Podcasting (at least the ‘one-man-team’ way I and many others do it), is a multi-stage affair. There’s the making contact stage, the agreeing the time/place/parameters stage, the research stage. the travel and the recording stages, the editing stages, the re-editing and the uploading stages…lots of stages to end up with the thirty minutes of audio that you’ll finally listen to/ignore/cross the road to avoid.
Which is how it should be. Guests give up their time, talk sincerely about something that they spend all their time thinking about/defending/protecting/working towards, and it’s just disrespectful to amble up like a stumblebum, switch on a recorder, and ‘hope for the best’.
Libby is on the Wild Animal Welfare Committee and asked if I’d be interested in attending their 2019 Conference in Edinburgh which is discussing “Who are the guardians of wild animal welfare?”, and if I did would I like to do some recording when I was there?
Would I ever…
So I’m going up to talk to speakers (and delegates) with the aim of producing a ‘What the Day was Like’ type recording that WAWC can use.
Which means researching some hugely impressive (ie a little daunting) speakers including:
– Dr Sandra Baker, WildCRU, Zoology, Oxford University, on Influencing behaviour with regard to wild animal welfare
– Dr Chris Draper, Born Free Foundation on Welfare guardianship during conservation activities
– Alick Simmons, former Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer for England on Current and future guardians of wildlife welfare in the UK
– Sarah Dolman, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, with Joe Perry, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science on UK marine mammal guardianship in areas such as seal culling, ocean energy and tourism
See what I mean? Disrespect is not an option.