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Are you tired of hearing about coronavirus? Has lockdown left you worn out? Then perhaps it’s time to escape. Join Rowan Hooper and the team at New Scientist in this covid-free space, as they discuss all that’s right with the world - the stories that remind us of how wonderful this planet really is. Find out more at newscientist.com/podcasts

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    • 4.1 • 51 Ratings

Are you tired of hearing about coronavirus? Has lockdown left you worn out? Then perhaps it’s time to escape. Join Rowan Hooper and the team at New Scientist in this covid-free space, as they discuss all that’s right with the world - the stories that remind us of how wonderful this planet really is. Find out more at newscientist.com/podcasts

    #7 Speed

    #7 Speed

    From the quickest animal in the world to the fastest supercomputer, this episode is all about speed. Opening with the cries of the peregrine falcon, the team finds out how the bird has evolved to endure flying at more than 200mph. Then they explain how...

    • 16 min
    #6 Warmth

    #6 Warmth

    Keeping you cosy this week is an episode all about warmth - emotional, physiological and geological. We have an unexpected start to the show, with bees taking the spotlight, but it turns out these cold-blooded little insects can generate immense warmth...

    • 16 min
    #5 Sound

    #5 Sound

    Prepare to feel relaxed, tingly and amazed all in the space of 20 minutes. This episode is all about sound. We start with the musical tones of an elephant trumpeting, followed by a recording from Cornell University’s Elephant Listening Project, showing...

    • 17 min
    #4 Mass

    #4 Mass

    From some of the lightest creatures on earth, to the heaviest things in the cosmos, this episode is all about mass. It’s a magical opening to the show as the team discusses a group of insects called fairy wasps which are so light it’s near impossible to...

    • 17 min
    #3 Music

    #3 Music

    This episode is all about music, so today’s journey of escapism comes complete with odd, relaxing, soothing and interesting sounds to guide you through. The team opens with the sounds of animals, specifically the singing - if you can call it that - of...

    • 16 min
    #2 Alliances

    #2 Alliances

    The theme of this episode is alliances - human, biological and atomic. We start by celebrating the amazing properties of lichen, the symbiotic relationships it forms, how it shaped the earth and simply how beautiful it is to look at. Then we explore how...

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

deedee1988 ,

Engaging and relaxing!

Really fascinating titbits about different subjects - I love the wide variety of angles taken on every topic! Nice and relaxing to listen to as well and the music is gentle and non intrusive. All the hosts are great!

window of tolerance ,

Really interesting

This really takes my mind off the daily humdrum ~ interesting escape 😁

amanthatlistenstopodcasts ,

Not sure what the point is...

Very difficult listen to someone with the voice of a 2 year old..

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