12 episodes

Journey deep into the heart of the world’s most remote jungles, savannas, tundras, mountains, and deserts with wildlife biologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant as she studies wild animals in their natural habitats. Rae and her teams spend years studying these animals – in order to protect their futures. Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant takes you inside their hidden worlds – and the action-packed, suspense-filled adventures of the wildlife conservationists who track them. Hear what it takes to find and save some of the world’s most intriguing and endangered creatures. 
Explore more at www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/podcasts/going-wild/

Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant PBS Nature

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Journey deep into the heart of the world’s most remote jungles, savannas, tundras, mountains, and deserts with wildlife biologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant as she studies wild animals in their natural habitats. Rae and her teams spend years studying these animals – in order to protect their futures. Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant takes you inside their hidden worlds – and the action-packed, suspense-filled adventures of the wildlife conservationists who track them. Hear what it takes to find and save some of the world’s most intriguing and endangered creatures. 
Explore more at www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/podcasts/going-wild/

    Black. Female. Scientist.

    Black. Female. Scientist.

    Breaking glass ceilings, breaking down barriers, breaking molds: it’s exhilarating. And exhausting. This episode is about what it’s really, truly like to be a Black, female scientist in America.
    Since this is the last episode of the season. I want to say, thanks to you. Hosting the show and sharing my stories has been an incredible experience and quite a wild ride. And I'm so glad that you're here on this journey with me. Go back and listen to all of the episodes again here: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/podcasts/going-wild/

    • 35 min
    Encore: Not Your Average Field Trip: Meet Rae

    Encore: Not Your Average Field Trip: Meet Rae

    If you’re new to “Going Wild”, welcome. You’ve found us at the perfect time. Right now, we’re rebroadcasting the very first episode of the season. It’s all about how I went from an asthmatic teenager, who had never even been on a hike, to the person I am today: a scientist who studies wild animals and practically lives outdoors.

    I want to give you a chance to get to know me before we hit you with the season finale, which is intense. So if you’ve already heard this story, be sure to come back next week – on November 30th – to listen to that final episode.

    • 28 min
    Misunderstandings with Maasai: Part Two

    Misunderstandings with Maasai: Part Two

    When I was living in Kenya, I learned a lot about animals and conservation, and I also learned about people and culture, sometimes through my own horribly embarrassing mistakes. I told you about one of those moments last week. This week I'm bringing you another story.
    If you want to go back and listen to part one, it's here:  https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/podcast/misunderstandings-with-masaai-one/
    For more episodes: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/podcasts/going-wild/
    New episodes of "Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant" are released on Tuesdays. Want a season 2 or a story about a specific animal or location? Contact us at naturepod@wnet.org

    • 30 min
    Misunderstandings with Maasai: Part One

    Misunderstandings with Maasai: Part One

    In part one of two, I share some embarrassing cross-cultural misunderstandings from my time living in East Africa. Hear about two of the biggest ones– and what they taught me about the country, the people, and myself.

    • 22 min
    Who Killed This Bear?

    Who Killed This Bear?

    A dead bear shows up in an unlikely place, and the discovery of how it died and how it got there makes me question my life’s work. A warning: This episode contains details of performing a necropsy of the bear in the woods. It contains language that may not be acceptable for young listeners or those with queasy stomachs.
    Please like and follow us (and give us a review!) if you like the show!
    For more episodes: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/podcasts/going-wild/
    New episodes of "Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant" are released on Tuesdays. Want a season 2 or a story about a specific animal or location? Contact us at naturepod@wnet.org

    • 28 min
    Near-Death Experiences in the Field

    Near-Death Experiences in the Field

    Happy Halloween week! There are major risks that come with being a wildlife ecologist– from sleeping with poisonous snakes to provoking hungry bears. Here are a few of my scariest encounters in the field.
    Please like and follow us (and give us a review!) if you like the show!
    For more episodes: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/podcasts/going-wild/
    New episodes of "Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant" are released on Tuesdays. Want a season 2 or a story about a specific animal or location? Contact us at naturepod@wnet.org

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

m4444$ ,

Listen!!

Great storytelling about interesting topics! Engaging and personal stories about different aspects of conservation biology.

Morgan_74 ,

I love this podcast!

I so appreciate Dr Wynn-Grant’s openness and honesty in sharing her experiences. As someone who discovered a love for nature and the outdoors later in life, this really resonated with me. Thank you!

Tree-lady Steph ,

My new favourite podcast

Dr. Wynn-Grant has the best take on conservation. I love listening to her experiences and knowledge and perspective!! Can’t believe she’s sharing this for free! Very grateful.

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