The Natural Selection

-- filling an hour of your life with animal-related chat and whatnot

The Natural selection is hosted by 3 taxonomy students with a passion for animals, science and talking.

Join Nick, Naomi and Olly every (well, nearly every) Wednesday at 8pm for an hour of chat, music and quiz on a different theme each week! They may even sneak a guest on occasionally.

No automatic alt text available.

Blog

Deception 8/8/18

Posted Saturday 11 August 2018 by Naomi

This week Nick, Olly and Naomi talked all about deception and lies in nature. Mimicry, crypsis and false signals were some of the topics discussed.
There was even a very deceptive quiz with a look back at some of the past quiz questions.

Islands 1/08/18

Posted Friday 3 August 2018 by Naomi

This week Nick and Naomi set sail on a voyage of discovery learning all about islands.
They discussed the biggest islands in the world and unique animals. There was smouldering conversation about volcanic islands and big talk about island gigantism, they even threw in a little bit on island dwarfism.

Next weeks topic will be all about lies and deception...
or will it..

18th July Brains

Posted Friday 20 July 2018 by Naomi

This week Nick Naomi and Olly talked all about brains and the mind. They discussed animal cognition, dreams, illusions and even had a brain teaser or two

Previous Broadcasts

Choose a date to see show notes and track listings, or click the “Replay” link to hear it again!

Wednesday 12 September 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 8 August 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 1 August 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 18 July 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 4 July 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 20 June 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 6 June 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 23 May 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 16 May 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 2 May 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 25 April 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 14 March 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 7 March 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 28 February 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 21 February 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 14 February 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 7 February 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 31 January 2018 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 6 December 2017 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 29 November 2017 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 22 November 2017 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream
Wednesday 15 November 2017 (20:00 – 21:00) ▶ Stream ▶ Download stream