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26 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
INTRODUCING — What The Duck?!
Australia is full of weird plants and animals. And Dr Ann Jones is on speaking terms with most of them! Each week Ann explores the most unusual elements of our natural world — the ones that make you go What the Duck?! Like why do quolls have spots? Who farts (and who doesn't)? And how do snakes climb trees? Join Ann alongside experts and ordinary Aussies alike to solve mysteries, smash myths and uncover the bizarre truth about nature down under.
25 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
The end of the track
The Off Track adventure has come to an end.
25 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Antarctic blue whales and their amazing hums
The song calls of Antarctic blue whales are so deep that they're almost infrasonic - you feel them as much as you hear them.
25 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Live long, little lizard [RE-ISSUE]
After 35 years, some of the same sleepy lizards are still alive, still with the same lizard partner.
25 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
The bilby, the moon and the Birriliburu Rangers
A bilby dreaming story guides a mother with a sick child to an outback town. Decades later, the child returns to repay the favour and look after the bilby.
25 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
The Blythe Star sinks off Tasmania [RE-ISSUE]
While all ten crew members of the Blythe Star got out alive after she capsized, not all would survive the ordeal that followed.
25 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Growls, grunts and currawong songs [Earworms from Planet earth XIX]
This is Australia and the world, as heard by you, the listeners of Off Track.
25 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
Nature tells us who we are
Nature can be sanctuary, as well as family and guide.
25 minutes | Dec 3, 2021
Sounds fishy [RE-ISSUE]
Just under the surface of the ocean, a cacophony of sound awaits.
25 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Any louder and that frog will explode [Part 2 RE-ISSUE]
It's all very well recording frog sounds, but what are they trying to say?
25 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
Any louder and that frog will explode [Part 1 RE-ISSUE]
Murray Littlejohn first recorded the moaning frogs of WA on a device made from a gramophone mechanism in the early 1950s.
25 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Fire, fire everywhere
How can you appreciate the ecological importance of fire, but also fight fires with all your might?
25 minutes | Nov 5, 2021
Circling piranhas and a kangaroo fight [Incident Report 06]
Just when you thought it might be safe to get back out into nature, you get zapped back to reality.
25 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
From Darth Vader to Mardi Gras
Can you defend yourself against a predator more than 200 times your size with a costume change?
25 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Slipping away in the South West
What's been dumped on our beaches and what's been taken away?
25 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Making every bird count
Why are the birds in our neighbourhoods changing?
25 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
The lone fisher
In a tiny town called Windy, a woman seeks a life of isolation.
25 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Kukenarup: Possibilities of place
This site of huge ecological significance has a violent history.
25 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
The river visitor making a splash
Melbourne's Yarra river has an unexpected inhabitant, and its bringing joy to people in the locked-down city and beyond.
25 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Spineless swimmers and crawling crustaceans
In the groundwater beneath the Nullabor, there are billions of tiny crustaceans crawling between the grains of sand.
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