Off Track - Separate stories podcast

Off Track is an exploration of the many ways Australians live with and enjoy our natural (and not so natural) environment; from suburban backyards to the remote wilderness—and everywhere in between.

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http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/offtrack/
Description
Off Track is an exploration of the many ways Australians live with and enjoy our natural (and not so natural) environment; from suburban backyards to the remote wilderness—and everywhere in between.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-12-10 23:47
last episode published
2019-12-14 05:30
publication frequency
5.69 days
Contributors
ABC Radio National owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
231
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Categories
Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
14.12.2019

Earworms from planet earth XI

Birds sing at a mining camp, cicadas grind the gears of locals and mysterious sounds are identified. Listen to the sounds of Australia as recorded by the Off Track audience.
7.12.2019

This is Mark

This is Mark: a life-size, custom-made inflatable whale. And he needs to be saved.
ABC Radio National author
30.11.2019

Virtual reality, second nature

Off Track presents the new ABC podcast 'GOOD GAME: how games play us' attempting to answer a BIG question: There's nothing like taking a walk out and about in nature — or is there?
ABC Radio National author
23.11.2019

Trapped in the dry

What happens to the animals of the Kimberley when the big wet just doesn't arrive?
ABC Radio National author
16.11.2019

Karajarri calling

Over the course of the week, three pairs of shoes bite the dust, soles detached from uppers in the 45 degree heat, one microphone's glue melts and there are about a billion bush flies drinking from sweaty backs. But despite the heat, Karajarri countr...
ABC Radio National author
9.11.2019

Amphibian hullabaloo and other frog noises

Frogs don't just croak, they moan and groan, sing, whine, whizz and sound like dripping taps and this is an episode of pure adoration for the calls of Australia's frogs.
ABC Radio National author
2.11.2019

Big cats in the bush [RE-ISSUE]

Rumours of pumas and leopards roaming the Australian bush have been around for more than a century. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence but to date no definitive proof. Join in the search for a mythical cat in this re-issue of a classic Off Track.
ABC Radio National author
26.10.2019

Tiny crayfish out of water

It's only as big as a tea bag, plays dead if you pick it up, and landowners don't even know they have an endangered animal in their backyard.
ABC Radio National author
19.10.2019

The unlikely tale of the Murchison meteorite

It startled the cows, intrigued the locals and excited scientists around the world. Fifty years on, the Murchison meteorite still defines a town and yields new discoveries every year.
ABC Radio National author
15.10.2019

Off Track family news

The Off Track family is growing and we want you to know about it. Meet our little sister podcast - Noisy by Nature.
ABC Radio National author
12.10.2019

Plovers unmasked

The masked lapwing terrifies humans with daring aerial attacks, which are actually displays of its pure parental love.
ABC Radio National author
5.10.2019

Magpie behaviour is not black and white

[RE-ISSUE] The phrase 'mate for life' might seem romantic, but the reality of such a relationship for the long-lived Australian Magpie involves turf wars, sex on the side and the possibility of a step-parent bringing up your kids if you get too aggro.
ABC Radio National author
28.09.2019

Saving the Ocean, part 4

What can science do to preserve marine life and help it develop in harmony with our own human development? This program is a re-issue from the Off Track archives while Ann takes a short break.
ABC Radio National author
21.09.2019

Saving the Ocean, part 3

Lindsay Smith has been tagging seabirds in the deep waters off Wollongong for over thirty years. Commercial fishing practice can have a devastating impact on seabird populations. But science is figuring out how to best mitigate the damage. This progr...
ABC Radio National author
14.09.2019

Saving the Ocean, part 2

Shark fishing holds a special place in Kiribati culture. But a growth in the market for shark fins in Asia changed the traditional fishing practice. This program is a re-issue from the Off Track archives while Ann takes a short break.
ABC Radio National author
7.09.2019

Saving the Ocean, part 1

Few places on earth are as exposed to the ocean as Kiribati; a chain of 32 islands spread across 3.5 million square km in the East Pacific. This program is a re-issue from the Off Track archives while Ann takes a short break.
ABC Radio National author
1.09.2019

Where giants nest - nature soundscape

Sink into the sounds of Gough Island, where the Albatross gurgle, the petrels moan and the skuas chatter. No human voices, all Off Track soundscape.
ABC Radio National author
31.08.2019

Where giants nest

Albatross expert Dr Jaimie Cleeland listens to the gurgles and bellows of albatross as they nest on a tiny Atlantic island called Gough.
ABC Radio National author
24.08.2019

Cockies wheelie love bin day

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are opening wheelie bins and turning trash into treasure.
ABC Radio National author
17.08.2019

The exceptional Nuyts Archipelago

St Peter Island in South Australia's Nuyts Archipelago is home to sea eagles, short-tailed shearwaters, stick-nest rats and brush-tailed bettongs – and also some particularly venomous black tiger snakes.
ABC Radio National author
10.08.2019

Earworms From Planet Earth X

A magpie calls to the rising sun, a fat green frog sings in a water tank and an endangered lemur moans about its family. Ann Jones takes you and a bunch of experts on an ear-tour.
ABC Radio National author
3.08.2019

Listen for Tigers

No one ever forgets the time that they first heard a tiger.
ABC Radio National author
27.07.2019

Golf is freedom and frustration [re-issue]

In any given day on the golf course, there are people in ecstasy, and people in agony. Sometimes it's the same person. [From the Off Track archive]
ABC Radio National author
20.07.2019

Earworms from Planet Earth IX

Stressed? Got the sniffles? Need a nap? Got a fussy baby? Just. Over. It? You won’t realise how much you needed to hear nature until you’ve heard this set of wild sounds sent in by Off Track listeners from around the globe.
ABC Radio National author
13.07.2019

The curse of the plastic nurdle

Fiona Pepper follows the path of a tiny grain of plastic - a nurdle - as it travels on ocean currents from South Africa to land on a 'pristine' beach in West Australia.
ABC Radio National author
9.07.2019

Earworm Extra - lyrebird audiotape

Want to live another five minutes in the Off Track lyrebird world? Well, listen to this.
ABC Radio National author
6.07.2019

Lyrebirds - lyrebird equality now!

You might think you know the story of the lyrebird. Think again. Female lyrebirds could be rock stars in their own right.
ABC Radio National author
1.07.2019

Earworm Extra - Listener Lyrebirds

From the hundreds of sounds sent into Off Track, we've selected all the Lyrebird recordings. An earworm extra for the series 'Sex, lyres and audiotape.'
ABC Radio National author
29.06.2019

Lyrebirds - Lyre, lyre, dancefloors on fire

You might think you know the story of the lyrebird. Think again. And then listen to this ear-bending series called 'Sex, lyres and audiotape.'
ABC Radio National author
29.06.2019

Lyrebirds - Lyre, lyre, dancefloors on fire

You might think you know the story of the lyrebird. Think again. And then listen to this ear-bending series called 'Sex, lyres and audiotape.'
ABC Radio National author
29.06.2019

Lyrebirds - Lyre, lyre, dancefloors on fire

You might think you know the story of the lyrebird. Think again. And then listen to this ear-bending series called 'Sex, lyres and audiotape.'
ABC Radio National author
26.06.2019

Earworm Extra - a morning in a valley

An earworm extra for the series 'Sex, lyres and audiotape.' Listen to the sound of dawn in peak mating season for superb lyrebirds
ABC Radio National author
24.06.2019

Earworm Extra - lyrebird flute song

The story goes that a local lyrebird copied a young boy who played the flute, but regardless of its provenance, Carol Probets' recording of this lyrebird flute song is astounding.
ABC Radio National author
22.06.2019

Lyrebirds - Repeat after me

You might think you know the story of the lyrebird. Think again. And then listen to this ear-bending series called 'Sex, lyres and audiotape.'
ABC Radio National author
18.06.2019

PRESENTING: How Deadly with Ann Jones

There's some new nature-nerdery going on over on the ABC Science YouTube Channel and it features Off Track's Ann Jones. http://bit.ly/howdeadly
ABC Radio National author
15.06.2019

Go, Dog, Go! [re-issue]

Are these the happiest hounds in Australia? We think so, and that's why we're playing this one from the Off Track archive.
ABC Radio National author
9.06.2019

Off Track presents - Branch Out

Do you need a brain to be able to sense the world around you, or to remember or learn?
ABC Radio National author
8.06.2019

Talking frogs, thinking plants

It's a very noisy world out in Australian nature, and sometimes all you need to do is stop and listen (to this).
ABC Radio National author
1.06.2019

Moaning birds, vegetarian rodents and the moon man

Muttonbird Island in NSW is a place of majesty. It's just that the majesty crash lands in the moonlight and sounds like a squeezy toy.
ABC Radio National author
25.05.2019

Barbara York Main - Australia's spider woman

The reserve at North Bungulla is quiet all day until the winds of the evening make the trees creak in the falling light. The winds bring the news that Barbara York Main has died.
ABC Radio National author
18.05.2019

Water finds a way

All around us and within, water is an intimate, essential part of our lives. What would we do if water lost her way?
ABC Radio National author
15.05.2019

When Water Lost Her Way

Listen to the audio book version of the Australian Children's book 'When Water Lost Her Way' by Meg Humphrys.
ABC Radio National author
11.05.2019

A sense of time

Does a second feel the same for a fly, a bird, or a swordfish, as it does for me? From the BBC World Service, immerse yourself in the world of animal senses.
ABC Radio National author
4.05.2019

Owl with attitude

A powerful avian predator is making do in Melbourne's suburbs. For now.
ABC Radio National author
27.04.2019

Professor Waterhouse's wonderful plant

Professor Peter Waterhouse and the wonder plant Nicotiana benthamiana.
ABC Radio National author
20.04.2019

Earworms from Planet Earth VIII

Angry sheep or randy frog? Motorbike or koala rev? Indigestion or monkey? Get the headphones out for another set of wild sounds from sent in by Off Track listeners from around the globe.
ABC Radio National author
13.04.2019

Gone fish - pygmy perch pushed too far

The tiny Yarra pygmy perch, with golden sheen and teardrop eye, has been pushed to extinction in the Murray Darling Basin. Now, all hopes for its return are focussed on a couple of farm dams.
ABC Radio National author
6.04.2019

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.
ABC Radio National author
30.03.2019

Ninety one years in the desert

Jack Absalom has died at the age of 91. From parrot poacher to painter, Absalom was a renaissance bushie with a story or two to tell.
ABC Radio National author
23.03.2019

Teenage quolls are V-I-SQUEE

It’s a momentous night for this teenage eastern quoll – she’s leaving home.
ABC Radio National author