Best of Natural History Radio

Best of Natural History Radio

Natural Histories : Aye-Aye

Think sprite or hobgoblin and you are nearly there when it comes to the Aye-Aye, surely one of the weirdest looking...

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Natural Histories : Pigeon

The relationship between humans and pigeons is one of the oldest on the planet. They have been our co-workers;...

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Natural Histories : Fern

For a plant that we generally associate with shady, damp places, a plant that has no flowers or scent, the Fern has...

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Natural Histories : Poppy

Poppies are associated with many things but to most people they are a symbol of remembrance or associated with the...

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Natural Histories : Chicken

How did we get from the gorgeous red junglefowl scratching away in the jungles of south-east Asia to the chicken now...

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Natural Histories : Bee

Bees have been the subject of fascination and reverence since ancient times. Natural Histories explores the story of...

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Natural Histories : Sloth

The dreamy smile of the sloth has made it wildly popular, but once its slowness was condemned and saw it named after...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 12: The Puffin Rescuers

In the final episode, Becky Ripley and Emily Knight search for pufflings that have run into trouble on their journey...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 11 Leaving the Nest

The season is ending. Becky Ripley and Emily Knight go in search of the last pufflings left in the burrows on the...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 10: Puffin Decoys

How do you draw puffins to an island they abandoned long ago? Emily Knight and Rebecca Ripley are on Ramsey Island...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 9: Nuffin' Like a Puffin

Emily Knight and Rebecca Ripley are taking a break from the island in this episode, If you think puffins are just...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 6: Netting Puffins

Becky Ripley and Emily Knight return to the Isle of May, where they string up a giant net to catch puffins as they...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 7: Beyond Cuteness

This week Emily and Becky take a break from the Isle of May. In their absence, award-winning author Adam Nicolson...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 8: The Plastic Problem

Becky Ripley and Emily Knight find the Isle of May's beaches awash with plastic waste and discover its not just...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 4: The Seabirds' Sound Bath

Becky Ripley and Emily Knight invite you to sink deep in sound as they present an immersive wildlife experience from...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 5: Rough Seas and a Wreck

High winds and choppy waters slow Emily Knight and Becky Ripley's return to the island, raising fears for some of the...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 3: Grovelling for Pufflings

Becky and Emily find themselves deep in a game of puffin roulette, all in the name of science. They go grovelling...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 1 Island Life

Emily Knight & Becky Ripley, from Blue Planet II: The Podcast, drop anchor at Scotland’s Ilse of May as the puffins...

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Planet Puffin. Episode 2 The Puffins’ Return

Emily Knight & Becky Ripley, from Blue Planet II: The Podcast, explore the Scottish puffin paradise where they’ll be...

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Welcome to Planet Puffin

Follow the fortunes of a Scottish puffin colony across this year’s breeding season with Emily Knight & Becky Ripley,...

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