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We have branding…

All podcasts need (so we’re reliably informed) a visually striking ‘brand identity’. Well, we’ve been working with Jonathan Shortt of Shortt Designs on branding and social media for Off The Leash and we’re absolutely delighted with the result. Jonathan mocked up several colour schemes and designs, and we suggested the three-word ‘hook’ and supplied the photographs that he then drew the caricatures from (which have shaved a few years off our admittedly more ‘lived-in’ faces but that’s artistic licence and we’re not complaining). We think it’s visually engaging and makes it very clear (in the space available) what the podcast is all about. Any comments or thoughts?

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Off the Leash Podcast Episode Two

In our second episode we discuss South Africa’s decision to close down the ‘canned lion’ industry and the suffering uncovered at P&G Sleigh Pig Unit in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In ’60 Second Sell’ we flag up Mary Colwell’s latest book ‘Beak, Tooth and Claw: Living with Predators in Britain’ and the WRATH 2021 March For Wildlife in Birmingham. In ‘Hero and Villain’ we say Happy Birthday to the nation’s favourite 60-year-old naturalist, and both us and guest Alan Davies go to town on the chainsaw-wielding criminal who destroyed an Osprey nesting platform (additionally we discuss statutory agencies that dish out licences to kill fish-eating birds to protect fisheries). And for our good news story we discuss the Co-op’s radical decision to cut the cost of their plant-based foods to match the price of its meat products.

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100 Downloads!

One hundred downloads may not seem like much of a milestone, but while we won’t be troubling the Apple Podcast Charts quite yet, there are almost a MILLION podcasts out there, with well over 30 million episodes online. It’s hard to find an audience at all, but in global terms we’re definitely heading in the right direction

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Off the Leash Podcast Episode One

In our first ever episode we discuss the upcoming Queen’s Speech and animal welfare legislation, the slaughter of badgers for the dairy industry, and electing the next Police and Crime Commissioners on May 6th. In our first ’60 Second Sell’ we flag up Skydancer Day (hosted by Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin) and raptor persecution on grouse moors. And in ‘Hero and Villain’ we praise the unnamed Manchester Hunt Saboteur almost left for dead by badger baiters, and pour scorn on Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, who took three goes to kill an elephant before his guide stepped in and finished the poor animal off.

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‘Off the Leash’ Podcast Trailer

  This is the trailer we uploaded to social media when we launched the Off the Leash podcast. If you want to get a quick idea of what we’re all about (a toe in the water rather than a deep dive, as it were) here’s a 48 second summary. Music excerpts from ‘The Old Timer’ by Tigerblood Jewel (on Epidemic Sound) To subscribe copy and paste https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1770168.rss into your favourite podcast platform. Our podcast is also already available from many

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