19 episodes

We’re having an impact on nature like never before: polluting the skies and seas, burning up fossil fuels, and pushing nature to the brink of extinction faster than it can restore itself. But it’s not too late.

Join actor, presenter, and WWF ambassador, Cel Spellman as he discovers how every one of us can make a difference in the fight to save our planet.In each episode, Cel meets a familiar face from the worlds of sport or entertainment, and teams up with a top wildlife expert to dig deeper into the threats we’re facing.

What’s the real impact of climate change, single use plastic, food choice or fast fashion on our planet? And most importantly of all: what can we do to help?

Join the conversation on social media too using #CalloftheWild, and make sure you subscribe so that you never miss an episode! The Wild is calling. It's time to act.

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    • Science
    • 4.8 • 132 Ratings

We’re having an impact on nature like never before: polluting the skies and seas, burning up fossil fuels, and pushing nature to the brink of extinction faster than it can restore itself. But it’s not too late.

Join actor, presenter, and WWF ambassador, Cel Spellman as he discovers how every one of us can make a difference in the fight to save our planet.In each episode, Cel meets a familiar face from the worlds of sport or entertainment, and teams up with a top wildlife expert to dig deeper into the threats we’re facing.

What’s the real impact of climate change, single use plastic, food choice or fast fashion on our planet? And most importantly of all: what can we do to help?

Join the conversation on social media too using #CalloftheWild, and make sure you subscribe so that you never miss an episode! The Wild is calling. It's time to act.

    Food & Farming - with Guy & Geetie Singh-Watson and Andy Cato

    Food & Farming - with Guy & Geetie Singh-Watson and Andy Cato

    “If we don't sort this out, there's no plan B. And so I really want to spend the rest of my days as an active adult trying” - Andy Cato  

    Whether cooking at home or picking up a take-away, there's a deep-rooted connection between how we feed ourselves and the health of our planet. And how our food is being produced is a big part of that.  

    Actor and WWF ambassador Cel Spellman tucks into the environmental impact of what we're putting on our plates, from protecting the soil under our feet to supporting biodiversity on our farms, with help from organic veg pioneers Guy and Geetie Singh-Watson of Riverford and Groove Armada's Andy Cato, co-founder of Wildfarmed.  

    Find tips and challenges for living more sustainably by downloading WWF-UK’s My Footprint app: http://hyperurl.co/nubvnn 

    The wild is calling. It’s time to act. 

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    • 34 min
    BONUS – Kevin McCloud & Iwan Rheon

    BONUS – Kevin McCloud & Iwan Rheon

    “I always liked the comfort that nature gave me and the beauty of it. I'd probably feel more comfortable talking about trees than I do about houses.” – Kevin McCloud 

    Call of the Wild are bringing you a double whammy. In this bonus episode, actor and WWF ambassador Cel Spellman discovers some home truths about building sustainably with designer Kevin McCloud, and actor Iwan Rheon sets out his green manifesto if he and Cel were in power for the day. 

    The Wild is calling. It’s time to act.   

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    • 27 min
    Home – with Kevin McCloud & Iwan Rheon

    Home – with Kevin McCloud & Iwan Rheon

    "We are part of a bigger ecosystem. We just have to love and respect it, that’s all.” – Kevin McCloud

    From the buildings we live in, to the nature that connects and grounds us, there are so many factors that give us that all-important sense of home and belonging. But with a changing climate, comes changes to those very places that are valuable to us.

    Actor and WWF ambassador Cel Spellman explores the power we have to make changes at home and how that helps the one place we all share - planet earth. With thanks to our guests: designer, sustainability expert and host of Grand Designs Kevin McCloud, as well as actor and WWF Cymru ambassador Iwan Rheon.

    Find tips and challenges to living more sustainably by downloading WWF-UK’s My Footprint app: http://hyperurl.co/nubvnn
     
    The Wild is Calling. It’s Time to Act. 

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    • 32 min
    BONUS - Fearne Cotton

    BONUS - Fearne Cotton

    “I think community is a big part of it. With any issue going on in the planet, if you can find people that share your concerns but also your hope, then what a beautiful, dynamic, amazing transaction.”  

    From stargazing by the sea to the benefits of barefoot walking, broadcaster and writer Fearne Cotton joins Cel Spellman to discuss managing eco-anxiety and more in this bonus episode of Call of the Wild. 

    The Wild is calling. It’s time to act.   

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    • 23 min
    Health & Wellbeing – with Fearne Cotton

    Health & Wellbeing – with Fearne Cotton

    “If there’s hope, that is going to propel you forward and give your action this huge sense of possibility.” – Fearne Cotton
     
    It can feel like there are a lot of problems facing the world today. Hope might be hard to find at times. Connecting with nature can help with that, improving both our physical and mental wellbeing. 
     
    Kicking off series two of Call of the Wild, actor and WWF ambassador Cel Spellman explores why spending time in nature is good for our health as well as the planet, with help from broadcaster and writer Fearne Cotton and WWF-UK’s Director of Nature Based Solutions Will Baldwin-Cantello. 
     
    Read the free mental health guide from WWF-UK & the Mental Health Foundation, Thriving With Nature: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/thriving-with-nature/guide
     
    Find tips and challenges to living more sustainably by downloading WWF-UK’s My Footprint app: http://hyperurl.co/nubvnn
     
    The wild is calling. It’s time to act. 

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    • 30 min
    COP26 Special – with Txai Suruí and Maisie Williams

    COP26 Special – with Txai Suruí and Maisie Williams

    “I'm here to defend the Amazon not only for my people, not only for my territory, but for life itself.”
     
    We need action, and fast. Ever since the first UN Climate Change summit 26 years ago, carbon emissions have continued to rise. 
     
    In this special edition of Call of the Wild, actor, presenter and WWF ambassador Cel Spellman travels up to Glasgow for COP26 to find out what the conference is all about, what are the key goals our planet needs and how do we get there. 
     
    Joining him on his climate journey is British actor, filmmaker & WWF Global Ambassador, Maisie Williams, and Chief Adviser for Climate Change at WWF-UK, Dr Stephen Cornelius. Plus, Senior Programme Adviser, Bel Lyon, and indigenous activist Txai Suruí, explain the impact of deforestation on indigenous communities and how any race to save the planet cannot happen without protecting the mighty Amazon Rainforest. 
     
    Join the conversation on social media using #CallOfTheWild, and subscribe now so you never miss an episode.
     
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

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Extremely informative and inspiring

This podcast has taught me so much about the environmental issues that are impacting our beautiful planet. It has also inspired me so much to change my life for the better. For example, I have now switched to a plant based diet and I opt for plastic free products any day.

Zebrastripes23 ,

Amazing!!

I love this podcast and I have listed to all the episodes so far!! Keep making more and thanks!! 😁😁🌲

Fed up with apple ,

Inspiring the older generation

Following the latest fab podcast with Cel, Tanya and Kedar I wanted to proudly say that my mum (87) is quietly bringing positive change into her life; organic, local milk, free range/organic chicken (she couldn’t believe how expensive it was) and organic fresh produce. So proud that she is doing something positive for our planet!

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