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Off Track

ABC (Australia)

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.

Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.

Twitter:

@joelwerner

Language:

English

Contact:

ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001


Episodes

Monster in the forest [Earworms from Planet Earth XIV]

10/30/2020
Ever heard a sound echoing through the forest and thought, "well crikey, that's gotta be a dinosaur"?

Duration:00:25:14

Where dragons float

10/23/2020
Dragon by name, seaweed by nature

Duration:00:25:16

Were-willy wagtail

10/16/2020
You find yourself awake in the middle of the night and there is a willy wagtail singing to the moon. Are you loosing your mind, or does this bird occasionally turn into a were-willy?

Duration:00:25:16

Always wear the gloves and other lessons [Incident Report 04]

10/9/2020
More quollity drama for your ears.

Duration:00:25:14

Who would ride a motorbike on Antarctic sea ice?

10/2/2020
His name is George and he's a bit of a legend.

Duration:00:25:15

Balancing Nature: New Zealand [RE-ISSUE]

9/25/2020
A pioneering experiment to rid New Zealand of its pest problem.

Duration:00:25:16

Balancing Nature: Philippines [RE-ISSUE]

9/18/2020
The Philippines is a reef fish biodiversity hotspot, but it's a delicate balance between livelihoods and sustainability in some fishing communities.

Duration:00:25:15

Balancing Nature: Vietnam [RE-ISSUE]

9/11/2020
How do you protect Vietnam's pristine forests from the fast-expanding road and dam projects?

Duration:00:25:17

Balancing Nature: Australia [RE-ISSUE]

9/4/2020
Take a look back at some Australian conservation efforts, from tiny reserves to landscape-scale restoration.

Duration:00:25:17

Behind the scenes of natural scenes

8/28/2020
Ever wondered how they get those gorgeous shots of nocturnal animals on the TV?

Duration:00:25:14

An unscheduled Antarctic adventure

8/21/2020
When the icebreaker runs aground and leaves you stranded in Antarctica, what's a scientist to do?

Duration:00:25:13

Love song for a changing ocean [RE-ISSUE]

8/14/2020
After years of discussions with scientists, a composer writes a symphony for the sea. He calls it ex Oceano.

Duration:00:25:16

Sounds and showers of Macquarie Island [part two]

8/7/2020
Where endangered wildlife watches you showering with a bucket in the Antarctic wind.

Duration:00:25:12

Sounds and smells of Macquarie Island [part one]

7/31/2020
Where elephant seals smell like feathers and petrels sound like dragons.

Duration:00:25:13

He hitch-hiked with a snake in his hand

7/24/2020
Kevin Budden was only a young bloke when he left Sydney for North Queensland with one goal in mind: to find a coastal taipan and bring it back alive.

Duration:00:25:14

Nipple cripples and other nibbles [Incident Report 03]

7/17/2020
Just when you thought it might be safe to get back out into nature, it gets you where you least expect it: your nipples.

Duration:00:25:15

Never smile at a crocodile and other fails [Incident Report 02]

7/10/2020
Just when you thought it might be safe to get back out into nature, there’s a bite from a huge, unknown carnivore and a leech on your eyeball. This is the second instalment of Incident Reports with communiques back to base about the worst (ie: best) fieldwork fails.

Duration:00:25:01

Fieldwork fails and flops [Incident Report 01]

7/3/2020
Let’s not get too romantic about nature. There’s plenty of times when you end up covered in mud, at the end of your tether and on the receiving end of a love bite from a vampire bat. Hear scientists report back about their worst (ie: best) fieldwork fails.

Duration:00:25:16

Live long, little lizard [UPDATE]

6/26/2020
After 35 years, some of the same sleepy lizards are still alive, still with the same lizard partner. This episode was first broadcast in 2017, but has been updated with news of the new sleepy lizard scientists.

Duration:00:25:16

A squirrel that glides like a magic carpet in the Himalayas [UPDATE]

6/19/2020
Gliding over a glacier in the Himalayas is a metre long squirrel with a smallish head, silky fur and a fluffy tail - but it's hardly ever been seen alive. Originally aired in 2017, we've got an update on the squirrel story!

Duration:00:25:15