John Daniell and Noelle McCarthy

Journalists Noelle McCarthy and John Daniell make podcasts and multimedia series together as Bird of Paradise Productions.

Auckland Zoo
Apr 15, 2019

It's urgent. And it's political: Jacinda Ardern on climate change.

In the final episode of the Good Ancestors podcast, Noelle McCarthy spoke to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about the role of young people and the role of politics in responding to climate change.

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Auckland Zoo
Apr 1, 2019

The young people fighting for change when we don't have time to spare

In this episode of Good Ancestors, we’re talking to the young people who are leading the campaign against unsustainable palm oil and how it shows that consumer power can make a difference – but, it isn’t as easy as it looks.

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Auckland Zoo
Mar 25, 2019

Mātauranga Māori and Western science: two worlds meet to save the one we have

In episode two of the Good Ancestors podcast, John Daniell and Noelle McCarthy look at the role of mātauranga Māori in conservation in New Zealand, and its role as an education tool at Auckland Zoo. Brought to you by the Auckland Zoo.

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Auckland Zoo
Mar 11, 2019

How children’s connection with animals is helping them understand climate change

It turns out the kids are readier to look our environmental reality in the eye than most adults. Good Ancestors, a four-part podcast that asks the role of children in our planet's future is the result.

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