Dreamy new podcast showcases Australia’s nocturnal ecosystems

Let your mind drift off as you go on an audio adventure into nature with the latest podcast collaboration between Audiocraft and the Australian Museum.

Featuring field recordings from the Australian bush, Nocturnal Worlds: journeys through nature for sleep and relaxation gently carries listeners through an audio experience highlighting Australia’s nocturnal ecosystems.

Each episode delves into the hidden lives of three iconic Australian animals – the Powerful Owl, the Red-Crowned Toadlet, and the Long-finned Eel – unveiling their life and nocturnal behaviours in a very relaxing manner.

Head of Digital at the Australian Museum, Megan Lawrence, says, “Nocturnal Worlds enables listeners to connect with nature in their own space, to hear the sounds of the bush and learn about Australia’s unique night life in a calming podcast.”

“The writing and sound design by Audiocraft is poetic and peaceful, we are thrilled with this new storytelling venture for discovering the habits of our native animals while relaxing.”


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Scripts written based on research provided by the Australian Museum took the creators on expeditions to capture the sounds live in nature. 

“It’s not every day you get to tramp through a national park at twilight looking for frogs or drop a hydrophone mic into the ocean to listen for whales,” said Audiocraft CEO, Kate Montague.

“It’s projects like this one that really fill our creative cup… and fill our brain with facts about the mysterious mating rituals of eels! That’s the sweet spot for us – where creative storytelling and immersive sound design meet.”

“The result is a project that we’re super proud of and we can’t wait for listeners to dive in, listen deeply, unwind and reconnect with the marvels of nature.” 

Nocturnal Worlds will also feature in the AM’s Nights at the Museum program on Wednesday, 16 August, with a ‘Meet the Makers of Nocturnal Worlds’ presentation at 7.30pm. 

Find out more about this launch event at australian.museum/natm.

Nocturnal Worlds is now available on all major podcast platforms.

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