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Derek Mooney with his unique mix of interviews, music and features broadcast daily.

Derek Mooney with his unique mix of interviews, music and features broadcast daily.
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Derek Mooney with his unique mix of interviews, music and features broadcast daily.

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English


Episodes

Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 17/09/18 - Special - The Bergen Whale

9/17/2018
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A special programme on the Bergen Whale, which was found to have over 30 plastic bags in its stomach, as we investigate the horrific effect that plastic pollution is having on marine animals... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:56:17

Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 10/09/18 - SPECIAL - Wildlife Filmmakers

9/10/2018
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The magnificent pictures regularly beamed onto our TV screens, reflecting real stories of nature's circle of life, remind us what a truly wonderful world we inhabit. Tonight, Derek talks to five of the greatest wildlife filmmakers in the business - Doug Allan, Theo Jebb, Colin Stafford-Johnson, Orla Doherty and Gavin Thurston... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:55:52

Killer Ducks In Romania

9/3/2018
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Researchers from the University of Cambridge have observed mallards attacking and eating smaller birds on a reservoir in Romania. Dr. Silviu Petrovan is Research Associate at the university’s Department of Zoology, and joins us on the line tonight from Cambridge... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:12:53

Cross-Dressing Birds & Tailor Birds

9/3/2018
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Niall explains to Derek, Eric and Richard why some male ruffs (which usually have extraordinary plumage) have evolved to look more like the females of the species, and after one listener sent us a remarkable video of a Tailor Bird, Niall tells us about this ornithological stitcher... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:09:01

Firehawks In Australia

9/3/2018
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Bush fires are common during Australia's dry season where some kites and falcons prey on animals fleeing the fires. New research shows some of the birds spread fire by dropping burning twigs, to flush out prey. Inecol geographer Mark Bonta conducted the research; he joins us from Mexico to tell us more... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:09:06

Litter-Picking Rooks In France

9/3/2018
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Rooks at the Puy du Fou Theme Park in France have been trained to pick up cigarettes butts and other litter at the park, in exchange for a reward. Nicolas de Villiers is President of Puy du Fou, and he joins Derek on the line to explain more about this interesting initiative... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:14:21

Derek’s Gulls

9/3/2018
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Derek tells Dr. Richard Collins, Niall Hatch and Eric Dempsey about the gulls that live near him who tap-dance on the ground. The gulls have now been joined by a large number of crows - but they prefer to peck at the ground. Why, Derek asks Niall, is this? www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:09:55

Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 03/09/18

9/3/2018
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On MGW tonight: Derek’s Gulls; Litter-Picking Rooks In France; Firehawks In Australia; Cross-Dressing Birds & Tailor Birds; Killer Ducks In Romania... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:54:33

Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 27/08/18 - DOCUMENTARY - Sparrows

8/27/2018
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Derek Mooney presents a special programme examining the link between humans & house sparrows, how development of early agriculture led to sparrow settlements in Ireland + why "Cockney sparras" may well become a thing of the past... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:54:37

Recording Humpback Whale Migration

8/20/2018
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Dr. Simon Berrow, of the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group, joins us with tales of life on the ocean in pursuit of the humpback whale... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:16:35

Microplastics

8/20/2018
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GMIT's Dr. Anne Marie Mahon explains how ocean plastics are having a devastating effect on marine life... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:19:08

Asian Hornets

8/20/2018
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President of Apimondia and MGW beeman Philip McCabe tells us why beekeepers are worried about the Asian hornet... www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:10:50

Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 20/08/18

8/20/2018
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On MGW tonight: Asian Hornets; Microplastics; Recording Humpback Whale Migration...

Duration:00:55:33

Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 13/08/18 - DOCUMENTARY - Feathers

8/13/2018
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Derek Mooney talks to ornithologists, authors, academics & those who work with feathers to uncover their significance within the natural world, pre-historic origin, and value & varied uses of feathers today... plus WIN a copy of book The Feather Thief! www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:54:20

Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 06/08/18 - DOCUMENTARY - The Cuckoo

8/6/2018
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Love them or hate them, there is no denying that Cuckoos are very special birds indeed. Their behaviour and lifecycle is utterly unlike that of any other Irish or European bird. In this new documentary, Derek meets many of those researching and studying cuckoo populations. For more, visit www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:54:56

Beekeeping

7/30/2018
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President of Apimundia (the association of the world's beekeepers) Philip McCabe speaks with Derek about a great upcoming event!

Duration:00:02:39

Monterey Cypress Tree Sculpture

7/30/2018
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Terry Flanagan revisits the Monterey Cypress Tree sculpture in St.Ann's Park in Raheny in Dublin. Terry spoke with Executive Parks Superintendent for Dublin City Council, Noel McEvoy...

Duration:00:10:43

Life in the Dark

7/16/2018
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An exhibition that’s just started at London’s Natural History Museum 'Life in the Dark' looks at how some animals move, hunt and feed in places where no light ever shines. Professor Geoff Boxshall from the Department of Life Sciences at the National History Museum curated the content for the exhibition...

Duration:00:09:31

Nocturnal animals in Ireland

7/16/2018
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What is the picture for the mammals which are living here in Ireland? Our reporter, Terry Flanagan, was in the suburbs of south Dublin overlooking a green space, while at the same time being surrounded by houses and was joined by Nicola Marples Professor of Zoology at Trinity College Dublin...

Duration:00:09:12

Nocturnal Animals

7/16/2018
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Scientists have found that many species are making the switch from a diurnal life to a nocturnal one. The study’s lead author is wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist, Kaitlyn Gaynor..

Duration:00:13:49