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Bernd Heinrich: Renowned Naturalist, Writer and Marathon Runner Discusses His New Book about Running, Aging & Living Life Fully

Maine Calling

Renowned naturalist, writer and marathon runner Bernd Heinrich discusses his new book about running, aging and living life fully.

52mins

3 Sep 2021

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Episode #58: Bernd Heinrich on 'Racing The Clock' & his running life

We Run This

Running is often thought of as a young person’s sport, but at the age of 39 Bernd Heinrich won his first marathon, as a complete unknown.   It was only the third marathon he had ever run and his first in five years.  Since then, the now 81-year-old has done everything from holding American records in four different distances – and the world records for those same distances in the masters category – at age 45, to outrunning a spitting cobra on the African plains.  Bernd joined the show to talk about running and his new book - Racing The Clock - an in-depth look at running, aging, and the body, exploring the unresolved relationship between metabolism, diet, exercise, and age.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/werunthis/support

42mins

11 Aug 2021

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Bernd Heinrich on his 'unusual' life as a runner and biologist in Maine

PBS NewsHour - Science

A new book out Tuesday, "Racing the Clock: Running Across a Lifetime," explores a life of scientific research and discovery in nature, and some extraordinary feats of the human body. And the author himself, Bernd Heinrich, is the subject of both. Jeffrey Brown went deep into the woods of Maine for our story. It's part of our arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

6mins

6 Jul 2021

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Bernd Heinrich on his 'unusual' life as a runner and biologist in Maine

PBS NewsHour - Art Beat

A new book out Tuesday, "Racing the Clock: Running Across a Lifetime," explores a life of scientific research and discovery in nature, and some extraordinary feats of the human body. And the author himself, Bernd Heinrich, is the subject of both. Jeffrey Brown went deep into the woods of Maine for our story. It's part of our arts and culture series, CANVAS. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

6mins

6 Jul 2021

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BCR 192: Bernd Heinrich, White Feathers

BirdCallsRadio

Bernd Heinrich, the author of the newly anticipated book, White Feathers, The Nesting Lives of Tree Swallows sits down with Mardi Dickinson for this exclusive publication date talk on all things Tree Swallows.

41mins

18 Feb 2020

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35: Bernd Heinrich – Naturalist Ultrarunner

Ultrarunning History

By Davy Crockett During the first half of the 1980s, Bernd Heinrich, of Vermont, was the fastest ultrarunner in America. Today, few know of him and his amazing running records and accomplishments. Heinrich is the birdman and beeman of ultrarunning. He also was unique from most other ultrarunners in that rather than competing in many races, he was very selective in his race choices. When he ran, he had specific goals to win or set records, with laser focused training for these few specific events. Using this approach, he was able to win and set several American records.Heinrich appeared suddenly on the ultrarunning scene, setting a record in his very first ultra, and he quickly rose to the top of the sport. He was named “Ultrarunner of the Year” three of the first four years of Ultrarunning Magazine. He had a quiet nature and never sought for the running spotlight, but eventually was one of the few to be inducted in the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame.As a boy, Heinrich grew up living deep in a forest in war-torn Germany. In his life priorities, running was secondary to his true love, observing, researching, teaching and writing about nature. During his intense running years, he was able to find a balance to become a world-renowned expert in his professional naturalist career. Ultrarunning historian, Nick Marshall wrote about Heinrich in 1984, “Often runners don’t know much about the backgrounds of individuals whose athletic accomplishments may be very familiar to them, so it is quite nice to see one of our sport’s star gain recognition as a successful pioneer in a totally unrelated field.”Childhood in GermanyForest in The HahnheideBernd Heinrich was born in Poland in 1940. Near the end of World War II, he and his family fled their large farm near Gdansk to escape advancing Russian troops in 1944, and crossed what would be the future boarder for East Germany. Henrich recalled, “The times were not easy. The biggest problem was filling our bellies. Papa decided that the best chance of finding food would be in the forest. We came across a large reserve called “the Hahnheide,” and within it a small empty hut used before the war by a nature club from Hamburg. The forester in charge gave us permission to move in. We lived deep in the forest for five years. We had no work and hardly ever any money.” They survived by foraging for nuts, berries, mushrooms, and hunting small rodents and ducks. This experience began his love for nature and was, “a rare mix of survival and enchantment.”Mushrooms in The HahnheideHeinrich recalled, “We were totally immersed in nature. Like most animals, our major concern was finding food. I didn’t like picking berries because I had to move so slowly, from bush to bush. I much preferred picking mushrooms when I could run at will through the damp forest, feeling the soft green moss under my bare feet.” Young Heinrich collected beetles and birds’ eggs for his family’s food supply. He became obsessed with the creatures around him. “I had no playmates and never owned a toy. Yet I didn’t feel deprived. Who needs toys after having seen caterpillars from up close and knowing they can turn into moths?”Heinrich became fascinated with bugs and insects. When he was nine, he drew a birthday card for his father and on the back he wrote that he had collected 447 beetles of 135 species. “I loved spending all day in the woods, and I dreaded the idea of growing up and having to work all day.”He said that he discovered “the joy of running after tiger beetles through warm sand on bare, tough-soled feet.” He said, “When I was a child my family called me Wiesel (Weasel) because I was always running through the forest. A lot of people might think of it as a deprived childhood. I feel just the opposite. I see people in the suburbs as very deprived. They don’t get to touch nature.”The Heinrich family on immigration records coming by the ship Batory in 1951 to New York City.

33mins

20 Sep 2019

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Episode 12 Dr. Bernd Heinrich Interview

The ReasonRx Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Bernd Heinrich -- world-renowned biologist and world-class marathoner -- joins Melanie and Michael for a discussion of biology and how to incorporate it in parenting, education, and life. We pick up the pace and depth in the last half hour or so!We discuss:-animals, plants, wildlife, and nature we three have seen this morning-what people can do scientifically while camping or in nature-how to logically structure science courses and curriculm-the difference/similarities between a biologist and a naturalistTo support the show and help us grow our audience -- so we have more of an impact on education and the culture -- please help us with a donation:1. https://www.patreon.com/reasonrxpodcast 2. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SP6QPQKJU4XSS&source=url Also, please consider liking us on your podcast app, and leaving a rational review.Articles, interviews, podcasts, and YouTube videos about Dr. Heinrich: 1. Bernd Heinrich bio on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernd_Heinrich2. A guide to all his books: http://www.thenaturalistsnotebook.com/books-by-bernd3. His academic career: https://www.uvm.edu/cas/biology/profiles/bernd-heinrich3. "Seeking the Lost Art of Growing Old with Intention” (Outside, Dec 15, 2017 ) by Bill Donahue: https://www.outsideonline.com/2267886/last-naturalist4. "Road Runner: Animals inspire ultramarathoner Bernd Heinrich to go the distance” (Seven Days, January 16, 2002) by Paula Routly: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/road-runner-animals-inspire-ultramarathoner-bernd-heinrich-to-go-the-distance/Content?oid=25648945. “Scientist at Work: Bernd Heinrich, Sings of Survival in a Frozen Forest” (New York Times, January 7, 2003) by James Gormanjan: https://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/07/science/scientist-at-work-bernd-heinrich-signs-of-survival-in-a-frozen-forest.html6. "From Twigs to Ravens, Nothing Escapes the Notice of Bernd Heinrich” (Smithsonian Magazine, November 1, 1997) by Richard Wolkomir: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/from-twigs-to-ravens-nothing-escapes-the-notice-of-bernd-heinrich-53104160/7. "Bernd Heinrich: Bumble Bees, Ravens, and the Boston Marathon" by Marlin E. Rice (American Entomologist, Volume 62, Issue 3, Fall 2016, Pages 143–151, https://doi.org/10.1093/ae/tmw056 Published: 08 August 2016): https://academic.oup.com/ae/article/62/3/143/17104588. Podcasts and interviews:a. https://birdcallsradio.com/bcr-137-bernd-heinrich-preeminent-naturalist-author-and-scientist/b. https://awaytogarden.com/homing-instinct-bernd-heinrich/c. http://mtnmeister.com/meister/bernd-heinrich/d. http://radioopensource.org/bernd-heinrich-and-our-journey-from-life-to-life/e. https://www.nhpr.org/post/dr-bernd-heinrich-nature-panacea-our-problems#stream/0f. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1177500g. https://archive.org/details/RadioOpenSourceWithChristopherLydonAnInterviewWithNaturalistBerndh. https://www.wicn.org/podcasts/audio/bernd-heinrich-life-everlasting9. Dr. Heirich YouTube videos;a. “Why We Run” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn6k3gXCszEb. "Bernd Heinrich’s Forest:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlQLIuZ9kKQc. “E.O. Wilson: Bernd Heinrich: Athlete and biologist” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iioPDSaD82I10. Some of Dr. Heinrich's research papers:a. "Testing Problem Solving in Ravens: String-Pulling to Reach Food:” https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/1146/006bbd089617660d14189ed659ae94074fd4.pdf b. “Thermoregulation by Winter-flying Endothermic Moths:” https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3423/af0fd1f27c98ac0e0944856859b846f736d6.pdfc. More: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C44&q=bernd+heinrich&btnG=11. Dr. Heinrich is in the top ten for the 100-mlle, 100-km, and 50-mile races (American): https://ultrarunning.com/featured/ultrarunning-magazine-all-time-lists/12, American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame: http://www.americanultra.org/halloffame.html#BerndExternal links:1. Camp Menogyn: https://www.ymcamn.org/camps/camp_menogyn2. Enchanted Rocka. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rockb. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enchanted_Rock3. The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception by JJ Gibson: https://www.amazon.com/Ecological-Approach-Perception-Psychology-Routledge/dp/18487257874. JJ Gibson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_J._Gibson5. Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Run-Natural-History/dp/00609587076. The Barefoot Book by L. Daniel Howell: https://www.amazon.com/Barefoot-Book-Great-Reasons-Shoes/dp/1630266639/7. The Harvard Barefoot Lab: http://barefootrunning.fas.harvard.edu8. Alan Savory, barefoot, tracking: https://thefern.org/2015/11/allan-savory-and-the-science-of-tracking/9. Zola Budd, barefoot Olympic runner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zola_Budd10. Abebe Bikila, barefoot Olympic runner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abebe_Bikila11. Michael's "Measure Every Step" YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOtzlxPzNwE12. Michael walk, jog, run, in slow-motion and real-time: https://youtu.be/UIopbXXyZYQ13. The Montessori Method by Dr. Maria Montessori: https://www.amazon.com/Montessori-Method-Maria/dp/0805209220/14. From: https://aldenmontessori.hubbli.com/montessori-method/a. "A Montessori teacher or guide observes each child like a scientist, providing every child with an individual program for learning. Phoebe Child (Head of the Montessori Trust in London) said 'we must be prepared to wait patiently like a servant, to watch carefully like a scientist, and to understand through love and wonder like a saint.' ”b. "The Montessori Method of education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. It is a philosophy that recognizes the uniqueness of each child, and respects their interests and natural growth. Dr. Montessori believed in the worthiness, value, and importance of children. Her method does not compare a child to norms or standards as in a traditional educational system, but rather understands that each child must develop at his or her own pace. Children are unique individuals who are not likely to master the exact same concepts or have the same interests at the same time"15. iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/a. iPhone app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028?mt=8b. Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.android&hl=en_USSee also:1. The Nature Fix by Florence Williams: https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Fix-Happier-Healthier-Creative/dp/0393355578/2. Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Child-Woods-Children-Nature-Deficit/dp/156512605X/3. The biophilia hypothesis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biophilia_hypothesis4. Biophilia by E.O. Wilson: https://www.amazon.com/Biophilia-Edward-Wilson/dp/06740744245. The Biophilia Effect by Clemens Arvay: https://www.amazon.com/Biophilia-Effect-Scientific-Spiritual-Exploration/dp/168364042X/Image courtesy of Dr. Bernd Heinrich.

1hr 40mins

8 May 2019

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Episode 10 Dr. Bernd Heinrich Interview

The ReasonRx Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Bernd Heinrich -- world-renowned biologist and top ultra marathoner -- joins Melanie and Michael for a discussion of nature, biology, the nature of science, how education should be, his journey through life, and more. Sorry the sound quality was not good sometimes; our Internet connection was sometimes not the best. In this episode, we discuss:-Dr. Heinrich's background-early influences on him-how he got interested in biology-some of the research he has done-the human need to be in and be involved in nature-the importance of biology-how to get yourself or your children interested in biology-problems with our current American culture and educational system-how we can improve our culture and educational systemTo support the show and help us grow our audience -- so we have more of an impact on education and the culture -- please help us with a donation:1. https://www.patreon.com/reasonrxpodcast 2. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SP6QPQKJU4XSS&source=url Also, please consider liking us on your podcast app, and leaving a rational review.And if you find an episode valuable, please share it with parents, teachers, school personnel, friends, and family. Help spread the word, help spread rational ideas for better living. Articles, interviews, podcasts, and YouTube videos about Dr. Heinrich: 1. Bernd Heinrich bio on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernd_Heinrich2. A guide to all his books: http://www.thenaturalistsnotebook.com/books-by-bernd3. His academic career: https://www.uvm.edu/cas/biology/profiles/bernd-heinrich3. "Seeking the Lost Art of Growing Old with Intention” (Outside, Dec 15, 2017 ) by Bill Donahue: https://www.outsideonline.com/2267886/last-naturalist4. "Road Runner: Animals inspire ultramarathoner Bernd Heinrich to go the distance” (Seven Days, January 16, 2002) by Paula Routly: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/road-runner-animals-inspire-ultramarathoner-bernd-heinrich-to-go-the-distance/Content?oid=25648945. “Scientist at Work: Bernd Heinrich, Sings of Survival in a Frozen Forest” (New York Times, January 7, 2003) by James Gormanjan: https://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/07/science/scientist-at-work-bernd-heinrich-signs-of-survival-in-a-frozen-forest.html6. "From Twigs to Ravens, Nothing Escapes the Notice of Bernd Heinrich” (Smithsonian Magazine, November 1, 1997) by Richard Wolkomir: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/from-twigs-to-ravens-nothing-escapes-the-notice-of-bernd-heinrich-53104160/7. "Bernd Heinrich: Bumble Bees, Ravens, and the Boston Marathon" by Marlin E. Rice (American Entomologist, Volume 62, Issue 3, Fall 2016, Pages 143–151, https://doi.org/10.1093/ae/tmw056 Published: 08 August 2016): https://academic.oup.com/ae/article/62/3/143/17104588. Podcasts and interviews:a. https://birdcallsradio.com/bcr-137-bernd-heinrich-preeminent-naturalist-author-and-scientist/b. https://awaytogarden.com/homing-instinct-bernd-heinrich/c. http://mtnmeister.com/meister/bernd-heinrich/d. http://radioopensource.org/bernd-heinrich-and-our-journey-from-life-to-life/e. https://www.nhpr.org/post/dr-bernd-heinrich-nature-panacea-our-problems#stream/0f. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1177500g. https://archive.org/details/RadioOpenSourceWithChristopherLydonAnInterviewWithNaturalistBerndh. https://www.wicn.org/podcasts/audio/bernd-heinrich-life-everlasting9. Dr. Heirich YouTube videos;a. “Why We Run” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn6k3gXCszEb. "Bernd Heinrich’s Forest:” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlQLIuZ9kKQc. “E.O. Wilson: Bernd Heinrich: Athlete and biologist” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iioPDSaD82I10. Some of Dr. Heinrich's research papers:a. "Testing Problem Solving in Ravens: String-Pulling to Reach Food:” https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/1146/006bbd089617660d14189ed659ae94074fd4.pdf b. “Thermoregulation by Winter-flying Endothermic Moths:” https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3423/af0fd1f27c98ac0e0944856859b846f736d6.pdfc. More: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C44&q=bernd+heinrich&btnG=11. Dr. Heinrich is in the top ten for the 100-mlle, 100-km, and 50-mile races (American): https://ultrarunning.com/featured/ultrarunning-magazine-all-time-lists/12, American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame: http://www.americanultra.org/halloffame.html#BerndExternal links:1. The biophilia hypothesis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biophilia_hypothesis2. Biophilia by E.O. Wilson: https://www.amazon.com/Biophilia-Edward-Wilson/dp/06740744243. The Biophilia Effect by Clemens Arvay: https://www.amazon.com/Biophilia-Effect-Scientific-Spiritual-Exploration/dp/168364042X/4. The Nature Fix by Florence Williams: https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Fix-Happier-Healthier-Creative/dp/0393355578/5. Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Child-Woods-Children-Nature-Deficit/dp/156512605X/6. The Montessori Method by Dr. Maria Montessori: https://www.amazon.com/Montessori-Method-Maria/dp/0805209220/7. Kim Cabrera's animal tracking website: https://www.bear-tracker.com8. Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen's foraging website: https://www.foragingtexas.com9. "Tracking Science: The Origin of Scientific Thinking in Our Paleolithic Ancestors" (article) by Louis Liebenberg: https://cybertrackerblog.org/2014/06/11/tracking-science-the-origin-of-scientific-thinking-in-our-paleolithic-ancestors/10. "The Art of Tracking: The Origin of Science" (book) by Louis Liebenberg: https://www.cybertracker.org/downloads/tracking/The-Art-of-Tracking-The-Origin-of-Science-Louis-Liebenberg.pdfImage courtesy of Dr. Bernd Heinrich.

1hr 2mins

1 May 2019

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BCR 137: Bernd Heinrich, Preeminent Naturalist, Author and Scientist

BirdCallsRadio

Bernd Heinrich, A Naturalist, Biologist and Writer Joins BCR host Mardi Dickinson to talk about his lastest book "A Naturalist at Large" and the back-story about the early influences on his interest in science and natural history.

31mins

28 Aug 2018

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A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – May 19, 2014 – Bernd Heinrich on the Homing Instinct

MARGARET ROACH A WAY TO GARDEN

Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is the biology in humans that explains this deep-in-the-bones pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing? Heinrich explores the fascinating science chipping away at the mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures, from fish to insects to amphibians, to pinpoint their home if they are displaced from it; and how the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances. 

24mins

14 Feb 2018

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