6 episodes

Welcome to The Lodge Cast! Join us as we welcome beavers back to British rivers and, with the help of amazing guests, chat about everything from the state of nature in the UK to diversity in conservation. Hosted by Sophie Pavelle and Eva Bishop. Produced and edited by Emma Brisdion.

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    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Welcome to The Lodge Cast! Join us as we welcome beavers back to British rivers and, with the help of amazing guests, chat about everything from the state of nature in the UK to diversity in conservation. Hosted by Sophie Pavelle and Eva Bishop. Produced and edited by Emma Brisdion.

    Beaver translocation & conservation science - with Dr Roisin Campbell-Palmer

    Beaver translocation & conservation science - with Dr Roisin Campbell-Palmer

    What's the science behind beaver translocation? And why should it form part of an positive management strategy? As part of our content to celebrate British Science Week and International Women's Day, we talk to top beaver ecologist Dr Roisin Campbell-Palmer.
    With an impressive career and background in animal management and welfare, field operations and beaver/human conflict management, Roisin imparts heaps of knowledge and wisdom when it comes to bringing these mammals back to British rivers safely, and responsibly. 
    Coming up: Eva hits Sophie with an epic #FactOff, and brains are teased in another quiz!
    For more information on eco anxiety and professional advice, please click here.
    Are you a beaver believer? We want to hear from you: Beaver Trust. 
    Want more beaver? Please leave us a lovely little review, so we can bring the joy of beavers to more ears! 
    Hosted by Sophie Pavelle and Eva Bishop. 
    Produced and edited by Emma Brisdion.

    • 40 min
    'Eco Anxiety': what it means, and what to do about it - with Dr Catriona Mellor

    'Eco Anxiety': what it means, and what to do about it - with Dr Catriona Mellor

    We hear a lot about 'eco anxiety' - but what does it mean? 
    Our health is intrinsically linked to the health of the planet. But how do we manage those feelings when it all gets a bit overwhelming? Sophie and Eva chat to Dr Catriona Mellor, a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, who specialises in understanding how the climate and ecological crisis can affect our mental health at any age. Dr Mellor seeks to offer training and insight for other medical clinicians, to develop practical 'toolkits' to manage human fear and distress for the health of the planet. 
    In a truly fascinating and moving discussion, this episode hopes to offer a solution-based approach to a sensitive, and very real issue. 
    Coming up: will Sophie regain her lead in the #FactOff, and put Eva's knowledge to the test in a quiz? 
    For more information on eco anxiety and professional advice, please click here.
    Are you a beaver believer? We want to hear from you: Beaver Trust. 
    Want more beaver? Please leave us a lovely little review, so we can bring the joy of beavers to more ears! 
    Hosted by Sophie Pavelle and Eva Bishop. 
    Produced and edited by Emma Brisdion.

    • 36 min
    The Climate Crisis and Parachuting Beavers - with Simon Reeve

    The Climate Crisis and Parachuting Beavers - with Simon Reeve

    So what does 'climate change' really mean? And what can we do about it? 
    Sophie and Eva chat to acclaimed author, TV presenter and journalist Simon Reeve, using his unique experience of the planet and expeditions to far-flung corners of the world, to share thoughts on the climate crisis and explore where beavers fit into a solution-based approach. 
    Also coming up: the Fact-Off returns and Sophie puts Eva's nature knowledge to the test in a quiz. 
    Want to buy Simon's latest book? Click here. 
    Are you a beaver believer? We want to hear from you: Beaver Trust. 
    Want more beaver? Please leave us a lovely little review, so we can bring the joy of beavers to more ears! 
    Hosted by Sophie Pavelle and Eva Bishop. 
    Produced and edited by Emma Brisdion.
     

    • 46 min
    Access to Nature and Trespassing - with Nick Hayes.

    Access to Nature and Trespassing - with Nick Hayes.

    What does 'access to nature' really mean? And why is it so important to get right?
    Sophie and Eva chat to author, activist and illustrator Nick Hayes, delving into this vital issue and exploring Nick's  fascinating adventures through the fields and waterways of Britain, to discover just how easy it is for us to get into the wilder places.
    Also coming up: the Fact-Off returns and Eva puts Sophie's nature knowledge to the test in a quiz. 
    Want to buy Nick's book? Click here. 
    Are you a beaver believer? We want to hear from you: Beaver Trust. 
    Want more beaver? Please leave us a lovely little review, so we can bring the joy of beavers to more ears!
    Hosted by Sophie Pavelle and Eva Bishop.
    Produced and edited by Emma Brisdion.
     

    • 46 min
    Beavers in Britain and the joy of losing your beaver-ginity (with Jack Baddams)

    Beavers in Britain and the joy of losing your beaver-ginity (with Jack Baddams)

    A brand new podcast brought to you by Beaver Trust as we start to welcome beavers back to our rivers and explore the state of nature in the UK. Have you lost your beaver-ginity yet? Get ready to plunge straight into the beaver pool. Sophie and Eva battle it out to win the 'Fact-Off', explore why beavers have had such great PR this summer, before a heart-to-heart with naturalist and BBC Springwatch Researcher, Jack Baddams (and perhaps rounding off with a quiz or two).  
    Are you a beaver believer? We want to hear from you: Beaver Trust. 
    Want more beaver? Please leave us a lovely little review, so we can bring the joy of beavers to more ears!
    Hosted by Sophie Pavelle and Eva Bishop.
    Produced and edited by Emma Brisdion.
     

    • 34 min
    The Lodge Cast Trailer

    The Lodge Cast Trailer

    Welcome to the trailer of The Lodge Cast! A new podcast brought to you by Beaver Trust.

    • 37 sec

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

saunteralong ,

Great start!

Really interesting, lively and of course beavery- Can’t wait for the next one!

rd202 ,

Great & informative podcast

Really looking forward to more shows!

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