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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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    • 4.7 • 3K 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.

    Welcome back to THE WILD for Season 6

    Welcome back to THE WILD for Season 6

    This season's going to be a little different...we're headed to our national parks.

    We've got eight special episodes recorded on location in America’s national parks: stories about their biodiversity, their complex histories, and how they are protecting nature. We'll explore all sorts of different ecosystems, from the tallest trees on the planet to the hottest place on earth.

    Plus we've got more surprises for you including fun conversations where I try to keep up with the sharpest minds in wildlife conservation, and fresh releases of some of your favorite WILD episodes from our archives. 

    New episodes of THE WILD come out starting on May 28th.

    This show would not be possible without listener support. You can help us continue to create this special immersive storytelling by donating at kuow.org/donate/thewild. Thank you.

    THE WILD is a production of KUOW in Seattle in partnership with Chris Morgan Wildlife and Wildlife Media. It is produced by Matt Martin and Lucy Soucek, and edited by Jim Gates. It is hosted, produced and written by Chris Morgan. Fact checking by Apryle Craig. Our theme music is by Michael Parker.

    Follow us on Instagram (@thewildpod) and (@chrismorganwildlife) for more adventures and behind the scenes action!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 2 min
    Grizzlies coming back to the North Cascades

    Grizzlies coming back to the North Cascades

    If you’ve been a longtime listener of THE WILD then you know that I’ve been a champion of bringing back grizzly bears to the North Cascades of Washington here in the mountains near where I live. On April 25, 2024 that dream has taken a massive step towards becoming reality. The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have announced that they will be restoring the grizzly population that called this place home for thousands of years. They were a key part of this ecosystem before they were basically eliminated by humans, so this is their chance to roam these mountains again. The plan is to bring 3-7 grizzly bears in per year for a few years to reach an initial population of twenty-five bears. It’s a big milestone. 

    How we got here is a long and fascinating story. Which is why I wanted to share an episode that we did for THE WILD back in 2019. The 'Ghost Bears' of Washington. I hope it’ll give you a little more understanding about grizzlies, the rollercoaster ride it’s been here in the North Cascades, and what it will mean to have them back. Hope you enjoy!

    And if you want to learn more about grizzlies here are links to two short films on the topic that we made a few years ago that have been really popular. Including one about an incredible translocated grizzly bear named Irene! 

    WANTED: Grizzly Bears?

    TIME FOR THE GRIZZLY?

    THE WILD is a production of KUOW in Seattle in partnership with Chris Morgan Wildlife and Wildlife Media. It is produced by Matt Martin and Lucy Soucek, and edited by Jim Gates. It is hosted, produced and written by Chris Morgan. Fact checking by Apryle Craig. Our theme music is by Michael Parker.

    Follow us on Instagram (@thewildpod) for more adventures and behind the scenes action!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    Broadcast: In search of silence

    Broadcast: In search of silence

    Broadcast: In search of silence

    • 51 min
    Broadcast: Leave it to beavers

    Broadcast: Leave it to beavers

    Broadcast: Leave it to beavers

    • 47 min
    Broadcast: How to stay safe in the wild

    Broadcast: How to stay safe in the wild

    Broadcast: How to stay safe in the wild

    • 54 min
    Broadcast: How to catch a grizzly

    Broadcast: How to catch a grizzly

    Broadcast: How to catch a grizzly

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Alfred sea ,

Very good.

Love this podcast so much!!!!!!!!

Secka101 ,

My all time favorite podcast

Of course I’ve been sucked into my share of true crime and investigative reporting… but this show I listen to over and over again. I’ve heard every episode about 5 or 6 times. I live in the PNW and when Chris talks about Washington, Oregon, or the mountains I go back 15 years or so and think about all the hiking I did all over these states when it was just me and my dog… now I have two dogs a husband and two kids (7 &3) and we hike all over still but it’s a little more gentle these days . Anyway keep up the good work I love the stories.

Tstaed ,

Such a great podcast

Lovely stories that weave together nature, people and experiences. I just love listening to it. I hope it never goes away.

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