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June 7, 2021

Ponds, quails and duck tales

We enter the wilds of the Co. Wicklow countryside on the east coast of Ireland to visit Collie's new home. We find out how to bui…

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April 29, 2021

Seduced by Sharks

A love story...

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April 5, 2021

On the Trail of the Thylacine

An extinction story.

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March 13, 2021

Of Mice and (Wo)Men

A peek into the private lives of one of our oldest companions, the mouse.

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Feb. 14, 2021

A Valentine's Day Short.

For the romantic day that's in it, we're chatting about one of nature's greatest lovers...

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Jan. 30, 2021

Animal Games in Ancient Rome

A very special chat with Kathryn Murphy from Trinity College Dublin about the way exotic animals were used for entertainment and …

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Jan. 10, 2021

On zoos

Collie and Colette chat with Dublin Zoo keeper Brendan Walsh about the role of zoos in modern society and modern conservation.

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Dec. 23, 2020

Christmas 2020: An ode to the robin

A special Christmas episode celebrating an iconic seasonal bird, the robin.

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Nov. 23, 2020

Saucy, sex-crazed space beetles: it's the ladybird show!

We meet some lucky garden ladies who are literally out of this world - it's the ladybird show!

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Oct. 26, 2020

Oddly Toxic Critters

A chat about animals that pack an unexpected punch.

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July 31, 2020

Sindbad the stowaway

Meet Sindbad the Stowaway, Collie's newest housemate. And we have an update on Sam the Fox from Trinity College Dublin. Click h…

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June 27, 2020

Vampire fish

Collie finds a living fossil and becomes a surrogate mother to 15 feathery offspring...

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June 7, 2020

African Wild Dogs: a love story

Holly English watched a wildlife documentary when she was 10 and it changed her life. The documentary was about the beautiful and…

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May 27, 2020

The Eggselence of Nests

Which came first chicken or the nest? Collie and Colette talk turkey about nests, who made the first one, and who makes the bigge…

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May 9, 2020

Animal Crossing meets The Critter Shed

There's a Nintendo Switch video game doing the rounds now that is basically Collie's life in digital: Animal Crossing. Podcaster …

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April 30, 2020

Lockdown nature around the world

Lockdown nature sounds.

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April 5, 2020

Budgie Business

Today we soothe your corona-isolated soul with one of the most beautiful sounds of all: chattering budgies!

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March 30, 2020

The Murder Rope

Like centipedes? Then you'll love this giant carnivorous animal that can take out BATS! Watch this BBC video about the bat-eati…

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