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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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Australia

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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.

Twitter:

@jones_ann

Language:

English

Contact:

614 02 8333 2587


Episodes

Earworms from planet earth III

6/8/2018
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What does your world sound like? Listeners have sent recordings to the Off Track inbox, and now we all get to listen. Close your eyes and take in the earworms.

Duration:00:25:31

Taste test the new ABC Kids nature and music podcast

6/5/2018
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If you like nature and have some kids in your life, here is a short taste of a new ABC podcast called ABC Classic Kids.

Duration:00:03:51

Mother and Daughter take flight

6/3/2018
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PODCAST BONUS. Two women, armed with a pencil and a violin, take on the history of birdsong.

Duration:00:07:00

Two musicians and 30 million years of birdsong

6/1/2018
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Song began in Australia when the first songbird sang its opening note. 30 million years later two classically trained musicians use their instruments to trace the birds' story in song.

Duration:00:25:31

A heart full of wing beats

5/25/2018
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When nature documentaries show elephants at a waterhole, Peter Langdon goes crook at the telly. He wants them to zoom in on the bird sitting in the tree in background. This repeat program is carefully selected form teh Off Track archive for your listening pleasure]

Duration:00:25:31

Three geckos and three thousand cows

5/18/2018
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Scientists strap tiny bum-bags onto geckos in the middle of the night on an outback cattle station. They are tracking how cattle grazing impacts tiny lizards. PLUS BONUS #FieldWorkFail

Duration:00:25:31

Earworms from a cockatoo tree

5/17/2018
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From a tiny sound recorder in a Victorian sheep paddock comes a startling array of sounds - some identifiable and some complete mysteries. Relax and let this earworm do its work.

Duration:00:29:55

Cockatoo wail, fledge or fail

5/11/2018
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The wailing calls of the red-tailed black cockatoos that live in Australia's South East are being used to help change the future for the failing species.

Duration:00:25:31

A morning with the birds

5/5/2018
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For International Dawn Chorus Day, here's the sounds of an Australian autumn morning, crisp and bright.

Duration:00:11:45

Night shift in a darkened forest

5/4/2018
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Listen to birds and possums communicating about land grabs, politics and sex. To celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day, this program about a forest chorus is from the Off Track archive.

Duration:00:25:31

Hobart Airport lets sleeping echidnas lie

4/27/2018
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Despite all the noise of planes coming and going, the echidnas at Hobart airport are digging in to hibernate.

Duration:00:25:31

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