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Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian program which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and the wilderness, all recorded in the outdoors.

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian program which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and the wilderness, all recorded in the outdoors.
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Location:

Australia

Description:

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian program which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and the wilderness, all recorded in the outdoors.

Twitter:

@jones_ann

Language:

English

Contact:

614 02 8333 2587


Episodes

Things that go grunt in the night

4/20/2018
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If a koala bellows in a forest and a scientist isn’t there to record it, does the koala exist at all?

Duration:00:25:31

Intimate aliens

4/13/2018
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Robert Adlard says that parasites are intimate aliens, and that our dislike for them stems from their ability to surprise us with their closeness. They are intimate aliens.

Duration:00:25:31

Penguins impossible to hate

4/6/2018
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The tiniest of Australia's penguins were once victorious over development at Phillip Island in Victoria.

Duration:00:25:31

Flora fatale, the plants with a thirst for blood

3/30/2018
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With an aggressive mass-murder-then-compost strategy, these tiny plants are the most heinous of herbs.

Duration:00:25:31

The devil and the monster cray

3/23/2018
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The worlds biggest freshwater cray click clacks across rocks, a devil spends a night in the clink and scientists scramble to save the Tarkine.

Duration:00:25:31

Earworms from planet earth II

3/16/2018
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What does your world sound like? We asked, and you sent us earworms from planet earth. Close your eyes and take a trip.

Duration:00:25:31

Jack Absalom: a renaissance bush-man

3/9/2018
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From parrot poacher to bush-craft expert on the national stage, Jack Absalom was a real-life Crocodile Dundee before Crocodile Dundee was a twinkle in a film producer’s eye.

Duration:00:25:31

Go outside and play

3/2/2018
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What do the first female mayor in Australia and a glamorous ballerina with a diplomat husband and a Russian pseudonym have in common? They established marvellous playgrounds.

Duration:00:25:31

Australia's extraordinary rainforest woods

2/23/2018
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Morris Lake says we have a lot to thank gymnosperms for. This repeat is appearing in your feed because after ABC Wild Oz, Ann needs a little break.

Duration:00:25:31

Eight legged wonder of the world

2/16/2018
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Spiders can be beautiful, timid, fluffy and even give up their lives for the sake of their children.

Duration:00:25:31

The life below the Brisbane River

2/13/2018
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You can't see through the murky water of the Brisbane River, but when you have an underwater microphone you can listen to the life below.

Duration:00:06:20

How to evolve your dragon

2/9/2018
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A water dragon with dappled markings like shadows through leaves tilts her head and waves her arm. It’s not a friendly wave. It’s the water dragon equivalent of the middle finger.

Duration:00:25:32

Flying teddy bear found in Brisbane forest

2/6/2018
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The greater glider is listed as vulnerable in Australia and it moves through the tree tops eating eucalyptus leaves without a sound.

Duration:00:04:40

To feed or not to feed

2/2/2018
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Feeding the birds will heal a multitude of human wounds. Some people are even drawn to the practice of bird feeding to atone for the perceived sins of humanity.

Duration:00:25:31

Seeking nature on the Gold Coast: paradise lost or gained?

1/26/2018
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With more canals than Venice, Queensland’s Gold Coast is a highly altered environment, where remnants of untouched vegetation are few and far between. Yet, tourists still flock there seeking to experience nature first hand among the theme parks, high rises and nightclubs. This is a classic Off Track handpicked from the archives for your listening pleasure.

Duration:00:25:31

The strange case of the peppered tree frog

1/19/2018
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Jodi Rowley is a frog detective from the Australian Museum and she’s sewing together a patchwork of clues to try to find the peppered tree frog in the New England Tablelands. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs from the RN archives, and this one first aired in November, 2016}

Duration:00:28:21

Looking forward, looking back

1/12/2018
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Fly-in to a place where the earth's ancient geological past and the most cutting-edge computing technology collide. A place where taking a picture of the dawn of time is almost a reality. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs of the year, and this one first aired in April, 2017}

Duration:00:28:21

The rodent and the walking stick

1/5/2018
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The fates of the black rat and the phasmid are as intertwined as the air roots of a banyan tree. The survival of one is linked to the extermination of the other, and the battle is on. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs of the year, and this one first aired in June, 2017}

Duration:00:28:21

Live long, little lizard

12/29/2017
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After 35 years, some of the same sleepy lizards are still alive, still with the same lizard partner. Now, they will have a new scientist. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs of the year, and this one first aired in April, 2017}

Duration:00:28:21

The improbable tale of the outback fish

12/22/2017
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How does a fish the size of a toothbrush head, with bright red fins and big blue eyes, end up living in a puddle of water in the middle of the Australian outback? This story is about one of the rarest fish species in the world, and it's simply epic. {For RN Summer we're playing the best programs of the year, and this one first aired in May, 2017}

Duration:00:28:21

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