Best Royal Botanic Gardens podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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Branch Out
Monthly
 
Discover the surprising world of plants with science and stories from Australia's oldest scientific institution. Branch Out is your backstage pass into labs, Botanic Gardens, the Australian bush and the minds of experts who are protecting the future of plants.
 
Join David Attenborough (Planet Earth, First Life, Flying Monsters 3D), Naturalist and Filmmaker as he talks to Anthony Geffen, Producer of their major new project Kingdom of Plants 3D.Kingdom of plants with David Attenborough is a multi-platform project which includes a three part series in 3D produced by Atlantic Productions with Sky 3D in association with Galileo Digital Entertainment. Shot over a year in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the series reveals a new look at plant life through ...
 
The team from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew discuss how they are using emerging technology to enhance both their visitor experience and their conservation mission. Hosted at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
 
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DIY Live
Daily+
 
DIY LIVE, hosted by Karl Champley, showcases a passionate and no- nonsense approach to home improvement and eco-friendly, green design. The show features the latest insider trade show news on tools and products from a mix of top designers, decorators, building and remodeling experts. From simple questions like which table saw is right for the job, to fully redesigning a house, Karl answers listeners’ calls and offers doable tips to help make any project easier. Australian native, Karl Champl ...
 
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I'm Not From Here
Weekly
 
After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he experiences something different that Melbourne has to offer, speaks about the new challenges he has to face, and whinges about how cold it is in Victoria.
 
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Climate change is the defining issue of our time and 47% of Australia's vegetation could be impacted by an increase in mean annual temperature by 2070. Three passionate scientists share how they are trying to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change on flora and our future. You'll discover how complex climate models are created, th ...…
 
The world's most painful stinging trees call Australia home. Tiny silica hairs on attractive heart shaped leaves deliver a painful toxin that feels like a hot acid burn and being electrocuted all at once. In severe cases, this can lead to shock, and even death. Explore this amazing example of plant defence as a range of scientists share their s ...…
 
Get ready to pick Persoonias from emu poo as Branch Out features an episode from ABC’s dedicated nature program - Off Track. Persoonias are an endangered group of plants that need complex processes to germinate. Could the mystery lynchpin to save them be found in an emu's guts? Go Off Track and join Presenter Ann Jones to find out!…
 
Longer space missions and sustaining human life on other planets depends on space horticulture. So grab your spacesuit and get ready to lift off with NASA astronaut Dr Gregory Chamitoff and scientists from the Australian PlantBank and CSIRO to explore the future of plants in space.By The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
 
The largest herbarium imaging project in the southern hemisphere is underway at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney with over 1.43 million botanical specimens becoming high-definition digital images. Discover how the images will protect the valuable collection and help researchers around the world make new discoveries to advance science and conserv ...…
 
Do you need a brain to sense the world around you, remember or learn? Apparently not. Dive into the marvellous work of evolutionary ecologist Dr Monica Gagliano whose pioneering experiments are proving plants are learning behaviour in ways we never thought possible. But that doesn't mean our brains aren't special. Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Mu ...…
 
This is your golden ticket into the sweet and serious side of chocolate making. After all, chocolate doesn’t grow on trees! Well, it's only part of the story. Discover how plant diseases are threatening the future supply of chocolate with Professor David Guest, a plant pathologist from the University of Sydney. You’ll also learn about what it t ...…
 
Discover over 60,000 years of culture, plant uses and personal stories from Aboriginal people in Sydney, Australia. On the land the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is located the traditional owners are the Cadigal people and they have a unique affinity with Sydney’s harbour and lands. You'll also hear from a proud Dharawal elder and his daughter wh ...…
 
Mistletoe is in love potions, ancient medicines to ward off epilepsy and ulcers and even a Justin Bieber Christmas song. They actually lodge themselves on other plants to steal nutrients and the bizarre adaptation started in Australia – the true home of mistletoe with about 90 different sap-sucking species. Discover why so many people throughou ...…
 
Who do you think spends the least amount of time outdoors: Chickens, inmates or kids? Unfortunately, it's kids. Cat Stevens already posed the question 'where do the children play?' in the 60's and the situation has continued to get worse - leading to all sorts of physical and mental problems. However, there's a growing movement to combat this e ...…
 
Bees predate the dinosaurs and they've been doing some crazy and complex things inside the hive. From using a 'waggle dance' to communicate where food is, to making 'bee bread' using pollen. It's a short and sweet life for most, but be warned, there are a couple of gruesome ways to die... Worldwide we are experiencing a decline in pollinator nu ...…
 
How was a cow paddock in Western Sydney transformed into the biggest botanic garden in Australia? And what's the difference between a park and a botanic garden anyway? Join the legendary Graham Ross and the Garden's Curator John Siemon as they share the incredible story of the Australian Botanic Garden and its best features.…
 
Check out what's coming up in the next season of Branch Out. Hit subscribe to make sure the fortnightly episodes appear in your podcast app.By The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
 
What makes a plant a killer? Join Greg Bourke, one of Australia's foremost experts on carnivorous plants, and discover the different tactics these murderous munchers use to lure, trap and trick their prey. You'll also hear from Jimmy Turner, the creator and visionary behind the current Plants with Bite exhibition at The Calyx inside the Royal B ...…
 
You might think the National Herbarium of NSW is where we keep our finest coriander, mint and basil. Actually, this vital facility at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney contains 1.43 million plant specimens used for scientific research, and some are almost 250 years old! Walk through the corridors of this 165-year-old building and discover this hi ...…
 
Some communities can't access green space, depriving them of the physical, mental and social benefits that nature brings. This was a sad reality for Norbert and his social housing neighbours in Surry Hills, Sydney before the Community Greening Program. Since 2000, the outreach horticulture program has established 765 community and youth-led gar ...…
 
Dr Barbara Briggs is one of Australia’s leading botanists and police used her skills in the 1960’s to assist a kidnapping-murder case. But over the course of her 59 years of research at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, she’s been part of an even bigger investigation: EVOLUTION. Barbara has described and reclassified about 80 species and helped ...…
 
They're among the first types of land plants to appear on Earth about 470 million years ago, but bryophtes are easy to overlook - unless you're Matt or Trevor. Despite only being able to agree on one song for their lengthy road trips, the pair of Botanists frequently venture into the Australian wilderness for up to five weeks to document Austra ...…
 
There's a back-up plan for plants going extinct in the wild - it's called seedbanking. Scientists from the Australian PlantBank spend weeks in the field tracking down native plant material from all over the country to bring back to the incredible facility in Western Sydney, so they don’t disappear forever. Go deep into the Australian PlantBank ...…
 
The Wollemi Pine was thought to be extinct for 60 million years until it was accidentally discovered by David Noble in 1994 during a weekend bushwalk, 150km from Sydney. Our living fossil captures the imagination and attention of the world because it offers a window into the past, but now scientists are focused on protecting its future. Dr Cath ...…
 
A two-metre-tall dinosaur descendant roams the rainforests of north-east Queensland looking for its next meal to swallow whole. The remarkable digestive ability of the endangered Southern Cassowary keeps itself, rainforests, and us alive. Explore the connection between plant and animal survival with Senior Principal Research Scientist from the ...…
 
This is an episode of CSI PLANTS - so put on your detective hat and lab coat and enter the strange and microscopic world of deadly plant diseases threatening our food crops and native flora. Identifying plant diseases is complex, fascinating and involves looking at a world not visible to the naked eye. You'll go into the HQ of PlantClinic at th ...…
 
Explore the deadly and life-saving chemicals found in plants with Dr Brett Summerell, Director of Science and Conservation at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Did you know that from tea tree oil to morphine, we use nearly 15,000 different plant species for medicinal purposes? In this episode you'll also get to visit an incredible tree at the Ga ...…
 
A preview of how you'll discover the surprising world of plants with science and stories from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney - Australia's oldest living scientific institution.By The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
 
It's the last live INFH, and man it was loose. Josh is joined by WA correspondent/little brother Scott, live via Skype for the whole show. We talk our favourite bits of the show, and record shops. All music this week was played off Josh's (slightly fast) record player. Also, Josh and Scott streamed themselves on Facebook live during the show. f ...…
 
Josh kicks on at the Reclink Community Cup, Scott joins him to decide whether WA or Victoria has the best libraries, and we'll hear from special guests Richard Di Natale, and Hamish Blake! After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he experiences something different that Me ...…
 
Josh muses over the Melbourne Museum, and Scott helps decide whether WA or Victoria has the best halal snack packs. After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he experiences something different that Melbourne has to offer, speaks about the new challenges he has to face, and ...…
 
Josh discovers some of Melbourne's stories using the Invisible Cities app, and Scott joins us to help decide whether WA or Victoria have the best markets. After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he experiences something different that Melbourne has to offer, speaks about ...…
 
Josh has a wander through the Royal Botanic Gardens, Scott joins him to decide whether WA or Victoria has the better weather, and for something a bit different, Scott shares his experience using a sensory deprivation tank. After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he exper ...…
 
Josh has a look around the Long Walk event at Federation Square, speaks to Ron Murray about the event, and Scott helps us decide whether WA or Victoria has the best parks. Don't forget to check out keepcommunityradio.org.au to sign the petition, and stay in the loop with #KEEPCOMMUNITYRADIO updates. After moving East from Western Australia in M ...…
 
Josh scopes out the Melbourne Town Hall, speaks with Town Hall tour guide Judy Stanton, and with some help from Scott, decides whether WA or Victoria has the best pies. keepcommunityradio.org.au After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he experiences something different t ...…
 
Josh visits the Kensington Markets, has a chat with market organizer Mel, and Scott decides that we're comparing comic book shops. There's also some ~bonus~ stuff at the end too! keepcommunityradio.org.au After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he experiences something d ...…
 
Josh ventures onto the VLine to check out Geelong, speaks to his Mum about what Mother's Day is like when your kids have moved out, and Scott joins him to decide whether WA or Victoria has the best hot chips. After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he experiences somethi ...…
 
Josh sits down with Melbourne comedian Dilruk Jayasinha to discuss the recent Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and about how to best adjust to life in Melbourne. Scott also joins Josh to compare a ridiculously specific and dumb facet of WA's and Victoria's public transport. After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh ...…
 
Josh checks out the Warhol/Weiwei exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, speaks with NGV curator Jane Devery, and settles the debate on whether WA or Victoria has the best coffee. After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he experiences something different that Me ...…
 
Josh talks to Dr David Ferraro about how to deal with losing a friend when you're geographically removed from the situation, and compares WA's and Victoria's beaches, to see who's got the best. After moving East from Western Australia in March of 2016, Josh Martin is Victoria's newest Melbournite. Each week he experiences something different th ...…
 
The team from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew discuss how they are using emerging technology to enhance both their visitor experience and their conservation mission at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
 
Join David Attenborough (Planet Earth, First Life, Flying Monsters 3D), Naturalist and Filmmaker as he talks to Anthony Geffen, Producer of their major new project Kingdom of Plants 3D.Kingdom of plants with David Attenborough is a multi-platform project which includes a three part series in 3D produced by Atlantic Productions with Sky 3D in as ...…
 
Join David Attenborough (Planet Earth, First Life, Flying Monsters 3D), Naturalist and Filmmaker as he talks to Anthony Geffen, Producer of their major new project Kingdom of Plants 3D.Kingdom of plants with David Attenborough is a multi-platform project which includes a three part series in 3D produced by Atlantic Productions with Sky 3D in as ...…
 
Voice: Nicolas Kadsungura, Chapungu Artist My name is Nicholas Kadzungura. I'm an artist from Zimbabwe. I started sculpting in 1987 under the guidance of Dominic Benhura, one of our first generation artists in Zimbabwe. Ten years later, I went to Chapungu Sculpture Park when I was invited as a resident artists. I always like to sculpt people, e ...…
 
Voice: Royal Katiyo, Chapungu Artist My name is Royal Katiyo. I'm an artist from Zimbabwe. I learned to sculpt from a friend by the name of Luke Mgavazi. That was in 1992, after my school. I joined Chapungu in 1994. Chapungu invited me to work with them as a resident artist. Mostly I want to sculpt quails. I like these birds, it is my favorite. ...…
 
Voice: Dr. Peter H. Raven, President Welcome to the Missouri Botanical Garden and to our exhibition"Chapungu: Nature, Man, and Myth." I'm Dr. Peter Raven, presidentof the Garden. Use this cell phone commentary to learn a little more aboutthese sculptors and their art, which come to us from the Africannation of Zimbabwe. I've been captivated by ...…
 
Voice: Roy Guthrie, Director of Chapungu Sculpture Park My name is Roy Guthrie. I'm a director of the Chapungu SculpturePark. It is wonderful to return to the Missouri Botanical Garden,where many of our artists displayed their work for the first time inAmerica in 2001. Stone sculpture is the art medium that most represents the peopleof Zimbabwe ...…
 
Voice: Roy Guthrie Zimbabwe is a subtropical African country located in the southerncentral part of Africa, slightly above South Africa, below Zambia,to the west of Mozambique, and to the east of Angola. And it is acountry which is subtropical, as I've said; it's on a plateau about4,500 feet up. It has a wonderful climate with a long 7 months o ...…
 
Voice: Roy Guthrie The word "Chapungu" is the Shona word for the Bateleur eagle.It's an eagle which still exists in Africa in many of the low lyingareas and we find it in Zimbabwe along the Zambezi valley and theLimpopo valley. For the Shona people it's a mythical bird, it's a protecting bird, it'sa spirit bird, it's a bird which the Shona reve ...…
 
Voice: Roy Guthrie The exhibit comes over in containers and the pieces are packedindividually into large crates, wooden crates, and when they travelover the water, over the sea, they come across in containers. Butonce they are in the country, they're moved around from exhibitionto exhibition on great big flatbeds still in their crates. Most pie ...…
 
Voice: Roy Guthrie All of the stone comes from Zimbabwe. When we first startedthe sculpture movement 50 years ago we couldn't find stone.But today, there is stone found all over the country and stonesof great beauty and different strengths and different hardnesses.So it ranges from the springstone, which is very hard serpentine,to the opal ston ...…
 
Voice: Ann Walker I'm Anne Walker, the Garden's Chapungu Exhibition OutreachLiaison. Join us for Chapungu Nights every Thursday evening nowthrough September. Spend a summer evening in the Garden seeingthe sculptures from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. You can take a self-guidedwalking tour, watch the artists at work on Linnean Plaza, and enjoycocktails and ...…
 
Voice: Gedeon Nyanhongo, Chapungu Artist I am Gedeon Nyanhongo. I come from a family of well-knownZimbabwean sculptors, including my sister Agnes and myfather Claude. When I first started sculpting, I went with one ofZimbabwe's most critically acclaimed artists, Joseph Ndandarika,for three years. His guidance and influence gave me the confidenc ...…
 
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