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What have the animals done for us? More than you might realise! Join your host, Olga from the mountains, as she uncovers the history of animals... and us.

What have the animals done for us? More than you might realise! Join your host, Olga from the mountains, as she uncovers the history of animals... and us.
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Andorra

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What have the animals done for us? More than you might realise! Join your host, Olga from the mountains, as she uncovers the history of animals... and us.

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English

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Episodes

What happens to chimpanzee TV advert stars when the lights go down?

1/7/2019
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In the last episode we spoke with David van Gennep, the Executive Director of AAP – a rescue and rehabilitation centre, mainly known for helping chimpanzees, with a centre in the Netherlands and another one in Spain. Today, we’re staying on a similar subject. In this episode we’re speaking with Olga Feliu who is the Director of the MONA Foundation – that’s a sanctuary for chimpanzees located near to the town of Girona in Catalunya, Spain. Yes, we have the same name, so for clarity...

Duration:00:42:17

Chimpanzees. The fate of our closest cousin. Interview with David van Gennep, AAP.

10/25/2018
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Chimpanzees are our closest relatives. That doesn’t mean we’ve made their lives are easy. Far from it. According to our friends who monitor the species as part of the IUCN Red List, the Chimpanzee (or “pan troglodytes”) is an endangered species. While the global human population is now 7.6 billion, the global chimpanzee population is less than a million. What you might also not know is that there are actually many subspecies of the chimpanzee… and some of those sub-species are down to...

Duration:01:26:19

Grasshoppers, Corals and Global Crisis. Full interview with Simon Stuart.

10/11/2018
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When you read the evermore worrying news about species extinction, climate change and rising sea levels, do you ever wonder how much you can believe? In our busy and frenetic lives we often don’t know what to believe, or how serious some of this news might be. That’s why I wanted to speak to someone who knows a thing or two about species conservation. Well, not just a few things, actually, much more than that. I wanted to hear it from someone who lives and breathes conservation. So,...

Duration:02:02:58

Global Species Conservation with Simon Stuart, a preview

10/4/2018
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Just last week I was over in the UK, in a very pretty little town called Bath which is famous for its Roman-built Baths. Unlike many of the people who stopped by for the day, I didn’t have time to sight see. There were far more important things to do. And it was a wonderful experience because I was very lucky to have an interview with Simon Stuart, someone who is a global authority in species conservation. Although he would probably be very humble and try tone it down a bit! These days...

Duration:00:20:18

Huskies in Antarctica

10/3/2018
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You can find and subscribe to the other5billion podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher, Overcast and wherever you get your quality listens. In this special bonus episode, you'll hear the full interview that I had with John Killingbeck. John went to Antarctica on two expeditions, once in the 1960s and then in the 1990s. During the latter expedition, he was actually one of the very last two people to ever drive a husky team on the continent. After that, they were removed...

Duration:00:56:50

A Husky History

9/4/2018
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This is a fascinating episode to begin the podcast series with! We discover that huskies have been supporting us humans for up to 15,000 years. What’s more, they’ve saved countless lives and even helped us to make some of the top scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. These days, huskies are most likely to find themselves in living rooms and on Instagram and there certainly are some good and bad things about that. So, make yourself comfortable and come with me on a journey over...

Duration:00:41:10

other5billion 0.1: What Have the Animals Done for Us?

8/16/2018
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You can find and subscribe to the other5billion podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher, Overcast and wherever you get your quality listens. A new podcast is born. Sometimes it is furry. Sometimes slimy. Sometimes it has four legs. Sometimes it has none. But every time, it tells the story of an animal. And it tells us what that species has done for us humans as we ourselves have evolved. In this episode we keep it simple. I introduce myself and mention a few words...

Duration:00:11:17