Anton is a keen footerballer (soccer) and seeker of knowledge. At the younger end of the podcaster spectrum, he's already comfortable behind the microphone. He is also a skilled coder (well, leaning to be), a marvelous model maker and game fledgling designer.
28 June 1940, German bombers attack the town and harbour of St Peter Port, Guernsey. Misidentifying a row of trucks containing tomatoes for military vehicles they destroy them killing 33 civilians in the process, luckily just over a week earlier many of the islanders had been evacuated. Just two days later the island is under German occupation. For the next five years those remaining would live alongside their occupiers - one soldier to every two civilians - as Hitler ordered the island to be turned into an ‘impregnable fortress’.
Every person alive today is here thanks to pollinators – bees, wasps, butterflies, beetles and more. They are vital to all life on our planet but their habitats aren’t always protected. Anton investigates the pollinators found in Guernsey and the Pollinator Project – a local initiative to help protect and raise awareness of their importance. I then tell of a traumatic event that happened to me several nights ago and the effect it had on my body!
This episode we look at the winners of the WriteStuff. It’s a local writing competition for school children and part of the Guernsey Literary Festival, the theme this year was freedom. We are very lucky and have been allowed to play some clips from the winning stories. Visit https://writestuff.gg for more. Anton then reads his winning entry from two years ago. In our second feature I discuss vultures – their myths, their resistance to botulism and their poo!
This episode we leave lockdown to see what’s living in the rock pools at low tide - far away from other humans - and discover a lot of crabs! Anton tells us more about our many legged friends and I discover what barnacles actually are. We then island hop to the Banda Islands, the home of nutmeg, a spice with an interesting history and effects on your nody if you consume too much.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jun 28th, 2010
Episode Count
18
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
8 hours, 13 minutes