BatChat is the Podcast from the Bat Conservation Trust. Designed for its members and the wider bat conservation community and presented by Steve Roe, BCT's Trustee and Vice-Chair of Derbyshire Bat Group, it talks to the experts as well as local heroes to bring you the stories from the bat conservation movement.

Watch all episodes here!

A new episode is published every other Wednesday.

SAVE THE DATE - BatChat Season 3 is back on 3rd of November!

Season 2

  • Episode 1, 28th October 2020: Chris Packham
  • Episode 2, 11th November 2020: Gardening for bats with Joel Ashton
  • Episode 3, 25th November 2020: Dr Winifred Frick, Bat Conservation International
  • Episode 4, 9th December 2020: Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project with Helen Parr
  • Episode 5, 23rd December 2020: Sue Swift & friends at the Scottish Bat Conference
  • Episode 6, 6th January 2021: Our CEO, Kit Stoner
  • Episode 7, 20th January 2021: Going Underground on a Hibernation Survey
  • Episode 8, 3rd February 2021: Chester Zoo - Twilight Zone
  • Episode 9, 17th February 2021: Woodland Symposium
  • Episode 10, 3rd March 2021: Bats in Churches with Barry Collins

Season 1

BatChat - The Bat Conservation Trust Podcast
  • Episode 1, 20th November 2019: The Past, Present & Future of Bat Conservation with Shirley Thompson MBE
  • Episode 2, 20th November 2019: Back from the Brink with Craig Dunton & The Big Bat Year with Nils Bouillard
  • Episode 3, 20th November 2019: Woodchester Mansion with Dr Ray Canham & Dr Roger Ransome
  • Episode 4, 4th December 2019: Nathusius' Enthusiasts with Daniel Hargreaves
  • Episode 5, 18th December 2019: A wonderful weekend in Wales
  • Episode 6, 8th January 2020: Natural History Museum - Part 1
  • Episode 7, 22nd January 2020: Natural History Museum - Part 2
  • Episode 8, 5th February 2020: James Shipman
  • Episode 9 , 19th February 2020: A Churnet Chiroptera Conundrum
  • Episode 10, 4th March 2020, Life as an Island Bat Group
  • Episode 11, 18th March 2020, Bats and Trees with Jim Mullholland
  • Episode 12, 1st April 2020, Bat Care
  • BONUS Episode 13, 7th May 2020, Bats & Coronavirus