemo right? I certainly did. I thought it was about time I spoke about these wonderful & gentle ocean reptiles that are, sea turtles.

Joining me on this week's episode is shark conservationist & sea turtle specialist Carlee Jackson, who also happens to be one of the founders of MISS Elasmo (Minorities In Shark Science).

From where we can find them to what they eat AND what is being done to bring certain species back from the brink! We also got a chance to talk about the organisation MISS Elasmo & what the future plans & goals are for this brialliant group.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Carlee then you can do so by following her on social media @CarleeMJ / @CarleeMJ_

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Episode 100!! Drunk Natural History with Lucy Lapwing, Dan O’Neill, Chantelle Lindsay & Isla Hodgson

Episode 100!! Drunk Natural History with Lucy Lapwing, Dan O’Neill, Chantelle Lindsay & Isla Hodgson

April 4, 2022

Well nerds, we did, welcome to the 100th episode of Into The Wild.

There are many ways I could have celebrated this podcast milestone. A best of episode? A chat with one of my nature hero's? Heck, maybe even a live video episode......instead I decided to do what this London nature nut does best....I got drunk with some pals.

Welcome to Drunk Natural History. A show where I test 4 naturalists against their wildlife knowledge & hear their funniest stories whilst we also have many drinks. Joining me for this special show is science communicator Lucy Lapwing, wildlife filmmaker Dan O'Neill, conservationist Dr Isla Hodgson& wildlife presenter Chantelle Lindsay.

Warning - you will not learn much from this show & it does contain adult themes & drinking references.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the gang on this show then you can do so by following them on social media @Lucy_Lapwing / @Danowild / @Chantellenaturelee / @Isladawn92

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

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Into The Wild is your weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

Into The Foliage: Hedgerows with Megan Gimber

Into The Foliage: Hedgerows with Megan Gimber

March 28, 2022

Wildlife evolves to adapt & survive in order to keep going & sometimes thos adaptations can be ending up relying on something we (humans) have created....rarely but sometimes the case. A perfect example of this in the UK is hedgerows.

Joining Into The Foliage this month is Key Habitats Officer for People's Trust for Endangered Species, Megan Gimber. Megan shares her wealth of knowledge about hedgerows from why they exist in the first place to how important they are for wildlife.

If you'd like to keep up to date with Megan's work than you can do so by following her on the social media @FavColour_Green

You can also find the link to the hedgerow management app Megan mention's in the show HERE

To follow us on social media visit @intothewildpod for Twitter & @intothewildpodcast for Instagram. You can also find Jan on @janetgarnercomedy or Ryan on @mrryanjdalton

Love the show or simply enjoyed this episode? You can buy us a coffee to say ta at https://ko-fi.com/intothewildpod

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Into The Foliage is your monthly plant podcast series part of Into The Wild, bringing you chat from professionals about a huge variety of leafy topics.

This episode is sponsored by Leica Sport Optics.

 

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