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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.

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    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

"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 fiery spell of Desolation

    The fiery spell of Desolation

    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.

    • 33 min
    Make it like it was: Clean, cold and flowing Gold Creek of Snoqualmie Pass

    Make it like it was: Clean, cold and flowing Gold Creek of Snoqualmie Pass

    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.

    • 26 min
    Etuaptmumk: Two Eyed Seeing

    Etuaptmumk: Two Eyed Seeing

    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”.

    • 32 min
    Coral reefs: a biological symphony being silenced

    Coral reefs: a biological symphony being silenced

    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.

    • 30 min
    Hard Knocks: Lessons from the woodpecker

    Hard Knocks: Lessons from the woodpecker

    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?

    • 13 min
    Nuclear sea otters: A wildlife refugee story

    Nuclear sea otters: A wildlife refugee story

    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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

desiduck12 ,

Kids love it

Awesome podcast, kids love hearing and listening to all the wild animal stories that Chris tells. In nz we do t have many wild mammals, so very cool to learn new things about other animals.

katcsen ,

Binge-worthy!

Listened to season 1 on today’s road trip and felt fully transported into each story. Great storytelling that makes me want to put on my hiking boots, but also that makes me a little sad that there are no wild furry mammals found in Aotearoa. Looking forward to exploring season 2. Keep up the awesome work, guys!

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