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The world is so much more than what we know, and only through understanding it better can we make informed decisions. This podcast aims to bring impactful, entertaining and insightful conversations from a global array of guests. Some famous, some you won’t have heard of. From famous explorers, to renowned scientists and just good people, all have a story to tell which we can take something from. Topics are wide ranging, with a backbone centred on conservation, including hunting, fishing, exp ...
 
Richard Jefferies (1848 – 1887) was born and spent his childhood on a farm at Coate,Wiltshire. He joined the ‘Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Standard’ in 1868 and also started to write articles and pamphlets on various agricultural issues and local history topics. He is best known for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. This classic of English nature writing gives an idea of the life of a gamekeeper in southern England in the second half of the ...
 
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Marine biologist, Christine Figgener, Ph.D. joins us to discuss the complexities of sea-turtle conservation. From their evolutionary history to environmental threats and their role in marine food webs, we draw on the greater conservation issues of endangered species and their role within ecosystems. Christine: www.seaturtlebiologist.com Support the…
 
Rob Nelson from www.stoneageman.com joins us for an epic show. From 'radioactive' wolves to fire ecology, dead chickens in your pillow, species conservation, mountain lion attacks, and his new book: Mother Nature Is Not Trying to Kill You. Support the show: www.patreon.com/byronpace Podcast partner: www.modernhuntsman.com More info: www.byronpace.c…
 
There is a giant iceberg travelling towards South Georgia, two times the size of Luxemburg, and we are bringing you the latest, with science journalist Sarah Roberts. What will be the impact of one trillion tonnes of ice beaching on the island? We investigate. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/byronpace Sarah Roberts: Intsagram @sarahsrealjob / …
 
This show is all about fire in the landscape. From wildfire to a managed fire, from indigenous burning to decades of inappropriate forest management policy, we dive into the role of fire in natural cycles and the part humans have to play. To guide us through, former Hotshot firefighter, journalist and podcaster, Amanda Monthei. Amanda on Instagram:…
 
What can conservation programs learn from wildlife, human co-existence? I speak with Lauren Redmore, Ph.D. about her research into elephant interactions in the Okovango Delta in Botswana. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/byronpace For more info visit: www.byronpace.com Follow Lauren on Twitter: @laurenredmore Related publications: https://www.f…
 
We kick off with an update on the Modern Huntsman Field Outrider photography competition, before diving into a deep conversation with writer, citizen scientist and board member of the Outdoor Alliance, Lindsey B. Davis. From ecology and permaculture to embracing indigenous knowledge in land management, we talk about her road-kill to hunter journey …
 
We are sticking with the theme of climate change from two weeks ago, but turning our attention to a potential solution for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and it just so happens that this may also help rebuild the health of our soils. I speak with Professor David Beerling from the department of animal and plant science from the Univers…
 
Joined by naturalist and TV presenter Nick Baker, we weave our way through his journey to becoming a wildlife presenter, un-pack our dissociation with nature, discuss the wonder of observing animals, and hear about his love for the Isle of Wight. Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/byronpace Podcast partner: www.modernhuntsman.com More info: www.b…
 
After our fascinating discussion last week with Dr Jason Goldman about sea otter reintroductions to the west coast of Canada, we are shifting from the marine environment to the terrestrial one, and from fauna to flora, and possibly the greatest threat and challenge of our time: climate change. Are trees always the answer for carbon sequestration? D…
 
One wouldn't associate a high-end fashion photographer in New York with the world of hunting, fishing and wild food sourcing, but that is Danny Christensen, aka, The Urban Huntsman. This is such an insightful conversation chronicling an amazing life story. Why is a connection with nature the foundation of being human? We have that covered. Why shou…
 
Singer-songwriter Teddy Rob joins us on Behind The Lens, to tell us how the great outdoors, hunting and fishing, has helped to shape his music and career. We hear his latest single, Heaven on Dirt, and find out a little more about the heart and soul of the man behind the music. Teddy Robb: www.teddyrobb.com Single: https://smarturl.it/HeavenOnDirt …
 
Probably the most spiritually charged podcast we have put together, I speak with Mansal Denton: author, podcaster, hunter, entrepreneur, and a man who found himself locked up in prison. We dig deep into the mindset which pulled his life back on track, how he found hunting, and the world of psychedelics. Buckle up, let's dive in. Mansel Denton: http…
 
Professional Hunter, Lorne Ramoni, gives us a deep dive into running a safari hunting outfit in Africa, and how conservation and community engagement go hand in hand with the controversial topic of trophy hunting. Podcast partner: www.modernhuntsman.com Learn more: https://www.instagram.com/tanzania_big_game_safaris/?hl=en https://twcfund.org/journ…
 
Today we have not one, but three guests on the show. Editor and Chief of Modern Huntsman, Tyler Sharp, joins me to speak with the guys at New World Cartography, Travis Folk and Tony Waters, as we hear the history behind the company, with origins anchored in science and how they have kept the art of map making alive in a world of digitisation. https…
 
Today I talk with TV host and eco-journalist Sarah Roberts about her journey from studying animal behaviour to writing environmentally focused children’s books and appearing on Blue Peter. We dive deep into the plastics in our oceans and the complex relationship between shark researchers and recreational fisherman. Somewhere in the middle of it Sar…
 
In today’s episode, we discuss how to protect the great apes from succumbing to the current SARS-CoV-2 virus and what that means for how we support the local, often very poor communities in and around these populations of primates. To help me understand this I spoke with Dr Fabian Leendertz, head of the Leendertz Lab. His team specialises in resear…
 
I interview Peter Christie, author of Unnatural Companions: Rethinking our love of pets in an age of extinction. We get deep into the impact of our cats and dogs on the natural environment, the food they eat, what they kill and the spread of disease. From fungal diseases carried by salamanders to the impact of Burmese pythons in the everglades, we …
 
In Behind The Lens I have the privilege of getting into the heads of some incredible creatives. From filmmakers to designers and writers, we hear the stories behind the stories. In this episode, I am joined by Tito West, Art Director of Modern Huntsman, and Ellias Carlson the driving force behind the design of the publication. We get into their min…
 
My interview today is with Catherine E. Semcer, a research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Centre. Most of her work there focuses on rights and market-based solutions to policy challenges in environmental security, conservation finance and sustainability. This really is a deep dive into the cogs which make conservation work, and by …
 
In this episode, I talk with Jess Johnston about the recent headlines seen around the world, highlighting the legislative changes in Alaska which would allow for the hunting of bear cubs and wolf pups in dens. This was obviously met by a widespread outcry against the move. However, as we always try to do on the podcast, I was keen to take a step ba…
 
This is an eye-opening discussion to the very heart of what makes conservation work. Dr Amy Dickman is a Caplan Senior Research Fellow at Felid Conservation in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University, as well as sitting on the IUCN Cat Specialist Group, so much of our chat centres around her work with big cats, but we dig deep into how conse…
 
Welcome to the into ITW podcast, and our monthly series Behind The Lens, where I speak to photographers, filmmakers and creatives from around the world about breathtaking imagery and film, and the stories behind them. In keeping with the nature of this podcast, much of these conversations are focused around the intersection between wildlife and hum…
 
I sit down with Merlin Becker, who previously worked for the GWCT at their model research farm in Scotland. We discuss methods of sustainable land management tackling a wide spectrum of topics: from the Otterburn research project to the use of fire for ecological sustainability; we delve into the crossover between traditional knowledge and science …
 
In this week's show, digging into the science of conservation, we look at the environmental issue of mercury in our oceans. Speaking with Professor Yanxu Zhang, we discuss how mercury gets into our atmosphere eventually becoming the bioaccumulative toxin methyl mercury, and this impacts oceanic food webs ending with human consumption. For full show…
 
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