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.

Thank you to Wildcare and Widlife Acoustics for sponsoring the BatChat podcast in 2021-22

BatChat - The Bat Conservation Trust Podcast

Thank you to Wildcare and Widlife Acoustics for sponsoring the BatChat podcast in 2021-22

Season 3

  • Episode 1, 3rd November 2021: Gareth Jones - a lifetime of research
  • Episode 2, 17th November 2021: Barbastelles at Paston Great Barn
  • Episode 3, 1st December 2021: Children's books with Emma Reynolds
  • Episode 4, 15th December 2021: Bats with Altitude - Rich Flight
  • Episode 5, 29th December 2021: Jon Russ
  • Episode 6, 12th January 2022: A bat call library with Martyn Cooke
  • Episode 7, 26th January 2022: TBC

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

  • 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