Spend €77 on groceries and get an electric car free (kinda)

A supermarket in China recently ran a promotion whereby spending about €77 in one shopping trip could bag you an electric vehicle (EV) for a month. The advertisement…

When I interviewed Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore passed away today. He was the fifth person I interviewed, when I was 24, in 2004. I had just started producing and presenting Voices from…

Zoo blogs

In 2015 I wrote two blog posts for the zoos run by the Whitely Wildlife Conservation Trust. One on joining Paignton Zoo as a Presenter, and another as…

MSc paper on Hainan gibbons

From late 2015 until August 2016 I worked on a Master’s thesis about historical Chinese documents and the world’s rarest ape, the Hainan gibbon. My project supervisor was…

Sea Monsters

Quite spontaneously I’ve started making YouTube videos about beaches and marine litter. They started as spur-of-the-moment reactions, all recorded in Wexford, on my phone. For the third video…

Take the Ten Million

You’re the world’s leading conservation group. A big oil company, with a big spill not far behind, is offering you £10,000,000 for conservation. Do you take the money?…

Haitus

Conservation Sound episode… Hiatus.  After five episodes over the summer, I’m putting Conservation Sound on hold. The workload was a bit too much for me by myself, alongside…

Leah Barclay & Biosphere Soundscapes

Episode four of Conservation Sound explores how conservationists use sound in biosphere reserves. Our guest is Leah Barclay, the musician and sound artist behind Biosphere Soundscapes.

C: Cheryl Tipp, Wildlife and Environmental Sounds Curator at the British Library

Cheryl Tipp is Curator of Wildlife and Environmental Sounds at the British Library. She talks about the conservation applications of sound, and the availability of sounds in the…

B: Blunt, Sarah; BBC Natural History Radio Unit

Episode B of Conservation Sound is all about Sarah Blunt, Senior Producer at the BBC’s Natural History Unit in Bristol. She talks about the importance of knowing your…

A: Antoine and the Fox

Antoine Bertin decided to explore England’s forests through sound, in collaboration with a fox. Why? And How? This is Conservation Sound, Episode A. Hear the result in full…

@TheAudioFeature

Update: in November 2015 I let this little project run free and take off by itself, I hope fully fledged and ready for more wandering! — @TheAudioFeature is…

Archive: Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, New Zealand, 2008

Here’s a guided night tour through a big nature reserve on the outskirts of Wellington, New Zealand. It’s now called Zealandia. It has a massive predator-proof fence, to…

Angus Graham Memorial Lectures 2010 – 2016

Back in 2002 I graduated from SOAS, University of London. My favourite classes were Classical Chinese. In the year that followed I aspired to continue with graduate studies…

As state broadcasters leave, shortwave comes of age

Shortwave broadcasting is almost as old as the radio medium itself. It is a chunk of radio spectrum where signals travel long distances – a region, continent, or…