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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 sound.

Pulse of the Planet Podcast with Jim Metzner | Science | Nature | Environment | Technology Jim Metzner

    • Science
    • 3.9 • 137 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 sound.

    The Bird Lady

    The Bird Lady

    If you find an injured or orphaned bird, who're you going to call?
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    • 9 min
    St Patricks Day Special - Irish Storyteller Eddie Lenihan

    St Patricks Day Special - Irish Storyteller Eddie Lenihan

    Here's a story to curl up with on a chilly night - a visit with the "Other Crowd," told by a master storyteller. You'll never think of leprechauns the same way again!
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    • 20 min
    All Birds Great and Small

    All Birds Great and Small

    For the past twenty years, wildlife bird rehabilitator Annie Mardiney has rescued thousands of birds. "They're hungry all the time!"
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    • 15 min
    Sacred Ground and the Little Brother of War

    Sacred Ground and the Little Brother of War

    A conversation with Hutke Fields, the Principal Chief of the Natchez Nation. "You have to listen to everything, including Mother Earth" A taste of the Natchez Language, the no-holds-barred game of Stickball, and what it feels like to be chosen. 
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    • 13 min
    Remembering Where We’re From – the Maori of Aotearoa

    Remembering Where We’re From – the Maori of Aotearoa

    New Zealand's Maori are a living example to indigenous peoples worldwide of how to reclaim and rediscover their rich cultural heritage and their land. 
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    • 22 min
    Hatsumode

    Hatsumode

    Hatsumode is the ritual first visit of the year to a Japanese Shinto or Buddhist temple.
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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

McPeggy ,

Endlessly enriching

These podcasts are both precious records of our natural world and meditations. Jim Metzner has transported us over the air waves for years, and now we can relive those moments again and again. Pulse of the Planet ~ what a gift! Thank you.

Mary Rothschild ,

Reminds me to listen

…to the life around me.

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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