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Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.

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Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.

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108 Ratings
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Wild dogs. Too much talking more time spots to listen.

By zaradog - Apr 10 2020
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Pulse of the Planet

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These are soulful stories that have a warmth and color that helps exercise a healthy imagination. Progressive thinking that most people young and old can enjoy. I have heard people say that if images are the essence of National Geographic then Pulse of the Planet has given sounds of the world a venue to represent. I may need to buy some new reference grade headphones to see how good these moments can sound.

iTunes Ratings

108 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
15
14
11
15

Wild dogs. Too much talking more time spots to listen.

By zaradog - Apr 10 2020
Read more
You zaradog

Pulse of the Planet

By Batove - Jul 17 2019
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These are soulful stories that have a warmth and color that helps exercise a healthy imagination. Progressive thinking that most people young and old can enjoy. I have heard people say that if images are the essence of National Geographic then Pulse of the Planet has given sounds of the world a venue to represent. I may need to buy some new reference grade headphones to see how good these moments can sound.
Cover image of Pulse of the Planet Podcast with Jim Metzner | Science | Nature | Environment | Technology

Pulse of the Planet Podcast with Jim Metzner | Science | Nature | Environment | Technology

Latest release on Aug 13, 2020

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Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.

Rank #1: Wild Turkeys

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It's mating season for a uniquely American bird that's been brought back from the brink of extinction.

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Mar 22 2019

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Rank #2: Kalas

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Dipping into the Doop of ancestral Sweden.

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Dec 13 2018

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Rank #3: A World-Class Gathering

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The yearly migration of Sand Hill Cranes brings half a million birds to roost in Nebraska's Platte River.

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Aug 15 2018

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Rank #4: Coolest Recycling on the Planet

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One of the biggest challenges facing Antarctic scientists.

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Oct 05 2018

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Rank #5: Stealth Nanoparticles 26Apr18

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If nanoparticles from consumer products end up in solid wastes, what effect could that have on the environment?

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Apr 26 2018

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Rank #6: Almost Human

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Our closest living relatives?

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Oct 18 2018

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Rank #7: The Chinese Bigfoot

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Legends of a Chinese Wildman go back 2500 years in eastern literature.

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Aug 27 2018

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Rank #8: Tornados - Stormy Weather

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The season to watch out for tornadoes depends on what part of the country you live in.

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Apr 11 2019

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Rank #9: Cloud Water

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A large cumulous cloud weighs about the same as a 747.

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May 25 2020

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Rank #10: Tornado - Modeling

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A tornado in a tank is providing a safe opportunity for scientists to learn more about these destructive natural phenomena.

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Apr 09 2019

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Rank #11: On the Verge of Extinction

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Why is the chimpanzee disappearing? This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.


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Oct 22 2018

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Rank #12: Warming Warning 08May18

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Everything George Woodwell spoke about three decades ago has come to pass and his advice for the future is as relevant today as when we first broadcast these programs. Part of Pulse of the Planet's 30th anniversary celebration. 

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May 08 2018

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Rank #13: Cloud Water 02May18

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A large cumulous cloud weighs about the same as a 747.

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May 02 2018

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Rank #14: A Life-Saving Charade. 03Nov17

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To avoid predators, Piping Plovers have adopted a theatrical strategy.  

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Nov 03 2017

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Rank #15: Alarm Calls. 24Nov17

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What's a bird to do when it sees a predator lurking nearby?

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Nov 24 2017

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Rank #16: Chemicals R Us

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Approximately 4000 new chemicals are registered each day.

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May 22 2020

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Rank #17: Fermi's Paradox. 17Oct17

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If they’re out there, why haven't they come here?  

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Oct 17 2017

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Rank #18: Mississippi's Sandhill Cranes

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Up close with one of the rarest bird populations in North America. 

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Apr 01 2019

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Rank #19: Psychogeography. 02Nov17

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Studying the interactions between people and places.  

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Nov 02 2017

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Rank #20: Rocksalt Everlasting

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Why is it salt turning up in streams in the summertime? 


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Feb 06 2018

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Superb Desert Dwellers

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Big Horn Sheep have adapted to withstand extreme dehydration with ease. 

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Aug 13 2020

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Probiotics for Bees

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It's difficult to produce a pesticide that doesn't have effects on beneficial microorganisms.

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Aug 12 2020

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Honeybees - It's all in the Gut

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A honeybee's best friends just might be the microbiota living in its digestive tract.

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Aug 11 2020

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Bees and Pesticides

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Scientists are trying to better understand the risks of using pesticides on bee colonies.

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Aug 10 2020

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The Ascent of a Queen

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When bees lose their queen, the hive makes a distinctive sound.

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Aug 07 2020

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Perseid Meteor Shower

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A celestial treat: the annual rain of space dust entering the Earth's atmosphere.

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Aug 06 2020

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The Importance of Being a Bee

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Honeybees play a crucial role in agriculture.

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Aug 05 2020

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Mites

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Predatory insect mites are infecting honeybee hives, but pesticides used to control the mites just might be making things worse!

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Aug 04 2020

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Inside the Hive

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With thousands of bees to feed, a hive needs a good store of honey to get through the winter.

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Aug 03 2020

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Barry Farber

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Dedicated to the memory of Barry Farber. The pioneering radio talk jock recalls an unforgettable interview with Alfred Hitchcock.

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Jul 31 2020

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Saving Organs - One Pipe at a Time

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Can chemistry keep some of the world's oldest organs from turning to dust? 

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Jul 30 2020

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Fifty Shades of Infrastructure

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It's alive!

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Jul 29 2020

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Urban Ecology

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More than half the people on the planet live in cities.

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Jul 28 2020

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Casa de la Trova

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Every day of the week, you can get a taste of Santiago Cuba's folk tradition at the Casa de la Trova

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Jul 27 2020

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Fazenda Dawn

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Headphone listening recommended - early morning at a ranch in Brazil's Pantanal region.

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Jul 24 2020

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Turtles Targeted

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Prior to Holy Week in South America, red-footed tortoises best make themselves scarce

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Jul 23 2020

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The Turtle's Dilemma

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A turtle's long life span is turning out to be a disadvantage for its survival. 

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Jul 22 2020

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Carousel Organs

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Painted ponies and pipe organ music from paper scrolls have delighted carousel enthusiasts since the 1800's. 

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Jul 21 2020

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Over the Hill Gang

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Reminiscing on the Golden Days of Boxing in San Francisco.

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Jul 20 2020

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Giglio

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A four ton 72 foot tower is carried and danced through the streets of Williamsburg Brooklyn by one hundred men.

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Jul 17 2020

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iTunes Ratings

108 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
15
14
11
15

Wild dogs. Too much talking more time spots to listen.

By zaradog - Apr 10 2020
Read more
You zaradog

Pulse of the Planet

By Batove - Jul 17 2019
Read more
These are soulful stories that have a warmth and color that helps exercise a healthy imagination. Progressive thinking that most people young and old can enjoy. I have heard people say that if images are the essence of National Geographic then Pulse of the Planet has given sounds of the world a venue to represent. I may need to buy some new reference grade headphones to see how good these moments can sound.