30 episodes

Golden Grenades is a weekly podcast about birds and those who worship them, all set against the heart-warming, upbeat backdrop of the end of the world. Each week, YOLOBirder chats to a special guest about their five favourite birds, one of which must enter a best bird duel against the mighty peregrine falcon! Twitter: @YOLOBirder. Artwork, music, bells and whistles by Will Rose.

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    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Golden Grenades is a weekly podcast about birds and those who worship them, all set against the heart-warming, upbeat backdrop of the end of the world. Each week, YOLOBirder chats to a special guest about their five favourite birds, one of which must enter a best bird duel against the mighty peregrine falcon! Twitter: @YOLOBirder. Artwork, music, bells and whistles by Will Rose.

    Episode 35: Emily Joáchim

    Episode 35: Emily Joáchim

    In this episode, Kit is joined by Emily Joáchim, a freelance conservationist and writer. Emily has been obsessed with wildlife, particularly raptors and owls since childhood and, after completing her zoology degree, worked for various conservation organisations before spending 4 years studying the breeding ecology of the Little Owl for her PHD. She has worked with long-term nest box monitoring…
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    • 52 min
    Episode 34: ATM Street Art

    Episode 34: ATM Street Art

    In this episode Kit is joined by ATM, a street artist who paints urban walls with birds threatened with extinction. He has a lifelong love of nature, having grown up surrounded by birds in an abundance which is now a distant memory. He has a particular connection to their songs, calls and the wild spaces they inhabit. His giant wildlife murals fill walls across London to Bristol and on to Poland…
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    • 42 min
    Episode 33: Graham Appleton

    Episode 33: Graham Appleton

    After a rather long hiatus, Golden Grenades is back! In this episode Kit is joined by Graham Appleton. Graham started birdwatching and ringing when at school in Birmingham and became heavily involve in the Wash Wader Research Group as a teenager. After a first career as a maths teacher and deputy headmaster, Graham worked for the BTO from 1997 to 2013, initially as a fundraiser and latterly as…
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    • 48 min
    Episode 32: Josie George

    Episode 32: Josie George

    Kit’s guest on Golden Grenades for this episode is Josie George. Josie is a writer and visual artist based in the West Midlands. She is the author of her highly acclaimed book A STILL LIFE, a memoir about life as a chronically ill mother with a big heart and wide-open eyes. She is a regular writer for The Guardian Country Diary and her own blog bimblings, sharing a different view of nature from…
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    • 47 min
    Episode 31: Northumberland Part 2 (Ft Mark Eaton and Tom Cadwallender)

    Episode 31: Northumberland Part 2 (Ft Mark Eaton and Tom Cadwallender)

    In a break from your usual programming, Kit and his pal Will Rose are on location! In Part 2 of our Northumbrian odyssey, we pick up where we left off and Tom Cadwallender shows us around his local patch. Then we head into the hills to meet up with secretary of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel, Mark Eaton and hopefully a plethora of red-listed bird species. May contain a man casually chucking a…
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    • 40 min
    Episode 30: Northumberland Part 1 (Ft Wild Intrigue and Tom Cadwallender)

    Episode 30: Northumberland Part 1 (Ft Wild Intrigue and Tom Cadwallender)

    In a break from your usual programming, Kit is on location! He’s bought a roaming microphone, mounted it to a stick and is taking his old mucker Will Rose around Northumberland to show him the local wildlife. En route we chat to some local legends of the bird world, wear nets on our heads and learn that Puffins are mingers. Featuring; Heather Devey and Cain Scrimgeour of Wild Intrigue and the…
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Podcastathoner ,

Humorous & Informative!

Loved the gentle geordie voice of the host and range of interviewees. The birdsong is a great addition too!

A Devon Al ,

A must

A very entertaining yet comfortable podcast. More of the same please

Mr B+W ,

Marvellous!

A breath of fresh air for a wildlife podcast, love it 👌🏻

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