Friday, December 30, 2011

CrocLog Podcast - Episode 8

It's time for Episode 8 (the real one) of the CrocLog Podcast, recorded at the end of November so we're pretty much back on schedule.

No interview this time, but instead in this episode Adam talks about his experience in the Philippines measuring Lolong the world's largest crocodile, Brandon describes the outcomes of the La Manzanilla Crocodile Workshop, we discuss recovering populations of crocodiles in South America and elsewhere, and chat about the implications of escaped crocodiles in Thailand. We catch up on the latest crocodile news, attacks, and a couple of recent TV shows.

Below you'll find links to some of the stories that we discuss.

Friday, December 16, 2011

CrocLog Podcast - Episode 7

Episode 7 is now ready to be heard. Brandon and I recorded this one back in August while driving from Darwin to Kakadu National Park. We ended up calling it a "roadcast". The sound quality isn't quite as good as normal, but it's quite atmospheric. You'll hear that I refer to this as Episode 8 in the introduction. Please ignore that, it's definitely Episode 7.

Again the news items that we discuss happened back in August, but they are not time-sensitive and the discussion is still relevant. In this episode I interview Brad Bestelink and Andrea Crawford, two wildlife film-makers based in Botswana. Brad and Andy pioneered safe diving techniques with wild Nile crocodiles, as seen in "Into the Dragon's Lair" and their own film "Diving with Crocodiles". Brad and Andy invited me out to investigate this further, and I got a little more than I bargained for! The interview was conducted before I flew back to Australia. Brandon and I discuss diving with crocodiles in some detail, and we also discuss predatory encounters between crocodiles and tigers, other crocodiles, and even buffalo that turn the tables on crocodiles, and of course the inevitable encounters between crocodiles and people.

Friday, December 09, 2011

CrocLog Podcast - Episode 6

 At long last, we're getting the CrocLog podcast up and running again. We had a bit of a hiatus for the last 6 months, mostly because I've been extremely busy and hardly in Darwin at all, which has made recording and editing podcasts a little difficult.

But now we're going to make up for that. We have not one, nor two, but three podcasts recorded and ready for you to hear. The first two were recorded over the last few months, but neither Brandon nor I had the time to edit them together properly. But no longer! And the third podcast was recorded last week, and contains quite a bit of great info about Lolong the world's largest crocodile. I still have to finish editing that one.

I'm not going to dump them all on you at once. There's only so much you can take of us talking crocs, I reckon, so here's the first one - Episode 6 - to be followed over the next few days by Episodes 7 and 8.