The Wild with Chris Morgan show

The Wild with Chris Morgan

Summary: "THE WILD with Chris Morgan" explores how nature survives and thrives alongside (and often despite) humans. Taking listeners across the Pacific Northwest and around the world, host Chris Morgan explores wildlife and the complex web of ecosystems they inhabit. He also tells the stories of people working in and protecting the wild around us.

Podcasts:

 The fiery spell of Desolation | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:33:16

Jim Henterly spent more than 70 days alone at the Desolation Peak Fire Lookout station last summer. He was there to keep an eye out for smoke plumes but also so much more.

 Make it like it was: Clean, cold and flowing Gold Creek of Snoqualmie Pass | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:26:00

We can’t reset the clock on all the changes we’ve made to our natural ecosystems, but when we can, life is ready to thrive again.

 Etuaptmumk: Two Eyed Seeing | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:32:38

There’s a way to understand nature through both the perspectives of indigenous knowledge and western science alongside each other. It’s a concept known as “two eyed seeing”.

 Coral reefs: a biological symphony being silenced | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:30:12

A common misunderstanding about the sea is that it is silent down there, a quiet world beneath the waves, but it actually couldn't be further from the truth. The coral reef is the noisiest ecosystem in the sea.

 Hard Knocks: Lessons from the woodpecker | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:13:42

Woodpeckers will peck at a tree up to 12,000 times a day and just one woodpecker peck produces about 15 times the force needed to give a human a concussion. So, how do woodpeckers bang their heads so much, and so hard and not come away with brain damage?

 Nuclear sea otters: A wildlife refugee story | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:33:11

Fifty years later, we checked in on a rescue mission to save sea otters from nuclear annihilation and recolonize them along the west coast of North America.

 Happy 46th Birthday! An Earth Day message from Chris | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:12:22

An Earth Day message from Chris

 The Cougar Conundrum | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:37:13

How we are sharing the world with a successful predator

 True grit: the wild wolverine | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:33:44

For the first time in 100 years, wolverines are back in Mount Rainier National Park. How did they get there?

 The Comeback Cat: Spain’s Iberian lynx | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:38:51

How did what used to be the rarest cat on earth leap a staggering 1000% in number in just 20 years?

 How to love a shark | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:30:43

There are 540 shark species in the world and 143 of them are endangered. Rachel Graham is their evangelist.

 The secret lives of giraffes and the woman who studied them | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:24:38

Anne Innis Dagg had a curiosity and love for giraffes that took her to South Africa in the 1950s. Little was known about them in western science at the time. Anne would change that.

 Goodbye chemical weapons, hello burrowing owls | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:35:22

A decommissioned military base in northeast Oregon provides sanctuary for a recovering burrowing owl population.

 Portugal’s ecological utopia | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:41:00

A curious story of fires, Stone Age art, rural abandonment, and a mission to bring back an entire forest ecosystem.

 THE WILD: Season 4 Trailer | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:03:33

New episodes of THE WILD begin on Tuesday, January 18th.

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