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Human Nature

Human Nature

By Elliot Connor
The Human Nature (HN) podcast features a series of 30 minute interviews with prominent persons, designed to mainstream natural history in such a way as to improve conservation outcomes. Each show has a single guest and is themed around an animal of their choice, in response to the question "If you could be any animal, which would you be?" The tone is consistently light-hearted and humourous, riffing off the fresh perspective gained by imagining life as another creature. The second part of the show is a quiz round with the guest competing against three randomly selected listeners.
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S1E6: Hana Begovic and Sloths
Join me as I talk to Earth Jurisprudence thought leader Hana Begovic about her love of sloths, living life in the slow lane.  Learn why we shouldn't take personal hygiene lessons from sloths, how many toes a three-toed sloth has, and what sound a baby sloth makes. Hear Hana talk about her latest venture, Earth Advocacy Youth, and the role of young people as advocates for the rights of nature.   As always, head over to the website at https://www.elliotconnor.com/podcast for more about the show, past episodes and the chance to become a contestant on a future episode. See you there!
39:59
August 21, 2020
S1E5: Nick Askew and Barn Owls
Join me as I talk to scientist, writer and ecopreneur Nick Askew about his fascination with these creatures of the night. Learn why wives might once have fed owl soup to their husbands, how a talking alarm clock is integral to research and which country the Copper Penis Owl acts as a bogey man in. As always, head over to the website at https://www.elliotconnor.com/podcast for more about the show, past episodes and the chance to become a contestant on a future episode. See you there!
42:00
August 12, 2020
S1E4: Jonesy and Birds of Paradise
Human Nature is a podcast run for charity, featuring interviews with celebrities & environmentalists, followed by a game show round. Each week, a well-known guest is featured, talking about their own life story and a favourite animal of theirs. This is followed by 10 trivia questions against fans of the show. 100% of funds raised are donated directly to protecting threatened species. It's designed so anyone can listen in, with the intention of raising awareness for a worthy cause in a light-hearted manner. You might think of it as Red Nose Day combined with Desert Island Discs for conservation... if that helps. In Episode 4, Elliot interviews Jonesy- American standup comedian- about his chosen animal, the bird of paradise. He is challenged by a pair of listeners for the quiz round, in a close-fought competition about these beautiful birds. Take the quiz, and see how you do! https://www.elliotconnor.com/podcast
35:27
July 22, 2020
S1E3: Jim Thomas and Tree Kangaroos
Human Nature is a podcast run for charity, featuring interviews with celebrities & environmentalists, followed by a game show round. Each week, a well-known guest is featured, talking about their own life story and a favourite animal of theirs. This is followed by 10 trivia questions against fans of the show. 100% of funds raised are donated directly to protecting threatened species. It's designed so anyone can listen in, with the intention of raising awareness for a worthy cause in a light-hearted manner. You might think of it as Red Nose Day combined with Desert Island Discs for conservation... if that helps. In Episode 3, Elliot interviews Jim Thomas- Australian community legend and conservationist- about his chosen animal, the tenkile tree kangaroo. He is challenged by a pair of listeners for the quiz round, in a close-fought competition about kangaroos. Take the quiz, and see how you do! https://www.elliotconnor.com/podcast
29:19
July 1, 2020
S1E2: Nancy Vermeulen and Rats
Human Nature is a podcast run for charity, featuring interviews with celebrities & environmentalists, followed by a game show round. Each week, a well-known guest is featured, talking about their own life story and a favourite animal of theirs. This is followed by 10 trivia questions against fans of the show. 100% of funds raised are donated directly to protecting threatened species. It's designed so anyone can listen in, with the intention of raising awareness for a worthy cause in a light-hearted manner. You might think of it as Red Nose Day combined with Desert Island Discs for conservation... if that helps. In Episode 2, Elliot interviews Nancy Vermeulen- Belgian astronaut trainer and pilot- about her chosen animal, the brown rat. She is challenged by listeners Paul and Isa for the quiz round, in a high-scoring competition about space-faring animals. Take the quiz, and see how you do!  https://www.elliotconnor.com/podcast
29:13
June 24, 2020
S1E1 Human Nature Podcast: Peter Rowland and Bowerbirds
The Human Nature (HN) podcast features a series of 30 minute interviews with prominent persons, designed to mainstream natural history in such a way as to improve conservation outcomes. Each show has a single guest and is themed around an animal of their choice, in response to the question "If you could be any animal, which would you be?" The tone is consistently light-hearted and humourous, riffing off the fresh perspective gained by imagining life as another creature. The second part of each episode takes the form of a game show, whereby the guest competes against a choesn audience member on questions relating to their animal.   In Episode 1, Elliot interviews Peter Rowland- Australian birdwatching guru, author and photographer- about his chosen animal, the bowerbird. He is challenged by Zac, Annabel and John for the quiz round. Who wins this tight-fought competition? Listen in to find out...
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June 17, 2020