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Good Natured

Welcome to Good Natured, a Conservation Optimism podcast, where you can join us for uplifting chats that shine a light on conservation challenges. In each episode, we interview an inspiring conservationist. Our guests come from a variety of backgrounds – artists, scientists, business owners, and activists – and engage with conservation in a variety of ways. We talk about their challenges and successes, and their hopes for the future of nature.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Rescuing rare plants with Carlos Magdalena On this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, also known as the Plant Messiah. We talk about the importance of plants in our day to day life, ways to make people care about them more and his conservation work at Kew Gardens. Carlos Magdalena, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 24 Sep 2020
2 Crowdsourcing conservation with Meredith Palmer On this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to ecologist Meredith Palmer about the power of citizen science, the importance of inclusivity and some of the surprising discoveries her research has uncovered in the Serengeti. Meredith Palmer, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 07 Sep 2020
3 Combatting loneliness with Jessie Panazzolo Combatting loneliness with Jessie Panazzolo On this episode, Sofia and Julia talk to Jessie Panazzolo the founder of Lonely Conservationists, an online platform which supports conservationists. Jessie Panazzolo, Julia Migne, Sofia Castello y Tickell 26 Aug 2020
4 Theatre & Conservation with Tom Bailey This week Sofia and Julia talk to British theatre maker and director Tom Bailey about the ways he integrates conservation topics in his pieces, the inspiration behind his work and the importance of creativity to reach different audiences. Tom Bailey, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 27 Jul 2020
5 Sparking change with Purnima Devi Barman This week Sofia and Julia talk to Indian conservationist Purnima Devi Barman about her fight to protect the greater adjutant stork, the importance of involving women in conservation and the power of creating new traditions. Purnima Devi Barman, Sofia Castello y Tickell, Julia Migne 14 Jul 2020
6 Saving species with Carl Jones On this episode, Sofia and Julia talk with Carl Jones, a Welsh biologist renowned for saving multiple bird species in Mauritius. Carl Jones, Julia Migne, Sofia Castello y Tickell 30 Jun 2020
7 Empowering conservation with Megan Cromp In this episode, Sofia and Julia talk with the founder and CEO of Key Conservation, Megan Cromp. Key is a transformational new app that aims to help empower conservationists around the world. Megan Cromp 16 Jun 2020
8 Eco-anxiety with Caroline Hickman This week Sofia and Julia talk to climate psychologist Caroline Hickman about eco-anxiety, climate grief and the power of young climate activists. Caroline Hickman, Julia Migne, Sofia Castello y Tickell 02 Jun 2020
9 Community conservation with Caleb Ofori-Boateng Welcome to Good Natured, a Conservation Optimism podcast, where you can join us for uplifting chats that shine a light on conservation challenges. In each episode, we interview an inspiring conservationist. Caleb Ofori-Boateng 20 May 2020