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The Podcast for nature nuts from wildlife cameraman Jack Perks. Jack interviews presenters, artists, scientists and conservationists giving a light hearted look into their specialisms, stories and backgrounds seeing what drives people to become so utterly fascinated by the natural world.

New episodes every Tuesday.

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The Podcast for nature nuts from wildlife cameraman Jack Perks. Jack interviews presenters, artists, scientists and conservationists giving a light hearted look into their specialisms, stories and backgrounds seeing what drives people to become so utterly fascinated by the natural world.

New episodes every Tuesday.

    Largest Private Aquarium in Britain ft Jack Heathcote #97

    Largest Private Aquarium in Britain ft Jack Heathcote #97

    In this weeks show I’m talking to Jack Heathcote who lives in Carlton in Nottingham and has the largest private aquarium in the country. Its nearly 7ft deep and has a variety of native freshwater fish in their putting my fish tank to shame! He also makes custom aquariums and his website is linked below.


     


    This was shot on location and you can hear the tank in the background so that’s the faint noise in the background. We talk about what set jack up on his fish tank journey, the costs of keeping such a huge tank, the maintenance and what species he has.


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    • 31 min
    Filming Animal Courtship & Storytelling ft Tania Esteban #96

    Filming Animal Courtship & Storytelling ft Tania Esteban #96

    On today's show I’m chatting to Tania Esteban who is a zoologist, self shooting assistant producer and wildlife filmmaker. She's worked on many high profile natural history series like Planet Earth II and The Mating Game as well as producing her own impactful films. Myself and Tania discuss if she enjoys the editorial process, what its like working for netflix and filming animal sex!


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    • 49 min
    Making Beer To Help Wildlife ft Greame Denton #95

    Making Beer To Help Wildlife ft Greame Denton #95

    In todays show I have Greame Denton who is the managing director of from the notebook beer which is a company formed in 2012 to celebrate the diversity of British wildlife through the lovely drink that is beer! They donate money from each beer sold to help fund wildlife charities. 


    In todays chat we sample three beers while looking at what gave him the idea to start the company, how much many has been raised for charity and hangover cures! Here’s the chat.



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    • 40 min
    Exploring British Marine life ft Miranda Krestovnikoff #94

    Exploring British Marine life ft Miranda Krestovnikoff #94

    In this weeks show I’m talking to Miranda Krestovnikoff who is president of the RSPB and a tv presenter best known for appearances on the one show and coast.  Miranda studied zoology at the university of Bristol and is closely associated with marine environments which she has a deep passion for exploring and preserving.


     


    We talk about the challenges of presenting underwater, what being the president of the RSPB entails and threats to Britains marine life here’s are chat


     


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    Great White Sharks in The UK? ft Richard Pierce #93

    Great White Sharks in The UK? ft Richard Pierce #93

    This week I talk to Shark expert Richard Pierce being a trustee of The Shark Trust and founder of The Shark Conservation Society. We talk about the likelihood of there being great white sharks in Britain, examine the possible sitings and the closet confirmed records of them to the british coastline.


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    • 34 min
    Helping British Hedgehogs ft Hugh Warwick #92

    Helping British Hedgehogs ft Hugh Warwick #92

    In this weeks show I’m talking to Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and author with a particular passion for hedgehogs - he is the spokesperson for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, has written three books (so far) about them and a book about beavers on the way.


    Today myself and Hugh waffle about what food you should give hedgehogs, are the houses we put out for them any good and why they are in such a steep decline


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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

A Carp Called Bob ,

Highly recommended

Really enjoy Jack’s dry sense of humour, he’s a great host and interviewer. Interesting guests from all kinds of nature loving back grounds. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast or only slightly interested you will enjoy regardless. A must listen!

sdhgsthjkk ,

Best

Best nature podcast without a doubt.

DoctorFeedback ,

Love these podcasts

Thanks for these Jack. Great insights into a whole range of nature topics and excellent guests all tinged with your natural style. 🙏

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