171 episodes

I photograph, record, and write about the natural world. I see, I listen, I write. I fundamentally believe that curiosity can save the world—so I publish stories to make people curious. Ultimately, curiosity leads to discovery, discovery leads to knowledge, knowledge leads to insight, and insight leads to understanding. Please enjoy!

The Natural Curiosity Project Dr. Steven Shepard

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

I photograph, record, and write about the natural world. I see, I listen, I write. I fundamentally believe that curiosity can save the world—so I publish stories to make people curious. Ultimately, curiosity leads to discovery, discovery leads to knowledge, knowledge leads to insight, and insight leads to understanding. Please enjoy!

    Episode 147 - Reuben Poretti's Journey

    Episode 147 - Reuben Poretti's Journey

    When Michelle and David Poretti decided to adopt a dog, they ended up with Reuben, a 70-pound mass of wrinkles--A Shar Pei. But this isn't about Reuben--it's about the journey he had to take from Tijuana in northern Mexico to their home in Edmonton. What a story--enjoy!

    • 16 min
    Episode 146 - The Measure Of A Place

    Episode 146 - The Measure Of A Place

    Have you ever been curious about the measures we use to track size and length? Have you wondered what a chain, furlong, hectare, or for that matter, actually are? It turns out that they have fascinating histories--going back to colonial America. Have a listen and enjoy. And thank you!

    • 13 min
    Episode 145 - Amazing Nature Facts

    Episode 145 - Amazing Nature Facts

    Amazing what you learn by just wandering around reading books, magazines and articles about nature. this hodge-lodge of facts about the natural world will make you smile, and make you elbow the person next to you to tell them what you just learned. Enjoy!

    • 16 min
    Episode 144 - Being In The Moment

    Episode 144 - Being In The Moment

    Today, we are constantly bombarded by media that compete for our attention: Email, texting, instant messaging, phone calls, Zoom calls, news alerts, other humans, social media, television, radio, books, magazines, Podcasts, and plenty of other distractions. This constant tugging at our attention makes it difficult for us to focus and be effective. In this episode we sure a few stories about being in the moment--and some techniques on how to maintain that all-important focus.

    • 20 min
    Episode 143-Interview With Jerry Power Of The I3 Consortium

    Episode 143-Interview With Jerry Power Of The I3 Consortium

    Jerry Power is the founder of the i3 Consortium, an organization dedicated to making the most of new technologies, especially Internet of Things and the analytical capabilities it brings, with a focus on the needs of cities. In this interview he talks about what i3 is doing and the promise he sees for the world of analytical technologies.

    • 21 min
    Episode 142 - Interview With Jim Metzner

    Episode 142 - Interview With Jim Metzner

    Jim Metzner has been producing the radio show, Pulse of the Planet, since 1988. But he’s so much more than that: he’s a musician, an author, a traveler, and a dedicated and insightful supporter of the natural world. In this episode we catch up with Jim via Zoom at his home in Kingston, New York. Jim’s a master storyteller—don’t miss this one.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Gutfeld Fan ,

Always learning Something

Diverse subjects and always learning a new topic. Refreshing and Informative.

WhereIsFancyBred ,

An oasis.

I found this podcast by searching, just for fun, for the name of the author Loren Eiseley. I didn’t expect much as Dr. Eiseley is a little known (though hugely appreciated by those who do know him) literary naturalist. Voila! A whole episode about Dr. Eiseley. I appreciate podcasts on all manner of subjects, but while they keep me interested, they rarely leave me refreshed. This one does refresh me, because it refocuses me on nature, the source of all connection and energy. Thank you, Steve!

Podcastinating Daily ,

Bite sized learning

I strive to learn something new every day and this podcast is a great way to make that happen. With topics ranging all across the spectrum from cryptocurrency to global warming and beyond, the Natural Curiosity Project takes complex concepts and presents them in easy to digest, bite sized servings. Great podcast with interesting and fresh content.

Top Podcasts In Education

You Might Also Like