50 episodes

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.

Off Track ABC Podcasts

    • Natural Sciences

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.

    The bilby, the moon and the Birriliburu Rangers

    The bilby, the moon and the Birriliburu Rangers

    A bilby dreaming story guides a mother with a sick child to an outback town. Decades later, the child returns to repay the favour and look after the bilby.

    For RN Summer we're bringing you Off Track highlights from 2019.

    • 25 min
    Where giants nest

    Where giants nest

    Albatross expert Dr Jaimie Cleeland listens to the gurgles and bellows of albatross as they nest on a tiny Atlantic island called Gough.

    For RN Summer we're bringing you Off Track highlights from 2019.

    • 25 min
    Gone fish — pygmy perch pushed too far

    Gone fish — pygmy perch pushed too far

    The tiny Yarra pygmy perch has been pushed to extinction in the Murray Darling Basin. Now, all hopes for its return are focussed on a couple of farm dams.

    For RN Summer we're bringing you Off Track highlights from 2019.

    • 25 min
    Cockies wheelie love bin day

    Cockies wheelie love bin day

    Sulphur-crested cockatoos are opening wheelie bins and turning trash into treasure.

    For RN Summer we're bringing you Off Track highlights from 2019.

    • 25 min
    Barbara York Main — Australia's spider woman

    Barbara York Main — Australia's spider woman

    She studied the world's oldest spider and championed their home at a time when both the environment and women were given no fighting chance — Dr Barbara Anne York Main OAM.

    For RN Summer we're bringing you Off Track highlights from 2019.

    • 25 min
    Earworms from planet earth XI

    Earworms from planet earth XI

    Birds sing at a mining camp, cicadas grind the gears of locals and mysterious sounds are identified. Listen to the sounds of Australia as recorded by the Off Track audience.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

nicole4544 ,

Outstanding podcast

I love the relaxed, conversational style of the show. The guest are always interesting people with a unique perspective. I’m not in Australia, but it’s still really fascinating to hear the wildlife over there.

Trillian108 ,

Sounds of nature

I love that this show is recorded on location. I love hearing all the nature sounds. Thanks for making such a cool podcast!

2010mb ,

sheer pleasure

This is one of my favorite podcasts. Love the narration, tempo, and the topics are always fascinating.

Thanks for creating this content.

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