"Telemetry" refers to the wireless transmission of information, often via radio waves, from one location to another. Our public radio-style podcast helps transmit some of Yellowstone's scientific investigations to listeners, wherever they are. Go on a sound safari in the world's first national park with surprising stories that highlight science and issues in the region.
Home on the Range
Bison have lived on the Yellowstone landscape for millennia, but the history of bison conservation has been fraught with challenges. In 2019, federal, state, and tribal partners came together to make history: charting a new path for this American icon and assuring a place for wild bison on the broader landscape.
One family's dramatic encounter with a grizzly bear. Listener discretion is advised.
Tigers of Yellowstone
Did you know there are tigers in Yellowstone? It just takes a keen eye to observe them. These creatures--and countless others like them--live in a world that's not always obvious, but the role they play in Yellowstone is huge.
"Vital signs," like blood pressure and pulse rate, are used in medicine to track human health. Paying attention to the little things can often help us better understand what's going on in the big picture. Scientists can monitor ecological "vital signs," too. In this episode, biologist Andrew Ray shows us that a little creature can tell us a lot about the Yellowstone ecosystem.
What Lies Below
People travel from all over the world to see Yellowstone's famous geysers, colorful hot springs, burbling mud pots, and hissing fumaroles. The force that drives these amazing thermal features--a giant volcano--lies below much of the park. In this episode, we talk with scientists who monitor the volcano about misconceptions surrounding Yellowstone's volcanic past, present, and future.
The Value of One Wolf
Wolf researcher Kira Cassidy likes to say that when Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book in 1894 and included the famous line "For the strength of the Wolf is the Pack and the strength of the Pack is the Wolf," he would have had no idea that over a century later, scientific research would back up his poetic phrase. In this episode, Kira takes us inside the world of the wolf and pulls back the curtain on what it means to be the leader of the pack.
Excellent - when is the next one coming?
I love it!!❤️❤️
Engaging and super informative
Very nicely produced. Great set of topics. Lots of solid information about wildlife and geology. Well done. I hope more will come soon. Fun to listen to.
A hidden gem!
This podcast is 5.0 for a reason. I’ve only discovered it by chance, but I was instantly hooked. It’s incredibly captivating, and the sound production is top notch.
The only con is that it’s only a handful of episodes. The team seems to release 1-2 episodes every year, and they are all very short.