Episode 27: Birders of Africa with Professor Nancy J. Jacobs

Episode 27: Birders of Africa with Professor Nancy J. Jacobs

Our guest today is Nancy Jacobs is Professor of History at Brown University.  The topic of our discussion is based on her third book, third book, Birders of Africa: History of a Network (Yale University, 2016.  Her current work is on the “Global Grey Parrot.” She specializes in South Africa, colonial Africa, the environment, knowledge, and...

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Episode 23: Jonathan Franzen talks about birding

Episode 23: Jonathan Franzen talks about birding

Jonathan Franzen is arguably America's greatest living fiction writer. He has won numerous accolades and awards.  His latest book, Crossroads, is just out. Like many of his novels, it has little to do with his other passion. As Jonathan says in this interview, he doesn't bird very much when he is working. Now to birding.  In his New...

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Episode 21: Wetland and Grassland Birds from the Man who Discovered a Frog: with Seshadri K.S.

Episode 21: Wetland and Grassland Birds from the Man who Discovered a Frog: with Seshadri K.S.

Dr. Seshadri KS grew up in Bangalore and started to watch birds at a young age. An avid naturalist with interests across many taxa, he has chosen to study natural history, ecology and conservation biology as a career. He was part of the team that described three new species of frogs from India and described a new behavior in frogs. Dr. Seshadri is currently a DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc Bangalore. In this episode, we talk about wetland and grassland ecology, and bird photography.

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Episode 18: Birding in South India and beyond with Deepa Mohan

Episode 18: Birding in South India and beyond with Deepa Mohan

Every good city needs a generous birding guide, one who is empathetic and loves to explore nature around her. If this intrepid explorer is empathetic, generous and inclusive, that’s even better. Deepa Mohan is one such wildlife enthusiast and explorer in Bangalore, India. In this podcast, we discuss the many aspects of Deepa’s birding all over India, about how to count birds, about going to the same location many times and some of her favourite birding areas in India.

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