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Steve is a middle aged man who feels lost and dishevelled in life. He comes to the conclusion that he needs a hobby to occupy his less then satisfactory life. He chooses bird watching because several years ago he did extensive research for a failed TV project on bird watching.
||Birdbrain Episode 02||Steve stumbles through Spring and catches the common cold. Sorry...Common Koel.||26 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain Episode 1||Steve Abbott steps into Spring with no spring in his step but an eye for the birds...||26 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain Episode 3||Steve learns that, like the Fairy Martin, he has a white rump.||26 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain Episode 4||Steve discovers, unlike the red-rumped parrot, he can't stand getting up early.||26 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain Episode 6||Mr Abbott learns about our feathered friends from the learned 13 yr. old, Max Breckenridge. And gets pinged for driving an unregistered car.||26 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain Episode 7||Steve travels to Victoria and the sex symbol of birdwatching, Sean Dooley. Sewage Treatment Works have never been so much fun.||26 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain Episode 8||Steve continues his ramble through Victoria and ends up in a pub with birdwatcher and celebrated poet, Dorothy Porter...||26 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain Episode 9||What's the difference between a vagrant and a blow-in? Will Steve find employment with the BBC guy? And just what can you do in Leeton?||26 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bonus Feature: Mike Carter Interview Part 2||--||25 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain bonus interview with Fred van Gessel||Interview with Fred van Gessel.||24 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bonus Feature: Mike Carter Interview Pt 1||Mike Carter is Australia's leading twitcher, with a list in excess of 800 birds. A keen traveller to far-flung locales of Australian territory, in this interview Mike reveals his passion for birdwatching, stories of rare species identification, and his ch||18 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain Episode 10||So this is the end...and what has Steve learnt about birdwatching? Guests gather from previous episodes to eat cakes, ponder the future of our feathered friends, and say goodbye. Features the Birdbrain Choir.||10 10 11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain bonus interview with Vicki Powys||Interview with Vicki Powys||17 3 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain bonus interview with John Hutchinson part 1||Birdbrain's producer and tech-head, Evan Croker, tracked down the owners of the birdcall recordings you hear in the series. Along the way though, he discovered these birdcall recordists have some interesting stories to tell. Enjoy.||17 3 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain bonus interview with John Hutchinson part 2||This is a bonus to a bonus. John is not only a recordist, but an inventor. This is the story of an elaborate recording device he made in the 50s...||17 3 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain bonus interview with David Stewart||Interview with David Stewart||17 3 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain bonus interview with Howard Plowright||Interview with Howard Plowright||17 3 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Birdbrain Introduction||Welcome to BIRDBRAIN!||28 1 10||Free||View In iTunes|
Loving this podcast. Very funny and interesting. Looking forward to the next episode.
Birdbrain - a witty masterpiece!
This is one of the cleverest and wittiest shows I've heard from ABC radio. Birdwatching is becoming popular - Channel 31 has a show on it and there's a couple of good books around (like "The Big Twitch") and this new contribution from Steve Abbott is just excellent. He's a very good storyteller and hooks you in right from the start. He's found some quality talent to add credibility and it's a respectful and rollicking tour through a wonderful landscape of people and locations. Good on you Steve!
Only just listened to a few episodes of this, and its really well presented. Endeavouring to get more and more episodes. Would recommend to any birdbrain.
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- Language: English
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