11 episodes

Natural Wanders is a 'Plodcast' that gets you outside to connect with people and nature. In each episode, Mandi Stark is joined for a chat by a guest wanderer from the worlds of TV, film, wildlife or conservation as they take an exploratory plod around a wild place they love.

Natural Wanders - The Plodcast‪.‬ Mandi Stark

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Natural Wanders is a 'Plodcast' that gets you outside to connect with people and nature. In each episode, Mandi Stark is joined for a chat by a guest wanderer from the worlds of TV, film, wildlife or conservation as they take an exploratory plod around a wild place they love.

    Professor Ben Garrod

    Professor Ben Garrod

    In this second episode of season 2 we go fossil hunting with evolutionary biologist and conservationist, Professor Ben Garrod. While combing the shores of the Severn we chat about being a geek, serving soup to Jane Goodall and what a 1.5 degree rise really means for the planet. 


    https://www.bengarrod.co.uk/about


    Twitter: @Ben_garrod


    Instagram: ben_garrod


    Aust Cliffs: https://ukfossils.co.uk/2010/03/04/aust-cliff/ 


    Secret Life of Bones


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vrtkp


    Baby Chimp Rescue


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000d8x8/baby-chimp-rescue-series-1-1-miracles-can-happen


    For more information about Natural Wanders, go to: www.thebiglight.com/naturalwanders

    • 50 min
    Gordon Buchanan: ‘What gives me hope’

    Gordon Buchanan: ‘What gives me hope’

    The Plodcast is back! In the first episode of season 2 we go for a wander in one of Scotland’s most iconic locations with wildlife cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan. On the bonny banks, just a stone’s throw from his home in Glasgow, we chat about land use and rewilding, Gordon’s 30-year career behind and in front of the camera and his hopes for the future of our planet.


    Animals With Cameras 2


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000zqvw


    Cheetah Family & Me


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000r03y


    Trees for Life


    https://treesforlife.org.uk


    Loch Lomond


    https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/plan-your-visit/


    West Highland Way


    https://www.westhighlandway.org


    https://www.josarsby.com/gordon-buchanan


    Insta


    https://www.instagram.com/gordonbuchanan_wildlife/


    Facebook


    https://www.facebook.com/gordonjbuchanan


    For more information about the podcast, go to: www.thebiglight.com/naturalwanders

    • 57 min
    Giles Clark: 'We have the knowledge'

    Giles Clark: 'We have the knowledge'

    Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!  In our last episode of the season, conservationist Giles Clark takes us for a Plod around the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent as we chat about big cats in captivity, being hands-on and protecting species in the wild. 

    • 45 min
    Jason Singh: 'You can't put nature in a box and contain it'

    Jason Singh: 'You can't put nature in a box and contain it'

    Artist Jason Singh takes us for a plod up north, as we chat about the sounds of nature, the power of music and finding his voice. 

    • 48 min
    John Aitchison: 'I wish we could do more'

    John Aitchison: 'I wish we could do more'

    In our first Plod on Scottish soil, wildlife cameraman John Aitchison takes us for a wander on the west coast as we chat about belonging, a big bunch of geese and the power of nature.

    • 48 min
    Briony Williams: "It's not just a cake"

    Briony Williams: "It's not just a cake"

    On your marks, get set, plod! Bake Off's Briony Williams joins us for this episode of the Plodcast as we chat about cakes, disability, mental health and acceptance. 

    • 36 min

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