Mooney Goes Wild Friday 7 June 2013

***MOONEY GOES WILD NOMINATED FOR ROSE D'OR AWARD!!***

The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year.  Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards.  For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created.  We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!!  And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.

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On Mooney Goes Wild Today.....

We examine the amazing theory that our evolution, as humans, was determined more than anything else by the taming of fire, and the discovery of cooking!

Award-winning author, Tim Birkhead, examines the six senses in birds, and discusses his new book entitled "Bird Sense: What It's like to Be a Bird".

And, Richard Collins on why the fable of “the boy who cried wolf" is every bit as true for the animal kingdom.

Nestwatch 2013

Donal Glackin has sent us in these great photos of Blue Tits he took

 

 

 

 

 

 

All photos courtesy of Donal Glackin

The Six Senses in Birds

The Six Senses in Birds

A lifetime of bird watching has taken Tim Birkhead all over the world and given him an understanding of how Birds sense the world differently to us... how a common guillemot can identify its partner from 500 metres distance and how the great grey owl, hunting in northern tundra will use its hearing to hunt mice under the snow… he has put it all together in a book called Bird Sense: "What it's like to be a bird" and he will be joining us to tell us more…

Cooking Makes Us Human

Cooking Makes Us Human

Mankind has been cooking for thousands and thousands of years. And our ability to cook, and the ways in which we cook, have become more and more sophisticated with each passing generation..In fact, there is a strong argument to suggest that our entire physiology is
shaped by this simple ability: the ability to cook. That
argument has been brilliantly articulated in a book called "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human." Its author is Richard Wrangham, Professor of of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University and is on todays programme to tell us more....

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