Mammals R Us

by Fiona Mathews & Tim Kendall

Part science, part cultural history, part travelogue, and part bad jokes, our podcast gives a 360° perspective on some of our most charismatic wild mammals.

Fiona Mathews and Tim Kendall are the first married couple ever to make a podcast together. Fiona is Chair of Mammal Conservation Europe and Professor at the University of Sussex, and Tim is Professor of English Literature at the University of Exeter. They are t ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Beaver Balls and Beaver Bombing

    Beaver Balls and Beaver Bombing

    Want to know why beavers went extinct in Britain, and how quickly they might be returning to your local river? Or why dastardly Defra conspired to cull them? Or why beavers in Idaho needed parachutes—a literal beaver-bombing? Or what a fine white wine has in common with the gloop from a beaver’s back end? Of course you do: so this is the episode for you. Come and join us as we wander down the River Otter—no cheating, no faking—and see if we can find a beaver of our own.