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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 - Doc: The Swallow, From Egg To Africa (Revisited) 17/09/17

9/17/2017
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In this documentary, Eric Dempsey looks at the amazing journey of the swallow. In the space of just five short months, the the bird goes from being an egg to arriving in Africa. The programme was first broadcast in 2004, so to bring us up to date on Ireland's swallow population in 2017, Eric catches up with Declan Manley, an expert bird ringer...

Duration: 00:58:18


Mooney Goes Wild - Doc: Carl Linnaeus 10/09/17

9/10/2017
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Derek and Richard Collins embark on a journey to learn more about Carl Linnaeus, the Father of Classification...

Duration: 00:54:58


Mooney Goes Wild - Doc: The Rat 03/09/17

9/3/2017
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They say you're never more than six feet from a rat. In this new documentary, we burrow into the underground world of one of our most vilified creatures, the rat. Naturalist Eanna ni Lamhna, is our intrepid guide...

Duration: 00:58:32


Mooney Goes Wild - Doc: The Beeman 27/08/17

8/27/2017
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Since his record-breaking attempt for the most bees on him, Mooney Goes Wild's resident expert Philip McCabe became known as 'The Beeman'. Fast forward twelve years, and Philip is now worldwide President of Apimondia, International Federation of Beekeeper's Associations. We visit the places and people who influenced the charismatic Monaghan man!

Duration: 00:51:24


Mooney Goes Wild - Doc: The Common Swift 20/08/17

8/20/2017
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Our wildlife radio documentary tonight is all about the Common Swift (Apus apus). Join Derek as he learns about efforts being made across Europe, from Cork to Warsaw, and from Belfast to Baku in Azerbaijan, to learn more and this help save this favourite summer visitor!

Duration: 00:56:20


Mooney Goes Wild - Doc: The Dipper 13/08/17

8/13/2017
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In this documentary, Derek Mooney learns about the latest research into the habits and characteristics of this most intriguing of birds, and finds out how analysing a dipper's feathers can indicate the stress level of the bird and the environment...

Duration: 00:56:55


Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 06/08/17 - Errol Fuller Special

8/6/2017
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Derek and Richard Collins travel to Kent to meet Errol Fuller, a Natural History Curator, painter, author of books about extinction, and a man with an extraordinary eye for collecting fossils and stuffed animals - many of which can be found at his home...

Duration: 00:56:38


The Great Auk & Wooly Mammoth

7/30/2017
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The extinct and long-forgotten bird species, the Great Auk, is brought back to life with tales from Natural History Curator, Errol Fuller...

Duration: 00:19:13


Irish Dinosaurs

7/30/2017
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We walk in the footsteps of giants, as we learn about Ireland's dinosaur history at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, with Dr. Mike Simms...

Duration: 00:16:28


Natural Burial Ground

7/30/2017
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Green graves and thoughts of the afterlife are turning many people towards wildlife; Terry Flanagan visits a natural burial ground in County Wexford...

Duration: 00:17:25


Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 30/07/17

7/30/2017
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On MGW tonight: Natural Burial Ground; Irish Dinosaurs; The Great Auk & Wooly Mammoth...

Duration: 00:33:42


International Fossil Workshop at UCC

7/23/2017
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Leading academics from all around the world share their expert knowledge of fossils, especially those preserving the soft tissues of animals and plants, which could open an invaluable window into our prehistoric past.

Duration: 00:16:18


Barn Owls

7/23/2017
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Derek and Richard catch up with John Lusby, Raptor conservation officer with BirdWatch Ireland on a farm in Fermoy where a pair of Barn Owls are rearing three owlets in between the bails of hay.

Duration: 00:28:08


Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 23/07/17

7/23/2017
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Derek visits a farm in Fermoy where a pair of Barn Owls are rearing three owlets in between the bails of hay, he also attends a fossil conference in UCC. Finally we hear about Ireland's nature disappearing.

Duration: 00:58:12


Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 16/07/17

7/16/2017
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On MGW tonight: Niall Hatch's Japan, The Curious History of Irish Dogs and Wildlife Justice Commission.

Duration: 00:56:59


Wildlife Justice Commission

7/16/2017
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we ask Olivia Swaak-Goldman, Executive Director of Wildlife Justice Commission in The Hague, just how we can stop the killing and save endangered animals from extinction...

Duration: 00:14:08


The Curious History Of Irish Dogs

7/16/2017
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Man’s best friend bow wows us in a new book by David Blake Knox about our incredible native breeds - from the Irish wolfhound to the Kerry beagle.

Duration: 00:12:33


Niall Hatch's Japan

7/16/2017
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Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland gets ready to return to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Duration: 00:29:16


Kildare Animal Foundation

7/9/2017
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Terry Flanagan learns more about a safe haven for injured wild animals found anywhere in the country – the Kildare Animal Foundation...

Duration: 00:16:06


Spider Venom & Strokes

7/9/2017
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Prof. Glenn King from the University of Queensland tells us why spider venom could help protect the brain from devastating stroke damage...

Duration: 00:10:39

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