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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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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.

Short and sweet

By Curryaj - Aug 10 2017
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I listen every morning right after my alarm. Love the short explorations of different topics. I learn something new and it gets my brain into gear. Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
5
5
1
8

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.

Short and sweet

By Curryaj - Aug 10 2017
Read more
I listen every morning right after my alarm. Love the short explorations of different topics. I learn something new and it gets my brain into gear. Thank you!
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

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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: Meteorite Mysteries

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Meteorites can knock down an entire forest, or bounce away harmlessly.


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Aug 22 2019

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Killer Whale Calls

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Sound may play a significant role in the underwater world of the Killer Whale.

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Feb 26 2019

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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: Rodeo Bullriders

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An eight-second ride can seem like forever.

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Aug 16 2019

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: A Life-Saving Charade. 03Nov17

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To avoid predators, Piping Plovers have adopted a theatrical strategy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 03 2017

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Rank #13: 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 #14: The 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 13 2019

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Rank #15: Fermi's Paradox. 17Oct17

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Oct 17 2017

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Rank #16: Trumpeter Swans

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In this archival program, efforts to save Trumpeter Swans by redistributing them.

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Mar 01 2019

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Rank #17: Psychogeography. 02Nov17

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Studying the interactions between people and places. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Nov 02 2017

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: Red Tailed Hawks on the Move

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This month, hawks are starting their migrations south.

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Sep 27 2019

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Rank #20: Psychogeography

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The ongoing dance between people and places.

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Oct 07 2019

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It May Sound Like a Harley, But..

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The voices of mating elephant seals on Ano Nuevo island.

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Jan 17 2020

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Northern Elephant Seals Mate

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Sex, violence, and the two ton marine mammals.

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Jan 16 2020

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Talk to Your Plants

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With the help of nanotechnology, one day we all may be able to communicate with our houseplants. 

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Jan 15 2020

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Nano-Agriculture

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The future of large scale agriculture may depend upon the use of very small scale nanoparticles. 

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Jan 14 2020

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Smart Sprays

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Currently only a fraction of the nutrients and pesticides applied to crops are actually benefiting the plants.

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Jan 13 2020

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Immunizing Plants

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Scientists are finding ways to help plants absorb fertilizers and nutrients more efficiently.

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Jan 10 2020

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Hatsumode

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Hatsumode is the ritual first visit of the year to a Japanese Shinto or Buddhist temple.

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Jan 09 2020

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In the Presence of Royalty

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Haitian Vodou is a source of strength and solace to its followers, in the face of widespread poverty and despair.

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Jan 08 2020

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Dancing the Machete

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The ritual of Coupez Gateau is one of the ways the celebration of Epiphany has been incorporated into Haitian Vodou.

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Jan 07 2020

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Day of the Kings

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In Haiti, the feast of the Epiphany is celebrated in both Catholic and Vodou traditions.

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Jan 06 2020

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Food Fit For Kings

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Three Kings Day is a festival for the palate.

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Jan 03 2020

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Mums the Word

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The flamboyance of the Mummers' Parade arose from the masquerade balls of Philadelphia society.

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Jan 02 2020

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Mummers Parade - String Bands

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Revered in Philadelphia since 1902.

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Jan 01 2020

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Year End Fire Watch

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"Be careful with fire!" is the call heard throughout Tokyo neighborhoods on the last two evenings of the year.

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Dec 31 2019

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Rain - the Missing Link

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What catalyzes the production of rain?

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Dec 30 2019

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The Recipe for Rain

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Cloud water freezes at higher temperatures than pure water.

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Dec 27 2019

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To Freeze or Not to Freeze

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Rain starts with an ice crystal.

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Dec 26 2019

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Wassail

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An ancient Anglo-Saxon tradition lives on in Pennsylvania, where a group of friends celebrate this week by drinking to the health of apple trees.

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Dec 25 2019

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Christmas Bonfires on the Levee

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Along the banks of the Mississippi River, a line of Bonfires lights the way for Papa Noel.

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Dec 24 2019

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Kwanzaa - Traditions

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This week, millions of people around the world celebrate Kwanzaa, a relatively new holiday with roots in the ancient harvest festivals of Africa.

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Dec 23 2019

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iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
5
5
1
8

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.

Short and sweet

By Curryaj - Aug 10 2017
Read more
I listen every morning right after my alarm. Love the short explorations of different topics. I learn something new and it gets my brain into gear. Thank you!