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This podcast series is aimed at helping us to connect to ourselves and to our earth by deep listening to natural soundscapes.

Based on empirical evidence as well as numerous recent studies from all over the world, listening to natural soundscapes (particularly mindful listening) has a great positive impact on our wellbeing, and potentially on our respect for nature. However, these soundscapes are increasingly scarce as we humans continue to destroy the natural ecosystems which produce them.

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This podcast series is aimed at helping us to connect to ourselves and to our earth by deep listening to natural soundscapes.

Based on empirical evidence as well as numerous recent studies from all over the world, listening to natural soundscapes (particularly mindful listening) has a great positive impact on our wellbeing, and potentially on our respect for nature. However, these soundscapes are increasingly scarce as we humans continue to destroy the natural ecosystems which produce them.

    A Jittery Dawn Chorus With Golden Orioles, Red-Backed Shrikes and Nightingales

    A Jittery Dawn Chorus With Golden Orioles, Red-Backed Shrikes and Nightingales

    What does Nature sing on a place that has seen blood spilled in behalf of kingdoms’ territory dispute, species extinction and the abandonment of land?



    During the whole time I spent in this region, that was on my mind. It was psychologically difficult and the rocky and dry shrubs didn’t offer much solace. I think about the attempts of land domination and how a harmonious and reciprocal  relationship could reflect on the landscape.



    This recording invites us to listen with an open mind.



    The main species on this recording are: Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus), Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio), Common Blackbird (Turdus Merula), Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos), Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix).







    Recorded by Melissa Pons in Portugal

    • 31 min
    Earth Day Listening Party Replay

    Earth Day Listening Party Replay

    Hello friends!



    This episode is a very special edition - a replay of our Deep Listening Party on Earth day in YouTube.



    This version is a 2 hour edit and you can follow the timestamps below. To listen to the recordings in their full length visit our page at https://earth.fm



    A big heartfelt thank you to all who sent their messages, named their favourite recordings and to all that contribute with their wonderful sounds.



    00:00:00:00Vince Chanter - Ravens at Dusk00:01:29:16Cata's welcome message00:04:19:17Khristos Nizamis - Stirrings at First Light00:07:18:02Mel's welcome message00:07:57:14Melissa Pons - Andalusian Dawn (unpublished)00:10:53:04George Vlad - Winter Wind in Snowy Forest00:11:12:07Brother Spirit's message00:18:37:29Vladimir Archipov - Dreams of Bears00:23:04:14Seán Ronayne - Deluge at Dawn00:31:44:29Seán's message00:32:41:21Verónica Cerrotta - Florestas00:38:11:11Melissa Pons - Nocturnal Lullaby00:38:17:03Jocelyn Lauzon - Barred Owl00:39:19:23Vladimir Bocharov - Early Morning near the Village of Lnikha00:41:54:15Hannu Jännes - Capercaillie Lekking00:43:28:15George Vlad - Borneo Rainforest Afternoon Soundscape in the Jungle00:46:08:00Giselle Rooganoon - Aerial Ballett00:47:54:00Kjetil Hoidal - Osstrupen Underwater Soundscape00:51:50:00David de la Haye, Jez Lowe - Hidden Sounds (Binaural)00:53:33:15Jacob Bentz - Supersition Dawn00:53:42:16Jacob Bentz's message00:56:23:24Nick McMahan - Niobrara River00:57:44:12Nick McMahan's Message00:58:49:06Jan Brelih - Thunderstorm in the Himalayas01:00:34:00Christine Hass - Sonoran Desert Sunrise01:03:16:04Melissa Pons - Iberian Wolves01:04:34:01Mel Wolves01:07:17:27Félix Blume - Active Volcano01:10:41:05Gene Flipse - Humpback Virtuoso01:17:36:15Laila Fan - frogs at Menghuan01:17:43:23Veronica Cerrotta's message01:20:20:00Mélia Roger -Bubbles in a Pond01:23:41:26Ivo Vicic - Evening Calm Life of Birds in Spring01:24:33:04Rachel Butt's message01:30:36:08Martha Mutiso - Evening Chorus Amani Forest Reserve01:35:36:00Sam Lee01:45:33:15Mustard Lake - Dawn Chorus at Thol Sanctuary01:48:26:17Mat Eric Hart's message01:48:37:02Mat Eric Hart - Saikan Temple Rainfall01:53:56:00Isaac Amoasi Arkoh - Evening in Ankasa Jungle

    • 2 hr
    Autumn Night

    Autumn Night

    This recording was made at night, in a valley.



    About 400 meters away from the recorder there is a big Fig Tree. It is a very, very big tree and every time its big heavy leaves fall,  you can feel the sound they make when they touch the ground.



    The sounds of nocturnal insects create a homogeneous texture that highlights the stillness of the night.



    Silently a horse appears grazing.







    Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Verónica Cerrotta

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Incoming Tide at Gold Bluffs Beach

    Incoming Tide at Gold Bluffs Beach

    This was recorded on a cloudy evening during an incoming tide on Gold Bluffs Beach in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, part of Redwood National and State Parks, which together are designated as a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. The beach is broad with low dunes covered in tall grass, and backed by high bluffs and lush, temperate rainforest.
    A gentle breeze was blowing offshore from the dense forest atop the bluffs, across the grassy dunes, and out over the crashing waves. The steady roar of big surf breaking far out was accompanied by the crash of waves breaking on the shore, which ran up the beach and washed back down. I placed the microphone atop a grassy dune at the edge of the shore, beyond the reach of the rising tide.







    Recorded by Kelly Rafuse, in California, USA

    • 1 hr
    Pine Forest

    Pine Forest

    The sounds of a pine forest in spring in Dalarna county, Sweden. A variety of bird species sing including Common Chaffinch, Tree Pipit, Great Spotted Woodpecker & Common Wood Pigeon.



    Recorded by Marc Anderson, in Kullen, Sweden

    • 1 hr
    Falling Snowflakes

    Falling Snowflakes

    In the first weeks of 2024, finally, a real winter has arrived with beautiful snowfall and temperatures of -19°C. A day before that, I packed my gear and went to the location deep in the forests of Kočevski Rog, away from any settlements where I camped overnight. The night was dark and cold but I knew that the next morning, I would be rewarded with the first proper snowfall of the season. Capturing the sound of snowflakes is a very peculiar process one which requires some creative approach and experimenting techniques. Besides physically enduring the severe cold, positioning all the gear while trying to still stay focused on capturing the sound itself. Another thing to consider is that snow, unlike rain, is considerably less dense therefore even a gentle breeze spreads it all over, even beneath a protected enclosure or natural shelter. I placed my recording setup beneath the large pine tree, taking advantage of its large branches for some protection. To shield my setup from any snowflakes, that still found their way, I have snugly wrapped the tripod and other parts with a cozy woolen blanket. The blanket has gently protected all metallic parts from flakes landing on them and creating unwanted artificial clicks. It also provided some warmth to my beloved mics, staying in such harsh cold conditions.



    Recorded by Jan Brelih in Kočevski Rog, Slovenia

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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I love how each episode has a story behind it. It feels more “real” than just generic nature sounds.

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Escape the world, return to Earth

Every episode is an immersive and awe-inspiring experience of catharsis—an escape from the busy modern world, and a return to life on Earth.

I'm overwhelmed with appreciation for everyone involved in the process of capturing the field recordings all around the world, and then sharing them with the rest of us through Earth.fm. Thank you.

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