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The Wild with Chris Morgan

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"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.

"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.

Location:

United States

Networks:

PRX

Description:

"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.

Twitter:

@kuow

Language:

English

Contact:

206-221-0747


Episodes

Sounds from the wild: frogs, elk and snowmelt

11/17/2020
A few moments of reflection during these stressful times with the help of meditative sounds from nature.

Duration:00:12:10

Escape to the sounds of nature

11/3/2020
We are all going through some challenging times, a pandemic, for Americans, an election whirlwind...or maybe other things in life. So, we wanted to give you a break, a chance to step away from the stress and into the wild. On this special episode of THE WILD we listen to a dawn chorus in Eastern Washington and ravens off the fog drenched shores of the Oregon coast. These sounds were recorded by Gordon Hempton the Sound Tracker and co-founder of Quiet Parks International.

Duration:00:06:35

Bats: Busting the myths

10/27/2020
Join me as I meet bats up close and in person and try to figure out the mystery behind these winged mammals.

Duration:00:31:36

The Great British Birding Show

10/6/2020
Kick back for a spot of British birdwatching as I head into the English countryside with twitcher Lee Evans. Lee is an extreme birder and he’s become notorious in a nation of bird-lovers, as the man who’ll go to any lengths to fulfill his bird obsession. Lee has driven 2.2 million miles around the UK and Ireland looking for birds. So far he’s seen 594 different species, but not without some mishaps. I join him for a day in the field to hear more, and to tap into the mind of a really...

Duration:00:32:50

WILD BITES: What’s the longest migration in the animal kingdom?

9/22/2020
Feeling a little cooped up? Take to the skies on the most extreme migration in the world. Join the Arctic Tern, a little bird with serious wanderlust.

Duration:00:13:18

WILD BITES: The tiniest farmer on Earth?

9/8/2020
The secret and fascinating world of these miniature marvels.

Duration:00:10:16

WILD BITES: How does a sperm whale survive the crushing depths a mile underwater?

8/25/2020
Meet the sperm whale, the true deep divers of the ocean.

Duration:00:10:47

WILD BITES: How does a sperm whale survive the crushing depths a mile underwater?

8/25/2020
Learn how you can support The Wild and can get early access to new episodes and bonus content by going to our donation page. A sperm whale is bigger than a school bus, emits sonic clicks louder than a jet engine and can dive more than a mile underwater. On this episode I’ll follow this amazing animal deep into the ocean, beyond the reach of light and learn how they can survive at such great depths for 90 minutes at a time.

Duration:00:10:50

WILD BITES: How can arctic squirrels help us get to Mars?

8/11/2020
There’s a wild animal and a team of researchers that might hold the clue to space travel.

Duration:00:13:10

WILD BITES: How can arctic squirrels help us get to mars?

8/11/2020
Learn how you can support The Wild and can get early access to new episodes and bonus content by going to our donation page. A neuroscientist in Alaska has been studying hibernation in arctic squirrels. Now NASA is looking at her research to see if it can be used to help put astronauts in a state of hibernation for long space voyages.

Duration:00:13:55

Bear News: An interview with Chris Morgan

7/28/2020
July has been a busy month for bears including a government decision not to restore grizzly bears in the North Cascades in Washington state. If you’re a regular listener to THE WILD you’ll know I’ve spent a lot of years working for these bears. It’s an issue near and dear to my heart. So I wanted to share a short interview I did on this subject with Kim Malcolm, host of All Things Considered on KUOW in Seattle. I hope you enjoy it.

Duration:00:09:53

Bear News: An interview with Chris Morgan

7/28/2020
On the conservation roller coaster, good and bad news for grizzly bears.

Duration:00:09:53

Animal Psychology and How to Stay Safe in the Wild (From season 1)

6/30/2020
Learn how you can support The Wild and can get early access to new episodes and bonus content by going to our donation page. When you’re outside hiking or camping and you encounter an animal, it’s important to understand what’s going on from the animal’s perspective. On today’s episode Chris will share people’s real life interactions with animals and discuss what they did right and what they should have done differently. Here are links to the videos discussed on the episode capturing...

Duration:00:24:00

The Wolf Ranger

6/16/2020

Duration:00:31:35

The Wolf Ranger

6/16/2020
There is probably no other species in North America that elicits more division than wolves. The sides usually come down to ranchers who fear for their cattle and environmentalists who fear the extinction of an animal that they value. ‘I found a current population pack of wolves and I put my finger in the middle of the map,’ said Daniel Curry. ‘And I said I am going to go there and I am going to do something.’ That “something” was to become a range rider. One part wolf-protecting...

Duration:00:32:10

The Power of Poop

6/2/2020
I love scat. Excrement, feces, poop...call it what you will, when you’re a wildlife guy this stuff is a goldmine of information. There’s even a technical term for the study of it - scatology. Out in the wilderness, it’s the best way to track an animal and get a sketch of its movements and diet. On this episode of THE WILD, I’ll look at three different ways biologists are using scat to understand and protect wildlife, including poop parties, a dog on a boat and an international crime...

Duration:00:28:28

The Power of Poop

6/2/2020
Poop parties, floating scat, and an international crime fighter.

Duration:00:28:30

How to bring back a forest, and a Scotland of the past, one tree at a time

5/20/2020
I visit a forest of trees so old, they were around before the last wolf was killed in the 1700s.

Duration:00:29:59

How to Bring Back a Scottish Forest

5/19/2020
One man in Scotland is on a mission. He wants to rewild the Scottish Highlands. His plan includes planting more than a million trees. But it is not just about the trees, it is about a whole ecosystem that comes with a forest…perhaps someday even including the return of the wolf…a truly wild Scotland again. You can learn more about the work of Paul Lister and his team at The European Nature Trust. It takes a lot of resources to produce these stories. If you are able, I’d like you to...

Duration:00:29:56

How to spot an owl in Washington (it's easier than you think)

5/5/2020
If you want to find an owl, first you need to find some voles.

Duration:00:28:30