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Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sounds.

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    • 3.8 • 116 Ratings

Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sounds.

    The Power of Celebration

    The Power of Celebration

    For African slaves in the Hudson Valley, the colonial Pinkster celebration offered a rare opportunity for reuniting with family and friends.
     
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    The Slave King

    The Slave King

    During the week-long Pinskter celebration in colonial times, Angolan King Charles assumed his royal status.
     
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    What was once a Dutch celebration of Pentecost passed into the hands of African slaves.

    What was once a Dutch celebration of Pentecost passed into the hands of African slaves.

    Banned from playing drums, African slaves found other ways of performing traditional rhythms.
     
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    Pinkster

    Pinkster

    What was once a Dutch celebration of Pentecost passed into the hands of African slaves.
     
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    What is Life - on the edge

    What is Life - on the edge

    Can we grow brain cells that can be trained to see?
     
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    What is Life - Growing Brains

    What is Life - Growing Brains

    Finding ways to defeat the Zika virus.
     
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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Batove ,

Pulse of the Planet

These are soulful stories that have a warmth and color that helps exercise a healthy imagination. Progressive thinking that most people young and old can enjoy. I have heard people say that if images are the essence of National Geographic then Pulse of the Planet has given sounds of the world a venue to represent. I may need to buy some new reference grade headphones to see how good these moments can sound.

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Wild dogs. Too much talking more time spots to listen.

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Curryaj ,

Short and sweet

I listen every morning right after my alarm. Love the short explorations of different topics. I learn something new and it gets my brain into gear. Thank you!

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