13 episodes

A regular podcast from PM on Radio 4 on all things puffin. Both the silly and the serious; the scientific and the cultural.

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    • Education

A regular podcast from PM on Radio 4 on all things puffin. Both the silly and the serious; the scientific and the cultural.

    Ep12: The Puffin Rescuers

    Ep12: The Puffin Rescuers

    In the final episode, Becky Ripley and Emily Knight search for pufflings that have run into trouble on their journey from their burrows to the sea, guided by the light of the moon

    • 17 min
    Ep11: Leaving the Nest

    Ep11: Leaving the Nest

    Becky and Emily go in search of the last pufflings left in the burrows to give them a quick check-up before they leave their family homes and head out to sea

    • 15 min
    Ep10: Puffin Decoys

    Ep10: Puffin Decoys

    How do you draw puffins to an island they abandoned long ago? On Ramsey Island off the west coast of Wales, they're trying a very loud solution - blasting out the sound of puffins

    • 8 min
    Ep9: Nuffin' Like a Puffin

    Ep9: Nuffin' Like a Puffin

    If you think puffins are just small penguins, Warhorse author Sir Michael Morpurgo is here to tell you how wrong you are in this tale of how Puffin Books led him to love the birds

    • 6 min
    Ep8: The Plastic Problem

    Ep8: The Plastic Problem

    Becky and Emily find the Isle of May's beaches awash with plastic waste and discover its not just plastic we can see that is damaging, but tiny fragments shed from our clothes too

    • 17 min
    Ep7: Looking Beyond Cuteness

    Ep7: Looking Beyond Cuteness

    Award-winning author Adam Nicolson presents a rich, visual piece of writing that celebrates the real puffin that's there to be seen when you look past the looks

    • 5 min

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