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New Hampshire Public Radio

A show about the natural world and how we use it. We explore science, energy, environmentalism, and reflections on how we think... more

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13 tips on how to "surthrive" this winter

Winter is coming. The team advises on living your best life.

01 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
O Possum! My Possum!

Wait… an opossum has how many vaginas?

24 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
The reality of History’s “Alone”

“If the money was right, I’d die out here for my family.”

17 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
Legends of the fall: fallout shelters, dreams of falling, and autumnal vibes

You’ll never hear the term “leaf-peeper” on this show again.

03 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Why we get scared (and why we like it)

When fear is almost fun – and when it’s only terrifying.

27 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
The curious case of the missing extinctions

If we’re in the middle of a mass extinction, shouldn’t more species be going extinct?

13 Oct 2022 · 41 minutes
The last veterinarians in town

Veterinarians and vet technicians are being forced to choose between taking care of animals and taking care of themselves.

06 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
The olive & the pine

Planting a tree often is almost a shorthand for doing a good deed. But such an act is not always... more

22 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
Why do we stare at fire and other existential questions

Of fire and ice, seagulls and dog poop.

15 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
Your Wildest Wildlife Encounters

Animal stories that will make you laugh, sweat, and want to stay on the boat.

08 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Yardwork: A bitter melon grows in Boston

For some, the Berkeley Community Garden is a multicultural oasis. To others… it’s just a pile of trash.

25 Aug 2022 · 37 minutes
Yardwork: Gardening is heavy metal

Is it safe to grow vegetables in your backyard garden?

18 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Yardwork: Lawn and Order

Americans love a lawn. But keeping the grass green comes at a cost — especially in the desert.

11 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
The most successful species on Earth?!

A debate about evolutionary “success.” Who should wear the crown of GSOAT (greatest species of all time), and are humans... more

28 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
The National Park Service

Nearly a hundred million acres of the truth about America.

21 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
The first national park

How Yellowstone came to be.

14 Jul 2022 · 41 minutes
Is climate journalism experiencing a Great Resignation?

Last summer, former Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown quit journalism to become a lobbyist for clean energy.

30 Jun 2022 · 43 minutes
Life and Death at a Human Decomposition Facility

Meet the people who study dead bodies at a human decomposition facility.

23 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
Update: Happy the Elephant is Not a Person

The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled against expanding human rights to animals.

17 Jun 2022 · 5 minutes
Six Foot Turkey: What Jurassic Park Got Wrong (And Right) About Dinosaurs

Do blockbuster movies have an obligation to accurately represent science?

09 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
Et Tu, Brute? The Case for Human Rights for Animals

A court case about a Bronx Zoo elephant could pave the way for animals to gain basic human rights.

02 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
Frog Sex, Tree Soap, and Other Signs of Spring

“Can I say that on public radio?”

26 May 2022 · 28 minutes
After the Avalanche

How do wilderness EMTs cope when a rescue goes wrong?

12 May 2022 · 32 minutes
Call of the Void

When you're standing on the edge of a cliff, have you ever felt an inexplicable urge... to jump?

28 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
The So-Called Mystery of Rapa Nui (AKA Easter Island)

Three hundred years ago this Easter, Europeans landed on what they called “Easter Island.” Countless stories have been told of... more

14 Apr 2022 · 51 minutes
How to Build a Solar-Powered Website

What if the internet was only available 95% of the time?

07 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes

Could genetic modification change conservation as we know it?

31 Mar 2022 · 24 minutes
Outside/Inbox: You Can't Get Further Outdoors than Space

Boldly trying to answer listener questions no podcast has answered before (maybe).

24 Mar 2022 · 30 minutes
Holy Scat! Why Antlers Are Freaking Amazing

Whether you grow them, collect them, or grind them up and swallow them, antlers are one of the most astonishing... more

10 Mar 2022 · 35 minutes
The Immigrant Apple and The Hard Cider Comeback

What if apples have more in common with American immigrants than they do colonial heritage?

24 Feb 2022 · 31 minutes
What the Tofurkey is Going On with Fake Meat?

There's a new burger in town.

17 Feb 2022 · 54 minutes
Even Hikers Get The Blues

Why do so many people report feeling depressed after hiking the Appalachian Trail?

10 Feb 2022 · 35 minutes
Dispatches from the New American Shore

The search for new language to imagine our climate future.

27 Jan 2022 · 40 minutes
The “Do-Nothing” Farmer: Part II, The Mountain

“No, there is nothing special about me. But what I have glimpsed is vastly important.”

13 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
The “Do-Nothing” Farmer: Part I, The Revolution

Could a farming manual change the world?

13 Jan 2022 · 29 minutes
It Was the Ladies Who Hugged the Trees

On May 21, 2021, an influential environmental activist died of Covid-19 and you probably didn’t hear about it. Sunderlal Bahuguna’s... more

06 Jan 2022 · 16 minutes
Sheep + Solar, A Love Story

Maybe the most adorable climate solution ever.

30 Dec 2021 · 31 minutes
How to Embrace Winter (like Norwegians do)!

Winter is an endurance sport. Pack a puzzle.

16 Dec 2021 · 40 minutes
Outside/Inbox: Do Bears Hoot?

We’ve got answers to your burning questions, and even settle a family debate that’s been smoldering for generations.

02 Dec 2021 · 27 minutes
A Vegetarian Turned Deer Hunter in Deutschland

A vegetarian-turned-hunter brings two podcast hosts into a forest in Germany.

18 Nov 2021 · 40 minutes
Even Hikers Get The Blues

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Why do so many people report feeling depressed after hiking the Appalachian Trail?