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Browse a selection of podcasts handpicked by our team that feature local and international experts on nature play and other commentators from around the globe.

Nature Play SA Podcast (AU)

Occupational Therapist Angela Hanscom, creator of TimberNook and author of ‘Balanced and Barefoot’ explains why a childhood disconnect from nature is having such a profound affect on children’s sensory integration.

Nature Kids Radio: Ep 2 – Explore Forest Schools with Clare Warden

World renowned childhood consultant Claire Warden discusses nature pedagogy and curriculum, barriers to change and overcoming obstacles when taking inside learning outside and beyond into the wildness of nature.

Thriving Children Podcast: Ep 33: Risky Play

Host Clare Crew outlines the key elements of risky play and their importance to children’s development including height, speed, tools, fire, water, rough & tumble and being out of sight.

Thriving Children Podcast: Ep44 – Loose Parts (with Justine Walsh, Australia)

Former kindergarten teacher Justine Walsh from Journey into Play shares her story of implementing change in early childhood settings, her…

Healthy Talk: Episode: Rusty Keeler, Risky Play for Children – Why Climbing Trees is Essential for Development

World renowned play space designer, author and speaker Rusty Keeler talks risky play from a health perspective with host Mike…

Nurture in Nature Radio: Ep 1 – Getting the Wild Out with Prof. Martha (Marti) Erickson (Aus)

Developmental psychologist and researcher, Professor Marti Erickson, Co-Founder and Past Chair of the Children and Nature Network; and founder of Weekly…

Pivotal Podcast: Episode 150 – A Yearning for Outdoor Learning with Juliet Robertson (UK)

Host Kevin Mulryne and Behaviour Specialist Paul Dix interview leading Scottish outdoor educator, and former Head Teacher Juliet Robertson. Author…

Hey, Parents: Leave Those Kids Alone!

Entertaining and in depth conversation with author Hanna Rosin about modern Western society’s obsession with child safety, which asks whether we…

Healthy Talk: Episode: Rusty Keeler, Do Playgrounds Make Healthier Kids? (US)

With many modern playgrounds becoming more sterile, overprotected areas of parent-directed play, children are less likely to be enthused, active…

Blog Talk Radio, Creativity in Play: Episode – Marghanita Hughes on Educating the Heart through Nature Art (US)

Outdoor Nature Art teacher Marghanita Hughes tells listeners about her childhood adventures in the Scottish highlands, where creativity was nurtured…

SFP 27: Play with Peter Gray

This episode of the Sage Family Podcast is an engaging  interview with Peter Gray, Evolutionary Psychologist, blogger and author of…

The Wonders of Worm Farming

Nature Play SA Schools Coordinator Eric Nicholson shares his working knowledge of the wonders of worm farming, taking Nature Play…

Kids These Days: Growing Up Too Fast Or Never At All?

Host Robert Siegel interviews author Hanna Rosin about the downside to parents micro-managing their children’s physical and emotional risks. She…

NIN Radio Ep. 010 – Nature, Free Play and Rethinking Childhood with Tim Gill

In this in-depth interview, author and activist  Tim Gill urges parents to consider the level of freedom and types of…

Loose Parts Nature Play – The Theory of Loose Parts

Dr Carla Gull of Loose Parts Nature Play,  educator and mother to four energetic boys,  begins her podcast series with…

Driving Fast and Taking Chances. Why Risk Taking Supports Healthy Development

Why does the phrase “Drive fast, take chances” elicit both laughter and fear? Researchers have identified a kind of developmentally…