Interviews & Podcasts


Wetlands: Havens of Life: A short film about my love of the Prespa Lakes and their pelicans, and the importance of wetlands throughout the world to human societies and the natural world. With The Wetlands Initiative.

In Conversation: Filmed interview with John Robb of Lush about Irreplaceable and our connections to nature and place.

Mike Nowak Show: Digital recording of conversation about Irreplaceable, including images of various threatened species and sound recordings of nightingales.

Wonderland: Zoom recording of festival conversation between author and journalist Patrick Barkham and myself, covering wild places, childhood and nature connection.

Lush Summit Interview: Video recording in conversation with artist and sound recordist Matthew Shaw.

Hub City Books: Zoom recording of conversation with author, poet and conservationist John Lane for this independent South Carolina bookshop.


Five Dials: Wide-ranging interview covering Irreplaceable, climate change and radical hopefulness in the ‘Write Rebellion Across the Skies’ issue.

Sea Library: On love of place, language, contact with nature, and childhood connections to the natural world.

Natural Awakenings: Article by Sheryl DeVore on wild places and creating connections with nature. On place, Prespa, migration, and animal tracks.

Ashland Creek Press: On pelicans, animal lives, and turning to writing.

Ecozona: Writing Beyond Nature – Wide-ranging interview by Deborah Lilley

Elsewhere: A Journal of Place: On writing, reading and place

World Nomads: On travel writing and place.

Foreword Reviews: On invertebrate populations, brownfield and the pandemic.


Unlocking Landscapes: Part one of this two-part series is about living with bears and pelicans in the mountains of northern Greece. Part two is about nature connection, language and writing, the importance of brownfields for biodiversity and the need for local green spaces.

Irreplaceable: Field recordings of the book from Hengistbury Head in Dorset, with sound recordist and musician Matthew Shaw.

Beneath the Stream: Recorded on Hampstead Heath, includes readings from Irreplaceable and wider discussion of the book.

Obsessions: For John Robb’s lockdown series on obsessions, we talk about my love of birdwatching and all that unfolds from it.

Little Atoms: Boris Johnson’s defeated plans for the Hoo Peninsula, the meaning of ‘protection’ and our obligations to future generations.

LRB Bookshop: Rising Ground, readings and discussions about place and our connections to it with Philip Marsden, Ken Worpole and myself.

Writers On Record: Podcast interview with Cade Scott from the University of Iowa on writing, books, influences and the natural world.

Planet Pod: Episode devoted to threatened Swanscombe Marshes, with myself, environmental campaigner Donna Zimmer and Buglife ecologist Jamie Robins.

Roots and All: Podcast interview with Sarah Wilson on restoration, biodiversity offsetting and the many meanings of places.

Resonance FM: In conversation with host Jude Cowan Montague about Irreplaceable, Indonesia, Covid-19 and local access to green spaces, and conservation campaigns.

Prairie Lights Bookstore: Recorded reading from Iowa City, 2016.

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