Alien Places

Welcome to Alien Places! The podcast where I ask guests which 3 places they would show an alien visiting Earth, to give them a sense of the key issues facing human society. 

Any 3 places, any reasons. The interviews tend to be a blend of environment discussion, travel and biography of the guest. 

Which are your 3 Alien Places?

Email me at: alien@atulsearth.co.uk or contact via Twitter: @atulsearth

 

Alien Places 12: Dan Sansom’s Alien

Published 22 April 2018

Second year Wildlife, Education and Media student at Cornwall College, Dan Sansom, tells me about his Alien Places:

  • Shark Fin Rock, Cornwall: Childhood, Fun, Danger.
  • Striding Edge, Lake District: Challenge, Risk, Safety.
  • Kruger National Park, South Africa: Nature, Education, Ivory Trade.

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Dan Sansom Photo

 

 

Alien Places 11: Patrick Kendrew’s Alien

Published: 21 April 2018

Second year Wildlife, Education and Media student at Cornwall College, Patrick Kendrew, tells me about his Alien Places:

  • New York, USA: Alien Photo Tour! Concrete, Interaction.
  • North Devon, England: Woodland, Pace, Biodiversity.
  • Iceland: Earth in Action, Geysers, Magma.

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Patrick Kendrew Photo

 

 

Alien Places 10: Sammy Brisden and Lucy Tadman-Troup’s Alien

Published: 2 April 2018

Second year Wildlife, Education and Media students at Cornwall College, Sammy Brisden and Lucy Tadman-Troup, tell me about their Alien Places:

  • Ghandruk, Nepal: Butterflies, Leopards, Solar, Alien Time!
  • Naankuse, Namibia: Open Spaces, Harmony with Nature, Speaking in Baboon!
  • Newquay, England: Surfing, Ocean, Deep Sea Exploration.

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Sammy and Lucy

 

 

Alien Places 9: Jason Birt’s Alien

Published: 1 April 2018

Programme Manager of the Wildlife, Education and Media course at the Centre for Applied Zoology at Cornwall College, Jason Birt, tells me about his Alien Places:

  • Apo Island, Philippines: Set-Aside, Vested Interests.
  • Otago Peninsula, Southern New Zealand: Penguins! Charismatic Species.
  • Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall: Alien Canoeing! Childhood, Education, Exploration.

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Jason Birt

 

 

Alien Places 8: Abigail Maiden’s Alien

Published: 31 March 2018

Final year Applied Zoology and Conservation student Abigail Maiden tells me about her Alien Places:

  • Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland: Humans and Nature in Balance.
  • Algonquin Park, Ontario, Eastern Canada: Elements for Life, Champagne Rain!
  • Serengeti, Tanzania: Endangered Animals, Hunting, Owls.

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Abigail Maiden

 

 

Alien Places 7: Nicola Morris’ Alien

Published: 31 March 2018

Lecturer and Project Co-ordinator of the Student Invasive Non-Native Group (SINNG) Nicola Morris tells me about her Alien Places:

  • Eastern Poland: Disruptive Technology, Happiness, Social Media.
  • South East Cornwall: Invasive Species, Stephen Hawking, Chocolate Aliens!
  • Bodmin Moor: Valuing Nature, Beast of Bodmin Moor! Wallabies.

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Nicola Morris

 

 

Alien Places 6: Lizzie Daly’s Alien

Published: 11 January 2018

Wildlife biologist and broadcaster Lizzie Daly tells me about her Alien Places:

  • Patagonia, Argentina: Wildlife and Hunting.
  • Wales, UK: Snowdon Lily, Niche Adaptations, Progression of Human Knowledge.
  • Ocean: Perceptions of Food Chains, Anglerfish,  Invention of Plastic.

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Lizzie Photo 1

 

 

Alien Places 5: Adam Clark’s Alien

Published: 6 November 2017

Adam Clark from Clean Energy UK tells me about his Alien Places:

  • New Forest, Southern England: Howling Wolves!
  • Hengistbury Head Beach, Bournemouth: Planet Naming Error! Beach Cleaning.
  • Paris, France: Pros and Cons of Cities.

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Adam's Alien 2

 

 

Alien Places 4: Abi Thommes’ Alien

Published: 31 October 2017

Abi Thommes from Arts2Educate tells me about her Alien Places:

  • Piccadilly Circus, London: Population, Connection, Anonymity.
  • Lulworth Cove, Dorset: Human Decision Making.
  • Primary School, Year 4 (8-9 year olds):  Interaction, Music, Teaching Basics.

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Abi's Alien - Photo with Begu

 

 

Alien Places 3: James Fair’s Alien

Published: 18 June 2017

James Fair, Programme Leader for the BA Film Programme at Bournemouth University tells me about his Alien Places:

  • Birmingham, England: Transport Hubs, Evolution of Cities, Non-Places!
  • Chamonix, French Alps: Climate Change, Fake Snow, Self-Harm.
  • Ubari Lakes, Libya: Moving Dunes, Oases, Water Wars.

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James - Ubari Lakes

 

 

Alien Places 2: Amy Williams’ Alien

Published: 18 June 2017

Amy Williams from Eyes on Environment tells me about her Alien Places:

  • New Delhi, India: Inequality, Population Conundrum, Air Pollution.
  • Arctic: Plastic Pollution, Bioaccumulation and Human Health, Climate Change.
  • Costa Rica: Renewables, Biodiversity, Eco-Tourism.

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Amy Williams

 

 

Alien Places 1: Atul’s Alien

Published: 30 May 2017

Introduction to my series, Alien Places, and my answer from 1998 to the question:

An alien who has absolutely no knowledge of Earth asks you to give them a sense of the key issues facing human society, by taking them on a field trip to three locations. Where do you take them, what do you show them and why?

My Alien Places in 1998 were:

  • Cairo, Egypt: Money, Mystery, Environmental Limits.
  • Los Angeles, USA: Inequality, Consumption, Renewables.
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam: Socialism, War, Climate Change.

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Atul with Alien

Where would you take your Alien?

Email me at: alien@atulsearth.co.uk or contact via Twitter: @atulsearth