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Head outside and venture Off Track with Joel Werner for a show about the great outdoors. Listen to the environment discussed by the people who live in and love it.

Head outside and venture Off Track with Joel Werner for a show about the great outdoors. Listen to the environment discussed by the people who live in and love it.
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Location:

Sydney, NSW

Description:

Head outside and venture Off Track with Joel Werner for a show about the great outdoors. Listen to the environment discussed by the people who live in and love it.

Twitter:

@joelwerner

Language:

English

Contact:

ABC Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 2001


Episodes

Earworms from planet earth

11/10/2017
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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: 00:28:21


Tasmania is the roadkill capital of the world

11/3/2017
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Possum, tawny frogmouth, platypus, turtle, quoll, endangered devil and raven. No animal is immune to death on Tasmanian roads where 32 animals die every hour. This episode of Off Track has been selected from the archives.

Duration: 00:28:21


Hit the frog and toad

10/27/2017
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It was thought that cane toads couldn't survive, and certainly couldn't breed as far south as Sydney. That thought was spectacularly wrong.

Duration: 00:28:21


Gardening for the Dead

10/20/2017
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Does the decomposition of our loved ones make the soil unsuitable for some plants? And why do grave sites sink? This program has been drawn from the Off Track archives.

Duration: 00:28:21


The princely snow leopard and its poo

10/13/2017
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Preserving species that are both rare and elusive has led this Australian whale specialist to the Himalayas to search for big cat poo.

Duration: 00:28:21


Sniffer spaniels get the doggone weeds

10/6/2017
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A daisy which flowers in bursts of yellow and orange is threatening Australia's environment and agriculture. Luckily two spaniels stand in its way.

Duration: 00:28:21


Ghost claws on a unicorn

9/29/2017
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From the murky waters of the Murray River emerges a rare monster with an underbelly of red berries and claws of ghostly white.

Duration: 00:28:21


Snooping on the sounds next door

9/22/2017
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Pobblebonks outside a prison, cockies screaming bloody murder, a new holland honeyeater and a mystery frog. These sounds have been submitted from people all around the world - listen to what's happening in their backyard.

Duration: 00:09:14


Evolution of sound

9/15/2017
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These frogs are all closely related in the evolutionary sense, but they sound completely different. Can you hear evolution? Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts very soon.

Duration: 00:11:12


When frog calls become frog music

9/8/2017
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When calling in a group, frogs share both frequencies and time. The result is frog music. Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts in two weeks.

Duration: 00:06:20


Listen to giant frogs that go bonk

9/1/2017
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The inland pobblebonk is a beefy frog with a beefy song. Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts in three weeks.

Duration: 00:09:16


Do frogs have accents?

8/25/2017
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It's actually a legitimate scientific question. Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts in five weeks.

Duration: 00:02:15


A chubby gungan and its toadlet friends

8/18/2017
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What is a chubby gungan and what does it sound like? Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts in five weeks.

Duration: 00:04:43


This is what a giant sounds like

8/11/2017
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They might be 'slow-moving' and 'very plump' but these giant Australian frogs are next to impossible to find. Stay tuned for the return of Off Track, when the new season starts in six weeks.

Duration: 00:03:21


Any louder and that frog will explode [part two]

8/4/2017
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It's all very well recording the sound that a frog makes, but what are they trying to say?

Duration: 00:28:21


Any louder and that frog will explode [part one]

7/28/2017
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Murray Littlejohn first recorded the Moaning Frogs of WA on a device made from a gramophone mechanism in the early 1950s.

Duration: 00:28:21


Eruption, explosion and river erosion

7/21/2017
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Australian rocks bear the scars of the some most dramatic events in the history of planet earth. Prepare yourself for the boom!

Duration: 00:28:21


Creeping slime moulds hunt in Tasmania

7/14/2017
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They hunt for prey, look like modernist sculptures and have their very own kingdom on the tree of life: slime moulds are bizarre and beautiful. This episode is selected from the Off Track archive.

Duration: 00:28:21


A home among the palm trees

7/7/2017
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Thousands of kilometres away from its home, an Indian palm squirrel turns up in Pingelly, WA. How did it make it across the Indian Ocean and into the wheat belt?

Duration: 00:28:21


The foxes among us

6/30/2017
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With farmland, industry, backyards and hobby farms as well as a city nearby, where do foxes choose to go? And will they choose to take a bait?

Duration: 00:28:39

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