14 episodes

People are doing great things. Scientific research, exploring ideas, inspiring people and taking action. Sam Brown is on a quest to speak to these pioneers who are out make a difference. A positive minded podcast for anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the world and issues within it. Through the uninhibited exchange of ideas, let’s see if we can improve the quality of all of our lives and have some fun along the way.

Fascinate Pod Sam Brown

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People are doing great things. Scientific research, exploring ideas, inspiring people and taking action. Sam Brown is on a quest to speak to these pioneers who are out make a difference. A positive minded podcast for anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the world and issues within it. Through the uninhibited exchange of ideas, let’s see if we can improve the quality of all of our lives and have some fun along the way.

    #14 Jemima Parry-Jones - The vulture crisis & worldwide bird conservation

    #14 Jemima Parry-Jones - The vulture crisis & worldwide bird conservation

    Jemima Parry-Jones MBE is a conservationist, author, raptor breeder, lecturer, consultant and is the Director of the International Centre for Birds of Prey (https://www.icbp.org/) .

    Today she discusses her life, influences and her views on conservation of birds of prey. Specifically her involvement in helping with the vulture crisis: https://www.icbp.org/icbp-vulture-conservation/ (https://www.icbp.org/icbp-vulture-conservation/)

    In the controversial world of animal breeding, a deeper and more nuanced discussion is needed. How can we stop more species becoming extinct? What is necessary? and what can condone?

    Find the International Centre for Birds of Prey on twitter here: @ICBPNewent

    and find me  @FascinatePod (https://twitter.com/FascinatePod)

    This podcast was produced by  @FasProd (https://twitter.com/FasProd)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #13 Alice Bell - On climate change. What can we do?

    #13 Alice Bell - On climate change. What can we do?

    Alice Bell is the Director of Communications at We Are Possible. The charity, based in North London, supports people and groups across the UK doing bold, beautiful things to tackle climate change.  

    https://www.wearepossible.org/ (https://www.wearepossible.org/)

    If you want more information on the history of climate change, Alice has her own website https://www.climatehistories.com/who (https://www.climatehistories.com/who) .

    Find her on twitter @alicebell (https://twitter.com/alicebell)

    and find me @FascinatePod (https://twitter.com/FascinatePod)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #12 Mark Purvis - Mixed Ability Sport. Changing the world one tackle at a time!

    #12 Mark Purvis - Mixed Ability Sport. Changing the world one tackle at a time!

    Mark, or 'Doc' to his friends, is an avid cold water swimmer. He worked as a GP for 35 years, and is currently a director at IMAS (International Mixed Ability Sport). The charity are breaking down barriers for people to participate in mainstream sport.  He challenges us to examine how we view people with disabilities and check ourselves when putting others into a box.  IMAS Manifesto - http://www.mixedabilitysports.org/mixed-ability-manifesto/

    Anthony boxing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDwXfX6SRts

    IMAS YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBzZAHUBcqiU26v_fVPokAw 

    Laura James' YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/loraspaperheart - Thanks for the music Laura! @laurajamesmusic

    Find me on Twitter @FascinatePod This podcast was produced by  https://www.fascinateproductions.co.uk/fascinate-pod (https://twitter.com/FasProd)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #11 Ryan MacDonald - Earth, Mars, then beyond. How do we know whats out there?

    #11 Ryan MacDonald - Earth, Mars, then beyond. How do we know whats out there?

    Ryan is a theoretical astrophysicist based at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge. His work involves examining the atmospheres of distant planets with the ultimate goal of finding signs of life.

    Obsessed with space exploration since he was a child, Ryan followed his dream of going to mars by enrolling in the Mars One mission selection process. He’s in the final 100 applicants.

    Ryan is an avid scientific communicator, regularly giving talks, appearing on the radio & TV and also runs a successful YouTube channel Martian Colonist You can find him on twitter @MartianColonist or visit his website https://distantworlds.space/

    This podcast was produced by Fascinate Productions @FasProd

    • 1 hr 48 min
    #10 John Fowler - Up close and personal with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Would you keep your cool?

    #10 John Fowler - Up close and personal with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Would you keep your cool?

    Author of A FOREST IN THE CLOUDS: MY YEAR AMONG THE MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN THE REMOTE ENCLAVE OF DIAN FOSSEY

    John has some incredible stories from his time in Rwanda. From being charged by a silverback to cuddles with an orphan gorilla, John’s time at Karisoke research centre was an eventful one!

    We also discuss his life once he left Africa, his work, his successful career as an artist and how he became the master storyteller he is today.

    You can find his book on amazon or his website: https://jdfowler7.wixsite.com/forest-in-the-clouds

    Twitter: @JohnDFowler 

    Reach out to me @FascinatePod

    Leave a review if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    #9 Claire Lyons - Protect the planet on a budget. What changes can we all make for a better world?

    #9 Claire Lyons - Protect the planet on a budget. What changes can we all make for a better world?

    Claire is the matriarch of the frugal family. Built on the 4 pillars; People, Planet, Pocket & Parenting, she's bursting with ideas and recommendations on how to live a greener, cleaner life without the hefty price tag you may think comes along with it. 

    Learn all about the work she does on her website and blog: www.thefrugalfamily.co.uk

    Or keep up to date on twitter  @thefrugalfamily

    • 1 hr 47 min

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