Wildlife, Cake & Cocktails
About This Show
Welcome to WCC, the first podcast dedicated to Australian wildlife science and conservation!
The best science discussions often happen after dinner, usually over cake, frequently over cocktails, but always in a relaxed atmosphere. Grab some dessert, pour a tasty drink, and come join us at the table for a relaxed chat with some amazing wildlife scientists and our animal nerd buddies. Enjoy!
Producer: Kristian Summers
Host/Nerd: Janne Torkkola.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
WCC Ep.31. The Eastern Curlew with Harry Saddler
3 days ago
We're at Avid Reader Bookshop talking to Harry Saddler for the launch of his new book “The Eastern Curlew - The Extraordinary Life of a Migratory Bird” With a background in zoology and a passion for birdlife, his latest book takes a deep and personal look at the incredible life and extraordinary migration of the Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis), the world's largest shorebird. Author of books such as Small Moments (2007), & Not Birdwatching: Reflections on Noticing Animals (2015), Harry is the joint winner of the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival/Blurb ‘Blog-to-Book’ Challenge. We had an awesome time discussing their ecology, conservation challenges/threats, and the importance of the East-Asian Australasian Flyway for migratory birds. Afterwards, we sat down and recorded the discussion between Harry and Andrew Stafford (32:15-). The Eastern Curlew is now available from Affirm Press: affirmpress.com.au/publishing/the-eastern-curlew/Read more »